Tuesday, 7 August 2018

One of those days

It is one of those days
I'm awake early again
And struggle to get up
It is barely dawn and it feels cold

Reluctantly I draw the curtains
And when I do I see
The trees swathed in a lifting fog
And silence all around

It was so beautiful it seemed as though
I had caught the day slowly revealing
Her enticing secrets
With but me to observe her

I quickly dressed
Then hurried from my door and
Walked briskly to the village pond
As the cold misty morning lingered still.

My breath puffing clouds
As I carefully made my way
To the edge of the water
Where the birds paddled there

Slowly I squatted down on my haunches
To be less conspicuous and quite still
Scarcely breathed as I too
Became at one with the scene.

As they searched for food they were
Lenient with me and paid me little account
As scarcely a quack or a chirp warned
Of my presence by those still waters.

Brightening now as the sun struggled
To burn away the ponds shroud
I felt exhilarated that I was too
Part of nature’s dawn

Image found at https://pixabay.com/en/photos/?q=Misty+water


  1. To become one with the scene can be so wonderful. I can understand the exhilaration of being a part of nature. A lovely verse.

  2. Well worth waking up early for - you really captured the moment

  3. I enjoyed this very much --- these are some of my favorite lines:

    "To be less conspicuous and quite still"
    "As they searched for food they were
    Lenient with me and paid me little account"
    "Brightening now as the sun struggled
    To burn away the ponds shroud"

  4. I love those mornings when I can sit and observe dawn unfolding around me.

  5. "One of those days" that start out semi-cheerful and become exhilarating as we go outdoors...yes!

  6. Love the picture you painted with your words; I felt like I walked out with you in the misty dawn

  7. Felt meloncholic with opening lines....but I love how that really transformed to a beautiful mood...bliss!!

  8. I love the fact that you can enjoy such a morning... loved the scene by your pond.

  9. You have so wonderfully described this moment Robin! A beautiful morning and a beautiful poem!

  10. I love the landscape your poetry has brought to life, the excitement shining out of each word, as the miracle that is finding one's place in Nature's painting brings into a heart. This is yummy.

  11. The trees swathed in a lifting fog

    and breath puffing clouds ....

    how moody and atmospheric - and befitting of some mornings, as dawn slowly rises and goes about the daily business

    although there is a certain melancholic atmosphere to this poem, it actually has a wonderful underlying energy that springs us along with curiosity and wonder, and the marvel of discovery ...

    this has a very Thoreau flavour in the introspection and reflections ... it's rather comforting and lovely

  12. Your imagery is so evocative, I'm right with you. Beautifully done!

  13. Wow, you made me as reader at one with the scene. Wonderful!