Saturday, October 1, 2016

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[Flaming Poinciana, Flame tree,
Gulmohar, from google dot com]

PLAYING COLOURS AT POKER
I'll see you one red maple leaf
And raise you two thunder claps
Those angry wind songs are playing
Over The Atlantic

I'll see you one cold snap morning
And raise you two petals from
Flaming poinciana at Memorial Park
Where an angel respects our war memory

I'll see you one really long night
And raise you two parang tunes
Played on FM Sweet 100 days of Christmas
For anxious hearts already sway
To manger stories

I'll see you one crayon to colour autumn
And raise you two marac playing paranderos
To colour all paths to a season of joy
PLAYING COLOURS AT POKER © gillena cox 2016

Revisit
AUTUMN LEAVES
Where is everyone?
Leaves rest
On the park bench
To pattern...


Note
Here in Trinidad and Tobago, our seasons are 2; The Wet Season, and The dry Season, our clime does not display seasons of winter, summer, spring or fall


Photo-Glossary
[Memorial Park - Port of Spain, Trinidad]


[Trinidad lady paranderos playing marac and singing parang songs]


[Trinidad FM Sweet 100 radio station logo]



Written for and blog hopping today at
Prompt Nights
Crunching, Crinkling Autumn swirling in the Breeze – [30]


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[my video choice for today is

16 comments:

  1. Whistles!!πŸ’–πŸ’– This is absolutely incredible writing, Gillena 😘 I love the dash of history and culture along with the shades of autumn in your verse. Especially adore "I'll see you one crayon to colour autumn and raise you two marac playing paranderos, to colour all paths to a season of joy" sigh beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. πŸ’–Thank you for your appreciation SanaaπŸ’–

    much love...

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  3. i like the images that 'autumn' trigger in the speaker's mind...

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

      much love...

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  4. How I love this game. It reads like a dance... full of autumn!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Magaly

      much love...

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  5. This was great and reminded me of beinbg a child and changing the rules of games just for fun. I don't mind the sound of thunderclaps unless the electrical power supply suddenly blacks out!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation RobinπŸπŸ‚

      Much love...

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  6. The poker concept is such a good one - particularly the crayons for colouring our own autumn - that sounds joyous :-)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jae
      πŸ‚πŸ
      Much love...

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  7. I love this take on autumn. "I'll see you one red maple leaf
    And raise you two thunder claps" wonderful

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Debi

      much love...

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    1. happy you dropped in Rommy

      much love...

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  9. I, too, love your take on autumn. What a fun game you have played with us. Perfect moments of the season to be won and lost.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Linda

      much love...

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