Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wake Up to Springtime

As the spring season opens, we are called to awaken from the slumber of winter.

clouds hover
wiping away winter's dust
spring cleaning time 
©CV, 2019

In the quiet of a spring morning, I peer out the window, my observatory to seasonal life. Birds have returned to sing their song. Robin Redbreast and poised Blue Jay join each other at parallel branches. I watch their flight as they crisscross in their descent. From the front window, I see our neighborhood's feral cats sitting in the driveway waiting for humans to pass by. Early risers slowly walk their dogs. Car doors slam, motors run, and workers go off to their destinations. 

The busyness of the day begins but its time to quietly capture my noticings. What awaits? It's a whole new day to explore life. Perhaps, you will even "Let yourself become living poetry!" -Rumi

It's World Poetry Day! 
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  1. Love the morning musings! You capture the awakening of the neighborhood when the weather changes. "Early risers slowly walk their dogs. Car doors slam, motors run, and workers go off to their destinations." Outside amplified.

    1. Thank you, Patricia, for stopping by. I do like writing in the morning so today I cancelled all plans so I could write.

  2. What a beautiful description of a day awakening! Thanks for sharing and capturing it so well.

    1. Thank you, Rose, for joining me on World Poetry Day. I just remembered to place that notice at the bottom of my slice. I was so fortunate to have some time just to be immersed in morning writing. What a pleasure it was.

  3. How did I miss that today was World Poetry Day? Carol, I love this poetic reflection on the beginning of your day. Love the sounds you incorporated into this slice.

  4. Such a peaceful morning! Love the newness of each day: "It's a whole new day to explore life." By the way, I sliced about the morning hours today also. Great minds!