Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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CHARM
a charm of humming birds,
jeweled in sunlight,
their wings beat of understandings,
to curtail all sobbing crowds;

brooch this veil to his chest,
he who ignites sorrow in the light of day
come, lament your woes in divine halls
cloistered in stained glass windows

a shadow of its backward dance
these humming birds unique in their
flights of nourishing awe
here lamb are fed on daily bread
CHARM © gillena cox 2016
[with thoughts and prayers for those suffering from terrorist attacks in Brussels today]

Written for De's prompt at
Poetics : Poetry is for the Birds

Challenge :to draw our poetic inspiration from the whimsical, musical, magical names given to groups of birds.

Linking also to
The Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

46 comments:

  1. We all lament... the first news reports came as I was driving to work... it's so close to us all.. yet not unexpected.

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  2. lament your woes in divine halls
    cloistered in stained glass windows

    Such a tender and heartfelt write.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. A beautiful poem, Gillena! We all feel their pain. Walter

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  4. I love the charm of the hummingbirds ~

    The news is indeed shocking to read ~

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  5. Thank you for writing this - I love the flight of hummingbirds and you captured them perfectly.

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  6. I echo your prayers, Gillena.

    "jeweled in sunlight" is simply breathtaking. Hummingbirds are my favorite.

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    1. Thanks for a most stimulating prompt and i'm happy you dropped in to read mine

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    2. So glad it inspired you. I seriously cannot stop reading the group names. They are just too creative.

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  7. There really is something about hummingbirds...and you definitely captured it!

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  8. Quite the analogy of hope, & paean for the fallen in Belgium. These New Millennium Crusades are very frightening no matter where you live on this planet. Makes me worry about the state of the world as my 7 grandchildren are growing up.

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    1. Really it does make one ask ourselves such question for future of generations
      Thanks for dropping in Glenn

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  9. Such an appropriate group name of those most charming of birds. I loved your beautiful write in tribute of them and I add my prayers to yours for the victims and their loved ones in Belgium. And like, Glenn, I think of my tiny granddaughter in this sometimes vicious world.
    Gayle ~

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    1. Iam too a grandmother to a lil girl. I hear you.Thanks for dropping in Gayle

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  10. Charm it is with the birds helping. You did wonderfly by them.
    My prayers are following yours.
    ..

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  11. Beautiful thoughts, Gillena. If only we can focus on the jeweled charm of hummingbirds (and the peace of doves). But there are those who would ignite sorrow and woe on the sobbing crowds...lamentable, indeed!

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  12. charm - what an appropriate word for these delicately beautiful birds. I read a book once that used them as the "angel type" of spirit that traversed between our world and heaven - transported the dead (animals in this story) to the next realm ...

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    1. Lovely legendary thoughts. I'm happy you dropped in Margaret

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  13. If we could collectively be charmed, appreciate beauty. This is lovely, and I appreciate the hope.

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  14. their wings beat of understandings,
    to curtail all sobbing crowds

    Beautifully described actions of the constant fast-paced flappings of the humming
    birds.Great lines Gillena!

    Hank

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  15. Humming birds are very like stained glass--that is such an interesting comparison, thanks, Gillena. k.

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  16. What a beautiful and sad write! I felt like I was in a church Gillena. Hugs!

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  17. This is a delicate, heartfelt tribute to all those who fell in Brussels.

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  18. You took the prompt to a most deserving place of concern, heartache and hope.
    Nature holds the answers to peace..if only we observe and listen.

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  19. I love "a charm of hummingbirds."

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  20. I am so late to the bar here -- just posted and just reading with my Thursday morning coffee. My excuse is we are in our last of 8 weeks in Bermuda....Bermuda beguiles!
    This is just an excellent poem....I went this way also -- motivated by the prompt and by the once again horrific acts of violence perpetrated on humanity. You've weaved your words well here.

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  21. Humming Bird
    brides Nature..
    feeds nectar
    swims
    hiGher
    Ocean Free..
    never fear
    depth
    of
    seer..:)

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