Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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'Birth of Jesus' by German painter C.W.E. Dietrich (1712–1774)

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Read my poem WE LOWED

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

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clip art courtesy Wikipedia



Tripoli Steelband playing 'Joy To The World' at St Mary's RC Church in St James, Trinidad; Christmas Eve night.



hymns of joy and love
to greet the Prince of peace...
glow of Christmas morn

--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago


WHAT'S ANANCY UP TO NOW! © gillena cox
It was night time, dark night, almost as dark as that silent holy night, of long long long ago. Really, it was Christmas eve. Anancy got up from his bed, and scurried past on tiptoes. Mrs Anancy in the kitchen, was too swamped with the delicious smells from her breads and cakes and cookies baking; and of course, her pleasant humming of her favourite, all time classic carol, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, to hear her husband slip by and leave the house.

Earlier they had decided, (Mr and Mrs Anancy,) not to buy the children any Christmas gifts; they both had come to the decision that their children were just too spoilt. They opened the their gifts after Christmas morning mass, barely even wanting to have breakfast. They had to be called three, and four, and five times, to come sit down and have some breakfast. They would open their toys, and after all the boxes we open, looked to make sure there were no more left to open; and they turned over and shook the already opened boxes before they started to play.

As such, there stood a giant Christmas tree, in the Anancy living room; all ribboned, and sparkling, and tinselled, and baubled, and beaded, and colourful, and sad! Yes! the Anancy family Christmas tree was a sad tree.

Then, how come Mrs Anancy still hummed her favourite Christmas carol " on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me la la la la la la la...on the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me la la la la la la la...on the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me la la la la la la la...on the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me la la la la la la la...on the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me la la la la la la la...on the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me la la la la la la la....

Has the Anancy household, in the sunny Caribbean, suddenly gone colder than winter!

And what of Anancy? why this sneaking about on such a night? What's Anancy up to now?
(will be continued at the January 1st posting)
Anansi image © gillena cox




clip art courtesy Wikipedia




-- Gheorghe Postelnicu, Romania

the day after...
housewives sleeping late
dreaming of carols

--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago



clip art courtesy Wikipedia




he pivots
the festivities...
baby Jesus

--gillena cox

paranderos praising
the birth of the Christ child
from house to house

--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago



clip art courtesy Wikipedia




no moon
how the stars twinkle!
for my grandbaby

--gillena cox

a bevy of stars
twinkling on every home ...
triumph of good over evil

--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago




clip art courtesy Wikipedia



Creche at St Mary's RC Church in St James, Trinidad

the new family
angels acclaim them...
a night so holy

--gillena cox

Freshly painted hut
with a massive Christmas tree…
carols in the air

--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago


clip art courtesy Wikipedia


Holy Innocents…
six-year-olds bring their guns
for the day’s blessings
--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago




clip art courtesy Wikipedia


Family and friends
in convivial ecstasy…
yuletide festival
--Keith Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago



year's end...
yet the 'last minute' buyers
for black eyed peas
--gillena cox

WELCOME TO THE SIXTH YEAR'S CELEBRATION OF THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Revisit past celebrations here
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This post was created December 25th 2013(DAY 1) and edited to include (DAYS 2-7)

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55 Comments:

Blogger Leovi said...

Wonderful, exquisite!
Searching for beauty and find hope
  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! Hugs from Spain. Leovi.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Merry Christmas Leovi

much love...

8:46 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

I look forward to finding how out the spiderlings do with a giftless Christmas! We're all spoilt, but things are beginning to change I think.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for your visit and for linking with his Christmas post.

Christmas blessings to you!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Cara H said...

Beautiful artwork. Hope your holiday is a pleasant one!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Louis happy you stopped by Merry Christmas

much love...

9:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Cara Thanks for stopping by Merry Christmas

much love...

9:43 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Merry Christmas Diane

much love...

9:45 AM  
Blogger Ileana said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Ileana

much love...

10:05 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

So exquisite!

Season's warmest greetings from Spain!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Lovely poem! Merry Christmas!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Lola, Merry Christmas

much love...

11:17 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Mama Zen; Merry Christmas

much love...

11:18 AM  
Blogger Kim Cunningham said...

Merry Christmas! Hope it was wonderful!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks you Kim

much love...

11:25 AM  
Blogger Mascha said...

