Morning Encounters

Updated on February 27, 2018



I grapple at the beauty of sunrise,

Awakening another peerless dawn.

I grasp at the majestic opal skies;

The immaculate virtue of the morn.

The blue-bells arise, now fully adorned,

As I hum to the splendour of daybreak.

I drift with the elegance of the swan,

Touched by the serenity of the lake.

The din of life is forgotten for now,

An immaculate silence feeds my core.

The eloquence of robins, chant somehow,

In the flames of an opalescent glow.

O Lantern, thy soul is filled with longing;

Sweet heaven heralds the light of morning.



Quote from a Seer


Morning Hope

Is it hard to begin the day with hope

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      manatita44 3 months ago from london

      Yes, I remember you, Michael. Perhaps it was on Questions and Answers, no? Thank you for coming over and appreciating my poems. I will visit you post work this evening. Much Peace.

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      Michael Milec 3 months ago

      Greetings manatita 44. Exquisite confirmation of the joy of living as we are greeting every new morning enthusiastically. Great poetry.

      PS. My first comment after our recent acquaintance.

      Peace with us.

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      manatita44 5 months ago from london

      Thank you, Chitrangada. Much Gratitude and Love...

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem describing the dawn and the hope it brings along each day in our lives!

      The rising Sun is my most cherished sight every morning.

      Wonderful pictures and beautifully expressed thoughts!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      manatita44 6 months ago from london

      Too true, my Sweet.

      I was just thinking about you. I have sent you a poem, as I have done with some more of my loved friends.

      As always, thank you for your kind comment.

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      Shauna L Bowling 6 months ago from Central Florida

      Each dawn brings new opportunities and the chance to celebrate life. What a gift, huh?

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      Ah, Alicia.

      Good morning from here in London.Thank you so much!

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      Linda Crampton 8 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is so lovely, Manatita. The imagery is beautiful. What a wonderful morning to celebrate.

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      Thank you so much Gypsy. Have a great weekend!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely poem with wonderful imagery of the dawning of the day. Love the photos.

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      Thank you,

      Patricia. Hope that all is going well as can be. God bless your heart's of Love.


      Thank you so much!

      Harish, thank you so much!!

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      Harish Mamgain 8 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Brother, I too forgot the din of life after reading this beautiful poem. Keep quenching our thirst and showing splendor to our heart ! O cloud carrier ! O lantern carrier !

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      John Hansen 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Lovely poetry by you, Manatita.

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      Patricia Scott 8 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hope reigns....I do believe is with a hopeful heart and God's assurance that He is walking with me and carrying me and mine when needed that each day begins.

      The songs the cardinals and many other precious birds provide for me not only at the breaking of day but throughout each day remind me of the wonders of nature. Well done...thank you for sharing your talents once again. Angels are headed your way today. ps

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      Ah, Dee, so special. Yesterday was extremely hot, though. I went to worship in the evening and I was sweating so much!! I kept wiping my forehead and one girl was laughing at me. After nearly two hours later, she told me that she had the same experience.

      Thing is, our Caribbean heat is coloured by our land and sea breezes. Anyway, dawn is nearly always wonderful and a poet's dream. Peace, Love and Light.

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      Dora Weithers 8 months ago from The Caribbean

      "I hum to the splendour of daybreak." Beautiful thoughts! Serenity. Contentment. Peace. Loving it.

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      Ah, Tim, so kind, so kind. Much appreciations, Bro.

      Yes, Bill,

      Finally the weather is good to you, Took a while, eh? But now at least you can sell the produce, I believe. Thank you!

      Yes, yes, Fullerman, each day is a virgin dawn. I appreciate your keen insight and observations. A fine sentiment and welcome here. Gratitude.

      Wow! Linda,

      Such beauty, such resonance ... such marvel and such captivating songs!! A million birds!

      I came out of meditation in Heidleberg at our Temple. I was already pretty 'high' but half way down the steps, I was touched by the magnolia flowers, the autumnal leaves... my Soul went sporting to another place of Light and Delight.

      Thank you so much, my Dear. God's Love be with you and yours.

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      Linda Lum 8 months ago from Washington State, USA

      I live in a farm house surrounded by Nature. To the north is a small pond, and on the east, south, and west are forested acres and a wetlands beyond. The area teems with wildlife. When the weather is warm (as it is now) I sleep with windows open and awaken to the sound of a million birds singing their morning song. I cannot think of a more beautiful way to begin the day.

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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Amazing and truly inspiring words. Great description to capture such beauty and translate them into words. Great job. I really enjoy this poem. I feel like each new day we get we should do something positive.

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      Bill Holland 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

      The first paragraph is exquisite...truly....I am alive and ready to experience it all this fine morning. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.

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      Tim Mitchell 8 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Awesome poem! At this time of writing it is awhile until dawn. I now have a delightful expection for when dawn arrives. I liked the video.

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      Indeed Ji.

      Fresh... new...joyful... inspirational.

      Thank you, Shaloo. Always a pleasure to see you. Hope that all is well.

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      Shaloo Walia 8 months ago from India

      Beautiful poem appealing to the various senses.

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      Venkatachari M 8 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A nice poem bringing out the enchanting grandeur of morning. The images are beautiful also. I love watching the moments of sunrise whenever possible. It's really a blissful experience.