Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Trending September Day 22

no summers
just Caribbean breezes
no winters either

fallen blossoms
on the paved walk

leaf cutter ants
they have a mind of their own
carrying cuttings

some faithful ladies arrange
vases for their church altar

automatic doors -
the intimated welcome
to grocery shoppers

persistent honking of horns
Sunday cooking gas sellers

polling day
the longest lines
for stained fingers

delicious! watermelons
did i mention, the red team won

this bird singing out its name
kis ka ke ee ee

as if the night was too long
an earth tremor before dawn

fragments of peace -
one aeroplane flying high
two grackles low

in the cooling of evening
to sit on the back steps nice

the way they cling sun or rain
comfort of leaves

in the torrent of raindrops
memories childhood paper boats


near palm fronds wave to
distant verdant mountains

after many years
from opposite directions
to meet in the street

under large umbrellas
the doubles vendors

a can of beans -
the flip side of a label
to write a haiku

coin toss
the captain says
we play

the dare of youth to reason
game of cricket in the street

the old mango tree
holding patches of sky
all day long

just for a while this sunset
golden like the burning bush

© gillena cox

This is DAY TWENTY TWO of Trending September a haiku sequence. During this September sequence i will not be linking to prompts at other sites.


Blogoratti said...

An enjoyable read, well done!

Diane Mayr said...

The "just for a while" sometimes isn't even long enough for me to get out my cell phone and take a photo!

Unknown said...

your talent is so wonderful and giving and encouraging, much love for that, always Gillena

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Blogaratti

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Diane

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lorraine

Much love...

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative poetry ~ lilting, lovely,

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Carol

Much love...

jp said...

well done Gillena!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks JP

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

"just for a while this sunset
golden like the burning bush"

Haiga accepted for publication at Daily Haiga 😊

Gillena Cox said...

just for a while this sunset
golden like the burning bush
© gillena cox
Haiga published 14th October 2022 at Daily Haiga: an edited journal of contemporary and traditional haiga