Sunday, August 03, 2014

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Today i'm thinking '...that was some rain yesterday afternoon'

...setting out, to go to Saturday Evening Mass, a touch of sunshine still brightening the Saturday sky, i stop to talk to a neighbour, holding a baby in her arms. Then, a flash of really heavy rain, sends me back home to grab a large umbrella and opt to taxi instead. I get to church clutching tightly my umbrella and holding it low over my head, keeping my eyes low, peeled to the ground, so i would not step in puddles...

ordinary time -
green vestments worn by the priest
Sunday savvy

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yet every blade of grass
welcomes that sudden rain

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slow and leisurely
to a quickening hurried -
sky dictates the pace

--gillena cox


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37 Comments:

Blogger Kathe W. said...

The last verse is my favorite. Perfect for your day.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

every blade of grass welcomes the raid indeed...and make me cut it again...ha...sounds like a lovely pace the sky is setting...

12:35 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Kathe

much love...

12:37 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Brian (◕‿◕。)


much love...

12:39 PM  
Blogger Leovi said...

Nice haiku in the rain!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Mascha said...

Lovely haiku.
I've danced in the rain today (the pictures show later).
Have a great new week :-)

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Arushi Ahuja said...

beautiful haiku Gillena!! loved them!! it would have been wonderful though to walk to th emass for a change i guesss!!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in and linking up Leovi

much love...

4:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Mascha

much love...

4:50 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Arushi

much love...

4:51 PM  
OpenID thecourseofourseasons.com said...

have always loved the concept of 'ordinary time' in the church calendar - and your poem is anything but ordinary - lovely - K

5:28 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation K

Much love...

5:34 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, the grass and trees are grateful for rain. Especially mid-summer.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I like the idea of the sky dictating the pace & also the way you celebrate ordinary time!

9:05 PM  
Blogger moondustwriter said...

Delightful.
The sky does quicken my pace. Though with a disabled family member to assist I get soaked.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

I love how "sky dictates the pace".. and brings rhythm to all...beautifully done Gillena :)

11:38 PM  
OpenID blogitorloseit.com said...

Loving the haiku about the priest's garments - that used to fascinate me as a kid - the symbolism of the various colors.

Great post!

1:22 AM  
Blogger oldegg said...

I was disappointed to find out years ago that green vestments meant ordinary Sunday as though there was not much to celebrate; which is clearly not the case. It is the same with rain and the Oh no not again can be dispelled by holding hands letting it fall on your faces while laughing, much like plants do!

2:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sherry

Much love...

6:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Mary

Much love...

6:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana

Much love...

6:43 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jen

Much love...

6:43 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

OE thanks for your appreciation

Much love...

6:44 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Lovely thinking and writing! I really like your combination of prose and micropoems, somewhat like a haibun.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary, i did mean to include 'haibun' in my labels but forgot; i will edit to include 'haibun'

much love...

12:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Leslie, thank you for your appreciation, hope you remember to cover that disabled child with an umbrella, always carry one of those folded ones, in your handbag

much love...

12:21 PM  
Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

The rain that come suddenly can for sure surprise us.. but the greenery will absorb it quickly when it's warm

1:31 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Just a variation on your theme:

rainy Sunday
the green vestments
of the priest

2:26 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

Much love...

2:54 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for sharing Bill, luv how the green resonance shines out in yours

Much love...

2:55 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

So many different days of rest and worship -
Everyday a blessing; rain or shine. :)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Jules

Much love...

10:00 AM  
OpenID purplepeninportland said...

I love the idea of the sky setting the pace. All lovely poems.

11:44 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

we are enjoying a vibrant monsoon season here in the mountains of arizona, green sings!

1:35 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation PP

much love...

3:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Rebecca

much love...

3:07 AM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

Beautifully composed poem Gillena.

6:54 AM  

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