A loud sunrise

Photo by Sue Vincent

The sun screams from behind
darkened clouds –
a crescendo of deep oranges
bustling just over the horizon.

A din of shaggy clouds hang
higher, standing with a clamor
before the blues of another day
waking up with fresh eyes

and stale breath. We inhale
the new day – the tumult
from another revolution
erupting to wake us, wiping

the night from our eyes –
and blinking, step into the light.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for the Thursday Photo Prompt “Murmur” #writephoto from Sue Vincent
Submitted for dVerse Poetics – Meet the bar – Metaphorically speaking #dVersePoetics

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 11 years and 3-year-old son, and at least for the next year, I’m on the right side of 40. (Both the interstate and existence, in years). I am a Tar Heel born and bred, and watch every Yankees game I can. My goal is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums in the next 10 years. I’ve been to 5 so far! Obviously I enjoy writing, but I also enjoy watching and reading sci-fi. I’m slowly attempting to finish my first novel, a “humorous” sci-fi romp which may be finished one day. I am a Doctor Who obsessive and choose Star Trek over Star Wars.

36 thoughts on “A loud sunrise

  1. “the tumult from another revolution erupting to wake us” – brilliant line! I love this very fresh and unique take on a sunrise. It’s thought-provoking and invigorating. Thanks for helping to get me going this Sunday morning!

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