Thursday, March 31, 2016

1875


[at extreme right, my granddaughter Zuri, photo - School Sports Event 20160326 - courtesy her mummy]

tiny bits of joy -
in a vast season where
Easter triumphs

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Easter joy 2015
Easter joy 2011
31st March 2013

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I am blog hopping today at
Thursday's Challenge "TINY" (Small things, Short, Children, Animals, Insects,...)


AND

Monday Mellow Yellows

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1874



they define morning
these birds
each
with its peculiar song



their joyful songs
baptist bells ring out -
nineteen ninety six

© gillena cox 2016

The shouter baptists, who professed their religious codes at street corners, were ridiculed scorned and harassed, until 1951 when the law stated it was Okay for them to freely practice their religious rites and much later, in 1996, Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day was declared a public holiday here


Today is Spiritual Shouter Baptist Day
in Trinidad and Tobago
Happy Holiday from Lunch Break

Revisit

Happy Holiday 2009
Happy Holiday 2011
Happy Holiday 2014


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Susan, prompting today, informs us: Because this is a Leap Year, March 30th is the 90th day of the year
Midweek Motif ~ Ninety / The Nineties

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

1873


[Pink Poui in bloom St James Trinidad 20160327]

wedge between
day to day, this special joy
of today

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Sunday Savvy #78
Easter 2015
Sunday Lime 1


HAPPY EASTER 2016


Sunday Smiles


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Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #78 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 295


And

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - Easter


AND

Mosaic Monday
Mosiac Monday #86

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

1872


parched dry those stones fit -
wilted desire spells drought
curled leaves sighing crunch

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
beausejour 2012
bush fire 2010
twists 2009



Written for Susan's prompt
mid week motif~ climate


Furthermore, Susan informs us: "Technically, climate is a set of weather statistics gathered over many years, a summary of tendencies in a region condensed from many spheres: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere."

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

1871


more blossoms
Good Friday fast approaches
Crown of Thorns

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Sunday Savvy #77
Folded Palms 2010
Sunday Lime 1


Sharing again my Crown of Thorns which blossomed this year for the first time, it was a gift from the lady plant seller where i buy plants. Today is Passion Sunday also called Palm Sunday - Holy Week begins. When we meet next Sunday it will be in Celebration of Easter


Sunday Smiles

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Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #77 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below





Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 294


And

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - passion


AND

Mosaic Monday
Mosiac Monday

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

1870


hot dry day -
waves of bougainvillea
a sunny greeting

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
bougainvillea 2013
hot days 2011
March 19th 2014


Blog hopping today at

hot dry windy March Saturday today

AND

Shadow Shot Sunday 2


AND

Ruby Tuesdays Too

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Friday, March 18, 2016

1869





slightest breezes -
weight of bougainvillea
falling in bird song
© gillena cox 2016




Revisit
Bougainvillea 2015
Bougainvillea 2013
Bougainvillea 2012

I'm blog hopping today at
Week2 Year 6

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

1868


receipts torn to shreds
groceries put on the shelf
a slight breeze ripples

© gillena cox 2016

I am blog hopping today at
Thursday's Challenge "EMPTY" (Vacant, Abandoned, Hollow, Empty Container/Chair/House,...)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

1867

[photo view of a yellow Poui in bloom, Long Circular Road, Port of Spain Trinidad; 20160315]

yellow poui blooms -
in resolve of bones interred
hope of saints to rise

© gillena cox 2016



“We need saints without cassocks, without veils - we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends (...) We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theatre. We need saints that are open, sociable, normal, happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane.
We need saints.”
― Pope Francis


A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL TOMORROW [image courtesy Poet's United


Written for Susan's prompt
Midweek Motif ~ Saint / Saintliness

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

1866


lazy Sunday breeze -
sunny centers of eggs boiled
toast a brand new week

© gillena cox 2016



Revisit
Sunday Savvy #76
eggs 2014
Sunday Lime 1


Sunday Smiles

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Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #76 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below





Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 293


And

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - 'toast'


AND
Carpe Diem #937


kite mo miyo jiube ga haori hana goromo

put it on to try
in-vest yourself
in a flowered robe
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) And this is what she tells about the background of this haiku:The "jiube ga haori" is a padded vest. The "hana goromo" is a flowered robe worn for viewing blossoms. "Haori" sounds similar to "gaori", which means "to surrender to the beauty of flowers", and "kite" can mean both "come" or "wear". In this haiku Basho uses the haiku writing technique "pun" it's a kind of technique to bring a kind of joke into the haiku

white caps shattered
sand rushes around on the beach
a dragon kite
© Chèvrefeuille

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

1865



this weird woman counts
syllables on her fingers-
freezing dawn's bird songs

© gillena cox 2016


Written for Sumana's prompt
Mid week motif ~ weird

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

1864


green pigeon peas borne -
all the pelau pots we stirred
in feeding frenzy
© gillena cox 2016

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Revisit
Women's Day 2015
Women's Day 2014
Women's Day 1911-2011


Blog hopping today at

Our World Tuesday 7 March 2016

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

1863



March winds are blowing, here today its a cool somber Sunday. My Sunday share reflects a moment during the week passed, when sitting on my back steps reading, i paused for a while to watch three blossoms in their gusty dance
they dance with the wind
three white plumerias -
what a bunch

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
Sunday Savvy #75
Plumeria 2010
Sunday Lime 1


Sunday Smiles

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Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #75 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below





Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 292


AND

Shadow Shot Sunday 2

AND


i heart macro #--

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