Sunday, January 19, 2020

2504


[a 3 by 4 inch sketch, ink and brush, done on a white drawing pad page]
kiskadee
on my neighbour's rooftop -
beak slicing the air

© gillena cox 2019


Here in T&T it's Carnival Time, Season of Bacchanal.

A happy Season of Carnival to T&T.

Sunday Smiles


[Smiley from google]


ENJOY THE MUSIC


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #55 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
Sunday Standard 55
Sunday Lime 55
19 January 2018


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Recuerda Mi Corazon
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love

AND


Poets and Storytellers United
Writers' Pantry: #3: Be Warm


AND


Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation ... sketching from life (Shiki's Shasei technique)
Shiki hated associations, contrasts, comparisons, wordplays, puns, and riddles - all the things we are cherishing here! He favored the quiet simplicity of just stating what he saw without anything else happening in the haiku. He found the greatest beauty in the common sight, simply reported exactly as it was seen, and ninety-nine percent of his haiku written in his style.

PROMPT:This weekend I love to challenge you to re-create a haiku (in Shasei style) by Shiki into a Tanka. Here is the haiku to work with:

kaboocha yori nasu muzukashiki shasei kana
Sketching from life —
eggplants are harder to do
than pumpkins
© Masaoka Shiki (Tr. Burton Watson)

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pumpkins and baigan
so colourful the market stalls
my one basket serves
to take all my purchases
carefully back to my house

© gillena cox 2020

In Trinidad and Tobago we do say eggplant, but we also call them BAIGAN


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CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox



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[this Pink Periwinkle from my garden]





Saturday, January 18, 2020

2503


moon crescent fading
golden clouds paint the morning
right for weekend fetes

© gillena cox 2020


WELCOME TO THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF LUNCH BREAK BLOGGING
Happy to have meet so many talented writers now friends. Come celebrate with me today.

shadows deepen
a day of late wind
and dancing
© Pris Campbell

half green half red
between Summer and Fall
sumac leaves
© Marta Majorka ChociƂowska

cold crow...
wind chases
me home
© Pat GeyerMarta, thanks for dropping by with a share




REVISIT
11th anniversary 2017
13th anniversary 2019
first blog post 2006


ENJOY THE MUSIC



ITS CARNIVAL SEASON HERE IN T&T
CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox

Friday, January 17, 2020

2502


watergrass blue -
sky above holds bird songs
to our delight

© gillena cox 2020








Blog hopping today with

Paint Part Friday



Three Muses Challenge ~ Charlie Chaplin



Rain" THursday Art Date
Jagged And Ice



REVISIT
PPF 46/7 at Lunch Break
PPF 46/8 at Lunch Break
PPF 46/6 at Lunch Break


ENJOY THE MUSIC: SEASON OF CARNIVAL HERE IN T&T




CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox

Thursday, January 16, 2020

2501


[IMAGE FROM GOOGLE]

ALIVE ALIVE
sky-clad
a stork looms large
in morning light

the new-born comes wrapped
in cuteness
everyone can identify

in previous lives
ever golden his aura
Dalai Lama
© gillena cox 2020


Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
#1799 New Beginnings ... a huge wave (Crossroads feature)

Prompted to write a Troika from 2 given haiku, i chose
sky-clad
the new-born comes wrapped
in previous lives
© Jane Reichhold


REVISIT
16 January 2017
16 January 2016
16 January 2015


SEASON OF CARNIVAL IN T&T
ENJOY THE MUSIC



CARNIVAL PAST [PHOTOS © gillena cox]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2499


vacation memoir
my first handful of snow
wonder juxtaposed
to my Trinidad
where it's always warm

© gillena cox 2020


Blog hopping with

Carpe Diem
#1797 New Beginnings ... First Snow

14 January 2018
14 January 2018
14 January 2017

Sunday, January 12, 2020

2498


sunny morning -
the clack clack clack of grackles
threading the wall

© gillena cox 2019


Liturgically, the Season of Christmas ends today. AND, here in T&T the Season of Carnival is alive and vibrant; with its soca vibes, mas camps creating costumes, fetes, and competitions, all moving to the days of street parades. Hot days with the warmth of Trinis spicing our Season of Bacchanal.

A happy Season of Carnival to T&T.

Sunday Smiles


[Smiley from google]


ENJOY THE MUSIC
Happy Carnival by Patrice


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #54 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
Sunday Standard 54
Sunday Lime 54
12 January 2018


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Recuerda Mi Corazon
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love

AND


Poets and Storytellers United Writers' Pantry: Storms and Stones and warmth

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