Wednesday, July 16, 2014

1472


image from google dot com

WALL

teabags infuse
some hot days and warm nights
penciling thoughts

~on the richter scale six point something~

deep in-breath
in response to a rumble
cracks in the walls

--gillena cox



Revisit
long night
shifting
aftermath



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



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32 Comments:

Blogger Brian Miller said...

hoping that rumble doesnt knock too many pictures off the walls...but i guess that is better than knocking buildings down though...

i take my tea as earl grey...just a dash of sugar....

5:01 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Earthquakes must be really frightening to live through. I have never experienced them. Cracks in the walls would be disconcerting, but always good to have some tea.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

nice that you have written another 'bridge' poem, Gillena. I cannot for a second imagine what an earthquake must feel like. Do you get them where you live?

6:29 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Earl grey, i like, thanks for dropping in Brian

Much love...

8:29 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Mary, your are so lucky not to have experience of earthquakes, they are really scary

Much love...

8:31 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Sure do Gabrielle, thanks for dropping in

much love

8:32 PM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

a reminder of that shaking..we've experienced many of these though not much devastating..nicely bridged Gillena :)

11:48 PM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

Stay well hope it stays still and not rumble anymore Gillena I will pray for you and those whom are affected by Nature's Wildest storm x

9:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana

Much love...

11:07 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

Much love...

11:08 AM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

Nice haiku. Earthquakes.I slept through one a couple of years ago in Indonesia...I'm a deep sleeper:)

Twinings English Breakfast with scones jam and cream..I'll bring the roses for our tea party Thanks:)

12:53 PM  
Blogger Arathi Harihar said...

very nice lines Gillena..loved the way you have bridged them...stay safe from the earthquakes..it sure comes unexpected..:)

1:08 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

Very cool puente. I have been through a few earthquakes, here, on the West Coast of Canada. They are usually small, though one on Vancouver Island (years ago) was so strong I woke up became everything started shaking in a dream I was having. That was weird.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Earthquakes are indeed sudden and unexpected things. We had a small jolt not long ago. Six point something is a pretty hefty shaking though. Love the photo you have with this.

7:07 PM  
Blogger SaraV said...

Great photo and I really enjoyed the meditative quality of that first stanza. Lovely :-)

7:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Rallentanda, happy you dropped in

Much love...

4:16 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Arathi

Much love...

4:17 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Scary dream, thanks for sharing, happy you dropped in Wendy

Much love...

4:19 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Peggy

Much love...

4:20 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sara

Much love...

4:21 PM  
Blogger Gemma Wiseman said...

Earthquakes are like reminders that our traditional belief in the earth as a rock solid foundation may not be so rock solid as we would like it to be. Lovely poems.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Umang said...

Terrible earthquakes! Their news are enough to scare me out. Nice usage of image. Nice write!

1:34 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Gemma

much love...

8:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Umang

much love...

10:03 AM  
Blogger alan1704 said...

Cracks can be good or bad, a can hide an emotion of life. I like this.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

Having experienced earthquakes myself, Gillena, I can appreciate well what you have written...

7:22 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

a message
into my sensing soles
this earth

... and the "stress" we fully understand. _m

8:06 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice one, thanks for sharing Magyar

much love...

9:10 AM  
Blogger Donna Smith said...

Earthquakes are definitely not my favorite of the "unexpecteds"! We only get rumblings and shakings here in Maine periodically. My dog doesn't like them!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Donna

much love...

10:18 AM  
Blogger mrs-minerva said...

Earthquakes are indeed unexpected. I really like the bridge, it's quite a challenge to use them!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Minerva

much love...

11:09 AM  

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