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A morning in December we were bicycling to work when dawn broke with with the most amazing gold. Dusk settles early, but it’s wonderful to meet the daylight on your way to work, but day begins and nothing gold can stay:

© Björn Rudberg

© Björn Rudberg

Nothing gold can stay
Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

You might have noticed that we favor words for the Quadrille that can be used as both nouns and verbs. Or maybe you would like to make it dawnlike.

Dawn is also a great word that can be used as a metaphor for change. Change is something happening, and we might anticipate, or we might fear it. But one thing is clear changes come and changes go, just like one day follows another.

So as usual the challenge today is to write a poem using exactly 44 words including dawn in the main body of the text. Visit and read the others. Write a second or a third. Have fun.