Saturday, June 4, 2016

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STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES
Drink heartily, from azure: given smoothie
Breathing slowly, sigh; inhaling gratefully
Extend arms, yet to span, a tinted bounty
By strokes only of a master's, divine brush

Pause, to catch clouds, secretive; playing
Tag above so high, their angels in hiding
One might even see, heaven’s gate opening
Awestruck; linger long enough, in that hush.
STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES © gillena cox 2016


Written for Sanaa's prompt at Prompt Nights
Take time out and stop to smell the Roses – [17]

26 comments:

  1. Whistles!! You have painted such a calm and serene image with your words Gillena :D Especially adore "Extend arms, yet to span, a tinted bounty by strokes only of a master's, divine brush." Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I love the idea of stopping "to catch clouds". I can almost feel them in my hand, all cook and fluffy... and singing of foggy dreams. :-)

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  4. What glorious scenes you painted here Gillena; the master's brush, the clouds playing and of course heaven opening.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  5. "Drink heartily, from azure:" the whole poem is an answer to this line. Beautiful, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

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  6. Glad it's not just me that is overwhelmed with emotion where roses are concerned...I close my eyes and fly as I inhale their scent...and dream of never breathing out XXX

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  7. We must indeed stop and appreciate what is around us - and catching clouds sounds fun :-) - a happy Sunday to you Gillena

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  8. Oh yes, this is the absolute essence of what the 'stop and smell the roses' phrase implies – and the realisation of it.

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  9. Definitely the work of the Master Artist. Roses truly are so special.

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    1. Victoria, thanks for dropping in

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  10. One might even see,
    heaven’s gate opening

    That is how powerful the fragrances extend their influences. Wonderful lines Gillena!

    Hank

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  11. This is lovely, enjoyed it very much,,,

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  12. Ah...moments like that are wonderful

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  13. To let go and feel awe is so beautiful..We don't do it enough. Thank you for reminding me I need to do it.

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