Category Archives: Jones River

1.28.11 “Within a whyle it dawyd”

Immediate Light
Within a while it dawyd

‘Daw,’ is Old Germanic for dawn; meaning – to rouse from sleep, to come to one’s senses. Poetically, it is the moment Aurora gently tips the elbow of night, beckoning morn light.

…within a whyle it dawyd is from Thomas Malory’s, The Death of Arthur.

Daw is always my favorite time

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1.16.11 Had I not seen the Sun…

Cape Ann Trail
Sunrise near Jones River Landing

Had I not seen the Sun
I could have borne the shade
But Light a newer Wilderness
My Wilderness has made—

– Emily Dickinson –

One of the secrets to ‘Cape Ann Light,’ is how big it is. We are a tiny island here – Cape Ann, yet the envelope of light which folds and follows the hours of each day, around the beaches, the rocks, and the sea, this envelope of light opens to a Great Silence.