“I wake to sleep and take my waking slow.  
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.  
I learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke

Tis morning, ’tis morning…

The mist has left the greening plain, 
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain, 
The coquette rose awakes again 
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees, 
A sighing, soothing, laughing tease, 
Until the rose says “Kiss me, please,” 
‘Tis morning, ’tis morning. – Paul Laurence Dunbar

wake!

“Morning dew upon the grass, glistening in the sun.
Yesterday’s gone, tomorrow may come but this day has begun.”
~ Shadows Over February, Calvin W. Allison

“When I awake thinking of dreams I slept on, I often wonder if the dreams ever wake up thinking of me?” ~ Anthony Liccione

On the wings of the morning…

On The Wings Of The Morning, Edward Robert Hughes

On The Wings Of The Morning, 1905 – Edward Robert Hughes

“The day will be what you make it, so rise like the sun and burn.” ~ William C. Hannan 

“Angels in the early morning 
may be seen the dews among
Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying:
Do the buds to them belong?”
 ~ Emily Dickinson

 rooftops and love songs...

rooftops and love songs… 

“Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.” 
~ Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

I wake to sleep…

“I wake to sleep and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go.”  ~ Theodore Roethke, “The Waking” from Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

lost in paradise…

next to you...

next to you…

..Then I touch you very lightly,
Run my fingers down your spine,
And your body gently waking
Turns till eyes gaze into mine

And in that very moment,
As your mouth seeks to entice,
When I wake up every morning,
I am lost in paradise.