Mother Earth Greets the New Dawn

In the auspicious hour of silence, Mother Earth greets the new dawn.

Revelling, savouring the smiling crack of dawn,

The dawn of life and creation,

In the vegetative world with its mysteries, increasing the fascination.

The silhouettes of trees start revealing their verdant beauty,

Ready to conquer the first morning air as darkness dissipates steadily,

To display mesmerising hues of red and pink in the eastern horizon. 

As an enticement to join the celebration,

Soon increasing with the myriads of hues, the fascination,

And redeemed by this phenomenon, nature dances in exhilaration.


In awe stands the poet, full of admiration of this silent beauty.

Soon the sun peeps out of the skyline gradually, 

And the magical beauty captivates him,

Heart and soul, and as the thrill sweeps over him, 

He thinks of glorifying in his aubades, 

This diurnal revolution of the earth in different shades.

No less attracted is the artist who starts visualising

Of presenting this awesome divine moment in his painting.

Will he be able to portray even a fraction of this phenomenal beauty?

Will he, the mortal, achieve in depicting this magnificent scenery?


Soon the birds start twittering melodiously,

Every blade of grass seems to rejoice.

The leaves awake to the sunlight to power photosynthesis,

All the flowers send out fragrant scents, full of enthusiasm,

The flower buds of sunflowers start exhibiting their heliotropism.

In the auspicious hour and the serenity around, 

 Awakes in the human world, the desire for divine connection,  

To feel the Lord’s omnipresence and His intervention,

With the benediction of love, hope and faith as assurance, 

To fill the new day with profound serenity and peace.


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

4 thoughts on “Mother Earth Greets the New Dawn

  1. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    Beautiful imagery.
    “auspicious hour and the serenity around,

    Awakes in the human world, the desire for divine connection,”- enjoyed reading.


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