Monday, December 31, 2012

1084

between holidays
a late Christmas card
with no name

-- Adelaide

New Year’s eve mass…
the church fills with the scent
of perfumes and incense

--Keith Simmonds

...Anansi was enthralled, he stared, his spidery mouth wide open in amazement. But where are they going, just the three of them, and at this hour of the night; Don't they have families? Wives to help with shelling of pigeon peas? Children's gifts to wrap? Ham to bake for the paranderos' visits? And as he asked these questions of Wind, with each question, his mood softened, and his spidery face brightened... (continues tomorrow)
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Christmas lilies...
the way her eyes
light up

--Kirsten Cliff

paranderos
proclaiming from house to house
the birth of the King


Santa Claus arrives
bearing toys and goodies …
children’s eyes light up

--Keith Simmonds

drenching hearts of every Scrooge...
a downpour Christmas morning

--gillena cox


Welcome to the FIFTH YEAR'S celebration of 'The 12 days of
Christmas
here at Lunch Break' Thank you for celebrating with me
Wishing the love and warmth of family and friends MERRY CHRISTMAS
2012


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Sunday, December 30, 2012

1083

first snow
just enough to excuse
the hot toddy

--Diane Mayr

...Tossed, swivelled and swirled, Anansi was so terrified he, couldn't even feel air sick. He peered through the night; thick and dark, to see what he could see. There they were, three unusually dressed men riding on the backs of camels, carrying gifts of some sort. They sat so regally in the desert of falling snowflakes, not even once brushing away a snowflake, Anansi thought, how wise these three men, sitting on the backs of camels holding their packages so tightly, so securely..... (continues tomorrow)
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winter stars
under the Christmas lights
a couple wishing

--Chrissi Villa

drummer on square
oasis of colours and sound
midnight moon

--Tatjana Debeljacki

Christmas rush—
in the road a pair of trainers
pointing
in different directions

--Frank

Mistletoe hanging
in every doorway …
spirit of goodwill

--Keith Simmonds


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Saturday, December 29, 2012

1082

...Come with me Anansi" said the unusual Wind, i will take you on a little trip. poor Anansi, he was terrified, yet still, he clutched Wind's giant hand and off they went swooosh. Anansi thought to himself, this must be exactly how great Moon feels in all her waning and waxing shapes, suspended in the night sky; he even thought he saw an unusually bright star in passing.... (continues tomorrow)
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hazy moon...
cresting a car roof
Christmas dew

--gillena cox

full moon . . .
picking at leftovers
from the fridge

--Kirsten Cliff

yelping dogs...
bamboo
bussin

[written as spoken by Trinis in relaxed conversations]

yelping dogs...
bamboo
bursting

--gillena cox

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A packed church
of children clutching their toys …
Holy Innocents Day

--Keith Simmonds

I remember horse
hand of the moon embraces
walnut brain

--Tatjana Debeljacki

cemetery visit --
I place a Christmas angel
at his headstone
--Kirsten Cliff





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Friday, December 28, 2012

1081

after midnight...
pouring "Santa" another
glass of milk

--Diane Mayr

Christmas tree
the language gets brighter
towards night

--Chris Dominiczak

half awake coo coo
of pigeons in the eaves

--gillena cox

between holidays
listening to carols
alone

-- Adelaide


...In between the patter and splash of raindrops on the pavement, there arose an unusual wind, which, not content to only ruffle Mrs Anansi's pretty new drapes, ruffled and wove herself into the Anansi house; winding her way up the Anansi staircase, into the Anansi bedrooms; peering here, and peering there, until at last, reaching the room shared by Anansi and his charming wife. Here, this unusual gust, shaped herself into a giant windy hand, large enough to pick up the unsuspecting, Anansi himself.... (continues tomorrow)
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Welcome to the FIFTH YEAR'S celebration of 'The 12 days of Christmas here at Lunch Break' Thank you for celebrating with me
Wishing the love and warmth of family and friends MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

1080

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around the table…
three generations
in the candles’ glow

--Cara Holman

through a waft of breeze
a bird's nest revealed

--gillena cox

...However, later in the day, when they gather, for a late Christmas lunch, it is then, Anansi in between mouthfuls of *green fig salad, decides to relate this experience... (continues tomorrow)
[*In the Caribbean green bananas are called 'green fig']
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Wishing the love and warmth of family and friends MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012



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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

1079

image from google

smell of roast
in the long distance call –
Christmas day

--Stella Pierides

TV movies Christmas day
sips of saki and chocolate
--gillena cox

family gathering...
the many sounds
of laughter

--Kirsten Cliff


...Left alone for a while, Anansi and Mrs Anansi sit at the table sipping coffee. They use cinnamon sticks to stir, stirring slowing. They sip and they talk, for the children are too excited by their new toys to feel hungry, or even remember, they have anansi parents.... (continues tomorrow)
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silent day after Christmas
I clean house again

-- Adelaide

Boxing Day hunt —
ducks on the Danube line-up
for crumbs

-- Stella Pierides

so many left overs oh my scale
better walk all the boxing sale
--Lorraine


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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

1078

Christmas tree
the glow and sparkle
of old ornaments

--opening image and haiku Adelaide B Shaw


Christmas Eve sunrise---
I water my
poinsettia

Fred Masarani


Welcome to the FIFTH YEAR'S celebration of 'The 12 days of Christmas here at Lunch Break' Thank you for celebrating with me

Wishing the love and warmth of family and friends MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012



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...And thus, the spidery Anansi, awakes to eight arms full of anansi children, tugging at him from every direction, pleading with him to come downstairs, to open a gift under the Christmas tree. He yawns and stretches, it is daylight and it is Christmas, what a wonderous feeling... (continues tomorrow)
(story of) 'Anansi - An Unusual Experience' © gillena cox 2012

azure skies...
in the church-front creche
Mary's blue mantle

--gillena cox


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Thursday, December 06, 2012

1077

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Seasons Greetings

Dear Lunch Break friends, i invite you once again, to the celebration - "Twelve Days of Christmas", at Lunch Break; This is our fifth year celebration. This year i am not using the carol to theme postings as was done in past years. its going to be sharings of images, and poems, stories and music and the theme is just 'Christmas' from December 25th 2012 to January 6th 2013; i look forward to celebrating with you; you can email me or submit as comments at the blog; See you on the 25th.

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much love
gillena

Poinsettia 02 Jigsaw PuzzlePoinsettia 02 Jigsaw Puzzle

shades of
Caribbean Christmas...
gift wrap papers

--gillena cox


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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

1076

Mall Scenes Jigsaw 
PuzzleMall Scenes Jigsaw Puzzle
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humming along with
the Christmas music...
mall scenes

--gillena cox

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Monday, December 03, 2012

1075

Teddy clouds Jigsaw PuzzleTeddy clouds Jigsaw Puzzle

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sunny December -
even the clouds display
teddy bears

--gillena cox

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Sunday, December 02, 2012

1074

First Sunday of Ad 
Jigsaw PuzzleFirst Sunday of Ad Jigsaw Puzzle

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Remember; the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Collaboration for the fifth time here at Lunch Break, starts on December 25th

the Advent wreath...
one burnt wick on a purple candle
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Its a new year; well according to catholic liturgy, it is. And the new year starts on a note of expecting, waiting, arrival and presence; as we look back once more, towards that awesome coming; of joy to the world.


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Lunch Break prompt for today 'Advent'


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