Friday, May 31, 2013

1193


Back linking today toSunday Whirl Wordle #110 and Linking to Recuerda Mi Corazon

heart beats
asleep or awake
in God's care

on layers of birdsong
i awake to Friday

a beam of sunlight
high in the plumeria
a new nest

rosary beads connect
the mysteries of nature

a bird visitor
anchors my gaze
to bougainvillea

at close range those eyes
a golden ring of bird view

fertile rain clouds
the phrase of caladium's
broad leaf charm

shift of seasons yield
the current faces of color

--gillena cox

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

1192


...photo credit to International Monthly Kukai. My haiku placed 10th in the May 2013 International Kukai No. 14

Just saying....


a walk with silence . . .
under a shady olive
a stone elephant

--gillena cox

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

1191


trickling water...
light footed a grackle
alights on a rock

--gillena cox

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Monday, May 27, 2013

1190


coolness of evening...
yellow center of felled
plumeria

--gillena cox


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Sunday, May 26, 2013

1189


Sunday savvy...
blue - petaled watergrass
onset of the rains

--gillena cox


“A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.”—Chinese Proverb

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sunny morning
the drying out begins
before the next storm


We've had several days of rain and very cold temperature, more like March than the end of May.
-- Adelaide


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

1188

Saturday morning Jigsaw PuzzleSaturday morning Jigsaw Puzzle
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revisit Part 3 - mini series 'Poetry Picnic - Asa Wright Nature Center'


Saturday morning...
in the silence
sunlight emerging

--gillena cox


A monk sips morning tea,
it's quiet,
the chrysanthemum's flowering.

--Matsuo Basho (Translated by Robert Hass)


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Its Renku Saturday #38; revisit Renku Saturday #37

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1187

Forest Trek Jigsaw PuzzleForest Trek Jigsaw Puzzle

Thoughts and prayers for Oklahoma after the tornado;
wishes for the promise of paradise on planet earth


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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1185

Sunday, May 19, 2013

1184


red lipstick...
those Holy Spirit songs
Sunday savvy


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Saturday, May 18, 2013

1183



Its Renku Saturday 37#; revisit Renku Saturday #36


thrill of a bird...
daylight slips through
its ringing tones
--gillena cox


a fresh-made dewdrop
is cool too...
moon at the gate

--Issa, 1820


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1182



collected my computer from the service tech this morning; glad to be back online

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

1181


Mothers Day
a garland of wishes...
Sunday savvy


This is my first year as a grand mother; i am reposting (#1162 of April 16th, 2013) dedicating the haiga below, to my six months old grand baby Zuri, who loves my walking her and singing to her in my garden.

hot day...
reflected in scarlet furls
a smile

--gillena cox



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the wave from India
bathes the dress
the pink one

the music box
the aroma of lilac
an old chant

on the promenade
the florist is singing
selling the violets

--Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia


our love expressed
in a fragile bloom...
pink carnation

--Pat Geyer, USA





this day
of stories
...keeping her among us

--John McDonald, Scotland


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Friday, May 10, 2013

1180

cattail Jigsaw Puzzlecattail Jigsaw Puzzle

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

1179


rainforest spirits...
clearly your ardor for love
knows no bounds

--gillena cox


We all love a happily ever after story, be it myth or true life; well, we were surely entertained by the forest myth about a plant we now know as 'hot lips'. And the story goes... should a young man spontaneously and unprompted, touch his lips to the bright red bracts of the 'hot lips' he will in turn win the woman he desires.


Other attractions as we treks include; the herb garden; an enormous ant hill created by bachacs(leaf cutter ants); the monkey ladder - which starts on the ground and vines its way up into the trees, becoming woody as it matures, its is used to make very pricy furniture pieces; 'the wait awhile', an unassuming little palm - the underside of the leaf grabs and holds (we were given a demonstration of this), its can be dangerous to persons moving swiftly or even running through trail, it can grab and rip away bits of one's face, it is used in the construction of tapia houses; and, the wafts of sweet fragrance from the incense trees.
Only a slither of the wonders of our rainforest trek; just saying....














This is Part 5, end of - mini series 'Poetry Picnic - Asa Wright Nature Center'

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

1178


careful footsteps...
where once our ancestors
trod with such ease

--gillena cox


The trek into the forest with our guide Joel proved to be every bit interesting and informative; we step carefully, staying on the path, avoiding the the dense rooted areas of balisier and other heliconias, for there in the snakes lurk.



As luck would have it we were able to spot, humming birds, the white bearded manikin also refered to as the 'forest no good', responded to the guide's finger clicking and appeared low in the trees, looking like round balls of white cotton; the golden headed manikin also refered to as the 'forest Michael Jackson', (the male so dubbed for their courtship dance); the collared trogan, and we were enthralled into silence, to see the bearded bell bird after hearing his compelling resounding thunk thunk thunk sound. We even got a display of his fanning white tail feathers










A bit of the history informs, the original house built circa 1908 known as Spring Hill Estate was a privately owned cocoa, citrus, and coffee estate. Loaded with ephiphytes a tangerine tree, aged at more than 70 years still stands rooted



as this trail, wends its way,



we make 'a walk back in time' our footsteps trod portions of the formerly and originally first 'Arima Main Road'




This is Part 4 - mini series 'Poetry Picnic - Asa Wright Nature Center'
... ends tomorrow


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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

1177


red cat tails...
wandering through minutes
the drizzle

--gillena cox

















A break for lunch, from readings, allowed time to refresh and recharge.
Wandering around the compound to lush treats of flora, birds at the bird feeders, and lizards filled the break. As well, there was the pocket museum to visit. The view from the museum's veranda is nothing short of stunning

from here to there...
all the words a poet
strives to pen

--gillena cox





This is Part 3 - mini series 'Poetry Picnic - Asa Wright Nature Center'
... continues tomorrow

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