Tuesday, August 27, 2013

1266


wildflowers...
purples whites, reds, all
nameless to me

a grand-baby
cradled in my arms...
soft glow of moonlight

cooing of pigeons...
all of morning
stirs to life

--gillena cox

27 #liberty,26 #love, 25 #life; haiku written for NaHaiWriMo; Michelle Harvey is the prompter for August

Linking Today to Texture Tuesday
AND Ruby Tuesday AND CARPE DIEM AND Wild Berries

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

1265


Linking today to Sunday Whirl Wordle #123



keep your fierce bitter winds
enough! cries out Sister Ocean


all the questions gusting through
pieces of sun-bleached beaches

----gillena cox


(An image from Google was used, to produce a greyscaled cropped train image for this post)

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

1264


Its Renku Saturday #42, add your verse if you wish, i'll edit and pin it upfront also revisit Renku Saturday #41

old friends...
smiles of remembrances
surface
--gillena cox


stars' meeting
which one
speaks first

--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)


late summer grasses . . .
how my old friend
has aged

-- Bill


wilderness twilight—
even tiny broken things
are murmuring truth

--Mystical Magical Teacher

Linked today to Six Word Saturday AND Recuerda Mi Corazon - Haiku My Heart

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

1263


Back linking today to Sunday Whirl Wordle #122


she dreamed of years nestled
in the space between degrees

paying tribute
a period if the heart may
and vision stay

persuaded to skip lightly
along her diamond rimmed floor
--gillena cox

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1262

bush tea Jigsaw Puzzlebush tea Jigsaw Puzzle
relates to 1259

enjoy the jigsaw puzzle; click to play online; than add your poem at comments, if you wish

Linking today to Wordless Wednesday - BlogShe

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1261


luring us to dance
sunshine
plays her tune
--gillena cox


Linking today to Ruby Tuesday AND Our World Tuesday

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Monday, August 19, 2013

1260


August nights...
already paranderos
vibe the dark

--gillena cox


#paranderos = parang singers; revisit other parang posts here or click on parang at Labels


Linking today to Recuerda Mi Corazon - Mornings With Mary

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

1259


rain at the windows
some one remembers winter...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Many Caribbean people will remember those days of our childhood, when we were (yuk!!!) forced into
drinking potions of well meaning cups of (foul tasting) bush tea for all kinds of disorders, most common of aliments, coughs, colds and fevers. Then we grew up and our travels around planet earth tooks us to various climes, traditions and samplings of cultures and we now encounter the stylish term of herbs. Or we start browsing the grocery counters for all kinds of (alternative medicines) in the form of attractively packaged 'herbal teas' - good anitoxidants, great stess relievers, etc etc and on reading the lables we muse, Oh yes my mum used to give us such and such to drink for such and such ailments.

Why am i talking bush tea and herbs this Sunday? Well, still fresh in my mind is yesterday's Book Club Mingle (a meeting of more than one of our Nalis book clubs) in celebration of our reading the series 'The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency' written by Alexander Mc Call Smith. We skyped the author (he in Edinburgh) and (we here in downtown Port of Spain) and chattered with him about his life his work his passion for writing. The main character in these books, Precious Ramotswe loves and is always drinking or offering to someone cups of red bush tea. Our day's session included a tour of The Nalis building, a session on African wrapping of clothing for head and body styles, a game which quizzed groups on the books in the series, time to intermingle chat and get to know persons from each book club, and a viewing in part of the HBO production of one of the books. How's your weekend going?

Sunday Smiles

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Linked today to tag 1 Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 2 Kaleidoscope Sunday
Linked today to tag 3 Sunday Scribblings
tag 4 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 5 Sunday Whirl
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 7 Sunday In My City
tag 8 Silly Sunday
tag 9 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 10 Magpie Tales
Linked today to tag 11 postcards from paradise

Today is #78 in the series Sunday Savvy; revisit Sunday Savvy #77 share your Sunday something email me post a COMMENT or post a URL

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

1258


Linking today to The Weekend In Black And White AND
Six Word Saturday AND Week End Reflections

pinwheel jasmines
morning twirled
in twitterings

--gillena cox

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Friday, August 16, 2013

1257


quiet sky...
the cloud wash of orange
morning draws

--gillena cox

Linking today to Orange You Glad Its Friday AND Sky Watch Friday AND Recuerda Mi Corazon Haiku My Heart Friday


