Sunday, February 02, 2014

1383

Before I leave the stage
I will sing the only song
I was truly meant to sing.

It is the song
of I AM.
Yes: I am Me
& You.
WE ARE

I love US with ever drop
of our blood
every atom of our cells
our waving particles
-undaunted flags of our Being-
neither here nor there
--Before I Leave The Stage by Alice Walker

Linked today to
imaginary garden with real toads: Birthdays in February ~ Ayn, Alice & Anaïs; prompt "Individualism"
the imaginary garden with real toads



[photo from google]


BECOMING
being me
being a quartz shaped from
sharp raw edges

beautiful from being to
becoming that prized jewel

amethyst
flashes of deep rich hues...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox (BECOMING: a solo renhai)


This is MY month - month of my birthday, Fantastic Frolicsome February.

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Today is #93 in the series Sunday Savvy: revisit Sunday Savvy #92 What's your Sunday thought, Sunday wish, Sunday musing? To share 'Something Sunday' EMAIL me, COMMENT, or enter a LINK from your blog below.


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40 Comments:

Blogger anthonynorth said...

Great analogy. Enjoyed it.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

it takes a bit of polish to change those rocks...to make them sought after...in their heart though are they the same? i think there is beauty in both....smiles.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

I'll have to explore renhai, I wasn't aware that it was a form! You've written a lovely one here! Can I say this without sounding corny?--you are a gem!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

Well happy birthday to you ~ I love the song of I AM ~

2:25 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Happy birthday month - amethysts are so beautiful.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I agree that the song of "I Am" is the most important song anyone could learn to sing.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Anthony

much love...

2:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Brian; It is the creative soul who sees the beauty right from the beginning

much love...

2:59 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Diane (◕‿◕。)

much love...

3:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Yeah; i did to; glad i chose that one of Alice's to share

much love...

3:02 PM  
OpenID howanxious said...

Beautiful from beginning to end... true.
Happy birthday to you. :-)
-HA

3:02 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Sure are Sherry (◕‿◕。), birthstone of Antiquarians

much love...

3:03 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Indeed, Mary; glad you dropped in

much love...

3:04 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful from beginning to end (◕‿◕。)

Thanks for stopping by Anmol

much love...

3:05 PM  
Blogger Leovi said...

Yes, great song and beautiful poem!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Björn said...

Beautiful.. love the polish of a stone to a gem.. and the amethist hue is so nice.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, I Am...February is my month also. I need more polish, but I am much brighter than I was...beautiful work

5:36 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Surely Leovi

Happy you stopped by

much love...

6:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Bjorn

much love...

6:02 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped by Susie (◕‿◕。)

much love...

6:03 PM  
Blogger humbird said...

Wonderful lightful expression of emotions! Enjoyed your poems! xx

6:26 PM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

A joy certainly to be having a birthday in the Valentine month. Happy Birthday Gillena. Great song too!

Hank

7:37 PM  
Blogger Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Lovely write! And Happy Birthday!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I'm so glad you chose Alice Walker. An amazing woman, isn't she? AND she finds time to have a blog!
Happy month of your birthday, Gillena.
K

8:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Humbird

Much love...

8:28 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Hank, it's on the 11th

Much love...

8:29 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks in advance Audrey , it's on the11th

Much love...

8:30 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Kay, Alice Walker is truly a remarkable woman,glad you liked her poem

Much love...

8:34 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Amethyst is one of my favorites!! Happy month of arrival~great poem on becoming! :)

10:03 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Happy February, Gillena, twenty-eight times

11:21 PM  
Blogger Sam Edge Author said...

great poetry strong images

5:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Hannah

happy you dropped in

much love...

6:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

◕‿◕。) Oh yes; its 28 days this year; happy you stopped by Bill


much love...

6:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sam

much love...

6:46 AM  
OpenID soulsmusic said...

Purple is the color of personal power and you wear it well here. What a great celebration of self. Oh, and Happy Birthday month,

Elizabeth

11:20 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Elizabeth (◕‿◕。)

much love...

12:21 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

sharp raw edges… There is a beauty, a perfection in even that. I look at some of the gems after they have been refined, and I often like the "before".

1:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Margaret

Much love...

11:20 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Color this .... beautiful.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

How wonderful that this is also your birthday month - you are in the company of some amazing women. I love how you took your inspiration from Alice Walker and produced such an amazing piece of self-expression and love of other people.

1:15 PM  

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