Friday, January 02, 2009

12 days of Christmas - Day Nine




BEST REGARDS FOR THE NEW YEAR

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

huge star of David
on a puny Christmas tree-
Beetham gardens

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


caroling
from star to star
angels

Mary Davila; US


the midnight hour
strains of Auld Lang Syne-
new challenges

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


nine ladies dancing
for Christ has turned our weeping
into boundless joy

-Reason A. Poteet, US


first day of the year
the ice fisher wears
a new cap

they (the ice fishers) make a hole into the ice of a lake and then they try to catch some fish
Angelika Wienert;DE


first rain-
the sound of a drizzle
on new year's morning

-Gillena Cox; TT

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ON THE EIGHT DAY OF CHRISTMAS

a new year-
the same old sounds
fireworks

-Gillena Cox; TT


The Parang CD-
we celebrate the season
from twenty years back.

-Vaughn Seward; CA


stories retold-
a saviour of humble birth
Jesus

-Gillena Cox; TT


The Babe still awakes
In the town of Bethlehem
Awaiting Magi

-Quentin Clingerman;US


lights everywhere-
Christmas tree in the Square
children's eyes sparkling

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

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ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
(there is one addition at DAY ONE-Christmas Promise and one at DAY SIX)

evenfall-
faces of angels in
the cirrus

-Gillena Cox; TT


a sweet smell
of ham and black cake-
carollers singing

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

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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


(re: 6 Six days in which God created the world)

empty universe
now filled with stars and planets
I AM rests observes

-Michelle Angelini;US

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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


Christmas Promise

Christmas morning
a promise and then lots of
rain for thirsty plants

Christmas promise video
-Shanna Baldwin-Moore; Hawaii

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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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