Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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image below my Paranderos 2009 haiga reposted

PARADEROS
He is aged, like the mountains surrounding green valleys
His teeth, what's left of them, stained with aguinaldos
Announcements; from maracas shaking, mandolin strumming
Men, chanting of the king born in a manger to Mary
El Senor, they call him
Ah those women, in frilly skirts like swaying bougainvillea
On branch tips, espadrilles embedded, on dancing feet
The rum, free and hot, gushes through blood-heated veins
Here passion flows to warm already hots days, when gypsy like
They stray from their homes, to carry the spirit of Christmas days.
This vintage energy still lives,in the young ones, singing
The strains of the parang today
PARADEROS © gillena cox 2015


Written for Susan's prompt

Energy, Vitality

28 comments:

  1. Love the spark of culture in this exquisite piece :D
    Beautifully rendered.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I especially like "ah, those women, in frilly skirts like swaying bougainvillea". Great imagery!

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    1. Thank you for dropping in Sherry

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  3. love the festive mood, joy and the musical verse with notes and dancing rhythm....

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

      Much love...

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  4. This brings back memories filled of song, ginger tea, cookies, corn-cakes... and all sorts of souls singing about the coming of the Sun God. :-)

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    1. coming of the sun of God, pun intended for sure. luv it. glad you dropped in to read mine Magaly

      Much love..

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  5. "like swaying bougainvillea" definitely. I had to look up some of the others. The joy and vitality comes through even the oldest man. I love the image of youth and age as green valley and surrounding mountains. Thank you!.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Susan, thanks for your lovely prompt

      Much love...

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  6. "Ah those women, in frilly skirts like swaying bougainvillea" ~ You have painted such a cheerful picture :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by to read mine Purba

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  7. Ah, wonderful that the energy continues to live on! Beautiful festivities!

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  8. Yes, full of vitality! Enjoyed the performance too.

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  9. Well that put a smile on my face this morning! How beautiful is the diversity of this world Gillena. Thank you so much.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Robin

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  10. Such energy and rhythm, such joy! Frilly flowers....thank you for letting us share in this celebration. Wonderful!

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  11. Loved the words you have used here Gillena. Allow me to get my maracas and join the festivities.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Totomai

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  12. Hope and dreams - the very best example of positive energy - 'those women, in frilly skirts like swaying bougainvillea' was my favourite line in this poem :)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jae

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  13. This video makes me feel as if I'm on holidays. And to think Gillena, you are on holidays all the time:) Trinidad and Tobago vitality. Lots of that expressed in your poem. I actually used to know a " Miss Trinidad" She was very beautiful but beyond the frilly skirts there wasn't much else":)

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  14. There's a great rhythm in this poem. Culturally exciting too!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Carol

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