Morning Chorus

Morning Chorus

Morning opens one eyelid,
casting eyelash shadows
across the terraza. 
The small dog whines a greeting
as the dogwalker opens the garden gate.
Tap tap of woodpecker in the tallest palm.
Echo of church bells.
Only the first sunrays
silent in this early morn.

For dVerse Poets 
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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

18 thoughts on “Morning Chorus

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Lisa…That’s the sun’s reflection in the water of the pool, as well as the reflection of my two tallest palm trees. Every morning, a woodpecker flies up to the top of it and starts tapping my wakeup alarm. His mate often flies up to the other tree and answers him tap for tap.

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  1. kim881

    I love the personification in the opening lines, Judy, and the beauty of the everyday you portray in this quadrille: the image of the dogwalker, the sound of the woodpecker and the bells – it all adds up to a perfect morning.

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