Sunday, August 02, 2015

1715


this photo, first published here at Lunch Break, Chacachacare Saturday March 19th 2011, when i recorded a visit of my book club to the island of Chacachacare, which was used for the setting of 'Prospero's Daughter' a novel written by Trinidadian Elizabeth Nunez.


Today's haiku written in response to the prompt at
Carpe Diem #787 Lighthouse of Alexandria (reprise)


...Gardner went to the lighthouse alone after that. Each time he returned exhausted, his eyes glassy, his limbs limp, his skin pale. He collapsed into his bed and slept for hours. Whenever a rainstorm threatened, he became agitated. Before the first drop fell,he was off again to the lighthouse his bag on his back, his cane in his hand. As irrational as it seemed to me then, I found myself thinking that it was he, not nature, that had caused that terrible storm that had brought him to us, he who had engineered it...[google search excerpt, from 'Prospero's Daughter]

sea spray -
far distant mountains cradle
an old lighthouse

framed for
a pirouge's view clouds
touching the mountains

lure of the mountains -
what secrets reside there
sentinel lighthouse

© gillena cox


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Carpe Diem #787 Lighthouse of Alexandria (reprise)

guidance
over the harbor
a lightflash
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44 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Ah, the mountains do lure a person, don't they? Who can ignore their call!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

reminds how mystical storms can feel - and the confusion of understanding if they are outside or inside

9:08 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

much love...

9:09 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jae

much love...

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

the aged lighthouse becomes a mysterious character....

9:17 AM  
Blogger Blogoratti said...

Lovely thoughts, really delightful read.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the closing lines.. left me in a dreamy daze :D

10:04 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Very atmospheric.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Sumana

much love...

10:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Blogoratti

much love...

10:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

much love...

10:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for dropping in Rosemary

much love...

10:25 AM  
Blogger AJAYA MAHALA said...

far deeper than history itself...

11:35 AM  
Blogger Sherri B. said...

This is so lovely and visual...I especially loved

far distant mountains cradle
an old lighthouse


Beautiful!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you for your appreciation Ajaya

much love...

12:11 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sheri

much love...

12:12 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can see those mountains! and the sentinel lighthouse.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Mark M. Redfearn said...

I like the image of the mountains cradling a lighthouse.

Beacon on the Shore

1:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Sherry

much love...

2:23 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for dropping in Mark

much love...

2:25 PM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

What a wonderful post Gillena. Your third haiku is a beauty, a gem ...

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Magical...'lure of the mountains -
what secrets reside there '

Mountains are a fabulous muse.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you Kristjaan

much love...

4:37 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Donna

much love...

4:38 PM  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Well done Gillena and a wonderful excerpt.
ZQ

5:17 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks RK

Much love...

7:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks RK

Much love...

7:50 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

This is wonderful: the excerpt and your piece that follows. "sea spray" - I thought was a perfect connector/intro for the two pieces.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

What a beautiful post Gillena. i love the excerpt. It made me want to read the book. Then your poems are all outstanding. Enjoyed this so much!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

When the elements are on the move particularly the wind and the clouds there is a stirring within us whether to hide or run and and join them. I must confess Like "Gardner" I often dare to walk with the wind and rain falling on my face. Excellent piece Gillena.

9:43 PM  
Blogger C.C. said...

I love that the mountains are cradling the lighthouse...that's a beautiful image.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Wendy

Much love...

4:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Myrna

Much love...

4:05 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Robin

Much love...

4:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks CC

Much love...

4:07 AM  
Blogger Panchali said...

What a challenge and how brilliantly you have risen to it!xoxo

10:01 AM  
Blogger G L Meisner said...

Three very nice stanzas.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Torie said...

Love the idea of mountains holding secrets :)

11:47 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

Stunning in all the ways of the Sea and the way that you ARe dear Gillena not posting but missing my favourite blogs x

7:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks Panchali

much love...

8:13 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for dropping in GL

much love...

8:14 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Torie

much love...

8:14 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Lorraine

much love...

8:15 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__And a painting, 'The Old Light House', can be reached from my blog list: click on -Verdit- if you have interest.
__Nifty post and haiku, Gillena. _m

12:14 PM  

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