Morning Walk

Morning Walk

A Poem by Catherine Donavon

I walk out
into the fresh-bathed Morning
dream steamy and utterly silent.
Not even the birds dare break
the fragile film of peace.
I stand suspended
within a gray-green sphere
enfolded and caressed
by an atmosphere
neither fog nor haze nor mist,
but a ghostly gauze
that binds me
lifts me
swirls me
through a blurring rush
of green
so clean
so brilliant it would blind
if suddenly
the Sun unleashed the power
within each blade and leaf.
But even the Sun
keeps respectful distance
from my private walk
with Morning.
There are no intruders,
no audience to our barefoot dance,
no curious eyes to see
Morning kiss me
as I slip back
through the kitchen door.

© 2019 Catherine Donavon

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It is interesting that you capitalized Morning and Sun as if you were showing great respect for them. I like the gray-green sphere, seemingly a private place, almost mystical. Started the poem with walking out, ending with slipping back thru the kitchen door. Appears like bookends. Nice work Catherine.

Posted 1 Year Ago

a beautiful affair with morning...hush everyone, and everything, do not disturb.
felt this one...

and yes, welcome to WC...

Posted 1 Year Ago

...and coffee in hand I sat on my steps silently watching a morning's mirage half-a-world away...

Hi, welcome to WC.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is beautiful, there is something really dreamlike in your imagery and descriptions which works brilliantly with the subject matter.
I particularly like "dream steamy and utterly silent" and the last 3 lines end this piece perfectly.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I felt engaged, as though I were walking through the lucidity of morning with you. Your descriptions are wonder-like in their delivery..."the fragile film of peace" and "no audience to our barefoot dance". This has an ethereal feel to it for me, a contentment to be in the here and now. Such wonderful writing, Catherine!

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on July 12, 2019
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Catherine Donavon
Catherine Donavon

Santa Fe, NM

I am a 71 year old woman currently living in Santa Fe, NM, but in the process of selling my home and hitting the road to live as a nomad. I am a singer/songwriter, actor, director, painter and writer... more..