A beautiful painting, for me very familiar (in Germany) and your poem very beautiful.
Only the story of Anancy I might not have understood correctly, I speak little English, absolute beginners ...
Thank you for the invitation - to share something in 12 days or only once today?
Have a great and blessed time :-)

1:38 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Gillena ~~ I hope you had a nice Christmas. I liked seeing the steel band picture and can just imagine their playing.

The Nativity picture was nice too. I had seen it before but would not have remembered until I saw it again at your post.

BTW, my daughter and SIL are in Trinidad now. They went for Christmas to see his relatives.
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2:02 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

Thank you for the lovely words ~ Wishing you blessed Christmas and wonderful new year celebration ~

4:59 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Hi Gillena,

I hope you had a pleasant Christmas, and I hope you received the haiku I sent a few weeks ago for the 12 Days of Christmas.

Adelaide

5:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Jim so nice of you to stop by; happy to hear your daughter and family, are in Trinidad; sure they will have a happy time for the holidays

much love...

5:57 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Mascha thank you for dropping by and sharing

much love...

5:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Adelaide thanks for stopping by; i will email you

much love...

5:59 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Grace

much love...

6:01 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

dearest gillena,
i can hardly wait for jan. 1 and your next installment on a giftless christmas!!
xoxoxo

11:57 AM  
Blogger Anne Jeffries said...

Beautifully captured the heart of the season.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

SMILES happy you dropped by Rebecca

Much love...

12:56 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Anine

Much love...

12:56 PM  
Blogger Gerald (SK14) said...

all very quiet and cold here - all the best for the new year.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

I too look forward to where this story will take us... and thank you for your haiku hymns of joy, love, and peace! Wishing you all the best Gillena for this new year!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Now waiting in suspense for the next installment to be published on Jan 1st! Season's Greetings!!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Warmest wishes Gerald(SK14), thanks for stopping by

much love...

7:50 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...


(◕‿◕。) happy you dropped by Lea

much love...

7:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thanks Cynthia (◕‿◕。)


much love...

7:57 AM  
Blogger restlessjo said...

Such a beautiful post!
Best wishes for 2014, Gillena.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Tonya Jastad said...

Your whole post made me smile! Happy New year!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jo

much love...

12:03 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Tonya

much love...

12:03 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

You definitely have left the story hanging, keeping the reader in suspense. Very nice!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Björn said...

What a wonderfully captured Christmas spirit.. Have a wonderful end of this year... let there be fireworks.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

have a blessed 2014

1:00 AM  
Blogger gila_mon said...

Prospero Año y Felicidad! And to the Anancy family, may they not be up to too much trouble :)

1:12 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

a great post Gillena...the Anancy household enhanced my interests in their affairs.. :)

1:51 AM  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


wow, what a sumptuous feast here. good haiku and a joyous, festive feeling on this post. :)
and your poem, "We Lowed" is so lovely. thanks for sharing.

best wishes for 2014, Gillena!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(◕‿◕。) Thanks Mary, you have to wait till Jan 6th for the ending of the story

much love...

10:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Bjorn; i agree with that there should be fireworks to ring in the new year

much love...

10:59 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Vandana

much love...

11:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(◕‿◕。)

Gila hope you drop by for the ending

much love...

11:01 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Stops sorry to hear about the bird flu;

We had a virus circulating here also; i was sick for the past 3 weeks, even lost my voice during the first week

recuperating with meds, and the love of good friends like you all


much love...

11:05 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(◕‿◕。) Sumana drop by for the ending, dont miss it

much love...

11:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Cheong san glad you enjoyed 'We Lowed' and everything else, its exactly what you say a sumptous feast

much love...

11:08 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

Me agin!

Unfortunately Blogger won't allow a double entry to yr Linkylist! Sigh!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Okay you can link up again in the new one on Jan 1st

much love...

1:51 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Hi Gillena,

Back on Nov. 29 I sent you three poems and 3 photos for the 12 Days of Christmas. Did you get them? Here are the 4 poems again.


Adelaide

late arriving cards
peple I forgot I knew
who remember me
a hurried note and a name
added to the list

leftover yule log
cleaning out the fridge
I have one more piece

pine scented candle
relighting the stub
one more night

New Year's day
no trace of yesterday's prints
or last year's plans

7:15 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Adelaide, happy new year, thanks for sharing, don't know what happened i didn't pick up your sharing in my email please resend


Much love...

1:13 AM  

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