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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Before the Dawn

It is still dark  in South Carolina. Our vacation is about to end. It was lovely. Fast of course. The temperature has cooled a bit. It is supposed to rain today. Yay!

Here is a poem from a small book of poetry I read on occasion.


Before the dawn

the song began!

Before the sweep of light

no matter if it was moments or more

this back yard bird

sang, knowing;

his melody a harbinger.

And I thought how

often, only after rewards were given,

I have sung

but how faith is a song

before the dawn

Lyle M. Crist

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The yellow house is now still. In a hour it will be noisy as CC and her friend Big A will wake and they are LOUD. Joe is quiet but he will egg those two on. Big A is not big at all that is just my nickname for her. Both of them were two pound premature babies and they are petite. We will all be going to the 8:30 service at church.

Ya’ll have a peaceful and blessed Sunday.

grace surrounds us



  1. What a beautiful poem, it reminds me of the early morning birds we hear chirping in the trees just outside our windows. I hope you enjoyed a lovely vacation♥

  2. I am a poetry fan and enjoyed this one, very much. Your picture of the {very beautiful} cross is simply lovely. I hope your day held everything that the dawn promised you, Olive!
    xx Suzanne

  3. I just love the photograph. Your poem is beautiful too. I am a new follower. Stop by and see me, and on Monday we have "Mia Monday" a time for all to share with each other. Come by and join the party.

  4. Beautiful poem!!! And perfect picture to go along with it! Glad you had a nice vacation...they're always too short aren't they??!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  5. beautiful images. so glad you want to be aprt of the Barn Chicks- thanks. Shall I sign up up?



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