Sunday, April 30, 2017

2088

[banana tree shadows in my back yard]
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April's hot dry days -
shadows of banana fronds
pledge a cooling breeze

© gillena cox 2017


Still in the Liturgal Season of Easter; This April in Trinidad and Tobago it is scorching hot.

Sunday Smiles

[smiley from Google dot com]


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #34 in the series The Sunday Standard when 5-7-5 haiku is featured. 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 #351


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Recuerda Mi Corazon - hot days


AND


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #2 "Use That Quote"
[There is nothing you can see that is not a Bashoflower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon”. Matsuo Basho]

AND
SSS2
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Windblown

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Enjoy The Music


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Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 34

Sunday Lime 34

30 April 2015

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2087

[images courtesy Carpe Diem]


hands of aged mother -
a little sugar stirred in
to Ukogi tea

© gillena cox 2017

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a good bargin price -
butterbar in his basket
he leaves the market

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem #1198 (theme week 4) Acanthopanax (Ukogi) or Eleutherococcus Sieboldianus or Siberian Ginseng

Carpe Diem #1197 (theme week 3) Butterbur (Fuki no Tou)

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Don't Leave Before You See Also
26 April 2012

26 April 2013

26 April 2014

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Monday, April 24, 2017

2086

[images courtesy Carpe Diem]


Spring Akebia
scrambling up a tree stump
scent of chocolate

© gillena cox 2017

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Andromeda blooms -
sweet whispers of elders
as bride and groom sit

© gillena cox 2017



Blog hopping today with Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem
#1195 (Theme Week 1) Andromeda flowers (or Ashibi/Asebi no hana)

Carpe Diem
#1196 (theme week 2) Akebia Blossom (Akebi no hana)

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Don't Leave Before You See Also
24 April 2016

24 April 2015

24 April 2014

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

2085


a fine welcome sign -
peeping over the aged wall
yellow ixoras

© gillena cox 2017


Still in the Liturgal Season of Easter

Sunday Smiles

[smiley from Google dot com]


A lovely spring night
suddenly vanished while we
viewed cherry blossoms
© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #33 in the series The Sunday Standard when 5-7-5 haiku is featured. 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 #350


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - welcome


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Enjoy The Music



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Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 33

Sunday Lime 33

23 April 2014

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

2084

[image from google dot com]


THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN:
an Earth Day Haiku Collaboration


this is island Earth
we need to learn its rhythms
live on island time



"in the beginning..."
the first view of our Mother
leaves us without words



For shame, for shame...
hibernation
mama bear wakes
to two gunshots



city dandelions
nature will not
be denied
--Ardelle Ray, USA

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How tiny earth is
How big the naked ape's mind
Will he destroy this globe?



horses wandering
green and untouched prairie plains
munch blooming flowers



monarch butterflies
fluttering across the yard
Is spring here so soon?
--Chelle Baratta-Angelini, USA

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spring puddle
my puppy learns
the word jump
--Chrissi Villa, USA

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bird watching. . .
around a new stump
tiny trees
--Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, Croatia

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Earth Day
without the missiles and
of refugees
--Gennady Nov, Russia

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clear day
clouds of Sahara Dust -
a rain mirage



concrete silhouettes -
lingering orange sunset
in span of earth's spin



put an end to this
bombs used to hurt each other -
let peace reign instead
[also posted to The Haiku Foundation- Earthrise rolling collaborative haiku 2017]

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aged grey -
the brick wall where
three grackles rest

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Champs-Elysées ~
fresh wounds to planet Earth
only peace can heal
--gillena cox; Trinidad and Tobago

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busy city street -
blackbird sings
regardless
--Juliet Wilson, UK

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all round the earth
enjoying colors and perfumes
I feel at home
--Nicole Pottier, France

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Mother Nature's garb
in tatters from abuse...
needs an Earth Day mend

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Mother Nature
in her greenest garb...
Earth Day
--Pat Geyer, USA

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Earth day
Loving
Our mother
--Shanna Baldwin, Hawaii

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full moon
a tree silhouette
holds the last star



spring rain
each leaf
a moon bath
--Vibeke Laier, Denmark


Poems remain the copyright of individual writers


Enjoy The Music



Don't Leave Before You See Again
Earth Day 2016
Earth Day 2015
Earth Day 2014
Earth Day 2013
Earth Day 2012
Earth Day 2010
Earth Day 2009
Earth Day 2008


THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN: an Earth Day Haiku Collaboration. I imagined and hosted this as an Event at Facebook beginning April 12th 2017 and ending today. CHEERS to all the writers who participated.



