Sunday, November 01, 2015

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chrysanthemum image from google dot com


furling in sunlight
a fragrant whiff can charm
the heart's sad retreat

a fragrant whiff can charm
layers off a sullen face

the heart's sad retreat -
smiles buried in scarred recess
wind their way to light

© gillena cox 2015

Revisit
Nov 1st 2008
Nov 1st 2010
Sunday Lime 1

Every month has a flower which symbolizes someone's birth.The characteristics of that flower may be "inherited" by whomsoever is born in that particular month. Each month's flower is sometimes referred to as a Birth Month Flower. Then too, in a cultural sense, flower characteristics such as appearance, color, and scent, bear relevance as gifts. It is believed that the Romans started celebrating births and birthdays using flowers. read more here

Happy November. An offering of Chrysanthemum blossoms, and Sunday Smiles
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32 Comments:

Blogger SuyashJ said...

'smiles buried in scarred recess' well put

10:32 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

The scent of a beautiful flower can change one's outlook 100-fold. Breathe in, breathe out! Well expressed, Gillena.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

Perhaps the heart retreats to find new strength and bloom again

10:36 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Suyash, thanks for dropping in

much love...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a touching poem Gillena :)
Beautifully penned!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

10:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Mary

much love...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jae

much love...

10:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sanaa

much love...

10:41 AM  
Blogger brudberg said...

Love the thought of a smell like that... Fragrance can be more important than looks.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Bjorn

much love...

10:54 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

I agree with brudberg, fragrance is important. Olfactory memories can be incredibly powerful.

Somehow, I never knew that birth months had associated flowers. It makes sense (pun intended)!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Love the use of birth flowers and the form used perfectly.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you stopped by Diane

much love...

3:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Donna

much love...

3:01 PM  
Blogger Nataša Dolenc said...

lovely imagery and an interesting idea.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very lovely!

3:52 PM  
OpenID howanxious said...

"smiles buried in scarred recess": Loved this bit.
Nicely penned. :-)
-HA

4:10 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Nataša thanks for dropping in

much love...

4:51 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sherry

much love...

4:51 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Anmol

much love...

4:52 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

Flowers can certainly charm the sadness out of us.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Toni Spencer said...

I love the earthy smell of chrysanthemum - perfect for November and the flower of my birth month. Just the smell makes me smile and feel closer to the earth.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

The sounds of the words you chose and the shape of the flower fit so well.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Robin

much love...

11:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Tori

much love...

11:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Victoria

much love...

11:54 AM  
Blogger Merlin said...

That is some really interesting factual information. I'll have to go check out what my birth month flower is. The flower you chose for this poem sounds like it belongs to a person who is very kind. Great poem.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped by Merlin

Much love...

4:08 PM  
Blogger Outlawyer said...

A flower and light being changes everywhere. Thanks! K.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by K

Much love...

11:40 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

What a great use of repetition. I see the unfurling of the flower, the scent and the smile. Here, Mums are not the most fragrant of flowers,. I imagined it with a peony.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

The peony is also consideredv a November flower, thanks for dropping by Susan

Much love...

6:14 AM  

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