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

AND


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





16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your poem... happy MosaicMonday!

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  2. Happy you dropped ny Erica

    Much­čî╗love

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  3. That's something we've always heard about and neat to see photos of what you've seen! Enjoy your week sweet friend!

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  4. Thanks for dropping by Diane

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  5. Happy you dropped by Regine

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  6. ...Carnival must be an exciting time in your area, enjoy!

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    1. It is. Thanks for dropping my Tom

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  7. Thanks for dropping ny Sallie

    Much­čî╗love

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    1. Happy you dropped by Susiee

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  9. Gillena - thanks for the reminder about the mud tradition - it helped me understand your poem. I hope you enjoy Carnival! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  10. Thanks for your appreciation Angie

    Much­čî╗love

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  11. Mud? Wow, sounds like something I would have liked when I was four. LOL.

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  12. ­čśŐ happy you dropped by Linda

    Much­čî╗love

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