Monday, October 18, 2021

Monday WRites 320

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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).
Welcome to Monday WRites # 320: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.


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Challenged to  Write a quadrille which included any form of the word ash
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Her ashen countenance, matched well her fear; 
Perched at her scared window view.
What was the matter,
With the day's overcast was, its silence.
No words spoken in warning to anyone,
Just this ominous hue,
Of lies already told, not now to be repeated.
 A Halloween Dread © gillena cox 2021

REVISIT
18 October 2017
...with ashes
...ashes might soothe...

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

854

 
Four Stanzas of Grey voiced by gillena cox 
First posted HERE


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REVISIT


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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UNREQUITED

A sword it was to strike at the heart

Sharp, swift in mercy, no glint of light

How can a season of rain torrent through

To the silence, without the warning thunder


Yet, there it be; fixed, pinned to heartbreak

That foolish allusion of love; unrequited offerings

To underserved  stalwarts of selfish worth

Pierced, friezed,  a sacred monument of dotish pleasure


No lamb, no sacrifice 

Only pain, angst, and longing nailed

To a parapet of learning.

Regrets are wasted in continuous flow of life's river

© gillena cox 2021


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Challenged to  write your way out of a place of pain

REVISIT
12 October 2020
12 October 2017
12 October 201​5

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Link to Sweetest 100 Days of Christmas in T&T HERE HAPPY SEASON

Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday WRites 319


 
 
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).
Welcome to Monday WRites # 319: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.


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Challenged to  Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose no more than 144 words that includes the line given: “What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony rubbish?”--The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot

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It was in deep quiet, that he had returned to his friend's planet - Earth. They had promised to keep in touch by siman, but he was never one who liked wrist watches, those times he had sojourned on earth. So he just never got around to keeping in touch. But he knew his friend Adam would welcome him anytime he wanted to visit back.
Where were the cars, the buses, the trains, the aeroplane noises,  the men and women walking the dogs. 
What was happening to his friend's blue planet earth?
As he walked a familiar path; the words he once met came to mind again “What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony rubbish?” In short where was everyone, what was happening. 
Later at his friends house he met with the words pandemic and lockdown. © gillena cox 2021

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REVISIT
11 October 2016
11 October 2015
new event...

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Link to Sweetest 100 Days of Christmas in T&T HERE HAPPY SEASON

Thursday, October 7, 2021

851

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WHISPERS
The yellow ixoras have responded
To the rain showers
Opened like radiant fairy umbrellas

There are children out in the street
Walking past the curb
Now with the phased openings

A passing car is vibzing
One hundred days Christmas music
Like a mobile parang radio station

I saw the clouds darkening again
But no thunder sounded
In the vast ominous above

In a beautiful gilded way
The evening sun is whispering sayonara
Listen! shh, listen.
© gillena cox 2021


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REVISIT
7 October 2016.2
7 October 2016.1
7 October 2015

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Link to the Sweetest 100 Days Of Christmas
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Just around the corner is the calypsonian
The kaiso man; guitar strumming, pan beating,
Heart smiling, teasing singer-man.

Everybody's business, is his business.
Politician, hornerman, priest and warner woman prophetess.
Listen to the calypso man.
He, better than reading any newspaper.

He, is who tells all.
Sordid, witty, serious or risque.
He, tells all, all.
Yeah for Octobers !
If only to remember the old greats, the sing-it-all griots of old.
© gillena cox 2021

#Calypso music first emerged in the eighteenth century in Trinidad among communities of African slaves. The musical style was an evolution of West African kaiso, and the satirical lyrics often mocked slave masters through double entendre.

#See also at google  : A Brief History of Calypso Music - 2021 - MasterClass

#hornerman = illicit lover


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Weekly Scribblings #90: October

Challenged: for this week’s prompt to be inspired by this quote:"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!” 


REVISIT
October gem...

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Link to the Sweetest 100 Days Of Christmas
HERE

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Eric Eustace Williams(1911 - 1981 ) image from google

Father of this nation

Your words still echo 

To the children shut in

Because of the Covid 19


That their book bags carry

The future of a society

That is T&T


Tap your key boards young ones

Zoom your home-works

Pay attention to your studies

He must be smiling over them.

© gillena cox 2021

"On your scholastic development, the salvation of the Nation is dependent…you carry the future of [the Nation] in your school bags.”  -  Eric Eustace Williams. First Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

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Poetics – Exploring the genre of Panegyric Poetry (Come dip your toes in)


REVISIT
5 October 2020
5 October 2015
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Link to the Sweetest 100 Days Of Christmas
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