Risk of Blindness

Posted: June 25, 2016 in poem, poet, poetry
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As we gaze out into the morning’s early start, it is predawn twilight. The Sun will surface very
soon, but for now its only evidence is a lighter sky and crimson horizon. The Orange Orb
will peek above the earth’s rim, through the lightly layered clouds, at first slowly. But with a
squint and blink of the eye, it will appear to pop to the surface as an air filled buoy rising
from the Atlantic’s depths. It will be a perfect Orange Circle with sharp defined edges.
For just a moment, we get a glimpse of the Sun with the naked eye. For just a moment,
as it rests in the distance, we can see its round completeness. We are allowed only that
brief moment before it turns into a bright burning point of light that for the rest of the day
we are forbidden to stare at for risk of blindness. This is how our days begin.


  1. It is! And I love it! The predawn twilight…it fills me with hope, awe, excitement of what the day might hold, joy, “Let’s get this day on! Don’t want to miss a minute!” , etc! I say, “Good morning, Sun!”
    I, also, love the time of day right at sunset…I say, “Good night, Sun! Hello, Moon!” 🙂
    Great descriptions, J!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. iampeacenow says:

    Wonderful write and perspective. peace & smiles

    Liked by 1 person

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