Saturday, February 25, 2012

Renku Saturday 18

Even after waking
From the dream
I’ll see the colors of irises

--Ume Shukishi (1668-1725)

the opened window
breath of morning

--gillena cox

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revisit Renku Saturday 17

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In Bird Songs

Today is my son's birthday; he got his birthday gift early since in January from me, and today, i called to wish him Happy Birthday; I used a tiny crop from one of his art pieces for the background of today's haiga.

morning sun -
the colours of today
in bird songs

--gillena cox

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well


Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.

-- Kahlil Gibran click here to read the whole poem

click here to revisit my son's birthday 2011

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sunkissed Mountains

sun kissed mountains -
me in the midst of
Tuesday revellers
--gillena cox

click here to revisit Carnival Tuesday 2011

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Renku Saturday 17

i used a 2007 photo for today's post; Happy Saturday

variegated leaves -
last minute adjustments
Carnival Saturday

--gillena cox

to tangle or untangle
the willow---
it's up to the wind

--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

What If

i read the quote of the day at Quote Garden today "Grief is itself a medicine--William Cowper" and said to myself "what if?......"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

St Valentines Day 2012

St Valentine's Day -
the pointsettia shedding
its Christmas blush

--gillena cox

Happy Valentines Day; if you'll like to share a poem or image, COMMENT or email me

click to revisit the St Valentine's Day celebration 2011

--St Valentine's Day haiga gift from Gheorghe Postelnicu, Romania; Thank you Stops

La Saint-Valentin.
Ah, comment t'offrir des roses
au parfum pérenne ?

--Francis Tugaye; France
Thank you Francis

God sheds Valentines For all -
a love that never dies
Not only one day for lovers

Thank you Chelle

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Savvy 18

revisit Sunday Savvy 17

Children carnival parades on Sundays, are a treat to both the young and the old; for visitors as well as natives.
Older folk i think relive the energy of childhood play and youngs ones just enjoy themselves. Its no wonder we Trinis use the phrase 'play mas ' to refer to the action of the masquerade whether of adults or children. To masquerade is to have fun.

Times when though; children at play were scolded by knowing and wise adults to come out from the rain (well that was mostly so in the days when children's play was an outdoor activity, looong before the computer era).

The paradox today is that both adults and children ignore rain showers in the consensus of 'play mas'

Sunday Smiles to all

in between
rain and sun
carnival joy

-- gillena cox

click here to view 'Dance The Mas'

collected years
in that deepened mix
childhood lingers
to frolic
within this whispy rain
dancing puddles


a kid's Sunday
filled with lots
of nothing to do


Winter Chill
warming up with
Sunday Savvy18


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Birthday 2012

a birthday haiku written for me

rebirth of the sunrays -
teaching the snow
to melt

by Juhani Tikkanen of Finland

Thank you Tikkis

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunday Savvy 17

revisit Sunday Savvy 16

Sunday Etymology
In Russian the word for Sunday is Воскресенье (Voskreseniye) which means "Resurrection". In other Slavic languages the word means "no work", for example Polish: Niedziela, Belorussian: Нядзеля, Croatian: Nedjelja, Serbian: Nedelja, Czech: Neděle,Bulgarian: Неделяclick to read more

Sunday savvy -
a pile up of garbage
at the street corner

--gillena cox

Super Bowl Sunday
only women
at Starbucks


Sunday morning walk
the bedroom to my shower
fragrent coffee pot

--;<) _m

super bowl sunday
grocery store shelves bare
empty mall


Worshippers leave church
Cars line up at the restaurants
In a resort town


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Sunday Smiles to everyone

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Renku Saturday 16

February sunshine--
an island caught in a storm
of carnival vibes

--gillena cox, 2012

go naked / one needs to wear more clothes / in February’s storm

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Renku Saturday 15

Trinidad and Tobago enjoys a public holiday today in observance of Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day Happy Holiday revisit <>Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Yellow Tinged

Good morning February. I always refer to February as my month; i was born on the eleventh day.
This month; month of love - of wine, roses and chocolates, when we celebrate Valentines day; month of nonconformity - some times 28 days sometimes 29; month of carnival, and the harnessing energies of the amethyst; all of this and much much more is my February

yellow tinged clouds
the morning rain still clinging
to leaves

--gillena cox

much love