Sunday, March 24, 2019

2412

[Ink and brush on water colour paper]

a confetti swarm -
the dance of cherry petals
in the wind

© gillena cox 2019




Third Sunday of Lenten Season

Sunday Smiles




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

Haiku My Heart
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love


AND


Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #77 Poetry Archive (3) ... cherry blossom
CHALLENGE: Welcome at a new episode of our special weekend meditation. This weekend I have another nice challenge for you ... a new episode of "Poetry Archive", that special feature in which I love to ask you to dive into your archive(s) and find a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form you have created. This weekend, as it's Spring, I love to ask you to search your archive for poems themed "Cherry Blossom". As you all know I love creating haiku about cherry blossoms and I even created a special E-book "fragile beauty" with only haiku about cherry blossom.

© gillena cox 2018
to onlookers
they become wind dancers -
the cherry petals

© gillena cox 2019
a confetti swarm -
the dance of cherry petals
in the wind



AND

At Poetry Pantry, Sherry resonates hope of Planet Earth she says "I wanted to share with you the heartbreaking sweetness, hope and love of these Syrian children, singing, and still dreaming, in their war-demolished country. For them, we wish a world of justice and peace."

Poetry Pantry # 444



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #28 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
24 March 2015
Sunday Standard 28
Sunday Lime 28


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Friday, March 22, 2019

2411

...The Sahara Dust is continuing its onslaught here in T&T

clouds
laden in overcast mode
Sahara Dust
umbrellas prove useless
dust masks so unflattering

© gillena cox 2019


...Oh but The Pink Poui are in bloom around The Queens Park Savannah


Pink Poui in bloom -
a mobile phone call
shares your beauty

© gillena cox 2019



[photos - gillena cox : 'Blooming Pink Poui, around de Savannah 2019']







[digital composition'Umbrella' using computer graphics]




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Week 3 Year 9

AND


April Showers


AND
Moo Mania  &  more
colourful


AND

Carpe Diem
#1631 A new chapter ... leaving the Kumano Kodo
Kristjaan have chosen a wonderful sonnet by William Shakespeare titled: 'From you have I been absent in the spring', in his episode of "Distillation". CHALLENGE: to create a haiku or tanka inspired on this longer poem. Or create a haiku or tanka from the poem.

Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, – you pattern of all those.
Yet seem’d it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.
© William Shakespeare (1564-1616)



REVISIT
22 Marchy 2017
22 March 2014
22 March 2013



ENJOY THE MUSIC

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



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