Morning’s Revelry

rooster

It’s icy blue outside – that shade of blue that paints itself cold between night and a dawning day.
And in the distance the roosters have begun their morning song.
Heralds of a new day, they crow in frantic urgency, “It’s coming! It’s coming! Wake up! Be ready!”

Every morning they cry.

A wandering frog joins in and the revelry strengthens, “It’s here! Look up! Be brave!…It’s time!” And quietly I’m reminded that just last week, in another land, I heard coyotes and Canada’s geese sing their version of this same song. “It’s a new day! It’s a new day! It’s a new day” … their cries beat strong.

Loud. Clear. Insistent.

         Funny, what can catch your heart’s ear when you listen to the stillness.

What do they see, these watchmen of the day? What music do they hear? What dreams lay swaddled in the arms of the warming horizon?
… Is there purpose beyond the scribbles on my planner?

At first the answer whispers, then beats loud, and pulses sure:

A call to forgive. A chance to love real. A day to live true.
A call to forgive. A chance to love real. A day to live true.

A call to forgive – the icy blue gives way. A chance to love real- the song echoes deep. A day to live true  – dreams stretch to Sun’s first beams.

Slowly in this moment between night and dawning day Life begins again.

Surely in this morning revelry there is

true and persistent

Hope.

sunriseikewinskiPhoto: Flckr Creative Commons: ikewinski

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. pat whitson says:

    I’m always encouraged by your PlainJane reflections, sis….

    1. … and I’m always encouraged by your comments, Trish. Thanks.

  2. Bnote says:

    Wow…I really needed to read this today. Truly beautiful Jane. Thank you.
    Alisa

    1. Oh Sweet Alisa, praying Hope for you and your family during this hard time.

  3. S. Rae says:

    “Funny, what can catch your heart’s ear when you listen to the stillness.” YES!
    love it…thank you for the reminder to listen.

    visiting you from the wellspring today. 🙂 so glad i did!

    1. Thanks for visiting… i’m so glad you did too! (it was my first time jumping into someone else’s blog, since I still don’t feel quite like a ‘real’ blogger. Ha.)

      1. S. Rae says:

        me either love!

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