Sunday, August 23, 2015

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a roadside treat
easy breezy Sunday
and a brisk trade

the street vendors
cut with the greatest of skill
fresh green coconuts

coconuts
clumped together on a branch
water filled

refreshing drink -
truck-piled the empty nuts
fit for the dump
© gillena cox


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A good way to get the Sunday going is to drink a coconut water. Here in St James, the vendors along the Western Main Road will sell you a freshly cut nut and you can drink the water from the nut or with a straw. They also sell you bottled coconut water.

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45 Comments:

Blogger Mascha said...

Coconut water - so delicous and rare with us!
I like it since childhood, but only by Christmas we got one coconut every year)
Have a blessed new week

10:32 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Mascha

much love...

10:38 AM  
Blogger brudberg said...

Sounds so refreshing... I never had it, but I can understand that it is refreshing.

11:52 AM  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

mmm!delicious cool drink from the fresh fruit!
reminds me of familiar scenes over here. i don't know how those vendors cut those coconuts, turning the fruit on one hand and chopping away with a big blade on another. real skills. :)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I've never had it, but I love the coconut meat.

all the best and happy Sunday

Adelaide

12:29 PM  
Blogger James Toma said...

Yup. those coconuts that make up islands or the other way around. thanks for the memories. good lunch break image for any day here in DC.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Bjorn

Much love...

1:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Real skills. Happy you dropped in Cheong San

Much love...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Adelaide

Much love...

1:34 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in James

Much love...

1:34 PM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Nothing like a fresh coconut to cheer up your day :D
Beautifully executed :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

1:52 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in and linking up Sanaa

Much love...

1:55 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can feel the atmosphere of the market.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sherry

Much love...

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Now that would be amazing to drink the coconut water right from the coconut...love the image!

3:50 PM  
Blogger X said...

Personally a big fan of street vendors.
In NYC, down near Chinatown, the guys set up boxes
and slice samples with a big machette.

When I was in Miami a few weeks ago,
I got coconuts right off the tree - well what fell
from the tree after the storms.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a lovely tale you tell. I'm sure the coconuts are smiling! ;)

4:36 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh I would LOVE to have some of the fruit sold by those vendors!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Donna


Much love...

6:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in X

Much love...

6:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Maggie

Much love...

6:14 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Maggie

Much love...

6:15 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

I was interested to note that you called it coconut water, for I remember it being called coconut milk. I guess that is some government regulation because the coconut has no teats?
Over here you would have to have a licence to sell on the street unless it was in front of your own property.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

I like the scene you paint, Gillena, and would not mind a drink of that coconut water.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

Thanks for including the video, I enjoy the old Belafonte records and this tune and "Jump the Line" remind me of the times growing up when listened to the radio almost exclusively.

Your street vendor poems remind me of the times when a man drove his horse and cart down my grandmother's street selling vegetables. I'm feeling nostalgic today, I guess.

9:30 PM  
Blogger C.C. said...

Mmmm.....that sounds absolutely delicious :-)

9:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Coconut milk is what younger when you grate dried coconuts and extract the liquid. Coconut water looks like water and is contained in the green coconut

Glad you dropped in Robin

Much love...

12:43 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Gabriella

Much love...

12:44 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Diane

Much love...

12:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in CC

Much love...

12:45 AM  
Blogger Nataša Dolenc said...

very refreshing :)

3:19 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

Every refreshing words is as wonderful as the song, and so engaging, what a lovely post Gillena!

6:22 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

aw...i love coconut water...refreshing indeed...

6:55 AM  
Blogger G L Meisner said...

A great scene you've paimted for us.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

You take me there with words/image/song. Great!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Your words have made my mouth water...

11:20 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Natasa

Much love...

6:53 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Lorraine

Much love...

6:54 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sumana

Much love...

6:54 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks .GL

Much love...

6:55 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Susan

Much love...

6:56 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Magaly

Much love...

6:56 PM  
Blogger Loco mente said...

Vivid!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Satyr

Much love...

2:30 PM  
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