Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Morning Poetry


Keep me from going to sleep too soon
Or if I go to sleep too soon
Come wake me up. Come any hour
Of the night. Come whistling up the road
Stomp on the porch. Bang on the door.
Make me get out of bed and come
And let you in and light a light.
Tell me the northern lights are on
And make me look. Or tell me clouds
Are doing something to the moon
They never did before, and show me.
See that I see.
Talk to me till
I'm half as wide awake as you
And start to dress wondering why
I ever went to bed at all.
Tell me the walking is superb.
Not only tell me but persuade me.
You know I'm not too hard persuaded.
~ Robert Francis

I took this picture of a blue moon on December 31, 2009. A blue moon is the second full moon in a month.


elsa said...

i really love this relyn! great choice this morning- afternoon for me. delightful- gripped my heart for some reason.

Rita said...

I love the picture, Relyn and I especially love the one Sloane sent me, just because she did it herself to send to me. I want to be wide awake seeing what the world has to offer!

WhiteStone said...

Love this poem. Love the visual it gives me of lovely night skies and the beauty of Christ's creation.

Bee said...

And now I shall try to persuade my daughter to walk with me in the snow . . .
lovely, lovely poem.

I just realized that I am listening to Ella Fitzgerald sing "How High the Moon." Apt!

Jessica said...

I love discovering new and beautiful poetry through you!!! How I've missed your space during my week of no internet!

Suvarna said...

Oh these words stir my being. What a beautiful way to start a Sunday, thank you!

maddie said...

beautiful blessing for my sunday
popping by here:)

*waves happily*

Char said...

i found this completely romantic

Roban said...

Sometimes we do need to be coaxed into living.... Thanks for finding such a lovely poem to share today!

kath said...

Beautiful, thank you!

cathleen said...

Exquisite, Relyn!

Chaotic Beauty said...

This poem spoke deeply to me!!! I feel that I rarely live with my eyes open.. See that I see, this is truly my heart!!!

Anita said...

You are such an inpiration to me...I have an award for you on my blog. Keep up the great work...I know I'll keep reading...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Now I'm feeling sorry that I didn't go outside when my husband reminded me it was a blue moon. Sometimes lazy really shouldn't.


smith kaich jones said...

Oh, this is the best!!! I love this! I just read it out loud to my cat and she so gets it. Thank you SO MUCH!!! It's going on my wall somewhere.

Love you!
:) Debi

Shaista said...

life is indeed a banquet, a feast, when words such as these are part of the sharing. i love this poem, read aloud it is perfect x

Jaime said...

Oh this so speaks to the night owl in me. So good to see you again...I have been hibernating..but came out just in time to see this lovely blue moon of yours.
The wind is blowing intensely outside right now, and I just peeked out the window to see if the moon was glowing, but it is hidden amongst the deep clouds.

Much love

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

As there are wonders to see all around us all the time, if we take the time to see, I'm not sure I'd want to be awakened at 'any hour of the night' too often! Bed can be awfully comfortable!

PixieDust said...

So beautiful. This is my favorite line:

And start to dress wondering why
I ever went to bed at all.

This would be a wonderful opening line for a book.



robin-bird said...

oh i so love this poem! i hear this kind of yearning from my own heart and the hearts of many others who tell me their hearts desire. to be brought into the open, to life to living more fully! you are rich with inspiration my dear friend.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

'Tell me the clouds are doing something to the moon they never did before.' Like this line but LOVE that photo!!

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