Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Full Moon

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Coquettish

Friday, January 29, 2010

Smirry

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Imagine



Imagine - The Beatles - John
Lennon


"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions."
-– Albert Einstein

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First Blossom


Didn't know this was a flowering plant; when i bought it i thought it was just a variegated leafy shrub

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Kettle

Saturday, January 23, 2010

First View

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Even


internet photo

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Researchers have found in Afghanistan the first known breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler, which was dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species."
more CLICK HERE


even in the midst
of turmoil; a treasure in
the hands of seekers
--gillena cox

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Frenzied


A flash of yellow vibrates on a high voltage wire, then flies off to rest on a patio roof…

frenzied whistlers
kiskadees in the morning
silent sun rising

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Lunch Break - 4th Anniversary


clip art from

Juxtaposing art and poetry; HAIGA; celebrating the 4th anniversary of Lunch Break January 18, 2010

Haiga is based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work, but, the art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely ...more, CLICK here

Lets visit some of my favourite sites:-

here, i look forward to hearing the haunting echoes of the bamboo flautist along with contemporary, experimental and traditional forms... CLICK

here, you will meet an international set of pieces, offered up in contest; you will read comments highlighting strengths and weaknesses...CLICK

Sakuo san gives illustrated presentations of Issa's poems; sometimes, giving back ground insights into the inspiration for, and meanings of Issa's poems...CLICK

Kuni san, invites you, in plain talk to see; not just read the haiku imaged here...CLICK

A haiga a day whets the appitite here...CLICK

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Cover Of Evening


Cover of Evening, a collaboration; between Cindy Tebo,USA (photo ); and Gillena Cox,TT (verse ); done in 2009; now dedicated, to the reconstruction and regeneration of The New Haiti

Facts about the Lotus
Lotuses are found in white and pink colors in general and they grow in shallow and murky waters. The plant has its roots firmly in the mud and sends out long stems to which their leaves are attached. The leaves are sometimes, and Lotus flowers always, raised above the water surface. The beautiful and fragrant Lotus flower opens in the morning and petals fall in the afternoon. A bud symbolizes potential. The well known Buddhist mantra, "Om mane padme," refers to the jewel in the lotus, enlightenment. The Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) symbolizes purity, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge and serenity.

for more about the Lotus CLICK

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Aftermath

an internet photo used,cropped and filter applied to create this image

earthquake aftermath -
there are no smiles in Haiti
only pain and love
--gillenacox

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Year Still New

after 4 storms in 2008 and now a 7 pointer for Haiti; Port au Prince is devastated, Haiti; prayers and wishes for speedy medical, food and reconstruction aid
this image created was from 2 internet photos which were stitched and a fine art filter applied and cropped to this finished product

the year still new
as old calendars are crumbled
earthquake in Haiti
--gillena cox

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First Rainbow

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Potted Pine Tree


Duo Kasen "Potted Pine Tree"

Guest: Gillena Cox
Host: Taro Kunugi


Start: December 2, 2009 at 4:30pm
End: December 29, 2009 at 4:10am

1-1 Winter; Gillena
potted pine tree --
a fairy ornament
under a branch

1-2 Winter, Taro
the well sunlit living room
the cat tangled up with yarn

1-3 No season; Gillena
we gather
after such a long time
loud laughter

1-4 No season; Taro
birds started chirping
soon it will be fine

Reverse of the first leaf

2-1 Autumn; Gillena
added to
the day's twitterings -
two blue birds frolic

2-2 Autumn; Taro
pampas grasses swayed down
exposing a parked car roof

2-3 No season; Gillena
hand in hand
they slip into the KFC
teenagers

2-4 No season; Taro
the old town revisited
a light disillusionment

2-5 No season; Gillena
busy main road -
still early in the day yet
the bars are filled

2-6 No season; Taro
a gyrating school of fish
vain momentum in the sea

2-7 Summer; Gillena
'we beat' festival
haggling the price of
a straw hat

2-8 Summer moon; Taro
the summer moon popping up
the sound of steel drums

2-9 No season; Gillena
a bus commuter
music concealed in earplugs
taps his fingers

2-10 No season; Taro
a blind man with a cane
coming led by his shadow

2-11 Spring Flower; Gillena
hanami
a mother picks one petal
from her child's hair

2-12 Spring; Taro
an album of sepia photos
the late spring afternoon

Obverse of the second leaf

3-1 Spring; Taro
water pool receding
as I press the pedal into
the mirage

3-2 No Season; Gillena
after rushing to answer
the phone only dial tone

3-3 No season; Taro
disappointment
but a relief then sadness;
kettle whistling

3-4 No season; Gillena
a scrap of paper off the floor
the grocery list scribbled

3-5 Winter; Taro
early morning
the silver garden
first frost

3-6 Winter; Gillena
hot chocolate--
the jolly bobbing of
marshmallows

3-7 No season; Taro
white clouds
reflected on the Amazon;
distant howls

3-8 No season; Gillena
dogs at night breaking
the sequence of sleep

3-9 No season; Taro
strange footsteps
to the porch and back;
the dead father

3-10 No season; Gillena
walking past the cemetery
white washed head stones

3-11 Autumn moon; Taro
the brighter the moon
the more crystalline the singing
of the insects

