Friday, September 25, 2015


Trending September Day 25

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

who knows me better
than i know myself -
dark chocolate squares

contemplating gratefulness
Republic Day holiday

Friday market -
a bouquet of fresh green herbs
delights the senses
© gillena cox

This is DAY TWENTY FIVE of Trending September a haiku sequence. During this September sequence i will not be linking to prompts at other sites. Click on September 2015, from the side menu, to see all of this September's post so far.

I will be visiting friends at Paint Party Friday Week 29, Year 5 today


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful words!Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Valerie

Much love...

Linda Kunsman said...

you really have knack for creating the most beautiful and visual haikus Gillena. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Linda

much love...

My name is Erika. said...

Loved your poem (and the piece you made). You had some beautiful imagery! Have a wonderful weekend.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Erika

Much love...

Beth Niquette said...

Lovely poetry, sweet artwork. Wonderful!

DVArtist said...

Lovely Haiku. Have a great weekend.

Giggles said...

Stunning poetry had my visual senses in on high as I envisioned your beautiful words...what a trip you took me on...Beautifully done!!Loved it!!!

Hugs Giggles

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Beth
Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Nicole

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Giggles

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denthe said...

Beautiful words, and I love the green colour and the composition.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Den the

Much love...

Jill Holmes said...

Very creative writing. Your painting makes me want to go find a fresh market somewhere and buy lots of fresh and tasty herbs and vegetables. It is very fresh and inspirational.

Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Jill

Much love...