Sunday, August 31, 2014

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a red hibiscus
plucked from a wayside fence blooms...
thus just for a smile



those starched white shirts
once our grand mothers pressed...
flat irons relics



untimely black outs...
the whispered requests for
candles and matches

--gillena cox


Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago


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38 comments:

Diane Mayr said...

Happy Holiday, Gillena!

Brian Miller said...

love the flower plucked from the wayside...something that might be passed over usually...

and the memories the flat iron brings of our grands....

cool chain of verse....have a lovely day gilena

Mary said...

Sometimes a person can find such beauty along the wayside, if one only takes the time to look. And, ha, I remember when my mother used to starch shirts. Glad those times are behind us! Happy Sunday, Gillena.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Diane

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Brian

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Mary

much love...

Leovi said...

The flower photo is gorgeous! Wonderful red hibiscus!

Grace said...

That is a lovely smile ~ Enjoy your weekend ~

Sumana Roy said...

beautiful flowers, happy memories grace our lives..lovely write Gillena..Happy sunday :)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana

much love...

Björn Rudberg said...

I love them all. but when you reach for the matches.. that capture a moment of your life...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Bjorn

Much love...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Happy Independence Day, Gillena. I resonate with the grandmother, ironing. I still iron, in my turn!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful snippets of life captured--just lovely

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Audrey

Much love...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I adore wayside flowers!

My Shadow Shot

oldegg said...

On your Independence day it is good to recollect memories of the past.

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful Gillena!
I hope you are feeling much better today.

Mascha said...

What a beautiful picture and words!
Have a blessed new week :-)

Lorraine Renaud said...

I missed you my dear Gillena I'm back for however long that is....lol I have a new blog yes besides...google I don't know how long it'll last but after 4 posts, I hasnt been deleted so you can find always at google, and here:
woahtherecowboy.blogspot.com

I missed you Gillena, so much

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Maggie

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation OE

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Mascha

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you are back Lorraine, i missed all those beautiful photos; i will most certainly pop over at your new blog

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Judy, the swelling has gone down, i still have to keep the area dry and apply the antibiotic powder till the scars drop off on their own

much love...

G L Meisner said...

A well written poem.

James Toma said...

i would love to visit Trinidad and Tobago in the future. everything you mentioned made me flashback to the South Pacific for a few moments there. Well-written Gillena!!!

Jamztoma
jamztoma.blogspot.com

Janice Adcock said...

I have my husband's grandmother's flat iron displayed in my kitchen. Lovely hiakus.

Jules said...

I really like that third one...
I just picked up another oil lamp at a yard sail... just in case.

Though black outs are not frequent here.

Happy Independence Day Trinidad and
Tobago! :)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks .GL

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jamztoma

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jules, happy you stopped by

Much love..

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Janice

Much love...

Georgia Koch said...

A beautiful haiga and your haiku were thought provoking ... I especially enjoyed the last one ...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Georgia

much love...

Stormcat Poetry said...

I still wear starched shirts, whenever I go to court . . . maybe court is a relic too.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Stormcat

Much love...