Book of Hours


There’s dawn

It comes on gradually

With time to say

Hello, new day


I appreciate the civility

Dawn is polite

A spot of deeper yellow

Almost orange

With pale light on top

Kind tones of gray

On the other side


Maybe this is why

The sun is our brother,

Moon our sister

The sky offers sibling intimacy

Closeness with Earth

Is promised

Lessons in real hours



C L Couch



Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash

Saxon, Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland sunrise