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

revisit
Scorching Hot
hot days
awakened



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

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38 Comments:

Blogger 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

10:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Brian

much love...

11:06 AM  
Blogger alan1704 said...

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

1:42 PM  
Blogger Laurie Kolp said...

Enjoyed them all!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Alan

Much love...

2:39 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Laurie

Much love...

2:40 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

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

3:35 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

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

4:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Gabriella

Much love...

4:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Mary

Much love...

4:19 PM  
Blogger Poet Laundry said...

The 'Aunt named Quin' piece made me chuckle!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

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

6:52 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by PL

much love...

7:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Carrie

Much love...

7:13 PM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

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

7:27 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

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

8:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Nicholas

Much love...

7:43 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Grace

Much love...

7:44 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

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

8:26 AM  
Blogger SaraV said...

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

8:50 AM  
Blogger 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

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Umang said...

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

12:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sumana

Much love...

5:35 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sara

Much love...

5:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lorraine

Much love...

5:50 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Umang

Much love...

5:51 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Interesting variety.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks dropping in Gail

Much love...

3:47 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

A lovely group of thirst quenchers.

Adelaide

11:09 PM  
Blogger Arathi Harihar said...

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

4:03 AM  
Blogger judie said...

Awesome thoughts about thirst.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Adelaide

Much love...

12:39 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Arathi

Much love...

12:39 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping Judie

Much love...

12:40 PM  
Blogger mrs-minerva said...

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

8:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Minerva

Much love...

10:52 AM  
Blogger 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.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

◕‿◕。) Happy you dropped in Anne


Much Love…

1:50 PM  

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