Ode to the Sun

The sun rises, casting its first golden rays upon the world,
As the morning dew sparkles like diamonds in the light.
The birds sing their sweet melodies in the crisp morning air,
And the world awakens, fresh and new, with promise and delight.

The flowers unfurl their petals, reaching for the sun's embrace,
Their vibrant colors are a symphony of nature's art.
The trees sway gently in the breeze, their leaves rustling in the wind,
And the world is alive with the beauty that sets the soul apart.

As the sun ascends higher in the sky, its warmth envelops all,
And the day unfolds in a tapestry of life and light.
The butterflies dance on the breeze, their wings a fluttering song,
And the world is awash in wonder, a magnificent sight.

As the day draws to a close, the sun sets in a blaze of glory,
A kaleidoscope of colors that dazzles and amazes.
And the world rests, peaceful and still, bathed in the moon's soft glow,
As the promise of a new day waits, in the beauty that never ceases to raise. 

--Malachi M., 9th-12th Grade