Thursday, December 7, 2023

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[image from the internet]

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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 [image 2CELLOS - Wherever I Go  from google]

Starless Night Ponder

Night performs her haunting echoes

She is neither shy nor unwilling

Yet she is holding back her shine

There are no stars out tonight

Not even a Bethlehem guiding light


Who can fathom the depths of desire

When not even a blink from heaven 

Strays into the thought of face

 Looking upward hoping to hear of 

Stars watching lowly humans below


Why is life moaning under a weight

Of contours, of borders, of delineations?

Who will spill a jar of watercolour

Wet on wet without care of spaces

Only shapes misting on smudgy

Areas to suffice

© gillena cox 2023



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Challenge today: is to choose a piece of instrumental music (no songs,
 but I am happy for you to choose a piece of jazz or instrumental rock if you don’t
 like classical music) that speaks to you, and write a poem either about the piece,
 including information about its composer and content, 
or whatever it conjures in your head. 
If possible, add a link to the piece of music. 
Here is a selection of poems about music:


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Monday, December 4, 2023

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an image from Pinterest

 The Magic of My First Snow

Where was i? I was at my sister's home. I had flown across oceans so at that time,  I was on vacation in New York. So back then, I was where i am.

When the snow began, she called me to the door. The door was slightly ajar. And there it was. My very first time, my very first snowflakes

For me this was oh so amazing. I stood at the doorway spellbound.

© gillenacox 2023

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Prompt 
Today we are writing prose using the lines
“I was where I am
When the snow began”
From “The Dead of Winter” by Samuel Menashe

REVISIT TO READ


ENJOY THE MUSIC 
Our 2023 Season of 100 Days of Christmas
 hosted by our Radio Station Sweet 100.1 FM is in ongoing.
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THIS IS MONDAY WRITES 423
A Happy December to all
You've heard about the Monday Blues 
well this is Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).

verses


Thursday, November 30, 2023

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 Tropical mockingbird from google


rosary beads rolling

saying good morning

a tropical mocking bird 


Jesus proclaims

the kingdom of God

third luminous mystery


morning cleared

to silverlined clouds

another dawn


has sketched her

ultimate beginnings


coolnes of a gentle zephyr

© gillenacox 2023

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prompt for today : Let’s rekindle and revive the dying art of letter writing this Tuesday!


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ENJOY THE MUSIC 
Our 2023 Season of 100 Days of Christmas
 hosted by our Radio Station Sweet 100.1 FM is in ongoing.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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My daughter is 52 today. Happy Birthday to Yanda Cox

 For my Daughter

for this daughter mine

every day thanks is given

it was worth the wait

after nine months fattening

curious to see

will her smile be like mine or

will she have her own

after fifty plus years she

has grown so lovely

a happy birthday to her

gillena cox 2023


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  Poetics: It’s a Given  
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Monday, November 27, 2023

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to my photo birds added digitally at picsart
Sketching a Day
On the drawing board, dawn sketches it's smoky sky and twittering birds.
I often wonder how do they know the time for twittering.
They serve me well nature's alarm clock.
Time to stretch,
To give thanks for another day,
To send out a greeting.

© gillenacox 2023

  

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Quadrille #190 
Prompt: to write a poem of any style that is exactly 44 words, not including the title. Your quadrille must contain one given word or a form of the word...SKETCH


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ENJOY THE MUSIC 
Our 2023 Season of 100 Days of Christmas
 hosted by our Radio Station Sweet 100.1 FM is in ongoing.
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THIS IS MONDAY WRITES 422
BYE BYE! NOVEMBER
You've heard about the Monday Blues 
well this is Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).

verses

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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Detail from Portrait of Marie-Thérèse, Princesse de Lamballe, painted by Anton Hickel, 1788. (Liechtenstein Princely Collections) found at google

 22nd November 2023

Dear Yesterday

Please forgive me. I seem to have slipped into a crevice of time, to hide like an old fossil waiting for centuries to pass, knowing the wisdom of discovery is destined like the morning star.

What can i say i tend to be scatter-brained on those day when i deceide to let go of the ties of routine and become irregular like the fingers of climate change. Stoking fires in rainforests and flooding autumns with winter floes.

What delicious concoctions did the hostess shake up. Was there liquor at the dVerse bar to add to our fruit and vegetable palates. 

Who came in first offering words to excite, enhance, or provoke the evening (or as time zones would have it the morning). Ah, here i am a dated day late, (but really only hours away) time zones again.

Please accept these few sentences, filled with the aplomb of your understanding that late too should be read with the joy in community and responding.

 Your friend in poetry

gillena cox 


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prompt for today : Let’s rekindle and revive the dying art of letter writing this Tuesday!

And

OpenLinkNight #351

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ENJOY THE MUSIC 
Our 2023 Season of 100 Days of Christmas
 hosted by our Radio Station Sweet 100.1 FM is in ongoing.