Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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WITH A CUP OF TEA
This poem is a novella
This poem is fiction
This poem is an umbrella

Let me say upfront, this will be short.
Sweet is relative to the reader's tongue.
Didn't get it, read and read again.
This poem is a novella.

Sometimes when i climb Mount Everest,
And look over vast expanse of syllables,
The longing for chapters gallops in.
This poem is fiction.

Being unprepared for the rain,
Is no excuse; thunder rumbles,
God has even fashioned clouds.
This poem is an umbrella.

This poem wishes to speak prose,
Longs to tell a sweet little story,
And chants - settle in with a cup of tea.
WITH A CUP OF TEA © gillena cox 2019



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20 comments:

  1. This poem is a delight to read.......I love boomerang poems, and love the chants and settling in with a cup of tea.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sherry

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  2. Yum! The entire vilanelle-ish experience is wonderful. i wish I had written this. This line centers all the rest for me "Sweet is relative to the reader's tongue." AS in short and sweet. And tongue= words, too. Wow, Gillena!

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  3. Thank you for your appreciation Susan

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  4. Sherry is right, this poem is a delight!! Count me in, I love it!!

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  5. Thank you for your appreciation Annell

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  6. O O O...Love this Boomerang metaphor, one of my favorite forms. And the content is so, so lovely!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

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  7. Yes, this is a fun read; it's fun to write; we get so much satisfaction from both. Now lets look serious to pretend to others it is hard work!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Robin

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  8. I felt like I was sitting with you, drinking a cup of tea, and listening to your voice, Gillena. Your boomerang poem is rhythmic and upbeat, and I love the image of a poem as an umbrella and the lines:
    ‘Sometimes when i climb Mount Everest,
    And look over vast expanse of syllables,
    The longing for chapters gallops in.’

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Kim

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  9. And look over vast expanse of syllables,
    The longing for chapters gallops in... how I love that image!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rajani

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  10. “sweet is relative to the readers tongue.”
    “Settle in with a cup of tea.”

    Such a fun poem, Gillena!

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  11. Thank you for your appreciation Sara

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  12. Great take, Gellina. Fantastic sequence of poems..and they give the readers the right slant into reading. Enjoyed it all the more with the cuppa. :))

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  13. Thank you for your appreciation Panchali

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  14. I have to be honest: I have never (until today) met a poem that wishes to speak in prose.

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  15. ­čśŐthanks for your appreciation, Maggie

    Much­čîČlove

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