Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lunch Break - 5th Anniversary

fifth anniversary
at Lunch Break
we share a five star


morning chill
awakened by the tremors
of a shivering earth
--Devika Jyothi

Welcome to the fifth anniversary celebration of Lunch Break: a haiku/haiga dialogue...Started 18th January 2006; to revisit the 4th Anniversary Celebration click here...

"the poet of the haiku vanishes as to direct our attention toward what is beyond the ego...."
essay by Carlos Fleitas
'Haiku: lightning on a clear sky'

winter clouds -
leafless magnolias
trembling in the wind


ice needles -
a warmed up fly
pops in the window
--Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu

snow falling
across the parking lot
headlights flip on
--William KENNEY

lunch break -
I read
"Lunch Break"
--Andrzej Dembonczyk


child holding
a new kite in his hands --
warm seabreeze
--Juhani Tikkanen

somewhere between Christmas
and Valentine's Day-
happy birthday lunch break!

religious calendar
of the world three hierarchs
and the candlelight
Tatjana Debeljacki

already five years
of dedicated duty...
bon anniversaire

I certainly have enjoyed LunchBreak. Gillena's writing and artistic talents make it a special event each time. Congratulations Gillena. Best wishes

5th anversary / omedetou / keep going haiku way.


photo is courtesy the Library of Congress

Thanks to:-Andrzej Dembonczyk,PO; Cara Holman, US; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Devika Jyothi, IN; Diane Mayr, US; Gheorghe Postelnicu,RO; Juhani Tikkanen, FI; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Nakamura Sakuon, JP; Quentin Clingerman, US; Shanna Baldwin-Moore,(Hawaii)US; Tatjana Debeljacki,SB; William Kenney, US;

Poems remain copyright of the individual writers, and should not be used without their permission



Devika said...

Congrats Gillena....nice to be a part of it :)


Devika said...

Nice reading the sets here, as well,

and thanks for the links, specially by Carlos Fleitas...

I'll add one more here....

morning chill
awakened by the tremors
of a shivering earth

Early morning today an earthquake with 7.4 magnitude stirred Pakistan leaving tremors in Delhi as casualty as per morning news


Gillena Cox said...

Dev Thanks for being a part;

glad you are alright; earthquakes are so terrifying; i'll edit and post your verse upfront
stay safe HUGS

Devika said...

Thanks Gillena, :)


Lorraine said...

So much I love here you are extraordinay, and oh boy Dev, that was a treat

Bill said...

Many happy returns, dear Gillena.

Diane Mayr said...

Glad you shared your celebration with us!

Gillena Cox said...

Dev, Lorraine, Bill, Dianne, Thanks for making this celebration a success;

Dev hope you've settled after the morning tremors

much love...

Devika said...

yes, Gillena...thanks :)

in these months it's a common occurance, but not in the same magnitude as y'day,


Lorraine said...

Wow such a great group, I lved it all and yours always

Frieda said...

Happy Anniversary to you, Gillena,
I hope you'll keep on posting many more years :-)

Magyar said...

__Five, and two of those years I've been enjoying your work here, Gillena, I wish it were more; it will be.
__My best wishes, Gillena, for the next years! As always, Doug/

Gillena Cox said...

magyar, Frieda; thanks for your encouraging comments and appreciative gestures; much love...

Adelaide said...

Hi Gillena,

A bit late, but congratulations. I always enjoy your posts, even if I don't leave a comment.


Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Adelaide; much love...