In The Stillness of The Morning, poem by Mike Turner at Spillwords.com
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In The Stillness of The Morning

In The Stillness of The Morning

written by: Mike Turner

@SchoonerSkipper

 

I am comforted
By the stillness of the morning
Jet-black night shading to deepest blue
The slow dimming of the stars
Constellations, galaxies fading from view
Subsumed by glowing sky
And orb of nectar’d Sun
I feel moist dew settle upon rising blades of grass
Glistening with crystalline delight
And sense light zephyrs
As breaths of the awakening Earth
Held in a warm embrace
I listen as birdsong fills verdant trees
Searching, seeking,
“Have you come through the night?
“I am here, I am here”
Call and response in a reassuring refrain
Quiet notes in between
And as dawn breaks
Cobalt lightening to azure
Spun-sugar clouds drifting across a placid sea
My soul is at peace
Awakening
And comforted
By the stillness of the morning

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. Named 2017 Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by the North America Country Music Associations International, Mike’s original songs have received airplay in the US, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and on the US Armed Forces Radio Network. He is co-founder of Music For World Peace Records, an indie record label specializing in original songs that promote world peace and oppose war. Mike’s poetry has been published in numerous print and on-line journals and anthologies; his first published poem was placed with Spillwords in 2019. Mike’s debut poetry collection, “Visions and Memories,” was published in July 2021 by Sweetycat Press and is available in select bookstores and on Amazon.
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