Friday, September 07, 2018

2319

[haiga]

laughter of waves -
a mermaid wears her hat
down in her boudoir

© gillena cox 2018


[Trendy Mermaid digital composition]


{Trendy Mermaid crop}



[ for 'Trendy Mermaid' i used 4 images from Bing dot com, Fair Use]




Blog hopping today with

Week 27, Year 8

AND


PUT A HAT ON IT

AND


Carpe Diem's
Weekend Meditiation #49 Clouds and Waves by Rabindranath Tagore
Prompted by Kristjaan to distill a haiku from
Clouds And Waves ©️ Rabindranath Tagore

Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon."
I ask, "But how am I to get up to you ?"
They answer, "Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds."
"My mother is waiting for me at home, "I say, "How can I leave
her and come?"
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall cover you with both my hands, and our house-top will
be the blue sky.
The folk who live in the waves call out to me-
"We sing from morning till night; on and on we travel and know
not where we pass."
I ask, "But how am I to join you?"
They tell me, "Come to the edge of the shore and stand with
your eyes tight shut, and you will be carried out upon the waves."
I say, "My mother always wants me at home in the everything-
how can I leave her and go?"
They smile, dance and pass by.
But I know a better game than that.
I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore.
I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with
laughter.
And no one in the world will know where we both are.


ENJOY THE MUSIC



REVISIT
7 September 2016
7 September 2015
7 September 2014

22 comments:

Christine said...

cute mermaid!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hat makes it speak loudly
Coffee is onis on

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Christine

Much💛love

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Dora

Much💛love

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the mermaid with her green bowler hat, wonderful idea! Have a great weekend, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Beautiful and creative post.
Happy weekend to you xx

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Valerie

Much💛love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sirkkis

Much💛love

Linda Kunsman said...

so sweet and chaeming!

JFM said...

Such a jaunty look to this gorgeous mer maid!
Love how she looks in all of your photos ❤
Aretha Franklin made my teenage years great for dancing with her songs and her energy.
We have lost a truly talented performer.

Hugs and Happy PPF 🎨

denthe said...

fun and colourful piece this week! I love that poem by Tagore. Happy weekend ♥

DVArtist said...

I just love the way you put those images together. I use to sing Aretha Franklin songs on small stage performances. She will always be my inspiration.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Jan

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Denthe

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nicole

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Linda

much love...

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful...
Have a good week!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by BLOGitse

much love...

Chèvrefeuille said...

I love this response and what a wonderful haiga you have created.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Kristjaan

Much💛love

purplepeninportland.com said...

Unique and delightful!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Sara

Muvh💛love