At five o’clock a patch of sky unfolds its hues
like Italian paper, marbled mauves and blues.
Untangling on the horizon, the new dawn breaks
and, by sunrise, the wrinkled ocean wakes,
stifles a yawn, wraps the beach in waves and sky:
Nature’s azure gift and early morning surprise.
Kim M. Russell, 8th May 2019
My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Gift(s)
Sumana is our host with a prompt about gifts and she has provided excellent inspiration with quotations from Robert Louis Stevenson and Albert Camus, as well as poems by Robert Frost, Rabindranath Tagore and Amy Lowell. I have rewritten a poem I originally wrote and posted on 24th April 2018.