Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday WRites 114

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UNFETTERED MOON
Indigo dream haunts turgid night
Clarion moon smiles her slim coy
In shadows then let pleasure abide
For too soon will night leave us

Serve jeweled kisses to love's banquet
A tad of wine will to passion behest
Least rainbow's wane be state of unicorn
Twinkle surely million stars be watchful
UNFETTERED MOON © gillena cox 2017

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







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Sunday, June 25, 2017

424


WISHES
On Undiscovered planetoid
Where Retirement dwells
With her friends, Solitude and Wisdom
There sits a treasure

Much like the box of dear old Pandora
Its locks are rusty
Its hinges will creak, surely if one dares
To open it without a wish

I wish for length of day
Syllables to swirl in light of awe
Health to manage newness
In fast-paced age of being.
WISHES © gillena cox 2017


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FASHION ME YOUR WORDS TO FOLD ~ Ergo
I'm the prompter for this one

Thursday, June 22, 2017

423

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MAYBE

They are waiting anxiously
for the lights to go out,

or maybe not the lights to go out,
for the curtains to open maybe,

maybe; just maybe, there be poems
wherein tunnels end, for light to shine.

MAYBE © gillena cox 2017


Note
Any Ekphratic undertones are sheer coincidence, in double checking spelling of some words, I came across the music video, listened to it, and decided to add to the post.


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Literary Excursions with Kerry ~ Metafiction

Revisit
22 June 2015



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

422

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YOGA
In breath
A clearing sky from grey to azure
Pinks and salmons tinge bird song
Coolness of melons in every matter
Spider webs there sunrays belong

Hold
Life spins millions of tiny particles
Energy can create share or mandate
Such may even be grasp of tentacles
Understanding petals unfold to relate

Release
With gift of ego word a beautiful poem
Disperse compassion to all things unknown
Uncertainty exorcise to a steady low hum
Smile for love of God and seeds well sown
YOGA © gillena cox 2017


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Midweek Motif ~ Yoga
Prompter today is Sumana Roy



Revisit
21 June 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday WRites 113

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HUSHED TONES
Calm, cocks an ear.
"Shh", she reports
To tremble.

Tree, bird, and fish
Listen with eyes agape
And lips in quivering pout.

"Where is she now?
What is she doing?"

They all cower;
For they know
How mischievous
She can get,
They know her for
Her irate moodiness.

This is why they speak of her
In hushed tones,
Calling her name -
Storm.
HUSHED TONES © gillena cox 2017

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

420

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REPLY OF A PRINCESS WOOED
Twinge of raindrops at midday aglow,
Sprout umbrellas, under clouds below,
Incessant chatter of garden birds hush,
Where rosebush, thorn-spiked, still blush;
Then chisel me a diamond, or better still,
Dark emerald, a spell to my chastity will.
© gillena cox 2017


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Micro Poetry ~ Dark Emeralds
Prompted by Kerry O'Connor

Thursday, June 15, 2017

419

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Night wends it's way to shadows on the cusp of solace, a sweet song of golden clouds have sung its way across the clouds, and sunset won the gambit of evening's roll of dice. So now, to sleep on the seat of moon, where no buttermilk cookies need run from a spoon. Ah, but all in her own sweet time will mistress Sleep swoon, to squander away the night to dreams.

Corpus Christi -
in the silence of dawn
my heart praising

© gillena cox 2017


Note
Today is a Public Holiday here in T&T : Its Corpus Christi: A Happy Holy Day to all.


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Of Insomnia and Sleep
Sanaa is prompting today


Enjoy The Video



Revisit
15 June 2015

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

418

[Sea Anemone image from google dot com]

ANEMONE
When curved fingers of loneliness,
Like orbs of sand, clutter cup of daylight,
Through rhythms of shadow let slip moon,
She pauses as if in enchanted flight,
Mesmerized by souls of soundless lethargy,
So many in mortal confinement, tug at bearded hopes
In her sauntering flight away from her sister sun,
Of the fiery gown, of satin swirls, shivering in vibrations,
So ridge of mountains flatten to rainbow ribbons;
Then she knows, sentence of days and driftwood,
Aging of ocean screams, adorned with chests and treasure
Sunken and mysterious, poised and luring,
And from above, without gleam of emerald,
Without tender heart of teabag steeping in kindness,
Anemone of ponder approaches dry barren desert,
To accompaniment of radio whispers, striated crumbles
Of sister sun shafts the grey blanket of contemplation
Now reply to the question of coincidence

when that tiny bird
shot its crap to window pane
where were you moon orb

ANEMONE © gillena cox 2017


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Seeking the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Prompted by Sumana Ray


Revisit
14 June 2016

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday WRites 112

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REFLECTION
From the aeroplane's window, my view
is of a vast seductive silent sea;
behoved to stories of pirates told to me;
Seafaring men of mystery who pursue
games of plunder under sun and moon;
shinning bright, illuminating deeds
of blood, and gore, and sowing seeds
of treasure while greedy hearts swoon;
Swashbuckling rowdies drinking rum
on a day of less adventure, light leisure
Crackling laughter, gold tooth, bare gum;
But the blind-folded one, whose displeasure
it is to walk the plank, not even the hum
of this aeroplane's engine, his soul's measure.

