Wednesday, July 30, 2014

1477


Zuri July 2014

the scene pauses -
my grandbaby (not yet 2)
swipes the screen




morning clearing/ the questionong tone of/an unknown bird//



A reading in ordinary time,
This poem doesn't need to rhyme;
However, if i make it,
I'll just call it a limerick;
Then clean, cook, chop some thyme

--gillena cox

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Revisit
and thyme
ordinary mouse
with the wind



i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "ordinary"



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Monday, July 28, 2014

1476



image from google dot com

awesome the rain
awesome the thunder
sometimes
a single raindrop images
for the deepest sorrow

--gillena cox


Revisit
Shiki
holding
entangled



I am blog hopping today at Carpe Diem #527 Shiki - "a departed soul"

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

1475


clipart from google dot com


eyelids which flutter
to sleep to dream of blossoms -
light curtains the dawn

--gillena cox



I am blog hopping today at Carpe Diem


the prompt is

shira ume ni akuru yo bakari to nari ni keri

the night almost past
through the white plum blossoms
a glimpse of dawn
--Yosa Buson

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1474


flip flops images from google dot com

SANDY FLIP FLOPS

A treasure, the sand between my toes;
Washed from my flip flops, with a length of hose;

Such fun days, pearled in sea shells on the beach,
And other such like ones, hoarded within my reach;

Rocks to climb, mountains steep to gaze,
while frangipani redden, beneath the sun rays;

I treasure such memories of youth.






sorting groceries
the crumple of plastic -
empty bags for trash

*

sorting groceries
the crumple of plastic -
empties now trash bags

--gillena cox


Revisit
pile up
garbage
taste of



i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "treasure/trash"


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1473


My grand daughter Zuri; July 2014

see? red ixoras
she dances in the sunshine
warming grandma's heart

--gillena cox



Revisit
renews
pretty
wind



I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

1472


image from google dot com

WALL

teabags infuse
some hot days and warm nights
penciling thoughts

~on the richter scale six point something~

deep in-breath
in response to a rumble
cracks in the walls

--gillena cox



Revisit
long night
shifting
aftermath



i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "Unexpected"



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1471



TEARS

tears from a wellspring
on a wet day when bud-like
caricature blooms

~memories come bubbling~

gushing to surface
fresh wounds scarred to close lifetimes
shared in short limits
--gillena cox



Revisit
after
ms typhoon
of a wound



I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too


And; 'the imaginary garden with real toads'- Sunday's Mini Challenge: Claribel Alegria. Using the line "memories come bubbling" from Rain
the imaginary garden with real toads

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Monday, July 14, 2014

1470


image from google dot com


FIREWORKS

reds greens oranges
colours at pointed fingers
on a festive night

fireworks boom inky sky
he is covered in cartons

unseen to slumber
the vagrant corner sleeper
whether day or night

--gillena cox



Revisit
best regards
bakery treats
nations dream



I am blog hopping today at Open Link Monday in the anniversary week at 'imaginary garden with real toads'
the imaginary garden with real toads

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

1469


this was the mood out on the Western Main Road St James, Trinidad 2006, after our team 'Soca Warriors' qualified to go to Germay

Today i'm thinking 'Soca Warriors', 'settlement', and 'YEAH!!!'

Mostly everyone, if not everyone, is looking at World Cup 2014 this July. Which makes for an eclectic mix of tears, hugs, waves, colours, hurts and joys. Here in T&T there's joy in the camp of our Soca Warriors, who are in the news, not as players, but as receivers. Happily so; the long outstanding monetary payment owed to them, has been settled.
And now looking forward, Yeah!!! Germany/Argentina today; may the best played team win.

Sunday savvy -
the coolness of dawn, i wait
first kiskadee's call




celebrating
the lightness of confetti
jumping for joy

--gillena cox





Revisit
return
celebrate
Affirmation 2


Sunday Smiles
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What's your 'something Sunday' Today is #111 in the series Sunday Savvy: revisit Sunday Savvy #110 To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and, since Sunday Savvy is now a meme, you can also enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below





I am also blog hopping today at

Inspired by the prompt party

Poetry Pantry #209


SSS2
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

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Friday, July 11, 2014

1468




TAKE 1
this pelting rain beads
its cadence on my roof
song of the morning


TAKE 2
the pelting rain
beading its cadence on my roof
song of this morning


TAKE 3
the pelting rain beads
its cadence on my roof
song of this morning


TAKE 4
this pelting rain beads
its cadence to my roof
song of morning light


TAKE 5
this pelting rain
beads its cadence on my roof
morning courses in


this pelting rain
beads its cadence on my roof -
morning courses in

-- gillena cox



Revisit
cadence
gentle rain
unfurling



I am blog hopping today at
Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart "'morning rain"



PP F: Week 18, Year 4

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

1467


images from google dot com


a bright moon
through the eye of a needle
this silence





eye of a needle
a double strand enters
knots dwell in her mind
she can cross stitch a village
with or without setting suns






She lived in the eye of a needle
Folks called her Ole Mrs Tweedle
There in her space
all day long she'd tat and lace
and ne'er did she tire that weedle

--gillena cox



Revisit
Wizard of Oz
day moon
the old house



i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "an impossible place"



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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

1466

Taking some time out


Enjoy my pink hibiscus puzzle; click to play the jigsaw puzzle online. When it loads you can change the number of pieces, as well as the style of cut pieces


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Sunday, July 06, 2014

1465


photo of my grand daughter Zuri, taken in April, she will be two in October.


Today i'm thinking: grand child, au gratin, and Brasilia. I'm always happy when she visits, she makes my day brighter.


she runs with the wind
rippling banana fronds -
Sunday savvy






SIMPLE GESTURE

ghosts of futures
image the blood of ragged -
rain drops in a drought

a candle struggles
with the flame of bush fires
on the hill sides

the caped crusader
blind sighted raises him arms -
a simple gesture

who will summon
the rain; a mission
beyond his measure

--gillena cox


revisit
grand baby
caught
mango leaf


Sunday Smiles
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What's your 'something Sunday' Today is #110 in the series Sunday Savvy: revisit Sunday Savvy #109 To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and, since Sunday Savvy is now a meme, you can also enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below





I am blog hopping today at
Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart "Zuri"



Poetry Pantry #207



Sunday Whirl - wordle#168



Edited to include Monday Mellow Yellows


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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

1464


image Peter Gertner - Crucifixion from google dot com


I thirst - is what was said by him
Mighty enough, waters to part
Holy though earthbound walking
Messianic mission ever fulfilled




rain drops remain the sickle moon 's thirst for wholeness again



thirsting awhile -
the liquid yearns of my soul
meanders




another hot day
my thirst surrendered -
froth of golden beer




There once was an aunt named Quin
Who drank till her antennas grew thin
Of honey so sweet
And curds so meek
Her thirst for a waistline so slim




IXORA
The ixora blooms drink to their delight,
From the wettness 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

['IXORA' - publication credit: page 9, Pink Crush; 2011 authorHOUSE]

--gillena cox

revisit
Scorching Hot
hot days
awakened



i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "thirst"

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