* The Radiance of Dawn

Dawn comes lightly these days. Perhaps its because the sun is moving to its highest point in the northern hemisphere, or the bird song that fills the air. No matter, it feels special, and it fills my heart at the beginning of the day. This poem from Danna Faulds captures all its radiant glory. ☀️

spring dawn

Born Again in Radiance

Who can resist the first,

optimistic moment of dawn –

the dazzling sliver of light,

sun rising, rounding, making

the profound shift from

promise to presence.

Every possibility contained

in a single instant; light

linking us to vastness,

light reaching back to the

formation of stars, light that

will not let us forget that

we are daily born again in radiance.

Danna Faulds from  Go in and In. Poems from the Heart of Yoga.


Let us connect in this radiance and feel the shift from promise to presence.

29 Comments on “* The Radiance of Dawn

  1. Love dawn. I cannot pass up the full poem by Rumi:

    “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
    Don’t go back to sleep!
    You must ask for what you really want.
    Don’t go back to sleep!
    People are going back and forth
    across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
    The door is round and open
    Don’t go back to sleep!”

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  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem and photo, Val. The radiance of dawn is so appealing this time of year, hearing the birds singing brings such joy!

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  3. Wayne Dyer made the first two lines of the Rumi quote fairly famous. He uses it often in his PBS specials. I love the whole piece though. You are right, captures the feeling completely.

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