By the tender mercies of our God, by which the Dawn will come to us from heaven, to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.
~Luke 1:78-79

A new day beckons hearts awake to sing,
As jeweled dew drops freshen every blade,
A flash of flicker-flight on morning wing,
Through Hemlock boughs renews the forest glade.

Eternity arises with the dawn,
In misty shrouded forests by the sea,
The sword fern camouflage the sleeping fawn,
Beneath the soaring Cedar canopy.

Awake my soul, your morning anthem raise,
To join the Varied Thrush in Matin’s cry,
Leap up my soul, your Recreator praise,
In silent wonder seek him eye to eye.

The darkness fades, behold the new day breaks,
As all creation in Christ’s light awakes.

1 thought on “SONNET FOR THE DAWN”

  1. Small Suggestion.

    The yellow type on the blue background looks good on the site but when I get it on a feedreader, it comes in on a white background and is hard to read. Perhaps a darker shade for the type?

    Don’t mean to be picky.

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