Saturday, July 16, 2016

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This is a 1993 photo ( me in a hand-printed batik outfit) taken in the St Georges Grenada, market. Two places i always would go when i visited Grenada, were Grand Anse Beach and The Market in St Georges. The energy in the market is vivid and alluring and as a tourist, the prices were always special, not higher , lower for the island spices which i luv. I always bought my mother a swizzle stick, which they make from a tree folks call Swizzle Stick Tree(don't know if that is the scientific name for the tree)

cinnamon and clove
to this new millenium -
their scents follow me
© gillena cox 2016


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['Blue Calm Painting by Caroline Philp ' from google dot com]

It was from a little brook
To ponder this pebble I took
Smooth as glass
A wee tiny mass
That so many others forsook
© gillena cox 2016


written for
Weekend Mini Challenge - In the Market for Poems

AND

Sunday's mini Challenge Shallows, deeply
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Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


14 comments:

  1. Both very sweet poems, Gillena, and a wonderful picture of you. I love the idea of the staying power of the spices--right into the new Millenium. Your background notes are also very sweet. Thanks. k.

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  2. Thanks for a lovely promt today K, happy you dropped by to read my response

    Much love...

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  3. I love the photo of you and the memories of this market place...spices divine!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Hannah

      Much love...

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  4. Your picture (and the note attached to it) takes me back to the Caribbean. You always make me miss home... in a good way.

    Love the haiku, too. The scents that mingle with our roots are always part of us...

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    1. Thank you for dropping in Magaly

      Much love...

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  5. I have never been in the Caribbean but I think the scent would be one of many good reasons to go there.

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    1. Björn thanks for dropping by
      Much love...

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  6. The fragrance of cinnamon and cloves is very comforting.

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    1. Happy you dropped by Kerry

      Much love...

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  7. We've only been to Grenada once but I do believe that we got some spices there, nutmeg besides cinnamon maybe? We did buy it in the Market. Between your explanation and the poems, I really enjoyed coming today.
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  8. Ah yes lots and lots of Nutmegs are grown there. Happy you dropped in Jim

    Much love..

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  9. fragrance (and certain foods) are a powerful pull for memories to me too... Love the photo.

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  10. Thanks for dropping in Margaret

    Much love...

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