Crayola Dawn

I am posting this on dVerse Poets Pub for De’s lovely prompt on Quadrille Monday. She requests that we use the word “dream” – dreamer, dreams, dreaming, dreamed – make the noun a verb or the verb a noun – it’s all good! A quadrille is a poetic form that came about a couple of years ago when we were making changes to refresh the Poets Pub. the form has exactly 44 words not counting the title. You must include the prompted word in your poem.  Come read these wonderful humming bird tiny poems. I am also posting this to Real Toads Tuesday Platform.  Here are the links for both:   and

Crayola Dawn
I see the dawn before the rest
of the world awakens.
I came to this dawn through the moonlight
of my dreams.
I dream of the world in argent shades
and awaken to the Crayola dawn –
It is cool this morning.
I am at peace.

copyright kanzensakura

72 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 20:29:34

    So breathtaking. This is my favorite time of day and you color it dreamy.


  2. Just Barry
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 00:06:28

    I love the soothing pastel tones invoked by your dreamy words.


  3. sarahrussellpoetry
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:51:28

    Such a lovely way to wake up!


  4. jade
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 10:44:47

    I am crazy over the idea of a Crayola sky. A rainbow morning. Such a beautiful image.


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:13:49

    Love a crayola sky too… dawn is still too early for me at this time of the year though… Sunrise at 5 AM


  6. whimsygizmo
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:14:23

    I see it, too, Toni. Becoming my favorite time of day. This poem brings great peace, and I love your title.


  7. kim881
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:25:42

    You’ve Crayola’d me, Toni! Gorgeous Quadrille, especially:
    ‘I came to this dawn through the moonlight
    of my dreams.
    I dream of the world in argent shades’.


  8. Grace
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:30:39

    Love those ardent shades and the crayola dawn ~


  9. alisonhankinson
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:33:01

    A lovely sunrise…I agree with Kim…”I came to this dawn through the moonlight
    of my dreams.” Very lovely phrase.


  10. whippetwisdom
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:49:16

    A beautiful image and a very peaceful feel in your poem – I especially love ‘I dream of the world in argent shades
    and awaken to the Crayola dawn – ‘ xxx


  11. Beverly Crawford
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 16:07:36

    Dawn is truly the most peaceful and hopeful time of day. Your words are beautiful!


  12. hypercryptical
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 16:18:41

    I love this! What a perfect way to start a day! (I love the smell too}
    Anna :o]


  13. Frank Hubeny
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 17:13:48

    I like the idea of seeing the dawn before everyone else does in one’s dreams.


  14. Glenn Buttkus
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 19:56:22

    You title & refrain are incredible–CRAYOLA DAWN, like the title of a best-selling novel, or children’s book. or rock band. or fragrance, or a line of summer fashion–really loved this one, Toni–too much chaos & cruelty in the news–we need to refocus on love, reciprocity & inner child.


  15. Waltermarks
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 20:24:11

    I like a Crayola dawn. It does sound quite peaceful 😁


  16. Truedessa
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 21:21:42

    A Crayola dawn, let’s break out a box and color a new day! I really enjoy the thought of a sky in red/orange and orange/yellow.


  17. maria
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 00:58:56

    Ah, a very scenic view you’ve painted with words Toni!


  18. rosemawrites
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 01:06:08

    Crayola dawn. how beautiful is that. 🙂


  19. Janice
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 01:20:56

    I enjoy how the dream brings the poem’s speaker to a peaceful dawn. A beautiful transition from argent tones to crayola shades.


  20. Sumana Roy
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 01:40:31

    “I came to this dawn through the moonlight / of my dreams.”…..Love the lines. So wonderful to reach dawn in life & also love your title.


  21. Jane Dougherty
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 04:48:56

    What a lovely way to slip into waking 🙂


  22. Laura Bloomsbury
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 08:19:01

    early riser catches the dream – lovely


  23. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 12:54:31

    Your words are as gorgeous as dawn itself!❤️ Beautifully rendered 🙂


  24. Dr. Crystal Howe
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 13:34:11

    This is beautiful and peaceful. I can relate to it, even though I don’t see colors. I’ve always loved a new box of crayons… Such possibility! And I’ve visited the Crayola factory–a world where there are no rules, and writing on walls is encouraged. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!


    • kanzensakura
      Aug 15, 2017 @ 14:41:43

      Actually, I always smelled my new box of crayons first…I loved the smell of new, unbroken and unused crayons. And you visited the Crayola factory – how cool is that!!!!


  25. phoartetry
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 15:07:20

    Very nice.


  26. Sherry Marr
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 16:03:25

    Very lovely.*


  27. coalblack
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 16:20:35

    This could also be an aubade, couldn’t it? Not sure. In any event, it’s evocative and lovely. I had to look up “argent.” Now I learned a word. 🙂

    –coal (Fireblossom)


  28. revivedwriter
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 17:21:37

    I love the “argent shades” contrasting with the “Crayola dawn.” Such a vivid description, with connotations of a happy childhood!


  29. colorfulpen
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 18:02:01

    The title alone is peaceful. There’s a quiet stillness about dawn that’s beautiful, and you capture that well.


  30. lynn__
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 18:08:01

    Ah, a beautiful cornflower blue Crayola sky, sigh.


  31. lillian
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 18:20:47

    I love thinking about a crayon a dawn. I love getting up early to greet the dawn– a peaceful and serene time – I feel you at peace in this poem. It is a quietude we all need.


  32. thotpurge
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 23:42:24

    argent crayola dawn…peaceful indeed..


  33. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 23:48:26



  34. Kerry
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 12:19:47

    That crayola dawn is just beautiful.


  35. merrildsmith
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 19:44:28

    Oh, this is me–I love watching dawn arrive–and just a bit of dreams lingering. “Crayola dawn is even better! Thank you! 🙂


  36. Magaly Guerrero
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 23:41:33

    A dream that awakens to to peace? What else could a soul ask for! Just precious… and so beautiful.


  37. Olga
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 15:54:56

    Loved your crayola word-painting tinting the beginnings of a new day, Toni. ❤


  38. Misky
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 16:36:14

    Yes, crayola dawn is very clever!


  39. Bekkie Sanchez
    Aug 18, 2017 @ 17:53:33

    A crayon can do wonders! Love your photo too!


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