Sunday, September 27, 2015

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Trending September Day 27

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

the old mango tree
holding patches of sky
all day long

just for a while this sunset
golden like the burning bush

who knows me better
than i know myself -
dark chocolate squares

contemplating gratefulness
Republic Day holiday

Friday market -
a bouquet of fresh green herbs
delights the senses

enjoying parang music
counting days to Christmas

little nuances -
eighty eight days to Christmas
and the lists
© gillena cox

This is what we Trinis call 'Las Lap'. This is DAY TWENTY SEVEN of Trending September a haiku sequence. During this September sequence i have not been linking to prompts at other sites.
Click on September 2015, from the side menu, to see all of this September's haiga so far. And for earlier sequences click on the months mentioned

Twelve days of Christmas Dec 2014-Jan 15
Prompting at NaHaiWriMo August 2013
Spliced in July 2011
Cinderella Syndrome August 2010
The Umbrella sequence of July 2010.

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35 Comments:

Blogger brudberg said...

What a wonderful difference view from your tropical world, I feel moved to the smells and the noises of a Caribbean Sunday.. thank you for that Gilena.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

"the old mango tree
holding patches of sky
all day long"........this is so beautiful....

11:31 AM  
Blogger De said...

Ohhhhhh. So much incredible beauty here. I am quite literally held by this phrase:
"the old mango tree
holding patches of sky
all day long"

Breathtaking.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

So nice to visit your beautiful land through your poem. I can see the leafcutter ants, briskly going about their business.....smell the blossoms and the rain, feel the warmth. Lovely.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

You have captured the timelessness of life, both for man and creature. I love so many different images you have created, gillena, I could not mention them all. This poem felt like a renewal for me.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Blogoratti said...

Reads like a song, its vivid and tasteful in more ways than one. Greetings to you.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Bjorn

much love...

1:59 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sumana

much love...

2:00 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks De

much love...

2:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

much love...

2:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Kerry

much love...

2:02 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for your appreciation Blogoratti

much love...

2:03 PM  
Blogger Toni Spencer said...

This is just a treat! Those ants carrying leaves is a a delightful image. I so enjoyed the different a Caribbean difference can make in perspective. Spencer is Kanzensakura

2:57 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Toni for dropping by today

much love...

3:20 PM  
Blogger James Toma said...

Gillena, thank you so much for a positive and tropical Sunday experience. i can see everyone on your end going to church, cooking for Sunday brunch, or going out to a hot day...the very images of the islands!!! thanks for this...hehehe

3:20 PM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

enjoying parang music
counting days to Christmas

Ah yes.. one does feel excited at the prospects of the oncoming celebrations :D

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

What a wonderful poem you are building each phrase with such meaning...loved the end...it is not far off even if we want it to be.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh I would like to experience some of those Caribbean breezes and experience those scenes, but I won't be counting days to Christmas any time soon. Smiles.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation James

Much love...

5:46 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

Much love...

5:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sanaa

Much love...

5:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary. One hundred days to Christmas is very common practise here in T&T

Much love...

5:48 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

What a glorious walk with you in your world Gillena.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

I feel like I have visited your home town and it is lovely. Thank you for giving us such a luscious glimpse of your land.

7:49 PM  
OpenID thotpurge said...

Parang music.. now I definitely want to find out about it...

9:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks for dropping in Robin

much love...

7:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Myrna
much love...

7:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad i sparked your interest Thotpurge

much love...

7:42 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

88 days to Christmas is a sobering thought but as always there is joy and magic in your poem

8:52 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jae

Much love...

11:22 AM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

This is lovely.
"the old mango tree
holding patches of sky
all day long" - so evocative and moving ... an indelible haiku.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Wendy

much love...

7:56 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Again I enjoy a visit to your happy, colourful home!

8:58 AM  
Blogger humbird said...

I like your little fragments, such observation, and giving love to little things - so rewarding. Happy October!

4:25 PM  
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