Floriana Hall's "Solar Awakening"
© 2004 Floriana Hall
The wonder of nature --
Delicious and envigorating sunshine
Abruptly alters winter's wistful days,
Individual burdens are lightened
By the self-luminous orb's brilliant rays.
Heaven's remedy --
Source of light shines pure through the clouds,
An antidote for gloomy alienation
Elevating melancholy spirits
By plucking sadness from God's work of creation.
This brilliant terrestrial day-star,
Like laughter, melts dark and despotic despair,
A cure for the season's bleakness,
Colorful daffodils intercept repair.
Never fails to enrich
The glory of refreshing daybreak.
Healing, not shadows, when facing the sun,
Splendor of reflection in a lake.
Conquers the darkest disposition
Like the petal of a flower, new life reborn,
Sunbeams restore rejuvenated sensations,
Happiness, like a sunbonnet, finally worn.