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  Early Morning Walk
by Mr. Ed
Monday, July 12, 2010
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Inspired By My Favorite Time of Day,

And Lew Duffey’s Poem – ‘Take a Walk’


“An early morning walk,

Is a blessing,

For the entire day.”


Henry David Thoreau



A beam of sunlight peeks

Across the vast summer sky

I hear a bird’s ‘Ode to Dawn’

What an absolute joy it is to rise


I crank open our bedroom window

Early morning air, so fresh and clean

A brand new day, to enjoy all of nature

So many wondrous sights, yet to be seen


With two of my canines by my side

I very eagerly rush out our back door

To an early morning songbird symphony

I simply cannot wait, to experience more


As the sunlight now quickly approaches

So many wonders unfold, before our eyes

My canines joyously begin to romp and play

I gaze skyward, marveling at the morning sky


An early morning robin so merrily sings out

As I watch a very industrious black ant crawl

A hard working woodpecker thumps on wood

A tiny chipmunk so cheerfully calls out to us all


We find ourselves down by the water

Standing on a rickety old wooden dock

My two eager dogs jump right in, as do I

What an eye-opening, life-affirming, shock


A breakfast hunting painted turtle

And a brightly colored mallard glide by

A very industrious mother osprey is fishing

A magnificent hawk soars overhead in the sky


The loons are already very happily swimming

A raucous old black crow caws out, in utter joy

I skip rocks across the calm, green, lake surface

Feeling just as I did years before, as a young boy


Purple wildflowers, are now in bloom along the shore

So I stop to pick a fresh bouquet of them, for my wife

Then my dogs and I continue on our early morning walk

Observing all this wondrous, early morning, god-given life



An early morning walk,

Truly is a blessing,

For the entire day.




©A Summer’s Morn, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/14/2010
Sure beats helicopters and sirens. Sounds like you're a little behind on dock maintenance though. Patrick
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 7/13/2010
Ohhh...thanks for taking me with you on your walk, Ed. Something I no longer can do 'physically', but with your 'imagery' I can enjoy :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/12/2010
Perfectly evoked atmosphere, Ed; this poem is a delight.

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 7/12/2010

This was absolutely beautiful! I could see and feel the morning awakening. You've always had such love for all nature and it truly shows.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/12/2010
Always such a joy to read of the early morning walks with canine friends at your side. What a magnificent way to begin the day...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/12/2010
The only place that I am before the sun rises is where we all should be, in my bed...but you have to be the weird one, as usual...e
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 7/12/2010
I love it all, from the first beam of sunlight to the loons and purple wildflowers. I too need my early morning walk for my day to feel right. . . and "canines by my side" and crows too!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 7/12/2010
Gee Ed, it seems we do have much in common. I am complimented that you found my poem insprational. Let's keep the Morning walk alive.
God bless,
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/12/2010
Thank you for sharing such blessings and joy, you are truly living.
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/12/2010
Simply breathtaking in image, verse, and imagery! EXCELLENT; well penned, Ed!

(((HUGS))) adn much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/12/2010
Beautiful~ You have written a sun-dazzled gift,
arrayed in the riches of nature ~

Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/12/2010
Such joy permeates this splendid poem dear bro Pee Wee! It gladdens my heart, and I can't wait to go for my walk,so I too can feel like you!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/12/2010
wonderful start to the day-
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/12/2010
A great way to start the day...

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 7/12/2010
Ed, what beautiful imagery in this and what a lovely walk!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/12/2010
Love the wonder imagery you have shared with us. Thank you Ed!!

Sandi Angel :o)
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/12/2010
What a fabulous early morning walk you have shared. YOu put me right there, Ed! Awesome writing!There really is nothing as inspirational as nature!

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/12/2010
It's amazing at what we see in the early peaceful mornin gs. Nice of you to share Ed.Have a wonderful day.

Newfie HUGS, Rose

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