Saturday, November 30, 2013

1335


The passing year --
irritating things
are also flowing water.

--Chiyo-ni(1701-1775)

facing rain-greened mountains
Advent on the heels of today

--gillena cox


Its Renku Saturday #46, revisit Renku Saturday #45 Comment a verse to the haiku dialogue if you wish; i'll edit, and pin it upfront


Linked today to Pink Saturday



25 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

Opps!I didnt post for a few days (23rd,24th,26th.&27th) and messed up the count, so i had to edit and go back a few to that post lag and correct the count; my apologies; but we are back on track

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Friday, November 29, 2013

1334


Linking today to
Haiku My Heart Friday at Recuerda Mi Corazon
AND also to Paint Party Friday Week 38 Year3


Today is 'Saint Nicholas Day' celebrating the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century bishop best known today as the real-life model for Santa Claus. The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derive from these legends. Santa Claus is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas.Traditionally it is also the day when Catholic churches would bless and distribute candy canes

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a sweet taste of love
the smiles of children rebound
all around the world

--gillena cox

Revisit Eager Smiles 2007


26 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

1333


connecting
to the source of creation
thankfulness

the day basks in goodness
for so it was firstly made

Christmas music
there's joy in the waiting
again this year

recurring dawn birds yet
sometimes a new thrill

yellow ixoras
where bees breakfast
undisturbed

raindrops sparkle for dew
now no longer glistens

umbrella opened
rain pellets drum their song...
early morning walk

the green of the mountains
like the answer to a prayer

the young man
at the fast food outlet...
his smile

ripened avocado
no need for butter

nightfall
scent of the moon
out of reach

only the twinkle of stars
catch the fantasy of dreams

--gillena cox


Linking today to Haiku Heights: prompt #310 'Thanks' AND Poetry Jam: 'Gratitude Lists'


27 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Monday, November 25, 2013

1332


[The nativity scene by artist Gino Rigucci is from google.com]

it was a dark night
when a star appeared brighter
than her virgin bliss

--gillena cox

Linking today to 'Mornings With Mary' at Recuerda Mi Corazon


30 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Friday, November 22, 2013

1331


sheets of waves cover
asleep sea, lighthouse rotates
sparkling lullabies

--(c) The Inner Zone

the market women have gone
quiet now the shroud of night

--gillena cox


Linking today to Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge, The Inner Zone's "sheets of waves cover" See more responses to the Tan Renga HERE

sheets of waves cover
asleep sea, lighthouse rotates
sparkling lullabies
the market woman have gone
quiet now the shroud of night

Linking also to Haiku My Heart Friday at Recuerda Mi Corazon

AND Linking also to Paint Party Friday: 37.3


33 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS




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Thursday, November 21, 2013

1330


in contemplation
receiving the morning...
forehead banded
--gillena cox

Linking today to Thursday Challenge: "ATTRACTIVE" (Cloths, Hair Styles, Flowers,...)

also revisit "Zen"


34 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1329


Linking today to Carpe Diem''s Tan Renga Challenge: Wabisabi's "old beacon" See more responses to the Tan Renga HERE

old beacon
hailing all strangers -
mind the land

--(c) WabiSabi

island hoppers sea sprayed
the open-sided pirogue

--gillena cox


old beacon
hailing all strangers -
mind the land
island hoppers sea sprayed
the open-sided pirougue


35 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1328


image from google

Linking today to Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge: Carol's "'tickling ivories" See more responses to the Tan Renga HERE

tickling ivories
scintillating music sound
filling the inner soul

-- Carol

smoke of sweet incense rise
the altar girl's stilettos

--gillena cox



tickling ivories
scintillating music sound
filling the inner soul
smoke of sweet incense rise
the altar girl's stilettos



36 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Monday, November 18, 2013

1327


Linking today to Monday Mellow
Yellows
AND Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge: Joanne's "by the shallow pond" See more responses to the Tan Renga HERE

by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers

--(c) Joanne

ripples in circular motion
the shape of lotus leaves

--gillena cox


by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers
ripples in circular motion
the shape of lotus leaves


37 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

1326


Linking today to Sunday Whirl:Wordle #135 AND Sunday Scribblings:#395 'etc' AND Postcards From Paradise

