Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

Before The Dawn - Poem by Mary Havran

Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
so vestiges of darkness
send shivers along my spine.
Facing east I fight
cold’s piercing urge to wince,
and huddled await morn’s blush.
No wind or cold may dissuade
my eyes from pending purchase
of that precious brief pink palette,
clouds trimmed in rosy piping
which dress the sky at dawn.

Comments about Before The Dawn by Mary Havran

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/30/2017 12:11:00 PM)

    clouds trimmed in rosy piping
    which dress the sky at dawn.

    i love these lines in your poem.... wonderful diction and the use of words... marvelous.. thank you dear Mary the poetess. tony
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  • Ramesh T A (1/28/2016 11:28:00 PM)

    A Time for Stars!

    Golden Moon at the centre of Eastern Sky
    With a bright Star above shines glorious
    Like in the full Moon time even today sure!

    Night has settled now with calmness every-
    Where making it very cold before mist full
    Formation to go on all the night before all!

    Before dawn breaks out clearing all darkness
    Ruling the whole night, it's the time for Stars
    To draw symbols in constellations far above!

    All Greek mythological and ancient Indian
    Group of Stars making zodiac symbols.....
    Saying all about each one's status and future!

    All thoughts of past, present and future surely
    Occupy all as long as all Stars never diminish!
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  • (1/28/2016 10:10:00 PM)

    it's before in my place
    and it's total darkness
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  • Bernard Snyder (1/28/2016 9:10:00 AM)

    Wonderfully expressed poem Mary. Loved all it! Congrats (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/28/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    By far the best of today's three poems of the day! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (1/28/2016 8:43:00 AM)

    I can just imagine chill from the wind!
    It was a night! ! !
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/28/2016 5:15:00 AM)

    Before dawn wind rushes
    driving night’s chill westward
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  • Paul Reed (1/28/2016 3:44:00 AM)

    The hope for the new day that carries us through the night (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2008 10:33:00 PM)

    Another beautiful painting with word!
    - Rj Nandy
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  • john tiong chunghoo (4/2/2008 10:42:00 AM)

    dear mary,
    i really love these two lines:

    clouds trimmed in rosy piping
    which dress the sky at dawn.
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  • (2/27/2008 8:37:00 PM)


    I have read about everthing you have written and I must tell you I have been moved
    You had quality of word that touches the heart.
    I appreciate your impressions and hope all is well at your house.
    Again I thank you very much for your comments on what I've tried to share, God, Family, Friends and Country come in that order with me.
    May I call you a new friend?
    Please keep writing its appreciated.
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  • Res John Burman (2/5/2008 4:09:00 AM)

    Perfect Mary. This poem sums up the reasons I'm often found walking into the dawn along Mounts Bay Seashore in Cornwall. Good for the heart, good for the soul! Thank You. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2008 9:11:00 PM)

    This is absolutely wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2008 2:51:00 PM)

    Mary! now this strikes a chord in my heart, beautiful.
    Love David
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  • (1/30/2008 4:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem! Yesterday I took a photo of the pre-sunrise and your poem describes it in beautiful words. I was going to write a poem about it but you have said it perfectly. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2008 2:17:00 PM)

    'Clouds trimmed in rosy piping' I Love that line and all the rest as well. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (1/25/2008 5:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Mary, you paint a picture with every line. Andrew 10! (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2008 10:52:00 PM)

    Breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2008 10:00:00 AM)

    all i can say is thank you for writing this. -shannon (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2008 6:30:00 PM)

    absolutely amazing! ! ! I love it! ! ! <3 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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