Monday, August 12, 2013



stark sunlight
the concrete sidewalk hot with
incentive to win

The Great Race circle
of players and fans hitch
their boats for display

no time to wallow
in despair; pounding the beat
calypso music

scatter the strain
of waiting anxiety
illuminate fun

striking a chord of neighbourhood gaiety

--gillena cox

Linking today to The Sunday Whirl Wordle #121
AND to
Monday Mellow Yellow

photos taken Saturday August 10th, during promotion (along the Western Main Road in St James) for Great Race August 24th 2013


a spirit of simplicity said...

Wonderful! I love the poem about such a great event.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for stopping by

much love...

De Jackson said...

Love the flow of this, especially:
"scatter the strain
of waiting anxiety"

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you De; happy you stopped by

much love...

Unknown said...

great energy!

Old Egg said...

I often think the names of the boats are more fun than watching them race, plus the atmosphere of course. However I can relate with the "sidewalk hot with incentive to win."

Nanka said...

This must be fun time and can sense the excitement!! Nice boats displayed!!

Gillena Cox said...

indeed Mishla

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

thank you old egg; happy you stopped by

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Nanka

much love...