Early Morning Tranquillity

Early morning tranquillity,

tree-splintered sunshine heralding a new day.

Human activity muted, but creaturely busyness,

orderly not frenetic,

punctuates the stillness.


Innumerable creatures and plants

inhabit this haven.

Mostly unseen and unheard,

co-existing in a peace humans seem unable to achieve.


Senses are heightened;

bird and insect song in harmony

and beside me a companionable cat,

punctiliously engaged with her morning wash.

Oh, that such harmony might be replicated

across our struggling world.


Included by permission of the author, the Rev. Ros Murphy