Sunday, March 31, 2013

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over scrambled eggs
a sprinkling of parsley
Sunday Savvy

--gillena cox

Easter to the christian mind is the joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ; blended into this world wide acnowledgement is the Egg tradition, and coloured boiled eggs provide delight to children as well as adults. How did egg find its way into Easter you may ask, well there are many cultures which believe "the world began as an enormous egg, thus the egg as a symbol of new life ..." read more here

sorry i veered away from tradition and had my eggs scrambled for breakfast Happy Easter 2013; orange lilies are blooming in my garden; revisit Easter Sunday 2012

Sunday Smiles

Today is #64 in the series Sunday Savvy What are you doing today, let me know... email me or post a COMMENT revisit Sunday Savvy 63

View my Easter Greeting Card to You Here

Bill says
together
on a rainy morning
sunny side up


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

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image from I Cant Believe It

travellers...
a freeze in time
of their plight

--gillena cox

The farmer's roadside
hedge provided lunch for
my tired horse

--Basho 1644 – 1694


Its Renku Saturday #34 , please join in revisit Renku Saturday #33

Trinidad and Tobago observes today, Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day Happy Holiday from Lunch Break revisit Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day 2012

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Friday, March 29, 2013

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image from google

under shroud of dawn
Good Friday processions
start a holy day

-- gillena cox

click to read a collection haiku of Caribbean Kigo Kukai #40 the kigo was 'shroud'

A Happy Holy Good Friday to all my Lunch Break visitors


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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night shadows...
a worm moon directs
my phrases

--gillena cox

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

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sprinkles of water
on fronds yellow and green...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox


Happy Palm Sunday revisit Palm Sunday 2012

Sunday Smiles

Today is #63 in the series Sunday Savvy What are you doing today, let me know... email me or post a COMMENT revisit Sunday Savvy 62

-- Doug says
soft rain
the sun paints this rainbow
a warm brush



Bill says
Mass in the morning
love in the afternoon
keeping it holy




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Saturday, March 23, 2013

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beckoning
Easter...
first lilies

--gillena cox

spring rain---
all things on earth
become beautiful

--Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)

spring rain . . .
walking home
the long way

-- Bill

Its Renku Saturday #33 revisit Renku Saturday #32

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

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white smoke
habemus papam...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox


First Sunday with our new pope
First non European Pope
First Latin American Pope
First pope born in Argentina
First Pope Francis
First Jesuit pope
First words of Pope Francis to the public "Dear brothers and sisters..."
First public prayer of Pope Francis "The Our Father..."
(as seen on CNN LIVE 13March 2013)


Happy St Patricks Day revisit St Patricks Day 2012

An Irish Prayer

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

St Patrick's Breastplate Hymn Listen


Sunday Smiles

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Its Renku Saturday 32; visit Renku Saturday 31

the leafless crepe jasmin
green tipped buds all over

--gillena cox

even for the tongue-tied
crow of the east...
spring's first dawn
-Issa, 1812

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Friday, March 15, 2013

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Paul Klee art "Twittering Machine (Die Zwitscher-Maschine)" from Wikipedia

twittering birds...
this morning's sunshine
theirs to delight

--gillena cox

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Yesterday morning, in lieu of my morning exercise, i just walked very lazily a few laps through my garden, only to enconter a most beautiful yellow swordtail; since i didn't have my phone in hand i could get a photo

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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image fromThe Globe And Mail

black smoke...
the colour of umbrellas
disappointment

--gillena cox


Yesterday, Tuesday March 12th 2013 ...

... the 115 scarlet-robed prelates chanted the Litany of Saints, the sounds of the Gregorian chant echoing through the soaring hall as, walking two-by-two, they implored the saints to guide their voting They then took an oath of secrecy, first collectively and then individually, as each placed his right hand on the gospel and intoned the words in Latin accented by their native languages...

