Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Good Morning, Mister Sun--By Robert L. Hinshaw--United States

Good Morning, Mister Sun

Good Morning, Mister Sun!  How I cherish thy warm embrace,
And the gentle touch of thy radiance as you caress my eager face!

May few clouds dim your majesty as you traverse the pristine sky!
We're blessed with thy life-sustaining rays streaming from on high!

Oft' I've pondered how many times you've ascended in the east
And descended in the west! Must be trillions of times to say the least!

Ah, the many things you have witnessed since the genesis of time!
Love, strife, life itself - more than this mere poet could e'er put to rhyme!

Robert L. Hinshaw served 30 years in the Air Force retiring in 1978 in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. He began writing poetry in 2002 at age 72 and has composed over 1100 poems.


  1. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    Hi Bob.. here is another great one from your tried and true pen. I love it Bob. you seem to draw on a bottomless well of talent. This one is beautiful my friend. Happy new year to you and Vera.

    Bob D

  2. Hello Robert. Thank you for the sweet and poetic "Good Morning, Mister Sun." Right about now, here in Michigan, I deeply feel the passion of this poem as I long for the warmth of the sun, lol. Thank you for sharing this and thank you for your service in the United States Navy. My father also is a Navy vet, retiring after 31 years (I believe my mom said it was 31 years). He has gone on to be with the Creator, but you, him and all of our men and women (past, present and future) in the Armed Services are a blessing to this nation and around the world. Many blessings to you and yours and continued success in all your writing endeavors!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  3. Robert, first of all I immediately loved the poem simply because it had the flavor of Shakespeare or Bible writ.. I am particularly in love with the KJV of the Bible. After all that, I just wanted to say I loved your poem because like Maurice I long for the warmth of the sun in this cold Manti, Utah with snow not melting till in the spring, so to have your poem warm my heart, it was a pleasure.

    As a side note my husband retired too from the Air Force with 20 years in 1976. Thank you for your service to our country. You probably served in Viet Nam like my husband.

  4. Dear Robert,

    Thank you for the lovely comments you sent for other writers today. It's people like you that make Whispers possible. Thank you for sharing your talent too. Like others, I enjoy reading your words. Keep them coming!


  5. Dear Bob,
    I love the way your gave life to the sun through personification. I do believe the sun will continue to rise and set for many years to come. After a few rainy days, we appreciate the sun even more. Without the sun, there would be no life on Earth. Although Floridians get more "warmth" than they want most of the year, there are sun worshippers out on the beach almost every day. Very beautiful poem! Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  6. Wonderful imagery you have composed with your poetic words Robert, a lovely journey you have taken me on. It was a pleasure to read. Blessings always, Leokadia

  7. Hi, there, Robert! I love this bouncy, positive poem and the imagery is awesome, too! You offer great word art, a bit of spiritual humility and a little playful precociousness! Thank you for sharing your creativity! Sheri

  8. Wonderful poem. Lovely imagery. I love reading positive poem. It gives me hope.
    Well written.


  9. A great poem Robert with terrific flow and imagery. I love your style. Robert Hewett