Sunday, October 30, 2016

1983


hospital visit -
the direction of arrows
on squeaky clean floors

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Sunday Lime #8
Sunday Savvy #8
mother-in-law


Went to visit my mother in law at hospital yesterday. She had knee surgery, is resting comfortably, and in good spirits.

Sunday Smiles

[smiley from google dot com]


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #08 in the series 'The Sunday Standard' Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




Blog hopping today at
# 326


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - arrows

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Friday, October 28, 2016

1982


['Deya' - gouache paints on water colour paper 5 x 7 inches]

lights in rows
flicker of festivity -
gentle breeze

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Sculptured Bamboo


the street where i live


Crackle



Note
October 29th 2016 Divali - Public Holiday in Trinidad and Tobago


blog hopping today at

Week 34 Year 6

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

1981


the bluebird's cry -
haiku rhapsodies
the heron's nest

-gillena cox

Process Note
Not quite a spine haiku, more so a haiku coined from titles:
The Bluebird's Cry Japanese short-form poetry by Christine L Villa,
Haiku Rhapsodies (verses from Ghana) by Celestine Nudanu,
and
The Heron's Nest Volume V: Number 8 August 2003.


Revisit

Lunch Break #1539
muse whispers
rustle of bamboo leaves-
the book thief

old paths
an unknown road-
mirror moon


Blog hopping today at

Thursday Challenge "PAPER (week 1 of 2)" (Books, Libraries, Newsstands, Wrapping Paper, Litter,...)


[video choice today]



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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

1980



birthday party -
how the years unfold to us
in a grand child's smile

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit

1005

day unfolds -
a flower bud still clasped
Sunday savvy

1011

Sunday savvy/jasmine flowers bloom/in a pot of tea



Blog hopping today at

Carpe Diem #1079 folding paper

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

1979


choir of bird songs -
the many shapes of leaves formed
to program today

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
a garden repast...
awakening Sunday
the twitter of birds
Sunday Lime #7

Sunday savvy -
the scent of haiku at
all pulse points
Sunday Savvy #7

whirls and whirls
of early Christmas decor
ribbons on a rack
whirls and whirls

It was a hot hot hot day in hot T&T yesterday, radio announcements cautioned the drinking of water and staying as much as possible in the shady spots, for Petit Careme

Sunday Smiles

Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #07 in the series 'The Sunday Standard' Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #325



AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - leaves



AND

Garden Bench Shadows
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

1978


[Queens Hall Trinidad; image from the internet]

a bright moon observes-
age old trunks of samaan trees
scars of growing up

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
NDDCI 2011
Sunday Lime 6
Sunday Savvy 6


Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc (NDDCI) was established 1985. Last night i attended, the company's 2016 season's opening night,
This year's show entitled 'Woman'. I am never disappointed with NDDCI's offerings, this year another stunner.
My congratulations to Noble Douglas and her team; and keep up the good work.

Sunday Smiles


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #06 in the series The Sunday Standard Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #324


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - dance

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Friday, October 14, 2016

1977


['Tassa' - gouache paints on water colour paper 5 x 7 inches]

tassa rhythms spent -
a moon for fitful slumber
hails cooling breezes

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
tabla and tassa
rhythms of T&T - -
the hosay parade
20080119

ornate tadjahs
the hosay parades over
quiet at rest
20151026

devotees prepare...
drumming fills the void of night
herald of hosay
20141103





Blog hopping today at

Week32 Year 6

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[my video choice for today Trinidad and Tobago sweet tassa]

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

1976



vacation time -
you and me the sea and sky
that's amore
© gillena cox


blog hopping today at
Thursday's Challenge "JOYFUL (week 1 of 2)" (Any scene that is joyful, happy, hopeful,...)


AND

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Transforming with Nature's Wonders
prompted by Hannah - ... to find a spark for your muse from the BrainyQuote site. Explore topics, authors, images...and allow your choice to transform into words.

[here's the quote of my choice today]
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth --Edward Young
Brainy Quotes - Nature Quote of the Day October 13th 2016



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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

1975


[image from yahoo dot com]

richness of dawning
in bird songs plucked and savoured -
stored prosperity

© gillena cox 2016



Written for
Midweek Motif ~ Wealth


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[Today's choice video - Sacred Jungle]

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

1974



An October Surprise: my review of Ghanaian haiku poet Celestine Nudanu's first haiku book - 'Haiku Rhapsodies (verses from Ghana)'.
Celestine, graciously accepted my offer to book swap, so i sent her a copy of my book 'Moments" and in turn she sent me a copy of 'Haiku Rhapsodies (verses from Ghana)'


