Sunrise Over Apartments

Where are the hills?
I see none around me.
Where is the sunrise on hills?
I see it through my neighbors’ apartments.
I just see their walls brightening, reflecting sun’s rays.
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 .
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No sounds of distant waters dash,
 instead I hear the siren of office working hours.
The bending roads with honking motors
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Whenever I read H W Longfellow’s poem “Sunrise on the Hills” I crave to see one, but this is the sight I get to see.

Sunrise on the Hills
I stood upon the hills, when heaven’s wide arch
Was glorious with the sun’s returning march,
And woods were brightened, and soft gales
Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales.

Read more here: Sunrise on the Hills by by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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32 Responses

  1. eileeninmd says:

    Pretty poem and a lovely sunrise! Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    awww. well, the sun through the palm leaves is still beautiful.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Beautiful post for the day, Indrani, and I do love Longfellow!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  4. Hilary says:

    It's a lovely sight. That sky is so pink and the sun a beautiful orb shining through the tree fronds.

  5. ah the price of living in the big city 🙂

    a little peek is better than nothing at all.

  6. Really like how you framed this, with the sun behind the palm fronds.

  7. Beautiful
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

  8. Gattina says:

    The sky has such a strange pink color !

  9. Sudhir R says:

    Loved the poem! I should say you are lucky if you can get to this sight daily!

  10. Mike says:

    Very beautiful. I love the color of the sky.

  11. Merisi says:

    Beautiful sunrise, such enticing colours!

    Happy Sky Watch,
    Merisi

  12. George says:

    There might not be any hills in this photo, but you still captured the sun in a beautiful sky. I like the way the sun is peeping through the fronds of the palm.

  13. Jeevan says:

    I get to see sunrise only if I began to travel early morning… You captured a brilliant one there! I also wish to see sun rise between the hills.

  14. Carver says:

    That's a gorgeous sunrise. Great shot.

  15. Gail Dixon says:

    The pink cast of the sky is gorgeous!!

  16. This is still such a beautiful sunrise. 🙂

  17. Bibi says:

    This looks amazingly like the view from my friend's apartment in Chennai!

  18. Debopam says:

    Lovely capture with nice lines……..

  19. Nevin says:

    It is such a beautiful capture!!!

  20. Even this is so beautiful. I too wish to witness the sunrise over hills. 🙂

  21. pretty poem .. loved the pink sky 🙂

  22. Wonderful! Beautiful pic with the poetic description. Loved it!

  23. Sun is beautiful,from any angle..!

  24. thankyou for this insight into your world. I am sure your daughters love their new wall art.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

  25. D. Prabhu says:

    Beautiful Photo and nice poem. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  26. No wonder people keep telling us to rise early, such a beautiful pic of the sun. Such vibrant colors and for once you need not wear glasses and can catch the suns rays.

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