Wednesday, March 16, 2016

1867

[photo view of a yellow Poui in bloom, Long Circular Road, Port of Spain Trinidad; 20160315]

yellow poui blooms -
in resolve of bones interred
hope of saints to rise

© gillena cox 2016



“We need saints without cassocks, without veils - we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends (...) We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theatre. We need saints that are open, sociable, normal, happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane.
We need saints.”
― Pope Francis


A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL TOMORROW [image courtesy Poet's United


Written for Susan's prompt
Midweek Motif ~ Saint / Saintliness

31 comments:

Susan said...

Is that a tradition? I've heard of planting seeds in graves to bring out a person's spirit. Love this poem!

Gillena Cox said...

Didn't know about planting seeds in graves for that reason

Here the Poui (yellow and pink trees) bloom near and during the Season of Easter. Traditionally this is the season celebrating The Resurrection

Happy i sparked your interest with this one Susan

much love...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Hope of saints to rise".......yes, we need as many good hearts as can be found.....I do admire this new Pope, who seems to be tuned in to the issues that matter.

Mary said...

Love the words of Pope Francis you shared! Really admire this man.

rallentanda said...

Our yellow Acacia trees are out at Easter as well. I like the Pope's example of non affluence and rejection of materialism along with his views on climate change.I do miss the red shoes though:)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hope of saints to rise... indeed! We could use more good people in our world :)


Lots of love,
Sanaa

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Mary

Much love...

Old Egg said...

There are surely saints all around us now but sadly we might have difficulty recognizing them.
However Pope Francis seems to know where they are!

Truedessa said...

Saints walk among everyday

Gillena Cox said...

(✿◠‿◠) Happy you dropped in Rall

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

I understand what you are saying, thanks for dropping by Robin

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Indeed Trudessa indeed, thanks for dropping in

much love...

Magyar said...

clover leaves; that irish symbol knot; carrick bend

Myrna R. said...

We do need saints to rise. Guess we have to look deeply and find them. Thank you Gillena. Have a happy St. Patrick's day.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Magyar. Thanks for your haiku share

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Myrna
Much love...

Jae Rose said...

I love the contrast between the flowers and the bones - both represent life but in different ways

Bill said...

No way to improve on what Pope Francis has said.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jae

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Bill

much love...

Leslie Moon said...

We do need real day saints don't we?
I agree with the Pope

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Leslie

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Indeed Sanaa

Much love...

Amit Agarwal said...

It's an awesome haiku!
Wonderfully created with loads of meanings!!

Hannah said...

Poignant brevity!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Amit

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Hannah

much love...

vanderloost said...

Nice

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