Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light –
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.— "Why I Wake Early", by Mary Oliver
See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. — Rabindranath Tagore
The tips of ten thousand grasses
All contain the light of day. — A Capping Verse by John Daido Loori
from the True Dharma Eye, Case 199, Dongshan’s Essential Path
Tecumseh Shawnee Chief
We must get up and take that in,
that wind that lets us live.
Breathe, before it’s gone. — Rumi