"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Gordon Mason
He was born in Fife, Scotland, and now divides his
writing time between Scotland and Spain.
His blog: Catapult To Mars

Originally published in his book, Catapult to Mars,
2006 by Poetry Monthly Press.

Mijas Costa Dawn (Amanecer de Mijas Costa)

Today is young enough
for the lighthouse to blink.
Star lanterns are snuffed
by Africa’s haze.

Your silhouette crispens
as the sun rises
from a nectarine bedspread.
I blow a kiss

and palms
tell the ocean breeze
to hush.
I know that tilt of your head

without seeing
your eyes.


Amanecer de Mijas Costa (Spanish version)

El día es aún joven,
el faro aún parpadea.
Faroles de estrellas escondidas
por la neblina africana.

Tu silueta se delinea
mientras el sol asciende
de una colcha de nectarinas.
Te soplo un beso

y las palmeras
mandan a la brisa del océano
a que se calle.
Se lo que sientes

sin tener que ver
tus ojos.

Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. WHY? said...
    What a beautiful love poem - perfect for today. Only a true love would know this:

    I know that tilt of your head
    without seeing
    your eyes.
    Gordon Mason said...
    Thanks WHY? and thanks Nancy for posting my poem.
    K.Lawson Gilbert said...
    This is so lovely I sighed at the end!!!
    Every Photo Tells A Story said...
    It was my pleasure, Gordon:)Thank you for allowing me.

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