Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday WRites 219



THERE BESIDE THE SEA
A walk along the beach; sound of waves reaching for the sand, there, alone, in coolness of your thoughts, with the smell of the sea in your hair, and the roughness of sand between your toes, the appetite for toast and eggs scrambled may grip you, holding you to a promise of repast. You may taste the hunger in that child you were once, never to be again, when those fried bakes your mother called you to table with, brought a swift presence.
The sea does that to a person. There in vast expanse watching coconut trees lean however-which-way the wind wills. Bossy is the best way to describe the wind. Breezes; cajoling, zephyrs: fanciful.
Ah! but when in playful tease, it caresses your cheek, and you smile with the morning, you know inwardly, you will love again the stranger who was your self.
© gillena cox 2019

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Trinidad and Tobago is hosting CARIFESTA 2019 This August.

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So i have done a quotable mosaic today, Why not share an inspirational quote with me at comments

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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 or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
A Happy Monday to all
Welcome to Monday WRites #219 ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites.


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Blog Hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#41: Blessed


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Prosery #3: Love After Love
Prompted by Kim to tell a story limited to 144 words and including the line -You will love again the stranger who was your self from ‘Love After Love’, a poem by Derek Walcott:


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Ruby Tuesday Too
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REVISIT
19 August 2017
19 August 2016 (a)
19 August 2016 (b)


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34 comments:

  1. Hello, love the images and mosaic! Have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Eileen

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  2. An amazing Post, I enjoyed it. Would like to send a Poem, but the link doesn't go. Here my Poem
    https://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.com/2018/09/farbe-in-den-alltag.html


    ...happy MosaicMonday

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  3. Erica thanks for droppibg by and leavibg your link. I have entered it in the linky

    Much❤✏❤love

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  4. The quote from Romans is one of my favorites.

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  5. I feel like a world traveler when I visit you and our mosaic Monday bunch! Love your mosaic this morning...how blessed we are to be friends! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Diane

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  6. The quotes today are full of encouragement. Thank you for this post and visiting mine! Have a grand week!

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  7. Happy you dropped by Cathy

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  8. ...wonderful saying, I hope that your are enjoying your week.

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  9. That's a great mosaic, Gillena, full of crisp images and wonderful words.

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  10. Thanks for your appreciation Lorrie

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  11. Gillena, those words are wonderful in both the post and the mosaic.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Janice

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  12. Such rich imagery and gentle thoughts, Gillena.

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  13. Thank you for your appreciation Lili

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  14. I enjoy stories set beside the sea, Gillena, and this one took me to that beach. I love the way you describe the wind as bossy and how the breeze caresses your cheek. Child or adult, the sea teaches us things about ourselves.

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  15. Thank you for your appreciation Kim

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  16. Ah, the mystical powers of the sea! Well captured.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Bev

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  17. Your mosaic and words about the seashore are beautiful Gillena. I lived most of my life by the Atlantic Ocean so I also have many fond memories of the beach. Now I look up at mountains, which are also inspiring.
    One inspirational quote I like is " Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door shallbe opened to you." Matthew 7:7

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Pat, thanks for sharing a quote.

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  18. The ocean brings back memories od scranbled eggs and toast to me as well, except with sliced just picked tomatoes on the side! The ocean does have so much teach us. A goid solid write.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Toni

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  19. Wonderful sensory descriptions in a very soothing story.

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  20. Thank you for your appreciation Victoria

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  21. Gillena - of all the things I have read from you, I think this is my favorite. You have really captured the essence of the beach, and of the line "You will love again the stranger who was your self". Truly beautiful writing. For my inspirational quote, I offer this: "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  22. Ah what a wise quote, Angie. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for your appreciation

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  23. I really love the sense you bring in how the sea brings back everything you might have known from being a child.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

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  24. "love again the stranger who was yourself"
    Positivity. I love that about your poem, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susieee

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