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Debate! Are you a Sunrise or a Sunset person?

As of the writing of this post if you search 'sunrise' and 'sunset' here in the community the scales tip in favor of 'sunset' by a margin of 32 results to 25. But is that a true representation of the people? Because the question has never been asked directly, let's settle this once and for all (for now, at least):

Which do you prefer: Sunrises or Sunsets?

Bonus points for your best (or favorite) photo that you have taken!

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What is to describe sunshine if not poetry? 🙂



- I'm the best at being me when I'm outside
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"When the young Dawn with fingertips of rose lit up the world..."

Betcha don't know where that came from (without using Google).

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@TomIrvineyou are correct!  But I do like it...

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@TomIrvine, I cheated.  there, I said it, lol. 

Interestingly enough, I've read (and listened to) "this classic", (and the one that comes before it) about 3 times in the last 8yrs, mostly on my daily long walks.

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@TomIrvine 

Homer's 'The Odyssey'?

I always heard it 'Dawn, the rosey fingered one...'

I like yours better though!

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Actually, Homer repeats this phrase with slight variations throughout the epic.

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@TomIrvine 

Copy that! Either way I'm emailing this thread to my high school english teachers to make them proud!

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How 'bout this one...  (No google)  Ten points for author and title.

"The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,
Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light,

And fleckled darkness like a drunkard reels
From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels."

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@TomIrvine 

Oh man! I know this is Shakespeare but I can't, for the life of me, remember which play it is from. Hamlet is my favorite, so there's a chance it would pique my memory there but I'm fairly confident that is incorrect...

I will not google...you'll have to tell me!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Five points for Shakespeare. (Good one John!)

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