Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Dear such and such
words written in long hand script
neat as can be

Peace and happiness-
on rays of sunlight shimmer
travel through heart beats

Happy Birthday
tease you with sips delightful
of morning bird songs

© gillena cox 2016

Written for Midweek motif Birthday(s) - prompted by Susan

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


two empty chairs -
who will sit in the garden
to count flowers

--© gillena cox 2016

garden 2015
flower 2009
27th June 2015

I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too


Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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Sunday, June 26, 2016


[Sunflower image from Google dot com]

there is space enough
so i steep my thoughts yellow -
Sunflower blossoms

© gillena cox 2016

Sunday Savvy #90
Sunday Lime 1

Already, we have poem-ed ourselves through a half of this year. Last Sunday in June, paint me Van Gogh yellow, for I have always loved and still do, Sunflowers. I bought a pack of seeds one time, followed the instructions and planted them. No response. My garden is sans Sunflowers. Note to self " i must try planting Sunflowers again. Sunday Question: What does your garden lack that you feel strongly it should have

Sunday Smiles

Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #90 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below

Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 308

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Saturday, June 25, 2016


how the wildflowers
in my garden draw me out -
morning enchantment
© gillena cox 2016

Blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem Utabukuro #12

Chèvrefeuille's challenge: share a favorite haiku and try to create an all new haiku inspired on that choice haiku.

A haiku i like a lot and choose for my inspiration is
since morning glories
hold my well-bucket hostage
I beg for water
--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)

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Friday, June 24, 2016


[watercolour on a 5x7 card 'Clouds Aloof']

the mountain peak
where clouds choose to sit
solid and strong

© gillena cox 2016

far away

I'm blog hopping today at
Week 16 Year 6


Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - mountain

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Thursday, June 23, 2016


the old mango tree -
a stump enhancing beauty
as weather permits

© gillena cox 2016

Blog hopping at Midweek Motif ~ Resilience

Carpe Diem #982 Latvia

Gaisma ir zobens
Tā tevi nocērt līdz pašai
Tavas tumsas saknei

Light is a sword
That will cut you
To your darkest roots
© Leons Briedis, Latvia

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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)

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