poetry from South Africa ~ Marion Friedenthal

Dawn

beyond white
tinged with grey and pink
rain-washed blue
peeks through

fresh breeze dawn
punctuated by
sporadic bird calls

unwelcome sound
of city traffic
flips my mind

back
back
to a time

of innocence
when chirruping hosts
nested in
bluegums
wattles
acacias

fleeting silence
between darkness
and dawn
alive with joy

tranquil past
rarely revisited

pain of
going there
runs too deep

awakens
longing

feeds
regret

~
Marion lives in Johannesburg, Gauteng with her husband.
You can find Marion’s work at Bleeding Moon Poetry. ~

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