Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Morning has broken
(posted by Laura Bloomsbury)
"Now Spring has penetrated the Northern Hemisphere we are moving from dark to longer lighter days. Or from Nocturne to Aubade."
“In French it means “dawn serenade,” and that is the meaning that English-speakers originally fell in love with. As the relationship of “aubade” with the English language grew, its meanings became a little more intimate. It blossomed into a word for a song or poem of lovers parting at dawn. Later it came to refer to songs sung in the morning hours. The affair between “aubade” and the dawn began with the Old Occitan word auba, meaning “dawn”. ~ Merriam -Webster
"So for this MTB: Critique and Craft prompt, there are two writing choices:
- a poem evoking daybreak/greeting the dawn
- a poem about lovers parting at dawn
Please include ‘Morning’ or ‘Aubade’ somewhere in the title of your chosen poem
Either poem can be written in any rhyme scheme but since ‘aubade’ also refers to a piece of music to the morning then focus on making the words sound melodious.
For those who prefer more of a challenge, write in hymnal, ballad or a song format of your choosing."
Aurora arouses pink
sky of daybreak. I peek
at her painting, and smile
while scent of coffee
fills the kitchen with
strong, dark aroma. Dog
decides to lie about
for a bit longer. At
thirteen, he has seen
Aurora's magic many times.
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