Sunday, July 10, 2016

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[image courtesy Carpe Diem]

a rain blessed night
awakened to the new light
of day’s dawning
i read of the holly and
the charm of its legacy

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
night rain
Sunday Savvy #92
Sunday Lime 1


I have, as many i’m sure, associated the holly with Christmas. And then again, three are those who say every day should be Christmas. So with no hesitation or qualms i write in response to Kristjaan’s prompt today
Carpe Diem #995 Holly

Symbolic Messages from the Holly
Let your beauty shine within even in times of dormancy
Rule the day, and let your generosity be your legacy
The energy of life is ever-present


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Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #92 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




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43 Comments:

Blogger brudberg said...

Oh I love a night to be awakened after rain... So much freshness.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Truedessa said...

It rained here last night, awakening to a greener landscape.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

It's been raining here, too, but skies still are heavy and gray. Maybe the sun will peek through for sunset.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :D

11:08 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for dropping in Björn

much love...

12:37 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Trudessa

much love...

12:37 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Diane

much love...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Sanaa

much love...

12:45 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Holly is always welcome. Lovely, Gillena!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

I see holly as hope and it is always good to wake up with that in our hearts :)

2:42 PM  
Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

How right you are to say each day should be held in celebration, as if it were Christmas.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sherry

much love...

3:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Jae

much love...

3:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

much love...

3:33 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

This is lovely Gillena, especially in thinking of Holly during the rest of the year! Thank you!

3:54 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Lea

much love...

3:57 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

It is so nice to wake up in the freshness of a new day after a 'rain blessed night.' Lovely writing, Gillena.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

What a lovely thought....yes holly is associated with Christmas and winter, but there is such beauty as it grows even now.

4:34 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks Mary

Much love...

6:32 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Donna

Much love...

6:32 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

I like to think that the traditional use of holly in Europe is also a reminder of the crown of thorns that later would have such symbolism in Christianity.

6:56 PM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

i read of the holly and
the charm of its legacy

One just can't avoid of what had been said of it through the years!

Hank

9:01 PM  
Blogger Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Ah--this is such a wonderfully tender piece!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

That's a nice tanka Gillena. I knew that Holly was associated with Christmas, but its deeper meaning is for all times.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It sounds like a charming experience altogether.

2:29 AM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

Holly means Christmas to me. Bright gloss green with red berries against white snow. Sadly we have the plastic variety here for Christmas....wrong climate.!

4:23 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Rall its the same here in tropical Trinidad 🌺

Much love...

6:56 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Rosemary

Much love...

6:56 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Indeed Kristjaan. Thanks for a very interesting prompt 💐

Much love...

6:59 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Audrey

Much love...

6:59 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Indeed Hank, thanks for dropping in

Much love...

7:00 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Yes this is also an association with the holly Robin. Thanks for dropping in

Much love...

7:01 AM  
OpenID cheryllynnroberts said...

I love this post filled with light and hope!! I too see holly as Christmas...the world should be wrapped in this mood of love and giving all year.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Janice Adcock said...

Very pleasing tanka!

6:38 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Cheryl

much love...

6:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Janice

much love...

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Reading Pleasure said...

Simply beautiful, Gillena.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Christmas can take place anytime, anywhere, as long as Christ dwells in our heart.

10:20 AM  
Blogger J C said...

Holly is special, any time of year. You write truths.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Celestine

much love...

3:16 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Indeed Maggie indeed

much love...

3:16 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in JC

much love...

3:17 AM  
Blogger ~SlaRueB ~ said...

A very lovely write Gillena,

11:39 PM  

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