Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday WRites 259


[In today's mosaic 2 words and neem leaves]

NEW WORLD BEHIND THE MASK
Bared lips ruby red and for the daring, dark shades easing into black. They showed their souls when they stared, angrily, cheerfully, tentatively.

This was the world of the western patterns, wild women who stood up to everything. Were there a cause, their uncoverd lips spewed criticism.

Clearly audibly words left their lips.; like the singing of psalms, sometimes reverently. When it is over said and done, it was a time and there was never enough of it.

It all happened so quickly though, the muffled voices behind the masks. The necessary cordorning of space. A sentence of worldwide meter. Man women and child speaking now behind the mask.
NEW WORLD BEHIND THE MASK © gillena cox 2020

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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
eg the rite of afternoon tea). Welcome to Monday WRites #259: A Happy Monday to all

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Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#93: Wide Open Spaces (A.K.A. "The Little Rav That Could")

AND


Prosery Monday: A Time
Prompted to use the lines from Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, “A Time”
“when it is over said and done
it was a time
and there was never enough of it.”



REVISIT
17 August 2016
17 August 2015




ENJOY THE MUSIC: Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love feat. India Arie

60 comments:

  1. I've used neem but have never seen the leaves before

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    1. It is used in the manufacture of
      hair and skin products 😊 Thanks for dropping by Carol

      Much🌿love

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  2. Hello,

    Pretty mosaic! Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing.
    Stay healthy and well.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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  4. Shall have to google neem, not sure what it is!
    Happy MM.

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    1. Glad i sparked your interedt Maggie

      Much🌿love

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  5. ...Gillena, you have a very interesting mosaic. I like it a lot, take care!

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  6. Thanks for your appreciation Tom

    Much🌿love

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  7. How pretty! I hope your day is special my friend!

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  8. So pretty and innovative. Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  9. Thanks for your story. The new world of masks is certainly different, but thank goodness for women who can speak up despite them.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks for dropping by to read mine

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  10. We never know what the person is feeling/experiencing behind the mask. This is a strong and thought-provoking prose piece, Gillena.

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

    Much💝love

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  12. I love your image of wild strong women, like Kamala & Michelle, and Amy, and RBG.
    We have always worn masks--we can see them better now.

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  13. Enjoyed this overview of our current times Gillena. Many masks, many reasons. Hope America soon celebrates a strong woman VP!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rob

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  14. Thank you for your appreciation Glen

    Much💝love

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  15. Your words hole insightful wisdom. Perhaps all this mask wearing is telling us to stop and listen instead of shouting at each other about everything!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Dwight

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  16. OOps.. should be hold insightful...

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  17. With people speaking from behind masks, thus covering part of their expressions, it's even more important to pay attention to the words.

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  18. We are living in strange times for sure. I m getting used to wearing a mask.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sallie

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  19. Masks have definitely changed the way we try to get our words out, haven't they?
    Well done, Gillena.

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    1. Sure have Dale. Thanks for dropping by

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  20. The masks are necessary but, I do miss seeing peoples faces. Masks have been around for a long time in many forms. I now look to the eyes to gauge emotions.
    A timely write.

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  21. Thanks for your appreciation Truedessa

    Much💝love

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  22. Gillena - I love powerful poems, especially when they include women. Well written! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  23. I like the way you have approached contemporary themes, Gillena, with masks and strong women, and now everyone in masks. I love the phrase ‘A sentence of worldwide meter.’ I agree with Ken about paying attention to words.

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  24. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

    Much💝love

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  25. A thought provoking read. Thanks for sharing this, take care.

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  26. One of the main reasons that the burqa is so insidious. When you can't see someone speak and read their expression, you reduce them to something that observes but isn't allowed to take part.

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  27. Thanks for your appreciation Jane

    Much💝love

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  28. Hi Gillena :) I enjoyed this post! :)

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  29. Such a sad statement and true. We find ourselves behind a mask, muffled voices, no smiles...I pray this ends soon.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  30. It is a new world, and we have a lot to learn about it.

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    1. Indeed Kerfe. Thanks for dropping by

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  31. Most days, someone behind a counter says 'mam'm I cannot understand you, will you speak a bit louder?' .... your prosery speaks to that nicely.

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  32. Thank you for your appreciation Helen

    Much💝love

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  33. Maybe if this continues we will learn to listen to the words instead of trying to understand what is really meant by who says it.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Björn

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  34. Your poem has me wondering, Gillena, if perhaps some people don't like to wear masks because their eyes, which bear their soul, are out for the world to behold.

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  35. Thank you for your appreciation Su-seee

    Much💝love

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  36. Strong women, masked as whatever they wish. Great piece, Gillena!

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  37. Thanks for dropping by Sara

    Much💝love

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  38. Happy you dropped by Monica

    Much💝love

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