poet Barry A. Lanier

Barry A. Lanier

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)

Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 4, 2006
Poem Edited: Monday, September 5, 2011

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh 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.

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  • Susan LacovaraSusan 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

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  • 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.

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  • Abekah EmmanuelAbekah Emmanuel (9/22/2014 1:09:00 PM)

    hmmmmm.....just a very nice poem! I like it.

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  • 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.

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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (9/22/2014 12:21:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem, a praise of morn and God's adorn and the quality of the moment desired thank you

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar NairKrishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/22/2013 3:07:00 AM)

    If all our fleeting moments could be
    As beautiful as such an early morn
    What a life would it then be
    Singing praises of the Lord!

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  • Jayne DaviesJayne Davies (9/22/2013 2:17:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem! Well done to you!

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (9/22/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    beautiful poem about the glory of the morning.very nice.liked it.

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  • Mark DillonMark 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.

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  • John SJohn 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.

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  • Anita SehgalAnita Sehgal (9/23/2012 12:10:00 AM)

    blessing invoking prayer... God bless

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  • Dr Syed Anwar Yarkhan Jilani (9/22/2012 8:59:00 PM)

    Very beautiful poem, perfect flow and excellent thoughts invoking God. A 10/10 from me. God bless you Barry.

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  • Marissa Rodgers (9/22/2012 2:21:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem! I love to read and write about God's creation. Very nice imagery!

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  • Hazel DurhamHazel Durham (9/22/2012 1:37:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem great imagery!

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  • Thomas Hsi (9/22/2012 11:28:00 AM)

    A definite home run first time at bat! Continue on!

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  • Zeenat Fatima (9/22/2012 9:22:00 AM)

    beutifull description..

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