the promise of your dawn

“There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton, novelist, playwright, first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature .

I always thought of my friend Miriam of Out an’ About as an inspiring ray of light. She takes you on adventures highlighting stunning Australian landcapes while sharing a piece of her caring soul. Her journeys of gratitude, love, and family, leave you cherishing every moment. I’ll never forget how just a few years ago, during sad moments of family loss, her warmth, wisdom, and love still shined through all the darkness. She inspires people to be the best they can be. Visit Out an’ About. Bask in the glow of one of the Inspiring Women of WordPress.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming…

the promise of your dawn

we made love on a beach
to a serenade of palm leaves
as moon glow illuminated the night
or was it the brilliance of your eyes
i remember your jasmine lips
tasting of honey and eternity
shooting stars came in waves
our inhibitions drowned in open seas
that night as you slept in my arms
i traced sunsets in your hair
in hopes of awakening
to the promise of your dawn


388 thoughts on “the promise of your dawn

    1. I love that quote. It reminds us, one way or another, we can make a difference. I thought it was perferct for the “light”
      theme of the post. Miriam deserves ever word. She is an amazing blogger and woman.

      The image and poem…..thank you for your generous words. They are so appreciated.
      Thank you.

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      1. Your poetry is always beautifully inspiring or sensually sigh worthy. There are so many amazing blogs, itโ€™s inevitable that some will be missed and for me Miriamโ€™s was one of those. Iโ€™m so delighted that thanks to your beautiful tribute I found her. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the amazing blog of your awesome friend.. Just loved it.. and also that lovely ‘promise of your dawn’ usual, it was too good.. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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      1. My pleasure it was, as always.. Rather, thanks to you, for getting introduced to her here through you.. Following her great works now.. Both of you deserve all our applauds.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•


  2. Just like the ray of sun, it’s bright and beautiful poem. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My internet sucks, so it takes eternity to open any site but I’ll definitely visit Miriam. โค


  3. Reblogged this on Out an' About and commented:
    โ€œThere are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.โ€ โ€“ Edith Wharton, novelist, playwright, first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature .

    What an amazing quote. I never thought when I began my blogging journey, over five years ago, that Iโ€™d be referred to in this light. My friend, poet extraordinarie and incurable romantic at heart Andrew, aka, The Lonely Author, has begun a new series of posts honouring some Inspiring Women of WordPress and I feel incredibly humbled to be chosen as the first.

    Weโ€™re all inspiring. Each and every one of us shines our light, every time we publish a post that exposes our talents and travels, our hardships and triumphs and our heart and vulnerability.

    I feel immensely grateful to be where I am, sharing my words in the company of so many talented bloggers from all around the world. Thank you again Drew. You honour all women every time you publish one of your beautiful poems.

    To all the amazing women out there, never forget how fierce and strong and awesome you all are. Hereโ€™s to all of us raising each other up.

    Head across to his blog and allow yourself to be swept up in a world of warmth, love and passion.

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    1. Miriam, so humbled by your generous words. You are so kind and insiring.
      I wish I was half as inspiring as you.

      As for women, sigh. They are a gift to this wonderful world we live in.
      Life wouldn’t be the same without them. They need to be cherished, adored,
      and respected for the power they possess and the beauty they radiate.

      Thanks for the kind gesture of the reblog. appreciate your wonderful
      support and light. Thank you always for shining over us.

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  4. It always makes me so happy to see bloggers I love in the spotlight… And if any of them deserves the shout out, it is Miriam ๐Ÿ™‚ This inspiring lady shines way farther than Australia’s borders, and I feel really lucky to have crossed path with her very early in my blogging journey! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about her, and for the heartstrings strumming poem!

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    1. Miriam may be far away and down under, but her inspiring light reeaches across the internet globe
      and shnes over all of us. I feel very lucky as well.

      Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts and insight on this amazing woman. I hope my
      introduction to Miriam brings more people to her, so others can learn and experience her beauty
      and psotive light.

      Very grateful. Thanks.


          1. Yeah.these lines are true like sun,moon,breeze and all things of this universe.โค my dear.!!Mirriam lives so much distance far away from you but her thought has come to give you the wonderful inspiration.this lines gives consolation to everybody.i like this line very much and it is my treasure.


              1. Beautiful thoughts.i have thought like you,my dear dew!! I have replied to Alysa that the life is living more than doing something new.oh my God!!she has chronic illness but it is best thing with her that she always think and write in happy and positive mood.amazing lady.


    2. Oh C, I donโ€™t know if I replied to you but I just found this comment today and Iโ€™m just so touched. So sorry itโ€™s taken so long to reply to your beautiful words but thank you! From the bottom of my heart. Love and hugs from down under. xx

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        1. Kate, Iโ€™ve just found this comment today. Youโ€™re so kind and I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely words. Iโ€™ll never forget our meeting, it was such a highlight for me and Iโ€™ll always cherish it. Thanks again for your lovely words here. Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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          1. and you Miriam .. you are still the only WP person I’ve met in real life … you are even more gentle and kind in life, if that’s possible … and totally love your hubby and son โค

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    1. Smiling. Thrilled you like this poem. What can be ore hopeful that awakening to the promise
      of a good woman’s dawn? Thank you for your generous words. They truly made me so happy.
      Like a ray of sunshine in my morning.
      Thank you. xo

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      1. Always my pleasure ๐Ÿ˜˜
        I so look forward to reading your words ๐Ÿ˜Š
        I get my yummy coffee – sit down usually on the floor- so I can stretch and I know I will smile as I delve into your creations..
        And how beautiful is your godson๐Ÿ˜˜
        Congratulations โ™ฅ๏ธ
        And I love your attitude about life and all it brings regarding your other post..

