Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday WRites 146

[i used 3 images from the internet to form today's mosaic]


ST JOSEPH'S DAY HAIBUN
When i was a child, calypsoes were not to be sung during the season of Lent [not so nowadays], however on St Joseph's Day one could take a break from the seriousness, and yes, on that day we could sing calypsoes and dance, in the school yard, in the street or at home. There was also a betting game we children played. In that we crossed fingers and deceided what we were giving up for Lent. Be it ice cream or cake or sweets etc and should one of us stray from this and another person or persons of the bet saw us we were in for some good slaps with the words LENT, LENT, LENT. Except on St Joseph's Day of course.

wisps of clouds -
vast azure sky lends its self
to reverie
ST JOSEPH'S DAY HAIBUN © gillena cox 2018



A ST JOSEPH INTERCESSION
“Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil as you did the Holy Family.
Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ, ever fervent in the imitation of
the virtue of our Blessed Lady, your sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen.”


HAPPY ST JOSEPH'S DAY FOR THOSE OBSERVE THIS DAY AS SPECIAL ❧✿❧ 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 #146, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites

ENJOY THE MUSIC


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Blog hopping with


#77

AND


Tuesday Platform


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REVISIT
Cutting Lent 2010





26 comments:

  1. Blessing to you on this Feast of St. Joseph! God Bless!

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    1. Happy you dropped in Cathy

      much love...

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  2. A blue sky can easily start me dreaming, so calming and peaceful,. Happy Mosaic Monday.

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  3. Thanks for dropping by Maggie

    much love...

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  4. Thank you for the invitation to link up, Gillena! I enjoyed your St Joseph's Day haibun. In my haibun for dVerse this evening, I included a YouTube video of Harry Belafonte singing 'Scarlet Ribbons'. I also remember 'Island in the Sun', another song my mother used to sing to me. Back then I didn't realise it was a calypso.

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  5. Yes it is Kim. So happy you linked in here also.

    Much🌼love

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  6. How beautiful Gillena! I always enjoy visiting you! Hugs, Diane

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  7. Happy you dropped by Diane

    Much🌼love

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  8. Oh this is lovely!💞 Many blessings to you on this Feast of St. Joseph, Gillena 💞

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    1. Happy you dropprd by Sanaa

      Much🌼love

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  9. Blessings Gillena. Wow , you certainly had some fun dancing calypsoes at school.I have failed several times already in my Lenten resolve to give up sweets. Every year I try and fail.The spirit is willing but every year the flesh is getting weaker:)

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    1. ☺☺😊happy you dropped by Cressida

      Much🌼love

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  10. Dancing is blessing we can show through movement.

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    1. I do agree. Happy you dropped in to read mine Magaly

      Much🌼love

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  11. Love the thought of having one day to take a break from lent... I have a feeling that it was more austere in our dark Lutheran north...

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

      Much🌼love

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    1. Happy you dropped in Neeraj

      Much🌼love

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    1. Happy you dropped in Rajani

      Much🌼love

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  14. That's how it used to be in the good old days - small communities kept everyone accountable! Thanks for sharing your memories!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Angie

      Much🌼love

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  15. Lovely reminiscences of childhood never to be repeated but in our memory all the time! Very much so gillena!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Hank

      Much🌼love

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  16. Beautiful memories and a wonderful ode to St Joseph 😊

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Vivian

      Much🌼love

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