Diana Tannoury

Awaken your eyes full of slumber, admire how I rise

With golden rays I sprinkle a landscape so black with night

Creatures of the dark flee at my first glimmer of light

It shines and glows on nature so wise

Valleys of vibrant colors await my warmth in sleep

At dawn, petals and leaves upturn their faces

To a shimmering radiance so deep

Illuminating the skies and shielding traces

Of stars that lost their thrones at dawn’s break

To return to their beds and rest till their hour of wake

From the East, slowly I appear

Revealing in my ascent all that you hold dear

Asleep in your arms, in your thoughts cradled

Erasing the night, it’s ravages disabled

I am the Sun, rise and see me in all my glory

The eye of the universe beholds me

For billions of years, your mother, I protected

In my embrace, she warmed

In her womb, she nurtured you

And with every new morning, Earth and Sun still watch over you.