Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1917



Dear such and such
words written in long hand script
neat as can be

Peace and happiness-
on rays of sunlight shimmer
travel through heart beats

Happy Birthday
tease you with sips delightful
of morning bird songs

© gillena cox 2016



Written for Midweek motif Birthday(s) - prompted by Susan


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1916



two empty chairs -
who will sit in the garden
to count flowers

--© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
garden 2015
flower 2009
27th June 2015



I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too


AND

Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

1915

[Sunflower image from Google dot com]


there is space enough
so i steep my thoughts yellow -
Sunflower blossoms

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
sunflower
Sunday Savvy #90
Sunday Lime 1


Already, we have poem-ed ourselves through a half of this year. Last Sunday in June, paint me Van Gogh yellow, for I have always loved and still do, Sunflowers. I bought a pack of seeds one time, followed the instructions and planted them. No response. My garden is sans Sunflowers. Note to self " i must try planting Sunflowers again. Sunday Question: What does your garden lack that you feel strongly it should have

Sunday Smiles



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #90 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 308






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Saturday, June 25, 2016

1914


how the wildflowers
in my garden draw me out -
morning enchantment
© gillena cox 2016



Blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem Utabukuro #12

Chèvrefeuille's challenge: share a favorite haiku and try to create an all new haiku inspired on that choice haiku.

A haiku i like a lot and choose for my inspiration is
since morning glories
hold my well-bucket hostage
I beg for water
--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)


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Friday, June 24, 2016

1913


[watercolour on a 5x7 card 'Clouds Aloof']

the mountain peak
where clouds choose to sit
solid and strong

© gillena cox 2016




Revisit
far away
verdant
distant


I'm blog hopping today at
Week 16 Year 6



AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - mountain

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

1912



the old mango tree -
a stump enhancing beauty
as weather permits

© gillena cox 2016


Blog hopping at Midweek Motif ~ Resilience


AND
Carpe Diem #982 Latvia


Gaisma ir zobens
Tā tevi nocērt līdz pašai
Tavas tumsas saknei

Light is a sword
That will cut you
To your darkest roots
© Leons Briedis, Latvia

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

1911



a string of prayer beads -
on a sultry summer's night
young princess chanting

one weeping willow
a leaf shadow oasis -
where the palm trees grow

camels on posters -
a cruise ship drops its anchor
left behind the snow

rainbow wishes span
a bright yellow blossom near -
the stone Buddha shrine
© gillena cox 2016


written for Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84 Back In Time "Carpe Diem Full Circle"


Here are the twelve words Chèvrefeuille asked us to use
1. summer
2. princess
3. willow
4. oasis
5. palmtree(s)
6. camels
7. cruise-ship
8. snow
9. rainbow
10. yellow
11. shrine
12. prayer (or praying)




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Sunday, June 19, 2016

1910



['Stamp Labour Day Cipriani and Butler' from google dot com]

To sweep, clearing the path for a shimmering sun, is to paint the day begun. Ignoring dawn, ignoring bird songs. To boiling water, coffee dust, adds an instant aroma alluring to beginnings. Across the street, bagged garbage are black crows; like shadows at night heaped. Later, the trucks will swarm in, in a fury and a din for the Sunday pickup. Behind the wall, the park, empty, except for early morning sunrise.

a ripple of thoughts
which ones should i harness -
rain on tin roof

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
19th June 2009
Sunday Savvy #89
Sunday Lime 1


Third June Sunday, a rainy one; preceding tomorrow’s Labour Day Holiday here. Labour Day celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago was declared an annual national holiday in 1973. Celebrated on June 19th
Sunday Smiles


Happy Father's Day to visiting Fathers. Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #89 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




Written for The Sunday Whirl Wordle 254


AND

also linking to Poetry Pantry 307






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Saturday, June 18, 2016

1909


['Wooden Bridge over Lake Balaton' image courtesy Carpe Diem]

sure creak of old wood -
a span of years its holdings
as dreams cross over

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
June 18th 2013
June 18th 2012
June 18th 2011



Blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #979 Hungary

Wheat Grain by Hungarian haiku poet Dávid Beatrix (1976 -)
Dying in winter
it resurrects in spring
its passing is life





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Friday, June 17, 2016

1908


[watercolour sketch on a 7x5 watercolor card - The Stage]

curtain call the dancers bow
all in a synchronized hush
© gillena cox 2016




Revisit
opening
June 17th 2015
June 17th 2014


I'm blog hopping today at
Week 15 Year 6


AND

Carpe Diem challenge
inazuma ya yami no kata yuku goi no koe

a flash of lightning—
passing through the darkness
a night heron’s scream
© Basho (1644-1694)

Tan Renga Response
flash of lightning—
passing through the darkness
a night heron’s scream
curtain call the dancers bow
all in a synchronized hush

Carpe DiemTan Renga Challenge # 103 Basho's "a flash of lightning!



AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - synchronized


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

1907


[image 'Nature of Finland' courtesy Carpe Diem; grey-scaled for this haiga]


the language of clouds -
there in the ocean echoes
of an azure sky

© gillena cox 2016


Blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #977 Finland

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

1906



graffiti with red -
noise of a moving tractor
near a rusty gate

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
2015 noise
2015 graffiti
sepia


Blog hopping today at

fading rose

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

1905

['Shinny Moon Night Sky Wallpaper' from google dot com]


in moon lit shadows
my walk through strange foreign lands -
storybook pages

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
story book pages 2015
Sunday Savvy #88
Sunday Lime 1

Sunday Smiles



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #88 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






Written for Sanaa's Prompt Nights – Let us walk together in the Moonlight – [18]



And linking also to


Poetry Pantry 306

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

1904



gorging leaves
fill their caterpillar days -
butterflies emerge

© gillena cox 2016

Written for Sumana's prompt midweek motif ~ commitment

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

1903


a house for sale -
occupied spaces the wind
through red flowers


blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesday Too

autumn reds

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

1902



furling breezes
cavort buntings and banners -
'we beat' festival
© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
we beat 2015
Sunday Savvy #87
Sunday Lime 1


The Month of June is here. Tugging at her skirt tails are Days of Rain. She presents to the folks of St James, Trinidad - a bouquet of rhythmic vibes The 'We Beat' Festival 2016.

Sunday Smiles


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #87 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 305


Linking also to
Blue Monday

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