Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lunch Break - 5th Anniversary

fifth anniversary
at Lunch Break
we share a five star


morning chill
awakened by the tremors
of a shivering earth
--Devika Jyothi

Welcome to the fifth anniversary celebration of Lunch Break: a haiku/haiga dialogue...Started 18th January 2006; to revisit the 4th Anniversary Celebration click here...

"the poet of the haiku vanishes as to direct our attention toward what is beyond the ego...."
essay by Carlos Fleitas
'Haiku: lightning on a clear sky'

winter clouds -
leafless magnolias
trembling in the wind


ice needles -
a warmed up fly
pops in the window
--Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu

snow falling
across the parking lot
headlights flip on
--William KENNEY

lunch break -
I read
"Lunch Break"
--Andrzej Dembonczyk


child holding
a new kite in his hands --
warm seabreeze
--Juhani Tikkanen

somewhere between Christmas
and Valentine's Day-
happy birthday lunch break!

religious calendar
of the world three hierarchs
and the candlelight
Tatjana Debeljacki

already five years
of dedicated duty...
bon anniversaire

I certainly have enjoyed LunchBreak. Gillena's writing and artistic talents make it a special event each time. Congratulations Gillena. Best wishes

5th anversary / omedetou / keep going haiku way.


photo is courtesy the Library of Congress

Thanks to:-Andrzej Dembonczyk,PO; Cara Holman, US; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Devika Jyothi, IN; Diane Mayr, US; Gheorghe Postelnicu,RO; Juhani Tikkanen, FI; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Nakamura Sakuon, JP; Quentin Clingerman, US; Shanna Baldwin-Moore,(Hawaii)US; Tatjana Debeljacki,SB; William Kenney, US;

Poems remain copyright of the individual writers, and should not be used without their permission



Devika Jyothi said...

Congrats Gillena....nice to be a part of it :)


Devika Jyothi said...

Nice reading the sets here, as well,

and thanks for the links, specially by Carlos Fleitas...

I'll add one more here....

morning chill
awakened by the tremors
of a shivering earth

Early morning today an earthquake with 7.4 magnitude stirred Pakistan leaving tremors in Delhi as casualty as per morning news


Gillena Cox said...

Dev Thanks for being a part;

glad you are alright; earthquakes are so terrifying; i'll edit and post your verse upfront
stay safe HUGS

Devika Jyothi said...

Thanks Gillena, :)


Lorraine said...

So much I love here you are extraordinay, and oh boy Dev, that was a treat

Bill said...

Many happy returns, dear Gillena.

Diane Mayr said...

Glad you shared your celebration with us!

Gillena Cox said...

Dev, Lorraine, Bill, Dianne, Thanks for making this celebration a success;

Dev hope you've settled after the morning tremors

much love...

Devika Jyothi said...

yes, Gillena...thanks :)

in these months it's a common occurance, but not in the same magnitude as y'day,


Lorraine said...

Wow such a great group, I lved it all and yours always

Frieda said...

Happy Anniversary to you, Gillena,
I hope you'll keep on posting many more years :-)

Magyar said...

__Five, and two of those years I've been enjoying your work here, Gillena, I wish it were more; it will be.
__My best wishes, Gillena, for the next years! As always, Doug/

Gillena Cox said...

magyar, Frieda; thanks for your encouraging comments and appreciative gestures; much love...

Adelaide said...

Hi Gillena,

A bit late, but congratulations. I always enjoy your posts, even if I don't leave a comment.


Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Adelaide; much love...