Wednesday, February 20, 2019

630


[A photo of me 1983 when i played mas in the band The River]

FUN IN THE SUN
White and frilly, frilly and white;
Monday's costume, come Tuesday,
Will drip with colours, of
Last day excitement, competition,
Frenzy, fanciful and inexorable.
Swaying to rhythms of this kaiso
And that kaiso and yet another,
In the hot, hot, sun;
Which masqueraders have immunity to,
For two whole days.
Ash Wednesday ashes might soothe the soul but,
It never erases the fun of Carnival days.
FUN IN THE SUN © gillena cox 2019

“Fun is closely related to Joy -- a sort of emotional froth arising from the play of instinct.” ― C.S. Lewis

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REVISIT
20 February 2018
20 February 2017


LISTEN to these two music videos of the same 2019 song 'de savannah grass' . Tell me which you prefer. (✿◠‿◠)



Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday WRites 193


STARDUST AND SPLENDOR
A flaming sword guards my heart,
Now eternity cannot have its; way,
Of breaking bonds, and spinning
Yarns, not intent to right crafting.

That which burns with fiery dread
Will offer to the ill-fated stranger,
Lessons in trust and worth, for my heart
Is a tender place of love, a succor of hope

An oasis of faith, a bounty of sweetness.
My cherubim will utter no, not for you
Unworthy one, come no closer.
For peril, awaits the intent of disrepute

This heart is bound for glory days
For evenings of stardust and splendor.
STARDUST AND SPLENDOR© gillena cox 2019

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My apologies to Monday WRites fans i did not post last Monday on my birthday. Hope you lovers and Romantics had a nice St Valentines Day ❧✿❧
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). A Happy Monday to all
Welcome to Monday WRites #193, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.




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#15 - Life with you is a trip ...





REVISIT
18 February 2019


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

628


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“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved”— George Sand

LOVE QUESTIONS
How many times have you heard this word love
How many times have you read this word love
How many times have you spoken this word love
How many times have you sung this word love
How many times have you seen this word love
How many times have you acted this word love
How many times have you counted this word love
How many times have you wanted this word love
How many times have you tasted this word love
How many times can you just be love
LOVE QUESTIONS © gillena cox 2019

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REVISIT
13 February 2018
13 February 2017
13 February 2016
13 February 2015

ENJOY THE MUSIC

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday WRites 192


MAYBE A SONNET
I wanted to write you a love song,
Throbbing with fullness of passion.
But words kept dancing all of it own,
To silent strum of a syllabic moan.
Commas, full stops, semicolons, dashes.
That was when i knew i should,
Instead write you a sonnet if i could.
And still the letters curved to all shapes;
Like bananas, apples, cantaloupes, grapes.
The L was elusive, the O, just the same;
Maybe, i should has sketched your name,
To the horizon where earth and sky meet,
Where lovers are given mystical retreat,
Where E and V dance in a word forever.
MAYBE A SONNET © gillena cox 2019

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February is upon us, the month I love most. My birthday is next Monday and St Valentines Day on the 14th ❧✿❧
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). A Happy Monday to all
Welcome to Monday WRites #192, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.



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#13: A different window





Wednesday, January 30, 2019

626


[Columbus's ships from Bing dot com. Fair use]

DEAR COLUMBUS C.
I pulled honey from bees to quench your mien.
Yet the wind wails at your cruelty.
Why the mastiff dogs to gorge flesh
Of People of Good, in your lust for gold?
Had you asked i would have just given you
Rivulets and streams of molten splendor.

In the darkness i lit your face by North star.

The sovereigns pulled trust out of vaults
To feed your lies and miscalculations.
You sailed, Master of Oceans, on ego's tide.
Riding wave after wave of human slaughter.
The souls of Tianos, i hold here in Heaven.
No more their blood or tears to complain.


Process Note.

My poem today is inspired by a book I am reading 'COLUMBUS: NOT A CARIB: by SHARLOW' I read about the use of mastiff dogs to punish captives who disobeyed the orders of Columbus, who thought he had sailed to Asia in search of Cipangu were he had read much gold lined the streets and palaces of Kublai Khan. In his book the author refers to the peaceful tianos as 'The people of Good'

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Darkness Is......

REVISIT
30th January 2017


ENJOY THE MUSIC

Meaning of “Voyage, Voyage” by Desireless

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday WRites 191


[in today's mosaic: ant hill, pink heliconia, along the path, monkey vine,]

ITS FULLNESS AND RICHNESS
The fullness and richness of the earth,
Ours to manage and to do so well.
Amazed are we from the day of birth.
Radiance of light lures us to lullabys.
Thus fullness and richness of the earth,
A legacy left from fore fathers before us,
Should excell in wonder as well in worth.
We are not creators but merely imitators.
Well are we to continue from such good firth.
The expansion of creation's story, sustains
The fullness and richness of the earth
ITS FULLNESS AND RICHNESS © gillena cox 2019


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I followed the looking back aspect of the prompt at Mosaic Monday today to create my mosaic. So the photos are from a rainforest trek in Arima at Asa Wright Nature Center May 2013 ❧✿❧
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). A Happy Monday to all
Welcome to Monday WRites #191, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.



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#12: Glory Days


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REVISIT
sound of the Kiskadee
Peacock Ginger flower
Peacock bird





Wednesday, January 23, 2019

624


[Poui Trees by Karin Best, from a google search. Fair use]

TIME WAS
Time was, when folks saw the pinks of the Poui
around The Savannah and the yellows too,
children made kites from copy book pages.
The wind was right for kite flying.

Time was, you stayed home,
cause it was a holiday and,
children left their copy books in book bags,
going outside instead
to help put three/four grains of corn or pigeon peas
into holes in the backyard garden,
cause it rained, cause it was Corpus Christi
and folks knew that Rainy Season start.

Time was when it rained
It was Rainy Season,
children made paper boats from copy book pages.

Nowadays it rains and folks say, [thought] it was just a passing cloud, but is serious rain.
Nowadays at other times folks say [thought] it was Rainy Season, where de rain.
TIME WAS © gillena cox 2019

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Climate Change

REVISIT
23 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2016
23 Jan 2015