Barry Middleton


The Lonely Time - Poem by Barry Middleton

I cherish early morning,
the lonely time.

To wait and watch the glow,
almost sublime,

rising into the night
until the hour

of sleepy tousled sunrise
and its power.

Morning nurtures hope
lifting the pall

of raveled darker times
that I recall.

Morning is comfort's muse,
the world anew,

and I alone in it
till dawn breaks through.

Topic(s) of this poem: hope


Comments about The Lonely Time by Barry Middleton

  • (6/26/2017 10:36:00 PM)


    You make a telling point here. The pre-dawn darkness is always a peaceful time, but
    the day may bring conflicts and trouble. Solitude is everything. I like the photo
    a lot.
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    Barry Middleton (6/27/2017 5:07:00 AM)

    Exactly! Once the sun is up noise and reality set in but sunrise itself is hope.

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  • (3/19/2017 8:48:00 AM)


    Enjoyed this poem. I'll reflect on it when I have my coffee tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (3/19/2017 10:46:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading and commenting Lawerence.

  • Loppo Louie (11/16/2016 9:16:00 AM)

    The Lonely Time
    As the lonely man cries for his better half.
    A crock sometimes in this post modern world.
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    Barry Middleton (11/16/2016 9:35:00 AM)

    The poem is about morning not a lonely man. lol

  • Rebecca Navarre (10/6/2016 9:38:00 PM)


    Oh, The Beauty of your words! ! ! Truly Wonderful painting! Inspirational! ! ! (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (10/7/2016 6:11:00 AM)

    Thank you very much Rebecca. I am glad you like it.

  • (8/17/2016 6:05:00 AM)


    Beauuuuutiful poems, written beautifully! I am in love with your writing! (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (8/17/2016 7:35:00 AM)

    What more could a poet ask for. Thank you so much.

  • Pamela Sinicrope (5/6/2016 6:52:00 PM)


    I can relate to this poem. I am a woman of the morning. I love its quiet solitude and the safety of the tousled sunlight. There is something about the word tousled....love it. It s a sensual word one can luxuriate in before becoming a truly awake person. To think of the sun in a tousled state is unique... and fitting. A very uplifting hopeful poem. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (5/7/2016 5:45:00 AM)

    Thanks Pamela. I appreciate your appreciation.

  • Norah Tunney (4/4/2016 7:18:00 AM)


    My heart leapt as I read this
    , full marks you captured exactly how I feel
    I too love the early mornings Frank
    I lived in a monastery for many years and rose around 330am every morning
    It's the lonely time that poets love
    So succient and so well penned
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    Barry Middleton (4/4/2016 9:10:00 AM)

    Thank you for the kind comments here and on several of my poems.3: 30 am is early for me but sunrise is perfect.

  • (2/20/2016 1:48:00 PM)


    What a wonderful poem! I love early mornings. All around is quiet and you can cherish it all alone! (Report) Reply

  • Uzefa Rashida M.a (2/20/2016 9:46:00 AM)


    it seems you love early mornings, dewdrops, dawn and that morning is your muse to make you a great poet. i have read a few of your poems and i feel you love mornings n they are best presented in all your poems. Beautiful lines. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (2/20/2016 9:55:00 AM)

    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I do love mornings.

  • (2/16/2016 5:58:00 PM)


    I like the idea and your beautfful words. it's about hope when in chaoes. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Aqua Flower (2/6/2016 8:02:00 AM)


    A very comforting poem! I enjoyed this and can relate to it well. The best part of my day is the mornings. Quiet and peaceful, where our eyes can focus on the calmness, the serenity and purpose of life. I wake up early just to experience this! The line Morning is comfort's muse is brilliant! Thank you for sharing this lovely piece! (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (2/6/2016 8:09:00 AM)

    Thank you for the kind words. Glad you liked it.

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/5/2016 12:32:00 AM)


    Morning is comfort's muse, the world anew...truly morning is a time of renewed hope n energy. Beautifully put. (Report) Reply

  • Dimitrios Galanis (2/2/2016 10:51:00 AM)


    Your verse seem formed exactly as a traditional greek verse of thousand years in use.11 or 12 - 15 syllables cut in two.In the second half verse mostly an expansion of the first half verse in meaning [explanation], something more, something different...See this of yours ''Morning is comfort's muse, //
    the world anew, //the second half adds something more not quite different.I like this metre , as all greeks too, because it gives you the time to absorb meaning and feeling spread.Kudos.
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  • Tia Attwood (1/29/2016 11:07:00 AM)


    lovely poem reflecting the beauty of morning, flowed smoothly and you painted a lovely picture in such short lines.

    great job
    Regards
    Tia
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  • (1/27/2016 1:40:00 PM)


    Very beautiful poem about even more beautiful morning. I would love to have this morning every day..

    Thanks for sharing!

    Please comment on my poem too..
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  • (1/27/2016 1:38:00 PM)


    Very beautiful poem about the morning..I would love to have this morning every day...
    Thanks for sharing!
    Please comment on my poems too..
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 20, 2016


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