Softly caressed by the wind
as it whispers through the trees
the brightly coloured leaves gently wave to me
I wave back and I smile
as the sunlight sparkles through
dazzling me with its diamonds
And I hear the brook just behind
babbling on its way by
wishing me a wonderful day
The squirrels and chipmunks
are playing a lively game of tag
as they leap from limb to limb
while the hummingbirds hover
and stop to say hello
And bluish purple petals
of the regal rose of Sharon
reach up to join in
The glass balls twirling in the trees
perform their pirouettes perfectly
and I sip my morning cup of tea
thankful that this is home.



13 Responses to Good Morning

  1. paintswithwords says:

    Very nice. I love the early morning when the earth is waking up and your poem made me feel like I was walking through the countryside in the early AM, though it is nearly 10pm. Well done

  2. CafeRg (Social Poetics) says:

    I could sit here, sip wine and share poetry with you. Beautiful imagery ..I think I live just the other side of those mountains

  3. Wolfsrosebud says:

    great elements… love those critters playing tag

  4. Tinkwelborn says:

    very picturesque…in fact, idyllic.
    (you must be my neighbor! )
    a panegyric to the love object.
    don’t know if this came out how you wanted, but it came out just fine.
    your descriptions of flora, fauna, and the physis stand out — that brook babbling are evocative words.
    nice job.

    • Thank you. I just wrote what I saw as I sat there. (a challenge on another writing site about “paying attention to details”)  I had no intent,  and when I read it back, I couldn’t help but smile. I could re-draft and write more… but I just wanted to pay honour to that special moment.

  5. Pat Hatt says:

    Wonderful morning capture and so fun watching the animal pals play about.

  6. Anonymous says:

    nice…you paint such a beautiful scene with all the natural elements…how one could read this and not smile i dont know…

  7. hedge witch says:

    A lovely moment faithfully recorded and passed on. There’s no place like home, they say.

  8. I have found a new favorite poet! You write just what I love to read! ♥ Thanks for inspiring me to be better, your words are flawless!!!

    • Wow… I really needed and appreciate that! I almost didn’t enter this poem in #OpenLinkNight because I didn’t think it was “deep enough.” It was merely a moment of utter joy and appreciation at the simple abundance around me. I am so very glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to taking a look at the” magic in your back yard” and to sharing some of  your  special moments.

  9. Chanibrenner says:

    i wrote a similar poem to urs! i love this style..i will post it in the next few days gd willing

  10. Shashi says:

    Ahh!!! What a lovely morning with humming birds saying hello… what a lovely picture.. made my day…..
    Thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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