Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas 2010-2011


HOPE YOU HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS; WISHING YOU A YEAR FULL OF LOVE AND POETRY

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Click here to Listen to the carol...

Many researchers agree that "The Twelve Days of Christmas," was written as a kind of secret catechism and can be taken at two levels of interpretation. There is a surface meaning, and also, the hidden meaning known only to the Christians involved; where each element is a code word for a religious truth CLICK to read more...

This has been the third year's celebration (2010-2011) of The 'Twelve Days of Christmas' here at Lunch Break;

Thanks for making this celebration a success:Tomislav Maretic, Croatia; Cindy Tebo, USA; Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia; Diane Mayr, USA; Juhani Tikkanen, Finland; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Romania; Melissa Allen, Wisconsin, USA; Vasile Moldovan, Romania; Keith Simmonds, T&T;
Quentin Clingerman, USA; Devika Jyothi, India

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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Twelve Drummers Drumming

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Twelve Drummers Drumming-The twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles' Creed: 1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 2. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. 4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell [the grave]. 5. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 6. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 7. I believe in the Holy Spirit, 8. the holy catholic Church, 9. the communion of saints, 10. the forgiveness of sins, 11. the resurrection of the body, 12. and life everlasting.


yesterday’s eclipse-
was it the ‘grinch’ who took
a bite of the moon
--gillena cox


Nativity scene
packing away the miracle
for next year
--Melissa Allen


Frozen river-
parents and children wait for
the Twelfths Day
--Vasile Moldovan


strains of music
from a distant panyard...
carnival fever
--Keith Simmonds


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Eleven Pipers Piping

the poui trees rest
clustered in greenery pending
easter’s outburst
--gillena cox


After the holidays
the dust bin is full
of naked fir trees
--Vasile Moldovan


jubilant voices
blowing in the wind...
family day
--Keith Simmonds

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Ten Lords A-leaping

gathering birdsong--
first Monday
of the new year
--gillena cox


First shadows
on the way home-
New Year moon
--Vasile Moldovan


little children
going back to school...
new beginnings
--Keith Simmonds


New Year's snow -
last night's cinders
fill the fireplace
--Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu

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Nine Ladies Dancing

new year
first Sunday --
a gentle rain



the second decade
of this new millennium --
sip of coffee
--gillena cox


holiday rush
the only smile today
from the bellringer
-- Diane Mayr...


First dream of the year:
peace and quiet
in the whole world
--Vasile Moldovan


worshippers
flowing out of church ~
warm wishes for peace
--Keith Simmonds


sipping tea
i listen to
"Coffee talk"
--Devika

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Eight Maids A-Milking

glorious mysteries--
a new decade begins
1-1-11



the ixora shrub
mass of greenery--
a white butterfly
--gillena cox


shadowless
falling snowflakes --
deepening peace
--Juhani Tikkanen


Peace Rally

-- Diane Mayr...


All of a sudden,
the night watcher stops to look
at the workfire
--Vasile Moldovan


fireworks
at the midnight hour ~
birth of a new year
--Keith Simmonds

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Seven Swans A-swimming

The Salvation bell ringer
there yesterday and again
today
--gillena cox


hospital corridor –
patients decorating
a Christmas tree
--Tom


THE CABIN IN THE BAY
NEW YEAR’S EVE WALZING
OF TWO TRAVELLERS.
--Tatjana Debeljacki


The last leaf
of this tired year...
a new calendar
-- Vasile Moldovan


heavy clouds
move over the mountain...
the old year dwindles
--Keith Simmonds


New Year Eve-
the early bird
goes to sleep early
--devika

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Six Geese A-laying

Santa Relaxes

--gillena cox


macaroni necklace
around grandma's neck
her face radiant
-- Diane Mayr...


Between the feasts
the snowfall covers
all the dirts
--Vasile Moldovan


Cold penetrates the body
But not the soul
Christmas lights twinkle brightly
--Quentin Clingerman


a vagrant
wearing a Santa Claus hat
and a broad grin
--Keith Simmonds

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Five Gold Rings
a strutting rooster
its already morning
his silence
--gillena cox


a snow globe
filled with the world
feeling shaken
--Melissa Allen


Santa Claus costume
lying on the pavement...
puddles of water
--Keith Simmonds

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Four Calling Birds

overcast cloud
banded outstretched wings
of low flying hawks
--gillena cox


cookies for santa
the outlines of stars
left on the parchment paper
--Cindy


a basket full of
ham, turkey, drinks, cake...
outing on the beach
--Keith Simmonds

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Three French Hens

Transition

--gillena cox


AROMA OF THE FIR TREE
TROUGH THE WOODS AND FIELDS
WHITE COVERING CLOTH..
--Tatjana Debeljacki


the week after Christmas
enough faith left
to get on the airplane
--Melissa Allen


loud carols with
the odour of baked ham
from my neighbour's home
--Keith Simmonds

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Two Turtledoves

blue skies
two doves on the wall preen
in synchronicity
--gillena cox


LIGHTENING BALLS
ARE TWINKLING THE MAGIC
IMAGINATON OF CHILD.
--Tatjana Debeljacki


Star of Betlehem -
turtledove's empty nest
hangs in the fir tree
--Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu


after Christmas
jealous of what
I gave away
--Melissa Allen


paranderos
dancing and singing
from house to house
--Keith Simmonds

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And a partridge in a pear tree

a fish scale day moon
watching over
day's clearing



blue sky
much like yesterday except
for Christmas day hugs
--gillena cox


December Snow

-- Diane Mayr...


Christmas rain
the child plays
with Noah's ark
--Melissa Allen


Christmas morning...
wide-eyed children playing
by the Christmas tree
--Keith Simmonds


Poems remain the copyright of the individual writers and should not be used without permission


Thanks everyone for being part of this celebration.
--gillena cox; coordinator - The Twelve Days of Christmas at Lunch Break


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8 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

Great to read them all together...and thanks for the mention, Gillena :)

wishes,
devika

5:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

So glad you shared with us; Thank you again Dev; Best Regards 2011

5:21 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Wow that was an exciting 12 days, bravo Gillena

8:40 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Thanks for giving me something to look forward to during the post-holiday slump! Onward to spring!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you enjoyed this year's Lorraine Best Regards 2011

3:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Surely, Surely Diane; Best Regards 2011

3:43 PM  
Blogger Bette Norcross Wappner -- said...

Beautiful--wonderful!
A lovely collaboration.
Happy New Year :)

8:06 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

many happy returns Bette

8:44 PM  

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