Tuesday, September 27, 2022

969

[Out of the Darkness: Fire Painting by Esther Griffith from google]

So the evil Which enters the office and hands her an 

apple. 

(We all know the story about which  half is edible and which is not). 

She, being 

(Trini to the bone liked mangoes and pomeracs).

So, she refuses the apple.

A few days later, she, the evil Which, does not show up for work.

As the rumour goes 

(It good fuh she! why she had to go and thief de office petty cash)

The evil Which is gone!!!

© gillena cox 2022

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Monday, September 26, 2022

968

Today's mosaic #Trinidadand Tobago #listening #Sweet100 FM radio

 A JIGZONE PUZZLE TO SOLVE ONLINE - 6 pieces
Click to Mix and Solve
 
Welcome to Monday WRites # 364
September is waving goodbye
You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea). 

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❧✿❧A September HaibunSeptember extends the celebration of August 31st here in Trinidad and Tobago.  The Independence anniversary celebrations carry look backs to colonial days,  for a people's history is important to understanding and maturity. As well there is always assessment of where we are now as a nation.
 The fireworks ( back after pandemic lockdowns), the cultural pageants, the wearing of national colours, carry forward into Republic Day 24th September celebration; that's when we got our personal head of state , The president.
Then there is September 23rd,  the start of a now totally immersed cultural happening of 100 Days of Christmas begun, and still hosted by our own Sweet 100 FM radio station.
red white and black -plastic buntings waitfor gentle breezes© gillena cox 2022

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BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITHHaibun Monday: September Song


REVISIT

Thursday, September 22, 2022

967

[Michael Alfano sculpture found in a google search]

 Striving: a Cote poem

Affirm

Today as beautiful as birdsong


Listen

Hearts too speak words forlorn


Dance

For earth's  rhythms  do prolong


Be 

A breath ever willing to sing a song

Striving © gillena cox 2022


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MTB: Two by Two

The Cote – a poem of uneven couplets attributed to John Schroeder. L1 being a single imperative verb, L2 is a glossing or expansion of L1. Rhyme and meter is of your own choosing.

REVISIT

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

966

[image courtedy dVerse]

 TRYST: A Fold poem
What shall i cook for you my dear?

Paprika sonnet red as eventide?

Russet as a sky in setting gear,

Warm as a kiss on a cooling breeze?

Somber lemongrass for you my dear.

How shall we sup this night then?

On holy vanilla cuddles? where

Coriander and cinnamon dilly dally,

Between verse and rhyme? fear

Not the passion of a ginger sweet tryst.

With dill and thyme i woo you my dear.

 TRYST © gillena cox 2022


NOTE: How to construct The Fold Poem HERE and HERE

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Poetics: Spicing it Up

I used from, list of spices and related words: Cinnamon Coriander Ginger Lemongrass  Paprika Vanilla Thyme Dill

REVISIT

Monday, September 19, 2022

965

 QUADRILLE - PUNCH

We punched holes into each sheet of midnight

So stars with their pointed light

Could illuminate nightmares

Never letting the void of curious stares

Intimidate our wanderings 

For what are we if not writings

On the wall of mention 

Some poem sought as  intention

Writings On The Wall © gillena cox 2022
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Today's mosaic 'Venturing out after restrictions'...my daughter and I attended the Sunday matinee yesterday of 50th anniversary of The Repertory Theatre.


 A JIGZONE PUZZLE TO SOLVE ONLINE - 6 pieces Click to Mix and Solve
 The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming--Aimee Mann
Welcome to Monday WRites # 363
Wishing all a happy September 
You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea). 

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BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH Quadrille #160: Poems that Pack a Punch


REVISIT

Thursday, September 15, 2022

964

 

I will not be attending the live online meeting today but  i am still posting a voiced version of a 2021 poem PAPER WINDMILLS



You can REVISIT to READ  PAPER WINDMILLS  HERE

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Open Link 223 – September Live edition




Tuesday, September 13, 2022

963

[image: a Lee Madgwick strange house]

NIGHTMARE 
When the trees embraced us we knew then
That our faces were hidden in nightmares
For how else can one flutter when
The shutters of evening snap shut
Allowing only what we knew then 
To be winding ways of cauldron
Steeping molten onions dragons and men
Fastened inside snores and whimpers
Caring only for the path which appears again
To take us back to a home waiting 
And the safety of open doors we knew then

NIGHTMARE © gillena cox 2022 

NOTE How to construct The Fold Poem HERE and HERE


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The strange houses of Lee Madgwick

Challenged today to use one of four given images from Lee Madgwick and write an ekphrastic