A Morning to Stop and Smell the Roses

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It’s 5.30 a.m.

And I’m awake

I’m cold

Sleep evades me

Grudgingly

I get up

My mood grim

I look out of the window

The blue sky greets me

The sun is shining

Beckoning

Quickly I dress

Step outside

The air is filled

With

Autumn freshness

The mist lies low

Over the meadow

My spirits lift

As I run

Down the lane

Over the field

I stop

All is still

The sun has risen

The grass lies damp

Glistening

I’m surrounded

By a

Cloak of mist

It’s beautiful

This moment

I’ll wait here a while

To reflect

Stop

Smell the roses

Oh

How lucky I am

To be me

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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Simply beautiful M.M What a lovely morning you had to perk you up for the day. And beautiful photos too. We should all take time to stop and smell the roses.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Good morning Movie Master! Thank you for the lovely poem to start my day with ... wishing you a wonderful day!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Great start to the day, Movie Master. Great poem and photos!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

'Isn't nature wonderful', may be a cliche, but it's certainly true. We are just coming into spring here in melbourne, so those misty mornings are behind us. Ah yes, i can smell that country air, without being cold. Cheers


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Terishere 5 years ago

What a lovely poem Movie Master!

Terri


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ThelmaC 5 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

What a beautiful poem and pictures! I am printing this out to keep and read again when I have to remind myself to take time to smell the roses. I enjoy following your hubs.

Thelma


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning Rosemay, autumn is in the air here, but oh so beautiful, a day to count my blessings for sure!

Hope you enjoy your day, and thank you for joining me this morning, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sunshine, It's nice to see you this autumn morning, glad you enjoyed my poem, I hope your day is full of sunshine and good things, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning Dex, it's a fresh one! I couldn't believe I woke up cold, it's still August!

But the morning was beautiful, those roses were absolutely beautiful covered in dew, as the sun was shining on them the dew looked like crystals.

Enjoy your day!


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Good morning Movie Master You hav written an amazing poem here love it. upup


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi attemptedhumour, it's good to see you this misty morning. We're still in summer but it's been a strange one this year, our Spring was like Summer and now it seems Autumn is early.

But no matter the season, nature is always truly beautiful.

Take care and enjoy your Spring.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Terri, thank you for visiting this morning and your comment, it's always lovely to see you.

Take care and I hope your day is wonderful.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Thelma, thank you for your lovely comment, you're so kind and it's made my day.

I hope your day is full of sunshine, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, and a beautiful good morning to you, thank you for lovely comment.

I hope your day is wonderful, take care and see you soon.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

A great work to read in the morning!


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Great poem, lovely photos. Roses are a good reminder for us to stop and see the beauty in the world and people.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Will, thank you for visiting this morning, glad you enjoyed your read, thanks for your comment and I hope you enjoy your day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi PenMePretty, it felt so good just to stop and take in the view and enjoy the beauty around me this morning.

The dew drops glistening in the sunshine on the roses filled me joy, they were so lovely.

Thank you for visiting and your comments, I hope you have a wonderful day.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Movie Master. Your poem was beautiful. Won't those rose smell as fresh say at 8:30 a.m. :) The photos are very nice additions to your work.


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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Thanks MM. You have just confirmed a hub title I was going to use. Strange how you get inspiration when you least expect it. Vote up and awesome. Super poem.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Movie Master, for someone who isn't usually a morning person you certainly perked up to write this one!

I think if I had looked out of the window and seen that beautiful scene then I would have been very inspired too, your poem said it all.

Cloverleaf


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

We had that kind of morning here/. The air had a coll crispness to it and last night the sky sparkled with a gazillion stars. I am finally thankful and grateful to be me, God's daughter. Thanks for a reminder to smell the roses.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful , Your morning walk, funny how our mood can change just by stopping to smell the roses. Thank you...


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

And a beautiful poem to end the day too. Makes you glad to be alive!


TajSingh 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Movie Master. Great poem and breathtaking photos. A good morning to you.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a beautiful poem, Movie Master, and the photos are lovely too. The poem conveys the feeling of Autumn very well.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning mck, I hope you are fit and well this fresh morning, many thanks as always for your great comments and support, enjoy your day and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi poshcoffeeico, it's good to see you, thank you so much for your fabulous comments, glad you enjoyed it and I will look forward to reading your new hub! take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning Cloverleaf, a brisk walk across the fields this lovely morning, was more of a 'pick me up' than 3 cups of coffee!!!

