The sky, black as ink, silver dots,
Impenetrable darkness it seems.
But fading now to a deep velvet blue,
and the stars fade away like my dreams.
A thin pale line, growing brighter,
The horizon with thin orange hue,
The blue of the sky ever lighter,
and the world starts to come into view.
A brand new day is awakening,
The shadows are long on the ground,
The still leafless trees thick with rime
and the frost covered fields all around.
A bright yellow orb slowly rising,
The Sun shows her face o’er the hills
Spreading her warmth on the landscape
And chasing away night-time chills.
The frost all around is receding,
The white fields turn back to green,
The coldest heart fills with warmth,
A more beautiful sight I’ve not seen.
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