Sunday, September 30, 2012


September ends with
morning clouds tinted blue
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week). No other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year.

Sunday Smiles

Today is #43 in the series Sunday Savvy i invite you to share a Sunday something of yours email me or post a COMMENT

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September ends
accepting the fall

--Lorraine, CA

We'll miss September
October has pushed her away
Autumn's leaves will fall

-- Jim, US

tag 1 Shadow Shot Sunday; 30 September 2012
tag 2 today's prompt at OSI ' absent'
tag 3 Random Noodling Sunday 30 September 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Sunday savvy
"the film Inward Hunger" airs -
halcyon era

--gillena cox

This Sunday's savvy is prompted from OSI 'halcyon'

Attended tonight, with my brother Conrad-Dominic and my daughter Yanda, Film Festival's film 'Inward Hunger'. A well edited documentary style and most enthralling film on the life of Eric Williams first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago celebrated a golden anniversary this past August 31st and tomorrow another milestone in the nations history a holiday - Republic day is observed.

Sunday Smiles

Today is #42 in the series Sunday Savvy i invite you to share a Sunday something of yours email me or post a COMMENT

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tag 1 September Affair 2009
tag 2 Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival 2012
tag 3 Eric Eustace Williams (1911 – 1981)
tag 4 Shadow Shot Sunday; 23 September 2012
tag 5 prompt at OSI 'halcyon'

inside hunger
I thirst
I want to let go
I want to let God
I'm so thirsty


Saturday, September 22, 2012


Renku Saturday 28

at this time
morning glories fix the color
deep blue

Masaoka Shiki (1867 – 1902)

the plumbagos
even their stems

--gillena cox,TT

blue moon
hydrangeas blushing
midnight pink

-- Alegria Imperial,BC

in blue dreamland
under her cotton sheets -
lazy morning

--Patrick Fetu,FR

Deep blue
I am


I want to steal the word “blue”
into every poem...
Blue is an attitude
--Colleen Redman,US
read the whole poem here

midnight blue . . .
staring at
a blank page
-- Bill,US

blue handblown glass
his hand shapes a corn flower
with no prompting

-- Adelaide,US

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Shiki (October 14, 1867 – September 19, 1902) may be credited with salvaging traditional short-form Japanese poetry and carving out a niche for it in the modern Meiji Period. While he advocated reform of haiku, this reform was based on the idea that haiku was a legitimate literary genre. He argued that haiku should be judged by the same yardstick that is used when measuring the value of other forms of literature–something that was contrary to views held by prior poets. Shiki firmly placed haiku in the category of literature, and this was unique.
Some modern haiku are typified by deviating from the traditional use of 5-7-5 sound pattern and dispensing with the kigo ("season word"); Shiki's haiku reform advocated neither break with tradition...
image and text from Wikipedia

matsu sugi ya kareno no naka no Fudōdō

pines and cedars -
in the withered fields
the Hall of Fudo
--Masaoka Shiki at Takahata Fudo Hall

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


...who could resist the lure of such natural beauty; we had to stop at the look-out to gape once more, at this familiar scenery, which was all new to Yvens...

in the drama
of chiaroscuro

--gillena cox

Monday, September 17, 2012


...over the last weekend, on Saturday, my cell phone rings, i pick it up and press accept; the voice of my niece Candice addresses me; "my mom's in Trinidad, we are going to Maracas do, you want to come with us?" sure i answer, so i get my only swim suit and a towel bag them and await the Saturday beach party; turns out to be Candice, two of sisters: Gail and Annmarie, Yvens - a friend of Gail, and myself. Since its Yvens' first visit to Trinidad the car is full of talk about mainly food, flora and fauna...

beach sand -
from cellophane packs
taste of chili bibi

--gillena cox

some of you may prefer this version of the haiku; tell me what you think

sandy beach -
from cellophane packs
taste of chili bibi

--gillena cox

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Sunday savvy/jasmine flowers bloom/in a pot of tea
--gillena cox

Last Sunday, i wanted to fold an origami crane to photograph and upload to my Sunday post; try as i might, i just wasn't getting it right, so i used an image from google. However i fiddled and fumbled throughout the day and come Monday i was still at it, until i eventually got it, so today again i'm posting but this time, its my folded crane. The paper used for folding my crane is from a pack, sent to me a few years ago, as a gift, from a haiku friend, Etsuko from Japan.
As such today i'm offering a prompt: completion

Sunday Smiles

Today is #41 in the series Sunday Savvy i invite you to share a Sunday something of yours email me or post a COMMENT

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how to fold a paper crane

tag 1... Shadow Shot Sunday
tag 2... prompt today at OSI is 'constant'
tag 3... The Frugal Poet

Saturday, September 15, 2012


flea market morning
heaven provides
--Ralf Bröker Germany

leaned on his walking stick
he talks with a neighbor
-- gillena cox, TT

Its Renku Saturday 27

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Sunday, September 09, 2012


...the folded crane inset - from google

day unfolds -
a flower bud still clasped
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Sunday Smiles

Today, is the first Sunday within my one thousand-plus posts.


#40 in the series Sunday Savvy where i invite you to share a Sunday something of yours email me or post a COMMENT

revisit Sunday Savvy 39
thousand origami cranes

tag 1... Shadow Shot Sunday - 09 September 2012
tag 2...OSI prompt - 'echo'

small town Sunday
awakes with a roar
of motorcycles

-- Adelaide

Thursday, September 06, 2012


Today's is my 1004 post; i'm doing 3 things in celebration, which i had planned on doing for the 1000th post

1. i'm changing my profile picture

2. i'm numbering instead of titling posts

3. and i'm inviting sharings in celebration of my 1000th posting

email me or post a COMMENT
much love

After thousand blogs
autumn came again

-- Dimitar Anakiev

toasting a thousand
and one lunchbreaks --
here’s to more!

--Stella Pierides

celebration on high
new this september
one more post

--Pat Geyer

After a thousand
art show
each day is new


let one thousand
be the first milestone
to the next thousand

--Vinay Ravindranath

new steps
imagine more tomorrows
past skills

-- _m

another butterfly twirls
around the rose

--Christine L Villa , US

one thousand gifts--
can we put a number
on our heart's treasures?

-- Vivian , US

spring sun
the little boy asks me
what a thousand is

one thousand posts
on her weblog . . .
where does the time go

-- Bill

mingled voices
a thousand crickets
stir the breeze
-- Cara Holman

grandma shows me
my baby bonnet
in her quilt
--Michael Baribeau

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Sunday Savvy 39

"The dog doesn't know the difference between Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early those days too" - Donna Shalala

hibiscus hedges -
all the questions
children ask
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Today, i pause to reflect on questions from Lunch Break fans. What is Sunday Savvy?...well, its a phrase i coined for this Sunday series. Inherently it's to explore 'Sundayness': that which is special to, or about, Sunday. Growing up, back in those years, older folks used a sort of french jargon within their English dialects here in the Caribbean; one of those words was 'savey' and, when used, it would be like asking rhetorically "you know what i mean?" so simply, i'm just exploring 'Sundayness' ('Sundayness') - a word i've coined)

Sunday Smiles

today's is # 39 in the series Sunday Savvy where i invite you to share a Sunday something of yours email me or post a COMMENT

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tag 1 Shadow Shot Sunday - body language
tag 2 OSI prompt - violate

gloomy Sunday
I've broken my vinyl
of "Gloomy Sunday"

-- Bill

early to church...
standing on the bridge
swallows too fast to photo

--Pat Geyer

Sunday birthday
forgetting my age
I chase grandkids

-- Adelaide