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Early Morning Sunlight

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Early Morning Sunlight

One early morning not long ago 
I watched sun-light streaming and beaming through
Cirrus and cumulous 
Clouds in low altitude air.

The sky was as blue as you
Can imagine…deeper than
Any azure hue I’d ever seen
Painted on earth’s cathedral-like ceiling above.

I was in love  

And couldn’t help but feeling 
Something stirring deep within 
These gravity-laden veins
Which for one brief moment, erased all thoughts 
Of loneliness or pain.

I was lost in thoughts of rain

As time stood still watching 
The sunlight filter through the snow white blanket 
I dreamed of riding on as if 
I were Pegasus with wings,
Aether or Anemoi, ancient gods of sky and winds.

I let the light begin 

To penetrate my aching bones
From years of walking all alone around this planet’s crust
While looking for some peace of mind
In this world that I’ve been thrust
Into and pleased to see

The beauty of the light that shines on me

And you as well as well can be
Not unlike Apollo and those ancient gods 
Of sky and stars we follow far 
No matter who or what we are 
Struggling to achieve or seek to uncover

Early morning sunlight helps me discover

There’s more to life than meets the eye 
And more to mortal eyes than seeing
Past one’s brow and beyond the clouds
Farther than the sun somehow
We’re drawn intangibly like moon and tides

To God’s golden light and love not meant to hide. 






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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:06:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Terrell, your poem is lovely... I love the imagery and evidence that love will always exist through God's sunny ray's of light... Love the discovery your eyes and heart lend on this poem.. delightful... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 3:40:00 PM
    There's something seriously manly in a member of the "unfairer" sex laying their gentle side bare (familiar line to you mayhaps??????) Exquisite writing, Terry. I read it top to bottom three times and will certainly read it again. Lovely stuff, friend mine. <3 <3 <3

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 3/21/2013 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah shucks...yer just sweeter than honey and I appreciate you droppin' in (as usual)...I need to read your work as well but right now gotta get some rest..early day tomorrow. Thanks again Delysia. All smiles...Terry
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 3:07:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this faith based work..I am glad that I chose it to read today..Sara

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 3/21/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara, This isn't the first of my poems you've read and commented on and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your readership. I owe you some time at your place in the next few days - looking forward to reading some of your works as well but unfortunately have an early day tomorrow and will drop in on you soon. In the mean time, thanks again dear lady:) Terry