Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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snapdragon image from google dot com


SNAPDRAGON DAYS
I see you, in the mist of a forest, setting the sun to night chambers,
you radiate like the aura of a bright star on blanket night sky;
you remain nameless, your force of presence makes me squint,
humbling me yet again and again;
Splendid is the rise of your morning pink hues, set against
egrets returning from the roost;
your presence engulfs, enchants, en-wraps
My eyes are closed now
i feel you , i know you, i sense you;
In the outages of snapdragon days on halycon sands from salty winds;
i can only crave your appearance to delight - the moon shine, sun sparks,
and twinkles; wingless messengers the Gods fashion into auroras and halos;
Forever giving, giving, giving hope is it? or delusions may be!
What is your nature, where are your passions, who are your consorts
Fairy god-mothers planning ball events, for cinder gals???
i think you RAYS - ray of hope, ray of sunlight, ray of stars bright
RAYS: kissing gently eyelids closed, enchanting eyes-opened
i'll name you thus just RAYS every eye can sense you.
© gillena cox




Written in response to the prompt at Poetry Jam 'Eyes'

20 comments:

  1. so brilliant that even with eyes closed they are still there...
    makes me think of the sun, probably because it has been so nice
    to see and feel the sun on my face...i love standing in it
    eyes closed and just letting the warmth
    wash over me...

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Brian

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  2. Gillena, this is one of my favorites of yours. So rich with images. Love thinking about 'ray of hope, ray of sunlight, ray of stars.....' We can SEE and feel them in our lives.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Mary

      much love...

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  3. My eyes are closed now - love this and the capture of the mind, soul and heart. Lovely images that dance off the page.

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  4. Thank you for your appreciation Alan

    much love...

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  5. Wonderful images in this and even the title captured me--snapdragon days. Lovely.

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    1. happy you dropped in Peggy

      much love...

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  6. Your poetry reflects the land, the beauty surrounding you .....

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Helen

      much love...

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  7. I too think the title is great - evocative and mysterious. I like the imagery, the questions and the longing I read and fell in your words.

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  8. "Forever giving, giving "...these are the exact words to describe our mother Nature and it is such an uplifting thought....

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Sumana

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  9. 'rays - rays of hope, rays of sunlight' .... nice line and a fantastic composition

    Lost In Her Eyes

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    1. happy you dropped in Cifar

      much love...

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  10. Lovely poem, Gillena. It sometimes only when we close our eyes that we are able to see more clearly...

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Nicholas

      much love...

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  11. My eyes are closed now - i feel you , i know you, i sense you; Nature needs to be felt not just seen. Lovely imagery in your poem.

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