...And today Wednesday March 13th 2013 they meet again to vote


PRAYER FOR THE ELECTION OF A NEW POPE
Lord God, You are our eternal shepherd and guide. Fill with your Spirit the Conclave which will elect a new Bishop of Rome, a new Pontiff for the Universal Church.In your mercy give us the joy of receiving a shepherd after your own heart who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.In this Year of Faith, give us a shepherd who will be able to fill our hearts and minds with the truth of your gospel. May he be to all your people an example of faith and goodness.We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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image from The Moon Age Calendar

new moon
expectations...
new pope

--gillena cox


Black smoke from a makeshift copper chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel will indicate that no candidate has been elected while white smoke will announce the election of the 266th Pope.


PRAYER FOR THE ELECTION OF A NEW POPE
Lord God, You are our eternal shepherd and guide.
Fill with your Spirit the Conclave which will elect a new Bishop of Rome, a new Pontiff for the Universal Church.
In your mercy give us the joy of receiving a shepherd after your own heart who will walk in your ways
and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.
In this Year of Faith, give us a shepherd who will be able to fill our hearts and minds with the truth of your gospel.
May he be to all your people an example of faith and goodness.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

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leaf smile image inset from Different Photos

a morning smile
to the lady taxi driver...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Friday was International Women's Day; and all over the world some semblance of special attention was focused on women in a collective way; this morning when i got into the taxi to go to church the driver was a woman and so today from Lunch Break to all women taxi drivers Sunday Smiles


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Bill says
Laetare Sunday
at the kiss of peace
I hug my wife


Lorraine says
no woman around
but a feline
I hug tightly
She struggles to be free
Like we did and won



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Friday, March 08, 2013

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photo from Divine Love Notes

hushed
morning births...
dewdrops

--gillena cox

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

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a Junichi Nakamura photo

evening...
the shadow of bird song
through
closed windows

--gillena cox

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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haiku written in response to NaHaiWriMo prompt for March 5th - breakfast

stirred into
the aroma of onions...
eggs

--gillena cox

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Peahen image from Jazz Place Radio

adding character
a clear morning skycape...
the clouds nonchalant

--gillena cox

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Monday, March 04, 2013

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

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third week of lent
repentant winds cool evening...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Today, Sunday, the catholic church is without a pope, since Benedict XVI vacated due to ill health. (God's speed and a happy retirement). The last abdication of a pope happened in 1415

Our Responsorial Psalm today is taken from Psalm 102; The Lord is compassion and love; slow to anger and rich in mercy


Sunday Smiles

Today i regrouped and reconnected,singing with my church choir, after Holy Mass we had breakfast at a member's house

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Lorraine says
I can only repent
In thoughts
I couldn't hurt anyone
or maybe I could
I repent


Bill says
between popes . . .
I find my place
in the missal



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Saturday, March 02, 2013

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Its Renku Saturday #31
revisit Renku Saturday #30

To tangle
or untangle the willow
it’s up to the wind
-- Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)
(trans. Donegan & Isibashi)


language of the breeze
wind chimes this morning

--gillena cox


breeze whispers
a long ago Love
Love that never hurt me

--Lorraine Renaud, CA

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Friday, March 01, 2013

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March--The Month of Mars
This month, originally the first in the year, is named after Mars, the God of War. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, the king and queen of the gods, and was generally represented in a shining suit of armour, with a plumed helmet on his head, a spear in one hand, and a shield in the other. His chariot was driven by the Goddess of War, Bellona, who also watched over his safety in battle; for the gods often took part in the battles which were constantly raging on the earth. During the great fight between the gods and the giants to decide who was to rule the world, Mars was captured by two of the giants, who bound him with iron chains and kept watch over him day and night. After over a year of captivity he was freed by the clever god Mercury, who succeeded in loosening the chains so silently that the giants heard no sound. Mars also took part in the Trojan War, when he was acttually wounded...

sounds of the morning...
sweeping brooms and chat
filling a silence

--gillena cox

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