This morning, upon wakening
the day’s beginning welcoming
I sought a different song to sing.
I listened to the birds outside
whose joy it would be hard to hide
and wondered how I might abide
without such gentle carolling.
I listened to the cricket-song
which stayed with me the whole day long
and even once the day was gone
continued, faintly murmuring.
I heard the wind wail through the trees
(such rare and haunting melodies!)
and know that I’ve been blessed with these
earth-songs, all nature’s offering.
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Written for dVerse
Tonight, Grace hosts Meeting the Bar, where we are challenged to write a Zéjel, a Spanish poetic form dating from the 15th century. The bar opens at 3pm EST, join us and try it for yourself!
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Beautiful, beautiful earth song, Ingrid! ❤️
Thank you Punam 🌎❤️
My pleasure always. 😊
Such a blessing to hear nature’s songs. I specially love the bird songs in the morning!
Me too! I don’t hear them as often now, but I’m always glad when I do.
A nice, moment to breath. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind words!
Beautiful Ingrid! I, too, am grateful for these things. Even as the season is changing, I still heard a mockingbird singing and the harvest moon was shining early this morning.
Thank you Merril! There is always something to be grateful for in nature 😊
So true! 🌞
This is beautiful and so challenging with such a first rhyme. All those songs makes me long to be awake.
Thank you Björn: there’s usually something worth getting up for!
Nature does sing the sweetest tunes and paint the most vibrant images that artists come close to duplicating, but never exceeding. A beautiful post, Ingrid. It appears that you were carried through your day by good vibes, in and outside. 🥰
Thank you Michele – I was 🥰
This is so beautiful! <3 A great way to start off my Zéjel reading. 🙂
Thank you 🙏❤️
i will reread this in the morning over my first coffee as the birds sing. it will help set me up for a days work. thank you for such a peacful poem.
That’s great to hear Rog, thank you!
Peaceful, serene, and rocking the prompt. Your rhyme scheme is snappy, and the piece flows like a brook.
Thank you for your kind words Glenn!
Gorgeous. I was listening to the nature-songs with you.
Thank you Dora 🙏
Oh this is gorgeous. My kind of write.
I am glad you enjoyed, Gillena, thank you!
Thanks for sining all those beautiful songs for us Ingrid. Awesome work.
I think nature did it for me! Thank you Ron.
Wow Ingrid – marvelous write! Uplifting and light as a beautiful feather.
I am glad you enjoyed it, Rob!
I like that last verse especially, and great music choice. (K)
Thanks Kerfe! I wanted it to be about more than simply enjoying the songs.
so gently loving and contemplative, don’t know this song but a great choice
I’m glad you enjoyed it, thank you Kate!
my pleasure Ingrid!
We are but leaves and twigs of the ground
Awaiting nature’s beckoning sounds
Beautiful write about the sounds of mother earth. I know what you mean about the crickets songs. We have background crickets in the house all the time. One gets use to the constant sound in the south, and I find them comforting also. Beautiful piece. Hugs and love, Joni
Thank you so much Joni: they’ve gone quiet here, but I miss them!
Thanks for the beautiful morning song Ingrid! 💖
My pleasure Cindy 💕⭐️💕
Well done, Ingrid.
Thank you Judy!
What a pleasurable song you endowed us with today. As I sit here writing this the birds are quietly sleeping. It’s 9:30 pm. But the crickets and frogs and many the many living creatures of the night sing to me melodiously.
When morning comes and the birds come visiting I will recall your poem. And the song will replay once more.
Thanks for sharing. Loved it.
Thank you Selma, I’m glad you did 😊
Earthsongs, is there anything more inspirational? The image of the bird singing its heart out is wonderful.
Thank you Lisa 😊
You’re welcome 🙂
What a lovely song to the earth.
Thank you Linda!
So very beautiful
Thank you Mary 😊
Your Zéjel really sums up what is so wonderful about nature’s songs.
Thank you Marion!
Beautiful romp through nature
A beautiful and nostalgic MJ is so nice to hear Ingrid! It jives perfectly with your write, Ma’am!
Thanks Hank 😊
Lovely. Nothing like the sound of birds in the morning to lift the spirits. 🙂
I love it! Birds, crickets, earth songs, balm for our souls.
Thank you Sherry – I agree!
A musical poem filled with birdsong and rhyme…lovely !
It is good to carol these voices because in a generation they may be mostly gone except in remembered song.
A sobering thought!
Your song has a beautiful rhyming lilt.
May nature’s music never fall silent, Ingrid! Gorgeous and melodious poem with a meaningful message. <3
I had never seen or heard this powerful Michael Jackson video. Deeply disturbing visuals. Sadly, probably even more applicable today than when it was written.
Have a great week! <3
Thank you, Cheryl! I thought exactly the same about the video 😳 hope you are well ❤️
I don’t often appreciate form poetry that carries obvious rhyme, but you’ve crafted this so well – it rolls effortlessly off the tongue ~
Thank you, M: it’s so hard with these forms not to sound monotonous, but I did try!
Thank you 🙏