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Ode To Mornings
by Claywoman

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

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Written before my first cuppa...

What is a morning?

The sun rising? Birds singing?

Squirrels running through trees and across power lines?

The voices of children at play?


What is a morning?

The singing sound of coffee perking?

Waiting for that first cup?

Cereal pouring into a bowl, splashed with milk, eaten with gusto?


What is morning?

Cats meowing to be released?

Suddenly yowling when stepped on?

Damned cat, move, go eat those twittering squirrels and birds!


What is morning?

Waking, dashing to the bathroom for your morning pee.

Stumbling half asleep to make coffee that gurgles.

Close the shades to keep out the sunshine.

What is morning?

Turning on the TV, listen to the latest disaster, turn it off in disgust.

Close the windows to shut up those birds.

Take your foot off the catís tail and tend to your wounds.


What is morning?

Sitting at the table drinking strong coffee

Because you canít wait for the carafe to fill

So you pour the first half inch into your cup.


What is morning?

Philosophers wax poetically at the beauty of a sunrise.

To some, that sunrise is when sleep finally finds you.

The morning interrupts a wonderful writing session.


What is morning?

It is the beginning of another hot, stifling day

You count the hours and the minutes, the seconds

Until the night again throws its blessed long shadows

Writing can once again bloom in the cool darkness.


What is morning?

Itís the hell you have to endure

To find the blessings and solitude of the night,

When you can curl up with your laptop and find love again.

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 2/4/2004
About that hot, stifling day, it's not happening here. It's about 2 below zero out there, and another snowstorm on the way.
Reviewed by John Hutchinson 11/3/2003
I can relate to this. You have captured it with wonderful simplicity my friend!
Reviewed by Lorrieann Russell 8/27/2003
I love the way you lead us in to the happy little warm fuzzy then zing us with reality! This is brilliant.

BOY can I relate! I have been accused on many an occasion of being a vampire. THE SUN THE SUN NOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT BURRRRNS . . . .

Unfortunately, I am married to Mr. Mary Sunshine who has no sympathy and just loves to wake up at the butt-crack of dawn, and expects me to happily jump up and share 'the moment' with him. (After 21 years you think he'd realize. . . but then again maybe he's lost too much blood through the holes on his neck, and his brain is effected...)

Reviewed by Birdie Houston 8/14/2003
This made me sigh and smile
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 8/13/2003
Loved it. The 7-Eleven cashiers are all supposed to say 'Good Morning" but now they dropped the "Good" and just say "Morning." When the transaction is completed, they are supposed to say "Have a nice day," but before they can say it, I just say, "Day!" and walk out. They think that is funny LOL!
Reviewed by Kathleen Herrick 8/11/2003
Different take on the AM rise for sure! I count my blessings for each one even though I tend to agree with the sentiments expressed so well here. 5:30am sure does come earl;y when you have to drive some sleepy kids to school. Ish....
Reviewed by Lawrance Lux 8/7/2003
Bright and Early is too bright and too soon. I left my motel room at 5:45 am this morning, 1100 miles in two days. You talk about Mornings!!! lgl
Reviewed by Judith Bailey 8/6/2003
I will never come to visit you until morning has come and gone!... or until you've had your first 'cuppa'... lol

Fun read.
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 8/6/2003
Ahhh - I'm the only morning person in my house. The others have just gone to bed and it's just after 4:30am
Reviewed by Trappernicus 8/5/2003
"When you can curl up with your laptop and find love again."?

You really need to get out more often...

Though from a Gothic point of view: I agree that mornings are over rated...
Reviewed by Lisa Cannons 8/5/2003
Loved it, know all those feelings all to well!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/5/2003 that last line.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/5/2003
HI Claywoman:

What a wonderful write and great imageries. I love this!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Marley Jensen (Reader) 8/5/2003
Outstanding! I loved the stanza about the cat. It happens in my apartment every morning.
Reviewed by Meg Leigh (Reader) 8/5/2003
I like this, especially the verse about it being the beginning of another hot, stifling day. I live in the tropics and this really drew a great image for me. :)
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 8/5/2003
This is too funny, C.W. And truth to a night person. LOL
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/5/2003 nailed it basically you never know what kind of morning it's going to be. Well done write! ~Z~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/5/2003

i agree, this is a keeper

absolutely love this write--great job!

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)

morning is what you make it
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/5/2003
Claywoman! I am keeping this in my library and posted near my bed to read at first waking.... love it...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/5/2003
cute write, claywoman; thanks for posting! love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :) (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay 8/5/2003
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 8/5/2003
CW, tee hee hee, this is rich my friend, full of honesty and humor.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
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