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Dawn
by
Edward Hujsak

(a friend of the muse)



You revel in  Dawn’s splendor,
As Earth turns,
Having assured herself once more
That the stars are still there.
Day creatures stir, strut, begin 
The chatter, roar and song
That draws attention to their being.
Others, done pursuing their nocturnal ways,
Slip silently into retreats,
In fear of their own shadows.

© by Edward Hujsak.
Used with the author’s permission.

 

 

Edward Hujsak is a rocket engineer turned writer, artist, sculptor, and builder of fine furniture and musical instruments. A chemical engineering graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Edward worked on propulsion systems at General Dynamics during development of the Atlas and Centaur rockets. He was propulsion engineer on John Glenn’s famous orbital flight and served as chief of preliminary design at General Dynamics Astronautics Division for ten years, accumulating more than a dozen patents in the aerospace field. Edward is the author of eightpublished books and has written commentaries for a variety of journals and magazines, including Spaceflight, Space News, Machine Design, San Diego Reader and MAKE magazine. He lives in La Jolla, California.

 

 



Post New Comment:
Supa:
Yes! Nice poem, but it leaves me feeling a lack. I needed something more and I'm not sure what. Maybe it's just my melancholy mood.
Posted 07/07/2015 05:30 AM
r1manchester:
Ed....nice poem!
Posted 07/07/2015 04:43 AM
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