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  Sunrise Serenade
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“I go to nature to be soothed and healed,

And to have my senses put in order.”

John Burroughs



Another restless night

Sleep once again evades

I drive down to the lakeshore

My troubles now to contemplate


As I sit here pondering my life

A metamorphosis begins to occur

Another brand new day is dawning

And many life forms now begin to stir


The many songbirds eagerly call out

Their serenade is so soothing and free

They don’t charge for their daily concerts

Always seeming to be filled with so much glee


Soon seagulls begin to chatter

They too know that life’s a gift

My mind now begins to wander

My inner thoughts now all adrift


A tiny chipmunk eagerly emerges

He too sits here peering at the dawn

Then he’s off to find some breakfast

Merrily chattering his morning song


The big old tree on the tranquil lakeshore

Lifts its massive branches towards the sun

This sedentary life form also sagely knows

That a glorious brand new day has just begun


I soon close my eyes and listen

Lake breezes whisper in my ear

They tell me that I’ve been foolish

They tell me to cast off all my fears


My negative thoughts emerge once more

And now I force them to slowly drift away

I begin to realize that life really does begin anew

For each and every living being each and every day


Why worry about our past regrets

Why torture ourselves with yesterday

What matters most is the rest of our lives

What matters most at this moment is today


Suddenly I’m feeling much more relaxed and calm

My tensions now evaporating in the old tree’s shade

So now I just sit back close my eyes and eagerly listen

To a brand new and magnificently glorious sunrise serenade



©2006, Ed Kostro





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Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 6/16/2006
You read my poem today...I don't know what made me chose this one to get to know you by, but it was a wise and some how guided choice. So pleased to meet you! This, in it's own way, reminds me of something I wrote the other day...spirit of the moment...a comfortable yet transitional reach from what had come before. Sometimes the time we take to pause and reflect inspires the most rewarding words...these are touching...
Reviewed by Flowing Brook 6/12/2006
Thank you for painting such a beautiful picture Ed. I enjoyed your poem and think I'll take a walk by the lake...
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/6/2006
Nature relieves us of many ills that bring psycjological discomfort to people. Great poem. happy to be back and read your work again
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/4/2006
This poem relieved my tenions. :-) Good to see you're still at the Den, Ed. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 6/3/2006
Dear Ed,

Every moment is precious and blessed are those who strive to live within each one.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by jude forese 6/2/2006
brilliant capture of nature's bounty ...
Reviewed by Linda Roman 6/2/2006
the beauty of nature... excellent write....
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/2/2006
This is beautiful Ed
as all your fantastic nature writes
Love the picture and music was made for it
Thanks for sharing

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/2/2006
Glorious morning vib; got me taking a nice deep belly breath with this one, Ed! Nothing sweeter than birds singing in the morn! Yes indeed, our point of power is this very moment.
Reviewed by Helen Downey 5/31/2006
Excellent write! I love nature as well and really enjoyed every word you wrote.Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/30/2006
Ecxellent write, Ed; very well done! BRAVO!

Saw my first lightning bugs last night; summer is definitely here! (UCH)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/30/2006
Thank you for sharing this burst of nature energy with us! Yes it is the now that matters :-)
Reviewed by F William Broome 5/30/2006
An outstanding write about your first love, nature. Thank you for writing and sharing it with us, peons of poetry compostion... but learners, all. - Bill
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/30/2006
We tend to get so caught up in the prison of city life and city problems. We worry about that over which we have no control and stress about how others see us. All of this is stripping time off of our lives, time when we could be sitting back and marveling at all the beauty that we have been blessed with. Attitude is everything and you have placed a tranquil note upon mine with your gorgeous verse.
Take care,
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 5/30/2006
Ed, you always bring such beauty in mother earth...

Love & Peace, Dove
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/30/2006
Oh Ed this is glorious poetry inspired and uplifting to every spirit! It makes so much more sense to see the beauty in each new day than to carry yesterdays baggage into it with you. There will be enough happening today to take care of. A great scripture for this one"Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof!" I love Sunrise serenade!Thank you! Also love the art and quote!;-)

tiger lily
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/30/2006
Worry and sorrw is the lot of us humans and was not meant for our animal friends. They cheer us up.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/30/2006
A wonderful sounding serenade of the morning to keep you from your mouring...ed
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/30/2006
A beautiful description of the morning pleasures which are so often overlooked in the rush of our lives, and yet they are priceless, just like the soft chatters of nature by sundown.
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 5/30/2006
That's a keeper for a gloomy day - I too like the early morning while all are sleeping except nature itself.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/30/2006
You renew and revitilize our spirits with this soaring and refreshing composition..
It pays richly to escape periodically the yellow brick road...:)
The graphic and John Burroughs's quote sit well with each other..

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