Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2109

[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


a wandering crow
its old nest has become
a plum tree

lingering twilight adds
a coat of gold to evening

washed in silhouettes
her cabin dons a creepy mien -
bedtime stories

a cricket withholds its chirp
green leaves wet with dew

coffee aromas
in hushed tones of morning's breath -
earnest prayers

feet slipping into sandals
to continue trek of scenes
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[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


wind in the pines
swirls upward to heaven
whispered prayers

her steady trust of needle
beauty embroiders itself
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Blog hopping with Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #18 a wandering crow (Matsuo Basho)

This pre-script was not by Basho himself, it was added by Doho in his book Sho O Zen-den. In this poem Basho compares himself to the crow painted on the screen. Instead of lodging in the simplicity of a crow's nest, he sleeps among plum blossoms because he is staying with an elegant friend. Crows are not usually considered a migrating bird, but the idea of a wandering crow means a bird of passage or a priest on a journey. (Source: "Basho's Complete Haiku" by Jane Reichhold)

a wandering crow
its old nest has become
a plum tree

-hokku © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

lingering twilight adds
a coat of gold to evening

washed in silhouettes
her cabin dons a creepy mien -
bedtime stories

a cricket withholds its chirp
green leaves wet with dew

coffee aromas
in hushed tones of morning's breath -
earnest prayers

feet slipping into sandals
to continue trek of scenes

- verses 2-6 © gillena cox




Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #17 wind in the pines (Candy)

wind in the pines
swirls upward to heaven
whispered prayers
© Candy

her steady trust of needle
beauty embroiders itself
© gillena cox


Revisit
30th May 2016
30th May 2015
30th May 2014

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Monday, May 29, 2017

2108

CLOUDS AND MOUNTAINS






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gaze to mountain top -
contemplation of footsteps
in cloud-ascending



dawn -
sound of brooms sweeping
the street

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday # 42

AND


Blue Monday - Tattered Garment

AND

Carpe Diem
The Spiritual Way #10 Ascension

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Don't Leave Before You See Again
29 May 2013
29 May 2015
29 May 2016



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Sunday, May 28, 2017

2107



clouds emptied of rain -
the radiance of Poui
in its aftermath



coolness of the night -
to quiet sliver of light
upward gaze to moon

© gillena cox 2017


Its Ascension Sunday, and yesterday, Saturday, we had a nice cooling shower of rain during the day; a preface of our rainy Season which should start in June.

Sunday Smiles

[smiling cloud from Google dot com]


.かへる雁翌はいづくの月や見る
kaeru kari asu wa izuku no tsuki ya miru
departing geese
where will you moon-gaze
tomorrow?
© Kobayashi Issa (1763 -1828)


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #38 in the series The Sunday Standard when 5-7-5 haiku is featured. Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #355


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - ascension


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Enjoy The Music



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Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 38
Sunday Lime 38
Ascension 2016

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Friday, May 26, 2017

2106

[my brushes, inspiration, water colour painting and a crop]


[water colour on recycled cardboard 8.5 by 10.5 inches; No draft sketching was done ]


[A real ixora leaf snuck into this photo, adds to the fun]


['Crystal Bowl And A Bloom of Red Ixoras']


[framed and text added for a haiga]

overcast sky -
in absence of bird songs
bloom of ixoras

© gillena cox 2017


Blog Hopping today with

Week 12 Year 7


Enjoy The Music



Don't Leave Before You See Again
26 May 2016
26 May 2013
26 May 2012





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Thursday, May 25, 2017

2105

[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


a drop of dew
sits on a rock
like a diamond

treasure of morning coolness
before the sun grips today
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[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


ancient road…
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves

bared twigs pointing directions
choices we now must reach for
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[image from google dot com]


a stone for a pillow
me, just another cicada ...
so shrill, like crying


...........embers of a camp fire
yet, we pledge our friendships
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[image from google dot com]


Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.

pounding of hammer and nails
and old church bell is silent
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bamboo
waving candlelight into the night
wind

nights of Divali lightings
the flicker of deya flames
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[image courtest Carpe Diem]


ants busy themselves
under a weeping willow
as old as the hills
© gillena cox
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Blog hopping today with Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #16 a drop of dew (Bosha)

a drop of dew
sits on a rock
like a diamond
© Kawabata Bosha (1897-1941)

treasure of morning coolness
before the sun gripes today
© gillena cox



a stone for a pillow
me, just another cicada ...
so shrill, like crying
© Kawabata Bosha (1897-1941)

