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The Secrets Of Mornings

Each day dawns laden with secrets.

The morning dews are crystal balls, 
each holding a secret trailer of 
a fragment of day.    

The birds, chirping incessantly, 
gossip among themselves about the
delightful things you’ll find at 
the weekend market. 

In the crevice between the sun's 
virginal light and last night's shadows, 
an old friend waits for a 
scheduled chance encounter, 
bearing a gift of forgotten memories.

Fresh brew drips into the carafe of your
old coffee machine, tapping out
a Morse code of the new 
thoughts and feelings that will percolate 
into your brain in the hours to come.

And the curtains billow with echoes 
of the laughs to be laughed.

The day is waiting to confess 
its plans for you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/2/2017 7:38:00 PM
Love it! Very intriguing. You've captured the specialness of a new day. Kathy
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Bernard Chan
Date: 12/2/2017 10:38:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and kind words, Kathy :)
Date: 12/1/2017 12:28:00 PM
Hello Bernard, the morning has a lot of secrets.A delightful poem to read. I did enjoy this poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 12/1/2017 6:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Darlene.
Date: 11/25/2017 8:10:00 AM
Lovely perspective. Deserving of a fave for me. Thanks, Bernard.
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Date: 11/25/2017 5:45:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Line!
Date: 11/5/2017 4:29:00 AM
A fascinating little poem, Bernard. One can see, perhaps, what looks like the influence of Chinese poetry being brought to bear here...or is that widely off the mark? Reminds me very much of Ezra Pound's later modernist writings...especially concerning the Cantos; your poem has the same sort of mix of the ancient and the new. Really did enjoy this, Bernard -- nicely done! My best regards. :) john P.s congrats on your "Poem Of The Day"!
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Date: 11/5/2017 5:29:00 AM
Hi John, thanks for dropping by! The first draft of this write was very different, but when I finished it I didn't like it at all, so I went back to it after a couple of days and reworked it. As for influence, I can't say I'm as familiar with Ezra Pound's poetry as I should be and know the Chinese poets only slightly better. I'm actually more of a prose reader, but I do like some Rumi, Robinson Jeffers, Sara Teasdale, etc. Anyway, thanks a lot for your generous comment! Much appreciated :)
Date: 10/30/2017 5:45:00 AM
- A little late Bernard, but ... Congratulations on p.o.t.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/30/2017 7:09:00 AM
Never too late. Thank you so much, Anne. Much appreciated :)
Date: 10/30/2017 3:14:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD on a beautiful poem Bernard ...Maria
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Date: 10/30/2017 3:25:00 AM
Maria, thank you very much! Really appreciate it. Have a beautiful day!
Date: 10/30/2017 2:42:00 AM
SO captivated was I, I forgot to congratulate you on having your magical poem selected for POTD congratulations!
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Bernard Chan
Date: 10/30/2017 3:06:00 AM
Many thanks!
Date: 10/30/2017 2:36:00 AM
The day is waiting for me too, can't wait to get out there, but your work of art in words has me, a fan, a follow, and a fav. Thank you for making my morning!
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Date: 10/30/2017 3:05:00 AM
Hi Mick, thank you so much. Have a wonderful morning!
Date: 10/30/2017 12:34:00 AM
I really love the joy this poem expresses in looking forward to each new day with anticipation. I especially love the first stanza about "morning dews are crystal balls" What a unique and creative way of looking at life. I see why this was honored with POTD Bernard! It is wonderful Congratulations! Aloha, Connie : )
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Date: 10/30/2017 2:37:00 AM
You are very kind, Connie! Much appreciated. Mahalo :)
Date: 10/29/2017 10:26:00 PM
Every line an idea of my day to come , Bernard, congratulations on POTD. . hugs Eve
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Date: 10/29/2017 11:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve :)
Date: 10/29/2017 4:47:00 PM
Some really nice ideas in this write, Bernard - dew as crystal balls, coffee maker dripping in morse - well done ... congrats on POTD!
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Date: 10/29/2017 8:47:00 PM
It's great to receive a generous comment from you, Greg, as I admire your poetry. Thanks a lot!
Date: 10/29/2017 4:37:00 PM
Loved your imagery! Congratulations on POTD!
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Bernard Chan
Date: 10/29/2017 8:44:00 PM
Thank you for your comment, Donna! Much appreciated.
Date: 10/29/2017 4:16:00 PM
Wonderful word choices and great lines. Congratulations!
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Date: 10/29/2017 8:42:00 PM
Thank you, Sunlite!
Date: 10/29/2017 9:21:00 AM
Absolutely stunning Bernard in thought and imagery. Every line is lovely and lush creating a rich tapestry of woven words and ideas that is magical.., your first line is captivating and effective at piquing interest.., and your line; 'and the curtains billow with echoes of the laughs to be laughed' is completely enchanting... An excellent write full of positive loveliness. Congratulations on well deserved POTD honors Bernard!!
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Bernard Chan
Date: 10/29/2017 10:29:00 AM
Thank you, Susan! :) Have a wonderful Sunday! :)
Date: 10/29/2017 9:07:00 AM
Loved the positive attitude of this piece, congratulations for POTD honors Bernard, well done...
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Date: 10/29/2017 10:26:00 AM
Thank you, Charlie, much appreciated.
Date: 10/29/2017 8:48:00 AM
Congrats on poem of the day! This was such a nice beginning to my day.
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Date: 10/29/2017 10:26:00 AM
Thanks a lot, Agnes! Glad you liked it.
Date: 10/29/2017 7:14:00 AM
Lovely poem Bernard--congrats on POTD!
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Date: 10/29/2017 8:04:00 AM
Thank you so much, Vijay! Appreciate your visit!
Date: 10/29/2017 6:28:00 AM
Love this poem Bernard! Congratutions on potd! Fave :) I also love the conversation, though I'm not up yet ;)
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Date: 10/29/2017 9:12:00 AM
Oh, okay. My lovely Sunday is in Hong Kong, but I plan to go back to Toronto in a few years :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/29/2017 8:33:00 AM
:) nope, big little Ottawa. Where are you having a lovely Sunday?
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Bernard Chan
Date: 10/29/2017 8:03:00 AM
Oh, hey. I didn't even know until I saw your comment just now. Thanks a lot, Maureen! Have a lovely Sunday in . . . Toronto? :))