Monday, May 02, 2011


i prayed myself out of a bad dream; woke up way before the dawn, exhausted; couldn't go back to sleep brewed some tea and turned on the TV with a pack of plaintain chips in one hand, and there was President Obama making the announcement (live) on CNN that the al Quaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was slain

clouds shaping
the morning sky
a dove alit on
the electric wire
--gillena cox

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. -- Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) more here...

moving clouds
gusty winds
changing the shape
--Adelaide Shaw

the doves thoughts
unaware of their danger
imprinted minds

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Blogger Devika said...

Death and killing doesn't make one happy, even if that's Osama...can't say killing an Osama would change a thing how the world is today...perhaps just a relief that they got him finally,

but hope world super powers and other nations don't promote these terrorist outfits anymore for any politico-economic mileage in these regions -- Osama was the result of an old US strategy in Afghan's fight against Soviets and the price both the world, and US, paid for it has been too much,

Hope the world slowly gets free of terrorism and war,


8:47 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

btw, good haiga, Gillena...'alit' is a word-form i'd almost forgotten,

and after all those bad dreams and such -- Have a nice day :)


8:50 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you Dev; glad you stopped by much love...

9:14 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

moving clouds
gusty winds
changing the shape


9:44 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Adelaide thank you for visiting and the renku; i'll share it upfront

much love...

11:27 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

My day today started with the news about the killing too - it was strange. I agree with Devika (I didn't feel happiness...maybe relief)
I hope you'll sleep better tonight.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

its a strike against terrorism, but its nothing to gloat about, and certaininly an historic day; thank you Frieda i'm glad you stopped by; much love...

5:44 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

the doves thoughts
unaware of their danger
imprinted minds

Peace to all. _m

7:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Doug, Thank you for dropping in, i have posted your renku verse upfront;

much love...

8:43 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said... so many ways...but please re-assure me that the bird didn't fry

6:43 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

sure enough Lorraine, all they do is fly on, sit a while look around, rest and they fly away, if it were unsafe for them they wouldn't rest there, they've got their share of smarts

much love...

8:14 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I had a terrible dream last night and couldn't get away from it until I woke up this morning. I gave a small cheer that bin Laden had been caught, but I wouldn't wish death on anyone. That's not what Christ teaches me and I feel sorry for the people that cheered - they must not believe in Jesus.

prayers through sleep
taken away from terror
angels fly over

Not sure what this is, but for me just an expression of happiness that you were able to get out of your bad dream Gillena. ~Chelle~

12:09 AM  

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