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Morning Silence: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 18


Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


Hello everyone! I'm just making my entrance, fashionably late. But, as a consolation, I've brought coffee. For Brenda's week 18 prompt, Silence, I set out to write something a little happier, just to show that I could. This poem reflects the wonder of that magical hour before the sun rises and the birds start serenading with their sweet songs.

Most days of the week, I get up at around 4:30 in the morning. While I would not consider myself a morning person, I do cherish the time I get to savor my coffee and take in the silence before the noise of the day creeps in.

Thank you, Brenda, for these prompts!


That first sip

before the Sun

is the nectar of life

when the Moon

still has secrets

to whisper

and the stars wink

before disappearing.

A second sip

as the horizon lightens

and the sky explodes

in vibrant hues.

This is the magic hour

full of sweet delights

for those willing

to receive the gift.


© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 24, 2021:

Thank you Lora!

Lora Hollings on July 23, 2021:

Such a magical poem you have written, Alyssa, as a response to Brenda's word prompt. Yes, that time before the sunrise is a magical time where one can still savor the beauty of the moon and the stars before dawn and reflect about the day yet to come. Beautifully penned, Alyssa. It was a delight to read.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 23, 2021:

Thank you so much Peggy! Have a lovely weekend!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 23, 2021:

I love your message of greeting the dawn, but I am typically fast asleep at 4:30 in the morning. You say that you would not consider yourself a morning person? I would say that you fit that description beautifully!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 23, 2021:

I know right? Luckily, coffee and I are committed to getting through it together haha! Thank you Bill!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 23, 2021:

Isn't it the best part of the day? Thank you so much for reading, Chitrangada!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 23, 2021:




My mind won't grasp it.

But I do share your love of early morning; it's just that our definition of "early" is a bit different.

As always, love your work!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 23, 2021:

This is soothing and relatable. Beautifully expressed poem.

I love those quiet moments of early morning. We usually have tea, while watching along the delightful movements of the birds and butterflies in my little garden.

Thank you for sharing.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 23, 2021:

Thank you so much!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 23, 2021:

Oh I'm so happy to hear that! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 23, 2021:

Short, sweet and refreshing. Your phrases are brimming with magical poetic diction.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 23, 2021:

I love that poem, Alyssa. I treasure those early hours also. I am always up about the same time as you are, and my husband is still asleep. It is a special quiet time and no TV. I hear the birds too.

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