Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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KINDNESS UNSPOKEN
A smile a nod, not a word said
Such is kindness on a day foul or fair

A smile a nod, not a word said
Gentle hand outstretched received in prayer

A smile a nod, not a word said
Soup steaming hot in the belly of hunger bare

A smile a nod, not a word said
Umbrellas shared in a drizzle with flair

A smile a nod, not a word said
That hug, dearly departed laid to rest, for fare
KINDNESS UNSPOKEN © gillena cox 2018


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unending green the leaf of trees

unending vibe of hot sweet kaiso
even on days prescribed to be holy

Caribbean sunshine
always overhead, around us
and in our warm hearts
Story of Ever-Summer © gillena cox 2018


Revisit
25 April 2016
25 April 2015
sweetening bird songs 2015


Blog hopping today with imaginary garden. In April we write a poem every day

Virtue or Vice
Prompted by Rommy. Challenged: to consider virtues and vices, or more specifically the Seven Deadly Sins or the Seven Heavenly Virtues. The Seven Deadly Sins are Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. The Seven Heavenly Virtues are Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness and Humility. Your poem must include at least one of the names of the Virtues or Vices (and I know several of you will be tempted to use more than one - that's Pride right there).

AND


Midweek Motif ~ Summer
Prompted by Sumana.


Enjoy The Music

40 comments:

  1. Both lovely! The repetition works so well in the KIndness poem.

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  2. Thank you for your appreciation Rosemsry

    Much­čî╝love

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  3. Unexpected kindness is always wonderful to encounter.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by to read mine Rommy

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  4. “a smile, a nod, not a word said” just these can make a difference to a person’s day. A lovely thought. And, how fortunate you are to live in the “forever summer” Both poems are special.

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  5. Thank you for your appreciation LC

    Much­čî╝love

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  6. I am sure many of think we are living in "the best of all possible worlds" I certainly appreciate where I live. Let's hope many more of us feel the same as you and I, Gillena; even though we are thousands of miles from each other.

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    1. Ah yes indeed. Thank you for your appreciation Robin

      much love...

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  7. will be thinking of that caribbean sunshine once the monsoon gets here!!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Rajani

      much love...

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  8. This is beautiful!­čĺ× I especially love; "A smile a nod, not a word said soup steaming hot in the belly of hunger bare."­čĺ×

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sanaa

      much love...

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  9. Both so good. We must never take kindness for granted.

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    1. Indeed. Happy you dropped by Vivian

      Much­čî╝love

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    1. Thank you for dropping in rlavalette

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  11. I enjoyed reading your poems. xoxo

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    1. Happy you dropped in Annell

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  12. the unspoken word can carry much weight... nicely done Gillena

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Robert

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  13. Thank you for this entire experience of music, warmth and kindness--a summer in my soul after a hard winter with loss and worry.

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    1. Glad you dropped in Susan

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  14. Where you are, it must always be summer. Quite lovely.

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    1. In The Caribbean Region:Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
      ­čśŐ

      Much­čî╝love

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  15. Both of your poems are lovely but the Kindness poems is a treasure. the repetition works well and the theme of kindness changing a person is enormous.

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  16. Thank you for your appreciation Toni

    Much­čî╝love

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  17. Beautiful words Gillena. Thank you for these prayers.

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    1. Happy you dropped by Myrna

      much love...

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  18. I liked the umbrella sharing without a word said. That is a very kind act.
    ..

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Jim

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  19. Kindness sunshine blue skies, what more could a person want:)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Rall

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  20. The vibrant unending green and the Caribbean sunshine sparkle in your poem, as always, Gillena!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Kim

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  21. A smile and a nod and kindness unspoken. Would that there were more of it!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Bev

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  22. I love the kindness that not need to be spoken...

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    1. Happy you dropped by Bj├Ârn

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  23. It's always a good day when the sun shines, although without those dark, stormy days, we probably wouldn't appreciate the sunshine very much.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by MMT

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