Morning

 

When I think of morning, I think of Cat Stevens’ masterpiece, Morning Has Broken, which he recorded during his rise in popularity many years ago. It has become a hymn sung in many churches and never seems to grow old. His worshipful praise for the magnificence of the new day dawning is unparalleled.

More often, when I think of mornings I think of waking up slowly to the smell of coffee perking. Since I am a night person, it seems to take a while for me to get motivated in the morning. Breakfast cereal and a glass of orange juice will see me through to lunch time. I like my orange juice as much as I do my half a pot of coffee that I drink while watching the morning news.

Morning has broken

Fall sunshine streams through my pane

Orange juice makes me smile

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Video Clip from Youtube

Mish at d’verse asked us to write a Haibun (consisting of a short prose and a Haiku) describing our morning. The song above has long been a favorite of mine so I included it as well.

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38 thoughts on “Morning

  1. If someone were to take a photo of me in the morning, I think I would appear much as the bird in your photo … rumpled and grouchy!! He’s probably already hear the morning news …..

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  2. I’m a Cat Stevens fan and ‘Morning has Broken’ reminds me of school assemblies – it’s a hymn we used to sing when we were children, which is where Cat Stevens first learned it. It’s a poem by Eleanor Farjeon. She was commissioned to write the words in 1931 by a local vicar. who was compiling a new edition of the hymnbook Songs of Praise, and it was sung to a traditional Gaelic tune. I love how you’ve taken the opening line and made it your own in the haiku, Dwight.

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