“Dawn” is a short love poem about how hope still exists despite the terrible past relationships and problems which have occurred in the author’s life. This is an upbeat and positive motivational poem where the author states that his life is still beginning (“impending noon”) and that dawn is fading away and the day will be bright (the past is getting farther away and the future will be bright). Too many times do people give up after lost love but not this time!
This four-line poem is written in iambic tetrameter (four feet of unstressed beats followed by a stressed beats), except for the first line which uses trochee (stressed beats followed by unstressed beats), and uses end-rhyme and near-rhyme to end each line (gone/on and own/noon).
DAWN by Gary R. Hess
Sleepless nights have come and gone
but hope still lingers on its own.
For life awaits impending noon
in want for more as dawn moves on.