Thursday’s Prayer

What shall I write this early morn,
when night has barely turned to dawn?

Of hope within my soul,
to see the gull soar past
beyond my window’s pale,
toward ocean’s rhythmic shore.

Of wind chimes’ sound,
their echoes from afar.
Harmonious song
kissed aloft by breezes soft.

Drifting from mind to mouth,
‘tis a prayer upon my lips.
Tears but dew upon my cheek,
I whisper joy-stained words

thankful for every day.

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It’s Open Link Thursday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poetry writers. That means you can post a poem of your choosing — no prompt today. Grace is tending the pub and invites all to stop by!

 

60 thoughts on “Thursday’s Prayer

  1. adda November 2, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Lovely! I really liked “a Harmonious song kissed aloft by breezes soft”. I too am thankful for every day and that I can experience the wonders. ❤

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Adda. Nice to write of positive things! 🙂

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  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) November 2, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Love how good a morning can be for you… must be lovely to start it with a poem like this. I have not whispered those kind of words in a long time.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:04 am

      I am always up early — time alone in the study, usually with a candle lit. Thinking…and always, with my spouse still asleep in the next room, thankful for a new day with him by my side.

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  3. Grace November 2, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Love the prayerful hopes and that Harmonious song
    kissed aloft by breezes soft.

    Have a good Thursday Lillian!

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Hope you had a good weekend, Grace. Glad you enjoyed this one….truly thankful for every day.

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  4. Glenn Buttkus November 2, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Insomnia plagues me often, so I greet the dawn as well. Your lovely sentiments and message bolster my day, dear lady–for it is gray-grey here, soggy, windblown, closer to the glaciers than the sea–yet as I read your poem I did hear a sea gull, winging up the river from Puget Sound.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:06 am

      Your place of abode, close to the glaciers, sounds beautiful. Sometimes I am reminded there is beauty everywhere…even here in the midst of the city, I especially enjoy the lights of the city twinkling at night…the darkness outside my window in the early morn…sounds of the city awakening.

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  5. kanzensakura November 2, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Beautiful. Lillian, this poem is a true blessing. I too am thankful for every day. And every day I start the day with hope, no matter how dark the news…

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Exactly…and amen to that! 🙂

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  6. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) November 2, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    This is so incredibly evocative..❤️especially love; “Drifting from mind to mouth, ‘tis a prayer upon my lips. Tears but dew upon my cheek, I whisper joy-stained words”❤️

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Ah…you’ve picked my favorite line in the write! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed.

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  7. kim881 November 2, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    A wonderful prayer, Lill, which has made me feel so much better. Thank you. My favourite lines:
    ‘to see the gull soar past
    beyond my window’s pale,
    toward ocean’s rhythmic shore’.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:08 am

      It does help center me for each day…if I’m up early and sit in the darkness, feel the calm. 🙂

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  8. Frank Hubeny November 2, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    When night just turns to dawn is one of my favorite times of day. There are forgotten dreams still playing and I am refreshed. It is a time for thankful joy as you write.

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  9. hypercryptical November 2, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    A beautiful prayer Lillian. I am thankful for every day too.
    Anna :o]

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Let us promise to find beauty in the breaking day. 🙂

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  10. Dr. Crystal Howe November 2, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Lovely piece with wonderful morning imagery and sounds, and ending with heartfelt gratitude. Thank you. ❤

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:09 am

      So very glad you enjoyed! Early morning is always a special alone time for me. Actually centers me for the day. 🙂

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:10 am

      I do believe hope must be the essence of our souls 🙂

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thank you, Sarah! Glad you enjoyed this one….I do think that slowing down, centering, each morning before the world is awake, is an essential in my life.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thank you, Vivian. I do enjoy my early mornings…always have, even before rejuvenatement (never say retirement). They center me if I can feel the calm.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you. So very glad you enjoyed….I truly am thankful for every day.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed. Hope you had a good weekend!

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  11. D-Claire November 3, 2017 / 6:03 am

    I liked the tones in this. Peaceful with a touch of melancholy

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:14 am

      For me, there is a calming when I awaken early, and can sit in the near dark with a candle lit on my window sill. It’s really almost a meditation that centers me for the day 🙂 Glad you enjoyed this one.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Hope rides in on every morn, if only we can recognize it. 🙂

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you, Anell. So very glad you enjoyed this one….sharing that morning prayer on Thursday and every day 🙂

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you, Susan. So very glad you enjoyed and so very nice to see you here! 🙂

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  12. jazzytower November 4, 2017 / 1:58 am

    A wonderful poem to start the day, and with gratitude, always gratitude. Lovely Lillian.

    Pat

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thank you, Pat. I truly do believe that hope rides in with every morn…if only we can be still to feel it. 🙂 So very glad you enjoyed this and nice to see you here this morning. Hope you had a grand weekend!

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      • jazzytower November 6, 2017 / 9:31 am

        I so agree with your thoughts on home. And thank you, I did gave a good weekend ☺

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  13. mhmp77 November 4, 2017 / 5:14 am

    kaykuala

    ‘tis a prayer upon my lips.
    Tears but dew upon my cheek,
    I whisper joy-stained words

    A prayer will always sustain good feelings upon oneself!

    Hank

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:17 am

      Ah…you picked out my favorite lines within the write. Thankful for every day!

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  14. Colin Lee November 6, 2017 / 8:46 am

    The genuineness in this makes it incredibly uplifting, Lillian. Too often we pay lip-services through joyless chants of spiritual jargons just so to prove our religiosity instead of pursuing faith — an active expectation of hope and change and all that is good to come. In today’s world when entitlement mentality has run rampant, to choose to be thankful for every day is truly a challenge and a test of faith.

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    • lillian November 6, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you for your very thoughtful comments here, Colin. I begin almost every day in the early morning, sitting in the near dark, many times with a candle lit upon my window sill, or a dimmer light beside me, set quite low. It’s a calming. And knowing my husband is asleep in the room next to this one, that makes me thankful for every day that begins with him beside me. Having almost lost him in 2013….I am truly thankful for every day.

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      • Colin Lee November 6, 2017 / 11:59 am

        Thank Heavens indeed! And thank you for this personal insight for us to understand your poetry better. 🙂

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