Sunday, April 06, 2014

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flowering Immortelle, in the mountains

REMINISCE: RETREAT

those were Sundays yeah!
early in the mornings
we boarded the bus

going on retreat
our singing voices hushed
in then dawn breezes

windows opened door closed
settled to our seatings
someone gestures wait

bags shifted around
to make all comfortable
morning clouds clumping

egrets returning
white in the light of morning
burst of Hail Mary's

singing voices urged
of rejoice an addendum
breakfast appetite

His green of forests
and His blue of oceans filled
the retreat knapsacks

--gillena cox


Its the Sunday of the week before Holy Week; one of the readings at church this morning, told about Lazarus being raised from the dead, after Jesus had raised his eyes up to his father in heaven, and then commanded Lazarus to physical life once more. Wow! how awesome is He!!!

Oh, and there is a large banner up at church displaying our choir's concert to be held on 25,26,&27 April at Fatima College Hall; Sunday Smiles
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Today is #100 in the series Sunday Savvy: revisit Sunday Savvy #99 What's your Sunday thought, Sunday wish, Sunday action today To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and, since Sunday Savvy is now a meme, you can also enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below





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52 Comments:

Blogger Kenia Cris said...

Beautiful poem! You made me want to be boarding this bus as well.

:)

Thanks for writing to my prompt.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Kenia,thank you for dropping in
(◕‿◕。)

Much Love…

12:55 PM  
Blogger Kenia Cris said...

I've been here before, but I was silent. :)

Promise to come back.

Kiss.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Kathe W. said...

what a wonderful Sunday drive!

1:04 PM  
Blogger humbird said...

So peaceful your world, nice to be aboard :)xx

1:46 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks Kenia

much love...

2:22 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for visiting Kathe

much love...

2:23 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Humbird

much love...

2:23 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

popping over from PU

cool on the upcoming concert
i hope it goes well for you

and love the sounds of your
sunday...all the music in it
from ours to nature...

2:40 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Thanks for the 'hop'

I think series of any sort offer us more room to expand our voices.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Björn said...

hi coming from PU.. what a nice way to experience joy on a bus.

3:33 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you stopped by Brian

much love...

3:38 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you stopped by Jules

much love...

3:38 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Bjorn

much love

3:39 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I most love the "egrets returning white in the light of morning". Beautiful.

4:01 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for stopping by Sherry

much love...

4:16 PM  
Blogger McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Very sweet piece.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Belva Rae Staples said...

This is a pretty poem. The imagery is vivid.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh, those retreats sound like so much fun! This was a nice reminisce that you wrote. And egrets returning would be a beautiful sign.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

I added a link!

I like the way your sequence flows!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I remember those retreats only I was one of the leaders. I went on many the 20 years I worked with youth. Beautifully written remembrance. Thank you for inviting me to be part of your Sunday prompt.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Ann

Much love...

5:46 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Belva

Much love...

5:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Mary

Much love...

5:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking in Diane

Much love...

5:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Susan

Much love...

5:50 PM  
Blogger Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful poem Gillena - thank you.
Love the red tree!

Ruby

7:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Ruby

Much love...

7:29 PM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

i love the egrets lighting up the sky...a dream sunday that..

11:05 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

you had me with the burst of Hail Mary's!!
thank you for sharing your beauty and heart and recuerda mi corazon!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by, thanks for linking in

Much love...

5:29 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Rebecca

Much love...

5:30 AM  
Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

What an uplifting and joyous Sunday you have shared!

9:21 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks Kerry, glad you stopped by

much love...

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Nonnie said...

ah, the excitement of anticipation boiling within ourselves! I'd like to be on that bus and feel that once again.

11:10 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Nonnie

much love...

2:18 PM  
Blogger Leovi said...

Lovely photo, green wonderful!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Leovi

Much love...

7:26 PM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

Awesome story caught in a nice series of haiku, well done Gillena

11:23 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

"egrets returning
white in the light of morning "… not quite a dove, but i love the image :)

12:19 AM  
Blogger Kerridwen said...

Boarding a bus, whether real or metaphorical, can be very exciting.. who doesn't love the thrill of a journey? :)

11:03 AM  
Blogger TALON said...

There was such a lightness and beauty to this piece.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Björn said...

Ha. coming once more from Carpe Diem

2:39 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Kristjaan

Much love ...

2:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Margaret

Much love...

2:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Kerridwen thank you for your appreciation

Much love...

2:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Talon

Much love

2:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in again Bjorn

Much love...

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Artful Diva said...

thank you for inviting me to participate in your meme!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by AD


Much love...

7:36 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful...

2:53 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Tess

Much love...

9:50 PM  

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