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To rise up in the early morn

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To rise up in the early morn

To rise up in the early morn.
 
Some folk think it’s crazy
To rise in the early morn
And walk beneath the starlit skies
Then welcome in the dawn
As trees they dance in the morning breeze
 And wild birds sing their songs
Oh, when I walk these wetland trails
This world to me belongs.
 
In the early morning hours
I feel such mystery
And as I walk beside the lake
My life feels oh, so free
A terrapin might cross my path
Or a lizard or a snake
Or a frog or two might catch my eye
As they wander from the lake.
 
I would not swap for anything
This life I love to live
I could not lie there in my bed
Life has too much to give
To watch the sun wake up the day
As the lake reflects it all
This be to me a miracle
A thing so beautiful.

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  1. Date: 2/19/2014 3:18:00 PM
    Beautiful piece Peter ,we need not television when we have our eyes, we can go outside and wonder at the beauty in the sky, or catch a glimpse of morning mist as it hovers off the ground, moving down the valley making not a sound, thank you for your lovely work. Andy

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/19/2014 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Andy for reading aand commenting on my poems. I totally agree with you on this one. Glad you decided to stay, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 10:25:00 PM
    Beautifully written my dear but as you know I am not really a morning person, sometimes I wish I were as I would love to walk the wetlands, but you never know one day I may surprise you........Luv.......Ve xx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just having you with me is enough, my angel. That is all I need....Peterxxxx
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 8:27:00 PM
    It is so wonderful watching the world wake up...coming alive...its so rejuvenating.... wonderful poem Peter....hello to sweet Vera...:-) :-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Donna, your comments are magic to me....peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 7:51:00 PM
    Early morning, best time to be outside, natures night workers just off to their beds, done their hunting & feeding. Gradually you see everything waking up to start the day ! Reading this cuz, takes me there, to those early mornings, you tell it just as it is, love it xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I aam sure that you have had many of these experiences, cuz with your sleep pattern. Very nice of you to visit my Page. I appreciate your comments. Always ....Peterxxxxx
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 5:54:00 PM
    Ive only felt this kind of freedom once in my life, as a young man I took a year and hitched hiked across the USA..every day was radiant even when it rained...your poems tend to take me to those times...got a couple more years to work and then my mornings will be as calm as yours my friend

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It sounds like a great trip to me Frederic. I'm happy that my write can take you back to these fond memories....Peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 5:52:00 PM
    i so agree with you! the early morning is a magical part of the day that so many people never get to experience. you've described it quite masterly in this poem, peter!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene, for your wonderful comments...peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 5:31:00 PM
    I used to rise up in the very early morn for three hundred and sixty-five days a year when I delivered the local morning newspaper. It was good in a way that I got personal chores and errands out of the way early, and had the rest of the daylight hours to myself. Good write that reminded me of those days.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your comments Robert, I really appreciate them...peter
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 4:57:00 PM
    another winner Peter lovely. Do you know Stephen Curtis a poet from Adelaide? hugs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/15/2014 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Shadow. And no Unfortunately I have never heard of your friend. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter