Monday, May 30, 2011

Hibiscus Hedges

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

laden with hibiscus -
a note to the teacher says
why i'm late
--gillena cox

Happy Birthday to my mother, eighty one years old today

Happy holiday Trinidad and Tobago

Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May1845, on the ship Fatel Razack. read more here

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Trinidad Noir

...Most Trinidadians are now intimately familiar with the details of kidnappings, murders or robberies, since these crimes have either directly or indirectly affected the majority.
“Trinidad Noir”
therefore promises to reveal aspects of noir emerging from current social conditions in Trinidad.
The anthology is divided into two sections, with eight stories under the heading “Country,” and ten under the heading “Town.”

“Trinidad Noir” is the selected title for 2011 Nalis One Book One Community reading project. Having read "Trinidad Noir" , The St James Book club met, on Friday 27 May, in discussion with writers and editors - a micro mini festival of book, talk, and food.

readers/writers meet -
in a jug of water
ice cubes are melting
--gillena cox

revisit Chacachacare Saturday

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


i'm sick, resting and taking medication; revisit some of your favorites in the Archives by clicking Date Links from the Side Menu

much love

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

orchids from...

revisit Mothers Day 2010

Lunch Break 2011 highlights -- Mothers in law

remembering when
through the flower show we gaped
orchids on sale
--gillena cox 2011

A Happy mothers day to my mother in law Mrs Rita Grace Cox

Enjoy this Free Mother's Day Printable Word Search

Monday, May 02, 2011


i prayed myself out of a bad dream; woke up way before the dawn, exhausted; couldn't go back to sleep brewed some tea and turned on the TV with a pack of plaintain chips in one hand, and there was President Obama making the announcement (live) on CNN that the al Quaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was slain

clouds shaping
the morning sky
a dove alit on
the electric wire
--gillena cox

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. -- Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) more here...

moving clouds
gusty winds
changing the shape
--Adelaide Shaw

the doves thoughts
unaware of their danger
imprinted minds

Sunday, May 01, 2011

"From now on Pope John Paul shall be called 'blessed,"...To the cheers of the huge crowd, a tapestry showing a smiling John Paul was unveiled seconds after Benedict read the proclamation. St Peter's Square was jam-packed and the crowd stretched as far back as the Tiber River, more than half 550 yards away. The throng of devotees, many carrying national flags and singing songs, had moved toward the Vatican area from all directions from before dawn to get a good spot for the Mass. more here...

sound of windchimes
hot day
first May
--gillena cox