Sunday, September 1

The Beauty of the Morning

Untitled by Rachel Schultz


When the sun rises, dressed in pink
in pomegranate reds and mulberry hues
She bathes the rivers with her light
wiping away the night's cruel bruise

With the touch of her vibrant rays
each songbird wakes and greets the day
a melody so sweet and fair
begins to to sweep the morning air

The dew drops roll from crescent leaves
pure tears of hope and peace
refreshing creatures big and small
a sign of blessing and increase

Morning has arrived today
A gift from a God who never sleeps
She's come with His mercy and his love
gifts he bestows in gracious heaps

His mercy renews every morning
each blessed morning that we awake
though sorrows and pains may last through the night
Joy comes in the morning

Therein lies this mysterious beauty
not in the sun's rays or gentle birdsong
it is in the fulfilling of a promise
in the completion of that which we long

The Earth in it's glory gives testament
nature cries out the infallible truth
There is a God who cares for us
who sends us mornings without reproof

The sun rises for the faithful
the sun rises for the wicked
the sun rises full of Mercy
and we are free to take it






10 comments:

  1. You did a great job in vividly describing a sunrise. Every stanza possessed a meaning of its own, and a story that it yearns to tell. I particularly fell in love with the last stanza:


    "The sun rises for the faithful
    the sun rises for the wicked
    the sun rises full of Mercy
    and we are free to take it"

    Spot on there. :)

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  2. his mercy def renews and remains...i like how the sun wipes away the bruise o night as well...the earth giving testament...there is a reality of sacredness in your words...

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  3. A beautiful message of hope and promise for a new and wonderful day, if we choose too ~ Lovely painting ~

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  4. very well described, wonderful imagery, gives the promise of a new start.

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  5. "the sun rises full of Mercy
    and we are free to take it"

    Amen.

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  6. Beautiful and inspirational! Each morning is a gift, a promise. I love the painting you paired with it, perfect together :)

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  7. I love the pomegranate and mulberry hues of morning - and the renewal that each new day begins with. Always one of my favorite things, mornings! Loved your poem!

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  8. Beautiful, love the painting as well.

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  9. Excellent metaphors here. I love this piece! Your depiction of dawn is majestic. I love the sixth stanza. Very well done. Thank you for sharing.

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