Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday WRites 116


WHERE WORDS TRANSPORT
After checks and scans from security,
Welcoming doors test reading savvy,
Here; In is in and Out is out,
Of this there is no doubt

Climbing stairs not your delight?
Elevators will surly suffice,
Oh! but the coffee shop,
Skip in first and then go up

So many authors, affix a name
To hopes and dreams now ours to claim,
Lining shelf after shelf,
Passions and foibles give of itself,
So all the world could dream dreams,
Visiting faraway places in this scheme

And outside, an assemble of pannists,
There to give of their grandest,
A free concert will draw many,
Hips to sway on any given day.
WHERE WORDS TRANSPORT © gillena cox 2017


edited to note: the building i wrote about is The National Library down town Port of Spain


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The new moon is out, and wishing you kindness in its light ❧✿❧ 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 #116, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites ❧✿❧






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Blog hopping with



Monday Mosaic #50


Weekend Mini Challenge: Buildings
Kim who likes the way in which Philip Larkin’s poem The Building conveys the physical appearance and atmosphere of a hospital without once using the term ‘hospital’, through the use of certain words and connotations; has challenged us to write a new similar poem

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[Steelband assembled outside on the NALIS (NationalLibrary) compound Port of Spain July 2017]

18 comments:

  1. Great title, Gillena! My first thought was an airport but then I took the elevator and passed the coffee shop to shelf after shelf and decided it had to be a mall with a book store.

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  2. Thanks for dropping in Kim

    Much love...

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  3. I had the same first thoughts as Kim, but your words proved me wrong. Great job! Fun to read your rhyme. Have a great week!

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation Sarah

    much love...

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  5. Love how your mosaic border repeats the colours in the photos, who doesn't love a trip to the book store especially when there's coffee and music to enjoy whilst browsing. Happy Mosaic Monday.

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    1. NALIS is our National Library 😊
      Thanks for dropping by Maggie

      Much love...

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  6. Sounds and vibes of "California Hotel?"
    I like it!!!
    ..

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  7. Happy you dropped in Jim

    much love...

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  8. A most delightful poem, Gillena! I love going to the library and agree that "Passions and foibles give of itself, so all the world could dream dreams,visiting faraway places in this scheme." Beautifully penned. Happy Monday, Gillena 😘🍹

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  9. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

    Much love...

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  10. I love to let words transport me... I would choose a world of books over the quickly fading stylish any day.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susie

      Much love...

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  11. As soon as I read "so many authors" I immediately shouted - library! Excellent rhymes in this.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Toni

      Much love...

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  12. Great scene and description. And don't you love the smell of libraries? They even smell tempting.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sarah

      Much love...

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  13. A fun rhyme and beautiful colours in the photo.

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    1. Thanks Lorrie, happy you dropped in

      Much love...

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