Monday, November 23, 2009

Bantayan Island Sunrise

The grey begins to fade,

As colour creeps from leaf to limb.

The light is slowly seeping up,

From beneath the earth's curved rim.

The sky blue strengthens slowly,

Glazed with hues of orange and red.

Slowly as the earth revolves,

The sun lifts up it's head.

Colours shimmer in the light

And shapes begin to unveil.

The trees and flowers separate,

With the dawn light rosy and pale.

The sun climbs higher in the sky.

It's light shimmering and warm.

All things now are clearly seen.

A new day has been born.


Poem by Jacqui Thornton. All images taken in Bantayan Island, Cebu. To see other amazing "My World" contributions. Please click here. More of Bantayan on my next post.

30 comments:

  1. an island few kilometers from Cebu City, worth a visit!

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  2. One place i would really love to visit, next to Bohol...

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  3. Hi Norman! There might be some Photoshop associated here, but the result is gorgeous... ;)

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  4. these are all glorious photos, especially the 2nd. put a hammock between those coconut trees, grab a beer and watch the sunset--perfect!

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  5. oh, did you say sunrise? hahaha ok, forget the beer---coffee na lang.:p

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  6. Ang galing ah! Bagay yung pics sa poem. Di ba sabi ko sayo, pag "illustration" yun mga photos mo.

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  7. the beauty of the philippines really is shining through your cam.

    love the poem :)

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  8. really nice sunrise shots bro :)

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  9. hey..:) i have always been a fan of your blog.. nice shots u got there:) bantayan island is my favorite place here in cebu:) if u happen to visit cebu again let me know:)

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  10. absolutely stunning! i love your sunset shots! they're totally incredible!

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  11. very beautiful. nagcheck ako ng old posts mo, kakatuwa how your photos evolved into this. sana gumaling din ako in time! ;D

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  12. Unos atardeceres preciosos, te felicito un trabajo excelente.
    Un saludo

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  13. these images are postcard material!

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  14. loving the photos. sunrise looks like a sunset, though. perhaps our air these days are really polluted. but still, the photos are amazing and my love for nature hasn't wavered. ;)

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  15. Hindi pa ako naka-experience ng sunrise sa beach. Sarap ng feeling siguro habang nanonood ka ng sunrise tapos yung malamig na hangin ay dumadampi sa pisngi mo. hayz. it reminds me of being single... lol

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  16. These photos have that calming effect on the tired body. Beautiful.

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  17. Incredibly beautiful captures, as always! What lovely images to hold in my mind as I go to rest for the night! Thanks for the beauty!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  18. Stunning stunning stunning! Such a gorgeous birth of a new day.

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  19. Lovely shots. I'm seeing parts of my own country I would never have seen any other way as travel, although a fun thing to do, is a little bit down below the list for now.

    P.S. I got sidetracked with your Johor photos; enjoyed it!

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  20. bantayan island has one of the best sunrise spots i have been to. ang sarap din ng food dun.

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  21. i am in awe! beautiful captures!

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  22. Haha! Back to Bantayan ulit... Nice photos.....

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  23. Beautiful photos of the sun rising. Nice warm colours, everything photo is a master piece. Well done!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  24. ang ganda talaga ng sunrise, ano
    the dawn of a new beginning, ika nga

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  25. okay. now you're making me miss bantayan. kahit saan ganda talaga ng sunset.

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  26. The sky is the limit they say, but it gives limitless beauty...

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  27. Oh my GOD !!! such a beautiful scenery..I love this.Thanks.

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