Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas 2011-12

--Opening haiga by Konrad Kusmirak, Poland

MERRY CHRISTMAS and Welcome to the FOURTH YEAR'S celebration OF 'The 12 days of Christmas at Lunch Break'

All the prose (ie. story of) 'Anansi and The Twelve Days of Christmas' © gillena cox 2011

It was at cockcrow, when, i started recording this story whispered to me by my muse. Come along with me. Lets explore 'Anansi and The Twelve Days of Christmas' haibun style (ie. prose and haiku verses)

"Wake up! wake up Anansi" said the Mrs Anansi.
"Our children are downstairs ripping open presents and they haven' t even been to church, nor as yet had their breakfast; Wake up! wake up Anansi " she shook him again and again.
Then, she left the room, singing softly to herself the Christmas carol "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to meeee ... a partridge in a pear treeeeee.

--Meanwhile in Germany as reported by Ralf Bröker

flickering candle
she only knows
this one song

--And in Serbia as reported by Tatjana Debeljacki

in the house of love
pleasantly and divine,
christmas eve

green Christmas tree
green blanket
and green eyes

--And in Romania as reported by Gheorghe Postelnicu

--And in the USA as reported by Adelaide Shaw

dusk coming on
on Christmas day
once more Silent Night

--And in Trinidad and Tobago as reported by Keith Simmonds

Christmas eve...
standing room only
in the cathedral

a massive turnout
at the midnight mass...
Yuletide solidarity

Many religious observers ascribe that the 'Partridge in a Pear Tree' gift is symbolic for Jesus

more about The 12 days of Christmas
Listen to the Carol here
revisit The 2010/11 Celebration Finale here

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