Alive by Shannon's Lake

Willow Tree from Leah flickr.com
Willow Tree from Leah flickr.com
Grass with Dew Drops from Lliam Rooney flickr.com
Grass with Dew Drops from Lliam Rooney flickr.com
Young zebrafinch from Steve McMaster flickr.com
Young zebrafinch from Steve McMaster flickr.com
Chipmunk #2 from Chris Laforet flickr.com
Chipmunk #2 from Chris Laforet flickr.com
Looking out on the world from Martin Ystenes flickr.com
Looking out on the world from Martin Ystenes flickr.com

Alive by Shannon's lake

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


A silence broken by waking specks,

in grasses laden with dew, arrest,

a heart all warm from dreams so blessed,

in slumbers deep embrace.


As morning sun aspires to rise,

receding jewels from darkened skies,

and shards of light find blurry eyes,

the morning heralds anew.


And feathered friends like balls in nests,

stretch out and cheep in day attest,

beginnings, duties, fancy lest,

the dark returns forlorn.


Grasses sway and creatures may,

foraging earth without delay,

scratching, chasing breakfast pray,

for strength and continued life.


Down by the lake a cacophony shown,

a million wings a 'darting drone,

and swooping birds a' fishing hone,

their skills of pleasured flight.


And willows dip their tendrils deep,

in cooling water clear to seep,

the life abundant to share and reap,

all that is blessed and sacred.


And I at a window take it in,

for who I am and what I've been,

is nothing compared to this world without sin,

this perfect, glorious day.


The world is filled with majesty and wonder, one only has to open ones eyes to discover it.

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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated John, glad you connected . Take care.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful rhyme and words that mean a lot.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure Bill; glad you enjoyed it.


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DrBill-WmL-Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

Another interesting hub. Very short. You share interesting views of the world around you. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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