Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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CLEAR VIEW  a sevenling

If i am your queen

And indeed you my king

let us be the dance


Watch that scene

Over exclamations of wonder

See us a  vista clear


I am by your side

CLEAR VIEW  © gillena cox 2021


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tis my favourite liturgical season 😊

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30 November 2017
30 November 2016.
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Monday WRites 327

Today's mosaic is titled 'Birthday Girl' The birthday girl is Yanda, my daughter. (All protocols observed) All vaccinated, a tiny group of family and friends (all girls party) went to the safe zone  'A Cup of Joe' in Woodbrook on the eve of her birthday to celebrate her turning 50.  That left her, alone time on, her actual birthday the 28th to relax and spend the day reading a book.
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Saying goodbye to month of November  and thanks for all the blessings. 
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).
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 HAPPY ADVENT
tis my favourite liturgical season 😊


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Challenge: to write a quadrille using any form of the word Crown

SAVIOUR AND KING
An earthly crown to pierce his head;
And he, heavenly crowned, to rule
For ever and ever over all, 
That has been created.

Ergo the manger awaited his coming;
Where three kings, already in crowns,
Paid homage, bearing gifts of 
Gold, frankincense and myrrh.
© gillena cox 2021



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REVISIT
29 November 2017
29 November 2016.
29 November 2020



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Thursday, November 25, 2021

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A crop of the canvas 'De Meeting'  by LeRoy Clarke

DINE OUT AGAIN -  an ekphrastic
Bring to the table your knives and forks
Elbows and fingers
Your green shoes with the platform heels
Clop clop into the dining area

Vaccinated patrons only
This is a safe zone
We feast on sumptuous morsels of
Macaroni pie and trini gossip

Little did we know that staying at home
Could be world mandated
We viewed the paintings of Picasso
Lets steal glances of Clarke

Now here comes dessert
Sweetbread and sorrel
Christmas around the corner
See the angel on the tree top?
DINE OUT AGAIN   © gillena cox 2021

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday WRites 326


 Today's Mosaic - Sorrel 2021. Sorrel is a traditional Christmas drink here in Trinidad and Tobago

About sorrel and my sorrel recipe HERE 

My Sorrel Recipe
3 lbs Sorrel
2 litres Water
3 cups Sugar
3 inch twist of Orange peel
15 grains of Clove
stick of Cinnamon
1 cup Rum (optional)
Pull calyx off seed pods, wash the Sorrel calyx. Put in a large pot. Add Spices and one cup of Sugar.
Add 2 liters or enough water to cover the amount of sorrel in the pot. Boil for about fifteen minutes.
Let cool, strain the coloured liquid into a large container. Add the remaining 2 cups of sugar or sweeten to taste. Add rum (optional). Bottle and Refrigerate.
 © gillena cox 2021
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THANKS GIVEN
There is so much to be annoyed about, we remember the hurts so well. Hurts are not wild game that one goes a hunting. More like the unpredictable weather patterns. Some just come storming in. Wetting the plants, the porch, the window curtains. Snatching a bit of roof in rage. No one not even the meteorologist expected that. Well hurt is like that sometimes.

On the other side of the coin, there is the unexpected joys. Did i see that coming? Oh  but there is still goodness in the world. Like the drizzle cooling the parched earth. The wildflower pops up which no one ever planted. With its unique colour tones, petal count. stem lengths. And we pause in contemplative gratitude. And Sometimes thank you pops up in a smile not spoken.

sit here he says
pulling the chair away
from the table
 THANKS GIVEN © gillena cox 2021

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22 November 2017
22 November 2015.
thanks giving blossoms 2017



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Friday, November 19, 2021

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KITCHEN MAYHEM
so insensitive!
way into the night bang blang
falling pots and pans, really?
please!!! cook in the daytime;
keep the sleep-peace when shadows fall.
KITCHEN MAYHEM © gillena cox 2021


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Additional challenge: To incorporate onomatopoeia in your wayra poem.
Elements of the Wayra are:
1.a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
2.syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
3.unrhymed.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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“Lights” by Michael Whelan, Acrylic on watercolor board, 1991 courtesy DVerse

GRATITUDE 

Life is a journey of gratitude

The sun come up it shines brightly

You cannot stop the attitude

The light just dazzles your eyes

That life is a journey of gratitude

This i have learned a lesson well

Taught through intangible longitude

Memorized in disappointments

Accepted in wisdom of vast latitudes

The sun goes down enjoy the setting

For life is a journey of gratitude

GRATITUDE © gillena cox 2021

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Challenged to write:  What would having an epiphany during this holiday season look like for you (or someone you know or imagine)?

