Thursday, April 18, 2013


A Clear Midnight
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
Night, sleep, and the stars.
--Walt Whitman, (1819 - 1892)

Welcome to A Poem In Your Pocket Celebration 2013 Thanks to all poets for your participation; revisit A Poem In Your Pocket 2012

purple kimonos
retreating between walls -
zen sunset

--Lavana Kray, Romania

tulips on the back side
of your list

--Ralf Bröker, Germany

The ixora blooms drink to their delight,
From the wetness in seasons of the rain;
Their little umbrella faces bereft of strain,
Resplendent in interludes of sunlight;
I linger a while to write, a tribute if i might,
To your now iterative state, and feign
Jealousy, to compliment your splendor again;
Radiant reds, oranges, and yellows bright,
A common place blooming, a beautiful sight;
No place in legendary courts to regain,
For never have you lost your plebeian reign;
A threadbare glory remains your right;
Seen here and there never out of sight;
Still my delight, beautiful ixora you remain

--gillena cox, (Pink Crush 2011 pg9)

higher and higher
mountain stream and I
weaker and weaker

--Gabriel Sawicki, Poland

sperm whale—
I am stranger speaking
in coda accent

--Ernesto P. Santiago / Philippines

flight of fancy
lifts my journey
through each day

china doll
closes her fan...
do you love me?

wings fan the air...
takes flight

dog days of summer
hot air air-conditioner cold...
ceiling fan revolution

--Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ USA

Taking a break
the sparrows' twitter
at the feeder

--Beate Conrad, GER/USA

daily walk...
always a tissue
in his pocket

--Diane Mayr, US

dwarf banana plant
she says my haiku
show promise
--William Kenney, US

Thanks: Beate, Bill, Diane, Ernesto, Gabriel, Lavana, Lorraine, Pat, Ralf for your contributions

The Linky Widget has been removed, one Link, inputted by Lorraine is now hyperlinked

Poems in this Poetry Day sequence are the copyright of the individual writers

Till next year
much love


Diane Mayr said...

daily walk...
always a tissue
in his pocket

Sometimes, there's just no room in a pocket for a poem!

Gillena Cox said...

Diane thank you for your sharing

much love...

Out of Sight L said...

This is so beautiful

in the rain
birds now chirp

Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, glad you stopped by, thank you for the haiku

morning twittering
i awake and pray

much love...

The Write Girl said...

Delightful poetry. I especially enjoyed your verses. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Gillena Cox said...

glad you stopped by WG

much love...