Sunday, March 31, 2019

2414


though the discomforts
from the Sahara Dust
pink Periwinkles
delicate and determined
still a reason to smile

© gillena cox 2019

[i used 2 versions of today's tanka, one in the image and one in the body of the post page; tell me which you like]


We are still under onslaught from Sahara Dust winding its way across The Atlamtic

Sunday Smiles




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
[As I haiku my heart today 'periwinkles']

Haiku My Heart
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love


AND

At Poetry Pantry, Sherry exclaims "What a beautiful world we live in!"

Poetry Pantry # 445



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #29 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
31 March 2016
Sunday Standard 29
Sunday Lime 29


DO ENJOY THE MUSIC




44 comments:

Kim M. Russell said...

Thank goodness for those determined pink Periwinkles, Gillena!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Pink periwinkles make me smile too, Gillena!

Old Egg said...

All over the world the planet is telling us it is not happy! Just as well there are poets to record the evidence and periwinkles to cheer us up!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This poem made me smile ❤️ I love pink periwinkles and they are a common sight here! Happy Sunday, Gillena ❤️

Gillena Cox said...

Yes indeed Kim. Happy you dropped by

Much­čĆÁlove

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

Much­čĆÁlove

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Robin

Much­čĆÁlove

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sanaa

Much­čĆÁlove

Rommy said...

The dust and grit are no match for the periwinkles' own grit in the face of troubles.

Gillena Cox said...

Aha! Thanks for your appreciation Rommy

Much­čĆÁlove

rallentanda said...

It has travelled a long way that dust. Now if you were entreprenurial you would bottle it and label it original Sahara Sand...don't laugh people here sell coloured sand in bottles:)

Gillena Cox said...

Yes, i see what you mean, only its not collectable in such a good way.
Happy you dropped by Rall

Much­čĆÁlove

C. Sandlin said...

Love that determined periwinkle! Hope the sand settles down soon. :)

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Chrissa

Much­čĆÁ­čĺč­čĆÁlove

brudberg said...

A periwinkle of any colors has to be praised. Our blue periwinkles started to raise through snow

Gillena Cox said...

Wonderful. Happy you dropped by Bj├Ân
Much­čĆÁlove

Magyar said...

__ I fully appreciate your mystically connected words, "Resolute Value", and the feelings they do present... that comfort of being. _m

tonispencer said...

Love the determined pink periwinkle . My first thought was of the sea snail though . In this area we call the flowers vinca.

ZQ said...

Beautiful as usual : )
ZQ

Wendy Bourke said...

I so enjoy the way your 'Lunch Break' writing, speaks to an aspect of what is going on in your home, Gillena. I thought the image, here, is just fab. It has a biotanical-print quality about it, that works - so well - with your words.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Doug

Much­čĆÁlove

Gillena Cox said...

Ah yes i know them by that name too. Thanks for dropping by Toni

Much­čĆÁlove

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by ZQ

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreviation Wendy

Much­čĆÁlove

Myrna R. said...

I like both poems. The one in the image I found sweeter.
Have a great week Gillena.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Myrna

Much­čĆÁlove

Lea said...

I love having a reason to smile... and you always come through Gillena. Just like your periwinkles! Thank you!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Lea

Much­čĆÁlove

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I prefer them 'resolute'. (Since you asked.)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, and the other line in that version too: 'the value of a smile'.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

Much­čĆÁlove

BLOGitse said...

No periwinkles here yet but our neighbour's crocuses are blooming, pretty!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely artwork and haiku ~ love the brush painting ^_^

Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanjs for dropping by BLOGitse

Much­čĆÁlove

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Carol

Much­čĆÁlove

Whitesnake said...

Sands through the hourglass perhaps?

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation

Much­čĆÁlove

Adelaide said...

I can't find the 2nd tanka, but the one in the image is great.

Adelaide

Marit said...

As a Dutch lady, it's even harder to choose but I think I like the tanka on your drawing more... I 'feel' the word "still" in the second Tanka is a bit of a dissonant... does that make sense? Love from Holland!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Adelaide


Much­čî╗love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Marit

Much­čî╗love

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

So sorry to hear that you are having problems with Sahara dust. It inspired a beautiful painting and a poem though. What a determined little flower.

-Soma

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Soma

Much­čî╗love

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I think there's always a reason to smile, but sometimes we have to look long and hard for it.