Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Trending September Day 29

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

enjoying parang music
counting days to Christmas

little nuances -
eighty eight days to Christmas
and the lists

a big bright September moon
whispers light in the silence

September blood moon
already passed -
much talked about
© gillena cox

This is what we Trinis call 'Las Lap'. This is DAY TWENTY EIGHT of Trending September a haiku sequence. During this September sequence i have not been linking to prompts at other sites.
Click on September 2015, from the side menu, to see all of this September's haiga so far. And for earlier sequences click on the months mentioned

Twelve days of Christmas Dec 2014-Jan 15
Prompting at NaHaiWriMo August 2013
Spliced in July 2011
Cinderella Syndrome August 2010
The Umbrella sequence of July 2010.


Blogoratti said...

An enchanting read, makes me want to go vacation. So vividly written. Greetings friend.

Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Blogoratti

much love...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a wonderful poem! Did you see the bloodmoon? It was pretty! Happy Autumn, enjoy your day!

Leovi said...

Wonderful poem to the moon blood!

Lorrie said...

Your words evoke life in a place very different from my own, yet we all wait and watch. The bit about the leaf cutter ants took me back to the years I spent living in the jungle in South America. You have a lovely way of stringing words together.

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Hello Gillena, what a wonderful poem! ♥
I wish I had seen the moon, but it was cloudy here. It could have been very pretty, because after a cloudless, cold night there would have been mist over "our" lake and the moon somewhere above everything...
See you soon! Hugs!

Ohmydearests said...

Brilliant verse! I really enjoyed reading your wonderfully selected words!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in. I didn't see it Eileen, missed this one

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Leovi

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lorrie

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sara

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for dropping in Jandi

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Magyar said...

...and you are the poet that I am not. Fine work Gillena_! _m

Gillena Cox said...

Humble bow Magyar, thanks for dropping in

much love...

Diane Mayr said...

I love the pairing of art and words in today's haiga!

Life at Still Woods said...

What a talent you have with words. Simply enchanting! I love the blood moon caption! I was so hoping to see it, but alas, the cloud cover here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was too heavy.
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

Arthur Hidden said...

I am and european french guy and I have lived for 4 years in Guadeloupe.
Your poem of septembre has à very strong and Nice taste to my memory

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Diane

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lynda

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Glad you stopped by Arthur

much love...