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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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



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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




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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




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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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Monday, December 23, 2013

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Christmas clip art from google.com


Its that time of year once more, I invite you to the SIXTH YEAR'S celebration of 'The 12 days of Christmas here at Lunch Break' (Dec 25 - Jan 5th).
Okay, so here's how we'll celebrate this 2013/14:
There will be TWO POSTS: first post from December 25th to December 31st, then a second post from January 1st to January 5th.
You can share the way you have in the past, by emailing me(images or text), OR adding a comment which i will pin upfront by editing my posts.

NOW THIS IS NEW (a third way to share): Both postings will have a 'blog hop' for entering Christmas related links from YOUR blog.


Looking forward to celebrating with you.

THANKFUL for the steadfastness of old friends and the delight of new friends HAPPY HOLIDAYS

much love
gillena

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REVISIT past celebrations here


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2 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS



Linking today to
Monday Mellow Yellows
Recuerda Mi Corazon - Mornings With Mary
Macro Monday
Mandarin Orange Monday
Monday Mural
Blue Monday


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Sunday, December 22, 2013

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image from google.com

no room at the inn
a lowly manger awaits him...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox

Food for thought: Sunday Smiles

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A MANGER, or trough, is a feeder that is made of carved stone, wood, or metal construction and is used to hold food for animals (as in a stable). Mangers are mostly used in livestock raising. They are also used to feed wild animals, e.g., in nature reserves. The word comes from the French manger (meaning "to eat"), from Latin manducare (meaning "to chew"). A manger is also a Christian symbol, associated with nativity scenes


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Today is #89 in the series Sunday Savvy: revisit Sunday Savvy #88 To Sunday share EMAIL me, COMMENT, or enter your LINK at the blog hop below.




3 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS



SUNDAY TAGS:
tag 1 imaginary garden with real toads
tag 2 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 3 Magpie Tales
tag 4 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 5 Sunday Scribblings
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 7 Sunday In My City
tag 8 Silly Sunday
tag 9 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 10 Poetry pantry
tag 11 Shadow Shot Sunday


Linked today to Recuerda Mi Corazon postcards from paradise

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

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free clip art from ArtbyJean - Vintage Sheet Music


on the ebb tide beach
everything we pick up
is alive

--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)

morning breaks the day moon
shines on my ponderings

--gillena cox


Its Renku Saturday #49, revisit Renku Saturday #48 Comment a verse to the haiku dialogue if you wish; i'll edit, and pin it upfront


ADVENT CALENDAR 2013


4 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS



"Happy my coughing is healing nicely"
Linked today to 6WS

AND
Recuerda Mi Corazon - Haiku My Heart Saturday

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Friday, December 20, 2013

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parang voices...
redness of poinsettias in
December rain

--gillena cox


ADVENT CALENDAR 2013


5 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS




Linked today to PPF: Week 41, Year 3 'A Tea Party For Tracey!'

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

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The clouds having lost their silver lining. A merger of grey assumes sky's flat bed. Ms Santa slowly removes her gardening gloves. Let it rain my flowers need their sustenance.

a silver thumb tack
fastens rosy cheeked Santa...
to the doll house

--gillena cox


ADVENT CALENDAR 2013


6 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS



Linked today to Five Sentence Fiction: 'Silver'
Lillie McFerrin Writes

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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pomerac (also known as malay apple) small tree blooming in an alcove

third week of advent
the pink candle adds its flame...
season of joy comes

--gillena cox


ADVENT CALENDAR 2013


Linking today to Tuesday Muse; Ruby Tuesday Too; Our World Tuesday; Today's flowers#277 AND imaginary garden with real toads


8 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS


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Monday, December 16, 2013

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lush turf
untrodded...
dewdrops

--gillena cox


ADVENT CALENDAR 2013


Linking today to Haiku Heights #313


9 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Christmas draws near
copious lists for Santa...
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox


ADVENT CALENDAR 2013

Happy Season of Advent

Sunday Smiles
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Today is #88 in the series Sunday Savvy: revisit Sunday Savvy #87 To Sunday share EMAIL me, COMMENT, or enter your LINK at the blog hop below.




Linking today to Recuerda Mi Corazon

SUNDAY TAGS:
tag 1 imaginary garden with real toads
tag 2 Kaleidoscope Sunday
tag 3 Magpie Tales
tag 4 Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday
tag 5 Sunday Scribblings
tag 6 Issa's Sunday Service
tag 7 Sunday In My City
tag 8 Silly Sunday
tag 9 Lovely Sunday Quotes
tag 10 Poetry pantry
tag 11 Shadow Shot Sunday


10 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS


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