3-12 Autumn; Gillena
a moth with folded wings sleeps
on the door through the long night

Reverse of the second leaf

4-1 Autumn; Taro
cold but thronged
the second-hand book market;
autumn is deep

4-2 No season; Gillena
in silence a library clerk
accepts the book returned

4-3 No season; Taro
lost in
the self-propagating labyrinth;
the robot

4-4 No season; Gillena
in and out and out again
dream scape travesties

4-5 Spring flower, Taro
under the blossoms
from a merry party to another;
a drunken vagabond

4-6 Closing stanza, spring; Gillena
A clown's wig completes
the carnival costume, yeah!!!

"Potted Pine Tree" - renku; between Gillena Cox, TT & Taro Kunugi, JP; first posted at Renku Cafe

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Best Regards


New Year image From…

on the hearth
the crackle of a Yule log--
Twelfth Night
 
sounds of sleigh bells in the snow
aroma of hot chocolate

the choir sings--
church bells ring in a new year,
Auld lang syne


Best Regards - a renhai 2009 between John Daleiden; USA and Gillena Cox; TT
Renhai Notes Click here


New Year image From…

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas Sequence 09-10

DAY 12 - TWELVE POINTS OF DOCTRINE IN THE APOSTLES CREED


Christmas presents image From…

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the twelfth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

midnight ushers in
Christmas day
beat of tassa drums
--gillena cox; TT
first posted on FaceBook Dec25th
~***~

a toddler rocks
her new dollhouse baby . . .
the empty manger
--Mary Davila
~***~

Christmas is
a time of miracles--
birth of Christ
first posted to words flow and stuff 24Dec 2009
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

three wise men find
the light of the world...
a lowly stable
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

twelve days
after Christmas the moon
still blooming
--Tikkis, Turku, Finland
~***~

traitor double agent
his work
faithfully foretold
+ posted as a comment
--comrade harps; AU
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the eleventh day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

snow capped Mt Fuji
arrives on a post card
a new year greeting
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

travellers in the night
in search of the Prince of peace...
star of Bethlehem
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the tenth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

joy and praise
to the king of love...
light of the world
--Keith Simmonds; TT

the furl of carnations
bunches of paper pinks
for a doll’s tea party
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the ninth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

season of Christmas --
friend greetings
after quite a while
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

a bright star
shining over a stable...
the Savior is born
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

walking the aisle
to a new life
the bride’s tears
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

gradations of red . . .
a sight of hope
for the New Year
--Gabi Greve; JP
~***~

longsuffering -
life is
too long
+ posted as a comment
--comrade harps; AU
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the eight day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

sleeping undisturbed
cardboard encircling
a homeless man
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

Icicles
at the window eave -
first sunrise
--Magdalena Dale; PL
~***~

the sun is rising anew
from the snow-covered horizon;
red-crown cranes dancing
--Taro Kunugi; JP
~***~

season of Christmas --
friend greetings
after quite a while
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

Happy New 2010
--Sakuon Nakamura; JP
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the seventh day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

sacred flesh
and the blood of –
vegetarians are the devil’s work
+ posted as a comment--comrade harps; AU
~***~

Christmas eve ~
church overflowing with
once-a-year christians
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

scent of incense
lingers in the chapel...
Christmas morning
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

choir practice
preparing wedding songs for
their celebration
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the sixth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

from the dust
in his own image--
a creature flawed
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

the breath of life—
in each creature great or small
a life force
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

year ending
the blue moon a bright moon
a flat grey sky
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

on a hot sunny day
rain showers--
season of Christmas
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

massive Christmas tree
lighting up the village:
carols everywhere
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

up and down
the Christmas tree
a glass angel
--Jacek Margolak; PL


♪ ♫•*¨*•on the fifth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

homes and gardens lit --
that magical feeling of
Christmas now abounds
--gillena cox; TT

falling from grace—
the begats, the garden…
the human struggle
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

a litany of faults—
teach us how to live
fruitful lives
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

forgetting this is winter
the green lace
of christmas ferns
---Cindy Tebo; USA
~***~

parang music
mingling with calypso ~
carnival fever
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

outlined in frost
the red leaves of autumn
have yet to fall
---Cindy Tebo; USA
~***~

a reader agrees -
too many books on the same subject
confuse
--Blogarian
+posted as a comment
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the fourth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

each word weighed -
memory and translation
paraphrases
+ posted as a comment
--Comrade Harps; AU


the followers,
Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John—
weaknesses revealed
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

listen—
hear their stories . . .
read their words . . .
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

words from Luke’s Gospel --
lights from the Christmas tree
and shards of sunlight
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

paranderos
belting out their songs:
birth of a king
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

