Tuesday, August 25, 2015


original image from public domain, filters added

were something like this
to grow in my garden
it would
hold my attention
for hours on end

for hours on end
undecided about stars
dark side of the moon

dark side of the moon
a breeze stirs shadows in hope
of tomorrow

tomorrow pierced by sun rays
entering bird songs clear as
the gurgling of a brook
where lads pitch pebbles

© gillena cox

I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too

and linking also to
Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku #3 Jerry Kilbride (1930-2005)

the cool surface
of each potato planted -
dark of the moon
© Jerry Kilbride (1930-2005)

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #58 Dodoitsu

One Night

one night I searched for a star
what I found was a full moon
now my every day is
full of shooting stars
© Ben Gieske (2012)

her shadow on the white wall
her nude silhouette arouses me
I smell her fragile perfume
Honeysuckle blooms
© Chèvrefeuille

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Sunday, August 23, 2015


this art print from google dot com

a roadside treat
easy breezy Sunday
and a brisk trade

the street vendors
cut with the greatest of skill
fresh green coconuts

clumped together on a branch
water filled

refreshing drink -
truck-piled the empty nuts
fit for the dump
© gillena cox

Western Main Road 2015
Western Main Road 2013
Sunday Lime 1

A good way to get the Sunday going is to drink a coconut water. Here in St James, the vendors along the Western Main Road will sell you a freshly cut nut and you can drink the water from the nut or with a straw. They also sell you bottled coconut water.

Welcome to Sunday Lime #47 Sunday Smiles


How is your Sunday going? To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below

Poetry Pantry 266

remember this oldie

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Saturday, August 22, 2015


image courtesy Carpe Diem

the array of heaven and earth.../gc

heaven and earth completed...their array. [gen 2:1]

Linking to


sunrise to sunset
you meander in beauty -
Blue Nile of Gihon

© gillena cox
Written for the prompt at Carpe Diem #802 Blue Nile

Some Ethiopians have long identified the Blue Nile as the River Gihon mentioned as flowing out of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2 and "encircling the entire land of Cush".
The Blue Nile is so-called because during flood times, the water current is so high that the river turns almost black (in the local Sudanese language, the word for black is also used for the color blue).

the sound of thunder
resonates through the canyon
Blue Nile Falls
© Chèvrefeuille

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Friday, August 21, 2015


I made a sketch of Caricature Plant leaves. Took a photos of the sketch and the leaves; Combined photo and sketches, to create a digital piece. I still don't know what I've come up with, so let's have some fun. Suggest a title for this piece above. And now here a little bit of the process in collage

I am blog hopping today at
PPF Week 24, Year 5

the yellow underbelly of a kiskadee resting
on high voltages wires this dull sunlit morning
like a daub of sunshine splashes of yellow on leaves

© gillena cox

Caricature 2014
Caricature 2013
Caricature 2012

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Thursday, August 20, 2015


they furl like cloud puffs ...
morning glory look-alikes
loving rainy days

© gillena cox 2015

WIldflower 2009
WIldflower 2013
WIldflower 2015 Feb

Written for the prompt at Carpe Diem My Favorite Haiku by ... #2 Chiyo-Ni's Morning Glory

asano eikou yoku baketto entanguru watashiha mizuwo motomeru

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
© Chiyo-Ni

This haiku is a beauty because of Chiyo-Ni's feeling towards the Morning Glory which entangled the well bucket. She sees the beauty of the Morning Glory and she doesn't want to ruin it. So she turns to one of our neighbors and asks for water.

Here is my response on this beauty by Chiyo-Ni:

Morning Glories
have overgrown the wooden fence
I take the back one
© Chèvrefeuille (2014)

And linking also to
Recuerda Mi Corazon like cloud puffs

And to
i heart macro #113

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


echo of tweets
bird songs reeling in morning -
caption of praise

© gillena cox 2015

Written for the prompt today at
Carpe Diem#800 Monophytism

rustling bamboo -
song of a Nightingale fades away
a new day rises

a new day rises
in the mystery of the dawn
the sound of rain
© Chèvrefeuille

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015


tireless coo of pigeons a butterfly scallops by
© gillena cox 2015

written in response to the prompt at

Carpe Diem Special #162, Lolly's fourth haiku, a one line haiku

wind though the gaps in the cabin walls ... an eagle's cry
© Laura Williams (a.k.a. Lolly)

fly like an eagle as free as a bird in the sky living my dream
© Chèvrefeuille

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