poet David Harris

David Harris

A Summer Morn

Season of mist and mellow fruit,
Of blossom and scented air.
Bird song and busy bee,
seem to inhabit everywhere
Grass green horizon,
velvet blue morning sky.
A little bird with a sweet song,
is singing on wing high in the sky.
Dew laden petals sparkle,
under the new day’s sun.
While somewhere in the distance,
children are laughing and having fun.

3 Nov 1978

Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 4, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, January 8, 2011

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (7/14/2007 1:14:00 AM)

    Very nice David, a definite feel of serenity found in this lovely poem.--Melvina--

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  • Dorothy- A. HolmesDorothy- A. Holmes (5/20/2007 11:21:00 AM)

    David,

    Hello, I have been reading a lot of your poems this a.m. I especially love 'A Summer Morn'...You write with your heart in your hand or pen or....

    Sincerely,

    Dorothy

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  • JoAnn McGrathJoAnn McGrath (5/19/2007 8:18:00 PM)

    Takes me back to sitting on my front porch on the first day of summer vacation....I did a poem about that once I'll have to go find it and post it.....thanks for the memories: O)

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  • Caroline Morton (5/13/2007 7:22:00 AM)

    reading this makes you indeed feel as if you are in that garden, and not the one outside my door that the rain is pouring down into

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  • ... Sheila (5/3/2007 10:27:00 AM)

    A perfect poem to read on a chilly Canadian morning! It made me feel warm inside. Sweeeeeeet!

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  • Jim Foulk (4/11/2007 1:36:00 PM)

    loved this piece of wonderful poetry. we have had a very bad winter here and its not done yet, there is more snow in the forcast. so i can relate to this poem, a great write David.

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  • Francesca Johnson (2/20/2007 4:21:00 AM)

    Never mind the polish! I like it in its raw and natural state. This is an uplifting poem, David. Brings a ray of sunshine to our miserable British winter. I can almost hear those bees.....

    Love, Fran xxx

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  • Linda OriLinda Ori (2/18/2007 11:48:00 AM)

    Alicia - you left out a 'd' in your last sentence. Polish, polish. polish!

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  • Linda OriLinda Ori (2/18/2007 11:46:00 AM)

    Nice use of imagery - this poem touches all of my senses in just a few words. Thank you for that warm summer morn in February!
    Linda

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  • Not a member No 4 (2/18/2007 11:23:00 AM)

    A fresh and richly evocative portrait. A perfect antidote for a grey winter's day. jim

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  • David Taylor (2/18/2007 11:06:00 AM)

    Dear David, I can sense the 'aroma' of the whole scene, its strange how evocative the hints of scent can be. Best Regards David.

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  • Alicia Patti (2/18/2007 11:03:00 AM)

    I really like the following couplet:

    'Grass green horizon,
    velvet blue morning sky.'

    Lovely colorful imagery; I can see it well.

    You need to remove the period in S1, L1 to wrap around to L2.

    You need to add a period in the last line after 'fun.' Remember: If you are going to use punctuation, you must be consistent throughout. These are probably all typos, but worth a reminder to polish, polish, polish. Rarely does a poem work at first writing. My last submission, 'Accused' took me an entire day to write and it still needs work.

    This is a very vivid poem, David, and I enjoyed it very much. I woul like to see a polished version.

    alicia

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (2/16/2007 11:48:00 AM)

    Geat poem David... makes you feel like your laying under a shady tree on a hot summers day...10

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (2/16/2007 12:20:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautilful David, the imagry is perfect, you took me into this poem and I like that. A truly beautiful poem.---Melvina---

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  • Alicia Patti (2/5/2007 2:53:00 PM)

    A lovely sentiment expressed here. I especially like: 'Dew laden petals sparkle,
    under the new day’s sun'

    Sparkling imagery. Keep up the good work, poet!

    alicia

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (2/5/2007 2:30:00 AM)

    This is stunning David, so picturesque and beautiful--Melvina--

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (2/4/2007 4:44:00 PM)

    how i miss summer... great poem david..

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