A beautiful morning, the first day of May, my favourite time of year.

Morning Dew – I wrote this poem after visiting the wildflower meadow Oran Uisge, next to my home.

Morning Dew

This is my moment to stop and stare,

In total solitude with no one to share.

Sunshine beams with rays so clear,

Breath-clouds rise in a cool dawn air.

Delicate mist swirls and floats,

Glistening the flowers’ watery coats.

Strings of gossamer criss-cross the lea,

Like jewelled necklaces for all to see.

Warmth rises up and lifts the dew,

While tiny beetles sip the brew.

Marmalade hoverfly waits for heat,

And basks on a reed, a perfect seat.

As the dew wanes, the air is warm,

The insects rise, dance and perform.

Absorbed in the meadow, at its best,

While taking a moment to gaze at rest.

Sue Wood

Morning Dew is one of the poems in my poetry book Timeless Shores, currently available to read for free on Amazon Kindle from midnight tonight, for the next 5 days.

Review from Judith Miller USA

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lovely book!

Reviewed in the United States on 5 April 2020Verified Purchase Having recently visited the Isle Of Skye, reading this book of poems and seeing the breathtaking artwork brought back so many memories and I was once again transported back to the Isle Of Skye and its Timeless Shores. Thank you, Sue Wood! Job well done!

Thank you Judith,


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Here is one of my favourite celtic tunes. John McSherry playing the Low Whistle, ” May Morning Dew”- Absolutely beautiful.

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