Thursday, January 6, 2011

With my post-Christmas brain in recovery mode, I chose an old poem for Poet's United Thursday Think Tank. This piece seems appropriate for today's prompt of 'observation'....I like few things better than watching as the world stirs itself to begin a new day...

Frost in stillness lies...

moon gives way to morning’s light...

silent comes the day.
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For more poems about observing the world, check out the link below...
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19 comments:

Susannah said...

"Silent comes the day" - beautiful! and what a lovely photo to accompany it. :-)

aka Penelope said...

What a lovely poem and accompanying photo, Lynette. The morning stillness is always new and like nothing else I’ve encountered. It is a brief opportunity to contemplate the dawning of life before it starts stirring. I'm also mindful that while it is quiet in my part of the globe … it’s completely opposite on the other. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfect photo for the poem, Lynette, and vice versa. I am not a morning person, but when circumstances have me up at dawn, I find myself wishing I didn't have to sleep so late.
Penelope is right about other parts of the world. I've just exchanged e-mails with a blogger in Australia. She told me that three times the water in Sydney Harbour is flowing through some towns in Queensland - the mind boggles.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such a beautiful haiku and the photo is wonderful. Makes me wish I was standing right there, feasting my eyes. Wonderful start to my day!Thank you.

Old Ollie said...

Love this style - excellent piece.

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful sentiment! :)

ninotaziz said...

What a haiku, Lynette. It sets me off to the calmest of feelings, ending all turbulence in my heart.

Ellen aka Ella said...

Wonderful, the freshness of a new start, begin again! Great pic to portray your poem!

Arti said...

You write so well... The poem is well penned down... Frost in stillness lies...
Have a nice day :)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Hello Lynette,
Such beautiful words, which indeed capture the mood of the day, at this time of the year.
Lovely image too....

Best wishes and Happy New Year,
Eileen

Breezy said...

You have so much talent!! Lovely post.

Marinela Reka said...

Such a lovely haiku and beautiful photo!
Short Poems

Jingle Poetry said...

breathe taking imagery.

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Bachelor said...

I too enjoy the early morning hours when the new day is fresh! I found your blog thru Adrielleroyle.... she's a sweetie! :)
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adrielleroyale said...

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P.S. The Bachelor is a pretty cool guy too :)

Susan said...

beautiful photograph and lovely quiet poem - I can feel the stillness and peace.

Debby said...

Hi Lynette - love the photo and the quote. One of my greatest joys is pairing beautiful images with beautiful words. Nice pair! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

bettyl said...

Great post. Love the photo.