Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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THE AMPHITHEATER
lights on:
footsteps up and down , up and down
the concrete steps;
pulse of 'we beat festival'
cool nights in The Amphitheater 's bowel,
gestating rthymn after rthymn;
the flair of a community once stated -
"they never sleep";
but times have changed,
they sleep now,
awakened; every now and again by the 'we beat' vibes:
the jazz...
the corn soup...
the steelbands...
the corn soup...
the craft items on sale: earrings, rings, t-shirts...
the corn soup...
St James awakes to
'we beat festival'
in the bowel of
The Amphitheater.
© gillena cox 2015

visit - The 'we beat festival' page





Written in response to the prompt at Poetry Jam 'Local'

30 comments:

  1. sounds like fun times, so carnival comes once a year...
    i love festivals...you get tastes of things you otherwise do not...
    and magic comes to town once more...i would def love
    the streetbands....i clicked over...and it looked pretty wild..

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    1. as we say plenty tempo, (◕‿◕。) the steelband on stage is not as "wild" as going through the streets

      happy you dropped in

      much love...

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  2. a wonderful flavor of festival in your words...true fun time...

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    1. happy you stopped by Sumana

      much love...

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  3. oh yes the local amphitheater, one of the best memories of growing uo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Suyash

      much love...

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  4. I can taste the joy and excitement in this, really captivating emotions.

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Alan

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  5. There are lots of festivities and movements. An amphitheater can be the focus of cultural activities to account for this. Wonderful write Gillena!

    Hank

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  6. There are some cities that don't sleep. Some are awakened by the sounds :)
    Interesting to read, Gillena :)

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    1. happy you dropped by Anita

      much love...

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  7. Sounds like something unique to see --this festival. I see "pan night" on the photo and wonder if they just beat on pans on a particular night. Sounds fun.

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    1. pan night is for steelband concerts, there are other nights : like jazz night, calypso night etc its a 9 night fest

      happy i sparked your interest

      much love...

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  8. I can see, smell, hear, and almost taste the scene here. I really liked getting a glimpse of your 'local,' Gillena!! A lively time in the Amphitheater.

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    1. thanks for dropping in Mary

      much love...

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  9. Now I'm craving corn soup, live music and lights...

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    1. oh good; happy i sparked your interest

      much love...

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  10. festivals always bring their special colors and sensations. I am ready for food and music.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Gabriella

      Much love...

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  11. Gillena,

    It is always wonderful when on holiday in particular, to find a traditional event taking place. Linking the 'locals,' with the casual travellers can be rewarding for everyone.

    Eileen

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    1. Happy you dropped in Eileen

      Much love...

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  12. Wonderful enjoy the celebration.

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    1. happy you dropped in Gemma

      much love...

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  13. I do enjoy festivals ..the music.. the food..the people..this makes me think warm weather ..and fun.

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    1. thanks for dropping in Trudessa

      much love...

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  14. dear gillena- i'll be right over!!!

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    1. (◕‿◕。) happy you dropped in Rebecca

      much love...

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  15. Nicely captured atmosphere of this great local event in your neighbourhood. Gillena.

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