Sunrise, Again

After a long march through the night forest, I could taste dawn coming. The sky through the trees looked inky dark instead of eternal, and I could make out tree limbs and the firsts birds. Hearing a buzzining noise, I expected to see a hummingbird, and wondered what it was doing up so early. It wasn’t a bird.butterfly4.jpg

It was a tiny figure of a woman. It must have been a pixie. She was swinging from tree limb to tree limb. As it got brighter, I could see her green suit and her colorful wrap. And then, as she bounced over a fern hummock, she raised her arms. Her wrap was a butterfly, and she grabbed its wings for a ride as the sun climbed over the hill.

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~ by QuinnCreative on February 5, 2007.

6 Responses to “Sunrise, Again”

  1. I love this! 🙂

  2. Quinn, the is wonderful. Is this a collage or a watercolor?

  3. could be this pixie was also singing
    that song made popularized by the “Pixie-Chicks”

    Sunrise Again

    I could give you songs of sunrise
    trilled by first-birds too soon gone;
    or let you swing from fir branches
    that brush clean the eternal skies –
    but I choose to gift a taste of dawn
    swirled in rainbowed swatches
    that you might drift with butterflies.

    for dreams are like night-pixies —
    borne to give themselves away,
    and sunlight is but a mem’ry
    of the love that claims the day

    . . . . . . . Bard of Lemuria

  4. this is really beautiful, Quinn – such delicacy of touch

  5. Beautiful image – magical

  6. What a great color scheme!

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