Daybreak Poem by Gwen Harwood

Daybreak

Rating: 4.8


The snails brush silver. Critic crow
points his unpleasant beak, and lances.
Resumes his treetop, darts below
his acid-bright, corrosive glances.

In the hushed corridors of sleep
Professor Eisenbart plots treason.
Caretaker mind prepares to sweep
the dusty offices of reason.

Eisenbart mutters, wakes in rage
Because crow’s jarring c-a-a-r-k-s distress him.
His mistress grins, refers to age
and other matters which oppress him.

He scowls purse-lipped. She yawns, and throws
Her arms in scarecrow crucifixion.
Clear of the hills, light’s wafer shows
In world-without-end benediction.

She makes him tea. He sips and calms
His Royal Academic temper,
While Life and Day outside shout psalms
In antiphon ... Et nunc et semper.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 15 July 2016

Nice imagery of the daybreak.Thanks for sharing

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John Cena 23 February 2017

your very welcome

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John Cena 23 February 2017

pre lit ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Chinedu Dike 02 May 2022

An insight creation with good imagery.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 April 2020

She makes him tea. He sips and calms His Royal Academic temper, While Life and Day outside shout psalms In antiphon... Et nunc et semper.. very good poem. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 April 2019

Eisenbart mutters, wakes in rage Because crow’s jarring c-a-a-r-k-s distress him. His mistress grins, refers to age and other matters which oppress him. a great poem. tony

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John Cena 23 February 2017

barry bee benson is sick

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Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood

Taringa, Queensland
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