Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2420


climate change
making hot days hotter
oh to hear
the song of a skylark
to add joy to my day

© gillena cox 2019


Blog hopping with

Carpe Diem #1648 skylark (hibari),

Chèvrefeuille's prompt is classical kigo - skylark (hibari) I do not know of this bird here in Trinidad and Tobago, so i did some research and came upon a poem To a Skylark by Shelley which is the inspiration to my response to the prompt. I couldnt fit my thought into a haiku so i wrote a tanka.

The skylark, more particularly its song, symbolizes ultimate joy. The speaker, Shelley in this case, asks the skylark to teach him this joy in order that he might give his poetry the same blithe quality of the skylark's song.

Teach me half the gladness

That thy brain must know,

Such harmonious madness

From my lips would flow



REVIST
16 April 2017
16 April 2015
16 April 2013


ENJOY THE MUSIC

Sunday, April 14, 2019

2419


[ink and brush]

echoes through the years
the Hosanna remembrance
of Palm Sunday

© gillena cox 2019



Passion/Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. Wishes for a Happy and Holy week

Sunday Smiles




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
[As I haiku my heart today 'hosanna']

Haiku My Heart
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love


AND

Butterflies drink the tears of Caiman crocodiles
in the Amazon Basin. The crocs look pretty happy about it!
Maybe they're saying "I feel pretty!"
[image courtesy Poetry Pantry]

Poetry Pantry #446



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #31 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
Palm Sunday 2018
Sunday Standard 31
Sunday Lime 31


DO ENJOY THE MUSIC




Friday, April 12, 2019

2418


waiting for Easter
a bunny
ears not twitching

© gillena cox 2019



[Polka Fest]







[Sing To The Morning]


[Grackles: my photo 2019]




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Week 6 Year 9

AND


Black bird


AND

Moo Mania  &  more
#188 Polka Dots



REVISIT
12 April 2016
12 April 2015
12 April 2012


ENJOY THE MUSIC

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2417


TEMPTATION: A NEW DIRECTION
aromatic charm
of bay leaves in a breeze
first evening kiss

ever the moon
a plucked bud opens to bloom
red petaled rose

butterfly wings
this freedom of scalloped flights
in passion's play

yield to the wind
wild grasses sway to the mood
of meadow colours

this cup
drink of its satiety
pledge of love

Pandora's peek
never a prayer of regret
only a new path

© gillena cox 2019


#Process Note: Pandora's Box - a legend
The god Prometheus stole fire from heaven to give to the human race, which originally consisted only of men. To punish humanity, the other gods created the first woman, the beautiful Pandora. As a gift, Zeus gave her a box, which she was told never to open. However, as soon as he was out of sight she took off the lid, and out swarmed all the troubles of the world, never to be recaptured. Only Hope was left in the box, stuck under the lid. Anything that looks ordinary but may produce unpredictable harmful results can thus be called a Pandora's box.

Blog hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif ~
Temptation



ENJOY THE MUSIC




REVISIT
10 April 2013
10 April 2012
10 April 2011

Sunday, April 07, 2019

2416


speaking its shapes
sky remains a mystery -
love is a cloud

© gillena cox 2019



Fifth Sunday of Lenten Season slowly pacing towards Easter

Sunday Smiles




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
[As I haiku my heart today 'cloud']

Haiku My Heart
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love


AND


Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #79 Poetry Archive (4) rain
CHALLENGE: to dive into your archive(s) and find a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form you have created. themed "rain"then create a new poem inspired on your choice poem.

drenching rain -
the night absorbs tears
of angels
© gillena cox 2015


the night rain -
dusty dried petals absorbs
quenching bounty
© gillena cox 2019


AND



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #30 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
7 April 2017
Sunday Standard 30
Sunday Lime 30


DO ENJOY THE MUSIC



Friday, April 05, 2019

2415

[Boys Dream]

in a boy's dream -
challenge
of the hunt

© gillena cox 2019



[Sky at Wesmooring photo - gillena cox]




[A Bit Of Sky - Bookmark, digital composition]



[for my digital composition 'Boys Dream' i used 1 of my Carnival 2019 photos AND i dinosaur internet image from Google]



[for 'A Bit Of Sky - Bookmark', Sky at Westmoorings AND 2 internet images FROM gOOGLE]




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Week 5 Year 9

AND


Boys


AND

Moo Mania  &  more
#188 Polka Dots



REVISIT
5 April 2016
5 April 2010


ENJOY THE MUSIC

Sunday, March 31, 2019

2414


though the discomforts
from the Sahara Dust
pink Periwinkles
delicate and determined
still a reason to smile

© gillena cox 2019

[i used 2 versions of today's tanka, one in the image and one in the body of the post page; tell me which you like]


We are still under onslaught from Sahara Dust winding its way across The Atlamtic

Sunday Smiles




BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
[As I haiku my heart today 'periwinkles']

Haiku My Heart
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love


AND

At Poetry Pantry, Sherry exclaims "What a beautiful world we live in!"

Poetry Pantry # 445



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #29 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
email me
post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




REVISIT
31 March 2016
Sunday Standard 29
Sunday Lime 29


DO ENJOY THE MUSIC