Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas Sequence 09-10

DAY 12 - TWELVE POINTS OF DOCTRINE IN THE APOSTLES CREED


Christmas presents image From…

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the twelfth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

midnight ushers in
Christmas day
beat of tassa drums
--gillena cox; TT
first posted on FaceBook Dec25th
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a toddler rocks
her new dollhouse baby . . .
the empty manger
--Mary Davila
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Christmas is
a time of miracles--
birth of Christ
first posted to words flow and stuff 24Dec 2009
--gillena cox; TT
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three wise men find
the light of the world...
a lowly stable
--Keith Simmonds; TT
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twelve days
after Christmas the moon
still blooming
--Tikkis, Turku, Finland
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traitor double agent
his work
faithfully foretold
+ posted as a comment
--comrade harps; AU
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♪ ♫•*¨*•on the eleventh day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

snow capped Mt Fuji
arrives on a post card
a new year greeting
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

travellers in the night
in search of the Prince of peace...
star of Bethlehem
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the tenth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

joy and praise
to the king of love...
light of the world
--Keith Simmonds; TT

the furl of carnations
bunches of paper pinks
for a doll’s tea party
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the ninth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

season of Christmas --
friend greetings
after quite a while
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

a bright star
shining over a stable...
the Savior is born
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

walking the aisle
to a new life
the bride’s tears
-- gillena cox; TT
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gradations of red . . .
a sight of hope
for the New Year
--Gabi Greve; JP
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longsuffering -
life is
too long
+ posted as a comment
--comrade harps; AU
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the eight day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

sleeping undisturbed
cardboard encircling
a homeless man
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

Icicles
at the window eave -
first sunrise
--Magdalena Dale; PL
~***~

the sun is rising anew
from the snow-covered horizon;
red-crown cranes dancing
--Taro Kunugi; JP
~***~

season of Christmas --
friend greetings
after quite a while
-- gillena cox; TT
~***~

Happy New 2010
--Sakuon Nakamura; JP
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the seventh day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

sacred flesh
and the blood of –
vegetarians are the devil’s work
+ posted as a comment--comrade harps; AU
~***~

Christmas eve ~
church overflowing with
once-a-year christians
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

scent of incense
lingers in the chapel...
Christmas morning
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

choir practice
preparing wedding songs for
their celebration
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the sixth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

from the dust
in his own image--
a creature flawed
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

the breath of life—
in each creature great or small
a life force
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

year ending
the blue moon a bright moon
a flat grey sky
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

on a hot sunny day
rain showers--
season of Christmas
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

massive Christmas tree
lighting up the village:
carols everywhere
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

up and down
the Christmas tree
a glass angel
--Jacek Margolak; PL


♪ ♫•*¨*•on the fifth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

homes and gardens lit --
that magical feeling of
Christmas now abounds
--gillena cox; TT

falling from grace—
the begats, the garden…
the human struggle
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
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a litany of faults—
teach us how to live
fruitful lives
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

forgetting this is winter
the green lace
of christmas ferns
---Cindy Tebo; USA
~***~

parang music
mingling with calypso ~
carnival fever
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

outlined in frost
the red leaves of autumn
have yet to fall
---Cindy Tebo; USA
~***~

a reader agrees -
too many books on the same subject
confuse
--Blogarian
+posted as a comment
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the fourth day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

each word weighed -
memory and translation
paraphrases
+ posted as a comment
--Comrade Harps; AU


the followers,
Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John—
weaknesses revealed
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

listen—
hear their stories . . .
read their words . . .
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

words from Luke’s Gospel --
lights from the Christmas tree
and shards of sunlight
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

paranderos
belting out their songs:
birth of a king
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

The songs in our hearts tell us about peace!
Angelika Wienert; DE
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the third day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

trust in the word--
without doubt the sun will rise
and set each day
*
always a light
glowing through the darkness—
Hope
*
bearing gifts--
the moments that touch our hearts
with lasting love
*
cornerstones--
Faith, Hope, and Charity,
the foods of life
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

a grocery bag recycled--
lunch
is sent to a stranger
--gillena cox; TT
~***~

Santa comes to town...
starry-eyed children
tear open their gifts
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

her gift
again -
another
--Comrade Harps; AU
+ posted as a comment
~***~

while I
unravel the fairy lights
his shining
--Ralf Bröker; DE
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the second day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

the flight of doves—
ancient and new stories
generations tell
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
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senior citizens
listening to parang music...
ham pastel and rum
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

stories of wonder,
something old and something new—
the songs of life
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

invited to a Boxing Day bbq
she feigns
a migraine
--Comrade Harps; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

roar of motorbikes --
Santas dip into their BIG
yellow plastic bags
--gillena Cox; TT
~***~

A day after Christmas --
Santa Claus
unemployed
--Juhani Tikkanen, Finland;
~***~

♪ ♫•*¨*•on the first day of Christmas•*¨*•♫ ♪

blush of ponsettia
wishing you a
Merry Christmas
--gillena cox; TT
this haiku was first published on my 2009 haiku picture post cards~***~

Circling Evergreens
Christmas day echoes
Carols of God
--Lorraine Renaud; CA
+ posted as a comment
~***~

true love—
the enfolding embrace
of man, earth, and air
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
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mistletoe
upon every door...
love in the air
--Keith Simmonds; TT
~***~

children laughing,
their stockings overflowing--
an empty saucer
--John Daleiden, Avondale, AZ
~***~

Christmas morning
the cat plays
in the cardboard box
--Michael Baribeau; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

unravelling
fairy lights with my son
roast goose's smell
--Ralf Bröker; DE
+ posted as a comment
~***~

breakfast
and all day
lunch
--Comrade Harps; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

Christmas morning...
children rushing under
the Christmas tree
--Keith Simmonds; TT
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Partridge peers around
A light snow covers the ground
No pears on the tree
--Quentin Clingerman; USA
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Awaking on Christmas
Remember why He came here
Celebrate His birth
--Michelle Rose; US
+ posted as a comment
~***~

Thanks for making this celebration a success
--gillena cox; coordinator - The Twelve Days of Christmas at Lunch Break

Poets were asked to email before hand or post their haiku gifts here as comments
Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without permission


Religious Symbolism of and music for the Christmas carrol - The Twelve Days of Christmas


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7 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

WOW! What an ending....with all gathered here -- a poetic treat, Gillena and all poets here :)

Wish them all and you a Very Happy and Creatively productive New Year :)

wishes,
devika

12:48 AM  
Blogger BlueJayEye said...

wonderful work Gilenna, thank you for keeping the Christmas spirit alive. Happy 2010 too!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

You are a very talented and giving artist Gillena, bravo for this gathering x

1:46 PM  
Blogger RBroeker said...

It is a pleasure to read and to be a part of this. Though I don't agree with each haiku I do believe in the idea that a good idea has got many faces. Thanks a lot for sharing and motivating, Gillena.

Best wishes
Ralf

10:29 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation

much love
gillena

3:44 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

one light
of humble herd
they sought a peacful truth
this child born in his manger lain
one light

_m

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