Praise for the Morning!

Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/silhouette-of-dreamcatcher-during-sunset-5601484/

My eldest son, Ben, and I (and loyal mountain dog, Maggie) were out backpacking in northern New Mexico just over a week ago.  (We were in Latir Peak Wilderness Area.)  As always, I was up with the sun, so I had an hour and a half to hang out just with Maggie and my morning coffee.  (Ben was wisely staying in his warm sleeping bag, as it was still below freezing, until the sun hit our camp.)

While I was enjoying this super peaceful (if chilly) time alone with my thoughts, I starting humming one of my favorite songs from (used to be named) Cat Stevens.  I wrote down some words that attempted to capture my feelings of that beautiful morning.  

I apologize in advance for my (attempt at) poetry. 🙂

Praise for the Morning

The sound of the creek

Across the meadow and the trees where we camped.

Cold in my fingertips.

Squishiness of the moss underfoot.

The sun teasing me, just over the ridge, with the possibilities of warmth.

Maggie loyally next to me, at all times.

My son still asleep in the warmth — the relative warmth of the tent.

The trees keeping guard over the valley,

Draped in moss, stoic and watchful.

Snow in patches, remnants of a long winter.

Artificial man-made warmth of coffee in my cup.

Blessed coffee!

Peace that passeth understanding.

Other than the cackling of the brook, an early spring stillness,

So deep.

So quiet.  No birds, no beasts, no humans.

The tentative blue of an imminent cloudless day.

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Sun. In this deep south-facing valley.

 

My mind is as quet as the forest around me.

Once the Sun finally hits our little spot of Earth,

The squirrels and the birds, start to wake.

Their simple song of praise surrounds me.

 

I find it impossible to be anything but at Peace,

Here in God’s backyard.

Morning Has Broken

by Cat Stevens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmAOBosGlHY

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive notification of new posts on my blog.

We don’t spam! Or sell your info!

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive notification of new posts on my blog.

We don’t spam! Or sell your info!