Monday, May 29, 2017

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CLOUDS AND MOUNTAINS






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gaze to mountain top -
contemplation of footsteps
in cloud-ascending



dawn -
sound of brooms sweeping
the street

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday # 42

AND


Blue Monday - Tattered Garment

AND

Carpe Diem
The Spiritual Way #10 Ascension

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Don't Leave Before You See Again
29 May 2013
29 May 2015
29 May 2016



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Sunday, May 28, 2017

2107



clouds emptied of rain -
the radiance of Poui
in its aftermath



coolness of the night -
to quiet sliver of light
upward gaze to moon

© gillena cox 2017


Its Ascension Sunday, and yesterday, Saturday, we had a nice cooling shower of rain during the day; a preface of our rainy Season which should start in June.

Sunday Smiles

[smiling cloud from Google dot com]


.かへる雁翌はいづくの月や見る
kaeru kari asu wa izuku no tsuki ya miru
departing geese
where will you moon-gaze
tomorrow?
© Kobayashi Issa (1763 -1828)


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #38 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 #355


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - ascension


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Enjoy The Music



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Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 38
Sunday Lime 38
Ascension 2016

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Friday, May 26, 2017

2106

[my brushes, inspiration, water colour painting and a crop]


[water colour on recycled cardboard 8.5 by 10.5 inches; No draft sketching was done ]


[A real ixora leaf snuck into this photo, adds to the fun]


['Crystal Bowl And A Bloom of Red Ixoras']


[framed and text added for a haiga]

overcast sky -
in absence of bird songs
bloom of ixoras

© gillena cox 2017


Blog Hopping today with

Week 12 Year 7


Enjoy The Music



Don't Leave Before You See Again
26 May 2016
26 May 2013
26 May 2012





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Thursday, May 25, 2017

2105

[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


a drop of dew
sits on a rock
like a diamond

treasure of morning coolness
before the sun grips today
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[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


ancient road…
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves

bared twigs pointing directions
choices we now must reach for
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[image from google dot com]


a stone for a pillow
me, just another cicada ...
so shrill, like crying


...........embers of a camp fire
yet, we pledge our friendships
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[image from google dot com]


Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.

pounding of hammer and nails
and old church bell is silent
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bamboo
waving candlelight into the night
wind

nights of Divali lightings
the flicker of deya flames
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[image courtest Carpe Diem]


ants busy themselves
under a weeping willow
as old as the hills
© gillena cox
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Blog hopping today with Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #16 a drop of dew (Bosha)

a drop of dew
sits on a rock
like a diamond
© Kawabata Bosha (1897-1941)

treasure of morning coolness
before the sun gripes today
© gillena cox



a stone for a pillow
me, just another cicada ...
so shrill, like crying
© Kawabata Bosha (1897-1941)

...........embers of a camp fire
yet, we pledge our friendships
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #15 ancient road (Adjei Agyei Baah)

ancient road…
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves
© Adjei Agyei-Baah

bared twigs pointing directions
choices we now must reach for
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
#14 Springtime (Kikaku)

Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.
© Kikaku

pounding of hammer and nails
and old church bell is silent
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold)

bamboo
waving candlelight into the night
wind
© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

nights of Divali lightings
the flicker of deya flames
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
Universal Jane #17 fragment and phrase

Ah! that coolness
the willows' shadow
on a hot summerday
© Chèvrefeuille

ants busy themselves
under a weeping willow
as old as the hills
© gillena cox




Dont Leave Before You See Also
25 May 2015
25 May 2014
25 May 2013

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Monday, May 22, 2017

2104


those old windows
filter for rays of sunlight
newness of each day

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday # 41

AND


Blue Monday - Footprint


Don't Leave Before You See Again
22 May 2014
22 May 2015
22 May 2016

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

2103

[image from google dot com]


slow pace of Sundays -
an ant crawls between newsprint
lost to many worlds

© gillena cox 2017


The rains are quietly slipping in mostly by night drizzles; not enough for cool days, just enough to tease.

Sunday Smiles

[smiley from Google dot com]


None is travelling
Here along this way but I,
This autumn evening.
© Matsuo Bashō 1644-1694


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #37 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 #354


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon newsprint


AND

Weekend Challenge: The News
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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Enjoy The Music


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Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 37
Sunday Lime 37
21 May 2015

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Friday, May 19, 2017

2102


layers of heat waves
the sip of bird songs
after earth tremors

© gillena cox 2017

There was an earthquake on Wednesday morning, the not so scary part of it is that I only knew about it, when I heard it on the news, later in the morning, Phew! slept through that one

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[Notice there is a recurred motif today the glass of straws from a few weeks back. Started with torn bits of glued newsprint to cardboard, added some buttons, and that cut out from a few weeks ago. Little line drawn birds, penciled in. Think i'll move out of newsprint pieces though. Next week starting some more water colour pieces. ✿ܓIn case you are wondering. I search for music after i finish my pieces ]

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[And now for a little digital fun. filter added using Pics Art]




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Blog hopping today with

Week 11 Year 7

Enjoy the Music


Don't Leave Before You See Again
19 May 2015

19 May 2013

19 May 2012

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

2101

[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


taste of nature–
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees

she falls scraping her knee
she scrambles up to catch up



[Dandelion image from google dot com]


dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

summer vacation in London
the wafts from a chilly wind




Blog Hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty)
taste of nature–
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees
© Sara McNulty

she falls scraping her knee
she scrambles up to catch up
© gillena cox


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui)

dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes
© Ogiwara Seisensui (1884-1976),

summer vacation in London
the wafts from a chilly wind
© gillena cox

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Monday, May 15, 2017

2100

[Temple in the sea Waterloo, Trinidad]

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away

a temple sits in the sea
pray flags ripple discordant hymns


[coconut sweetbread image from google dot com]

coconut sweetbread -
the way a mother mixes
her day to day tasks


[Dawn In The Valley - Valerie Ganz: painting from google dot com]

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji

now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other thus it falls,
an autumn leaf

from dawn sky tints of orange
preface to evening sunset



Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #9 leaves float away (Dolores Fegan)

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
© Dolores

a temple sits in the sea
pray flags ripple discordant hymns
© gillena cox 2017



Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #10 an autumn leaf (Ryokan Taigu)

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji

now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other thus it falls,
an autumn leaf
© Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831)

from dawn sky tints of orange
preface to evening sunset
© gillena cox


Carpe Diem
Namasté, The Spiritual Way #9 Mother's Day

coconut sweetbread -
the way a mother mixes
her day to day tasks
© gillena cox 2017

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Don't leave before you see again
15 May 2016

15 May 2015

15 May 2013


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

2099



Mother's Day shoe sale
the pair of tan-brown wedges
tickles my fancy

© gillena cox 2017


A Happy Mothers Day, to all mothers


Sunday Smiles

[smiley from Google dot com]

let us start picking --
don't drop herbs from your basket
or anything else!
© Den Sutejo (1633-1698)


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #36 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 #353


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - mother




Enjoy The Music




Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 36
Sunday Lime 36
Mother's day 2016



Down Memory Lane
[Lunch at Benihana - Trincity Mall, Trinidad; Mother's day 2008]





Shoe and Mother Quotes Shuffle
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers
~ Rudyard Kipling


Cinderella, I really do like. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl
~ Amy Adams


Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life
~ Sophocles


I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes
~ Oprah Winfrey


Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children
~ William Makepeace Thackeray


You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes
~ Allan Sherman

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