Early morning on the porch

Trip Start Apr 08, 2012
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Trip End Apr 13, 2012


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Chilamate Eco Retreat

Flag of Costa Rica  , Heredia Province,
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

6am.
The as-yet gentle tropical sun backlights the hedge by the lodge,turning single drops of water at the pointed tips of perfect leaves into shining stars,  brighter than twilight's fireflies.

The ordinariness of a squirrel hopping through the trees is shattered as its too-dark body nips at the base of a bromeliad.

Graceful egrets gather in a tree above, becoming hunched white masses of white, like grumpy, fat brides. 

Two birds alight  on the porch-rail, trilling their wake up alarm into the room where bob remains asleep under the mosquito net.

individual drops sparkle and drip, adding an erratic, quiet percussion to the dawn's insect/bird soundtrack.

an occasional dry, brown leaf drops, floating down to join others on the green metal roof.

The only bird that will pause and pose for me is a plain fellow indeed.
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wendy on

that is a beautiful description of your morning. and what?! you were awake and up before bob? he must have caught the sleeping sickness.

ithacabelle
ithacabelle on

I try to avoid poetry, so wrote sentences instead!

wendy on

i could be mistaken, but i think poems contain sentences ;-) if it looks like a duck....

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