Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Monday, April 29, 2013

1171


Linking today to Sunday Whirl Wordle #106

Thin slices of rain, through transparent spectacles,
nothing uncommon, nothing rare, interludes a sun blast; harrowing the backs of farmers bent, Whose marrow capsules,
the genes of forefather's sweat, that sun, given to light days, will either nurture or parch the drought of split gardens. Borrow from the cumulus a hiding place of sojourn. Grubs wriggle through sodden earth, sieving a culture of dreams of becoming. That sun saw the umbrellas, blossoming a pedestrian march; and swore an oath just to shine, to be, to meander, through slivers of raindrops, sketching rainbows in puddles. My guess, your guess, of universal tomorrows etched.


who knows the name of
that bird flitting through ixoras
now yellow now red

-- gillena cox

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

1170


So much rain last night; i really didn't expect to wake up to a dry Sunday morning in which i could go to church; just saying

Sunday savvy...
April rain filling the night
my dreams washed away

--gillena cox

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tag 2 Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 3 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 4 Sunday Scribblings
tag 5 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 6 Sunday Whirl
tag 7 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 8 Sunday In My City

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

1169


Linking today to Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon and Haiku Heights


.小烏や巧者にすべる春の雨
ko-garasu ya kôsha ni suberu haru no ame

the little crow
slips so cleverly...
spring rain
--Issa

Its Renku Saturday #36 revisit Renku Saturday #35

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Friday, April 26, 2013

1168

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1167


Series Picture Post Cards #31
revisit Picture Post Cards #30

Linking today to Outdoor Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

1166



image from google

lipstick pencils...
the scribble of haiku notes
in a beaded purse

--gillena cox



115
Those lines that I before have writ do lie,
Even those that said I could not love you dearer,
Yet then my judgment knew no reason why,
My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer,
But reckoning time, whose millioned accidents
Creep in 'twixt vows, and change decrees of kings,
Tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharp'st intents,
Divert strong minds to the course of alt'ring things:
Alas why fearing of time's tyranny,
Might I not then say 'Now I love you best,'
When I was certain o'er incertainty,
Crowning the present, doubting of the rest?
Love is a babe, then might I not say so
To give full growth to that which still doth grow.
--William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
Its Shakespeare's birthday today


Linking today to Ruby Tuesday


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Monday, April 22, 2013

1165

Thursday, April 18, 2013

1164


A Clear Midnight
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
Night, sleep, and the stars.
--Walt Whitman, (1819 - 1892)


Welcome to A Poem In Your Pocket Celebration 2013 Thanks to all poets for your participation; revisit A Poem In Your Pocket 2012


purple kimonos
retreating between walls -
zen sunset

--Lavana Kray, Romania


forgotten
tulips on the back side
of your list

--Ralf Bröker, Germany


Ixora
The ixora blooms drink to their delight,
From the wetness in seasons of the rain;
Their little umbrella faces bereft of strain,
Resplendent in interludes of sunlight;
I linger a while to write, a tribute if i might,
To your now iterative state, and feign
Jealousy, to compliment your splendor again;
Radiant reds, oranges, and yellows bright,
A common place blooming, a beautiful sight;
No place in legendary courts to regain,
For never have you lost your plebeian reign;
A threadbare glory remains your right;
Seen here and there never out of sight;
Still my delight, beautiful ixora you remain

--gillena cox, (Pink Crush 2011 pg9)


higher and higher
mountain stream and I
weaker and weaker

--Gabriel Sawicki, Poland


sperm whale—
I am stranger speaking
in coda accent

--Ernesto P. Santiago / Philippines


flight of fancy
lifts my journey
through each day

china doll
closes her fan...
do you love me?

wings fan the air...
swallow
takes flight

dog days of summer
hot air air-conditioner cold...
ceiling fan revolution

--Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ USA


Taking a break
the sparrows' twitter
at the feeder

--Beate Conrad, GER/USA


daily walk...
always a tissue
in his pocket

--Diane Mayr, US


dwarf banana plant
she says my haiku
show promise
--William Kenney, US


Thanks: Beate, Bill, Diane, Ernesto, Gabriel, Lavana, Lorraine, Pat, Ralf for your contributions

The Linky Widget has been removed, one Link, inputted by Lorraine is now hyperlinked


Poems in this Poetry Day sequence are the copyright of the individual writers


Till next year
much love
gillena

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1163

to Maracas Jigsaw Puzzleto Maracas Jigsaw Puzzle
Click play and enjoy 'On the way to Maracas' Jigsaw Puzzle

