Walk at Sunrise

Walk at Sunrise
Walk at Sunrise

Walk at Sunrise

1.  DARK

assessment of need

points directly at morning

walk before the bright sunrise

starts in the darkness

observe the world catching light

outline of shapes taking flight


bundle up to fight a frost

that still bites upon your nose

just walk into cold and dark

forward without light

follow a familiar path

visited during the day


before long grey swoops down

cold breath creates its own clouds

grey feet upon grey sidewalk

fences without color

a colorless middle ground

seems wise to just keep moving


do you remember

which color you may of seen first

was it a baby blue bird

feeder in a yard

or a bright yellow

canary like sun catcher


2.  GREY

a moment grey leaves

was there a turn of a page

a certain number of steps

when second hands move

grey that bends this morning world

simply gives in to color


the cold still holds sway

as world takes on a crispness

a cold cucumber of place

each step is a snap

a crack in still level ice

where dark is lost to the light



all this evaluation

the work within the saunter

morning sets you free

opportunities of day

opening to a good book


this light penetrates

every time you close your eyes

slowly memory changes

from frigid to hope

colorless before colorful

a reason for horizons



suddenly color

with all shades advances

all dark and grey forgotten

a days length of green

from baby to deep blue skies

so much the eye overwhelmed


frozen mind sees red

homemade ceramic toadstools

in contrast to the brown grass

covered in dew

spherical light gatherer

share spectrum this cold morning


morning memory

kept within these colored files

heavy makeup of a clown

or the more subtle

tip of a stalk of brown grain

mountains are many palettes



pull new brushes from package

try to recreate sunrise

the rest of the day

canvases recently stretched

awaiting gesso and home


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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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