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(2089) Welcome Morning - Sexton

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  • Sam
    Welcome Morning 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 25, 2013
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      Welcome Morning

      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.

      - Anne Sexton
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