Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Kerry over at the imaginary garden gave us this photo as our weekend prompt. Since i'm already in mood Christmas i wrote this tanka

giving all she got
she sweeps the nard with her locks
across his feet
just like the little Drummer Boy
giving of his music
© gillena cox 2017


Note
John 12:3 - nard a biblical reference
The Little Drummer Boy- a Christmas carol


Blog hopping today with imaginary garden

Camera FLASH!

20 comments:

  1. Your impression of this photo took a very interesting turn, Gillena. It is an emblem of extreme devotion to dry another's feet with one's hair.

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  2. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

    much love...

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  3. Indeed... I had not thought of Mary Magdalene... but it fits perfectly with that image.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

      much love...

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  4. I love your take on this, so different and original.

    On the other hand, I hate that Drummer Boy song with the heat of a million blazing supernovae.

    namaste
    JzB

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    1. (✿◠‿◠) REALLY? I luv that son I look forward to hearing it every single Christmas season.

      Thanks for your appreciation JzB

      much love...

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  5. This is brilliant!❤️ I hadn't thought of Mary Magdalene.. but this fits together beautifully!❤️

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

      much love...

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  6. Yes, your poem reflects the Biblical humbleness of cleansing one's feet whether it is hair or hands.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susie

      much love...

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  7. As everyone has noted - your approach and interpretation really is unique and wonderful - and it does have this oddly humble idea of the biblical, of devotion - and I appreciate how, in some ways, this contrasts so strongly with the image, the way she is laid out. Intriguing - yet so fascinating!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation WildChild

      Muchđź’–love

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  8. Oh, right! The woman from the bible using her hair to wipe Jesus' feet. I never thought of that. Cool!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Mary

      Muchđź’–love

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  9. I caught the locks and feet, but did not know 'nard'. Now I do. Such an intricate take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Ted

      Muchđź’–love

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  10. Different, clever approach to this artwork, Gillena.

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  11. Thank you for your appreciation Sara

    Muchđź’–love

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  12. Yes... thank you for this, Gillena.

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  13. Happy you dropped in Marian

    Muchđź’–love

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