Sunday, August 16, 2015

1724



I snap a photo, [Its Tuesday August 11, 2015] and post it to Facebook saying: I'm at the mall to meet my haiku pal Vaughn Seward from Canada, who came to Trinidad for the wedding of a relative, and, we would be meeting in person for the very first time.
So, i step on, and the escalator ascends, and, there he is.
We greet each other with a hug, then we go to the coffee shop where I meet his wife and cousin.



He buys me a vanilla chai, and we four, sit and chat awhile. Then, we split up. Janice and Heather decides to browse the mall, while Vaughn and myself move to a more comfortable sitting area to write our first ever 'face-to-face' Renhai

Chai Bar
on the coffee shop board -
list of tea flavors

© gillena cox



I ask Vaughn to start, so he gives me two options for the second Verse [thats where a Renhai starts, radiating outward, to verses 1 and 3]; I choose a phrase about ants... and the Rehnai has started


We sit, for about two to two and a half hours, we chat as we write, catching up, reminiscing on haiku-related online connections. We linger through our present Renhai. I give to Vaughn, a signed copy of my first haiku book 'Moments'



When Janice and Heather returns, we are just wrapping up. We decide to leave the Renhai untitled, and continue that part of it by e-mail some other time. But, we read the Renhai, and Heather does a phone video of our reading.
Bravo to 'Renhai team Vaughn and Gillena' We did it .

[FIRST DRAFT OF OUR MALL RENHAI]
cars on the freeway
begin to clump together -
speeding ambulance.../vs

ants on the coconut trunk.../vs
queues to bake and shark vendors.../gc

sandcastle builders -
laughter bursting forth covers
the sound of the waves
.../gc


Revisit
meeting Tye 2012
Returning - A 2011 Renhai
Sunday Lime 1



Welcome to Sunday Lime #46 Hope you liked my Renhai-meet sharing today; Sunday Smiles

SmileyCentral.com

How is your Sunday going? To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below







Poetry Pantry 265

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

45 Comments:

Blogger Blogoratti said...

Wow, that's impressive. Its always great to meet other bloggers, and writing together was a special touch. Thanks for sharing. Greetings and best wishes!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

I've enjoyed learning about your process! What a great way to spend an afternoon.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Blogoratti

Much love...

8:16 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in and linking up Diane

Much love...

8:17 AM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

What an interesting activity to collaborate on writing poetry. That sounds like an fun afternoon, though I probably could give good advice but never receive it!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Robin

much love...

8:58 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

How wonderful that you were able to meet a haiku friend & collaborate on a poem together. I enjoyed seeing the photos and reading about the process, as well as seeing the poem!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Must have felt so wonderful to collaborate on a poem together :D
Happy Sunday :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

9:31 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Sure was Sanaa , happy you dropped in

Much love...

10:15 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Mary

Much love...

10:16 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

what a wonderful read Gillena...so nice meeting a Haiku friend in person.....

10:34 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for dropping in Sumana

much love...

10:44 AM  
Blogger brudberg said...

Your joint poem is fueled by sense and sun.. It must be wonderful to meet in real life. So wonderful.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Nataša Dolenc said...

it's wonderful that you meet in person and it's great that you have someone you can collaborate with.

11:38 AM  
OpenID thotpurge said...

What fun to sit in a coffee shop and write poetry with someone.. !!!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Bjorn

much love...

1:03 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Nataša

much love...

1:04 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Surely Thotpurge

much love...

1:04 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

How wonderful to meet and collaborate with a like minded poet ~ Lovely verses, thanks for sharing ~

2:01 PM  
Blogger C.C. said...

Very cool to meet each other, I'm sure!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped.in Grace

Much love...

2:53 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in CC

Much love...

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Oh what a magical time to share with us and the Renhai is so fascinating!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

How cool, to meet another blogger poet in person and spend the visit writing! Love it!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

much love...

5:09 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Donna

much love...

5:10 PM  
Blogger totomai said...

awww. love the story i always enjoy meet ups. loved the first haiku and the rehnai is shaping up perfectly

6:45 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Totomai

Much love...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Truedessa said...

Very cool to get to meet a fellow blogger and one that you like to write with, sounds like you had a wonderful time.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

I love this so much Gillena, the sharing in it and the outcome is as lovely as you are, always xo

7:02 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Did too, Thanks for dropping in Trudessa

much love...

8:21 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lorraine

much love...

8:21 AM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

That's wonderful Gillena. Pretty obvious it was fun. Would you do the same thing for other bloggers should they drop-by Trinidad? It is far from home though!

Hank

9:35 AM  
OpenID not-a-happy-ending said...

Thanks for sharing your adventure, I envy you the opportunity to meet and write with online friends,

Elizabeth

9:38 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Oh do come for a visit Hank

Much love...

1:56 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Ah yes it was a lovely meeting Elizabeth

Much love...

1:57 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

And the new photo smile says it all; enjoy! Nifty_! _m

3:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Magyar

much love...

3:50 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

Well, I certainly enjoyed this post. What a cool bit of writing: you brought your readers right into such a warm, convivial, creative meeting of like-minded artists. Lovely!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Wendy

much love...

11:36 PM  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Gillena, what a wonderful and creative visit.
ZQ

3:12 PM  
Blogger G L Meisner said...

Liked the haiku. I will look into renhai more thanks for the introduction.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by RK

Much love...

6:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in GL

Much love...

6:13 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

interesting to read how you collaborated with another poet. I have done it a few times by e-mail, but I'm sure it is more enjoyable in person.

Adelaide

1:05 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home