Monday, February 28, 2011

Raindrops


raindrops pearl~
another flower opened
the jasmine bush

ah, but that was yesterday; today has started out sunny and bright

--photo and haibun; gillena cox





The story of Draobete in the Romanian Festival of Love tells of...
...a proud woman, teasing the month of March who then gets even by taking a few days from February. Other stories are of Dochia, sister of Dacian ruler Decebal, who runs away in the mountains to seek refuge from the Roman Emperor Trajan. She disguises herself as a shepherd, but looses her lambskin and freezes. She is then metamorphosed into a stream and her sheep are turned into flowers. Regardless of its origin, the myth of Dragobete speaks of pristine love, of nature’s rituals translated into people’s life, of new life cycles and of being reborn.



Bye Bye February thank you for my birthday on day eleven;
much love
gillena

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Evening Sun



the evening sun shines
the children dance
Sunday masquerade
--all photos and haiku gillena cox









revisit children masquerade 2010

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Windows

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ixora Buds

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aerial Sprayings




Dont forget to stop by Caribbean Kigo Kukai for results of Kukai #21

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Son's Birthday



HAPPY BIRTHDAY KHAMA

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Night Rain

Monday, February 21, 2011

Twilight

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Far Away

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Morning Sky

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quiet

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Somersaults

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hoarding Chocolates 14


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Welcome to the 'Hoarding Chocolates' finale and Happy St Valentines Day 2011

Our gift basket contains :



Lunch Break Feb 14th 2011 quote for today

Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate! [Sandra J. Dykes]

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cacao pods
food of the gods
on my lips
© 2011 Sandy Vrooman


An almond cluster
left in their valentines box --
she offers to him...
Vaughn
20110214


chocolate swoon:
kisses, roses, sweets and cake
heart shapes. heart shapes. heart…
Mary Angela
20110214


eating chocolate kisses
fingerprints
cover his back
--Pris
20110214


Chocolate has to be spicy just like other food. ;-)

vodka chilli cocktail
I become a corner
in the edge of a room
--Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit surreal haiku edition Vol. 13 No. 1 (2003)
20110214





I prefer it bittersweet and hot. But sometimes it has to be white chocolate.

In the cellar
the old wine-grower
opens a can
--Ralf
20110213





Chocolate for two
this Spring morning
swett taste
--Angelika Kolompar
20110212





another bite
another birthday~
chocolates
--gillena cox
20110211


sweetness from your smile
smooth chocolate words you send
to our hungry hearts
Dianne
20110211


Decadent as can be
Chocolate served
--Lorraine
20110211


mid-February
my chocolate truffle melts
with the snow
--Bette Norcross Wappner
20110211


on her pillow
a chocolate kiss
...nearly home
--Diane Mayr
20110211


your kiss
the last chocolate
in the box
--Melissa Allen
20110211




from the mouth of
so many grown ups "no sweets"
before dinner
--gillena cox
20110210





late sunrise
a gift of chocolates
yet unopened
--gillena cox
20110209





okay! I will succumb

after my oatmeal,
a chocolate muffin
and I won't count calories!
--Doris Kasson
20110208


ecstasy--
cherry blossoms, you
and chocolate
--John Daleiden; Phoenix, AZ
20110208





chocolate
flavor
grandson's mouth
--Sakuo
20110207





ice cream sundae
one scoop chocolate-
savannah breeze
--gillena cox
20110206




Jouvert, in Trinidad and Tobago, dawns the Carnival bachannal; when mud and mas are corollaries, and this has been so, seemingly forever. Then, early in the new millenium (2007), enter chocolate; the new jouvert icon


the jouvert band--
gyrating chocolate covered
humans
--gillena cox
20110205


busy cupid
a quiver full of arrows
chocolate kisses
--magyar
20110205





snowed in
warming up with cocoa
and extra cream

Hot chocolate, yummy, or as I have on my blog, hot cocoa. Growing up we didn't have these mixes that come with sugar, only unsweetened cocoa which my mother mixed with milk and added sugar to taste. For extra richness, a dollop of whipped cream on top.
--Adelaide
20110204





buds on the rose bush-
when we danced to the music of
Hot Chocolate
--gillena cox
20110203





For over 3000 years, Chocolate like gold, has had a universal appeal...

the telephone booth-
remember the coin return
and no connection
--gillena cox
20110202




My paternal grandmother, Veronica Mitchell (many years deceased), used to grind cocoa beans which she would shape into cocoa logs and balls, to be used for making hot chocolate. She sold them, along with herbs and spices in the old Chaguanas market

out in the street
the barking dog chasing after
passing cars
--gillena cox
20110201


Thank you to all participating writers for making 'Hoarding Chocolates' 2011 a huge success;
revisit St Valentines Day 2010
Poems remain the copyright of individual writers and should not be used without their permission; much love



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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hoarding Chocolates 13


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White chocolate contains cocoa butter, a product of the cocoa bean that is also used to produce chocolate. The cocoa butter, which does have a faint chocolate flavor is combined with milk, sugar and often other flavoring ingredients such as vanilla in order to create the creamy confection known as white chocolate

Sunday-
the type of day rife with
quotidian choices
--gillena cox


Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty [Lora Brody]





I prefer it bittersweet and hot. But sometimes it has to be white chocolate.

In the cellar
the old wine-grower
opens a can
--Ralf

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hoarding Chocolates 12


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"Ask them to bring us hot chocolate, Augustín, and let us sit down and converse like decent people," this officer of the Church proposed. And so they did...[Isabel Allende - Daughter of Fortune]

between pages
fifty six/fifty seven-
placing a book mark
--gillena cox


Historic Note‘Chocolate’, as a drink made with boiling milk, is a British recipe from the 1690′s. It came from adding milk when Sir Hans Sloane, (of ‘Sloane Square’ in London) on a trip to Jamaica in the 1690s found the drink was too bitter made with just water and so asked instead for it to be made with hot milk. He brought this recipe back to London where it rapidly spread.




Chocolate for two
this Spring morning
swett taste
--Angelika Kolompar

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Hoarding Chocolates 11


Today FEB 11th is my birthday, and i'm sending chocolate kisses to everyone; internet image is from

revisit my birthday 2010


another bite
another birthday~
chocolates
--gillena cox



this Rose greeting was sent to me from Jacek Margolak a Polish haiku pal; thank you Jacek, much love...





heartshape
this box of chocolates
a ruby
--magyar





Olga Neagu a Romanian haiku pal sent me this
birthday video Thank you Olga; much love






Beyond the fence
of a blackening forest
years
...hide me gently
under falling days

This tanka is from Patricia Lidia a Romanian haiku pal; Thank you Patricia; much love





sweetness from your smile
smooth chocolate words you send
to our hungry hearts
Dianne





Decadent as can be
Chocolate served
--Lorraine






Birthday haiga is from Gheorghe Postelnicu , a Romanian haiku pal; thank you Stops; much love...





This Beatles Birthday Song is from haiku pal Louis Osofsky from Quincy, California; thank you Louis, much love...




This Stevie Wonder Birthday Song is from haiku pal Magdalena Dale from Romania; thank you Magdalena, much love...





mid-February
my chocolate truffle melts
with the snow
--Bette Norcross Wappner





on her pillow
a chocolate kiss
...nearly home
--Diane Mayr





From haiku pal --Melissa Allen thank you Melissa, much love...

your kiss
the last chocolate
in the box





Thanks everyone for making my day special, much love...
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