Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chacachacare Saturday 5





folks keep saying to me "you tell us about more photos but we cant find them"; so here's what i have edited and named all associated photos 'Chacachacare Saturday', for easy reach

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Holiday 2011


Happy Holiday 2011

send an e greeting

revisit Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day 2010


This day should be a time of deep reflection for the Spiritual Baptist/Shouter community, which needs no invitation to do so, but also for the wider national community, regardless of religious beliefs or even in the absence of religious beliefs. I say this because the fundamental theme that undergirds this celebration is freedom, in this case freedom of religion.[His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago] read more here...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chacachacare Saturday 4




folks keep saying to me "you tell us about more photos but we cant find them"; so here's what i have edited and named all associated photos 'Chacachacare Saturday', for easy reach

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Red Dragonfly


original image is from...

Saturday just gone, my niece Candace invited me to do a water aerobics class with her; it was great exercise and great fun

water aerobics-
the red dragonfly
flitting past
--gillena cox 2011

We say "batty mamselle" instead of dragonfly, in our day to day conversations here in Trinidad and Tobago.
This beautiful little creature is immotalized in the sphere of calypso by one of our calypso masters The Lord Kitchener. Listen to Kitchener's - calypso Batty Mamselle; Hear also Batty Mamselle played as a steel pan duo by Gary Gibson on tenor pan, Miho Takekawa on double seconds

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Is There


internet photo from

is there any balsam?
praying hands resonate
faith and healing
--gillena cox 2011

is there no balm in Gilead? Jeremiah 8:22

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Chacachacare Saturday 3






folks keep saying to me "you tell us about more photos but we cant find them"; so here's what i have edited and named all associated photos 'Chacachacare Saturday', for easy reach

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Super Moon



... On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super "perigee moon"--the biggest in almost 20 years...

Liz Taylor 1932-2011

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chacachacare Saturday 2

Seeking Jigsaw PuzzleSeeking Jigsaw Puzzle

Tomorrow, Wednesday, i'm taking my computer in for servicing; meantime, enjoy the jigsaw puzzle; much love...

there are others HERE



folks keep saying to me "you tell us about more photos but we cant find them"; so here's what i have edited and named all associated photos 'Chacachacare Saturday', for easy reach

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Hope



photos taken at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church in Penal, yesterday Sunday March 20, 2011


Penal plays a major role in the energy supply of Trinidad and Tobago, originally a rice and cocoa producing area; Penal (originally Peñeraal of a Spanish origin), it lies south of San Fernando and Debe, and north of Siparia, in south Trinidad.
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Japan one week after the tsunami Japanese smiles are gradually returning

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Chacachacare Saturday


we assembly at the dock to await our pirogue

the rain
left
in yesterday



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from a blue bag
orange life jackets

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sea spray splashing
the tour guide's
pointing finger



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The book club (NALIS St James Book Club) having read Prospero's Daughter we cross the Gulf of Paria to visit the island of Chacachacare which the author Elizabeth Nunez used as the setting for her novel

absence of a breeze
the heat
on another island


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sea crossing
head of a baby turtle
surfaces

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floating dock
our feet on the island
of Trinidad once more


all haiku and photos -- © gillena cox 2011

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...Nunez's novel, set in the early 1960's on Chacachacare, a tiny island and former leper colony off the northwest coast of Trinidad, takes off from the most disconcerting moment in Shakespeare's play...Nunez, who is a master at pacing and plotting, explores the motivations behind Caliban's outburst, hatching an entirely new story that is inspired by Shakespeare, but not beholden to him.
read a review here



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...originally named El Caracol (the Snail) by Christopher Columbus because of its shape, on 12th August 1498; at various times in its history, Chacachacare has served as a cotton plantation, a whaling station and a leper colony. Today Chacachacare remains uninhabited except for staff maintaining a Lighthouse on the island. It is also regularly used for day visits and camping
read more here

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Sustenance

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day 2011


...Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity...

AND SO A Happy St Patrick's Day 2011 MUCH LOVE...


May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.
--More St Patrick's Day Irish Blessings here

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Morning Rain

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dove



were i of mighty hand
this bird i would fly to Japan
--gillena cox

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cut Grass

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Morning Star

Saturday, March 12, 2011

But Somewhere



Japan and other affected areas my thoughts and prayers are with you

morning blue sky but-
some where the earth
is still shaking
--gillena cox


Link to earthquakes/Japan at Gabi's database

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Cerulean

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Rain

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ash Wednesday Haiku Garland


It's Ash Wednesday; here's wishing all a Happy Holy Lenten Season


revisit Ash Wednesday 2010


Ash Wednesday haiku garland 2011: Omnipotence

it was His gift
they reciprocated
in that manger

everlasting love
this affair started even
before i was born

joyful joyful i
approach another season
of Lent

it was He who ~
covered me in His precious blood and
stumped the intruders

Omnipotent
He reigns on High yesterday
now and forever

prayer warriors
our profession we should
not take slightly

sunset to sunrise
this Christ Jesus what a friend
He is to us
--poem and image, gillena cox 2011


'Omnipotence' also posted to Wordchimes

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Women's Day 1911-2011


HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY Today, March 8th, marks the centenary of International Women's day


Women's day
the barest of costumes in
the Carnival parade
--haiku and photos gillena cox 2011


revisit Carnival Tuesday 2010


HAPPY CARNIVAL
MORE 2011 CARNIVAL TUESDAY PHOTOS







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Monday, March 07, 2011

Jouvert 2011


Jouvert, Western Main Road St James Trinidad;

revisit Jouvert 2010

and see also chocolate Jouvert

jouvert~
frenzy of revellers
coolness of morning
-- all photos and haiku gillena cox(2011)

LISTEN TO ah Trini by Calypsonian Benji (2011)

MORE 2011 PHOTOS ...













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