Tuesday, July 05, 2011

CCXXXII - The Morning Light

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Magpie Tales had the above photo as a prompt.
I felt it deserved a rondeau.


The Morning Light

The morning light, like liquid gold,
Runs down the valley, to enfold
The field and farms and those within;
As thick as treacle, sweet as sin.
The sleepers wake and loath unfold,
To stretch and slow release their hold
Of night time lovers, young and old,
And rise, as dreaming, to step in
The morning light.

With inner warmth against the cold
They know how nature’s joy is told
The love of life is in their skin
A day must end and then begin
To greet once more thus behold
The morning light.

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© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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19 comments:

  1. "As thick as treacle, sweet as sin." What a lovely line.

    How can you write with such parameters? I'm jealous!

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  2. Wonderful poem, you are so clever!
    Now I am looking forward to bathing in the gold of the morning light! :)

    xoxoxo ♡

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  3. nicely written. i like it's cadence. adore the imagery. i was there in the story!

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  4. J Cosmo,
    I am very impressed. You are a man of many talents.

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  5. Beautiful write The words flow so perfectly!

    Motivational Poems

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  6. This is a treat. I must try my hand at one of these. So well done.

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  7. Very lyrical..felt transported to that field..the morning sunshine can fill you up..charge up what's inside..beautiful piece..Jae

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  8. The intensity and richness of the words fitted the painting perfectly!

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  9. I agree with Sioux that was my favorite line too. Stunning imagery and super smooth flow

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  10. Cosmo, this was gorgeous. The best line for me: "As thick s treacle, sweet as sin." Love those similes. Having never mastered many forms, I am intrigued by the rondeau. Must get my chops going on forms, I think, because results like this are truly inspiring. Thanks, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/id-say-yes-song-lyrics/

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  11. Gorgeous words and image.

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  12. Your lovely words match the beauty of the wheat field sunrise so well.

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  13. I love how you captured the cycle of life.

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  14. Excellent. It did deserve a rich, glorious rondeau.

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  15. Wonderfully done ... and fits the art beautifully.

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  16. "as thick as treacle..."

    Rich work here and you have certainly honored the photo well.

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