Tuesday, September 18, 2018

598

[The Circus 1937 by Joan Miro from google dot com; fair use]


THE CIRCUS
The circus came to town
I went to see animals
I went to see performers
I went to be amazed

The circus came to town
The big clumsy elephant
Ate peanuts from folks’ hands
In between elephant mouthed smiles

The circus came to town
Tigers snarled fierce teeth
But did what they were told
Folks gasped breaths of unbelief

The circus came to town
There was cotton candy
And innocence and laughter
And baggy pants clowns too

The circus came to town
Trapeze artistes flipped and swirled
There were seats in tiers
There was no burden of cruelty
THE CIRCUS © gillena cox


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Revisit
18 Sept 2017
18 Sept 2016
bread and circuses


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday WRites 172

[images from google dot com used in today's Mosaic]


FOUR STANZAS OF GRAY
Night lamps sleep in the street
Tired from overseeing its quiet
Few stirrings of cobalt hours
Fade to dawn's delight of gray

Stay awhile the stormy hips
Of unseen slyphs urge on
So trees dance a wild dance
In gray hours of morning light

Not a coo from resident pigeons
Gray feathers hushed and folded
Song of raindrops fill the air
Let rainstorm voice her discord

Washed gray the empty street
Well that folks be dry indoors
Azure waits above hidden from
Treat of rainy morning's accord.
© gillena cox 2018



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Good Monday Friends. Wishing folks under Storm Florence a speedy pass over and hoping good weather returns quickly.
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Revisit
hushed tones
September musings
choices







Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday WRites 171

[3 internet images used, to form today's mosaic; Fair Use]


COUNTING SHEEP
Spinning sly heat off nighttime hours
Keen red and green lights automate
Time span of bedroom coolness
When sheep then sleep sets in
No one is disturbed
Sheep sleep nor i
Hear set fan
When it
Stops
COUNTING SHEEP © gillena cox 2018


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Revisit
10 Sept 2016
night wends its way
a wondrous time of sleep





Wednesday, September 5, 2018

595

Oswaldo Guayasamin art from Pinterest


CHARITY FOLD
Outstretched hand, a step up, to heaven;
Pearly gates, where a name scroll unrolls;
No initials, all is laid out in plain sevens;
For this is the number, of forgiveness times;
Given with compassion, a step up, to heaven;
Roll call of grace, milk and honey to succor;
Sacrifices to that beggar man, his dignity molten;
He too functions, in wide scheme of redemption;
That long journey home, to Paradise gate, harken;
Wisdom's call, arise to generous penance;
See, the outstretched hand, a step up, to heaven;
CHARITY FOLD © gillena cox 2018



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Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Charity
Prompted by Susan


REVISIT
5 September 2016
5 September 2015
...begger man... 2017



Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday WRites 170

[Images in today's mosaic from Bing dot com]

BACKPACKS TODAY
Backpacks swallow books pens pencils,
Stuffing itself with these and some surprises,
Tasty kindles and yummy cellphones,
New treats for new age packs.
Lunches though, they sometimes lack.
Does the adage still digest?
An apple for the teacher.
BACKPACKS TODAY© gillena cox 2016


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Good Monday folks. Here in T&T school reopens today with all of its excitement, newness, traffic jams etc


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Revisit
3 Sept 2015
of school and more
apple tales





Thursday, August 30, 2018

593

[INTERNET IMAGE]


KISKADEE © gillena cox 2018
Kis ka dee, kis ka dee, her bright yellow underbelly
strikes sunlight into the dullest morning.
She calls again kis ka dee, kis ka dee,
What is she saying, she is singing her name.

After cock a doodle doo
Clouds loose their grey hue
Brightening under an azure blue
Kis ka dee, kis ka dee she is singing her name.
KISKADEE © gillena cox 2018

Listen to the Kiskadee at Asa Wright Center in Trinidad



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Prompted by Björn Rudberg (brudberg)


Revisit
30 August 2017
kiskadee 2017
30 August 2016

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday WRites 169


In today's mosaic: My granddaughter - in Scarlet Ibis Costume last year; at nursery school. The birds are from a google search]

SCARLET IBIS AND COCRICO
Scarlet Ibis is dancing in the carnival parade,
She lives on the island of Trinidad.
Surely, little Cocrico, is dancing too,
On the island of Tobago.
In their costumes; homemade,
And they are both glad.
For when, costumes they take off; ringtone!
They can say to each other - Hello!
Over-the-seas; via cell phone.
SCARLET IBIS AND COCRICO © gillena cox 2016


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Good Monday folks. four days away from Independence day [31st August] i thought, why not present our National Birds today in mosaic and poem.
Scarlet Ibis and Cocrico are The National Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Both birds are featured on the Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago, and are protected by law.
The Scarlet Ibis occurs in Trinidad; it is brown when young, it's colour changes to red when it is mature. The Cocrico; not found in Trinidad, is the only game bird on the island of Tobago, is referred to as the Tobago Pheasant.


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Revisit
humming bird 2017
27 August 2017
in sync 2017