Morning Reflections

Ocean Dawn. Photo by William Farlow from Unsplash.
Foggy Morning. Photo by Yannick Pulver from Unsplash.
Ruella Daybreak. Photo by Cheryl Batavia.
A New Day. Photo by Gordon Beagley from Unsplash.

Morning Reflections

1. Ocean Dawn

Exquisite stillness…

Dawn breaks over the ocean…

Tranquil, bright morning.

Each day a new beginning,

each day a limitless sea!

2. Foggy Morning

Fog obscures mountains.

Burning sun will soon reveal

lofty horizons.

Inspiration surrounds us…

Your mountain is calling you!

3. Ruella Daybreak

Daybreak approaching…

Purple ruellas unfold,

inviting the bees.

Ruellas live for today.

Tomorrow, others will bloom!

4. A New Day

Morning dew sparkles

on spider webs in sunshine,

delicate but strong.

Slender threads of exixtence

adorned with glimmering hope.

5. Morning Sun

The day starts slowly,

sunlight building its courage

to face the new day.

Up over the horizon…

Upward to blazing midday!

Morning Sun. Photo by Courtney Cook from Unsplash.

CopyrightΒ© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia


Project News

One of the projects I am working on is submitting my five self-published books to traditional publishers through an agency. The Company is launching two new magazines and sponsored a literary contest.

This poem, “Morning Reflections” as well as the last post, “Serendipity” were entries in a magazine contest that did not get published. There is one more poem which won a special mention and will be published in the magazine soon. I will share the poem after it has been published. I entered a short story contest in the other magazine, but didn’t get published. I will post a story on my blog in the near future.

Another exciting thing is that a small ad for my book, Hanging Out With Wild Animals, will appear in an upcoming issue of the New York Times Magazine. I will share it with you after it comes out. My books will be featured in a variety of other media outlets in the US.

I will post updates about future developments. I am also working on a book series of poems from my blog. That is a long-term project, and I don’t have any plans to publish those books any time soon.

In addition to Robert’s ongoing dental appointments and the ultrasound therapy I am doing for him at home, Robert is having outpatient surgery on Wednesday, which will involve a couple more appointments and a few days of recovery time at home. I think I am too old for all of this activity! I am still trying to keep up with emails, but may continue to be somewhat erratic for a while.

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  1. Thank you, Cheryl, for your Morning Reflections! The wonderful poems and the pictures! You do have such a busy life! All the best to Robert with his medical treatment. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you, so much, Sheereen, for your encouraging words! ❀ I am in the early stages, and there are no guarantees, but I am hopeful.

      Robert should be fine. I went with him to his appointment and was very favorably impressed with the surgeon. He listened to Robert's concerns and answered questions very thoroughly, which inspired confidence in a successful outcome.

      Have a great week!

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  2. All the five poems are so good for morning time. Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing them. Congratulations for your literary achievements and best wishes for many more. And all the best to Robert for his treatment. Hope everything will go well. Have a pleasant SundayπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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    1. Thank you, Ingrid. We are in the early stages right now, but I am hopeful. πŸ™‚

      The soon-to-be-published poem is written in blank verse. I learned about sonnets and iambic pentameter from you. Thank you for encouraging and inspiring your fellow bloggers.

      All the best! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. Lovely Sunday Morning Poetry & photos. I’m especially partial to the Ruella Daybreak – purple lady that I am! HA!
    I’m thrilled for you and all the literary opportunities opening up before you.
    All the best on your upcoming health appointments and increased care giving.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments and good wishes, Laura. ❀ Very much appreciated.

      I have wanted to write since childhood, and I am trying to seize the day. My son says that the accomplishment is in the writing. Though I would like my work to be "successful," I know in my heart that my son is right. I suspect that it is much the same with composing music, although it is gratifying to share our work. I very much enjoyed your recently published "Goat Suite."

      Wishing you a lovely week! πŸ™‚

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  4. These are just beautiful Cheryl and congratulations on your publications and books coming soon. I’m so impressed with your projects while managing so much in your life with Robert. so happy for you for tackling all of this and your continued success!
    πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Cindy, I am happy you enjoyed the poems. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind response.

      I am in the very early stages of getting my self-published books published by traditional publishers. There are no guarantees! Truthfully, I am quite tired and have invested a lot in this project. As my mental acuity and energy are waning, I am doing this while I have the opportunity. Thank you for your encouragement. I deeply appreciate it! ❀

      Wishing you a blissful week!

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      1. I LOVED them Cheryl!
        πŸ’–
        No guarantees in life ever right and I love your tenacity and appreciate how tired you must be. following your message is important and worthy and I love that you are taking your chances. You are so welcome. We just have to see things through and follow these truths and you are a rock star to me.
        You’re most welcome my friend.
        Thank you for that. I will basque in that love. you do the same!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. I deeply appreciate your generous and encouraging comments. Thank you so much for reading and appreciating my work. ❀ Your support means a lot to me. I particularly like reading your thought-provoking political posts.

      Wishing you a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

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  5. Great poems! Good luck on the publishing and all the medical appointments. “Your mountain is calling you” reminds me of my inner voice encouraging me on mornings when I am feeling tired and knowing I have to get my trail runs in ha!

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  6. congrats Cheryl, these are exciting projects and I absolutely love this collection of hopeful morning reflections poems!

    Hoping all goes well for Robert and looking forward to reading these, published or not, they are wonderful πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Michel, for your kind words. ❀ Thank you for predicting the success of my publications. There are no guarantees, but I am hopeful.

      All the best to you and Janine. I hope you are doing well!
      Love ❀
      Cheryl

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    1. Thank you so much, LaDonna! There are no guarantees, but I am hopeful. Robert’s surgery was postponed at the last moment. He is feeling somewhat better, so when they do the surgery in two weeks, he may have a better outcome. Thank you for asking. ❀ Enjoy your week!

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  7. Good for you for entering contests and promoting your wonderful work, like “sunlight building its courage.” It seems like the older we get, the more time we must spend on our health and medical appointments. Take care of you, too, Cheryl!

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