Startling sunrise

This blazing sunrise startled me with its beauty one cold morning last week. It brings to mind the lovely words of Mary Oliver, who I’ve just heard has died today:

… and I thought
how the sun

blazes
for everyone just
so joyfully
as it rises

under the lashes
of my own eyes, and I thought
I am so many!
What is my name?

What is the name
of the deep breath I would take
over and over
for all of us? Call it

whatever you want, it is
happiness, it is another one
of the ways to enter
fire.

For more poetic skies, please visit: Skywatch.

53 thoughts on “Startling sunrise

  1. Such a beautiful tribute, Fiona! Your stunning capture goes so perfectly perfect with Mary Oliver’s words.

    The color in your photograph is glorious!

    Have a lovely weekend, my friend! 🙂

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  2. Great shot, and you know Mary Oliver, I had never heard of her until she died and so many of my fb friends and blog acquaintances were big fans. I’ve been reading some of her stuff and it is really good. I’m off to a bookstore with my son this afternoon with the intention of buying a book of hers.

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  3. Striking sunrise photo and the poem is lovely. 🙂 Sad that Mary Oliver has died, but her writing lives on! Thanks for visiting The Doglady’s Den. Always happy to make a new blogging connection. Have a good week!

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  4. So lovely. I actually came from Our World to say thank you for the Mary Oliver tribute that you put up there and realized that I’d somehow missed this post. . My favorite poet — she lived her one wild and crazy life to the fullest and left us much. .

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