Poetry Plus – Dawn Revisited – A poem by Rita Dove

Dawn Revisited by Rita Dove

Sunrise Gold Lit Seeps

Sunrise gold lit seeps
Bacon sizzles in the pan
Coffee served with toast
Breakfast’s ready a voice calls
Wake up wake up lazy bones

Rita Dove (1952 -), American poet, writer, and teacher and poet laureate of the United States (1993–95).

©Fred Viebahn, Rity Dove, 2004

The book heralded the start of long and productive career, and it also announced the distinctive style that Dove continues to develop in works like the verse-novel Thomas and Beulah (1986), which won the Pulitzer Prize, On the Bus with Rosa Parks (1999) and Sonata Mulattica (2009).

Poem Attribution © Rita Dove, Dawn Revisited

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Dawn Revisited by Rita Dove

Imagine you wake up
with a second chance: The blue jay
hawks his pretty wares
and the oak still stands, spreading
glorious shade. If you don’t look back,

the future never happens.
How good to rise in sunlight,
in the prodigal smell of biscuits—
eggs and sausage on the grill.
The whole sky is yours

to write on, blown open
to a blank page. Come on,
shake a leg! You’ll never know
who’s down there, frying those eggs.
If you don’t get up and see.

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