Sunday, September 20, 2015

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David Moore 'Cricket Game' from google dot com


Trending September Day 20

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

in the torrent of raindrops
memories childhood paper boats


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near palm fronds wave to
distant verdant mountains

after many years
from opposite directions
to meet in the street

under large umbrellas
the doubles vendors

a can of beans -
the flip side of a label
to write a haiku

coin toss
the captain says
we play

the dare of youth to reason
game of cricket in the street

© gillena cox

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38 comments:

Sumana Roy said...

love the 'coin toss' portion that takes me to the exciting game of cricket...

Jae Rose said...

i love the scenic jumps in this piece...gives a real sense of place and emotion..it felt a little of in between times as the seasons and moods change

Mary said...

Your beautiful images invite me to the island. An autumn much different than our own. I can picture the playing of cricket in the streets, and I too remember those childhood paper boats!

R.K. Garon said...

Beautiful... as usual :-)
ZQ

Diane Mayr said...

I'm enjoying the overview of life on T & T.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sumana

Much love...

NataĊĦa Dolenc said...

so many different images and so much life in them.

Gillena Cox said...

Jae here in T&T our climatic seasons are Rainy and Dry. Outside of that there are seasons of culture and festivals. Like Carnival season. Christmas season. Season of lights etc. I'm so happy my sequence sparked your interest

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by ZQ

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Diane

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Natasa
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Mascha said...

Painterly moodful words, well said
Have a blessed new week

kaykuala said...

Nice to see the great words typical of the Autumn crowd

Hank

Anonymous said...

the flip side of a label
to write a haiku.. I so love this.. how spontaneous!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I especially like the little bird, singing out its name.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Mascha

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Hank

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks thotpurge

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

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Sanaa Rizvi said...

Your poem has me falling in love with September!! Happy Sunday Gillena :D

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sana'a

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Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I always so much enjoy your evocations of your home and the life around you.

Old Egg said...

What a beautiful word picture this was for your readers Gillena. I won't try to pick out a favorite verse because that walk through you eyes was perfect throughout.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Lovely scenes of life all about...if we take the time to notice it!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Rosemary

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Robin
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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Donna

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Myrna R. said...

Love these glimpses of island life and non-seasons. It sounds so ... alive. It was fun reading this, getting to know your setting.

totomai said...

this reminded me of my childhood years a lot.
the rain, the breeze, the paper boats wow. so much similarity from my home country

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Myrna

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Totomai

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Susan said...

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

fragments of peace -"

ANd then the whole read as fragments with this in the middle. Such a paradise! Such a waste of glory, of happy wins and stained fingers and flowers, arranged.

G L Meisner said...

Oh so close to the end and it just keeps getting better.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, you get haiku from labels too? ;)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Susan

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks GL

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Maggie

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