Welcome Morning

I read this poem in the Inward/Outward blog this morning and I had to borrow and share it! After a lazy Harrisburg Saturday morning of sleeping in then wandering around Broad St. Market with Josh, finding delicious breakfast sandwiches, and relaxing with coffee at Midtown Scholar…I am feeling thankful for the morning, thankful for the simple joys of my comfy house, my warm bed, my wonderful husband, and enjoyable spots around town. God is certainly in all of it, “there is joy in all.” And joy must be shared:

Welcome Morning

Anne Sexton

There is joy
in all:
in the hair I brush each morning,
in the Cannon towel, newly washed,
that I rub my body with each morning,
in the chapel of eggs I cook
each morning,
in the outcry from the kettle
that heats my coffee
each morning,
in the spoon and the chair
that cry “hello there, Anne”
each morning,
in the godhead of the table
that I set my silver, plate, cup upon
each morning.

All this is God,
right here in my pea-green house
each morning
and I mean,
though often forget,
to give thanks
to faint down by the kitchen table
in a prayer of rejoicing
as the holy birds at the kitchen window
peck into their marriage of seeds.

So while I think of it,
let me paint a thank-you on my palm
for this God, this laughter of the morning,
lest it go unspoken.

The Joy that isn’t shared, I’ve heard,
dies young.

Source: Dancing With Joy edited by Roger Housden

 
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About micalagh

I am a writer, a social worker, a therapist, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a soon-to-be mother...I am continually growing and learning in each of these roles. I am seeking to learn how to love others better and to enjoy the small things of life, to see God in everything and everyone around me.
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