Joy Deserves Always More

JayeByrd By JayeByrd, 25th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A brief summary of an early morning on the deck of our home, watching the world awaken to a new day.

An Opposite Thought

"Go not as a quarry slave at night, scourged, to his dungeon."

Why do I think of that line from Thanatopsis, the poem by William Cullen Bryant? Whatever possessed a young man of eighteen to pen such a somber line, even if the work as a whole is optimistic?

Morning as Seen from the Deck

Rather think of this clear, crystalline morning. The sun just up to light the meadow with its golden rays, a dove is cooing softly to its mate.

A light fog rises from the quiet pool above the beaver dam. The beaver stretches first one hind leg, then the other, and settles to groom himself in the sun's warmth.

A hoot owl swoops low over the meadow and picks up an unlucky field mouse for a bedtime snack. A hawk follows soon after, looking for breakfast.

On the hills, the spring leaves show a mist of green against black branches.

A Reason for Being

You have made my life what it is today. With your love of beauty, you have helped me see it, too. You have held up a hand as a signal to listen as well as look. With you, the very tastes and smell are important parts of life.

Mesmerized, I sit, trying to absorb the quiet; trying, by osmosis, to ingest the peace of this dawn.

As you lean into my arms, the texture of your smooth check is soft against my skin.

New Meaning to a Quote

I think of the Bible quote "Morning is for joy." This dawn has given new meaning to the quote, and yes, "joy deserves always more." I give thanks.


Content, Joy, Joy Of Love, Joy Of Relationship, Meditation, Morning Musing, World Awakening

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author avatar JayeByrd
I'm well into my fourth career. I write Opinion pieces, usually political. I write eclectic poetry, short stories, and essays. I also edit and teach writing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Every morning gives us hope of a new day that unfolds its mystery every moment. Thanks for this lovely share, JayeByrd - siva

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author avatar JayeByrd
25th Aug 2014 (#)

I have always felt blessed by living where I can take advantage of the miracle of early morning. The urban scene doesn't come close.

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author avatar Retired
26th Aug 2014 (#)

"...ingest the peace of this dawn." I've been there. Ihave ingested such mornings. A lovely way to remember such a gift.

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author avatar JayeByrd
26th Aug 2014 (#)

It is indeed a gift, as is being able to share it with someone you love.

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author avatar blogperfect
26th Aug 2014 (#)

Life is a gift my friend, Peace and tranquility is a blessing

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author avatar A.M>CrewsAnita Crews
30th Aug 2014 (#)

The morning, I've experienced, but the sharing is not and hasn't been a real part of my life, just with my children. I envy those of you who have someone to share it with who loves you.
Great writing, as usual. You are blessed in so many ways and as your friend, I'm so happy for you.

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