'Tis sweet as the day begins to dawn,
When the lark her song is singing,
To wander at will through the grassy lawn
Where fresh flowers around are springing.
'Tis sweet at that solemn hour to go
O'er the rocky slope, all alone,
Where the scattering streamlets freely flow...
'Tis well to inhale the earthly gale,
As it sweeps the green hill's side...
Or to look on the wood in its leafy pride,
In the glen or on the grove, the dawn is fair,—
Morning is beautiful every where!
~Thomas Furlong, "Morning Meditations"
Every morning as soon as it's light enough
to see I lace up my running shoes and head
out to the back road to get in a little exercise
before the rest of the day unfolds. I use
to try to work out in the evenings, but found
I could make a lot of excuses to stay in saying
I was too tired or something needed my
attention, so now mornings it is.
I really do like to watch as the day begins to
awaken, to listen to the songs of the birds
as they flutter from tree to tree, to hear
the distant sound of an air plane as it flies
to an unknown destination, to hear the
rooster crow and the turkey's gobble,
the ducks as they begin to quack, a dog
barking. It's nice to have time to dream
of what day will hold and what I will do
How about you, what is your favorite
time of day?