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Barry A. Lanier

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Moment In The Morn


The slow founts of dawn,
On a cool winters day.
Cast but one momentous shadow,
Where the new fawn once lay.

Pausing silently in the moment,
Sensing fresh dew on the sod.
Delight in the advent,
And the glory of God.

That still in the early,
And the middle of morn.
Forget for one moment,
Life's trials and its scorn.

So tell me of virtue,
Sweet family and home.
Tis' my God of Thee,
Give me this moment alone.

Morning shall soon pass,
As I linger and yearn.
Praying my God of Thee,
For this moment's return.

(Authors First Poem)

Submitted: Saturday, February 04, 2006
Edited: Monday, September 05, 2011

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  • Gold Star - 10,501 Points Ramesh Rai (9/22/2014 11:57:00 PM)

    A beautiful lovely and soothing write. Loved your ink.
    So tell me of virtue,
    Sweet family and home.
    Tis' my God of Thee,
    Give me this moment alone. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 913 Points Susan Lacovara (9/22/2014 11:39:00 PM)

    As an author's first scribe, like a parent's first born....given roots to grow, wings to fly. A beautiful poem. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,157 Points Akhtar Jawad (9/22/2014 1:44:00 PM)

    A lovely poem, being author's first poem, even then so beautiful and amazing, a well deserved selection for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,977 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/22/2014 9:47:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem and the meanings are also praiseworthy. The events of life and family and god's grace all are inter connected and made it into a meaningful poem. I liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,244 Points Patricia Grantham (9/22/2014 7:24:00 AM)

    A very inspiring and uplifting write. Yes mornings are
    very beautiful indeed. The start of the day when spirits
    and emotions are high. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 496 Points Leslie Philibert (9/22/2014 5:06:00 AM)

    The poem has good solid quatrains, but uses mannerisms like morn and Tis that are a pseudo-poetical style. If you
    read modern poetry from Burnside or Hughes or Heaney you won`t find this A good poem, but the reader notices it is a first one. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,008 Points Frank Avon (9/22/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    A good beginning. The very first stanza is the best. Others don't quite live up to that. When you write a poem, listen to yourself. You should sound (a) as you do when you talk naturally, not put-on and, yet, at the same time, (b) have a slightly heightened tone in your words. Stanza #1 does exactly that; each of the others has just a bit of a false sound. Listen for it. Keep working on it. Sometimes you have to write it over and over again. That's OK. I'll be looking for more from you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 664 Points Tiku . (9/22/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    beautiful poem about the glory of the morning.very nice.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (9/25/2012 1:42:00 PM)

    great poem, nothing like the first few hours of the day when the world is stirring to life and new promises and challenges, a time to take a deep breathand enjoy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points John S (9/25/2012 12:29:00 AM)

    That still in the early, And the middle of morn. Forget for one moment, Life's trials and its scorn.
    Morning shall soon pass, As I linger and yearn.Praying my God of Thee, For this moment's return.
    Those two stanzas moved me the most because they are true. Everyonce in a while I get in these happy moods where I am worry-free. A moment of temporary joy that just never seems to hang around long enough. (Report) Reply

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