‘Light of Dawn’ by Camilla Marx The Society January 8, 2013 Poetry 4 Comments There is no battle like the break of light And yet the world still sleeps, still unaware, And day has yet to break the silent air While lamplight dimly wrestles with the night. The cold still lurks and clings to dampened grass The leaves still shiver where the night winds pass Retreating dark leaves lonely, one-by-one, Shadows, transfixed before the rising sun. And over eastern hills there breaks the light! The sky is stained with blood of dying night; The slowly-wakened, dazzled, glitter, sing As grey frees contours, colours… everything. For in this silent hour – grey; dull to some – Two worlds have met, and one has overcome. Camilla Marx lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband Bryan. She has a BA (Hons) in Theology, and enjoys history and literature. This poem is among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 4 Responses gmcookie January 8, 2013 Wow, Camilla, what a remarkable piece. I love writing structured verse myself so I appreciate the elaborate word smithing that went into this poem. You, my friend, are a consummate poet. OK, OK, smithing really relates to metal working, but here you have forged something of beauty. My hat’s off to you. Reply Camilla Marx January 9, 2013 Thank you so much for your very kind comments gmcookie – I really appreciate them! I’m enjoying reading the poems that have been posted, and the focus on structured writing! Reply Camilla Marx January 15, 2013 Thank you so much for your very kind comments gmcookie – I really appreciated them! I tried to post a reply last week but it doesn’t seem to have worked; I’m not sure I’m doing this correctly! Reply Camilla January 15, 2013 Thank you so much for your very kind comments gmcookie – I really appreciated them! I tried to post a reply last week but it doesn’t seem to have worked; I’m not sure that I’m doing this correctly! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.