Saturday, July 25, 2015

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image from google dot com


UMBRELLAS BLOOM
clouds
they sit
this morning
on mountain tops
so elegantly
silvered with the light of
angelic halos spun by
invisible spider friends who
know the destiny of raindrops made
the sure reason why umbrellas ever bloom
© gillena cox 2015


written for Play it Again, Toads!
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

i chose The etheree named after an Arkansas poet. Etheree Taylor Armstrong (1918-1994.) It is an unrhymed syllable counting form, relentlessly rational, and seemingly childishly simple. You begin with a first line of one syllable, and continue for ten lines increasing the syllable count by one each line. Diagramming in syllables, this is what you get, line by line: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10.

24 comments:

  1. Whoa!! You absolutely nailed it :D Loved the image of clouds painted here specially the line:

    on mountain tops
    so elegantly
    silvered with the light of
    angelic halos

    Beautifully penned :D
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. A wonderful write Gillena and the accompanying umbrella pic is so alive!

    http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-naked-truth-is-still-not-very.html

    Hank

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Hank

      Much love...

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  3. Beautiful. Spiderwebs, raindrops and soft filtered mountain morning light. Sigh

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    1. Happy you dropped in Margaret

      Much love...

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  4. beauty woven in each line...how i love the umbrella blooms..here in india also we're not going out without this bloom...

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    1. Happy you stopped by Sumana

      Much love...

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  5. This is a most elegant poem, gillena. This form suits your style very well.

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    1. I love this poem and the idea of umbrellas as bloom. Very nice work!

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  6. A beautiful and unique look at the umbrella...great focus for the form, too. :)

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  7. I love the idea of umbrellas blooming......

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    1. Happy you dropped by Sherry

      Much love...

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  8. umbrellas blooming, what great description! love your Etheree

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  9. This is such a happy poem, fits the picture perfectly. :)

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    1. happy you dropped in Mary

      much love...

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  10. I am smitten with the images you shared and umbrellas blooming-glorious!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Ella

      much love...

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