Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend Reflection: As Dawn Breaks




Dawn encroaches on the turf
so recently claimed by darkness,
bringing soft blues, hints of spun-sugar pink,
layers of blue-gray clouds that will meander
through before allowing the sun full reign.

Most of the city still sleeps.

Street lamps are still lit
and bounce their light off the placid waters
of the canal. Grand old buildings
admire their reflection another day.

A few watercraft chug along, bringing supplies.
The vaporettos chuff into the Rialto stops, largely empty.

The narrow passageways and piazzas
belong to carriers of cameras and tripods
for a few minutes more,
before shopkeepers appear with buckets of water
and brooms to make ready for business.    

15 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my, gorgeous, it looks like a painting.

'Tsuki said...

This musn't have been an easy picture to take... I like this moment of the day, that in French we call : "l'heure entre chien et loup" (the hour between dog and wolf : it means it is the bad moment of the daylight, where you can't tell if the animal you are staring at is a dog or a wolf). The composition on your picture is admirable too.

'Tsuki said...

(about your comment on the post on my blog)

YES ! You did it superbely : very nice pun ! Your French isn't that rusty...

EG Wow said...

This is very special, Meri!

Gine said...

Mythique ! De nuit, c'est spécialement beau ! Je te laisse voir ma page Venise sur mon blog ... quelques reflets, aussi, évidemment !

Sylvia K said...

Very special it is, Meri! I love it! And it could indeed be a painting! Superb! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Clytie said...

I enlarged the photo to get a better perspective, and am thoroughly glad that I did! This is a wonderful shot, full of anticipation and a little moodiness that's very hard to capture!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful words and photo! The colors are amazing...
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

Miss Becky said...

beautiful deep moodiness. have a great weekend :)

LauraX said...

So beautiful, the image and your words...absolutely beautiful:-)

jeannette said...

Love the darkness of the bright colors...and the scene is spectacular!

Nature Rambles said...

Beautifully shot...and I love your words!! Have a wonderful weekend, Meri!

MarieElizabeth said...

This is very beautiful, I love it.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my, this is such a special one. Yay and way to go! Thanks for sharing the photo and the poem.

I appreciate your visit and wish you a wonderful and blessed week.

Kathy

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