Saturday, January 31, 2009

Grasshopper#02 - Pegged Legs



#02 - Pegged Legs

in olden days
men with pegged legs always
had a tale to tell
--gillena cox 2009

...Then the goddess wept sorrowfully. "The king of the gods gave me what I asked for," she wailed, "and I begged that you should be immortal. I did not remember to ask that you should be always young."
Every day Tithonus grew older and smaller. "I am no longer happy in your father's home," he said, "with your brothers who are as beautiful and as strong as I was when I first saw you. Let me go back to my own country. Let me be a bird or an insect and live in the fields where we first roamed together. Let me go, dearest goddess."
"You shall do as you will," replied Aurora sadly. "You shall be a grasshopper, and whenever I hear the grasshopper's clear, merry song, I shall remember the happy days when we were together."


Story Excerpt from 'THE STORY OF THE FIRST GRASSHOPPER' at http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/bnm/bnm25.htm

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Grasshopper#01- Bright Morning

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Funeral Mass

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Birthday Bash 2009


Celebrating the Third Anniversary of Lunchbreak Blog

Welcome to Lunchbreak Birthday Bash 2009; featuring well wishes from a few friends, and visitors to, 'Lunchbreak'.
Between January 18th and Jan 25th, this post will be edited to include 3rd Anniversary Well Wishes


1.
The year of ox-
I wonder where
the muerte is

muerte is the bullfighter's red cape
--Kuniharu Shimizu;JP


2.
a snow sled
minus its rider
slides past
--Michael Baribeau;US

3. Happy Third Birthday

hope glowing
over the horizon~
happy birthday
--Keith A. SIMMONDS,TT

4. Happy Third Birthday

Lunchbreak's lively blog
broadcasts imagination
and invigorates my mind.
My grandson as well
turned three years old just this week,
his energy exhausts me.
--Reason A. Poteet;US

5. Happy Third Birthday

Three year old baby
Sophisticated lady
A happy birthday
--Quentin Clingerman;US

Thanks to:-Kuniharu Shimizu, Michael Baribeau, Keith Simmonds, Reason Poteet, Quentin Clingerman, and visitors you left their well wishes at comments

All items are the copyright of the individuals listed and should not be reproduced without their permission

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

First Market

Monday, January 12, 2009

Twisted Wire

Monday, January 05, 2009

12 days of Christmas - Day Twelve



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End Day - The Twelve Days of Christmas;
The Twelve Days of Christmas; Collaboration - December 25th 2008 to January 5th 2009
Thank You for making the 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' a success and; BEST REGARDS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2009
You can e-mail me
------\\\*///------

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

A kiskadee-
the leafy twig in its beak
swaying with the breeze

-Gillena Cox; TT


the ongoing light
of twelve votive candles
Happy Birthday Jesus

-Mary Davila; US


there was a king born
in a stable in Bethlehem-
He still reigns

-Gillena Cox; TT


Long trek for Magi
Gazing on the Young Child there
The Gift that will last

-Quentin Clingerman;US


a New Year-
the same resolutions
about old dreams

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


artificial tree
asleep in its coffin
I ponder once more
the promise of Christmas
bestowing resurrection

-Reason A. Poteet;US


late entry added Jan 6th

fresh snow smeared --
nativity lights

-Tyrone McDonald; US

------\\\*///------

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

mistletoe and balloons
a house illuminated ~
lingering Yuletide

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


tinsel glitters
in a discarded tree
city sunrise

-Bill Kenney; US


tractors~
first week of January
clearing landslides

-Gillena Cox; TT

------\\\*///------

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

January rain-
Santa's reindeers still lit
now misted

-Gillena Cox; TT


the meltdown:
emaciated Santa
handing out iou's

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

------\\\*///------


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


------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------



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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

All poems in this Christmas sequence are the copyright of the individual writers and should not be reproduced without their permission

WRITERS: Angelika Wienert; Bill Kenney; Curtis Dunlap; Gillena Cox; Janice Thomson; Keith A. Simmonds; Mary Davila
; Michelle Angelini; Quentin Clingerman; Reason A. Poteet; Shanna Baldwin-Moore; Tyrone McDonald; Vaughn Seward
EDITOR/CO-ODINATOR: Gillena Cox
PHOTO: Poinsettia by Gillena Cox

The Twelve Days of Christmas; History Meaning Symbolism

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

12 days of Christmas - Day Eleven



click for more
BEST REGARDS FOR THE NEW YEAR
the Twelve Days of Christmas continues
A Collaboration December 25th 2008 to January 5th 2009
You can e-mail me
------\\\*///------

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

mistletoe and balloons
a house illuminated ~
lingering Yuletide

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT


tinsel glitters
in a discarded tree
city sunrise

-Bill Kenney; US


tractors~
first week of January
clearing landslides

-Gillena Cox; TT

------\\\*///------

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

January rain-
Santa's reindeers still lit
now misted

-Gillena Cox; TT


the meltdown:
emaciated Santa
handing out iou's

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------
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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Saturday, January 03, 2009

12 days of Christmas - Day Ten



click for more
BEST REGARDS FOR THE NEW YEAR
the Twelve Days of Christmas continues
A Collaboration December 25th 2008 to January 5th 2009
You can e-mail me
------\\\*///------

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

January rain-
Santa's reindeers still lit
now misted

-Gillena Cox; TT


the meltdown:
emaciated Santa
handing out iou's

-Keith A. Simmonds;TT

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------
The Twelve Days of Christmas; History Meaning Symbolism
All poems in this Christmas sequence are the copyright of the individual writers

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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
You can e-mail me
------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------
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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Thursday, January 01, 2009

12 days of Christmas - Day Eight


HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY New Year!!!

the Twelve Days of Christmas continues
A Collaboration December 25th 2008 to January 5th 2009
You can e-mail me
------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------



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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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

------\\\*///------

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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