#AtoZChallenge ‘X is for Cross’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

 

May Cross

Unexpected gift

Multicoloured life fills street

Magnificent Earth 

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Carnival of spring

Honouring blossoms of May

Feast on the flowers

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I saw these beautiful May crosses on my way to work this morning and they reminded me how lucky I am to be alive.

This weekend there will be eating, drinking, dancing and singing around the beautiful crosses made of flowers and placed in squares, often by churches, on the first weekend of May in Cordoba. A feast for our eyes!

I plan to visit and take lots of photos this weekend!

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This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a haiku a day, but I’m also adding a new hobby to the posts, photography. I will post one of my photos, or a donated photo, every day to accompany my haiku.

This April, I’ll also be sharing my poems and joining another group of poets at National Poetry Writing Month, organised since 2003 by Maureen Thorson. Write 30 poems in 30 days. I’m in! What about you?

#ThursdayDoors May Crosses and Doors in Cordoba, Spain

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon and linking up on Norm’s blog here.

May is a very festive and merry month in Cordoba, Andalusia, where I live. Last weekend the city celebrated the Festival of the May Crosses.

Crosses decorated with spring flowers are set up around the city, usually near churches, as we can see in this church door in the background.

Some of the doors are built especially for the cross, as in this case. After the three-day festival it is removed, along with the wall and the potted plants.

Although the crosses are admired for their beauty, there’s always a stand with some wine, beer and tapas nearby to celebrate the festivity, as you can see on the left of the cross.

More information about the May festivities in Cordoba here.

Next week I’ll show you some of the doors to the world-famous Patios Festival, which is a competition for the prettiest courtyard in the city. 

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