MS TYPHOON
She opens her mouth, and out spews,
Puddles of anxiety, hype and mayhem.
The pain of a nation, she cradles in her arms.
Her ominous eyes flashing headlights of befuddlement.
Does she isolate winners from losers?
No! all are warped in her murky marsh.
In the peril of her razor sharp wrath.

a lanky child
totes a sibling with her tears...
Haiyan typhoon

some will guzzle whisky and
some spaces in their bellies

quoting the wisdom
of one race; people on
planet earth

silky cords the binding yet
gathering all predefined

--gillena cox

Sometimes on a Sunday we talk here about sadness too.
Sunday Smiles; only because we must keep faith through prayers and wishes for God's mercy for those suffering through The Phillipines devastation.
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Today is #85 in the series Sunday Savvy: the theme is SAD revisit Sunday Savvy #84 Do you have something sad you wish to chat about this Sunday? EMAIL me, COMMENT, or a leave the LINK at the blog hop below.




SUNDAY TAGS:
tag 1 Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 2 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 3 Magpie Tales
tag 4 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 5 Sunday Scribblings
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 7 Sunday In My City
tag 8 Silly Sunday
tag 9 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 10Poetry pantry

38 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

1325


loneliness
lies within the listener---
a cuckoo’s call

--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)

from the top of a branch
one kiskadee surveying

--gillena cox


Its Renku Saturday #45, revisit Renku Saturday #44 Comment a verse to the haiku dialogue if you wish; i'll edit, and pin it upfront



39 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Friday, November 15, 2013

1324


green banana leaves...
twinkling lights stripping days
to Christmas

--gillena cox

Linking today to Haiku My Heart Friday

AND PPF#36.3


40 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

1323


ghosts of the ancients
cast their towering shadows
on the holy ground

--Patricia

long after visitors leave
colourful furl of prayer flags

--gillena cox


ghosts of the ancients
cast their towering shadows
on the holy ground
long after visitors leave
colourful furl of prayer flags

Linking today to Carpe Diem: Patricia's "ghosts of the ancients'' See more responses to the Tan Renga HERE


41 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1322


this dark autumn night
the bright stars of milky way
cries of geese above

--Lothar (Rheumatologe)

into a vast pool of memory
bits and pieces of yesterdays

--gillena cox


this dark autumn night
the bright stars of milky way
cries of geese above
into a vast pool of memory
bits and pieces of yesterdays

Linking today to Carpe Diem: Lothar's (Rheumatologe) "this dark autumn night'; read other responses to the TAN RENGA HERE


42 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

1321


in the street
no one stops to talk...
flowers in the rain

--gillena cox

Linking today to Ruby Tuesday Too


43 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Monday, November 11, 2013

1320


lightness of raindrops
clinging...
allamandas

--gillena cox


Linking today to Monday Mellow Yellows


44 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

1319


first published at haigaonline issue No4

long night...
picking up a pencil to
poem my thoughts

--gillena cox

Linked today to Sunday Scribblings: 'poem'; you can also read other responses to the prompt - 'poem' HERE

Sunday is a good day to reminisce don't you think?

Sunday Smiles

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I've always loved this poem and song:

TREES

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
--Joyce Kilmer(1886-1918)


Today is #84 in the series Sunday Savvy; revisit Sunday Savvy #83 Do you have a 'reminscing' story to chat about EMAIL me, COMMENT, or a leave the LINK at the blog hop below.



SUNDAY TAGS:
tag 1 Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 2 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 3 Magpie Tales
tag 4 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 5 Sunday Whirl
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 7 Sunday In My City
tag 8 Silly Sunday
tag 9 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 10 Poetry pantry
tag 11 Post Cards From Paradise

45 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS


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Saturday, November 09, 2013

1318


Its Renku Saturday #44, revisit Renku Saturday #43
Comment a verse to the haiku dialogue if you wish, i'll edit, and pin it upfront

swatting mosquitoes...
tired hands accrue
angry tempers

thin legs of a boy kicking
discarded tins in the street

--gillena cox

Chasing dragon flies
Today what place is it
he has strayed off to?

--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)

around and around
burn away the will to bite
smoke swirls higher still

--somepinkflowers


First snow falling
through darkness

--Lorraine


reading in blanket
caressing the spot on wrist
mosquito sucked through

--howanxious



'switching from citronella candles to coils'
Linked today to 6WS



46 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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