Madrugada is a Portuguese word that translated into English means dawn or daybreak. I prefer the non-translated version since it sounds so much more magical – as magical as that precious time when the very first light of day creeps over the edge of the horizon and the night sky starts to fall away.
The madrugada time of day is so fresh and new and if you’ve ever been lucky enough to be awake at the first flush of dawn, you can hear the birds begin their song, see the dew form along the greenery, watch the stars fade into the pinks, purples and blues of the sky and see the World as it awakes.
A new day breaks upon the land, the madrugada dance shall now begin.
First a pale hint of light that quickly spins into flight –
Lavenders and muted blues that melt away the night’s dark hues.
Then a sudden burst so bright, the stars flee from it’s very sight.
Dewdrops form, the birds sing out and the welkin glows throughout.
Oh, you magic flush of day, you madrugada dance of hope sustained.
~ Ella Patrice
Madrugada ~ What a poetic and wonderful word that means the start of a new day!
Namaste ~ Ella
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