Early, early morning is preferable
When the first thing is that cutting air
second thing: soft-spoken creatures
greeting a new sunrise
third thing: perfect quiet.

By silence, what is meant is
The innocent side of nature
conspiring to stay in charge,
Disappearing darkness denting horizons,
The weather deciding…
Ecosystems taking tea breaks
from the moving and shaking of humanity,
No shrill phones, no shrill people;

-the guilty party of nature either
alighting from their broomsticks
or playing victim-fast-asleep.

Early morning is preferable.

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…5.30 is broad morning-light,
possibilities limitless,
the gripping chill of winter
conspicuously absent.
– windows cracked open,
crisp morning-air waltzes in,
awakens drowsy senses,
bodies half-asleep stretch in anticipation.
– gently mysterious, morning-full of faith,
graceful ante meridiem.

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Lazy in a landscape
splashed with colour
that reminds us of wild forests
Pressing summer-burnt skin
into the welcome cold of lush, green blades
Under the shade of wooden limbs
covered in crispy, emerald arm-hair
All of us coated in the sounds of nature
Vibrant, new,
Hopeful evergreen.

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