Sunday, March 28, 2010

Folded Palms

'Folded Palms' a 2004 stitchaiga

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...Palm Sunday also called Passion Sunday the ...last Sunday of Lent and beginning of Holy... remembering the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before his Passion...more here

Palm Sunday Trinidad and Tobago Sampler

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Paddy's day

St Paddy's Day Egreeting

May you be poor in misfortunes,
and rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness,
from this day forward,
May good luck be your friend,
In whatever you do,
And may trouble be always,
A stranger to you.

...more Irish Sayings and Blessings

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Sangre Grande

day break--
white egrets fly toward
the sun rising

Twenty two days or so without rain. Dawn shadows playfully cajole the fleeting coolness of another soon to be hot Sunday, scenario, and dew glistens to unseeing eyes; our breaths, having breathed in the morning's coolness, we seat ourselves in the mini bus and head out; Feb 28th 2010 around 5:30 AM; to another of our churches; this year to Sangre Grande; " in the late 1770s, Spanish surveyors who were charting the island for the purposes of creating a map, found that the waters of two of the tributaries of the nearby Oropuche River were red as blood, hence the name Sangre Grande; Our agenda:-- church, workshop, then to Manzanilla beach and back, till next year and another retreat

the bush fire smoke
from the hills of Laventille smogs
the highway traffic

more about Sangre Grande here
2010 Retreat photos here

Retreat posts 2006 to 2009 click the label 'retreat'

Monday, March 01, 2010


Lent; Caribbean Kigo #01 Kukai; 2009 revisited

season of lent-
my shadow
thinner and thinner
-- Jacek Margolak; POLAND

the ash cross
smudged on his sleeve
season of Lent
--Michael Baribeau; USA

last day of lent -- - -
so many spring blossoms
waiting to open
--Karina Klesko; USA

in the wayside chapel
kneel the prostitutes
--Andrzej Dembonczyk; Silesia, Poland

payday friday night
too many dollars lent
fish chowder all gone
--Joseph B. Connolly ; Nevada, USA

sizyun-sai touki karibu wo sinobi wori

lent festival
it reminds me
Caribbean far away
--Sakuon Nakamura; Japan

oko ponoci
zvono zove na pasticadu
prije Pepelnice

around midnight
a bellfry calls for pasticada
before Lent
--Tomislav Maretic; Poland

first day of lent
an upside-down squirrel
hangs onto the birdfeeder
--Cindy Tebo; USA

songs from carnival
are chased away by ashes
Lent has arrived.
--Corbelle Armando; USA

peacock eyes
under the lenten moon-
grass and grubs
--an'ya; US

After the Lent
all around the church
shells of red eggs
--Vasile Moldovan; Romania

Lent came to an end...
the blades of grass are rising
among the ruins too
-- Constantin Stroe; Romania

after the bacchanal...
lenten resolutions
for forty days
--Keith A. Simmonds; T & T

in the desert
temptation all around--
--tori inu; JAPAN

Lent begins –
old stones in a shoe
gnaw at her sole
--Mary Davila; USA

Lent --
the cross is not yet
--Angelika Wienert; Germany

discussing lent
he has a third biscuit -
mother superior smiles

cobwebs sway
where the mistletoe hung...
lent begins
--Ed Markowski; USA

Question what is lent
Stuff swept from under beds
Answered Josh age 6
--Gynith Roberts; USA

unlit candle
the Lent Sacrifice box
--Richard Krawiec; Raleigh, NC

be it borrowed, be it lent,
your pound of flesh
at stake
--Norman Darlington, Bunclody, Ireland

the great harmonies...
Lent opens
with a dead language
--Daniel W. Schwerin Minister; First United Methodist Church; USA

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