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This Sunny May Morn

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Earth Angel
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Artist: Bette Rowe Pallos

This Sunny May Morn
~ Linda L. Dowd ~

I arose with the sun at the break of day,
Strode off for my garden to catch early ray.

Bare toes were tickled by the dew-laden lawn,
Which danced with the light of a vernal, May dawn.

I lazed on a lawn chair with my face to the sun,
Rejoicing in how this spring day had begun.

Robins were singing as they pecked at the ground,
Their chattering chirp was the cheeriest sound.

Orioles sang greetings from leaf-budding trees,
Blossoming flowers were abuzzin’ with bees.

~*~

While communing with Nature ~ I was reborn,
For spring had sprung in me, this sunny May morn.


“Happiness is a state of mind.
Think happy! ~ Be happy!”
~ Linda L. Dowd


© Copyright 2007 Linda L. Dowd - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-07-2007 11:38 AM       View Profile for ivordavies   Email ivordavies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ivordavies

Love this Linda, but the active tense (head) trips me up in the second line.  'arise' would change th stanza to present tense but the rest is in past tense.

Still loved it though, your poetry always carries me with you into the mood...

"spring has sprung in me"  this is the coup d'état...   I love this play on words,


Ivor

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Oh Linda, I love this. It is just beauitufl. I don't think I have ever seen an oriole here.
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Earth Angel
A delight to read as always.
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4 posted 05-07-2007 12:26 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earth Angel

Good May mornin', Ivor!

Yes, I kept rewriting that line but I was hoping I could get away without the added beat of "ed" at the end of head.

Anyhoo, your suggestion caused me to re-assess that line, and I think the changes I made are for the better.

Thank you for your comments and may your spring be a glorious one!


Linda

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Smartest Chick ~

Good morning, Sweet Sue! What a glorious way for me to start my day! Spring is a time of  renewal ~ and I feel as tho' every cell in my body is being rejeuvenated!

Happy spring hugs,

Linda
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Mr. T. ~

...and it is always a treat for me when you read my poetry!

Springy hugs,
EA
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Linda

I love sharing lazy cups of coffee with you as I read your poetry.  You bring me peace with your words and images.

Thank you.
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Happy Spring Linda!

You sure know how to lift a spirit!
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Absolutely delightful...I could feel the sun shining on my face from reading your words...I love it...*Big Hugs*
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My oh my, Linda, Spring sure does look grand on you!  You got me with the bare feet feeling the dew as I am a barefoot fool!  KBHBLY x the sky! ...lily jo
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delightful reflections...mornings like this can remain forever, can't they...
Linda, you certainly paint some very colorful music....
Hugs
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aziza ~

Good morning, Alison! I would like to share a cup of coffee with you in my garden ~ especially on a beautiful spring morning like today!

May your May be merry!

Linda

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Darlin' Dixie ~

Top o' a spring mornin', to ya! Getting out in nature does wonders for one's spirits!

Mother Nature has a way of putting one's life into proper perspective! lol


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Startime ~

Where I live, the sun is not as intense at this time of the year. I find it's gentle rays, very soothing ~ and healing.

May your spring be a happy one!

Linda

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iliana ~

Hello, lily jo! Care to join me frolicking   barefooted and fancy-free in my back yard early next morn?!?

Spring hugs 'n lots of love,

Linda Lou
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Lovely Lee ~

Spring has sprung
The grass has rizz
I wonder where da birdies izz

~ in my back yard! lol

Happy spring hugs,

Linda
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17 posted 08-31-2014 06:03 AM       View Profile for ivordavies   Email ivordavies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ivordavies

Alison,

Just found this site again after 7 busy years, checking my saved poety I find this poem just as fresh as ever!

Ivor
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My apologies I meant Linda not Alison (old age catching up)
 
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