The Golden Hour: Daily Prompt

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour


Flight of Fantasy (Etheree)


and chime

again, still

deeper into

darkness towards dawn.

Inspiration tumbles

through a mind that craves for rest,

tired fingers tap at mental keys,

weaving stories which seem wondrous yet

fragment like cobwebs in the morning light.

Daily Prompt:  The Golden Hour

I don’t write much poetry these days, but when I did, and when I was a little more experimental than I am now, I composed this Etheree (a 10 line poem in which the number of syllables in each line increases by one), which was published by Every Day Poets.  It sums up a phase which I think most writers experience at one time or another.   🙂

For other takes on the prompt:

  1. The way to another dimension | Nature Activities
  2. Dawn | The Magic Black Book
  3. M⑂ S☼ul’s J☼urn∈⑂ | ⓜ∈t•ⓐRVh∈∈•n✪iⓐ
  4. You can’t keep a golden hour nailed down! | Rob’s Surf Report
  5. Good Morning! | amateurxpress
  6. Sick of six. | Crossroads
  7. Good Morning. | ayimas
  8. There’s Something Inspiring About Squirrels | The Jittery Goat
  9. The Golden Hour | That Socratic Bitch
  10. Whats happening here? « The Vast Nothing
  11. Early Morning Gold | Purple Rosemary
  12. Early Morning in Michigan | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  13. Good morning! – wait, is that the time? | Nonsense From Computer Bound Girl
  14. Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour | Awl and Scribe
  15. Morning Has Broken | Prayers and Promises
  16. Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour « Mama Bear Musings
  17. A Parent’s Woe. | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  18. Blue Lagoon | Tish Farrell
  19. To New Beginnings… | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  20. S. Thomas Summers | Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour (Dawn)
  21. Daily Prompt Challenge – “Dawn” | soletusknow
  22. The Golden Hour | Kansa Muse
  23. The rise of the sun. | Bullet holes in my wall
  24. Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour | Nicki
  25. The Golden hour | Motherhood and Beyond
  26. Daily Prompt: Dawn | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  27. The Golden Hour | memoirs of an unremarkable man
  28. Dawn (‘Twas no goodbye) | Neva Samaki
  29. Morning After | Blue Loft

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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10 Responses to The Golden Hour: Daily Prompt

  1. Snigdha says:

    Really nice poem. 🙂 And I like the way your blog prompts readers to leave comments! 😀


  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Your poem captures that frustrating moment when you wake, thinking you have the perfect story/idea, only to have it dissolve as soon as you open your eyes. Thanks for the pingback and visiting my blog. I envy your cruising in France; can’t imagine anything more blissful.


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  5. Ese' s Voice says:

    The poem is so beautiful, Sandra…it has that…lightness about it, so well balanced with the dark. And the photo is magical.


  6. Both lovely, Sandra.



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  9. deanabo says:

    A beautiful tribute to the daily prompt.


  10. Taikakivi says:

    I like your poem very much!


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