Wednesday, March 20, 2019

636


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LETTER TO GRAVITY
Dear Gravity,
You pull the falling leaf to the ground;
As it should be.
I too fall, not up, but down.
Neither leaf nor twinkling star you see,
So if i fall, and maybe bounce around,
To get up again, is my destiny.
LETTER TO GRAVITY© gillena cox 2019



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REVISIT
20 March 2017
20 March 2016

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday WRites 197


[There are 4 photos im my mosaic today 'SKY VIEWS':- 1. small 'One Alexandra Street 2011', 2. large below is a 'Sky view from the patio 2019', then right large a 3. 'Shadow view from Queens Park Savannah 2019' and finally right small below 4. 'The Falls at West Mall 2011]

DEAR PATRICK'S GARB
March has rolled in and with it, St Patrick's Day.
With Leprechauns; some do say,
Pinching bottoms their trick,
So you better wear green, to keep them away.
Although Blue was originally the colour of that day.
Because of the garb of dear Patrick
DEAR PATRICK'S GARB © gillena cox 2019

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#NOTE St Patrick's Blue


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March has rolled in and with it yesterday, St Patrick's Day. Did you know that Blue was originally the colour associated with St Patrick's Day, yes it is so; but Green is now the colour of the 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 #197, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.



Blog Hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#19: Munch and Make

AND


Blue Monday
Desert Sunrise

AND


Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Artist at Work


[MARBLED SKY]



[SHADOW SHOT VIEW FROM THE PAVILION]




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REVISIT
Instead of penning blues... 2018
St Patrick's Day 2016
...sky is blue 2015




Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday WRites 196


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REIGNING HEAT WAVE
Hot days, cold beers, combine.
Spinning fan, no AC, pleads regret.
Should mundane sighs,
Choose to spike eventuality of days,
Nothing changes to action otherwise.
However sometimes, eyelids thirst for
Siesta without noontime constraints,
And lethagy rules her kingdom
Tight fisted with pursed lips.
REIGNING HEAT WAVE © gillena cox 2019


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Its a hot month of march in the season of Lent here
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 #196, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.


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Quadrille #75: Spike Up Your Poem


REVISIT
11 March 2017
11 March 2016
11 March 2015





Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday WRites 195


[For today's mosaic i used random signs i captured with my cell phone during the pre Carnival days]
HOW IT STARTS
long before
the dawn birds
Jouvert bands

even though
the mud sticks
for a while

long after
Carnival
the fun lasts
HOW IT STARTS © gillena cox 2019



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Already the First Monday in March and Carnival Monday in Trinidad and Tobago: adults at play in all their various schisms of colour and rhythm
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 #195, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.


Blog Hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#17 - Report: Week 105 of Retirement

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Macro Monday 2: Numerals


#JOUVERT is a beginning event and smearing body and clothes with mud is a tradition. Nowadays paints are also used. It starts as early as 2:30 at early dawn on the Monday of Carnival, the start of the adult Carnival street parades.

# MORE JOUVERT
more Jouvert 1
more Jouvert 2
more Jouvert 3
more Jouvert 4
more Jouvert 5





Wednesday, February 27, 2019

632

CLOUD SELF
Always it is about the wider expanse
Today i am dawn greying into azure
Then soon i am bird song winging
My way into noon shadows
Cooling down to twilight fantasies
Now i call myself silhouettes
No longer am i shadow

But was i ever greying, winging, cooling.
Am i ever bird song at dawn
Golden at twilight
Is there ever measure to the wider expanse

Where are yesterday's cumulus puffs
Where are the thick dark clouds hiding
A shy moon at night
Where are those morphing clouds
Following that lonely wanderer

Am i even transience
Worthy of a cloud-self
CLOUD SELF © gillena cox 2019


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REVISIT
27 February 2017

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday WRites 194


WHEN THE CHILDREN PARADE
Here comes morning carrying her jug of sunlight
Here comes the twittering birds oh such a delight
The songs they sing of beauty and of colour
The tales they tell each one to the other

A rainbow in the sky adds her smile
Clouds are cousins their hugs span for miles
Something's in the preparation pot
Something's in the brewing oh so hot

Stripes of a zebra stamped black and white
And a lion may decide to be a kite
All this is possible fun is here too
And trucks full of music are there too

Here comes the Sunday of Carnival
Happily toting its boys and gals
WHEN THE CHILDREN PARADE © gillena cox 2019




[Mosaic and other photos by Gillena Cox]

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Goodbye to the Mondays of February, "parting is such sweet sorrow" ❧✿❧ Yesterday was the Children's Parade of Carnival through Western Main Road in St James.
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 #194, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.




Blog Hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#16 - A Woman's Way West

AND


Blue Monday: Deserted Campground

AND
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
#303

REVISIT
24 February 2015




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. (✿◠‿◠)