Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday WRites 251


[Me in my backyard before going to church, yesterday]

I went to church yesterday wearing my mask, ooh very strange.
Good Morning friends of Monday WRites. What's your Monday like so far? Last weekend all churches were reopened again here in T&T, with the easing of lockdown in phases. Now beaches and gyms have reopened. Schools are still closed
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or
eg the rite of afternoon tea). Welcome to Monday WRites #251: A Happy Monday to all ❧✿❧ and EXTENDED FATHER'S DAY GREETINGS to all fathers visiting today


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Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#85: The Rest of the Story


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Traditional writing – on a shining topic!


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A HAIBUN STYLED READING NOVEMBER 2019
Maybe i was born to tell stories, a little griot in my own right. Whom am i kidding, maybe not. Reading bedtime stories has been part of the narrative in my parenting journey and my son the younger of my two children also wanted to hear another one. Ah but that is a long time ago. I am now grandmother to the sweetest seven year old girl.

Boys and girls they enter the library with fresh faces and eager eyes, brought by their teacher who cautions them to behave. All seated, I take red shinny baubles and some tinsel out of a plastic bag. And with poetic license lie to them, telling them they will not be transported to storyland unless and until each one of them tell me the first thing that comes to mind.

This is indeed a shining moment. Everyone is relaxed and the fun begins. Its story time. Each chapter of the book 'Anansi An Unusual Experience 'starts with a haiku poem. It is one of the books i have written for children. A chapter book targeting ages 5 to 11. We agree to do the reading one person hidden from view of the children reading the introductory haiku and myself in front view of the children reading the story text. A haibun style reading.

tinsel and baubles -
the sound of paper tearing
between giggles
© gillena cox 2020


NOTE: The end haiku above in today's haibun is the Chapter One introductory haiku of 'Anansi An Unusual Experience'


REVISIT
22 June 2017
22June 2015


ENJOY THE MUSIC

34 comments:

  1. You look very beautiful in your pretty clothes for church. That color looks good on you and I'm glad you were able to attend. We are still staying home most of the time and wearing our masks to go for groceries. Take care and enjoy your week!

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  2. Yes, we still have to wear the mask. Thanks for dropping by Diane

    much❧✿❧love

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  3. Thank you for posting to dVerse today! And oh yes.....reading aloud with young children is always a shining moment! My 5 grandchildren are now 13, 13, 12, 11, and 8.....so not too much reading aloud anymore. But I occasionally share some of my poetry with them and they will occasionally write a poem for me too.

    The hyphen at the end of the first line in your haiku is perfect....signifying the shift in what is happening in the haiku. The only thing I'm not catching there is the reference in some way to a season? I do think you've achieved the shift and the words absolutely add a delightful compliment to the prose.
    So very glad you posted to the prompt!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Lilian

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  4. I remember we had Anansi at school! Thanks for jogging that memory :)

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  5. It's wonderful the churches are opening again … and you looked lovely! Thank you for sharing the special moment.

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  6. Happy you dropped by Bev

    Muchđź’–love

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  7. I know you love your work. Great story... Congratulations on your children's book!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Dwight

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  8. ...keep on wearing your mask, it is important, be one of the survivors! Nice video.

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  9. What a wonderful haiku. You are blessed to be helping children find joy, and they are blessed by it.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Lili

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  10. Dearest Gillena, found you... it's really helpful giving me the number 🤗

    Nice to see you in the Collage. You are very chic.

    Stay healthy and well.
    Happy MosaicMonday

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  11. Happy you dropped by Erica

    Muchđź’–love

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  12. Librarians and storytellers are very important people, Gillena. I'm so glad the children enjoyed your Anansi stories.

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  13. Storytelling is such a nice memory! Thank you for sharing, Gillena. You look lovely and please stay safe! <3

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  14. Happy you dropped by Rose

    Muchđź’–love

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  15. This must be the best reward ever... to get those giggles in return for your reading.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

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  16. Your haiku has me thinking of Christmas. I love the sound of children's surprise and joy. I like your outfit, Gillena. You match the beauty and colors of the flowers in your mosaic.

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  17. What a lovely experience for the children Gillena. Librarians along with teachers are heros. Keep on wearing that mask...be safe!

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  18. Story time is a special experience for adults and children to share; worship is too! Lovely post, Gillena. We attend church part-time (taking turns) or livestream.

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  19. Gillena - how wonderful to see a photo of you in your Sunday finest. Sometimes I wish people would dress up more for Mass, but in the end I am glad that they are attending Mass at all! We are still attending church virtually; our church is open but the amount of people is limited. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  20. Happy you dropped by Angie

    Muchđź’–love

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  21. How lovely to see you looking well in your Sunday best. I really like the pink top.
    What a great little story. Thank you for sharing.
    I'm late visiting this week, it's been a week...whew
    Number 8 on the Mosaic Monday link up
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  22. Happy you dropped by Dawn

    Muchđź’–love

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  23. Thank you for sharing this, Gillena. Wonderful photo of you, and lovely book idea.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sara

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