Morning Song

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I sat this morning window open after completing my chores. I am not religous but believe in a soul and the effect our surroundings have on it

Morning song


Washing Machine rumbles

Towards its spin mode high-speed tumble

Sunday morning chores.

Vacuum cleaner and mop on squeaky the floors.



Windows thrown open wide

Outdoor sounds drift inside

Spring cleaning

Morning sun, glass gleaming



Below a spade is doggedly dug

A Wheel barrow shook to free its mud

With a grunt and a little wheezing

Earth is turned. Strong sunlight? Some sneezing

Flower beds being prepared

A wife’s voice compliments, clinking cups of tea shared



As the washing machine falls silent, end of it cycle

The bells peel out from steeple of St Michael

Ringing loud and clear, so very near

I stop. Listen. Retune my ear



In the garden of grunting and digging

Of the splish splash of a water feature and tea swigging

There is a Silver Birch as high as my cill

Where Chaffinch, Yellow Hammer and Sparrow trill

Tweeting and chirping, warbling loud and strong

Joining in with sharp metallic clang of the call to morning song



While feet echo off stone wall

Of the faithful head to the bells call

 I sit here and muse on the sweetness of sound

And praise god for the simple joy I have found



By Dibs

Submitted: February 26, 2012

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Amen to sweetness of sound and simple joys of living! And to our own doings in the midst of others and their doings.
I warmed to the inner sounds of this poem.
Thanks, Dibs - could step inside and be there.
Many warm regards, Connie

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:18pm


Connie, your words of encouragement are music to my ears


Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:49pm

Mike Stevens

Reminds me of a lazy Sunday afternoon; or a lazy Monday afternoon, or a lazy... Excellent!

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:24pm


well you know me and my peaceful moments! I wasn't being lazy though I was thinking

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:50pm

Mike Stevens

Did I say afternoon? Really? I meant to say morning!

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:25pm


you said both, though in the morning before noise polution takes over the world the sounds of life have a clearer quality to them, don't you think?

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:52pm


that was lovely, gives you that laxidasical sun morning feel. god bless the simple things!

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:58pm


Amen to that!

Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:53pm


A great depiction of your niche. I envy you.

Mon, February 27th, 2012 1:52am


Envy the moment. I have little to be envious of, but what I have I enjoy to the full.

It is a pleasure to share the moment


Sun, February 26th, 2012 11:58pm


it was so so so happens with me on every Sunday morning...:)

Tue, February 28th, 2012 3:44am


Hold on to that moment Divy' don't let lifes rush and go take it away. I am happy to have shared my Sunday morning with you my friend.


Tue, February 28th, 2012 12:01am


A wonderful appreciation of life and nature.

Tue, February 28th, 2012 10:14pm


Irwin, thanks for stopping by. It's the small things in life that if we stop for a moment to enjoy make the biggest impact on our outlook on life.

Tue, February 28th, 2012 11:33pm


You view things with a poets eye. I love the desciptive way you bring everyday things to the heart!

I thoroughly enjoyed this interlude of life around you and your astute awareness of it!

I love to see people enjoy the simple things in life!

Sat, March 3rd, 2012 11:50am


Obi, it does not suprise me that enjoyed this poem. You showed me through your words how to stop and look around and to enjoy the smallest pleasure.

It always means alot to me when you comment so positively.


Sat, March 3rd, 2012 2:24pm


Hi Sorry Ive Been Absent For A While But Im Back To Catch Up And Read You :) Very Enjoyable Piece This Is

Tue, March 6th, 2012 9:47pm


Thanks Bits, it seams the same everywhere, I am a little over run with the day to day right now. When I wrote this it was the last time my brain wasn't to tired to think creatively. Hopefully things will let up and let me create.

Please you enjoyed my peaceful morning


Tue, March 6th, 2012 11:31pm

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