Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern


Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration.

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Title of the Book … Big book of verse for Aussie kids

Page 29 …The Australian sunrise…

 

Sunrise 

 

My Dear Amy,

 

Thank you for such an interesting update, and yes I have been writing quite a bit of late. Your letter has given me such vivid mental images of a crystalline world, as the sun rises over a snow covered wonderland. I can almost hear the delightful laughter of the children sled boarding or skating on the frozen duck pond.

I who have always thought of myself as being created from a spare sunbeam, shudder at the thought of the biting cold that must surround you as you venture outdoors. While living on a farm in the Australian country, snowfalls are something we see on television; ice is taken from a freezer to cool our drinks.

Nature’s most beautiful display for me are the sunrises I witness repeatedly. As you are aware I am a poet first and foremost, to do the vision any justice I’m compelled to put it in my preferred poetic format

 Dawn

 The fiery flame of dawn

streaks of gold across the sky

an artist canvas-a new day is born

Sparkling dew glistening on the lawn

chattering and twittering amid a crows mournful cry

the fiery flame of dawn

Milky strands disperse all the stars withdrawn

beauty that money cannot buy

an artist canvas-a new day is born

A feathered choir melodies old and warn

float on gentle breeze along with butterfly

the fiery flame of dawn

Sole rising over distant hill to ripen wheat and corn

sunbeams seeking out darkness with a prying eye

an artist canvas-a new day is born

Heading for the dam a mob of sheep newly shorn

an attempt to beat the heat as daybreak is nigh

the fiery flame of dawn

an artist canvas-a new day is born

Until next time Amy

Your Aussie friend

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