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'Afriku' opens the rhapsody, with a serenade of rushing streams and weighted sun dances. Our hearts are steered to such samplings from nature's basket - of humanity, hunger and loss, and the mystery of divining.

bamboo flute
rushing stream calms
the savannah

black night
the voodoo priest
shivers at the moon

market day
the stench of unsold wares
fills her stomach

These micro aha moments traverse to wider meanderings, for the inclusion of a Ghana secular in a global essence. Her chapter 'Nature'. Shares such moments as

carnival
masquerades display
autumn

At the chapter 'Haiku My Heart', i paused a little longer in reflection, for the naming of this chapter, made me go back to first meetings with this sister haijin. We met through the linky redirecting of listed blogs at 'Recuerda Mi Corazon' - a Haiku blog hop hosted by Rebecca Brooks.
So it was through blog hopping that i first read the works of sister haijin Celestine Nudanu. But this is side tracking a bit.
Celestine's chapter 'Haiku My Heart' sensitizes us to icons of family, sentimental, and passionate love. Here her 'i-she,' flaunts, who is Celestine.


mother's pride
his bead earrings
adorn me
(for Cyril)

chocolate delight
Valentine's day
on my tongue

And finally in her chapters 'Divine', followed by 'Death'; here she identifies for us glimpses of life in: joy, nature's share of blessings, pain, and stife by a unique perspective, that is Celestine.

raindrops
ticking off the days
to Easter

fresh lilies
the little girl's gift
sways the coffin

These are some of the signposts, planted along the way in Celestine's rhapsody: the high roads, the low roads, the mud tracks, the lighted paths; as she takes our hand and invites us to journey with her, through her heartland Ghana. She presents in her epic wanderings gems of glittering haiku. Taking us along treks of delight, mood swings of tearsdrops, and the pauses for extra pensive mummurings from our heart.
'Haiku Rhapsodies (verses from Ghana) is a definite must read, or you don't know what you are missing.
Thanks Celestine for a journey and a serenade unique to Ghana.

--gillena cox, Oct 2016.


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Sunday Smiles

[smiley from a google search]

Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #05 in the series The Sunday Standard Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #323


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - rhapsody


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my video of choice for today


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stormy rain showers -
the bright glimpses of Ghana
in her crafted words

© gillena cox 2016

Revisit
Sunday Savvy #5
Sunday Lime #5

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

1973



they keep falling -
pink
bougainvillea blossoms

© gillena cox 2016



blog hopping today at

#400

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[my video of choice today - 'Windmills Of Your Mind']

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

1972



opened window -
the script of bird whistles
on the wind

© gillena cox 2016


['Singing Bird' etegami water colour on paper 5x7inches]

Blog hopping today at

Carpe Diem #1071 brush (zen-calligraphy)


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she sings sweetly
of sunshine joy -
bird whistles

© gillena cox 2016



will link also to

Week 31 Year 6

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[my video choice for today]

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Monday, October 03, 2016

1971


mockingbirds flutter
from the gate to the neem tree
ever so playful

the swaying neem leaves -
a mockingbird has sat in
and is now long gone
© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
picking spanish thyme
in the afternoon coolness
the mocking bird's skip
20150119

evening sun
mockingbird next to
plumeria
20130304

tropical mockingbird
under overcast clouds
a new week ensues
20120123

Blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem Special (2nd guest) Kala Ramesh's "sunbirds peck"


sunbirds peck
the tumbling river notes . . .
evening raga
© Kala Ramesh *


in the chapel
the murmured prayers resonate
in tune with the birds
© Chèvrefeuille


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Sunday, October 02, 2016

1970


[Marigold, October birth flower from google dot com]

cups of sunlight drink
from the furls of a flower
elixir of love

© gillena cox 2016


First Sunday in October, this month calendar circles: my husband's birthday, my granddaughter's birthday and the festival of Lights - Divali

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...Meanwhile back at school. Petunia, Zinnia, and the three others, sat in the classroom together. Miss Marigold asked for a show of hands, from the group interested in the story of Hansel And Gretel. One little girl from Zinnia’s group...
[excerpt from my new children's book 'Under The Chinaberry Tree' at the publishers Authorhouse; to be released soon]


Revisit
furls of sunlight...
the marigold blossoms
a thank you note
20141005

remembering
our first kiss
scent of bay leaves
20101001

to this humble life ...
the bloom of wildflowers
Sunday morning spell
Sunday Lime #4


Sunday Smiles

[Sunday Smiles courtesy my granddaughter Zuri]


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #04 in the series The Sunday Standard Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #322


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my video of choice for today: here Comes the sun

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