Soft, gentle zephyrs stroke the ripening corn,
Like rhythmic, dancing wavelets on the lake,
A skylark serenades still, peaceful morn,
Invoking all and sundry to awake;
Light, measured footfalls early rambler sounds
Append the purring of a turtle dove,
Though none of these, in any way, confounds
The master songster, soaring up above;
Angelic aspects of each gifted day
Present, untried, to all discerning hearts,
Let none such generosity betray,
Lest from this earth he fruitlessly departs;
Since Nature paints a picture so divine,
Pray, may I not such graciousness decline!
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Caressed by gentle early morning breeze,
Their little yellow heads turn to the sun,
Their eager little spirits to unfreeze,
That searching lonely ramblers may have fun;
Sweet lark salutes the day with joyful song,
Resounding o’er somnolent, rolling field;
Anon they will be hosting feathered throng,
A matchless chorus for the heart to yield.
Heralds of Spring, you are, fair daffodils,
Pregnant with pristine beauty, unsurpassed,
The dream of hope in lonely hearts fulfils,
Whose warm embraces transience will outlast.
Though brief your visit be each passing year,
Your sight is balm to many a lingering tear!
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Tagged beauty, birds, daffodils, embrace, hearts, hope, inspiration, life, morning, nature, ponder, ramblers, sun, truth
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Tagged blackbirds, hope, life, morning, ramblers, summer, sunshine
A myriad belles adorned in white,
Arraign the vernal morn,
Sweet snowdrops craft a fetching sight
To welcome burgeoning dawn,
No time to feel forlorn!
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Tagged beauty, care, CR, hope, life, monastery, morning, peace, smiles, snowdrops, spring
Seeping light pervades the still, crisp, early morning air,
Prompting feathered friends, their joyful songs to sing,
Stars retire to their haven in cloudless azure sky,
Cheerful creatures herald the dawn of New Spring!
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Tagged beauty, crocus, flowers, friends, hope, life, morning, peace, sky, song, spring, time