Poetry Sunday-Morning Shines Late Now




Morning Shines Late Now


Morning shines late now in the garden,

As the sun rises further south

Not able to reach the height it once did months ago.



We are tracking time with darkness

Traveling closer to winter-to the sacred Solstice

From whence the light will again shine brighter.

A few minutes each day until the earth thaws,

And it is the growing time again.



 © Donna Donabella 2015



Each season, I track the sun light rising from spring to summer to fall….and then to the dark of the Winter Solstice.  And as winter begins, I know the light will be returning bit by bit, day by day as we get closer to spring and the garden season again.
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December 1st started my Seasonal Celebrations meme for the change of seasons.  Check out my post at Gardens Eye View, and join in the celebration of the change of seasons, no matter where you are on earth.  You can also read an excerpt of my Winter story in the latest issue of RURAL magazine.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

sunrise collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday and with Kara@A Spirit of Simplicity for her Tuesday Afternoon meme.




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Special Note:  The pictures here are of a recent December sunrise in the garden.  It started with a orange light against the almost black clouds.  The last picture is of the sunrise in the meadow.



I leave you with a few additional words about the change in the morning light.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

meadow morn

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

48 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Morning Shines Late Now”

  1. We were just last week on a 4-day mini-break to the east of us, near the German border, Donna, and had many delightful sunsets. What a glorious time of the year. I never tire of the winter months…but would dearly love to get some snow here again. We had some in 2010 and loved it. Too bad it can’t be equalized out to all who want it. 🙂

  2. Sigh… you’re so right 🙂 mornings in December are one of a kind and darkness no matter how deep is always accompanied by light. Beautifully executed 🙂

    Lots of love,

  3. Lovely capture of words and sky…I have seen some amazing sunsets recently and I think they serve as a reminder of nature’s beauty that still surrounds us even in times of darkness.

  4. Warmth in winter, this poem.

    Winter and I have never gotten along all that well. But breathing in the images of your poem, remembering the beauty and mystery of the changes… warms my heart. 🙂

  5. I track the light constantly too, always exciting when the day starts to lengthen again. But at my age, the months spin by so fast it is rather astonishing – freaks me out how swiftly time is passing. LOL. Wonderful photos!

  6. I did not see that before.

    This is a beautiful poem. Today it rains. It makes the day longer and darker although I love the rain.

    In the blink of an eye spring will be here.

  7. What a glorious sky. As they so often are.
    We are lurching towards the summer solstice. The light I love. The heat? Not. And our garden struggles in the summer. The crispifying season.

  8. Yes, we are tracking time until the winter solstice. Soon the darkness will be the most intense, but then soon we we are heading toward the light again!!! I like the way your poems always reflect the time of year.

  9. Days are unbearably short now, but there are only a few days left until solstice.. here the sun sets already at around 3 PM so the nights are very long.

  10. your photos are as usual, stunning. the blazing colors of the sunrise are captured so well.
    i live in the tropics, so there’s sunlight all year round, but lately it has been raining almost every day, so yes, i am also looking forward to more sunlight. 🙂

  11. I think you could make any position of the sun beautiful and also make your readers even look at the sun at all! I think i saw in my diary that it is winter solstice next week…i hope you will enjoy..and trust you will…thank you for sharing the light..later in the day though it may be…

    1. As I was observing the sunrise the morning these photos were taken, I noticed how the morning was shining later and later now….it just flowed from my garden to me.

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