Tuesday, June 21, 2016


a string of prayer beads -
on a sultry summer's night
young princess chanting

one weeping willow
a leaf shadow oasis -
where the palm trees grow

camels on posters -
a cruise ship drops its anchor
left behind the snow

rainbow wishes span
a bright yellow blossom near -
the stone Buddha shrine
© gillena cox 2016

written for Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84 Back In Time "Carpe Diem Full Circle"

Here are the twelve words Chèvrefeuille asked us to use
1. summer
2. princess
3. willow
4. oasis
5. palmtree(s)
6. camels
7. cruise-ship
8. snow
9. rainbow
10. yellow
11. shrine
12. prayer (or praying)


humbird said...

love idea, "young princess chanting" nice ~ best

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Humbird

Much love...

Magyar said...

__Three instant ideas according to the word list, Gillena. Interesting. I'll just allow them to stay here at your blog. Smiles_! _m

in willow shade
this princess of the forest
summer flower

oasis palm trees
needed rest for the camels
desert cruse-ship

snow dusts the rainbow
yellow sun alights this shrine
a praying bears cave

Pat R said...

Wonderful Gillena.:)

Gillena Cox said...

Oh nice; thanks for sharing Magyar

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Candy

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Jazzy

much love...

lynn__ said...

I find your "leaf shadow oasis" beneath weeping willow refreshing...

Janice said...

Beautifully woven series.

Chèvrefeuille said...

You did wonderful Gillena. A nice series with a nice story entwined.