Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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DAWN: MAKING MYTHS [8]
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she persisted" I can still hear those words echoing in the caves of Lockdown, near Pandemic. What a show off, this ventriloquist, Dawn (harbinger of new day) throwing her voice to bird song, whistles and twitterings.

Time and time again; the scares, the bullying, the trepidations would come up against her. "Regress into the shadows of night! Eat the moon! and there, stay!"

Yet, she had this streak of Ixora-ness in her genetic makeup, this staying power, this openness while others slept. Her persistence annoying to even the dreaded Covid19.

morning awakens -
Ixoras in the garden
they never sleep
© gillena cox 2020


REVISIT
MAKING MYTHS [7]
MAKING MYTHS [6]
MAKING MYTHS [5]


Blog hopping today with

Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #12: Nevertheless, She Persisted


AND

Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.” - Mizuta Masahide

Poetics
Now I can see

24 comments:

  1. Persistence is a great weapon, indeed.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

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  2. I had to look up Ixora, as I was unfamiliar with that word. What a stunning looking flower!

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  3. I like the idea of having "Ixora-ness in her genetic makeup," we need it now more than ever!💝

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

    Much❤love

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  5. I love the biblical quote, and your poem is thoughtful and hopeful. You seem such a gentle spirit, Gillena. God bless!

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    1. Thank you for your appteciation Bev

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  6. What Rommy said! And also what Sanaa said!

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  7. Happy you dropped by Rosemary

    Much❤love

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  8. I love the idea of dawn as a ventriloquist, Gillena, ‘throwing her voice to bird song, whistles and twitterings’! And I enjoyed the lovely haiku.

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  9. Thank you for your appreciation Kim

    Much❤love

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  10. ~~~~ and we will come through this. Thanks for the message in your poetry.

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  11. Glad you dropped by Helen

    Much❤love

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  12. I like how you described our attempts to handle the virus: "echoing in the caves of Lockdown, near Pandemic"

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    1. Thanks for ypur appreciation Frank

      Much❤love

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  13. I think persistence is what we need.

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  14. Thank you for your appreciation Björn
    Much❤love

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  15. I'll try commenting again...Thank goodness they persist. I sit in my small backyard and listen to the birds, and let them feed me hope.

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  16. Ah yes i can see this reversal feeding as so pertinent in these times. Thanks for dropping by Susie

    Much❤love

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  17. So many great lines in this, Gillena. Also, I learned a new word, Ixora.

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  18. Thanks for your appreciation Sara

    Much💗love

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