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"



33 comments:

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....

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.

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?

Gillena Cox said...

Earl grey, i like, thanks for dropping in Brian

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

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

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Sure do Gabrielle, thanks for dropping in

much love

Sumana Roy said...

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

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

Much love...

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:)

Arathi Harihar said...

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

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.

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.

SaraV said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Rallentanda, happy you dropped in

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Arathi

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

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

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Peggy

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sara

Much love...

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.

Umang said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Gemma

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Umang

much love...

alan1704 said...

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

Nicholas V said...

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

Magyar said...

a message
into my sensing soles
this earth

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

Gillena Cox said...

nice one, thanks for sharing Magyar

much love...

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!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Donna

much love...

mrs-minerva said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Minerva

much love...

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