At the Break of Dawn

July 2, 2020

At the Break of Dawn

Mild yellow rays
When filter through the curtains
Crystal white drizzling rain
Like pearls, when roll down the lane
When song of sweet linnets I hear
By my window pane
I already know
That it’s morning again

Chlorophylled leaves that
Bathe in the morning sunlight
Besieged by the mist and frost
Oh! In the beauty of nature
I find myself lost

An old lady, out in her garden
Stretches her hand
Towards a bunch of ixora
As an offering to the one above
Wanting the choiciest blessings
he would show

The cool breeze that passes by the willows
The ducks and swans it wakes
Just when white and rubious lotuses
Bloom like goddesses in the lakes
All such miraculous wonders occur
Just when dawn breaks


By Pearl Andrea D’Souza
Pearl Andrea D'Souza is studying in class 9 at Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar. Writing, singing, cycling, playing musical instruments like keyboard and guitar are some of her hobbies. She has won many prizes in various literary and cultural competitions.
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Comment on this article

  • Sr. Judy Lewis UFS, Thottam/Udupi

    Sun, Jul 05 2020

    Congratulations to the budding Poet. May your talent disseminate to all the corners of the world and win laurels to your family and school

  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jul 05 2020

    O dear PearlAndrea,sweet poem makes one dream .A upcoming Poet I am sure.Keep up ,All the best.God bless you.

  • Kjell Jørgensen, Norway

    Fri, Jul 03 2020

    Keep up the good work! Your skill in writing is impressive.

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 03 2020

    Pearl Andrea D'Souza
    You are inspired by beautiful 'Namma Mangaluru' ...

  • Asha, Hosabettu

    Fri, Jul 03 2020

    Very Nice poem Pearl. Keep up the good work. God bless.

  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2020

    Very nice! Poem. Keep it up!

    I remembered following beautiful hymn

    Morning has broken like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
    Praise for the singing
    Praise for the morning
    Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

    Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dew fall on the first grass
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

    Mine is the sunlight
    Mine is the morning
    Born of the One Light Eden saw play
    Praise with elation, praise every morning
    God's recreation of the new day

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