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Dawn: a poem by Chris Roe

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

Forest path in early autumn, near Norfolk, England, photo by author Chris Roe.

near Norfolk, England, photo by Chris Roe


A gift,

An empty space

To retreat,

To rethink, respond,

To recall, understand.

Stand still and listen,

The wind,

The voice of the trees,

Words of love

You should have spoken,

Pathways still to follow.

Stand still and listen again,

To the silence

You have yet to hear,

The song,

The blackbird,

The dawn.


Chris Roe has a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and is Professor

of Psychology at the University of Northampton, UK. He is also Director

of the Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences based there. Several

poems by Chris can be read on WorthFinding.

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