Sunday, February 07, 2016

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Have a banana as the Chinese new year of the red monkey approaches (Feb 8) and we delve into our good and positive monkey selves.

The Chinese name of 2016 in the Chinese Horoscope calendar is Male Fire Monkey. Chinese apply Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) into the Chinese calendar. Male Fire is in the Fire group. The color of Fire is connected to Red. Monkey is the calendar character corresponding to Monkey. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. The Monkey is lively, likable and witty.

Meanwhile, here in T&T its Carnival Sunday. Monday and Tuesday are the days for adult masquerade bands through the streets. Wishes for a Happy and Safe Carnival 2016

days of carnival -
revelers peel to barely
shimmer and beads

carnival revels -
the appeal of sunshine
as masqueraders whine

the masquerade
throngs streets of eager watchers
young and old

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
Dancing feet 2010
Carnival Sunday 2015
Sunday Savvy #71
Sunday Lime 1


Sunday Smiles
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51 Comments:

Blogger Jae Rose said...

always good to have a banana!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Jae

much love...

9:34 AM  
Blogger AlexaT said...

A good year! and a delight is always fine...
Best regards!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Alexa

much love...

10:06 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Love your descriptions of the days of carnival! Enjoy the joyful celebration, Gillena.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

much love...

10:58 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

your words spill joy Gillena....really touched by the carnival spirit....

11:35 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I agree, this is such a joy filled write :D Enjoy the festivities Gillena :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

11:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sumana

Much love...

12:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

Much love...

12:07 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

The carnival must be very colorful. Enjoy!

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Love learning about this Monkey year. And that it is carnival...enjoy the celebration!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I am imagining those "peeled" revelers!

2:18 PM  
Blogger brudberg said...

The thoughts of having a carnival makes me warm inside...

2:39 PM  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

Thank you for the infomation about Chinese New Year. Wish we had a carnival here. But glad you do and that it inpires you to write such sweet poems.

4:41 PM  
Blogger joo said...

I like bananas and it's a beautiful photo these yellow bananas on the blue plate!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

Very enticing poem especially the "revelers peel to barely shimmer and beads" I was hoping for a picture of that. Drats!

5:32 PM  
Blogger James Toma said...

I love the concept of your poem here. And the word "Masquerade" takes me to scenes of mystique and seduction. hehe. thanks.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

Much love...

6:40 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Donna

Much love...

6:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Maggie

Much love...

6:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Bjorn

Much love...

6:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Myrna

Much love...

6:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Joo

Much love...

6:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Robin

Much love...

6:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in James

Much love...

6:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Okay Robin i added one more revisit link. Click on the Dancing Feet 2010

much love...

7:42 PM  
Blogger humbird said...

Love masquerade! me too observing the chinese red monkey New Year! have fun! ~ Great haiku!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Humbird

Much love...

8:29 PM  
Blogger Truedessa said...

Those monkeys need a banana or two to keep their spirit alive...

9:16 PM  
Blogger C.C. said...

"peel to barely shimmer and beads"---good thing you're in T&T and not somewhere there's a winter snowstorm!!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(✿◠‿◠) Thanks for dropping in Trudessa

much love...

3:58 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Yes i keep hearing about about this; Wow and its HOT HOT her, this is our Dry season until around June when the Rains start

Thanks for dropping in CC

much love...

4:01 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

Yellow bananas on blue plate - lovely color combination!
Have a great week!
Lea

7:47 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

Happy New Year! I'm a little late coming to the party. Everything about your post is full of color!

9:29 AM  
Blogger SmilingSally said...

Hi Gillena,

Well Happy New Year! You've taught me something: I never heard about a RED monkey.

Please come back and tell me what you think of my Super bowl post.

Thanks for playing today.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

9:36 AM  
Blogger LV said...

Your post is one of many that makes blogging so nice and informative.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

wow I've been eating bananas like there's no tomorrow I'm always in 'sink' with u my dear Gillena

11:32 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lea

much love...

3:04 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Diane

much love...

3:05 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Sally; surely, i will drop by again

much love...

3:06 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in LV

much love...

3:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(✿◠‿◠) Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

much love...

3:07 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love bananas - and carnivals - and your intricately woven sequence of verses.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Rosemary

Much love...

7:10 PM  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Happy Carnival! Happy New Year!
ZQ

8:46 PM  
Blogger Rajesh said...

I love banana.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Super Bowl Sunday
we share fifty-five years
but not football

Happy Carnival

Adelaide

10:40 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in ZQ

much love...

11:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Rajesh

much love...

11:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for sharing Adelaide

much love...

11:44 PM  

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