Morning by the Window

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I woke in time to see morning
smile, brush away clouds
that seem adamant
to let the soul step out from
dreary dark.

What strange realization
is this, that sweeps through
heart fields and floods
unconscious breath.

Resentment is a burden
that weighs down restful mind,
like wind that knows not
difference from waving grass
and infecund land.

I am sunshine when the sky
is grey,
I don’t care how harsh
and
obdurate your soul is,
even the coldest heart melts
when kindness seeps in.
Let the chips fall where they may.

 

Photo credits: Morning ~ Clarence White 1906

Posted for ‘Camera Flash’ @ Real Toads

and on ‘Poetry Pantry’ @ Poets United

& on Monday Writes @ My Blog- Verses

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Comments

  1. I love the morning smile, brushing away clouds……and the heart melting when kindness seeps in. Loved this, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Your words are so uplifting and very much in tune with the mood of the photo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. I really love the last stanza, the brightness of it, the defiance against gloom…

    Shine on!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  4. Anna :o] says:

    I love the morning smile too Sanaa – what a beautiful description of the perfect start of a day.

    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  5. Kanzensakura says:

    Morning sun is so beautiful. Well penned!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Old Egg says:

    You certainly have captured the feelings that seem to emanate from the picture of her contemplaing her life Sanaa. She is looking up possibly happily rather than bowed and saddened, so she will have a good day!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  7. What lovely opening lines, Sanaa:
    ‘I woke in time to see morning
    smile…’
    I also love the ‘strange realization’ sweeping through ‘heart fields’ and the echoes of the song ‘You Are My Sunshine’ in the lines:
    ‘I am sunshine when the sky
    is grey…”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Vivian Zems says:

    Wow…the first line caught my attention. It’s a reminder not to take our days for granted. A thoughtful write throughout with a sound last line. Yup! I enjoyed this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  9. I like that, “let the chips fall where they may.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  10. Mary says:

    Love the idea of being sunshine when the sky is grey! Kindness definitely goes a long way.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    It’s getting kindness to seep into those hardened hearts that’s the problem…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, MMT ❀️

  12. gillena says:

    “brush away clouds
    that seem adamant”
    How i luv the action of morning here

    Happy Sunday

    MuchπŸŽ€love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      Much🌼love

  13. herotomost says:

    This was perfect, it fit the pic like a glove. What a wonderful look at the morning and the replenishing feeling. I love the word obdurate too, great command of the language. Great stuff!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Corey πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  14. Bev says:

    A lovely accompaniment for the beautiful photo. I like the thought of kindness seeping in!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  15. Susan says:

    The smile of the dawn that brings realization is HUGE! I still haven’t completely decided to give up my resentment, though, yes, yes, they burden me. Poems like this break through the fog with great sunshine!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  16. Love the positive passion in your poetry Sanaa. This is truly lovely!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  17. “even the coldest heart melts
    when kindness seeps in.”

    So true…beautiful writing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  18. Jim says:

    I like Sanaa, especially your conclusion,
    “even the coldest heart melts
    when kindness seeps in.”
    That is one of my trademarks, teat kindly even those who are, upset with me and my family. Going in, smiling as the snowplow opens the paths.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  19. kaykuala says:

    even the coldest heart melts
    when kindness seeps in.

    Just how powerful and effective kindness is! It can change the world!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀️

  20. ZQ says:

    You always end your pieces with a smile…nice reading for me, as usual.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. Gentle and uplifting, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  22. Thotpurge says:

    resentment is a burden indeed….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❀️

  23. Love it all, and especially the concluding sentiments.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  24. Sunshine and kindness can go a long way!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Colleen ❀️

  25. dsnake1 says:

    this poem is so elegantly done. really a delight to read.
    “even the coldest heart melts
    when kindness seeps in.”
    : what lovely lines. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Cheong πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. Sara McNulty says:

    Love the image of clouds being brushed away. Kindness seeping into every heart is what we need. Lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  27. Jo says:

    This is lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  28. gillena says:

    Sanaa thank you for linking your beautiful treatise on ‘Kindness’ to Monday WRites today

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena πŸ˜€

      Much❀️love

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