Hello, you who made the morning. . .

Hello, you who made the morning

Why I Wake Early


Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who made the morning

and spread it over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips

and the nodding morning glories,

and into the windows of, even, the

miserable and the crotchety –

 

best preacher that ever was,

dear star, that just happens

to be where you are in the universe

to keep us from ever-darkness,

to ease us with warm touching,

to hold us in the great hands of light –

good morning, good morning, good morning.

 

Watch, now, how I start the day

in happiness, in kindness. 

~Mary Oliver

5 thoughts on “Hello, you who made the morning. . .

  1. Mary Oliver is one of my favorites! And so are crocuses in the spring:). Have you heard this one from her: “Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?” Ooh, I love that one.

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