Saturday, May 30, 2015

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The Rainy Season is finally here




first rains -
the delight of plumbagos
dancing in the wind

© gillena cox



I am blog hopping today at


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Carpe Diem #745 moonrise



tsuki shiro ya hiza ni te o oku yoi no yado

moonrise
holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house

[hokku - basho; Tr. Jane Reichhold]

sitting on the back steps
cooling of darkening skies

whites of plumeria
shine through like night stars
in the garden

the birds have gone to roost
leaving behind a quiet twilight

my grand child speaks
in sentences; she likes
orange juice best

surely the kitchen door
should be repainted again

first rains -
the delight of plumbagos
dancing in the wind

an umbrella unfurls
to quickening footsteps

[2-8 - gillena cox]

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This is the renga our host - Chèvrefeuille shared with us

Hokku:

moonrise
holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house


on her wooden throne
grandmother makes me a new quilt

an open window
the sound of a chainsaw in consonance
with a woodpecker

the sweet perfume of young leaves
makes me dance and sing with joy

she smiles at me
love at first sight this is
25 years ago

eyes full of compassion
looking at the young leaves

blue irises bloom
the old pond becomes young again
a frog jumps in

she, the moon, reflects in the water
splash ... her face wrinkles

© Chèvrefeuille

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20 Comments:

Blogger Romi C said...

Do you like the rainy season?

1:36 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

yes i do, especially if im indoors
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

thanks for dropping in Romi

much love...

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Ron. said...

Our skies have finally (mostly) cleared...bring on the summer!

5:01 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Ron

Much love...

8:24 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Lovely writing. Thanks also for sharing the renga.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

All nice.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Rosemary

much love...

10:02 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Magyar

much love...

10:03 AM  
Blogger Middle Girl said...

Rain, so necessary
but could do without it
today.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

we have had such a hot dry spell, the rain, though little bits still is welcome

much love...

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Elaine - I used to be indecisive said...

I'm not happy when we have rain, but after a long, dry, hot season I can see that you would welcome it. :)

2:53 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Elaine

Much love...

8:40 PM  
Blogger blogoratti said...

Rain is life. Thanks for sharing that piece!

4:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in blogoratti

much love...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Mlissabeth said...

The rain probably makes it nice after all the hot sun. Those are beautiful flowers, too.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Beth

Much love...

6:46 PM  
Blogger Kathe W. said...

delightful and I love rain too!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Kathe

much love...

3:34 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

rainy season. . .
the children pray
for rain

How it is in many parts of the world, unfortunately.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

although the season has been officially declared by the Met office, we are only getting a spinkling

thanks for dropping in and sharing Bill


much love...

6:34 AM  

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