Thursday, June 14, 2018

570


RIVER RAMBLINGS
smooth stones,
sharp stones,
stones;
down by the river,
aflow,
flow,
thoughts in contemplation;
words,
words in hibernation;
shadows emerge,
to a sprng of,
fresh green,
poetry life;
where verse directs,
the heart song of a lurid,
trickle over a bed,
of river silt;
how deep in into the earth’s layers?
seeps the silt of,
immersed concentration;
listening to hear,
the sounds,
silent in the heart,
of a universe;
always,
saying something,
of,
universal measure.
RIVER RAMBLINGS © gillena cox 2010; first published at poemhunter

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Its open mic hosted by Grace

Revisit
14 June 2017
14 June 2016
...river meandering 2015

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

569

[Filippo Baraccani image from google dot com, fair use]

WISPS TRANSIENT
Lust:
That salty
essence enticing, just
When the vagaries of
Reasoning, asks to be harnessed
Into meaningful harmonies, only to
Be wasted in wisps transient.
WISPS TRANSIENT © gillena cox 2018


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Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Lust
Prompted by Sumana Roy



Revisit
...cold gone lust 2017
13 June 2016
...a King's lust 2015



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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

568


FREEDOM: THE BEST KIND
Clouds drift, hugh and white in their puffiness. Sometimes i wonder of their weight and texture. Even though i think of cotton candy at a village fair, but not for its sweetness.

I did promise myself, i would write a haiku a day on my retirement. I would sit in my gallery gazing at the clouds sometimes pink, sometimes yellow, sometimes blue. As morning shapes herself, urged on by bird songs.

I did write a haiku a day, in that phenomenal space, but just for a while. Then i lapsed in sometimes and then a few days went by without the haiku muse's whispers. But its all good. I now write in the freedom of the moment. Those were the good old internet slow, days, when my imac was bondi coloured and oh so cute. Later my Dell with its CD pull out drawer came into my life.

Still with my Acer, I write and share, anytime of day or night. Retirement is not having to put the alarm bell on, not having to go to sleep to wake up to go to work. Its the best kind of freedom, believe me.

a butterfly
scallops its peculiar paths
wildflowers sway
FREEDOM: THE BEST KIND © gillena cox 2018


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Haibun Monday – Complexity of Freedom
Björn proms to write about freedom.

Revisit
...our freedom 2018
12 June 2017
Freedom celebrates... 2016

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday WRites 158


'WE BEAT' CLOSURE
Wind, is not who has stolen the vibe,
Nor Mocking Birds frolicking through pruned Ixoras.
It is just a time of capsized-jouvert ending.
Another end May-into-June festival time timed-out
To closure, but this year on a new note.
The folk has had earful of calypso and pan;
Belly full of corn soup, roti,
Ribald and rhetoric, staged under light of moon.
A count of days, till next year, that is all.
Now the festival of 'we beat' is over.
'WE BEAT' CLOSURE © gillena cox 2018

#jouvert is traditionally a beginning event. It happens at dawn on the Monday of Carnival is the opener for the street parades. This year in St James a jouvert event has been included for the first time in the end phase of The we beat festival.

#We Beat Festival: What began as a 9 nights cultural festival of end May into first week of June; celebrating the rich diversity of the people of St. James, Port of Spain. is now A week long mid-year event




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Revisit
we beat rhythms 2015
we beat vibes 2015
not a word said






Wednesday, June 6, 2018

566

FLIGHT INTO AZURE
A babe at the feet of Majesty,
Looks up to the sky seeing,
Only layers of chameleon clouds.
Now a giraffe, now a poodle,
An angel, a dragon, waves.
Sharp ears pick up the sound,
Of a jetplane going somewhere,
Overhead in a strait line, between
air and azure.
Who am i, just a flight into azure,
So easily awed.
FLIGHT INTO AZURE © gillena cox 2018

[image from Bing, fair use]


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Poetics: Getting Personal
Prompted by Amaya to Write a poem that only your intended audience will get. Show them who you are, not who you want the world to see.

Revisit
6 June 2016

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday WRites 157

[images from the internet used in today's haiga/mosaic. fair use]

A MOUSE IS A MOUSE
There once was a mouse who scurried
Back and forth in and out he hurried
Till his tail in a spin
Caught in a sinister trap there sullied
Nevermore to be worn in style he worried
A MOUSE IS A MOUSE © gillena cox 2018

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REVISIT
4 June 2016(1)
4 June 2016(2)
...mouse clicks 2015


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday WRites 156


these are hot hot days
before the rains tumble in

they are back again

having their fill
of caterpillar delights
from the Plumeria
A FEASTING TIME STORY © gillena cox 2018

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12 things about Memorial Day USA
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REVISIT
28 May 2017
Garden Morphs
where are they now


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