I let Lulu out this morning
And walked on the dewy lawn
While she sniffed and wee’d.
The morning star still guarded the departing night
Bright and clear, defying its extinction.
Grey pink clouds foretold the arrival of big brother Sun.
Butcher birds are singing choruses to each other;
The honey eater is twitter-chattering,
Yellow mimosa is breaking out;
Nasturtiums are overflowing –
the bright orange and yellow petals promising joy.
Bauhinia, the purple herald is in flower.
The air is soft and the breeze gentle.
Time again to awake and welcome the new year.
Gliddy glub gloopy, nibby nabby noopy la, la, la, lo, lo
Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba, le, le, lo, lo
Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba naba,
Early morning singing song*
*Chorus from Good Morning Starshine by Oliver – sing it out aloud, it’s quite easy!