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NPM: #19–morning splendor


A Gift

Leonora Speyer (1872-1956)

I Woke: —
Night, lingering, poured upon the world
Of drowsy hill and wood and lake
Her moon-song,
And the breeze accompanied with hushed fingers
On the birches.

Gently the dawn held out to me
A golden handful of bird’s-notes.

 

There are so many lovely images resounding throughout. I envision summer–standing on a hill overlooking a grassy meadow, the sun slowly cresting the horizon and in that crystalline moment a trill of robin song adds to the joy of another morning, another day of promise.

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5 thoughts on “NPM: #19–morning splendor

  1. I prefer squirrel chattering, but to each his own.

  2. Love it! Pay no attention to those rodent lovers.

  3. Another vote for camp birdsong. People who love chattering squirrels as an alarm clock?

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