Friday, November 29, 2013

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Linking today to
Haiku My Heart Friday at Recuerda Mi Corazon
AND also to Paint Party Friday Week 38 Year3


Today is 'Saint Nicholas Day' celebrating the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century bishop best known today as the real-life model for Santa Claus. The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derive from these legends. Santa Claus is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas.Traditionally it is also the day when Catholic churches would bless and distribute candy canes

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a sweet taste of love
the smiles of children rebound
all around the world

--gillena cox

Revisit Eager Smiles 2007


26 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

38 comments:

Tarang Sinha said...

Lovely Haiku!:)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Tarang,

much love...

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Lovely Hiaku. I didnt know the origin of the words Santa Claus. Thanks for sharing :)

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Sandra

much love...

pauline said...

thank you for the little Christmas history! Your haikus are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. xox

SLScheibe said...

A very nice Haiku! :)

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Pauline

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by SL

much love...

Laura said...

Beautiful Gillena!

Reading Pleasure said...

Beautiful, Gillena. I love the info!

Leovi said...

Yeah, good job, I like the colors, excellent abstractions!

gma said...

Beautiful haiku....All children deserve to me loved. Your art is also very nice. Green is my favorite color.

Wabi Sabi said...

Beautiful! Art and words!

Anonymous said...

lovely haiku and great message about what I think Xmas is about ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Gillena Cox said...

thanks for stopping by Laura

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

glad you stopped by Celestine

much love...

rebecca said...

thank you gillena for your joyous haiku. i enjoyed reading each link you shared and wonder how i never thought about there being a symbol behind the tradition of candy canes;
they are forever sweeter knowing this!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Leovi

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Gemma

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Wabisabi

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Carol

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Rebecca, thanks for your appreciation

much love...

Cathy Keller said...

A very festive Haiku! Have a grand day!!

Linda said...

wonderful haiku. And your art looks like a big delicious lollipop!

judie said...

Really nice Gillena. :)

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Cathy

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Linda

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Judie

much love...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Rebounding smiles...miles of smiles! ;)

Adelaide said...

Love the swirls, could be wither candy or spun glass.

Adelaide

Gillena Cox said...

MMT glad you dropped by

much llove...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Adelaide

much love...

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

What a lovely way to start the countdown to Christmas, with this sweet haiku!

Mark M. Redfearn said...

Nothing beats the smile of a child.

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Cynthia

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Surely Mark; thanks for dropping in

much love...

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