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        1. Smiling. I love to read poetry while enjoying my coffee to.
          Thank you for the kind words. Appreciate them.

          I never felt a newborn that weighed so much. Nine pounds.
          And he never wants to stop eating.

          So greateful for you and your words.

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    1. First, let me thank you for your kind visit. So happy you dropped by.
      Hope you find something that prompts a second visit.

      As for Miriam, well, she is an amazing person. So full of light and love.
      She brightens my days with her inspiring posts. As I am sure she does for
      so many. I thought she was the perfect candidate to begin my little series
      of introducing the Inspiring Women of WordPress.

      Again, thanks for the kind words and visit. They are always appreciated.

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    1. Glad you enjopyed the poem, thank you for your kind words. W@riting romance is all I know.
      The quote and honor to women is something I have been working on. I have wanted to do a little
      tribute to women wo inspire me. Happy to finally have the chance to do it.

      Your compliments fill my heart with warmth and light. Thank you for your kind words
      and beautiful support. It is appreciated.

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  5. Beautiful words of love’s passion and gentleness mixed with the rhythm of the ocean currents..
    Miriam is so inspiring in her writings I so agree… and a beautiful soul in this world..
    Have a wonderful weekend, Keep inspiring, and I admire your outlook on life despite your pain from your back injury…
    take care of you.. Sue ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Sue, what a wonderful comment to find. Thank you for the beautiful words for my poem. Your kindness and appreciation
      goes a long way in making me feel good. Doesn’t remove the pain, but it sure makes the day brighter.

      Miriam, is inspiring. Her posts, the way she entwines her adventures with wonderful messages of light, hope, and
      happiness, is truly magnificent.

      Have a wonderful weekend. Your words and wishes all touched my heart. Grateful and flattered.
      Thank you Sue.

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  6. My Lonely Author,

    I wanted so so much to comment on this and just couldn’t.ย  So forgive me. But I’m here and I’ve read it quite a few times (nothing new there) and I just feel like I should say one or two things about this because if I say more than one or things about this then I fear I won’t be able to properly control and/or censor myself in an appropriate and ladylike manner, know what I mean?


    When you get all…sensual it’s a little hard to take (behave).

    I already read between the lines of the title. “…your dawn” for me means…what you are probably guessing it means to me.

    The first four lines of this were pure YOU in love and desire. Dreamy and warm (by which I mean hot and achingly gorgeous )

    Jasmine and honey…sigh.ย  Evoke memories of the island I am from. The scent of jasmine is everywhere…pure honey from the sweetest blossoms mingled with the taste of eternity non her lips…god sakes… I may be in love with that part…don’t be jealous lol

    “…shooting stars came in waves
    our inhibitions drowned in open seas…”

    I mean…are you trying to make me lose my usually very articulate words? Because you managed it. Don’t make me pull apart that section. ..Please. It is unbelievably sensual and quietly, beautifully provocative.

    And then…what more could any woman want after being loved to death on a beautiful beach than to be held and caressed with such tenderness as you placed in your closing lines.

    I just CAN’T EVEN with this poem.

    Just. Crazy beautiful and painfully sensual.



    (Heart on fire emojis HERE)

    P.S followed Miriam’s wonderful blog. I love it x


    1. Hey, how are you?
      I am busy prepping the apartment for next week and my recovery
      stocking up on food and cases of water
      I have a month supply of water here
      making sure all the details are taken care of
      haven’t looked at the blog until now

      hope you are doing well
      hope everything is good in NZ


      1. Hey, yes, I am ok. Iโ€™ll be heading back to work next week. I think it will be good for me, Iโ€™m noticing Iโ€™m feeling a little blue lately (ok, a euphemism for struggling with my mood). Iโ€™ll be ok though.

        For some reason I think your surgery is on Friday? How do you feel about it?


        1. No, my surgery is next Tuesday, the 19th.
          I am good. Suffering quite a bit of shortness of breath.
          Talked to the doc via video chat.
          He says I will be okay. just need to take it easy for four more days.

          going back to work? hopefully, that will do you good./
          the change of scenery and feeling like you are getting back to “normal”
          should be a positive.

          let me tell you i have missed you
          think about you a lot
          worry too
          don’t let anything get you down.
          know somewhere under the sunny florida sun
          csomeone cares for you
          I will write you one of my run on sentence never ending ramble this weekend

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          1. Tuesday…
            Anyway, punctuation is entirely overrated is it not?
            I think I could get into it, except for commas
            Iโ€™d find it hard to give those up
            Or maybe you just press enter instead?
            And maybe question marks
            I donโ€™t know what you do about those
            Just forget about them I guess
            They can be assholes anyway
            Quite self important
            Let me tell you I missed you too
            Iโ€™m glad you have video chatted with the doctor
            Sometime Iโ€™d like to hear more about what the surgery and recovery entails
            Hope youโ€™re sleeping and enjoying sunny Florida


            1. Rachel, the onslaught of comments, emails, friends from NY and DR calling, it really has gotten overwhelming.

              Regarding doc and procedure I will give you more details in the ramble email


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