Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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image from Style Junkee

TIME OUT
first snowflake, the front door slightly ajar
a howling wind, i curve into my conscious self
Santa his cherry cheeks, mall decor delights
a familiar face oh, but no smiles in cold weather
hot chocolate, cinnamon sprinkled marshmallows
subway passengers, head scarved coat wrapped
gifts in gift boxes, no extra paper wrappings
relatives, names etched in each post card sent
busy bees phone to say, see ya next time
numbers dates flights, airport signs and waves
three syllables at Arrivals Counter, returning
in the reality of greenness, hankering for home

--gillena cox



I am blog hopping today at

Poetry Jam prompt - 'Time'


Carpe Diem #437, Desire


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38 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Well, I must say the thought of a 'first snowflake' is a bit of a shock to my system (ha), as we are just hopefully LEAVING winter behind, and the thought of snow leaves me chilled. Nice to think about hot chocolate though. And I understand the yearning for greenness!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

i curve into my conscious self....what a cool line that is....you took us on quite the journey in this as well....whew i am glad i might have seen my last snow flake...smiles.

10:50 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation
Mary

much love...

12:53 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Brian


much love...

12:54 PM  
Blogger alan1704 said...

This is excellent a journey and a reality that makes you want to follow the snowflake, Brilliant.

1:10 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Alan

much love...

1:24 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

I like the way your depicted your journey and am not surprised you were hankering for greenness rather than snow flakes.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Laurie Kolp said...

Sounds like all your time is filled up.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Linda Andres said...

It's nice thinking of the beauty of the first snowflakes and the delights in winter during this season of waiting as the snow slowly melts exposing the ground to spring growth.

5:02 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Gabriella, i'm a Caribbean woman, i've lived all my life in the sun

glad you dropped in

much love...

7:16 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

retired and loving life Laura

much love,,,

7:17 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Linda

much love...

7:18 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Magnetic. _m

7:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Magyar

Much love...

8:04 PM  
Blogger Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This poem is delightful, Gillena. "I curve into my conscious self." <-I love this combination of words. It's wonderfully provocative.

Thanks for dropping by, so that I could find Lunch Break. It's a cozy corner of blogland.

Be well.
xoRobyn

2:43 AM  
OpenID howanxious said...

There is that busy-ness that you have been able to capture in your words.
The journey and the feelings of formality come out beautifully. Well-penned. :-)

3:28 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

omg...no time to breathe...love
the beautiful images you've sketched..

5:34 AM  
Anonymous Reading Pleasure said...

So well written, Gillena.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Robyn , happy you visited

Much love...

10:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

Much love...

10:32 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Celestine

Much love...

10:33 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Anmol

Much love...

10:37 AM  
OpenID purplepeninportland said...

A yearning for home and greenery. Easy to understand.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Purplepen

Much love...

7:33 PM  
Blogger Hazel Ceej said...

Looks all set for a spring getaway!

9:57 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you stopped by Hazel, really its a bit of reminiscing on my first winter vacation

much love...

10:12 AM  
Blogger (◔‿◔) said...

Little things can make big differences.
I'm happy that you stopped by my blog. Thanks for commenting.
Have a nice weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

2:20 PM  
Blogger Björn said...

What a summary of a day.. really from snowflake to cinnamon delights.. quite a day.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Poet Laundry said...

I'll take my hot cocoa with greenness please! Bring on spring! Holidays are indeed busy times...you captured that well!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

This is a lovely take on the holidays - beautiful words.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

Ah yes, a good place to reflect on time is the Airport! Well said, Gillena!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Wieczora, happy you dropped in

Much love...

6:12 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Bjorn reflection, which could span a day, yet really

a bout a past vacation

Much love...

6:15 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Ha! Well said PL

much love...

6:17 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Wendy

Much love...

6:18 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Nicholas

Much love...

6:19 AM  
Blogger SaraV said...

Gillena, I love this! Such a luscious description of time and place. I love my greenness too. :-) Thank you for the visit to my blog

7:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sara

Much love...

7:40 PM  

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