Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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pondering deserts
still early in the season -
His temptation

who wouldn't
left in a wilderness turn
stone into bread

yet He didn't
for beyond the mirage lay
the greater oasis

the deserts cling
only if when we grasp at
cold barren dust

vain promises
shudder into phantoms -
'fore hope of glory

still deserts teem
with the hoof of humped creatures
spices and cloths

trade and wanderings
after men blood and gore
surrender to peace
--gillena cox

Poetry Jam 'Desert'

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Blogger Gail said...

I do like this one.

Thanks for visiting.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Gail

much love...

9:51 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

As much as I love your haiku or haigas, this longer writing shows me so much especially how huge your talent is and oh so beautiful

12:12 PM  
Blogger Laurie Kolp said...

beyond the mirage lay
the greater oasis

... so much depth in those words.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, thanks for your appreciation

Much love...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Laurie

Much love...

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jinksy said...

If on;y the world would surrender to peace...

1:07 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Thanks for posting this. I do hope after all their blood and gore, men will surrender to peace. Nice photo.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Susan Lindquist said...

this has such a spiritual feel to it've treated deprivation and temptation beautifully ... there is a greater oasis ... yup. this is a good one!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

“vain promises shudder into phantoms” – an inspired, indelible line of poetry, particularly pinned against “beyond the mirage lay the greater oasis”.

By the way, I did attempt to link my poem to your Earth Day Site, Gillena, but a message indicated it was already linked. (I’m a notorious techno-goof – so who knows?) But thanks for thinking of me.

9:07 PM  
Blogger alan1704 said...

Great feeling and emotion and i can feel the power of the cross in this. Great writing.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__We wander through our deserts, set apart from another's trials; He... shows this peaceful path. _m

9:02 AM  
Blogger Donna Smith said...

"yet He didn't"
and only when we come to understand that "peace" is really "Peace" will we ever attain it in our desert.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Magyar, happy you dropped in

much love...

9:59 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Donna

much love...

10:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Alan

much love...

10:02 AM  
Blogger SaraV said...

Enjoyed all your different takes on the desert. Peace is there yet people don't always see it

8:26 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sara

much love...

12:03 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Your desert words resonate with me, Gillena.. A fine poem.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Mary

much love...

5:45 AM  

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