Wednesday, August 31, 2016

1949


fifty four years -
words of our anthem
echo sweeter


rhythms of steel pan
colours of the masquerade -
we conquer ourselves

nation building
the songs of birds and flowers -
voices of children
© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
2015
2014
2012


Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago



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[my song choice for today]



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[blog hopping today at]


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1948


[image from google dot come]

That winter, when the cold winds, so fierce, so real, so new, blows me into an almost curve. There i am feeling new feelings, feelings without names, weird howlings, my heart never knew existed. The kind i had up till then, been reading about in books, called novels. Reading is a good pasttime i'm always been told. Yet this wind is more like a metaphor, unreal, something representing something else.

vacation winds -
a howling in my heart asks
where are you my love

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Friday's Ramble
Hoarding Chocolates 14
October cheer


Written for
Carpe Diem #1038 snow


[the prompt quote]
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” - Lewis Caroll

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

1947



sea in waves
a shell lodged in beach sand
claims interest

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
of waves
clouds stir
Sunday Lime 1

Already; the last Sunday in August

Sunday Smiles


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #99 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 #317


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - shell


AND

Carpe Diem #1037 pleasure

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more." - Lord Byron [Quote prompted by Kristjaan]


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my song of choice for today

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Friday, August 26, 2016

1946


[This is my first layer, i took a photo of it, after the painting was finished i realized i liked this first stage too, so i added, text to the photo digitally and created a haiga]
curve after curve
the road turns
sign after sign
showing the way

© gillena cox 2016


[Here's another haiga using a crop of the finished painting]

shell in the sand
the ocean shares her secrets
under cloud-filled sky

© gillena cox 2016

Went to the beach on Wednesday and brought back some ideas to share at today's PPF; ENJOY





['Seashell' still using my Gouche paints on water colour paper 5inches x 7inches]





Blog hopping today at Week 25 Year 6


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

1945


plumeria -
the hand of a grandchild
reaching out

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
news
happy
see?


Blog hopping today at
midweek motif ~ blessings prompted by Sumana









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Sunday, August 21, 2016

1944


fading dreams -
a flower wilting
stirs a tear

bright the gold -
albeit somewhere passion
stirs a tear

future days -
achievement in hope stored
stirs a tear


gratitude -
our bronze replete
stirs a tear

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
amazement
Sunday Savvy #98 when the Sunday meme began here at Lunch break
Sunday Lime 1

Congrats to Keshorn Walcott, T&T's only medalist [Bronze] in this 2016 Olympics. And; it's closing time this Sunday, for the Olympics 2016. Happy, sad, determined, satisfied, fired up: all these emotions add to the pot of expectations being already stirred to 2020 Tokyo. Cheers!

Sunday Smiles


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #98 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 #316


AND

Carpe Diem #1030 path

inspiration quote prompted by Kristjaan:
"Ah…and then there’s the path, always the path, there, to concentrate on.. " -- Hamish Managua Gunn


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my song of choice for today



Eleven facts about 'The Christ The Redeemer Statue' read it here

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Friday, August 19, 2016

1943


['Doodle Fish' charcoal quick sketch on 7" x 5" water colour paper]



upstream beats -
fish lay motionless
at the market stall

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
newsprint fish


And now the fun begins, i'm using PicsArt as my new photo edit App







Blog hopping today at

Week 24, Year 6

AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - fish

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

1942




[Heart Full Moon Outsider Dead Tree from google dot com]

Sturgeon moon -
the fullness of a song sang
holding memories

silence -
between moon and fish
a ripple

full moon -
an August night where dreams
bloom in fragrance

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
shutting
hidden
dark side


Sturgeon moon August full moon - 18th 2016




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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1941


[vintage moon art from google dot com]

sometimes the moon
just a smile in the night sky -
words unspoken

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
unprompted
two egrets
grand baby


Blog hopping at Carpe Diem #1026 smile

inspiration quote prompted:
[...] "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." [...] Mother Teresa

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1940


[photo from Bing dot com]

flow of the river -
still in my thoughts those words
yet to be written

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
sun speckled
blank page
Blue Nile

Blog hopping at Carpe Diem #1025 beauty

inspiration quote prompted:
[...] "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." [...] Rumi

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

1939


[photo of Cleopatra Borel from google dot com]

her tears of joy -
yes Cleo
it rained here too

© gillena cox 2016

Our girl made the finals, in the shot put. finishing seventh out of 12 finalists with a best heave of 18.37 metres during the final of the Women’s Shot Put event at the XXXI Olympic Games on Friday night at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Well Done Cleo!!!

Sunday Smiles



Revisit
Golden August 2012
Sunday Savvy #97
Sunday Lime 1

Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #97 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 #315


She says this means everything to her; Yeah Cleo!!! WATCH and ENJOY



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Friday, August 12, 2016

1938



striped caterpillars -
grandma and Zuri watch them
eat and eat and eat



striped caterpillars -
Zuri's question for grandma
do they grab crayons



striped caterpillars -
a gust of wind dancing leaves
soon to be eaten

striped caterpillars -
sun patches heat a paved walk
for mocking bird songs

striped caterpillars -
segments of memories steer
a path to the beach

© gillena cox 2016

['Caterpillar Stories' my Gouche paints on 5"x7" water colour paper]


Blog hopping today at

Week 23, Year 6

AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - caterpillar stories


DON'T LEAVE BEFORE ENJOYING THIS WONDERFUL VIDEO


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