Late riser

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photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

Panning for gold
photographers scan their skyline
still blue – and bluer still – until
the sun shafts 2000k of spectrum ray
glass glints, refracting magic
eye of my camera shuttered
I’m a dawntreader in dreams
only bouncing from bed
for the gilt of downy dusk

[Aiming to catch the light but rarely at dawn – see my photo blog]

Took me a while to find my bounce for De’s Quadrille#48 so I am linking with the Tuesday Platform 

 

40 Comments on “Late riser

  1. Gosh such breathtaking imagery in this one, Laura!💞 I love “dawntreader in dreams” and “downy dusk”.. it’s truly something to look forward to each day! Beautifully executed.💞

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    • lovely words Sanaa – wish I could rise to see the golden dawn but…

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  2. Your words and picture are both worth their weight (Hmmmm…. that’s not quite right, but you know what I mean, lol) in gold. Lovely!

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  3. The Dawnteader of dreams indeed! A good title for all of us seeking those gilted bits and pieces of light in the morning dawn!
    Dwight

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  4. Dang, this is tight! I love this section:

    “the sun shafts 2000k of spectrum ray
    glass glints, refracting magic”

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    • thank you for your comment – I like tight! the quadrille form is good practice for not wasting words –

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  5. As a person who plays with the camera and the pen, I find much to enjoy in your quadrille! I’ll go against the flow and say that I liked your use of the technical (2000k).

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    • thanks Charley – breaking rules but at least it rhymes with ray!

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  6. “I’m a dawntreader in dreams” — this line leaves me breathless. There is so much beauty captured in this piece…almost as much as in your photograph. Stunning.

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    • Delightful De – both your comment and your prompt. Thank you!

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    • A photographer after my own heart Susie ❤

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    • True but so often I make do with afternoon and lose the magic!

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  7. So the beauty of the morning hasn’t dawned on you yet Laura? However dusk, though sad, also has its charm as you clearly show.

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    • Dusk is poignant – dawn is promising but I fail to keep it!

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  8. What a wonderful title for this one, Laura. I just observed a gorgeous peach and coral sunset, but had forgotten my phone. But we have these most night as the sun goes down behind the mountains.

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    • Elusive is that golden light – Victoria – took me a while to find a title for this – thank you

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  9. Lovely golden photo. I too am a late riser! Your words before I the photo beautifully. I love the reference to the Dawntreader.

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    • Did not want to filch from C S Lewis but photographers do tread the dawn while I sleep

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  10. Oh yes, Laura, panning for gold in the Golden Hour – and the photo is indeed golden, as is the poem! I particularly love the lines:
    ‘I’m a dawntreader in dreams
    only bouncing from bed
    for the gilt of downy dusk’.

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  11. kaykuala

    I’m a dawntreader in dreams
    only bouncing from bed
    for the gilt of downy dusk

    Great word-craft Laura! Gives impression of lots of movements!

    Hank

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    • Interesting comment Hank as I guess the movement is in the contrast between the risen and the late riser

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  12. You have sufficient bounce! I love the magic of capturing the morning with your camera

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  13. If only I could instead of dreaming about it!

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    • I had the likes of you in mind with this I guess! – thank you Amy

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    • not much gold of late though Bryan with gloomy winter but Spring hopes eternal!

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