The Smile to Rise

I was instantly captured by this view yesterday morning. At first I thought the heavy cloud would hide any chance of a clear sunrise, but doubt turned to delight when the stormy weather actually made for one of the most dramatic sunrises I’ve seen in a while.

It reminded me of a poem I wrote not so long ago, I was having a duvet day and these thoughts popped into my head as I was half asleep. . . Sometimes the best ideas can come out of nowhere!

I hope you enjoy the shot, and words to go with it. 🙂

Isn’t it lovely

when you wake up

and have all the time in the world

to stretch

and yawn

and maybe think

about moving

in ten minutes

or so,

yet still lazing in bed

long after that time

has ticked by.

Isn’t it wonderful

knowing you’re awake

and, with your eyes closed,

hearing the birds chirping

the silence singing

and if you listen

very hard

you can almost hear

the clouds parting,

a gentle swish

similar to

the drawing of curtains.

Isn’t it brilliant

seeing the sun slowly rise

a sliver of gold

at first,

then bit by bit

it creeps over the horizon

and you catch the whole sun

grinning at you,

for that’s all it is

simply one great

big smile

bright enough to light up

the whole world,

it’s not just the sun

who is like that

some people

are like that too….

Isn’t it fantastic

not needing an alarm clock

to know when to stop sleeping

you’re not woken up

you wake up


without thinking,

even if you don’t want to

you can’t ignore

the chattering outside

the smile to rise

it’s like your mum

is gently waking you up

“wakey wakey

breakfast’s ready,”

and you slowly stir

at the sound of her soft voice

and stretch

and smile

your own sweet smile,

and turn on your side

and gradually sit up

and let the idea register in your head

that today

is a whole new start

a whole new beginning

to a whole new

precious day.




  1. Stunning sunrise and a lovely poem. Brings me back to summer mornings and the days of sleeping in. Thanks for sharing.


    • Thank you for reading and commenting, I’m glad it brought you back to those memories. Thanks again! ♥


  2. avian101

    The sunrise is gorgeous and your poem is delightful! Good work Becky! 🙂


  3. Ditto to HJ’s comment, he said it perfect! 🙂


    • Thank you, to me the sunrise was also pefect! 🙂 ♥


  4. “You catch the whole sun smiling at you.” I enjoyed the poem and that line really resonates for me. Thanks for checking out both blogs and hope you will stop by again.


    • Thanks again Léa, for the read and comment 🙂 this is an old poem of mine, I’m glad you like it! 😀 ♥


  5. Beautiful sunrise and beautiful words. Thanks for stopping by my blog.



    • You’re welcome, thank you for your comment! 😀 ♥


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