Sunday, May 21, 2017

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[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


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Recuerda Mi Corazon newsprint


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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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54 Comments:

Blogger C.C. said...

The idea that an ant crawling on a newspaper is actually an ant lost among many worlds is a very clever image as I imagine it might feel that way to the ant!!

11:32 AM  
Blogger brudberg said...

I love the image of that ant... sometimes I see myself like that.

11:45 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Björn

Much love...

12:20 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation CC

Much love...

12:20 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this poem, with its solitary ant ambling along......our sun just came out after a rainy spring and the entire village is overrun by both locals and a kazillion tourists, just like an anthill that got disturbed.......LOL.

12:57 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Oh that's a nice image of your village. Thanks for dropping in Sherry

Much love...

12:58 PM  
Blogger humbird said...

Hi Gillena, I like the image of ant, feeling maybe as a stranger on the typing field of newspaper...This way I'm feeling now trying to invent a new way for myself... Thanks for friendly comments!

1:41 PM  
Blogger indybev said...


No doubt the ant is a scout for his tribe ... and they'll all be along shortly! Love the thought of the teasing rains.

1:44 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Humbird

Much love...

1:49 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Bev


Much love...

1:50 PM  
Blogger carol l mckenna said...

Love the ant reading the newspaper ~ sweet haiku about Sunday ~ thanks for visiting ~

Happy Week ahead to you ~ ^_^

4:02 PM  
Blogger J C said...

I do not see the ant, although I looked for it, foolishly no doubt. And our rains are the same, slipping in and out by night, leaving little. Love the Basho. Happy Day!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

This is such a clever haiku, Gillena. Your pieces always give me thoughtful pause. And I very much enjoyed the Basho haiku.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

The aunt made me think of the news that is not judged important enough to make it to the front page, and gets lost in the mess of bigger words...

5:36 PM  
Blogger Rob Jackson said...

I love the image of the ant on the newspaper.

6:18 PM  
Blogger signed...bkm said...

The slow pace of Sunday - nice...bkm

6:43 PM  
OpenID april-pad-challenge-day-22 said...

Aren't we all ants lost and trying to follow the words?

Elizabeth

6:50 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

Love the thought that newspaper print is a super highway for ants...

6:51 PM  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Wow! These are some serious and beautiful works.
ZQ

8:18 PM  
Blogger Martin Kloess said...

Such is Sunday. Very nice drift.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

I can relate to that ant - enjoying the slow pace of Sunday. Lovely Gillena.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

I feel like an ant these days when looking a the paper with just so much newsprint but hardy anything to read.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Sara McNulty said...

Love that image of an ant on newspaper, Smiles to you!

11:13 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

May I trail along behind the ant?

11:25 PM  
Blogger Kim Russell said...

Clever and evocative, Gillena. I love the contrast of a lazy Sunday reading the paper and an industrious ant crawling in the news.

2:35 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Carol

much love...

3:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in JC, you shouldn't see the ant because the image is from google dot com

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much love...

3:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Wendy

much love...

3:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Magaly; and (✿◠‿◠) no pun intended its really ant

much love...

3:29 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Rob

much love...

3:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks bkm

much love...

3:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Elizabeth I have to agree with you, and thanks for your appreciation

much love...

3:33 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Lea

much love...

3:33 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks ZQ

much love...

3:34 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for dropping by Martin

much love...

3:35 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Myrna

much love...

3:36 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(✿◠‿◠), I hear you Robin; thanks for dropping in

much love...

3:37 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sara

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much love...

3:38 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(✿◠‿◠) you'll letme know how that works out ; thanks for dropping in MMT

much love...

3:39 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Kim

much love...

3:40 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

Lazy days can be just what is needed

6:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

When I see a busy ant crawling along, often with a heavy load, I compare their population on earth to the human population in our gargantuis universe.
Nice haiku/Senryu. .
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8:19 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

You, thanks for dropping by Jae

Much love...

8:55 AM  
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Our spirits would be lighter if we left the news to the ants.

11:19 AM  
OpenID paulscribbles said...

ants r us in the avalanche of news.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is such a clever write, Gillena ❤️

1:56 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Love the ant, and the rains ... and that's my favourite Basho (which I have not seen in quite that version before). Thank you for the delight!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Susie

much love...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Indeed Paul, thank you for your appreciation

much love...

8:01 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Sanaa

much love...

8:01 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Rosemary

much love...

8:02 AM  
Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

Love your words as much as I love the slow pace of Sundays. And I do love Sundays!
Anna :o]

10:16 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Anna

much love...

2:27 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Jim

Much love...

1:18 PM  

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