Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2410



falling leaf -
a trembling flower
its fragrance

© gillena cox 2019



BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Carpe Diem
#1629 Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage ... the East route
Challenge: to write a new haiku inspired by these two from Basho

from what tree's
blossoms I know not:
such fragrance
© Basho (Tr. Barnhill)

month's end, no moon:
a thousand year cedar
embraced by a windstorm
© Basho (Tr. Barnhill)


REVISIT
19 March 2017
19 March 2016
19 March 2014

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2409

[Ink and brush on water colour paper, I used a filter to get this reverse effect]

a distraction
at morning meditation
heart sharped cloud

© gillena cox 2019


Happy St Patrick's Day. March 17th is the day St. Patrick died. Originally blue was the colour associated with St. Patrick's Day. It eventually changed to green. In the 1600s people began to wear shamrocks and green ribbons on St. Patrick's Day...LOTS MORE HERE

Sunday Smiles




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

Haiku My Heart
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love


AND


Carpe Diem
Time Glass 2019-02 shimmering dew

At Carpe Diem, Kristjaan challenges us to create an all new haiku inspired by his haiku

dewdrops shimmer
in the flower of the Morning Glory
a diamond necklace
© Chèvrefeuille (2014)


AND

At Poetry Pantry, Sherry resonates hope of Planet Earth in the rise of school children all over the world, marching in the millions for climate change.

Poetry Pantry # 443



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #27 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
email me
post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




REVISIT
St Patrick's Day 2018
Sunday Standard 27
Sunday Lime 27


DO ENJOY THE MUSIC



Friday, March 15, 2019

2408

With Saint Patrick's Day two days away, blessing all my friends: May you ever have the joy of all the colours of the rainbow in your life, a pot of gold to suffice your needs and a Leprechaun who smiles while managing your hoard.
[pencil sketch 'St Patrick's Day Blessing']



callaloo -
my soup green enough for
St Patrick's Day
© gillena cox 2019

callaloo revisit just for the fun of it


[Saint Patrick's Day Graffiti



[Breaking News]

[for my collage Breaking News i used images from the internet]



BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Week 2 Year 9

AND


bow tie


AND
Moo Mania  &  more
......



REVISIT
St Paddy's Day 2018
St Paddy's Day 2017
15th March 2015



ENJOY THE MUSIC

Sunday, March 10, 2019

2407



At Carpe Diem, Kristjaan challenges us to create an all new haiku inspired on the haiku of an "archive-choice". So here is my new haiku 2019 worked from a 2015 haiku.

daisy petals fall
plucked in testing of -
loves ardour

© gillena cox 2019

...

plucking petals
daisy tales of true love
or not true love

© gillena cox 2015
plucking dasies 2015



Season of Lent here in T&T fasting and abstinence are concepts we dwell on and we practise

Sunday Smiles





BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #75 Poetry Archive (2) Honeysuckle

[his example]
my dreams wander
along the path of my life ...
Honeysuckle blooms
© Chèvrefeuille (2015)

And as you maybe remember the other goal is to create an all new haiku inspired on the haiku of your "archive-choice". So here is my new haiku inspired on this haiku.

in the twilight
dreams whirl through my mind
Honeysuckle perfume
© Chèvrefeuille (2019)


AND


Poetry Pantry # 442

AND


Haiku My Heart
ardour


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #26 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




REVISIT
10 March 2017
Sunday Standard 26
Sunday Lime 26


DO ENJOY THE MUSIC




Friday, March 08, 2019

2406

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY to all my female visitors


“A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
--Diane Mariechild



[my Paper Doll painting with digital effects added]

star bright -
wishes of the heart
cast to night sky
© gillena cox 2019


['Paper Doll' ink pen drawing, a wet brush applied, then water colour strokes applied]



[Happy 8th Birthday PPF; Water colour background, then computer graphics and text added]


[digital composition - 'Blossoming Moon Tree']

[internet images used for 'Blossoming Moon Tree']




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

PPF 8TH BIRTHDAY

AND


Trees


AND
Moo Mania  &  more
Close To Nature



REVISIT
PPF 7th Birthday 2018
8 March 2017
8 March 2016



ENJOY THE MUSIC

Sunday, March 03, 2019

2405


dawn stillness -
silhouettes of
banana fronds

her devious plan
Caribbean mocking bird -
'Steal The Carnival'

❧✿❧

tail feathers fan
a band of white colour seen
against the grey wall

so lightly she skips
no sound from her throttle
her beak sealed tight

❧✿❧

sound of birds tweeting
just another dawn it seems
except for 'The Plan'

lingering dawn
a super moon fading
but why her smile

❧✿❧



children unawares -
glued bits of sparkle highlight
creative ideas

all the sparkle
booty for a flock of grey
all that colour too


a few words whispered
to Rainbow -
Day Moon dims to sleep

they whistle and swoop -
already the rainbow stretched
too late too late



too much colour
much too much for grey birds
startled they fall


left there in the street
under the trampling feet
of joyous children



cloud panchayat
judging meaning and colour -
children play mas


[THEN MOON SMILED: a haiku fiction sequence]
dawn stillness -
silhouettes of
banana fronds

her devious plan
Caribbean mocking bird -
'Steal The Carnival'

❧✿❧

tail feathers fan
a band of white colour seen
against the grey wall

so lightly she skips
no sound from her throttle
her beak sealed tight

children unawares -
glued bits of sparkle highlight
creative ideas

❧✿❧

sound of birds tweeting
just another dawn it seems
except for 'The Plan'

lingering dawn
a super moon fading -
but why her smile

❧✿❧

all the sparkle
booty for a flock of grey
all that colour too

❧✿❧

a few words whispered
to Rainbow
Day Moon dims to sleep

❧✿❧

they whistle and swoop -
already the rainbow stretched
too late too late

too much colour
much too much for grey birds
startled they fall

left there in the street
under the trampling feet
of joyous children

❧✿❧

cloud panchayat
judging meaning and colour -
children play mas

splendor of the sun
for the children masquerade -
shadows in the street
THEN MOON SMILED © gillena cox 2019




Last Sunday of the Season of Carnival. Next Sunday is The first Sunday in the Season of Lent

Sunday Smiles

Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #25 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below


left there in the street
under the trampling feet
of joyous children

splendor of the sun
for the children masquerade -
shadows in the street



[Photos; from 2 Carnival Events 2019: Parade of Children Masquerade along Western Main Road St James & Sacred Heart Girls Carnival Parade at Queens Park Savannah]



DO ENJOY THE MUSIC



REVISIT
Sunday Standard 25
Sunday Lime 25
3 March 2017



BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Shadow Shot Sunday 2:
Grand Old Tree

AND


Carpe Diem
#1618 Kumano Kodo ... on our way again