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Barry A. Lanier

(Georgia)

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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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  • Tiku . (9/22/2013 1:18:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Carl Harris (2/23/2009 9:06:00 PM)

    This is a beautifully written and expressed poem, Barry, one filled with splendid imagery in every verse. I also liked the excellent phrasing in this poem and the repetition of certain lines. I have always been a proponent of repetition in poetry myself. You captured quite well one of those superb moments when nature and it's Creator are in a wondrous harmony. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Myrtle Thomas (2/12/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this so much a very enriching write full of imagery and hope.I too have been there in the early morning light and thought the same thoughts.I just wish that our Lord will soon take control of the system of this world I wish he will soon come (Report) Reply

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