As the sun beats down

on another glorious day,

the blackbirds are singing

in their sweet little way.


The world is still

and my mind is at peace,

how I pray for this stillness

as it offers such release.


The sky so blue

and clear overhead,

the world still in slumber;

tucked up in their beds.


Dreaming of worlds

with strange designs

and, for now at least,

this moment is mine.


To sit back and breathe

the freshness of the dawn,

the early morning dew

sitting twinkling on the lawn.


The gentle sway

of the rustling trees,

disturbed from rest

by a gentle breeze.


The distant sounds

of a world slowly waking,

muted in the background,

from the moment, not taking.


The best time of day

is the first light of dawn

as I sit and ponder

a life newly born.


The sun, the sky,

the birds and myself,

the warmth soaking through

with a feeling of good health.


If there’s one thing I could say

to you my dear friends,

it’s that I pray that this moment,

for us, never ends.



Written by Darren Scanlon, 21st June 2014.

Revised 26th June 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. noelleg44 says:

    My very thoughts- but hardly as nicely expressed – when I go out early to swim!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I used to love having an early swim.


  2. olganm says:

    Positive and bright. Thanks Darren

    Liked by 1 person

  3. evelynralph says:

    You are very welcome Darren. Us poets got to stick together. Bless.


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  4. evelynralph says:

    Lots of nice features in this poem. My kind of ode.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. joylennick says:

    How can you better Mother Nature when she behaves….Delightful.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. gh0stpupp3t says:

    That’s the way I see things too Darren 🙂

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