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Personification in Poetry

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead


Oh sun, whilst stealing from our sight,
      You awaken lands afar,
And you shine with *incandescent light -
      A great and powerful star.

You kiss the hills, the trees and fields,
     The gardens and the parks,
And without your light upon our world,
      We’d perish in the dark.

Oh sun, your warm, *salubrious rays
     Tell seeds to wake from sleep
And, with your touch upon earth’s soil,
     Green shoots begin to peep.

You’re a trusted source of energy;
     We owe our thanks to you.
You send us your sustaining rays
     From in your sky of blue.

But, oh sun, your ultraviolet rays
      Can cause us much alarm.
Without protection, they can burn
      And cause us deadly harm. 
Yet you safely anchor Planet Earth
     By the gravity you create
And, without this force, our lovely world
     Would suffer a sad fate.

Oh sun, our small world orbits you.
        You keep us in our place.
Without your grip, our earth would be
      Tossed into outer space.

Each day you sink with farewell beams
     Which sheen upon our earth,
Yet you rise again, with each new morn,
     To give each new day birth.

Thank you, dear sun, for being there -
      A warming, quickening force -
For without you in this world of ours,
       We’d surely die, of course.

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* incandescent:  emitting light as a result of heat.

* salubrious:  health-giving - but put sun cream on your skin when the sun is hot.



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