Sunrise

Sunrise, M. Mair, original painting

Sunrise, Margaret Mair, original art

Let the sunrise colours
Woven through the clouds
Fall softly down and settle
Like a warm scarf
Around your tired shoulders
And dawn’s light fall gently
On your hopeful face;
Let the sun find you
Dreaming of pleasures
That may come on a day
When that last dark night
Black-clouded with fear
Ebbs slowly away.
Let the rising sun’s heat
Wash soft across your legs
To touch and soothe the child
Carried through the darkness
Held snug against your ribs,
Clinging now to your body-warmth.
May the day hold you gently
In the softness of its hope
And the sun guide you surely
To where you find yourself
Contented and free
In the kindness of its light.

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

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12 responses to “Sunrise

  1. Beautiful poem… so lovely! 🙂

  2. Margaret, this is one of the loveliest blessings ever:
    “May the day hold you gently
    In the softness of its hope
    And the sun guide you surely
    To where you find yourself
    Contented and free
    In the kindness of its light.”

    Beautiful.

    • Thank you so much, Cynthia. I created this painting as a donation to a women’s shelter, and these words speak my wish for those in need of its protection, and for all of us. We rarely know where someone’s path has led them.

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  4. The words had as much colour as your artwork, which I loved also for the colour and vibrancy especially of the child, echoed again as she is holding on. That was sweet. Beautiful sets of artwork.

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