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

Aurora Musis Amica (est)
Dawn is a friend of the muses
~Latin Proverb

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Day has come, but the sun sits not yet high in the sky. The garden is quiet and still. Her winged paramours, the birds and bees and butterflies, have yet to stir from their drowsy realms. And sunlight has yet to kiss the plants and flowers and grass. The breeze stirs not. All that has quickened thus far is prevailing peace and earth’s discernible heartbeat, tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump, the beating that cradles me in Yahweh’s heart. And so I wait and I watch and I sink into the already delicious nowness.

The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. ~Psalm 67:6    ✝

20 thoughts on “503. And even the sun in dawn chorus sings, a celestial melody to the earth below. ~Tjaden

  1. As you know, I love William Wordsworth – this quote is wonderful. You write beautiful prose, faithful, luminous prose! Thanks Natalie – please note that on workdays, I’m busy, and won’t post daily. Please don’t mind if, once in a while, I don’t comment your post – “Twitting” them will mean : more than I “like” it, I love it 🙂
    Have a nice week dear Natalie :-)♥♥


    • Wow, thanks for the lovely compliment, Cher! I do remember that you like Wordsworth. I fell in love with Wordsworth in high school when I read some of his poems and then again in college when I took a Romantic Poets class. As a matter of fact my post #328 on April 5th used the same quote you have on your blog page. His poetry is even more meaningful now, almost as if it had colored my thoughts way back then. Do you know what poem, my most favorite, these lines come from:
      For I have learned
      To look on nature, not as in the hour
      Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
      The still, sad music of humanity,
      Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power
      To chasten and subdue. And I have felt
      A presence that disturbs me with the joy
      Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
      Of something far more deeply interfused…
      Frederic, you are so faithful to let me know that you like what I post. So when you are busy during the week, and I do remember how busy I was when I worked, a tweet is more than enough. I appreciate all your kind and encouraging efforts! I pray you have a wonderful day and week. As you know: je t’adore!!! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


      • Thank you so much for sharing with me these beautiful lines! I love the word “interfused”! I’m going to look for the post you mention 🙂 thank you for your kind words & understanding. Much love to you ma chère amie 🙂 ♥♥♥


  2. loving the melody of words and visual images—“her winged paramours, the birds and bees and butterflies”–a show stopper 🙂
    The sun is high in the sky here and growing a tad warmer than I prefer this time of year. . .
    hugs, hugs and more hugs—cookie


    • You’re so sweet, Cookie. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. The sun is high in the sky here now and it’s in the 90’s and will be for several days. But the mornings are delicious now and the evenings are very nice. Definitely better than July and August. Huge hugs to you too. N 🙂 ❤


  3. I love this Natalie. Oh the dawn. One day I’ll get there. The ability to wake up before 5:00am, when the sun rises.
    “And sunlight has yet to kiss the plants and flowers and grass. ”
    –I love this idea of the sun ‘kissing’ the plants, flowers and grass. Living in Brazil, we see the sun a lot. I think of it as kissing my face first thing in the morning. I love the sun, and being susceptible to depression, especially with the lack of sun, it is one of my best friends.
    ❤ 🙂


    • Thank you, Staci. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I hope the sun doesn’t get as hot in Brazil as it does here in Texas in July and August. I’m a sun lover too, but I grew up in Southern California and have never grown accustomed to the horrible heat here in the summers. The sun definitely kisses me during the rest of the year, and it definitely lifts my spirits when I’m suffering. But then in the July and August it makes me suffer. I pray your day is going well. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


      • Well, I can tell you that today is stinking hot. And we don’t use airconditioning in our house. Only fans, and that’s usually at night if it’s unbearable. I’ve been to Texas in July, and yes, I have tasted the heat of that place. I’m so sorry that it makes you suffer during the summer months. Being that I’m indoors most of the time, it doesn’t bother me. I love the cheeriness it brings.
        Hugs and blessings.


      • Oh man, I don’t know how you do that, Staci. My grandson laughs at me whenever I come in from outside and start praising the Lord for airconditioning! My husband and I have been married 51 years and he is a born and bred Texan who vows he’ll never live anywhere else. I’d have left a LONG time ago if it had been up to me. I just hate to be hot! And cheeriness is definitely not what it brings me. But the rest of my family seems to not mind it so much, but then they’ve all been raised here. Oh well, I do survive, but man oh man you should hear the whining! Hugs, N 🙂


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