Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Mornings





Early Summer Morning
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summer is a blanket of the softest down

settling upon morning's hours--

i bring myself to move

finally

as coffee

wafts up the stairs

pushing its way toward me--

one more industrious than i

performing the tasks

that mark morning

move me along

toward wakefulness

as

the sweetness of half dreams

recedes.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


Posted for Poets United Pantry

I feel the absence of my muse these days--so bear with me


24 comments:

  1. i can feel those mornings... forcing one self to wake up.

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  2. thank goodness for those with enough energy to start the coffee for us eh? ha.
    my boys are in summer mode...not wanting to wake before 8 or 9....

    i could have slept longer myself today

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  3. I can relate to that sort of mornings. For me not much happens before that first coffee cup! And the night dreams can recede.

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  4. You create a visual of the morning... which one can relate with and thus can see it unfold.
    Well-penned. :-)
    -HA

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  5. Beautifully penned, Audrey. Those waking up moments are to be savored!

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  6. I love those lazy mornings and someone starting breakfast ~ Hope you find your muse along the way ~ Have a good week ~

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  7. Audrey, I so resonate with that slow waking. My Head does not enjoy being upright for some time in the morning these days. My muse has been sluggish too...life is too busy, I am exhausted. No worries, it will return to us both - if life slows down!

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  8. Coffee, summer, finally time for slowly mornings, and of course the muse's resting too...just enjoy, nourish yourself and the new song appears...~ Thanks for joining my blog! Best warm days to you :)xx

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  9. the sweetness of half
    dreams recedes.

    When the sweet dreams withdraw it is time to be up certainly. Nicely Audrey!

    Hank

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  10. Yes...love the ambience you create here. mmm....summer and coffee and the sweetness of half dreams...perfect!

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  11. Nice morning mood. It is such an act of love to bring tea or coffee to someone in bed in the morning!

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  12. The loveliest time of the day. It always strikes me, when I notice the smell of coffee wafting through the bedroom door that the preparation of it, so early in the morning, is such a generous, lovely gesture. And you've captured that perfectly here, Audrey.

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  13. Love the soft slow feel of this, so true for so many of us. If you keep showing up, your Muse will stay in attendance. She steps back occasionally for a breath of fresh air,

    Elizabeth

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  14. hey you lucky one, it's indeed wonderful to have someone being a little industrious for you :)...very sweet :)

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  15. I feel like this most mornings - it takes quite an effort of will to move from my bed. Your poem conveys the idea of relaxation with an excellent choice of words to contribute to the mood.

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  16. summer mornings...one of the free comforts of life. the coffee makes it worth waking up, most definitely (i love my coffee!).

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  17. your poetry has always spoken to me and moved me....and so it was again this morning. Lovely!

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  18. Maybe your muse is waking up too - if she inspired this lovely poem. I'm the industrious one at my house, or I should say the dogs are (they're the ones who wake me up), but they don't know how to make coffee.

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  19. thanks for your positive poem. mornings can be dripping with last night's effects or the freshness of a hot, delicious breakfast. thanks for the poem.

    Jamztoma
    jamztoma.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful as always...I love summer!
    And I'm *so* getting into poetry lately - when I wrote one recently, I remembered all your wonderful poetry that you so eloquently write!

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  21. I wish I had someone to make coffee for me, alas I am the first riser in the day.

    And that photo is so beautiful, it looks like a painting.

    xoxo

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