Summary of A Bright Morning by Teddy Temple

Summary of A Bright Morning by Teddy Temple


Summary of A Bright Morning

1st stanza:

From hours of dark night
Now we are in bright light
Morning is ushered in by the birds singing
And the golden bells ringing

The first stanza describes that hour of the morning when people are just waking up from a deep slumber. Now the night has departed and the earth is bathed in the bright light of the sun. Birds and animals are already up, and welcoming the new day with their cheerful tweeting, chirping and singing. Golden bells ringing is a reference to the morning bells of the church, indicating the God too is casting away the shadow of the night and welcoming the bright new day.

2nd stanza:

Leaves dance to the tune of the morning breeze
Accompanied by the swaying of the trees
You set to begin another day
Try hard not to waste it away

Majorly nature centric, the second stanza describes the phenomenon that occurs in nature with the advent of a new day. The gentle cool wind that blows early morning ruffles the leaves and also makes the trees move in tune with it. Here “in tune” is used to allude to the fact that if the wind is light, the trees sway mildly whereas; if the wind is heavy and strong the trees have a sharp and hefty movement. A man sets to embark on another day and make the most of it and accomplish as much as he can, and not let the day go useless.

3rd stanza:

Rising of the sun puts a smile on our face and joy in our hearts
And it seems to wash out yesterdays’ dirts
As you can feel glitters of hope at daybreak
So you got to let the souls wake

Optimism and ecstasy is highlighted in the third stanza. The rising sun lifts human spirits and results in the blooming of happiness in everybody’s hearts. The mistakes and darkness of the past is done away with, and weariness of the day before is replaced with feelings of hope to make today worthy. In the last line the poet addresses the reader and tells him that now he has to awake from his slumber and get rejuvenated. This might have a wider meaning to it with the poet telling man to do away with his ignorance, dark past, regrets and mistakes and make a fresh new beginning and start a new chapter in his life.