A New Day

Backpack photo sunset

A low bright ember burns until the horizon is breached then yellow explodes bursting indigo hues. It claws and scratches at the heavy cloak of night, raking and burning the ink into day.


Trifecta’s Trifextra Week 78 asked us to give them 33 word describing a color.

The photographer happens to be a dear friend who has an amazing talent. Her morning sunrise photos always inspire and with her permission I am putting words to one of her beautiful pictures. Thanks Cheri.
Photo credit: ©Backpack Photography 2013

Trifextra: Week 78

Trifextra: Week 78


39 comments on “A New Day

  1. ardenrr says:

    Great! I could see it happening through your words 🙂


  2. jannatwrites says:

    I love the ‘scratching at the heavy cloak of night’ part. I like the idea of the sunrise fighting for its time on stage. Oh, and that is a beautiful photo, too 🙂


    • debseeman says:

      The prompt landed on my timeline and a scroll further down was one of Cheri’s pics and the inspiration was immediate.

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂


  3. Gabriella says:

    Wonderful! ‘It claws and scratches at the heavy cloak of night’ is also a line that speaks to me.


  4. Bryan Ens says:

    Love this!


  5. Kitty says:

    Beautiful. I love “raking and burning the ink into day”.


  6. Tara R. says:

    We both chose sunscapes (mine is a sunset), I like that. Your words are a lovely accompaniment to the gorgeous image.


  7. love the action words here. makes the work pop.


  8. Lance says:

    I like how the colors are characters, not just descriptors.

    well done, deb.


  9. I agree with LaTonya. “…raking and burning the ink into day.” was a particular favourite phrase.


  10. kallanannie says:

    Beautiful imagery in this, from “A low bright ember burns” straight through to that last delicious phrase.


  11. ‘claws and scratches’
    Sunrise is hard work…
    This is lovely.


  12. Suzanne says:

    This is so gorgeous! Love the intensity in this.


  13. Draug419 says:

    The last line is cool. Great imagery.


  14. Linda Vernon says:

    Oh I loved how it “claws and scratches” an unexpected delight.


  15. Lovely way with words or colors i should say


  16. Ah, lovely – Tried to go this route without success. Nice job.


  17. My most favorite time of the day! You described it beautifully Debseesman! One of my fav’s so far 🙂


  18. Your gorgeous words suit the breathtaking photo. I especially liked “raking and burning the ink into day.”


  19. barbara says:

    exactly so, Debbie!!!


  20. Valerie says:

    The images you’ve conjured in a mere 33 words are simply stunning! I love this piece!


  21. Fighting to begin another day. Wonderful.
    “… claws and scratches at the heavy cloak of night, raking and burning the ink…”


  22. Donetta says:

    Raking and burning the ink into day. Breathtaking line. Love that you used indigo. The entire piece is perfectly written.


  23. Anne Chia says:

    I love all the lines, they are so colourful and vivd.I thought the first sentence was my favourite until I read the second. Great stuff 🙂


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