Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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[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

BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Fun


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. (✿◠‿◠)



29 comments:

  1. "In the hot, hot, sun;
    Which masqueraders have immunity to,
    For two whole days." Thank you for this lovely memory and truth, for the picture of you as celebrant. Oh, I am so grateful that you brought this wonderful poem full of carnival to us today! And as usual, I love the music.

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  2. What fun! Love the spirit and the carnival mood.

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  3. I am always impressed with how many carnival days you have in your beautiful country. You took me there, with this poem, and I love the photo!

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    1. Thanjs for your appreciation Sherry

      Much🎶love

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  4. Oh, the vibrant energy and fun the carnival brings. Delightful!

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  5. Yes, Carnical days are fun!!! You may not be a a cat-person, but I think you are a "kitten" for sure!

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  6. oh you look beautiful in your white and frilly costume I have always celebrated carnaval when I was young Loved it Love your vibrant poem

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  7. Thank you for your appreciation Marja

    Much🎶love

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  8. Oh, now I want to dance! Such fun!
    You - beautiful then and beautiful now. Happy Carnival Gillena. Enjoy.

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  9. Happy you dropped by Myrna

    Much🎶love

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  11. I wonder if anyone ever sees the fun in Ash Wednesday? I mean, surely it's there, right? Hmm...

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    1. 😊maybe, otherwise why would so many millions participate.
      Happy you dropped by Maggie

      Much🎶love

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  12. In answer to MMT I would guess that embracing a religion that assures believers that all will OK when they die is surely knowledge that can be celebrated in every way possible...perhaps we all should join in too!

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  13. Why not. I was a mas player for ten consective years and i never missed an Ash Wednesday solemnity afterward the Carnival.
    Happy you dropped by Robin

    Much🎶love

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  14. So wish I could be in this carnival.. really sounds fun!

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  15. Thanks for dtppping by Rajani

    Much🎶love

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  16. I enjoyed your fun in the sun, Gillena. The only carnivals I have ever been to were in Cologne and Notting Hill. These lines fizz with fun:
    ‘Frenzy, fanciful and inexorable.
    Swaying to rhythms of this kaiso’.

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  17. Thanks for your appreciation Kim. I saw the Carnival in Nottingham one year but i was merely a spectator
    Much🌻love

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  18. What a lovely young girl you were. Carnivals sound fun.Trinidad is a fun place.

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  19. Thanks for dropping by Rall

    Much🌻love

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  20. What a fun, and exciting poem this is. Love the photo.

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  21. Thanks for dropping by Sara

    Much🌻love

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  22. People adopt so many ways of fun. I like fun and so these lines also.

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