The Sunshine Factor

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Charcoal Dawn


Study for the Painting ‘Dawn at Sea. Homewards...

Study for the Painting ‘Dawn at Sea. Homewards’ by William McTaggart, c.1891, watercolour and bodycolour over charcoal on paper. National Gallery of Scotland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Driving to work

right before dawn

I saw puffs of charcoal clouds

in the sky


like on a painter’s canvas

waiting for the artist to return to his work


Light gray now

and the sky turned lighter than that

The sunshine decided to sleep awhile

and not show herself yet

I never thought that gray clouds could be pretty

but I surprised myself once again


Can there be beauty in nonvibrant colors

with even them having a story to tell?

Yes indeed

There is beauty everywhere

Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

6 thoughts on “Charcoal Dawn

  1. I’ve always loved greys. 😀

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  3. Lovely. 🙂

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