Bespoke dawn

My mother told me I was born to the sound of birdsong, so I wake each day to the same.  I quarantine that time for myself until I share it with an unknown audience.  This is my practice every day regardless of where I am in this large State.

My eyes are not always on the horizon.  The horizon is only a horizon when framed by something else.  It is changeable depending on the vista and perception.  Life has taught me to focus on what is within my power to change.  So my eyes focus on my feet where, when faced with crossroads, I make a choice which path I take.

Unlike my professional day, my personal day is uncharted so I start here at dawn.  It is a place of integration.  It is where I’m put together as one.

Bespoke dawn

The morning is my chapel

A painted sky, the ceiling

birdsong for hymn so sweet

a raptor folds his wings to listen

under a tree canopy,

I practice silence

surrounded by sound

and in that stillness

I seek and find Thee.

DSCN8824A young boab tree, Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western AustraliaDSCN9646Esperance Bay, Esperance, Western AustraliaDSCN0216Young bee catcher, Parry Creek, Wyndham, Western AustraliaDSCN9916Gum trees, South West, Western AustraliaDSCN8897Purple enamel orchid, South West, Western Australia

My wish for you is that you find your own space where you create your day, too.

Until next time

As always

a dawn bird




11 thoughts on “Bespoke dawn”

  1. Lovely post, Dawn. Thanks for the response to Pic and a Word Challenge.

    I nearly missed adding you to the challenge responses this week.

    In addition to (or instead of) the link to the wordpress #pic-and-a-word-challenge tag page, if you add a link to the challenge page you’re responding to (in this case, Stillness ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #167) it will generate a pingback on that post, and make it easier for others (and me) to find your response.

    Happy New Year!

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