Monday, June 27, 2022

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Today's mosiac 'Book Club 12th Anniversary Get Together 2022 😊  photos taken by me, i am not in the photo. ..forgot to take a selfie .
Thursday 23rd was the 12th anniversary celebration of  my book club. After so long not being together it was great to be back...to share a toast, look at our history video and sit with snack plates on our laps😊

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” [George R.R. Martin]

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” [Dr. Seuss]

“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.” [Benjamin Franklin]


 Welcome to Monday WRites # 355
June, and the rains are here, Goodbye month of June.
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To read is to travel through pages
Discover wonderlands and winter worlds
Leaving a sunny Caribbean in stages
Tip toe or walk through place or time 
Wend and wade you travel through pages
Long long ago or far far into the future
Choose your pace breaking all cages
The universe gets smaller fitted to eye span
You can sing though the storm rages
A cup of tea will soothes your aches
And wonderings as you travel through pages
THROUGH PAGES © gillena cox 2022

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Monday, June 20, 2022

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Today's mosiac 'A Book Club Outing' [year 2011]
“A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.” [Paulo Coelho]
“Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.” [Rumi]


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 Welcome to Monday WRites # 354
June, and the rains are here. A Happy month of June to all.
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Rainy season; there is the thunder. the lightning. the flooding. The overcast clouds eventually give way to brighter skies.

Some mornings a red sky will morph into grey into mild blue. Activity never ceasing always wonderous. Who can control the weather.

rainbow fading -
awesome enough to make me
stand still and watch

© gillena cox 2022

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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“All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain” - Roy Batty, Blade Runner


What the rain does

It washes sky

Lashes leaves at the nodes

Leaving like tears drops on blades


What the rain does

Is empty of clouds

Groaning in thunder

Sparking in lightning


What the rain does

Is tug at the heartstrings

Knowing that the flood

Of tears will not heal only soothe


But life continues

To the auger of the rains

Even if it be forty day or nights

When a sprig in a beak hails


A new form

Then all the moments

Will be lost in time, 

Like tears in rain

© gillena cox 2022

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Monday, June 13, 2022

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Today's mosaic - Highlighting Shadows [photos from my archive, all photos taken in St James Trinidad]
If you don't have any shadows 
You're not in the light
--Lady Gaga

If you face the light
Shadows will always be 
behind you
-- Sukant Ratnakar

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Welcome to Monday WRites # 353
June, and the rains are here. A Happy month of June to all.
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ALL EXCEPT SHE
Ready for the spelling bee
Her wings stuck tight
Her eyes bright
Her mind clear
Oh Dear
Where can her words be

Her team mates not nervous
They need be verbous
The contest starts now

All except...

Oh where 
Oh where
Can she be
© gillena cox 2022

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

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[image from the internet]

Listen to a voiced version of 'Star of the Morning'

You can Read 'Star of the Morning' -- first posted HERE

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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[Peder Severin Krøyer, Hip, Hip, Hurrah courtesy dVerse]

 BIRTHDAYS THAT WAY

Hip hip hurrah, the way birthdays appear

There again and again

Repeatedly like a cheer

Sometimes boisterous some times tame

Come raise a glass,  the way birthdays appear

Sneaking in with face lines

And bodies shaped like pear

With streamers and buntings

And friends ever so dear

To eat cake in slices

Circles around the sun, the way birthdays appear 

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Monday, June 6, 2022

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[Today's mosiac - Fruit on the table]

 © gillena cox 2022


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Monday, May 30, 2022

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[image courtesy dVerse Poets]

wild fowl haven,

sunlight slithers over the water.

 to browse her weight in hyacinths,

 the lazy caiman rolls her eyes,

 just above the surface of the water,

 munching her greed water fodder,

oblivious to duck ponds and audience stares.

what a sleepy dreamy life.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Grackle image from the GOOGLE

BLACK FEATHERS BUT NOT A COVIDAE

Video phone talk with a Crow:

Caw caw caw

And the same to you

Caw caw caw


If you talk prepare to walk

Strut strut strut

You look like a drunken sailor

Strut strut strut


You must be like Mork

Alien alien alien

Your eyes are yellow

Alien alien alien


Held in a gawk?

Dumb-beak  dumb-beak  dumb-beak

Black beak feathers feet?

Dumb-beak dumb-beak dumb-beak 


No need to squawk

That's because i'm a grackle

Hear that crow guy

That's because i'm a grackle


Are you a hawk

I live in Trinidad and Tobago!!!

Grackle !!!!!

I live in Trinidad and Tobago!!!


Well No need to squawk

beep beep beep

He hung up 

Beep beep  rude guy!!!

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Video phone talk with a Crow:

If you talk prepare to walk

You must be like Mork

Held in a gawk?

No need to squawk

 Beep beep  rude guy...he hung up!!!

© gillena cox 2022


NOTE: Grackles and Crows belong to different families; grackles are icterids while crows are corvids. Crows are also generally larger and heavier than grackles and have different colored eyes.


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Monday, May 23, 2022

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[Today's mosiac pink ixoras in my garden]

Hot days await the cooling rains. The sound of pelting raindrops on the rooftop. Season of smoky clouds and flooded streets. We are still waiting for the rain though the Met Office has confirmed the season. 

People of long time days didn't look to the Met Office. Every avid Christian marked the Season of Rains with the planting of pigeon peas and corn at Corpus Christi holiday.

today just a tease

raindrops against the windows -

pink ixoras bloom

© gillena cox 2022


#In Trinidad and Tobago our Seasons are Rainy Season And Dry Season: no winter, spring, summer autumn.
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Friday, May 20, 2022

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CLINKING GLASSES

As day progress to clear evening

Moon shoulders her task

Somber night of her to ask


Invisible breezes set to cooling

Contemplative thoughts sober

Elixir of wine glasses at a border


Desire of home with family sharing

Grandpa stories of days gone by

Grand children apple of his eye


Tis not a dream this kind of living

Coin tossed dictates the first

Lose the game is not the worst


As day progress to clear evening

Invisible breezes set to cooling

Desire of home with family sharing

Tis not a dream this kind of living

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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MESMERISING MORNING

 A beautiful day moon

Walk away if you dare


In the coyness of night

Light a scented candle


Should i rephrase this honey

Dew clings to morning leaf sway

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with these constraints
You MUST take apart the compound word within your poem. You can do that by a) putting the first half of the compound word at the end of a line and the second half of the compound word immediately at the beginning of the next line OR b) by separating the two halves of the compound word with punctuation. You MUST separate the two root words that make up the compound word.
You may  NOT put additional words between the two root words, and you may NOT add a letter to either of the root words.
In other words, the root words must be used exactly as they appear in the compound word!


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Monday, May 16, 2022

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image courtesy dVerse

To sleep and then again to 
Cast nets beyond waves of 
 Ebbing tide 

 Surely dreams are the catch 
Of midnight moons
 Napping above

 Those lost portions of bread 
And salt fed as bait of days 
Refusing return 

 Be amused at slumber 
Drawing curtain of dawn
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Visit with my Book Club to The Wild Fowl Trust at Point a Pierre; all photos taken March 2012. Photos first posted at my blog Lunch Break March 24 to 28th 2012

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