Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 58,653 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Birth Of Day - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Babe is night
And mum is day.
Dawn is day's lullaby
To ease the sense of emptiness
Night gets at early light.
'Am I all that's left? '
Asks silhouetted palm.
'You're nothing if not right, '
Lullaby replies,
Comforting the night.


Comments about Birth Of Day by Douglas Scotney

  • Michael Walker (4/8/2019 9:53:00 PM)

    An insightful poem indeed about the wondrous dawn. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (8/3/2018 8:52:00 PM)

    this is interesting and i'll send to MyPoemList in order to easily reference it in the future, ........perhaps.

    palm is of a hand or tree or? ? ? ?

    poor Night!

    bri :)
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  • Feipeng Shang (11/1/2017 2:31:00 PM)

    Dawn has a big heart, and we'll love it... thought provoking! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/29/2017 3:06:00 AM)

    a nice write of conflicting notions of night comfort or being empty through out the day? ...........well written. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (11/20/2016 7:35:00 AM)

    Wondeful and interesting conversation. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Kanana (9/10/2016 11:12:00 AM)

    quite a twist this is, well written (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/5/2016 8:16:00 AM)

    Comforting the night. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Jr Cuyam (9/28/2015 11:47:00 PM)

    superb! nice to read (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/10/2015 1:36:00 AM)

    The night and
    then day
    but cheers
    are in night to offer
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  • Adeline Foster (6/17/2014 5:07:00 PM)

    Hey I llike that, it has a haunting illusive something. Read mine -The Protagonist -
    Adeline
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  • (5/19/2013 2:58:00 AM)

    a beautifully nostaligic piece of my favourite time of day...tyvm karen (Report)Reply

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  • Vijay Sai R (12/3/2012 10:26:00 PM)

    pretty good expressions..... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/27/2012 5:46:00 AM)

    An interesting set of notions in this conversation. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012



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