Prayer At Dawn

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #208

 tilt, astray, breeze, awake, bruising, hamper,
instinct, cracks, spirit, staggered, smiled, angle

Poets United: Poetry Pantry #261

prayer at dawn

Prayer At Dawn

Each sunrise awakens
new awareness.
Thoughts once gone astray,
tilted at hampering angles,
no longer stagger in misdirection.

She finds the cooling breeze
that slowly heals bruised cracks
in her once wounded psyche.
Refreshed, she instinctively smiles
at this restoration of no longer weary spirit.

Elizabeth Crawford  7/19/15

Notes: The image is a digital painting that came out of playing with colors, and was done a couple of years ago. The words in the list brought the image to mind and the poem fell into place with a minimum of help from me. I gave it the same title as the image.


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19 Responses to Prayer At Dawn

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    prayer does restore the light…love that picture….


  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Gorgeous picture! The breeze is often a soothing reminder- all that begins well ends well. Each sunrise brings a new hope and a new beginning.. urging us gently to move on.. giving us strength. Beautifully penned 🙂


  3. Misky says:

    I love your artwork, and the poem is lovely, too, Elizabeth.


  4. Vinay Leo R. says:

    A prayer at dawn waiting for a new day. 🙂 Loved it.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason


  5. Jae Rose says:

    Prayers at dawn are perhaps the most honest… therefore maybe the most effortless…perhaps it is our unconscious mind in control…slightly drowsy to the awake mind which can stop those smiles and accomplishments and bring us down so readily and quickly..may there be many dawn prayers


  6. Mary says:

    Mornings are wonderful, aren’t they? They refresh us and restore us and strengthen us! I love mornings, thinking of the possibilities ahead, and that first cup of coffee.


  7. Sabra Bowers says:

    Like the art…painting and poem. Also like the cooling breeze of morning.


  8. Abin says:

    the healing power of nature seems to be recurrent theme this week.yours is a lovely take on this theme as well.brings a whiff of morning freshness.


  9. Sherry Marr says:

    What a beautiful and serene image……….and a lovely poem….I can feel the rising spirit, see the smile……look at you, writing a new poem on your new computer at your new desk in your new home. WOW!


  10. Jamztoma says:

    don’t you just love the way your brain works when you wake up in the mornings? all the dirt and scum of yesterday have vanished leaving in their place renewal and wellness. I’ve too felt this very often. good stuff!


  11. totomai says:

    That’s an inspiring and hopeful post, Elizabeth.

    I liked her renewed confidence – must be the power of prayers


  12. A beautiful prayer of hope with this amazing image!


  13. oldegg says:

    Sunrise is such a tonic each morning…a new day… a new you…a new adventure.


  14. Lovely composition with the words – tight and satisfying.


  15. annell4 says:

    Yes, beginning (again) and renewal are reasons for early morning prayer. Love it!


  16. glmeisner says:

    Great poem it really dies express healing.


  17. Lily Lau says:

    It’s wonderful, Elizabeth… 🙂


  18. All been said… wonderful and beautiful piece.


  19. Pamela says:

    Hi Elizabeth. I really like where the words took you. Sorry for the late visit. I’ve been in a mood/ a funk or whatever it’s called. I hope all is well with you.



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