Morning: A Magical Time of Day: #LMMLinkup

Are you a morning person, a night owl or somewhere in between? I would like to be a morning person but usually end up more like a night owl.


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The following poem describes some of what I’ve felt when I have gotten up early. It really is not a typical day for me but more like an invitation.


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The Quiet Early Morning


In the quiet of the morning
I will rise to greet the sun.
The birds will start their singing
joining slowly one by one.


This early hour is magical,
a point ‘tween shadow and light.
It feels somewhat mystical
filling my soul with delight.


As it climbs higher in the sky
the sun dispels the darkness.
Flowers waken where they lie
in beds of dewy freshness.


A sense of peace surrounds me here
at the birth of this new day.
From my eye a thankful tear
escapes while I pause to pray.

                                                                          ~Gayl Wright


Mimosa tree blossoms


I want to face the day with a sense of wonder and anticipation. 


I want to experience the sunrise, to hear the wood thrush and dove as they greet the day.


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Tomorrow morning, I just might grab a blanket and some coffee and head out to the porch swing. There I will wait and watch as the world begins to come alive.


The invitation is open to all. Won’t you join me and see what treasures await?


close-up of mimosa blossom


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24 thoughts on “Morning: A Magical Time of Day: #LMMLinkup

    1. I like the way you put that – the whole world waking up in waves! And yes, I agree, there are lovely things about nighttime, too. I guess there are beautiful things to find no matter what time of day it is. 🙂 Blessings to you, Michele! xo

  1. Oh Gayl, I was awake earlier than normal today too! But the sun was hidden behind clouds and fog, so I couldn’t get that beautiful glimpse that you did. I love the thoughts you share in your poem, though, that His peace is here in the birth of this day. Sunshine or shadow, He still remains the same, loving us through it all. Thank you for these precious thoughts this morning. Love and Hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you for your encouragement. I’ll have to admit that it wasn’t this morning I was up and the picture is from a couple of years ago, but I did take it that early morning. And yes, His peace is with us and His love never fails. Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sister! xoxo

  2. I’m naturally a night owl, but adjusting to family schedules has caused me to be up early most days. I’ve come to treasure that early morning quiet before the day’s activities begin.

    1. I’m kind of a night owl, too, but I love the early mornings. Sometimes it takes a schedule to make it happen. It’s such a peaceful time of day. Blessings to you! Thanks so much for visiting.

  3. Thank you so much Gayl. Thank you, may the Lord’s Name be praised and all glory be to Him. I will certainly join you. I love early mornings. I think the Lord speaks most clearly to me in the early mornings.

    1. Yes, May praise and glory go to our precious Lord! I do love the early mornings and I need to start getting to be earlier so I can enjoy the early times again. Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting.

  4. I am the night owl, always have been even though I had to get early, I loved feeding the birds and having a cup of coffee. No. I can sleep in. But I still have a bird’s nest outside the door and she and hubby are feeding the babies.

    1. One of the reasons I am up late is that my son sometimes doesn’t get home from work until nearly midnight and I like to spend a little time with him. But maybe I can try getting up early some mornings to enjoy that special quiet time. Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting, Rebecca.

  5. Beautiful, Gayl! I love the photographs as well! I have a hard time answering your question. I was always a night owl, but a bit less now than when I was younger. My hubby has also been a morning (“lark”) person and I would LOVE to be, but my body clock doesn’t seem to be wired so much that way. I tend to wake up more slowly and prefer 8AM since retirement.

    1. Thank you, Pam! I’m glad you came by today. I stay up way too late sometimes and I’ve been known to sleep till 9 or after. But if I keep the curtain slightly open I will wake up around 7 to hear the early morning birds, then I might go back to sleep. I think if I made myself a schedule I’d do better about getting to bed earlier and getting up. Hopefully I can work on that. Blessings to you!

  6. Such a beautiful poem, Gayl. I’m more of a morning person than a night owl. If I don’t get my main things accomplished early on, I am too worn out for them later. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! That’s a good point. It is easier to accomplish the tasks when done early enough. I’m pretty tired by later afternoon and evening, too. Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting.

    1. Thank you so much, Bette! The photo is not recent but it was taken from my front porch a couple of years ago. Thanks for visiting and blessings to you! xo

  7. Lovely poem, I am a night owl but do enjoy the dawn too! I would love to join you with a cuppa & warm blanket to watch God paint His sunrise ;-D

  8. I tend to be a night owl, but then early morning responsibilities came and it is harder to do so I am learning to be a morning person. I love your poetry Gayl and also your pictures. wow, such beauty and those pink mimosa blossoms, I have never seen one of those before… wow

    1. Yes, I’m mostly a night owl. It just seems easier to stay up late than to get up early. But I love the early morning, so maybe I need to fix my schedule. Thank you so much for your encouragement, Debbie! I’m glad you enjoyed the poetry and photos. 🙂 Blessings and hugs to you!

  9. I felt like your poem should be recited in the midst of a garden! It was beautiful.

    I’m a morning person. I love the fresh start to the day. I’m hearing birds tweet as I type this comment this morning. We’re up and running!

    1. Thank you so much, Jerralea! Maybe I will read it in a garden one day. <3 I'm finding it so hard to change my schedule to get to bed early enough to be able to rise in the early morning. But I love the early morning time as the sun just rises and the birds begin to sing..... Thanks for visiting today. Blessings to you!

  10. Gayl! I don’t even like poetry…but I love mornings and that poem articulated the beauty of every morning. Starting with the birds. I had no idea you wrote it until I finished it. You are so talented! And, of course, I love the poem!

    1. Wow, Char, thank you so much! I am touched that you love my poem when you don’t usually like poetry! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate your encouraging comments. Blessings to you! xo

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