Sunday, May 31, 2015

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image from google dot com

coolness outside
good for story book readings -
a hazy moon

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hazy moon -
my grand daughter's
little pointing finger

© gillena cox 2015


Revisit
moon 2011
moon 2010
moon 2009



Goodbye Month of May. The rain teased us a little this week. It was nice to see damp soil once more. The Met Office declared the start of the Rainy Season here, but we are still far from torrents. Sunday Smiles
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How is your Sunday going? Today is #35 in the series 'Sunday Lime' To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below




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Saturday, May 30, 2015

1671

The Rainy Season is finally here




first rains -
the delight of plumbagos
dancing in the wind

© gillena cox



I am blog hopping today at


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Carpe Diem #745 moonrise



tsuki shiro ya hiza ni te o oku yoi no yado

moonrise
holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house

[hokku - basho; Tr. Jane Reichhold]

sitting on the back steps
cooling of darkening skies

whites of plumeria
shine through like night stars
in the garden

the birds have gone to roost
leaving behind a quiet twilight

my grand child speaks
in sentences; she likes
orange juice best

surely the kitchen door
should be repainted again

first rains -
the delight of plumbagos
dancing in the wind

an umbrella unfurls
to quickening footsteps

[2-8 - gillena cox]

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This is the renga our host - Chèvrefeuille shared with us

Hokku:

moonrise
holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house


on her wooden throne
grandmother makes me a new quilt

an open window
the sound of a chainsaw in consonance
with a woodpecker

the sweet perfume of young leaves
makes me dance and sing with joy

she smiles at me
love at first sight this is
25 years ago

eyes full of compassion
looking at the young leaves

blue irises bloom
the old pond becomes young again
a frog jumps in

she, the moon, reflects in the water
splash ... her face wrinkles

© Chèvrefeuille

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Friday, May 29, 2015

1670


sweetness of bird songs -
gifts of morning accepted
with a cup of tea

© gillena cox




My digitally inspired Tea art



Week 12 Year 5


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Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - tea


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i heart macro


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Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #87, Basho's "for the Star Festival"

for the Star Festival
even when hearts cannot meet
rainy-rapture (Basho)

after a while the clouds move
finally the lovers can meet each other (Chèvrefeuille)


for the Star Festival
even when hearts cannot meet
rainy-rapture / Basho
a smile for splashes of blue
plumbago flowers open /gillena


Revisit plumbago haiga 2010



for the Star Festival
even when hearts cannot meet
rainy-rapture
a smile for splashes of blue
plumbago flowers open

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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In 1947 Siewdass Sadhu a devote Hindu built a temple near the seaside on land owned by sugar cane company Tate and Lyle. He was persecuted for trespassing and fined £100 or 14 days in jail. The temple was demolished. He vowed to rebuild his temple on no man's land! He started working toward realizing his dream. His great fete was one of determination. He moved soil and land firstly by bucket and bicycle. After many years of difficult laboring, he managed a pathway 200m out into the gulf. It took him 25 years to build his temple.

In March 2012 i was fortunate enough to visit The temple with my Book Club

ripple of waves
pray flags play on the wind -
view of the temple

© gillena cox


I am blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem Special #743, From all directions

from all directions
blossoms blow into
waves of Lake Lute
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Lake Biwa is a very well known fresh water lake in the Northeastern region of Honshu (the Southern Island of Japan) and Basho has written a lot of haiku with Lake Biwa as theme. Here are a few examples:

open the lock
let the moon shine in -
Floating Temple

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full moon
reflecting her beauty in the water
of Lake Biwa
© Chèvrefeuille

Another one a baransu styled haiku:

moonlight reflects
spring breeze scatters her beauty
I bow and pray
© Chèvrefeuille

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1668



the front gate -
drawn to golden clouds
setting sun
© gillena cox






I am blog hopping today at

Carpe Diem Special #148, Kikaku's "above the sea"

