Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday WRites 72


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AN ELEPHANT INVITED TO TEA
Steaming hot let lava be poured
Like some molten treasure offered
From Gods in fashioning a ceremony
To humans appealing returned satiety

An elephant at tea; tusks of ivory, see?

Or we turn the tables on free will
Let gravity pardon the outflow still
This soothing poured from generous spout
Sipping mercy at the grail of avid doubt

An elephant, heavy-hoofed; squeals at a mouse.

Hush then the cry of children's blood
Wanting a little more of earth to bud
Before sustenance of heaven to taste
Four-score-and-ten at least retrace
AN ELEPHANT INVITED TO TEA © gillena cox 2016




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 #72, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites



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30 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking in Marysia

    much love...

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  2. Ah.. somehow I got to think about an elephant in a china shop actually... but the teapot is wonderful

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

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  3. Love the whole idea of an elephant invited to tea......."soothing poured from a generous spout".

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Sherry

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  4. I like the playfulness of your title but there is something quite studied in the ceremony of tea, I believe, and that comes through too.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  5. This is whimsical, but introspective too, like gazing into the tea leaves.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Timoteo

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  6. Chuckles! Light-hearted to welcome the institution of tea time!

    Hank

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    1. Happy you dropped in Hank

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  7. Oh, I do love the whimsy of an elephant at tea - feel like I fell into a fairy tale (which is always a welcome adventure). Thanks for sharing, Gillena!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Stacie

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  8. "This soothing poured from generous spout
    Sipping mercy at the grail of avid doubt"... my very favorite

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Debi

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  9. Love the playful chaos brewing in this piece, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

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  10. I too liked the idea of the elephant coming to tea. And the little mouse squeal. But, did the elephant step on the kid? I read and reread but couldn't quite figure out the last verse.
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    1. No the elephant didn't step on the kid. Those at tea are lamenting the turn of events in the world the disregard for life love and children. They surely the Divine must be so unhappy as to turn the tables a bit and plead the sanity of humanity

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    2. Even the elephant, so huge, will not tread on a mouse
      Happy i sparked your interest Jim

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  11. Great teapot! Pity the elephants in the room are not so pretty.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

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  12. Let gravity pardon the outflow still
    This soothing poured from generous spout
    Sipping mercy at the grail of avid doubt


    Sigh.. beautiful lines Gillena :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sanaa

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  13. awww! this is sooooooooooooooooooooo cute:)

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  14. I love this:

    "Or we turn the tables on free will
    Let gravity pardon the outflow still"

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  15. Thanks for dropping in Elsa

    much love...

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  16. An elephant invited to tea...It makes me think of "the elephant in the room." With grace and companionship tensions can be diffused with honesty.

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  17. Thank you for your appreciation Susie

    much love...

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