Morning has broken!

Morning Has Broken
Morning Has Broken

Stillness settles in upon my soul
Each dewy dawn before the world awakes,
From distant towns and leas I hear the wave
of waking birdsong welcoming the sun,
Washing near as night skies fade away,
The nightingale departs, his nocturne ends.
Morning!

 

22 Comments on “Morning has broken!

  1. “the wave of waking birdsong” is an evocative line. Your use of alliteration throughout the poem made it read playfully to me. Nice work!

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  2. Beautifully written! I love the way the meter makes it flow just like the morning you describe. I love the song, too. 🙂

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  3. “Morning Has Broken” is one of my favorite hymns. We used to see it on Easter morning. I loved your line: “the wave | of waking birdsong welcoming the sun.” Dessert for the ears. 🙂

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  4. What a fantastic way to start the day. Lovely poem, Joanne!

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  5. You build a beautiful wave of sound in this. I especially like “dewy dawn” and “wave/of waking birdsong welcoming…”

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  6. I enjoyed the classical writing style that your choice of words has created. Dawn is the best time of the day and this piece makes me happy thinking of it!

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