Savouring the Smiling Crack of Dawn

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In the auspicious hour, Goddess Aurora 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.

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The milkmaids with elflocks dishevelled from sleep,

Rushing to the farms half asleep,

The mellifluous chirpings of the birds ‘tweet, tweet’,

The romantic lovers in a state of limerence

Unwilling to let go each other’s embrace,

Get closer drawn by intense attraction,

For yet another blissful union.

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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.

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