End of my photo share taken Saturday August 10th, during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for Great Race August 24th 2013

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

1256

Great Race hype Jigsaw PuzzleGreat Race hype Jigsaw Puzzle

Enjoy the jigsaw puzzle click to play online

Linking today to Share The Joy Thursday


photo taken Saturday August 10th, during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for Great Race August 24th 2013

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1255


team support
winners all; the count down
to race day

--gillena cox

Linking today to Outdoor Wednesday



photo taken Saturday August 10th, during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for Great Race August 24th 2013

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

1254


touring the street
filtering of excitement...
wheeled boats
-- gillena cox

Linking today to Ruby Tuesday Too



photo taken Saturday August 10th, during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for The Great Race August 24th 2013

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Monday, August 12, 2013

1253



HYPE

stark sunlight
the concrete sidewalk hot with
incentive to win

The Great Race circle
of players and fans hitch
their boats for display

no time to wallow
in despair; pounding the beat
calypso music

scatter the strain
of waiting anxiety
illuminate fun

striking a chord of neighbourhood gaiety

--gillena cox


Linking today to The Sunday Whirl Wordle #121
AND to
Monday Mellow Yellow


photos taken Saturday August 10th, during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for Great Race August 24th 2013

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

1252


long after dawn birds
shifting patches of azure ...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

For many, Sunday is a day of reflection; after a busy working week, comes Sunday; many put aside time to go to church, others just to read the Sunday newspaper. A good day to gently swing in your hammock, those of us who have one, recline in a comfortable chair, plop down on a beach towel, etc etc etc. What's special about all of these, and similiar quiet Sunday activities? Such persons seem to, and may be chided for, doing nothing; but really, a deep contemplative action is taking place.

What are you reflective about this Sunday? for me its all that nice vibe out on the main road yesterday, during promotion for Great Race August 24th 2013. Revisit Great Race 2012 Website

Sunday Smiles

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Tag 1 One Single Expression
Linked today to 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
tag 9 Silly Sunday
tag 10 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 11 Magpie Tales

Today is #77 in the series Sunday Savvy; revisit Sunday Savvy #76 share your Sunday something email me post a COMMENT or post a URL

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

1251


photo taken today during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for August 24th Great Race

soaring palms...
expectations of winning
in every player

--gillena cox


Linking today to The Weekend In Black and White

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

1250


SALT AND GREEN GUAVAS

it all makes sense
my childhood landscape reviewed...
salt and green guavas

gravity dictates
head in clouds
feet in shoes

a quiet breath
sends a whispered prayer
shadow fades to light

daily bread...
plans already drawn
building the kingdom

threadbare clichés only wear one out

--gillena cox


(i created the image of 'green guavas' after seeing some, while out on an errand, weeks ago; and filed it. Since i was sharing my NaHaiWriMo prompts here during the month of August; i haven't written a wordle response in a while; today, i decided to get back to the wordles, after looking at this week's, i started doodling with the words, and realized i could use the 'green guavas' image to haiga, to introduce, and to title; so hope you enjoy SALT AND GREEN GUAVAS )



Linked today to Sunday Whirl Wordle #120

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

1249


hidden in dreams...
sunrise and
moonset

--gillena cox

revisit

Linking today to Ruby Tuesday Too

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Monday, August 05, 2013

1248


morning birds
closing the curtain on stars...
ave ave

--gillena cox



revisit October 15, 2011

Linking today to Recuerda Mi Corazon - Mornings With Mary

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Saturday, August 03, 2013

1247


shaping the night
shadows grasp the spaces...
where sunlight treaded

trees whisper to the lamp lights
ssh! a cat scampers stealthily

--gillena cox

The clouds come and go,
providing a rest for all
the moon viewers

--Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694)


Its Renku Saturday #41 ; revisit Renku Saturday #40

Linking today to
The Weekend In Black And White

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Friday, August 02, 2013

1246


when sometimes two hearts
beat as one; there are angels
not just cumulus

--gillena cox

Linking today to
Orange You Glad Its Friday Wk 49
Recuerda Mi Corazon - Haiku My Heart Friday

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

1245


diaspora ...
in Caribbean raindrops
new rhythms

-- gillena cox


Happy Emancipation Day 2013 Trinidad and Tobago
revisit earlier Emancipation Day posts

Linked today to Guest Heart Thursday 172


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