...Kikaku has almost the same attraction to the beauty of nature as Basho had and he (Kikaku) has written wonderful haiku. Later in his life Kikaku fell in love with the city and his haiku changed dramatically, but were all beauties. Here are two haiku written by Kikaku to inspire you all.

this wooden gate
shuts me out for the night
winter moon
© Kikaku (Tr. Michael K. Bourdaghs)


finally home
I shut the gate of my garden
ah! the Honeysuckle
© Chèvrefeuille

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Monday, May 25, 2015

1667


bird songs on the wind -
did you hear that plumeria
fall to the ground

© gillena cox



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Carpe Diem #741 wrapped in a straw mat

...he riddle is probably one of the very oldest poetical techniques. It has been guessed that early spiritual knowledge was secretly preserved and passed along through riddles. Because poetry, as it is today, is the commercialization of religious prayers, incantations, and knowledge, it is no surprise that riddles still form a serious part of poetry's transmission of ideas.The 'trick' is to state the riddle in as puzzling terms as possible. What can one say that the reader cannot figure out the answer?


A fallen blossom
Returning to the bough, I thought --
But no, a butterfly.
© Moritake

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

1666


all weights and measures -
labels jostle attention
colours seek to please

glimpse of strawberries -
light bounces off clear plastic
from grocery store lanes
© gillena cox 2015



Happy Pentecost Sunday. Here, in Trinidad and Tobago, we buy Strawberries at the grocery stores, they are not grown in our clime.

Sunday Smiles

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How is your Sunday going? Today is #34 in the series 'Sunday Lime' To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below




Revisit
Sunday Lime 1
Pentecost 2014
Pentecost 2013


I am blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 253


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i heart macro #104


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Ruby Tuesdays Too

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

1665

one more from the Mahalia performance


standing ovation -
the buzz souvenir Tee shirts
at the front exit

© gillena cox




So thats it folks today wraps up my posting about Thursday night's performance of 'Mahalia' at the Little Carib Theatre, and again all i'm saying is WOW!!!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

1664


Went to a performance last night of 'Mahalia' at the Little Carib Theatre, all i can say is WOW!!!

joy spills
into the street -
a slice of moon

joy spills
into the street
a slice of moon
performers and patrons
chatting and laughing

performers and patrons
chatting and laughing

neatly folded
in stacks as per sizes
souvenir T shirts

in our hearts
she is folded
Mahalia
in stacks as per sizes
souvenir T shirts

© gillena cox


I bought a Tee shirt, luv Tee shirts



My digitally inspired Tee art




Week 11 Year 5


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Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - gospel

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

1663



warming morning sun -
new leaves open embracing
just identity

© gillena cox


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Thursday's Challenge "SPRING" (Fresh Leaves, Baby Animals, Warm Weather,...)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1662

cherry tree in my garden



tsk tsk this wind -
dried leaves hidden in
the strangest places

© gillena cox



I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too


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Our World Tuesday

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Monday, May 18, 2015

1661




a walk
outside my neighbour hood -
Barbados Pride flower

© gillena cox





I am blog hopping today at

Monday Mellow Yellows


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Carpe Diem #733 for a while


shi baraku wa taki ni komoru ya ge no haijime

for a while
secluded behind the waterfall
summer retreat begins

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

the sound of water
soothing – like meditating
behind the waterfall

(c) Chèvrefeuille

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

1660




taste of morning
sweet bird twitters mouth
fresh awakening

sensitized palates gourmet voices
of new thrills for awakening

bombarding grey light
now wisps in pinks and whites
enter in precision

dappled orchestra morning enters anon
© gillena cox 2015



still got cherries on my mind, climbed a ladder and picked some a few mornings ago


Sunday Smiles

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How is your Sunday going? Today is #33 in the series 'Sunday Lime' To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below




Revisit
Sunday Lime 1



I am blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 252



Oh and stepping back this Sunday morning; Remember this one



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