Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Morning


Gladly shall I greet the morning
At the rising of the sun
All the land so bright illumined -
Hail another day begun

Hearken to the sweet birds singing
Songs all hearts to thus delight
Every soul to full awaken
Bidding their farewell to night

Fresh the dew upon the branches
Chilled the early scented air
Night's dim shadows softly fading -
Golden ribbons everywhere

Shimm'ring sunbeams fill the arbours
Spreading light as angels' wings
Spirits dance to greet the dawning -
Joy and hope the new day brings

Soft notes turning to crescendo
Dawn is like a symphony
As the light grows ever stronger -
Nature in full harmony

Yet another sunrise beckons
Waking all from slumber deep
Open wide the shuttered windows -
As the daybreak ends your sleep

Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/12/2013 7:46:00 PM)

    oh Valerie, I love this poem it ties in beautifully with the poem I just read..
    you definitely have a connection with the great Shakespeare
    please go read and see my comment on his poem..
    When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes (Sonnet 29) by William Shakespeare (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (3/5/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    Valerie,
    What a delight you are to read. Am hoping that this comment takes as in the past they have not. More or less gave up. Anyway, your poetry just shines not unlike the break of day! (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (2/13/2013 7:13:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem Val you show through your words how awesome nature is.
    You must have a fantastic vista from your window? (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (2/6/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    among many morning poems, this poem is number one for its delicate graphic description and the usual Valerie Dohren brand of immaculate rhyming...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Maria C. Costa (2/5/2013 2:17:00 PM)

    I've relished your melodious verse as much as your positive mood greeting the morning. The beautiful imagery used conveys to us brightness, light, joy and hope. Indeed, Nature in full harmony.
    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (2/5/2013 6:00:00 AM)

    A delightful homage to the new day. Oh to let closed shutters keep, so I could have a lit' more sleep. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (1/31/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    A bright morning with new hope and, fresh desire to live as a new person are presented beautifully. A painter you are! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (1/31/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    A bright morning with new hope and, fresh desire to live as a new person are presented beautifully. A painter you are! (Report) Reply

  • Wabi Sabi (1/30/2013 3:45:00 AM)

    Wow! this is the morning that I want to be in always... ]Chilled the early scented air...I like this phrase the most of all because I always feel it when I walk on the street early morning. the same feeling as I do even though we are apart from each other. I am happy. (Report) Reply

  • Terry M (1/29/2013 8:34:00 PM)

    I will never look at a sunrise without thinking of your poem, thank you kindly and well done! (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (1/27/2013 9:08:00 AM)

    Beautiful. This was so musical. like the song of the morning. Others might call it a welcome to the new day you called it farewell to night. I liked that way of thinking.

    Bidding their farewell to night

    Loved this one. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (1/25/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    We should greet each day like this shouldn't we? A beautiful reminder to be grateful for simple things. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (1/25/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    A very beautiful flowing poem, mornings in my house are mad, my four year old giving her orders
    before we take her to school. (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (1/25/2013 2:45:00 AM)

    tastefully way of written about mornings.what happened if the mornings would never come.we would never heard birds chattering or dawn chorus.
    fabulous write.~nb (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (1/24/2013 2:55:00 PM)

    Amazing. How do you do poem after poem so beautifully rhymed? They sing to me, each one, and my heart swells! I am so glad to have found you dear poet! (Report) Reply

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