thanks living

grateful to waken early
with breath in my lungs
brew savory cup of tea
hear ancient word speak

layer leggings & jeans,
turtleneck & farm coat,
wool hat with braided
tassles, insulated boots

grateful to leave house
in dark under moonsliver
glance of morning star on
walk to vintage white barn

feed (pet,referee) cats first
measure buckets for cows
clean out bunk and pause
by old hayshed, hear moos

of sunrise, watch that scene
unfurl glorious promises of
another fresh day above the
silhouette of neighbor’s farm

In response to two prompts: gratitude poem that starts with morning at Tweetspeak with Callie and  poem with a line from ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” (italics) with Lillian and Bjorn at dVerse Poets.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ingrid
    Dec 03, 2021 @ 00:53:09

    ‘watch that scene
    unfurl glorious promises’

    – your image and poem certainly seem to offer those!


  2. lillian
    Dec 02, 2021 @ 15:28:45

    Having spent the earliest years of our 51 year marriage in rural Iowa, I can relate to your post here. You’ve put the reader in the scene so well…..brings back lots of memories for me. Thank you for posting to the prompt!


  3. Eugi
    Dec 02, 2021 @ 10:56:16

    What a lovely and inspiring poem! ❤️


  4. SelmaMartin
    Dec 02, 2021 @ 06:12:47

    spectacular. Wow. Love.


  5. dorahak
    Dec 01, 2021 @ 21:56:51

    Enjoyed this inspired poem so much. You had me with the first stanza, Lynn, the pattern of your day’s awakening activities and then, “watch that scene” and its “glorious promises” —— “thanks living” indeed. God be praised!


  6. Becoming His Tapestry
    Dec 01, 2021 @ 19:05:39

    Great job with those promotes


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