poet Barry Middleton

Barry Middleton

The Lonely Time

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

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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  • upendra nmajhi (5/12/2019 10:54:00 AM)

    morning norture hope is superb.

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (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 MiddletonBarry 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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  • Lawerence Mize (3/19/2017 8:48:00 AM)

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

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

    Thank you for reading and commenting Lawerence.

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

    As the lonely man cries for his better half.
    A crock sometimes in this post modern world.

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    Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton(11/16/2016 9:35:00 AM)

    The poem is about morning not a lonely man. lol

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

    Oh, The Beauty of your words! ! ! Truly Wonderful painting! Inspirational! ! !

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

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

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  • Anya Nikolaevna (8/17/2016 6:05:00 AM)

    Beauuuuutiful poems, written beautifully! I am in love with your writing!

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

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

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  • Pamela SinicropePamela 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.

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

    Thanks Pamela. I appreciate your appreciation.

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  • Norah TunneyNorah 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 MiddletonBarry 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.

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  • Leloudia Migdali (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!

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  • Uzefa Rashida M.aUzefa 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.

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

    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I do love mornings.

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  • Palitha RanatungePalitha Ranatunge (2/16/2016 5:58:00 PM)

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

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen 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.

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  • Dimitrios GalanisDimitrios 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 AttwoodTia 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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  • Sia Reis (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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  • Sia Reis (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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