Friday, January 13, 2017

Sunrise Emblazons--By Diane Webster--United States

Sunrise Emblazons

I pause in the reflection of the sunrise
emblazoned across swirly cloud tails
left behind by hulking masses made
lighter by golden red colors sloshed
upon the once-grey pre-dawn backdrop
soon to drown in morning ascent
while pickups, cars, SUVs roll
through the four-way-stop intersection
probably unseeing of the spectacular
unless I am the spectacle standing
on the sidewalk in six-degree weather
like a scarecrow gazing at its winter field.

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado.  She enjoys drives in the mountains to view all the wildlife and scenery and takes amateur photographs.  Writing poetry provides a creative outlet exciting in images and phrases Diane thrives in.  Her work has appeared in The Hurricane Review, Eunoia Review, Illya's Honey, and other literary magazines.


  1. Dear Diane,
    Thank you for this sunrise poem. I envision a painter before her canvas painting what everyone else is missing! I especially like the simile you employ at the end.

  2. Beautiful imagery, Diane! It is a pity that such beauty is lost on those who only have eyes for less appealing things. Regards // paul

  3. nice, Diane, good to hear your poetic voice. . .

  4. Diane,
    From the opening to the end, "Sunrise Emblazons" is wonderfully-written and enjoyable. I especially love the last line of, "like a scarecrow gazing at its winter field." Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Right on Diane "Sunrise Emblazons" teaches how to observe
    the truth, in what one should see, instead of needing
    Emergency. I enjoyed all the exacting details.