Sunday, November 10, 2013


first published at haigaonline issue No4

long night...
picking up a pencil to
poem my thoughts

--gillena cox

Linked today to Sunday Scribblings: 'poem'; you can also read other responses to the prompt - 'poem' HERE

Sunday is a good day to reminisce don't you think?

Sunday Smiles

I've always loved this poem and song:


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
--Joyce Kilmer(1886-1918)

Today is #84 in the series Sunday Savvy; revisit Sunday Savvy #83 Do you have a 'reminscing' story to chat about EMAIL me, COMMENT, or a leave the LINK at the blog hop below.

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tag 2 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 3 Magpie Tales
tag 4 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 5 Sunday Whirl
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 7 Sunday In My City
tag 8 Silly Sunday
tag 9 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 10 Poetry pantry
tag 11 Post Cards From Paradise


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Blogger oldegg said...

I like the idea of illustrating my poetry or other writing myself but posting pressures tend to put paid to that. Joyce Kilmer's poem is a delight isn't it?

10:56 PM  
OpenID Redondowriter said...

Very interesting blog--and haiku post. I'm visiting from Rebecca's site and I think haiku must be part of your own paradise.

12:50 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

sundays are brighter when you stop by, thank you.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

I like the idea of making a poem of thoughts. When my mind won't rest, late at night, perhaps the gentle persuasion of poetic ordering will finally lull me to sleep.

2:59 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in oldegg

Much love...

3:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Redondowriter thank you for your appreciation

Much love

3:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rebecca

Much love

3:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Annie thank you for your appreciation

Much love

3:45 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

long night...
she shortens it
with a poem


beautiful thought, Gillena. liked it.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I remember having to memorize that poem in the fifth or sixth grade. Do kids still do that I wonder

steady rain beats out a poem


4:19 PM  

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