Glenda’s Response

My dear friend Glenda hasnt, as yet, started a blog so she asked me if I would post her response to my poem for her, here on mine. So here is is below; I feel very emotional every time I read it; it is beautiful.

The Friendship Experience by Glenda Brown

We gradually flake off each other’s layers,
my friend and I, well understand the nature
of the black beast we are both wrangling,

spinning in the void that is helplessness; yet
we daub ourselves in our burgeoning spring,
create poetic garlands, flow with destined words,

sometimes filch the busy sun’s ancient warmth;
we are impish children, unable to feel remorse
at being nabbed with mature hearts and minds

in the cosmic cookie jar, detecting liquid gleam,
as if some gnarled, beneficent blacksmith in his
workaday forge were creating the history of gold.


45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Léa
    May 04, 2015 @ 09:18:40

    Glenda and Christine, such a special friendship and what courage you both share with all who are fortunate enough to read your work. Thank you Christine for sharing Glenda with us and some of this journey. Even in the darkness you radiate light and love.

    Please keep us posted and let us know when Glenda is blogging so we can follow her as well. xxx


  2. Polly
    May 04, 2015 @ 09:20:04

    An amazing response to your call — and a true mark of your friendship xx


  3. Bennison Books
    May 04, 2015 @ 09:30:37

    Love those final lines. 🙂


  4. Norma (Through My Eyes)
    May 04, 2015 @ 09:57:16

    Wonderful Christine. I love the last lines too. Looking forward to seeing her blog 🙂


  5. Libby
    May 04, 2015 @ 09:58:33

    Beautiful poem and a lovely tribute. When can we see mor of Glend’a work?


  6. Peter Wells aka Countingducks
    May 04, 2015 @ 10:56:21

    A lovely supportive relationship celebrated. How nice is that !?


  7. Ina
    May 04, 2015 @ 11:23:37

    Lovely to have a friend like her 🙂 And her poem is amazing, tell her we all say so! ❤ xxx


  8. Glenda Brown
    May 04, 2015 @ 14:08:47

    Thank you so much. Feeling startled, and blessed XX (can’t do the icon thingy as I use voice interactive technology)
    and don’t know how)


  9. lscotthoughts
    May 04, 2015 @ 16:01:40

    Chris, this is a lovely poem by Glenda and thank you for sharing. What a special friendship you both have and the inspiration you convey to everyone. ♥ xo


  10. Jane Thorne
    May 04, 2015 @ 16:30:01

    Chris, it’s a joy to read the words and heartfelt feelings you and Glenda share.The cosmic cookie jar holds priceless gifts with the connection you two have created. ❤ and many soft hugs flowing to you both. ❤


  11. Minuscule Moments
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:12:04

    Two gorgeous friends and both very talented. Thanks for sharing Christine truly beautiful. Let us know when she has her blog set up.


  12. tikarmavodicka
    May 05, 2015 @ 02:18:18

    I hope Glenda is able to start a blog.
    A superb poem in celebration of a beautiful friendship. 😊
    Thank you for sharing a piece of Glenda with us all. Between the poetry of you both we’ve been blessed to see how rich and beautiful friendship can be.
    Love and (((Hugs)))


    • journeyintopoetry
      May 05, 2015 @ 08:40:04

      Thank you so much Tikarma. Glenda is now following my blog so I hope she reads all these lovely comments of support and encouragement. I do hope she manages to create a blog.

      Love and
      (((Big hugs)))


  13. Glenda Brown
    May 05, 2015 @ 20:15:50

    Dear Chris, you lovely lady, thank you for your generosity in sharing this with your friends. And thank you to everybody for your lovely comments! XX


  14. Suzy Hazelwood
    May 06, 2015 @ 00:49:29

    What a beautiful, and thoughtful poem – Glenda is a poet indeed!!♥ That was very lovely of you Christine to share her poetry here. I’d love to get some of my friends and family writing poetry so I could post theirs, that would be great fun to do for a change.

    I think you should stay impish children writing wonderful poetry and supporting each other, and actually – everyone else as well (we are all the same in one way or another). We need these expressive moments to get through the dark days that have been, or will be. So by all means persuade Glenda to have a website of her own, she will have a encouraging start with your help and blog friends! 🙂


    • journeyintopoetry
      May 06, 2015 @ 09:10:04

      Thank you very much Suzy! I know how people on here will support Glenda when she begins blogging and this reinforces what a wonderful community I am part of here on WordPress. If it wasn’t for all my friends on here I dont think the book would have happened. You have all been so supportive and encouraging. Glenda just needs a little help (as I did!) to create a blog and then she will fly! 😊 She has some wonderful work to share ️xx


  15. Wendy L. Macdonald
    May 07, 2015 @ 19:26:28

    Christine, you and Glenda are poet sisters. ❤ Her lovely words touch the heart, as do yours. You both spin gold with ink.

    Blessings & hugs ~ Wendy ❀


  16. bardessdmdenton
    May 08, 2015 @ 17:26:39

    Oh, what wonderful verse, Christine – I love Glenda’s wordplay, rhythm, essence! True soulful beautiful poetic partners you and she are! Thanks for sharing. XO ❤


  17. Glenda Brown
    May 09, 2015 @ 11:55:45

    I continue to be so very humbled by this amazing response to our poetry and friendship. Thank you so very, very much. With the lovely Chris’s help I hope to start blogging soon, and look forward to meeting you all in the ether! XXX


  18. Rob McShane
    May 16, 2015 @ 17:40:03

    Wow, terrific poetry Chris! – don’t know why it didn’t appear in my reader – so glad to have seen it now! Please let us know when Glenda starts a blog – or publishes! Very special!


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