Sunday, May 03, 2015

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cauliflower -
recipes for hearty repast
paper clip fastened

a paperclip
bookmarks the pause -
reading at night

the night lamp
sheds its light; a mystery
takes time to unfold

flower petals dried -
the old diary retains
a bit of fragrance
© gillena cox


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Sunday Lime 1


Already its May, welcome May, here's a lil May tidbit:-
During Medieval times, the man proposed by leaving a hawthorn branch at the door of his beloved on the first of May. By leaving the branch at the door she accepted his proposal. She made known her refusal by replacing the hawthorn branch with a cauliflower.read more here


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45 comments:

Mary said...

I enjoyed the flow of this series, Gillena.

Vandana Sharma said...

Juts like we humans : the body will fade but emotions will linger................

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh I adore this poem :D
Its so innovative :D

the night lamp
sheds its light; a mystery
takes time to unfold

These lines struck me as beautiful :D
Hope you're enjoying Sunday :D

Lots of love
xoxo

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Vandana

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

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Björn Rudberg said...

Love the thought of smell from bookmarks.. That would take me through the day,

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I hope my beloved cauliflowers not!

Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Björn

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in and linking up Leovi

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Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the way you have linked each haiku/stanza in idea and taken it one step further.

Sumana Roy said...

i love how you tell a story of reading. ....

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Kerry

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sumana

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Truedessa said...

These were delightful to read I especially enjoyed the last one.

Nataša Dolenc said...

lovely, can relate to it :)

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

What lovely thoughts...I should dry some flowers in a book...and who knew about cauliflower as a refusal to love.

Myrna R. said...

Love this. Each stanza is a haiku on its own. Thanks for the tid bit about cauliflower being a refusal to a proposal.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Trudessa

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Nataša

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Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Donna

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Gillena Cox said...

Myrna, thanks for dropping in

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SuyashJ said...

interesting write :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is a cool progression!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Cauliflower and paper clips are an interesting combination!

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C.C. said...

"a mystery takes time to unfold" indeed....and I loved the Medieval tidbit that you shared. Always enjoy learning new facts :-)

Magyar said...

All grand Gillena_!
__Those paper clips, I cannot do without them!
__Flower petals; held in this diary's time; young pages.

Tammy said...

i like the dried flowers int he diary. of course, my dried flowers are in a big big dictionary. ;)


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Susan said...

I like the story you addend to your poem--it changed the entire meaning of it! At first I thought she was reading a recipe book. But the "pause" is the time alone to read, I imagine, paper clipped onto her day--time to write about a choice made and possibly regretted. The title threw me off--a mystery indeed!

Out of Sight L said...

hey I had that yesterday, yummy lol

Old Egg said...

How these images draw in the reader as they picture each snippet, each scene and then recreate the story and emotions involved by the memories.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Suyash

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sherry

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Maggie

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Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in CC

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Gillena Cox said...

thanks for sharing your one liner Magyar

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Tammy thanks for dropping in and leaving a link

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Susan

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Lorraine

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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Magyar said...

__In agreement with your heartful comment and request elsewhere, Gillena, I think more countries/ people, should come to the aid of the lives of Nepal.

G L Meisner said...

The last stanza is so true. Finding an old flower in a book from pressing it is both sad and joyous.

Gillena Cox said...

Surely Magyar

Thanks for dropping in

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation .GL

Much love...

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