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Volume 18, Number 101, February/March 2015
by John F. Cameron
A splendid start to a day
Is to behold a sunrise
Slowly the bright orb appears
Radiant in golden colour.
We cannot feel the warmth just yet
Black shadows are just starting
Clouds are rimmed with orange-gold
Clouds and sun move silently.
This scene sometimes lasts for hours.
The sky is blessed by this pair.
Shadows appear, warmth is felt.
Another day has started.
At noon, the sun is by itself.
The clouds continue drifting.
Shadows reach their smallest size
then they start to grow again.
Blazing sun arcs across the sky
Giving life to many things
Everything continues growth
But we can’t control our sun.
Heavy rain is part of life
Lightning, storms, fog, ice, and snow
Each one plays a vital role
Though we may not understand
Daylight fades, the sun goes down
Drowned in a vivid sunset
Reds, pinks, greys and streaks of blue
Are the swan song of Nature