Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1896) [image courtesy Poets United]

silently truth speaks -
the face of my mother fills
my mirrored gaze

© gillena cox 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOTHER MRS MARY MITCHELL SHE IS 88 TODAY [growing up people always said to me you look like your mother except for your father's brown eyes; and i would say to myself, i hope i grow into my own face]

Blog Hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Truth
Susan is prompting today

hibiscus hedges
coconut sweetbread
a photo of my mother

Enjoy The Music


Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother. I suspect you do have your own face, as do I, but I enjoy seeing the relationship in the mirror. That is truth, that relationship, for sure. Neat puzzle of a poem. PS, Once again, I enjoy the music too.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wishing your mother a very happy day. I had a moment like that some years ago when I looked in the mirror and saw my grandmother's face superimposed on mine. Pretty cool. Loved your poem.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Susan. Happy you dropped by to read mine


Robert Bourne said...

Happy Birthday Mom... :)

Mary said...

Yes, you HAVE spoken truth!

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sherry


gillena cox said...

🤗Thanks for dropping by Robert


gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Mary


Old Egg said...

Facial features or other attributes do get passed on; I did inherit some skills from my father
and other different ones from my mother but when younger I thought I was adopted as I looked like neither of them!

Kim Russell said...

I love how you've encapsulated that recognition in the small egg of a haiku, Gillena. Happy birthday to your mum!

kaykuala said...

Chip of the old block is lovingly there all the while. Yes, No running away, gillena!


stardust said...

Happy birthday to your mother, though belated one day. I like your haiku. Appearance-wise, my sister looks more like my mother than I. But I find myself doing something like my mother would do as I get older.


Forest Dream Weaver said...

This painting may have shocked some people at the time!
Thanks for the music.
Happy Thursday!

gillena cox said...

😊thank you for your appreciation Robin


gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Kim


gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Hank


gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Yoko


gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Hamish


hyperCRYPTICal said...

Your words are beautiful perfection Gillena.

Happy Birthday to your mum!

Anna :o]

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Anna


annell said...

Yes, my Mother also comes to mind, when we speak of truth. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Annell


Sumana Roy said...

Beautiful, Gillena. Happy birthday to your mother.

gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Sumana


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