Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday WRites 47






MUD MAS
Early Monday morning, and de mud mas come out
An every body who is any body watching
How de mas showoff, walking 'bout
Like he own the road, de road is he own
But wat yuh expect? early Monday, when de mas come out
More whine than a winery could distill
An more mud than a pig with ah snout
Could slobber in ah lifetime
Jouvert, jouvert Monday without a doubt
Dutty smiling mud mas day
Earlier than the sun, de mud mas come out
MUD MAS © gillena cox 2016

Glossary
de - the
'bout - about
he own - his
An - And
wat - what
yuh - you
ah - a
Jouvert - starts the Carnival at pre dawn, traditionally, its very messy costuming. (mud, paint and in recent years chocolate covered bodies gyrate to early morning rhythms)
Dutty - Dirty

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You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #47, ❧✿❧ Today is Carnival Monday 2016 here in Trinidad and Tobago, need i say more! ❧✿❧ Mud Mas is written in a form called The Fold. Whats your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites



GRAB MY BUTTON

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Will link this to this week's open mic at
The Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

AND

Linking also to
Ruby Tuesdays Too

24 comments:

  1. Love the festive and lighthearted tone in this wonderful poem :D
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Thanks for linking in Sanaa

    Much love...

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  3. Happy you dropped in Annell

    Much love...

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  4. It's like being in the party. Love the sounds and images you've created. ♥

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    1. Happy you dropped by Magaly

      Much love...

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  5. "More whine than a winery could distill"--that's a cool line.
    And I want to see those chocolate covered bodies! xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Timoteo

      Much love...

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  6. I was in a mud volleyball game once. Totally crazy.

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    1. Cool, happy you dropped in

      Much love...

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  7. I think we live a life that is too silent up in our stark world... but I can do anything chocolate.

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    1. Happy you droppedvin Bjorn

      Much love...

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  8. What yuh expect ? Gyrating in chocolate, getting dutty:)

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    1. (✿◠‿◠) thanks for dropping in Rall

      much love...

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  9. I love the use of vernacular in this poem and the opportunity to learn of such traditions too.

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  10. "More whine than a winery could distill" Love that line!

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  11. (✿◠‿◠) Thanks for dropping in to read mine Susie

    much love...

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  12. I enjoyed the flavor of your write. Bravo!

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