Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Trending September Day 13

no summers
just Caribbean breezes
no winters either

fallen blossoms
on the paved walk

leaf cutter ants
they have a mind of their own
carrying cuttings

some faithful ladies arrange
vases for their church altar

automatic doors -
the intimated welcome
to grocery shoppers

persistent honking of horns
Sunday cooking gas sellers

polling day
the longest lines
for stained fingers

delicious! watermelons
did i mention, the red team won

kiskadee
this bird singing out its name
kis ka ke ee ee

as if the night was too long
an earth tremor before dawn

fragments of peace -
one aeroplane flying high
two grackles low

in the cooling of evening
to sit on the back steps nice

caterpillars
the way they cling sun or rain
comfort of leaves

© gillena cox

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38 comments:

Mary said...

Lovely snapshots of snippets of life, Gillena! Happy Sunday.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

much love...

Diane Mayr said...

Will the butterflies be as pretty?

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is absolutely lovely Gillena :D

Magaly Guerrero said...

The first haiku in the sequence made me sigh deeply. Your poetry always makes me homesick... It makes me smile, too. ♥

Gillena Cox said...

from my research last time they showed up, i think they blossom into moths

thanks for dropping in Diane

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Magaly

much love...

Sumana Roy said...

love these slices of life...beautifully captivated...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Sumana

Much love...

brudberg said...

This sent the smell of the Caribean right into our arctic north.

Gillena Cox said...

Oh good, thanks for dropping in Bjorn

Much love...

SuyashJ said...

such a lovely fresh feeling to this

Susan said...

I remember finding those woolly caterpillars and how they curl into a ball and how the darker fur could predict a longer or shorter winter. Wonderful how this poem is emerging.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is very beautifully written - one of my favorites of yours.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Suyash

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Susan

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sherry

Much love...

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

What a beautiful poem to celebrate the way life glides by like the caterpillars on the leaves

Truedessa said...

Sounds like you enjoy nice weather year round. We are heading into cooler weather and I see the leaves are starting to change as the days grow shorter.

Old Egg said...

How easy it is to enjoy the world by using all our senses to drink it in. What a great read Gillena.

Wendy Bourke said...

Beautifully rendered little haiku vignettes of Caribbean moments.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Donna

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Ah yes, the weather has been kind to us

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Robin

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Gillena Cox said...

Absolutely Wendy

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Lorraine Renaud said...

wow I have never seen so many caterpillars before, love all you write your moments are so precious dear Gillena

Jae Rose said...

This made me think - how life is all about the small things - and how good that can be if we choose it to be

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I thoroughly enjoyed every one of these.

James Toma said...

Gillena, your poem here makes me think of my own island in the Pacific Ocean: American Samoa. Is it possible that all islands have the same type of activities and mentalities? lol, loved this. thanks.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lorraine

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Jae thanks for your appreciation

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Rosemary

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Gillena Cox said...

So glad you dropped by James

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G L Meisner said...

A beautiful piece. I am enjoying the sequence very much.

kaykuala said...

Simple things in life but so much to appreciate. A fulfillment of sorts for the poet's eye!

Hank!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks .GL

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Hank

Much love...