Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Guernica by Pablo Picasso; image from google dot com



PICASSO-SQUE MOUTHS
when they scrape the carcass
freshly butchered off the streets
of hatred
and i have to read and i have to watch
newsreel and newsprint
the picasso-sque mouths of mothers
and fathers gaping in horror
and the marrow in my
bones gash and shudder
cause no more is there brother
or brother or sister
then only the words of a song
or the words of a prayer
hones my sorrow
urging me to carry on yet
© gillena cox





Written for the prompt today at
Poems In April DAY ELEVEN
'A Message from the Little Grandmother'


April is the month of the Pink Moon. This Moon has a dark star, which shines across the abyss, reminding us that we are made of the same stuff as the stars. That's what keeps us looking up, into the heavens, feeling our connection to the unfathomable beauty and mystery of the spheres.
CHALLENGE: Write about how you manage to maintain that balance, how you hold onto the beauty and the hope. Write about what heals you...
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads






22 comments:

  1. This is beautiful...Gillena :D
    Absolutely love the images that you have painted here with reference to the song! Very innovative :D

    Love,
    Sanaa

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  2. "Only the words of a song or the words of a prayer hones my sorrow". So beautiful, Gillena. The image of someone scraping a carcass off the street sears the brain and is a powerful reminder that more humans need to turn to prayer than ever before. Thank you for this beautiful poem.

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Sherry

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  3. You descriptions of the news and the emotive response to the hatred the world over rings very true with me.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Kerry

      Much love...

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  4. Your title is amazing... and "then only the words of a song
    or the words of a prayer
    hones my sorrow
    urging me to carry on yet"... speaks sweetly to that inner place. Lovely Gillena

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Debi

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  5. I have liked that song for a long time. "Years" ago I sang in a men's chorus and we sang that song a lot when we performed. It is very comforting. Thank you, Gillena.
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  6. Art and music are inspiring ways to help us feed our souls and find a balance.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Mary

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  7. This is incredibly vivid. I love the unique imagery.

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  8. LOVE. This poem makes a prayer necessary--just in case the news and life didn't make it clear. Thank you. And thank you for the hymn.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

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  9. "PICASSO-SQUE MOUTHS" What an apt description of the pain we see on those who suffer such loss. It is prayer that keeps us sane in all the insanity.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susie

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  10. Yes and your ending speaks volumes~ So, vivid and raw-just like it truly is!

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  11. so well captured, and matched to Guernica ~

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    1. thanks for dropping in to read mine grapeling

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