...........embers of a camp fire
yet, we pledge our friendships
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #15 ancient road (Adjei Agyei Baah)

ancient road…
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves
© Adjei Agyei-Baah

bared twigs pointing directions
choices we now must reach for
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
#14 Springtime (Kikaku)

Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.
© Kikaku

pounding of hammer and nails
and old church bell is silent
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold)

bamboo
waving candlelight into the night
wind
© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

nights of Divali lightings
the flicker of deya flames
© gillena cox



Carpe Diem
Universal Jane #17 fragment and phrase

Ah! that coolness
the willows' shadow
on a hot summerday
© Chèvrefeuille

ants busy themselves
under a weeping willow
as old as the hills
© gillena cox




Dont Leave Before You See Also
25 May 2015
25 May 2014
25 May 2013

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Monday, May 22, 2017

2104


those old windows
filter for rays of sunlight
newness of each day

© gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday # 41

AND


Blue Monday - Footprint


Don't Leave Before You See Again
22 May 2014
22 May 2015
22 May 2016

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

2103

[image from google dot com]


slow pace of Sundays -
an ant crawls between newsprint
lost to many worlds

© gillena cox 2017


The rains are quietly slipping in mostly by night drizzles; not enough for cool days, just enough to tease.

Sunday Smiles

[smiley from Google dot com]


None is travelling
Here along this way but I,
This autumn evening.
© Matsuo Bashō 1644-1694


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #37 in the series The Sunday Standard when 5-7-5 haiku is featured. Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #354


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon newsprint


AND

Weekend Challenge: The News
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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Enjoy The Music


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Before you leave see also
Sunday Savvy 37
Sunday Lime 37
21 May 2015

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Friday, May 19, 2017

2102


layers of heat waves
the sip of bird songs
after earth tremors

© gillena cox 2017

There was an earthquake on Wednesday morning, the not so scary part of it is that I only knew about it, when I heard it on the news, later in the morning, Phew! slept through that one

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[Notice there is a recurred motif today the glass of straws from a few weeks back. Started with torn bits of glued newsprint to cardboard, added some buttons, and that cut out from a few weeks ago. Little line drawn birds, penciled in. Think i'll move out of newsprint pieces though. Next week starting some more water colour pieces. ✿ܓIn case you are wondering. I search for music after i finish my pieces ]

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[And now for a little digital fun. filter added using Pics Art]




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Blog hopping today with

Week 11 Year 7

Enjoy the Music


Don't Leave Before You See Again
19 May 2015

19 May 2013

19 May 2012

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

2101

[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


taste of nature–
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees

she falls scraping her knee
she scrambles up to catch up



[Dandelion image from google dot com]


dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

summer vacation in London
the wafts from a chilly wind




Blog Hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty)
taste of nature–
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees
© Sara McNulty

she falls scraping her knee
she scrambles up to catch up
© gillena cox


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui)

dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes
© Ogiwara Seisensui (1884-1976),

summer vacation in London
the wafts from a chilly wind
© gillena cox

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Monday, May 15, 2017

2100

[Temple in the sea Waterloo, Trinidad]

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away

a temple sits in the sea
pray flags ripple discordant hymns


[coconut sweetbread image from google dot com]

coconut sweetbread -
the way a mother mixes
her day to day tasks


[Dawn In The Valley - Valerie Ganz: painting from google dot com]

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji

now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other thus it falls,
an autumn leaf

from dawn sky tints of orange
preface to evening sunset



Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #9 leaves float away (Dolores Fegan)

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
© Dolores

a temple sits in the sea
pray flags ripple discordant hymns
© gillena cox 2017



Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #10 an autumn leaf (Ryokan Taigu)

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji

now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other thus it falls,
an autumn leaf
© Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831)

from dawn sky tints of orange
preface to evening sunset
© gillena cox


Carpe Diem
Namasté, The Spiritual Way #9 Mother's Day

coconut sweetbread -
the way a mother mixes
her day to day tasks
© gillena cox 2017

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Don't leave before you see again
15 May 2016

15 May 2015

15 May 2013


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