Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Music

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Tuesday evening-
mas and crowds mix and mingle
of colour

--© gillena cox 2009

this post has been edited to include a Tuesday evening mas slideshow

Monday, February 23, 2009

And So

Hmmmm, i can breathe again
My son - Khama had a car accident the Saturday before my birthday. The car is a write off. He is alive and well but for minor pains and bruises. I am grateful, i am thankful. Today Lord, and again, my hope is in You. Today is my son's birthday
and so…

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love Circle February 14th

gifts to loved ones-
European florists sell
flowers from Gaza

-gillena cox, TT


my eyes brimmed with tears
it seemed to take forever
my first Valentine

As a first grader in school, I thought the teacher would never hand me a card from anyone. Everyone at my table had at least one and in tears I longed to hear my name called out.

Reason A. Poteet, USA, IN

my best Valentine
red, foil “I Love You” balloon
from a teen-age son

At an age, when parents are non-existent, our church youth had a balloon fund-raiser and my son bought a balloon for me.

Reason A. Poteet, USA, IN

“puppy love” spelled out
my worst Valentine mem’ry
the gift of a dog

When our son married and took his dog, my husband suffered terribly from dog-withdrawal. The next Valentine’s Day he showed up with
a new puppy and I can’t remember anything else in my shock.He knew how much I hate dogs.

Reason A. Poteet, USA, IN


Valentine Day:
last year's card
still unopened

Happy Valentine to all those who love,to those who want love, to those who want to love, but cannot love, and to thosewho cherish love above all else!Let the light of love keep leading usto togetherness and hope for a betterworld!


Steadfast in every
Situation faithfully
Love is life's constant

Happy Valentines Day
-Que; US


paper doilies
and red construction paper
her first valentine

a baby girl
mother's valentine's

Valentine's Day is my 55th birthday. The doctor told my mother I was "too smart to live" and would be dead by my 5th birthday. (All because I cried when he drew his hand back to spank me!)

-Brenda; US


Mostly, when I think of Valentine's Day it's the exchange of love and gifts between those who are in love - married or dating couples. Yet, it's the love of friends (for those who are single and not in a relationship) that is so very meaningful and lasting. In His wisdom, God did not only mean love for lovers. Today, I have been touched by the blessing of love today from the Lord and my friends. I feel exceptionally blessed and fortunate. If you've been touched like this, then you are, too. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Michelle ; US


A Valentine's Day Game Dating through the Ages

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love Circle Feb 11th 09

Today Feb 11th is my birthday; i'm coughing, sneezing, headachy; but its my birthday, the day i like second best to Christmas day; the day i reaffirm in the words of Descartes "ergo". Thanks to all who sent me greetings; much love in return
Visitors, friends, e-pals welcome to my online birthday party

celebrating life
morning prayer

sweep of
the street cleaner's broom-
first sounds

first feathered call-
crowing of the roosters
in the distance

somnambulant cooo
cooo of pigeons-
morning light

my thoughts expand into
haiku to you
-gillena cox; TT


happy birthday
love circles
around you

live aloha
shanna; Hawaii





Gillena: For the birthday special, I send this haiku inspired by a friend who received her husband safely back from his second tour of duty in Iraq.

this year’s gift of love
getting him back from Iraq
she needs no other

Reason A. Poteet, USA, IN


birthday love
crossing my computer screen
february sunshine

an'ya; US


bright stars twinkling
in the great blue sky
~birthday festival

Happy birthday, Gillena
Keith Simmonds; TT


Happy Birthday to you, my friend!
May you have all the love and blessings possible today.

Michelle Rose; US


Hihippity hop
Hoppy hoppy birthday too
Having rarebit stew

Que; US

Hi G:

Happy birthday from me to you.

Anthony OConnor; CA

Thanks for the gift of your site-
I found something most useful
for my "budding" writing career.

Many happy returns, darlin'!
Willie-- **WHCworkshop

Hippo bird deer doe ewe
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Hippo bird deer deer Gillena
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Jim; CA


birthday party-
a string of haiku
garners the day
-gillena cox ; TT

Thanks to all of you who sent greetings by email, and posted at comments; you made my day special.

**WHCworkshop - a yahoo poetry group

Wednesday, February 04, 2009