Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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OF POEMS
of poems are the invisible side of being,
thoughts, feelings, emotions
those colours hidden under the skin
those words whispered at dawn
when silence blankets earth and sky

of poems are the invisible side of being,
how seethed in anger blood boils
heart flutters in young love
and passions sway with the fickleness
of being human

of poems are the invisible side of being,
hot and cold
and lukewarm givings
sinewy and bones, frames of living
truth, dare, adventure and understanding

of poems are the invisible side of being,
where sky meet sea at ocean's gathering
where no one can hide
unless we wraps our word-selves up in a bundle
to be where no one else in the world knows
OF POEMS © gillena cox 2018

Blog hopping today with

of poems
Sumana challenges "Okay, poem a poem about poem this week
My last line is a distortion of the last line from Rabindranath Tagore - Clouds and Waves "And no one in the world will know where we both are"

AND


unseen things



Revisit
8 August 2016
...invisible hands 2017
...invisible spider friends 2015

40 comments:

  1. The last seven lines are TIGHT, G.

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  2. Thanks for dropping by Vintage

    much love...

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  3. Brilliant! poems--like performance--make the invisible visible. Love your use of Tagore and of the image. Don't ever wrap your word-self up!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Susan

      much love...

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  4. "our word-selves"...Our true nature, never to be wrapped up. This is such a wonderful magic-pour of words defining poetry. Absolutely brilliant Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your apreciation Sumana

      much love...

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  5. I love a poem about a poem, which can be so familiar and so mysterious!!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Annell

      much love...

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  6. Poems are the invisible side of being. I love that!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  7. Very apt description of the poem!

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    1. Thank you for your appreviation Vandana

      Much💐love💛

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  8. I agree that poems are:
    'those colours hidden under the skin
    those words whispered at dawn
    when silence blankets earth and sky'
    and
    '...the invisible side of being,
    where sky meets sea at ocean's gathering'.
    Beautiful, Gillena!

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  9. I like the invisible side of being.. that's why I think poetry is about describing what we cannot see.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

      Much💛💐love

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  10. Enchanting!! I read it through and loved each line and every emotion, then I read it again and inserted the title at the beginning of each stanza and it became more! Lovely

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jilly

      Much💛💐love

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  11. Wish at times, my poetry flows like this, Gillena. A wonderful piece from your creative talent.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Therisa

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  12. A riveting description of the hidden reality of poems. Great write!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Frank

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  13. those colours hidden under the skin
    those words whispered at dawn


    indeed ....

    and I really like these two lines, so well placed in the opening stanza, which walks us through the "everything and nothing" of what poems are, can be, might be .... and I'm still sitting with the idea, the image of words whispered at dawn, the "mysteriousness" of this, as yet undefined, holds possibilities, and in my head, I'm thinking "prayer" (even if it's the prayer of a lover skin/touch/kiss, or a prayer to the awakening day, or a the communion in silence) ...

    lovely little poem about poeming Gillena :) Happy Mid-weeking to you.

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  14. Thanks for your appreciation Pat

    Much💛🌼love

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  15. Who wouldn't be a poet with so many words to play with. Mind you that poor guy looking into the word shop appears to be shocked there are so many! When talking to people I find they are often amazed that I write poetry.

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    1. 😊thanks for dropping by Robin

      💐much lovd💛

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  16. This was a wonderful poem and it really does fit both prompts. I think it may be one of my favorites of yours :)

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    1. Glad you dropped by Trudessa.

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  17. unless we wraps our word-selves up in a bundle
    to be where no one else in the world knows

    Very true Gillena! Most times poems are shrouded in mysteries known only to the poets

    Hank

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  18. Thanks for your appreciation Hank

    Much💛love💐

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  19. I like the wrapping of our word-selves in a bundle to hide.

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  20. I am really loving this. Is one of my favorites for the unseen things prompt. It is a nice Ars Poetica as well, poets strive to put the unseen on to the paper, but soemitmes so personally that the full scope of the meaning might be double invisible to the reader. But that same aspect allows the reader to bring an equally cryptic personal interpretation to the poem that may be quite different from what the poet intended. It is an art that truly involves engagement by both poet and reader and even after revelation, like emotion and being themselves, has so many facets that persist in their invisibility. the lovely repetition and rhythm flows like a sonnet, and is soft and inviting to yor invisible realm. this was a really great offereing for this prompt. THANKS!

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    1. Happy you dropped by to read mine Lorna

      Much💛💐love

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  21. Love this! You've captured the creation before the writing. :)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation C

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  22. This idea is amazing, poems being carriers of our feelings and thoughts it's so true! A way to make the unseen, seen.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Zurk

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