Linking today to
Outdoor Wednesday

vendors ply their trade...
nostalgic sweets and snacks
road to the beach

gillena cox

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1162

Sunday, April 14, 2013

1161


Linking today to Sunday Whirl Wordle #104; and Sunday In My City


Sigh! another Sunday, another week has come and gone. How quickly the days unwind; January, February, March. Now, April The Bold, stands at the threshold; a victor's sword in hand. Gosh! rain showers drizzle, from billows of clouds, seated on skeptical mountain tops. Again! a palette of hues, yellows, golds, pinks; control the trodden paths. Low! as often as blossoms might, saturate the feet of ancients; slight breezes canvas, an Easter sight.

the ninth blossom...
who hears the poui felled
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

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Today is #66 in the series Sunday Savvy What's happening today, let me know... email me or post a COMMENT revisit Sunday Savvy 65


-- Adelaide says
a warm breeze
this new daffodil
fills a void



tag 1 One Single Expression
tag 2 Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 3 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 4 Sunday Scribblings
tag 5 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

1160



Renku Saturday #35; features an oldie, 2007 collaboration; revisit Renku Saturday #34

Linking today to Scenic Weekends


Nostalgia

long night- -
the soft click click click click
from my computer mouse /A


A tiny back cat
swats at the mouse /B


tree silhouettes
against an orange sky
eventide /A



In the morning
the fresh fall of leaves
loneliness surrounds /B


ixora leaves in dawn's light
the glitter of raindrops /A



Gentle Caribbean
his irises still haunting her
with the same colours /B



Nostalgia - a rengay
Rengay Form: 3.2.3.3.2.3
Poet A:Angelika Kolompar, Canada; Poet B: Gillena Cox, Trinidad and Tobago
Written via emails
Start date: Friday 12th October 2007
End date: Tuesday 23nd October 2007
photo - 'Waterfront' Port of Spain Trinidad 2009 - Gillena Cox


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

1158


Linking to Sunday Whirl Wordle #103



The Universe And Child's Play

island wide outage...
the technology of clouds
forming morning

smudges of stellar
overhead; urge the moon
into hiding

sunrays project
repeated mantras; odes
to daylight

ballooning
necks of chameleons
activate

inquisitive eyes...
a unity of childhood
and feline merge

sing of delicious
mudpies; even a potter
could not of clay spin

--gillena cox

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

1157


image from google

just saying...
On Easter Monday, Yanda (my daughter), took me to see 'Oz The Great And Powerful'; its a 2013 take of the old classic movie, 'The Wizard of Oz'; i remember taking Yanda, then a little bitty girl, to see 'The Wizard of Oz', so many years ago; remarkable turn around,

at the movies...
a touch of Broadway through
3D glasses

-- gillena cox

Linking today to
One Single Expression prompt 'Broadway'

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Monday, April 08, 2013

1156

Sunday, April 07, 2013

1155


an April wind
bellying window drapes...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox


April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years. April ends on the same day of the week as December every year.

Its the first Sunday of April 2013

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Today is #65 in the series Sunday Savvy What's happening today, let me know... email me or post a COMMENT revisit Sunday Savvy 64

Tag 1 One Single Expression
tag 2 Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 3 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 4 Sunday Scribblings
tag 5 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 6 Sunday Whirl
tag 7 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 8 Sunday In My City

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

1154


image from public domain (received in an email)

grocery shopping...
when will the homeless man
find his other shoe

--gillena cox

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

1153


Linking to Sunday Whirl Wordle #102

Early Retrospect

peak of dawn
twitterings
the staff of morning
heralds

early whistlers...
ixora berry
locks in a beak

the silence
of interludes...
a song grounded

awakening pit...
cloud puffs powders the face
of new day

a large moon...
the Easter vigil ended
petals in bouquets

exalt in alleluias...
for again the stone
is rolled away

as it is written...
love redeemmed a world
that was lost

and so
this calls
for celebration
lenten fast
past


--gillena cox

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

1152

Monday, April 01, 2013

1151


milk tea...
from lips of a rogue
smooth words

click sound a blank TV screen
sunlit yellow ixoras

--gillena cox

Linking today to Monday Mellow Yellow; NaHaiWriMo; Twitter; and Today's Flowers


Happy Easter Monday; view and enjoy The Lydians(T&T)Hallelujah Chorus

Don't be fooled, its April Fools Day

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