Sunday, November 10, 2013


first published at haigaonline issue No4

long night...
picking up a pencil to
poem my thoughts

--gillena cox

Linked today to Sunday Scribblings: 'poem'; you can also read other responses to the prompt - 'poem' HERE

Sunday is a good day to reminisce don't you think?

Sunday Smiles

I've always loved this poem and song:


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
--Joyce Kilmer(1886-1918)

Today is #84 in the series Sunday Savvy; revisit Sunday Savvy #83 Do you have a 'reminscing' story to chat about EMAIL me, COMMENT, or a leave the LINK at the blog hop below.

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tag 9 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 10 Poetry pantry
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Old Egg said...

I like the idea of illustrating my poetry or other writing myself but posting pressures tend to put paid to that. Joyce Kilmer's poem is a delight isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Very interesting blog--and haiku post. I'm visiting from Rebecca's site and I think haiku must be part of your own paradise.

rebecca said...

sundays are brighter when you stop by, thank you.

Annie Jeffries said...

I like the idea of making a poem of thoughts. When my mind won't rest, late at night, perhaps the gentle persuasion of poetic ordering will finally lull me to sleep.

Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in oldegg

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Redondowriter thank you for your appreciation

Much love

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rebecca

Much love

Gillena Cox said...

Annie thank you for your appreciation

Much love

Vinay Leo R. said...

long night...
she shortens it
with a poem


beautiful thought, Gillena. liked it.

Adelaide said...

I remember having to memorize that poem in the fifth or sixth grade. Do kids still do that I wonder

steady rain beats out a poem