Sunday, December 28, 2008

12 days of Christmas - Day Four


A Merry Christmas and a Bright and Prosperous New Year

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas: A Collaboration
December 25th 2008 to January 5th 2009
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ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

snowbirds waiting
by the empty feeder —
winter thunder

-Curtis Dunlap;US


creche-
a child stares
moving even closer

-Gillena Cox; TT
creche

belated Santa
shows up at the mall-
children screaming

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT
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ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS

filling
a grey morning sky-
bird whistles

-Gillena Cox; TT


parang music
spreading the good news
from house to house

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


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ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS

no year-end bonus
on this Boxing Day
feeling the crunch
a caring St. Stephen
blesses the unemployed

-Reason A. Poteet, US


wrapped in swaddling-
the baby
Jesus

e-card 'The Ultimate Gift'
-Gillena Cox; TT


the infant
bringing the light
to a world of darkness

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

The Night Before
A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Janice Thomson (jt)


Winter bedtime —
the last child tucked in
for the night. /vs

Rising smoke from chimneys — /vs
distant mountain veiled in fog. /jt

Blazing fire —
children's gifts wrapped between
sips of cocoa /jt

-Vaughn Seward; CA
-Janice Thomson; CA



A babe in a stall
The odor of hay and straw
Redemption is born

-Quentin Clingerman; US


ponsettias abloom-
the choir sings clad in white
and red

-Gillena Cox; TT

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The Twelve Days of Christmas; History Meaning Symbolism
All poems in this Christmas sequence are the copyright of the individual writers and should not be reproduced without their permission

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