Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Morning Thoughts

 "Morning is the best of all times in the garden.  The sun is not yet hot.  Sweet vapors rise from the earth.  Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten.  Birds call to one another.  Bees are already at work."-  William Longgood

 "The stillness of the early morning scene enables me to take in and enjoy many things which pass me by during the bustle of the day.  First, there are the scents, which seem even more generous with their offerings than they are in the evening."-  Rosemary Verey

 "The difference between rising at five and seven o'clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man's life."-  Doddridge

 "Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun."-  Thomas Jefferson - Mr. Jefferson rose early everyday for 50 years.

 "Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind, and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness."- Flint

 Dawn is friend of the muses. amica .Aurora Musis

 "Morning glory is the best name, it always refreshes me to see it."-  Henry David Thoreau

 "Angels in the early morning may be seen the
dews among.
Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying.
Do the buds to them belong?" -  Emily Dickinson

 "Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
On ev'ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
Harmonious lays the feather'd race resume,
Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume."-  Phyllis Wheatley, A Hymn to the Morning

"Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure."-  C. C. Colton 

 "I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day."-  F. Frankfort Moore

 "When in the fresh mornings I go into
my garden before anyone is awake,
I go for the time being into perfect happiness." -  Cecilia Thaxter

 Waking up in the morning, I vow with all beings
to be ready for sparks of the Dharma
from flowers or children or birds.-  Robert Aitken

 "And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
below." -  Tjaden

 "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
-  Marcus Aurelius

 The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.  Don't go back to sleep."-  Rumi

 Poems writen upon awakening at dawn are called aubades.
 "The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His Heaven;
All's right with the world!"-  Robert Browning

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