Wednesday, July 02, 2014

1464


image Peter Gertner - Crucifixion from google dot com


I thirst - is what was said by him
Mighty enough, waters to part
Holy though earthbound walking
Messianic mission ever fulfilled




rain drops remain the sickle moon 's thirst for wholeness again



thirsting awhile -
the liquid yearns of my soul
meanders




another hot day
my thirst surrendered -
froth of golden beer




There once was an aunt named Quin
Who drank till her antennas grew thin
Of honey so sweet
And curds so meek
Her thirst for a waistline so slim




IXORA
The ixora blooms drink to their delight,
From the wettness in seasons of the rain;
Their little umbrella faces bereft of strain,
Resplendent in interludes of sunlight;
I linger a while to write, a tribute if i might,
To your now iterative state, and feign
Jealousy, to compliment your splendor again;
Radiant reds, oranges, and yellows bright,
A common place blooming, a beautiful sight;
No place in legendary courts to regain,
For never have you lost your plebeian reign;
A threadbare glory remains your right;
Seen here and there never out of sight;
Still my delight, beautiful ixora you remain

['IXORA' - publication credit: page 9, Pink Crush; 2011 authorHOUSE]

--gillena cox

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i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "thirst"

39 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like the rain drops and sickle moon verse...mmm...i like my beer dark...just as refreshing to me...ha.

have a wonderful day gilena

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Brian

much love...

alan1704 said...

There is a longing that is hard to quench, just like your words convey life

Laurie Kolp said...

Enjoyed them all!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Alan

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Laurie

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Gabriella said...

Gillena, I am amazed to see how many aspects of thirst you explored through your poems.

Mary said...

Gillena, I really enjoyed the different perspectives you shared on 'thirst.' There really are a variety of thirsts, aren't there?

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Gabriella

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Mary

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Poet Laundry said...

The 'Aunt named Quin' piece made me chuckle!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Thirst of many kinds....well spoken Gillena. :-)

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by PL

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Carrie

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Nicholas V said...

This is a veritable kaleidoscope of images and wonderful words to explore the theme. Nice write, Gillena!

Grace said...

I like the different takes & specially enjoyed the Aunt named Qin ~ Have a lovely week ~

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Nicholas

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Grace

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Sumana Roy said...

some great lines here Gillena..and specially the aunt's "...thirst for a waistline so slim".. :)

SaraV said...

Hi Gillena, love all your different takes on this! Ixoras are beautiful, you painted them perfectly :-)

Lorraine Renaud said...

Ixoras somehow, my heart led me to Jesus, I don't what i read, sometimes I see through words...you always make me see Gillena

Umang said...

Varieties of thirst! I like all of them. In fact there is similarity between my thirst and your aunt's. *smiles*

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sumana

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sara

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lorraine

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Umang

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Gail said...

Interesting variety.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks dropping in Gail

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Adelaide said...

A lovely group of thirst quenchers.

Adelaide

Arathi Harihar said...

liked all your lines on thirst..very nice Gillena:)

judie said...

Awesome thoughts about thirst.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Adelaide

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Arathi

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping Judie

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mrs-minerva said...

You beautifully covered a wide range of thirsts. I like this a lot, Gillena!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Minerva

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Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

Such a kaleidoscope. Auntie Quinn made me LOLOL several times. I like how you have spanned various poetry writing styles here with differing rhythms and melodic phrase. Nicely done. The limericky Quinn was my favourite.

Gillena Cox said...

◕‿◕。) Happy you dropped in Anne


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