Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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JOY OF POETRY
Just for the fun of it,
To dance with the shadows on the wall,
Disappearing into the stream of morning,
Right with the life of new light

For the song that thrills the heart
To hear,
No,
To listen to the song bird,
When dawn clambers up the ladder of night,
Fetching the coat tails of dark clouds

The quiet rippling waters, pretending
Nothing of tsunamis dwell here,
Only Neptune, on an obsidian throne
With trident intentions for waves

The fantasy in reality, tearing from
Old books; history, story, memory,
Worthy of a griot's voice, and eager ear
Or eyes, to seek the beauty of an ixora

For wanton pleasure, and absolute void,
Sensing words, in universal spheres,
Where touch is sight, and sight sees
The fragrant day, in a falling blossom.

Truth be, the cocoon buds to bear
The weight of the winds, wafting
With the gravity of saying and telling
Hidden crevices that wing their way out
© gillena cox



Written for the prompt at
Midweek Motif: The Joy of Poetry

42 comments:

  1. For wanton pleasure, and absolute void,
    Sensing words, in universal spheres,
    Where touch is sight, and sight sees
    The fragrant day, in a falling blossom.

    Beautiful lines Gillena :D one of your best!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Poets like you give life to words and the imagination is brimming over.
    Delightful Gillena I know you take great delight in your work.

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  3. this poem is a treasure trove...such a wealth of imagery...amazing...

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  4. OH ~~~ this is incredibly lovely!

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  5. I am richer by two words for having read your poem, Gillena: griot, ixora. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Poems at Daybreak

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  6. Oh this is very wonderful! I love dawn clambering up the ladder of night with its dark clouds for coattails. Glorious! and those words at the end, winging upward. Beautifully done.

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  7. You have painted a magnificent picture with your words.

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  9. "The weight of the winds, wafting
    With the gravity of saying and telling".... Ah-this is so so beautiful, Gillena!

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  10. Where touch is sight, and sight sees
    The fragrant day, in a falling blossom...... Oh, that is soooo lovely

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  11. Oh, O! Love, love that you include story in this story of journeying on everything that wakes and takes us!

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  12. What glorious use of metaphors and similes to entrance us Gillena.

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  13. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

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  14. Echoing all the responses...a beautiful poem!

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  15. Well-thought-out words sound, from the comments, that they resonate with all who have read. The line between fantasy and reality can sometimes be very fine.

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  16. Beautiful poetic language Gillena! Brings out the best in you!

    Hank

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  17. A great poem definitely brought other poems to mind.

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  18. Gillena, I'm so glad to read this. It's beautiful in its sensitivity, imagery and choice of words. It's now my favorite of yours. I just love what you've written here!

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  19. this was a wonderful journey you have taken us through. gracias for sharing

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  20. A perfect poem you have written, I enjoyed it so...so many images I wish I had written!

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  21. Lovely images in this poem, Gillena, and some wonderful words that sound so good if the poem is read aloud!

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