Sunday, March 07, 2021

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the puppy sans mask
visitors at my gate with -
 a bottle of wine

Haiku approached me while i was reading an extramural course in Communications at The University of The West Indies in St Augustine Trinidad. It was very much like the surprise visit my brother and his sooo cute puppy gave me a day last week. A surprise bearing gifts. 
I accepted the gift of haiku, which i thought was amazing - a poem only 3 lines with a count of syllables restriction! I laid it aside,  much like the bottle of wine i have still in the fridge to open some another time at my whim. 
And then, when i bought my first computer in the late '90s, i deceided then, that's what i'm gonna do! Research, revitalize and make this my new hobby. And so i began writing haiku. First joining yahoo groups, then moving with my group haiku friends into Facebook and into blogsphere. So here i am folks.
© gillena cox 2021




 Sunday XV of the new series '100 ways to haiku a mask '

Tell me about your Sunday email me OR post a COMMENT 

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This Season of Lent; a good time to reflect, fast and pray, as we continue to adjust to the new normal

The Lord is my strength, my shield, 

my heart puts its trust in Him;

Psalm 28:7

What's there to smile about today? Thank God for the grace of poetry 


SUNDAY SMILES



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BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

AND



PIANISSIMO
side by side
the shadows and the light
Covid 19's  tune

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side by side
the lessons of adjusting
relinquishing space

the shadows and the light
new normal keyboard 
pandemic aria  

Covid 19's  tune
all must dance knowing who
 the puppet master is 
© gillena cox 2021




REVISIT
sumie Sunday 15
Sunday Standard #15
Sunday Lime #15


ENJOY THE MUSIC: The Fountain — Marcel Lucien Grandjany

39 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah, I see – you have answered the question here, as part of your post, about how you started.

Yes, here you are indeed, writing a life in haiku! I have learned so much about where you live and gained a sense of your lifestyle, just from reading these little verses week after week, year after year. What a blessing that haiku came to you!

Khaya Ronkainen said...

Love your haiku; it reminds of the days (that seem so far away in the past right now) where we could pop over at our friends' place with a bottle of wine and have great conversations, face to face. I enjoy reading your writing process, too!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Love the journey you take us on here Gillena! Your poem full of shadows and the light is beautiful and so true. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 🌻

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thankfully there are some creatures in the world who don't have to wear masks at this time!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Rosemary

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Khaya

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Carrie

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Maggie

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Rommy said...

Have a lovely Sunday!

C. Sandlin said...

Everything is more fraught now--this hit close to home today as family is missed during these masked times.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Chrissa

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Rommy

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indybev said...

Interesting segue into writing via haiku. I am to this day trying to sort out haiku, senyru, and tanka, but I have such fascination for this brief snippets that conjure up elaborate scenarios if well written!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Bev

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JadeLi said...

Lots of good poetry in your post, Gillena. I love the thought of your brother coming to visit with his puppy and a bottle of wine. Happy Sunday to you.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Jade

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qbit said...

"side by side
the shadows and the light
Covid 19's tune" - oh! oh! oh!

Magaly Guerrero said...

How exciting to learn how you and haiku became such friends. And you've been delighting in the ink-friendship since the 90s. How fantastic!

Helen said...

I had dinner out last evening ... at the home of a good friends + friends of his. I carried a bottle of Red but no puppy.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by qbit

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Magaly

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Gillena Cox said...

☺happy you dropped by Helen

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Truedessa said...

Haiku is definitely you signature style. Always, wonderfully crafted.

Happy Sunday to you!

Marja said...

Good on you A great hobby it is I loved the last Haiku

Old Egg said...

It is great to read about your adopting poetry as a hobby. We all probably have a similar take to tell. It also good to find a poetic style that that your really enjoy the form of.

dsnake1 said...

your haiku put a smile on my face. :)

BLOGitse said...

Thinking is a great hobby - haiku needs thinking!
Have a good week!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Truedessa

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Truedessa

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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Gillena Cox said...

☺happy you dropped by Cheong Lee san

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation BLOGitse

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DVArtist said...

The love of your hobby shows through each time you write. I love the harp music too. Have a great day.

Susie Clevenger said...

Your words reach right into my spirit. beautiful

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nicole

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Susie

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Adelaide said...

a gift of wine
sharing the high
with family

Adelaide

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Adelaide

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