Blog hopping today with
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Bits Of Inspiration ~ Mi Young Lee

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Friday, April 21, 2017

2083


[digital art today-Sketch 1]

morning frolic -
wings of pigeons in the sky
too many to count

© gillena cox 2017



[filter added to Sketch 1 and rotated]



[another filter used and Sketch 1 cropped]



[Bunny and Eggs - overlays added]


Blog hopping with

Week 7, Year 7


Enjoy The Music




Don't Leave Before You See Again
21 April 2016

21 April 2014

21 April 2012

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

2082

[image from google dot com]


cheer of Easter days -
a season of resurrection
renewal of hope

© gillena cox 2017



❧✿❧ Blog hopping with ❧✿❧

Midweek Motif
Holiness / Holy Day


❧✿❧ Enjoy The Music ❧✿❧



❧✿❧ Dont Leave Before You See Again ❧✿❧
20 April 2012

20 April 2014

20 April 2015

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

2081


[Image from google dot com]


Alleluia chords -
hymns to Highest Heaven sung
Easter brings us hope
© gillena cox 2017








“April's air stirs in
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances”
© Matsuo Basho 1644-1694



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #32 in the series The Sunday Standard when 5-7-5 haiku is featured. 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 #349


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - Alleluia


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Enjoy The Music



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Before you leave see also
Easter 2009

Easter 2011

Easter 2016

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Friday, April 14, 2017

2080


Good Friday -
sweetness of a frosted cross
on a sweet bun

© gillena cox 2017


[i digitally manipulated two internet images to create today's haiga]
A HAPPY AND HOLY GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL



Blog hopping today with

Week 6 Year 7

AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - sweetness


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Enjoy The Music


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Don't Leave Before You See Again
Good Friday 2015
Good Friday 2013
Good Friday 2011

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

2079



unkempt bed
a few books lull between
waves in the sheet

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping with

Midweek Motif ~ Books

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

2078

[images from Google dot com]


breath of song sing praise -
Christ we remember again
with those palms we clutch

© gillena cox 2017


The word Hosanna, from Hebrew culture, means save, rescue, savior. "Hosanna" was the shout of adoration made in recognition of the Messiah-ship of Jesus on his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" It is used in the same way in Christian praise.
Hosanna Etymology HERE

A Happy Palm Sunday and Happy Season of Lent ... Sunday Smiles



blooming azaleas
in a hollow on a cliff
a Buddha stands
Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #31 in the series The Sunday Standard when 5-7-5 haiku is featured. 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 #348


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - hosanna


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Enjoy The Music


...

Before you leave see also
Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2012

Palm Sunday 2010

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

2077

[Pink Poui, Queens Park Savannah, Trinidad from google dot com]


Like a woman who don's a shabby dress. You pass to, you pass fro. She's there. You go about your business. You pass by absorbed in the steady stream of traffic. You hear the noise in the heads, of commuters: TV talk, another terrorist hit...more tears...more strife...the world a global village in pain...peak hour...stuck in traffic ...you would think wide streets were made to offer speedy transport...with all its shoulders and middles and lanes. Then one day, with thoughts of a Holy Week, and Easter. She comes alive she strikes her lively poise.
Ah! the Poui -
shades of her Japanese sisters
the pink Sakura

© gillena cox 2017



Blog hopping today with
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Hope and the Places That Heal You


See again
8 April 2015
8 April 2014
8 April 2013


[edited to Link to]

Carpe Diem
#1194 Cherry Blossom (Sakura)

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Friday, April 07, 2017

2076




[Continuing with my newsprint series today: water colour quick sketching]









bice hostess sky -
in lofty conversation
kites party

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with
Week 5 Year 7


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Enjoy the music



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Dont leave before you see again
7 April 2014
7 Apr 2013
7 Apr 2012

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

2075



blue hues of morning -
wisps of clouds whisper in praise
of Poui blossoms

© gillena cox 2017


blog hopping today with

Thursday Challenge
"SHADOW (week 1 of 2)" (Any photo with shadows or a silhouette,...)

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Don't Leave Before You See Again
6 April 2014
6 April 2011
6 April 2007

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