Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday WRites


image: Salome by Henno Drop

You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
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OH SALOME
She danced, she danced to sooth a Kings lust;
A beloved daughter, of a skill so robust;
She danced, she danced to a Kings delight;
A beloved daughter, so limber so light;
She danced, she danced to pierce a Kings heart;
A beloved daughter, this gift was her dart;

Oh Salome, Salome;
You wagered for the head of a holy man;
Oh Salome, Salome;
With such sadness your story began;

John the baptizer,he lost his head;
His disciples then, to mourn him dead.
© gillena cox


Its a public holiday today in Trinidad and Tobago: Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day


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12 comments:

  1. I very much enjoyed the repetition and rhythm. The words danced as she did.

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Annie

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  2. This is exquisite, Gillena --- it has all the rhythm and grace of a dance -- !

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    1. Finally sent my entry -- thanks for sending the link -- and I'm sorry for the delay! o.O

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    2. happy you dropped in again

      much love...

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  3. Very good. I am not a dancer, but understand enough from what I've seen and heard (I think) - the king, who is supposed to serve others, enjoys his position caring not for those who actually do serve others. Have a great week!

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  4. Amazing! I've never liked Salome and the part she played in the death of John the Baptist. But then does?

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    1. thanks for dropping in and sharing your thoughts Celestine

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  5. Love the movement of the poem. It feels like a dance.

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    1. happy you dropped in Susie

      much love...

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