Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12 days of Christmas - Day Six


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 SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

a new mode of travel
Port of Spain to San Fernando
water taxis

-Gillena Cox; TT


three wise men
came to witness a king
born in a stable

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

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ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

From a Long Line
re: 5 first books of Old Testament


Prophets of old
didn't yet know his name.
they knew he would come


Their sins were
a harbinger
of His birth and death.


He descended from
kings and commoners to-
a humble virgin birth

-Michelle Angelini;US


the congregation
still singing lustily-
a child is born

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


in the homes
of many children-
blessed toys

-Gillena Cox; TT

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ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

creche-
a child stares
moving even closer

-Gillena Cox; TT
creche


Shepherd
re the 4 Gospels

four who know His life
write of His healing
forgiving sins
lost sheep
now find Jesus

-Michelle Angelini;US


belated Santa
shows up at the mall...
children screaming

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


snowbirds waiting
by the empty feeder —
winter thunder

-Curtis Dunlap;US
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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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4 Comments:

Blogger John McDonald said...

well done to all of you
john

4:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Bill; all the best for the season


much love
gillena

7:04 AM  
Blogger Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful colors!

My Shadow Shots
Happy New Year!

12:47 PM  
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