A Poem by Susan Dale

From every pore of earth and sky
a promise to be kept
in a knot
tying together blossom and birds
Sun spirits
curling up on April’s shoulders
and rain shadows
slanting across the earth
a’ tremble with flowers
waiting to be born

Hush pretty petals
Shush, winds in the trees
The willow fronds
sing their green-eyed
lullaby to spring


Greet the day with silence, music only you can hear, no matter where you are, and watch the birds settle down (because they love to watch it in its full majesty, too) as the sun begins its rise its colors echoing from cloud to cloud–even in a pure sky blue beginning.

The quiet and the peacefulness and the feelings of warmth as the sun changes from one color to the next until its warmth envelopes you is a blanket, a caress, a lover’s kiss.

Health benefits to watching the sun rise? I don’t know if there are any, but I do know watching the sun come up is a great way to begin your day.

Inspired in part by Leo Babauta: http://zenhabits.net/10-benefits-of-rising-early-and-how-to-do-it/