Delights of Dawn and Dusk

In a magical place, faraway,

Away from the hustle-bustle of today,

The stunning sapphire sea meets the sparkling sand,

A scene both magnificent and grand.

The colours change from blue to red

As all the darkness of the night is shed.

The sky goes to every shade it can find

As if it can’t quite make up its mind.

Then suddenly, a warm amber glow

Spreads in the sky, warming every soul.

The golden sun rises up and shines,

Rousing the sleeping creepers and vines.

A medley of colours brighten up the day

Showing the path, lighting the way.

From the awesome orange to the beautiful blue

To the welcoming white of the crystalline dew.

As dusk creeps in, the colours fade

To an enchanting mauvish shade.

The majestic sun makes its departure

As the world watches in silent rapture.

For Poetry 101 Rehab.

Advertisements

Light Up!

download (2)Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, is fast approaching! Here are some quotes and pics that are sure to make you light up!

imagesHarry-Potter-Quotes-2

download download (1)

images (1)

Also, see some dawn-related stuff here. And believe in light!

Abyss And Dawn

You pushed me,

Into the deepest abyss of my mind,

Filled with dark, shapeless, nameless, fears,

Black as the  endless night,

And without its moon and stars.

You enjoyed my torment,

My pain and suffering,

While trying to conceal,

Your own fears,

Haunted by the truth of my words.

Alas, you forgot,

That day follows night.

That somehow, somewhere,

I’ll live to see orange staining the sky,

With the cool breeze wafting across my face.

With the birds twittering,

With all the peace and calm,

That follows sunrise,

I’ll somehow find a way,

To smile at the world again.

Because one day,

You’ll be the one,

Staring at the pitch black

Of your dark heart,

Regretting the wrong you’ve done to me.

Another thanks goes to Mara Eastern’s Poetry 101 Rehab for this awesome prompt.

Dawn of a New Blog…

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Oscar Wilde

Read more at L

“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”

Oscar Wilde


Hi everyone! I’m Madvanthi (you can call me Mads), a new blogger. I have decided to blog for the simple reason that I want to share my love for myth and folklore here. Anybody interested???

This is the dawn of a new blog.  Dawn is a beautiful time. The mild, orange sky, the blooming of flowers, dew on the leaves of plants…dawn indeed is wonderful. Talking of dawns, did you know that there are various deities for dawn?

Eos

Eos

In Ancient Greece, the Titaness Eos was the dawn goddess.  Described as being ‘rosy-fingered’ and ‘saffron-clad’ by the great poet Homer (in his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey), she is the daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and sister to Helios and Selene (the deities of the Sun and the Moon respectively).


Aurora

Aurora

Aurora, however, is the Roman goddess of dawn, and is quite similar to Eos. She, according to the Romans, is the daughter of Hyperion, and sister to Sol and Luna (the Sun and the Moon deities respectively). Rings a bell somewhere?


Ushas

Ushas

In India, it is Ushas who is the goddess of dawn. Like Eos and Aurora, Dyaus Pita (literally meaning ‘sky father’). She is portrayed as a beautiful young woman warding evil spirits away.


I personally believe that all civilizations are somehow inter-connected to each other. Look at the similarities between them. What are your views on this?

Does anyone know more deities of dawn from their culture? Let me know.

Cheers for now!

Mads