Thanks for your lovely comments, have a beautiful day x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, it's lovely to see you this beautiful morning and thank you for your very lovely comments x I hope you have a fabulous day, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning Ruby, you are absolutely right! I just couldn't be grumpy anymore when everything around me was so beautiful, it was very uplifting.

thank you so much for dropping by and your comments and support, it means a great deal to me, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sally, and a very good evening to you:-)

Thank you for visiting and your brilliant comments, it means a great deal to me, take care and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning TajSingh, it's good to see you, I have missed you, I hope all is well with you.

Thank you so much for dropping by and your comments, I look forward to seeing you again soon.


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Simply awesome! What a nice way to start a day!

thank you for sharing this!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Alicia, it's good to see you this beautiful, fresh morning. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the photos, many thanks for your comments, enjoy your day and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sonia, thank you for visiting this beautiful morning and your lovely comments, I hope your day is wonderful, take care.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..and how so lucky I am to have read this most sublime piece of writing - you make me happy to be alive and aware of my surroundings and to appreciate the small things in life - and of course the big things too - like someone as special and talented as you ......

lake erie time ontario canada 5:39am just arrived home after work to high winds off the lake ........


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Evening Epi, and how lucky I am to share this morning with you, thank you so much for your lovely words, take care and enjoy your evening.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

What a beutiful person you must be, to be so appreciative.

Lovely poem. Thank you.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dim, thank you.

The beauty of nature never fails to amaze me.

Your comments and support are so appreciated, best wishes and see you soon.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

A very well written and heartfelt poem. I think it's great that you can appreciate yourself and the blessings in your life. I voted up! beautiful pictures too. :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jo, Over the years, I have known loss and sadness, perhaps that taught me to appreciate the blessings in my life.

I have also known great happiness and now is a very happy time in my life and I love being me!

Thank you for dropping by this beautiful morning, I appreciate your comments and vote, take care.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I Love the smell of Roses and we have quite a few bushes surrounding our Home...This Poem is so Lovely Movie Master, so well Expressed, I've voted it UP and Awesome!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Movie Master

The roses smell lovely just like your poem.

Have a wonderful day. :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning b.Malin, the rose is indeed a beautiful flower and these roses were a real delight covered in glistening morning dew.

Thank you so much for dropping by, your comments and voting up, I hope you have a lovely day, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue, your visits always brighten my day, thank you so much, take care.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

lovely poem! if not the fields ill walk down the garden and smell the roses! thanx u you inspired me :))

carrie


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning carrie, it's lovely to see your smile this cold, misty morning.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy those roses:-)


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

A great reminder any time of day, Movie Master.

Lovely and true, just like you-- Voted UP & UABI, mar.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good morning mar,I love your visits and thank you for your lovely words, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, take care and see you soon.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Oh how I love the poem , it's so beautiful and so are the photos. Very well done. You have really painted picture of early morning very beautifully my dear Friend. Voted Up.

Take care.

Best Wishes,

Kamalesh


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Kamalesh my friend, thank you for joining me this beautiful morning, I have enjoyed your company!

I hope all is well with you, many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and see you soon. MM


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Beautiful MM. I love the fall. The air is fresh, the leaves changing, and football! You had my vote from line 1 dear friend.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi TLW I saw from one of your hubs you like your football! my hubby and I are both fans and watch the NFL every week.

Thank you for your comments, enjoy fall and see you soon! MM


Derdriu 4 years ago

Movie Master, What a glorious tribute that is full of the sights and sounds of all the mornings of the world! The crisp air, earthy furrows, gleaming roses and leafless trees all welcome us your readers through your magnificent verse and monumental photos.

Thank you for sharing, etc. (always = voted up + all),

Derdriu


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good Morning Derdriu, you just can't stay grumpy when the morning is full of beautiful sights and sounds!

Thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, best wishes MM


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

What a wonderful day to start! Awesome poem Movie Master. Thanks for sharing.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Thelma, thank you for visiting this morning, glad you enjoyed the poem, have a wonderful day.

Best wishes Lesley


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Amazed I missed this but being here a year I guess is why. Glad the new system brought it by. Great poetry (nothing like morning walks!) and as always, good photography~


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jackie, yes it's a lot easier to find older hubs now on the new profile page.

I know you enjoy your morning walks too!

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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