The songs in our hearts tell us about peace!
Angelika Wienert; DE
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the third day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

trust in the word--
without doubt the sun will rise
and set each day
*
always a light
glowing through the darkness—
Hope
*
bearing gifts--
the moments that touch our hearts
with lasting love
*
cornerstones--
Faith, Hope, and Charity,
the foods of life
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

a grocery bag recycled--
lunch
is sent to a stranger
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

Santa comes to town...
starry-eyed children
tear open their gifts
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

her gift
again -
another
--Comrade Harps; AU
+ posted as a comment
~***~

while I
unravel the fairy lights
his shining
--Ralf Bröker; DE
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the second day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

the flight of doves—
ancient and new stories
generations tell
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

senior citizens
listening to parang music...
ham pastel and rum
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

stories of wonder,
something old and something new—
the songs of life
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

invited to a Boxing Day bbq
she feigns
a migraine
--Comrade Harps; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

roar of motorbikes --
Santas dip into their BIG
yellow plastic bags
--gillena Cox; TT
~***~

A day after Christmas --
Santa Claus
unemployed
--Juhani Tikkanen, Finland;
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the first day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

blush of ponsettia
wishing you a
Merry Christmas
--gillena cox; TT
this haiku was first published on my 2009 haiku picture post cards~***~

Circling Evergreens
Christmas day echoes
Carols of God
--Lorraine Renaud; CA
+ posted as a comment
~***~

true love—
the enfolding embrace
of man, earth, and air
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

mistletoe
upon every door...
love in the air
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

children laughing,
their stockings overflowing--
an empty saucer
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

Christmas morning
the cat plays
in the cardboard box
--Michael Baribeau; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

unravelling
fairy lights with my son
roast goose's smell
--Ralf Bröker; DE
+ posted as a comment
~***~

breakfast
and all day
lunch
--Comrade Harps; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

Christmas morning...
children rushing under
the Christmas tree
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

Partridge peers around
A light snow covers the ground
No pears on the tree
--Quentin Clingerman; USA
~***~

Awaking on Christmas
Remember why He came here
Celebrate His birth
--Michelle Rose; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

Thanks for making this celebration a success
--gillena cox; coordinator - The Twelve Days of Christmas at Lunch Break

Poets were asked to email before hand or post their haiku gifts here as comments
Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without permission


Religious Symbolism of and music for the Christmas carrol - The Twelve Days of Christmas


Nativity image From…

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Monday, January 04, 2010

The 12 Days Of Christmas 2009-2010

ELEVEN FAITHFUL APOSTLES



!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the eleventh day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

snow capped Mt Fuji
arrives on a post card
a new year greeting
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

travellers in the night
in search of the Prince of peace...
star of Bethlehem
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without their permission
Remember to read also those shared as COMMENTS

Religious Symbolism of and music for the Christmas carrol - The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

The 12 Days Of Christmas 2009-2010

TEN COMMANDEMENTS


!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the tenth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

joy and praise
to the king of love...
light of the world
--Keith Simmonds; TT

the furl of carnations
bunches of paper pinks
for a doll’s tea party
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without their permission
Remember to read also those shared as COMMENTS

Religious Symbolism of and music for the Christmas carrol - The Twelve Days of Christmas

Saturday, January 02, 2010

The 12 Days Of Christmas 2009-2010

!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

NINE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT



♪ ♫•*¨*•on the ninth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

season of Christmas --
friend greetings
after quite a while
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

a bright star
shining over a stable...
the Savior is born
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

walking the aisle
to a new life
the bride’s tears
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

gradations of red . . .
a sight of hope
for the New Year

--Gabi Greve; JP
~***~

Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without their permission
Remember to read also those shared as COMMENTS

Religious Symbolism of and music for the Christmas carrol - The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Friday, January 01, 2010

The 12 Days Of Christmas 2009-2010

EIGHT BEATITUDES



!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the eight day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

sleeping undisturbed
cardboard encircling
a homeless man
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

Icicles
at the window eave -
first sunrise
--Magdalena Dale; PL
~***~

the sun is rising anew
from the snow-covered horizon;
red-crown cranes dancing

In my Japan, cranes, are a symbol of the New Year, are regarded very auspicious birds that are said to live for one thousand years. Red-crowned cranes CLICK HERE
--Taro Kunugi; JP
~***~


--Sakuon Nakamura; JP
~***~

Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without their permission
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Religious Symbolism of and music for the Christmas carrol - The Twelve Days of Christmas

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