REFLECTION © gillena cox 2008
[first published at poemhunter dot com]

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

416

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NICE NICE
Old fashioned gal all nice nice,
Through my veins flows
Sugar and spice;

Most of the time anyways,
Till you mess with
What's mine is mine,

Squirrels and puppy dogs
Then better scamper away;
Cause i'm an old fashioned gal.
NICE NICE © gillena cox 2017


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“I Am Made of…” (Poetry and Flash Fiction with Magaly)



Revisit
10 June 2015

Friday, June 9, 2017

415



STAR OF THE MORNING
Morning star, guides dawn to a nice shelter,
From which her blanket of night, can be folded;
Halves, quarters, eights,
Enough to stash away into bird songs
Gifting tweets and trills

Sheer fragrance

The wisdom of windows opened
To coolness, before
Yon petulant sun pouts like a naughty child,
Too torrid to melt desert sands,
Too yellow for narcissistic dreamers.
STAR OF THE MORNING © gillena cox 2017


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Words Count With Mama Zen
ASSIGMENT: visit Astrology.com to get your tarot card for the day (it's free; no sign-up). Explore the meaning of your card.  Treat it as a joke, a portent, a really cool piece of art - whatever suits your muse.  Just make sure your muse keeps her musings to 60 words or less.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

414

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you susurrate your daydreams in wave,
Atlantic - of frothy white secrets, they've
come and gone: galleon, caravel, carrack,
swivel your globes, dare to look back



sea grapes line borders of winding paths,
like swirling skirts of constraint to wrath,
ancestry frolics in face of watery heave,
sand bucket and spade steady play, perceive



sky colours in sea -
children at Manzanilla
building sandcastles
© gillena cox 2017


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Midweek Motif ~ Ocean(s)
Susan's prompting

* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •。*

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, June 5, 2017

413

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GHOST TOWN
Under eyebrow of day
Shone resplendent sun
Pistols emptied in shells of ray
Vacant the concrete of everyone
Except for snippets of murmuring breeze
Scant this ghost town a forever siesta

Whiffs and wafts clouds looked from above
As phantom counting drought-scars below
Shhh! in ambles quick-draw overcast
And a riddle of bullets of rain
GHOST TOWN © gillena cox 2017

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Revisit
5 June 2015



Monday WRites111

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RAIN FLY
They danced like fairies, under the lamps;
An unstringed mobile in a windless dawn;
A stream of morning consciousness swamp,
Etheral stillness, mesmerizing rhythm,
Soundless, temporary wings, under the lamps;
The morning star, a lone bright light, kept
Sentient watch over night's dissolving ramp;
Assembling cloud wisps into grey mounds;
Fragile wings in courtship attraction to amps,
In the quiet street enlivening the new morning;
Rain flies, in amber glow under the lamps.
RAIN FLY © gillena cox 2009
[First published at poemhunter dot com]


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Welcome to Monday WRites #111, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

411


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JOY ABIDING
There really is this place abiding
Unicorn strides direct joy to everyday

No summer's heat or winter's snow
Joy above upholds moon's curved sky

A flourish, for air breathes happily
Weep of joy blossom from Poui Tree

And clouds reflect in rainbow arc
Again such joy as have come to pass
JOY ABIDING © gillena cox 2017


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Fireblossom Friday
It's Only A Paper Moon
THE CHALLENGE: Write something that makes us believe in something that isn't real.

Revisit
1 June 2015

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

410



NICOTIANA TABACUM
So what shall we do now with her
That broad-leafed gifted allure
That nature shaped so lovingly
Why use, then deem her so impure

She's certainly no poison ivy
To that for sure we are all privy
Furling boldly through air drafts
Nor is she Venus Fly Trap livey

Why reap to smoke her anyway
Is she good for anything, touché
Fodder, insect repellent, healing
She is so much abused now-a-day

Does she have a place in paradise
Where fairy and elf can share a nice
Shade from Eden's sun a-blazing
Why do we not offer to her a reprise
NICOTIANA TABACUM © gillena cox 2017
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday WRites 110

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NUTMEG SPIKED
The colours of the morning are
Bird tweets and sweeping brooms so far
Add a wish for coffee sweetened
With a little ground nutmeg from a glass jar
NUTMEG SPIKED © gillena cox 2017


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

408

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SHE LIVED IN THAT SHOE?
She has bought a shoe store down the street
Kids all grown now, you are in for a treat
One's a baker, one a tailor, and a few, astronauts
She turned The Shoe into a museum, quite a feat

She has lived in meter, aged with rhyme and grace
With wit and humour thus, she kept her place
Outliving princesses of tresses let down in abandon
Bare cupboards are now for viewers, never in haste.
SHE LIVED IN THAT SHOE? © gillena cox 2017

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Weekend Mini Challenge:
People and Places
CHALLENGE: By Kim Russell to write about a place through a person or a person through a place

Thursday, May 25, 2017

407



WARRIOR STEP
Though moon be full and bright, like orbs of one-eyed monsters to sight, and scent of jasmines ride the waves, of night's silence in heaves, still they chip, snip and carry; knowing, sensing, choosing the reds rather than the yellows. Step purposefully lass! they can pinch at your manicured toes, they aim to make you scream. They can steal your joy, but only, if you let them.

stilled evening breezes -
busy bachacs tote bits of
ixora petals
WARRIOR STEP © gillena cox 2017

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Of Angels and Monsters


Note
In T&T, we call the leaf cutter ants - Bachacs

Given seven pop culture quotes that have to do with angels, monsters or both. Rommy challenged us to pick one and create a poem based on it; the poem does not have to specifically be about an angel or a monster, but it must have some relation to at least one of the quotes.
I chose
“I’m the thing monsters have nightmares about.” – Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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Revisit
25 May 2015