Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday WRites 8


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).
Welcome to Monday WRites #8; whats your mood today ❧✿❧ my poem today is an quote acrostic ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites

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IXORA
right outside my front door, they bloom;
this simple joy of yellow, like tiny umbrellas,
bunched together, to shelter fairies from
rainstorms of the tiniest hearts; and alas,
and this is true, the never ever sleep;

they yield to the wind, letting go of sisters,
causing any sweeper, to sweep and sweep;
you'll never have guessed the named, ixoras,
claim of God's eyes, ever opened;
until that time when the wind says felled
© gillena cox




Ixoras come in different colours: white, pink, red orange and i feel certain other colours i've not yet seen.


This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
--Psalm 118:24 [English Standard Version (ESV)]

I never knew and always wanted to know the meaning of my name, GILLENA; i was told as a child it was chosen by my Godmother, whom i never knew. Then later in life already in my fifties while doing contract work as a cataloger i came across a book of baby names, and there it was. I did further research in library books of names and came upon a listing which said it goes way back to the Hebrew Culture and its meaning - JOYFUL. I was pleased with this bit of research, for i think even when i'm sad i yearn for the joy of the day.



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Written for the prompt today from Björn Rudberg at
Poems In April DAY TWENTY - What's your name
CHALLENGE: Take your name and use it’s meaning to create a poem. If you do not know the meaning of your name, you might find this useful. If you have a nom de plume, or prefer for various reasons to hide your name in a riddle. The prompt is wide-open and you can use any form or metaphor to write your poem today.

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28 comments:

  1. Ixora in Bengali (my mother tongue) is Rangan...love their story and how you make them shelter for fairies...what a lovely name you've got Gillena!

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  2. Love the bloom, and somehow I see that connection to your name.. what a blessing to have such a name.

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  3. Thanks Sumana, i'm happy you dropped in to read mine

    much love...

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  4. thanks for your appreciation Björn

    much love...

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  5. You are just like an ixora..... an exotic and beautiful person :D
    Loved your poem as it blooms forth!
    xoxo

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  6. Gillena-joy. I would have guessed pleasant just from what I know of you through your poetry but joy is even nicer.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Debi

      much love...

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  7. Who wouldn't want to have a joyous name?! *smiles*

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    1. Happy you dropped in Jinsky

      much love...

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  8. I was curious about your unique name. What a joy that you discovered its meaning. The Earth laughs in flowers. Joy, joy.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Angie

      Much love...

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  9. Loved the poem and the story of your name!

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  10. A beautiful poem...umbrella shelter for fairies. That is so wonderful. You have such a beautiful name.

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  11. Pretty name, petty poem, pretty flowers (ixoras).
    ..

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    1. thanks for dropping in to read mine Jim

      much love...

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  12. What a lovely expression of joy, the ixoras, and what a sweet way to commemorate your name.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Rosemary

      Much love...

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  13. What a lovely approach you took to this prompt, gillena. I like the way you wove the joyful meaning into the lines.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

      much love...

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  14. Wonderful poem and: I've never seen before these flowers.
    (I try to write one shortstory in the week, but in English it's still difficult for me and takes many time... but I want to learning better)

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    1. keep writing Mascha, surely that way it gets better and better

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  15. really a beautiful pen, Gillena ~

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