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday WRites 325


 Some Peppers we use her in T&T. [all photos taken from the internet]

Peppers were named by Christopher Columbus and Spanish explorers who were searching for peppercorn plants to produce black pepper. Columbus took samples of a wide variety of peppers back to Europe where they became quite popular.

“Don't be a pepper on the eyes of people; Rather be the salt on their tongue and make a difference that influences their sense of belonging to the earth.”― Israelmore Ayivor

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? [The earliest version of this tongue twister was published in Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation by John Harris (1756–1846) in London in 1813]

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PAWPAWS AND PEPPERS
Lets got to the agriculture fair
The pigs and the goats will be there
Will there be pawpaws and peppers
Of course and paper for writing letters 
Lets go then 
I cannot stand it when
All that fun is happening 
Its just too maddening
PAWPAWS AND PEPPERS © gillena cox 2021

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SNOUT-FAIR THE NIGHT
...the maiden fair
15 NOVEMBER 2015



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Monday, November 8, 2021

Monday WRites 324

In today's Mosaic 1. green bananas (we Trinis say green fig) from my back yard. Tis variety is used green for cooking. 2. boiled sliced served with an omelet. 3. boiled sliced with  fish and a salad.

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smaller and smaller
I am bombarded yet i stand: The curfew hours, State of emergences , lockdowns, constant hand washings, mask wearing, children zoom schooled, deaths, hospital bed spaces filled.

Now i am ready with flattening the curve: the vaccines, the opening of borders, the disposal masks, the designer masks, the nod of the head in greeting, the children returning to school.

Ready to understand and accept the new normal living.  In our largeness, this global village; we,  have become smaller and smaller
© gillena cox 2021

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8 November 2016
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

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3 Deyas was first posted at Lunch Break


TINY APOSTLE

Tonight lights crave the outdoors  jostle

And will it  be for a long time so

The deya light tiny apostle

Abandoning the welcoming night spectacle

Though the lights crave outdoors jostle

Tonight the protocols says no

No to crowding and the years gone hustle

Now that masks are worn atop smiles

That crowds cease to mingle and to bustle

Now that wisdom seldom goes for show

Ah but the lights crave the outdoors  jostle

© gillena cox 2021

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Divali Past

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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MY GARDEN 

Another Crown of Thorns enters

My garden, another gift of tiny

Petals paired with unique flowers

With stems carrying sharp thorns? 

And another Crown of Thorns enters

Thorny, like the showy bougainvillea

Succulent like the herbal aloes

A space awaits each new pot

For here is where beauty gathers

To outdo one another in quiet rivalry

And yet another Crown of Thorns enters

 MY GARDEN © gillena cox 2021


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2 November 201​6

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Monday WRites 323


November is here. Happy  month of November to all visiting. 
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).
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To write a quadrille using the prompted word - careen

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Quadrille - Careen
This year swiftly steals by enmasked.
Still hidden are smiles to public guise
We careen felled by a virus 
Unpredictable as the internet
Cruel as an angry storm 
Our unsteady wobbly legs learned
That walking was a gift of  
Going places and getting up close
© gillena cox 2021

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01 November 2017
01 November 2016
The bewitching night is over"

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky-All Saints Day II
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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Zinnia image from google dot com

WHORL OF ZINNIA PETALS - A Fold Poem

The zinnias were single whorled

They were pretty pinks and bright

Back in the day when i was a child

How i loved  too the orange bursts.

Our zinnias were single whorled

The Barbados Pride and the Vandas

The variety of colour always heeded

Reds, purples, and sunny yellows

A bouquet in which i ever reveled

Days of pulling out weeds by hand 

My zinnias were single whorled

 WHORL OF ZINNIA PETALS © gillena cox 2021


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