Thursday, December 31, 2015

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧

PROMPT FOR Dec 31st DAY ELEVEN -
"On the break of New Year's Day"

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black eyed peas
swollen from the overnight soak
year end
© gillena cox



New year's eve
along with dreams
concrete
© Sanaa Rizvi, Saudi Arabia


New year's eve ...
we raise a toast
at Times Square
© Archana Kapoor Nagpal, India


the circle closed
new wishes to the stars
and fireworks
© Marina Bellini, Italy


year’s end…
how to reset
time
© Stella Pierides, Germany

Revisit
Dec 31st 2008




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)


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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧

PROMPT FOR Dec 30th DAY TEN -
"On the break of New Year's Day"
# PROMPT FOR Dec 30th & 31st will be the same

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firecrackers -
sellers sit on the side walk
quiet, chatting
© gillena cox 2015


as the New Year breaks...
in light of the morning star
we will awaken
© Pat Geyer, USA


an old friend
dropping by -
New Year breaks
© Ana Irina, Romania


fireworks
in the night sky
meeting the moon
© Eva Limbach, Germany


shooting stars
the weight of
a winter wish
© Vibeke Laier, Denmark


one last firework
keeps them awake--
New Year's dawn
© Diane Mayr


Revisit
Dec 30th 2009




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)


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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

1826

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧

PROMPT FOR Dec 29th DAY NINE -
" We'll sing, dance and play"

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round-bellied bird
hopping across the wall -
do you have a name
© gillena cox 2015



the scent of Christmas
off snow covered fir
a silver robin
© 2015 Michael Smeer, Netherlands


the old piano -
the cat sleeps on it
and purrs in a different key
© Ana Irina, Romania


candlelights twinkle
singing ornaments dance...
Christmas shadow play
© Pat Geyer, USA



Christmas carols
lifts our hearts and soul
refuge from freezing cold.
© Sanaa Rizvi, Saudi Arabia


big one sings
Rudolph substitute lyrics
little ones grin
© Diane Mayr, USA


as doves coo
their dance floor covers with snow
pirouettes
© Magyar, USA


Revisit
Dec 29th 2009




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)


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Monday, December 28, 2015

1825

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 28th DAY EIGHT PROMPT IS
- "We'll have a very Merry time"

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relatives return
to family circles -
days of merriment
© gillena cox 2015


Christmas tree
candy canes and sweets
celebration feast
© Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia


the dawn stillness
errutps with cries of glee
from the Christmass tree
© Adelaide Shaw, USA


Let's all celebrate
With our family this year
Food and drinks, and cheer
© Julie Nooteboom , USA



Christmas dinner
a time of merriment
laced with wine.
© Sanaa Rizvi‎, Saudi Arabia


come in from the cold
we'll drink grog near the fire...
warmed with cheer we laugh
© Pat Geyer, USA


merry eyes
made merrier
--tree lights
© Diane Mayr, USA


a child's laughter
under the Christmas tree . . .
first snowflakes
© Chrissi Villa, USA

merry time –
the wind through
the wind chimes
© Ana Irina, Romania


stargazing...
all family under
one roof
© Brendon Kent, UK


merry-go-round…
a child mounts her first
horse
© Stella Pierides, Germany


Revisit
Dec 28th 2008




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)


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Sunday, December 27, 2015

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 27th DAY SEVEN PROMPT IS
- "Round my Christmas tree"

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twinkling twinkling
outdoor Christmas tree -
spiraling lights
© gillena cox 2015


around the tree
all the baubles scattered
cat meowing for food
© Marina Bellini, Italy


Round Christmas tree
us kindred meet
rejoice.
© Sanaa Rizvi‎, Saudi Arabia


'round my Christmas tree...
we sing O Tannenbaum as
angels in choir
© Pat Geyer, USA


The snow is falling
under my Christmas tree
a black circle
© Marco Pilotto, Italy


hung with lights
the tree still sparkles…
year end sales
© Stella Pierides, Germany


deeper into
the longest wait...
pine needles
© Brendon Kent, UK

Revisit
a wee Christmas tree 2014
Dec 27th 2010
Sunday Lime 1




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)


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All haiku submitted will be published at Lunch Break between December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016. Festival posts will be edited throughout the days of the festival to include your haiku.

SEASONS GREETINGS


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 26th DAY SIX PROMPT IS - "Come little children"

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sound of morning rain -
gifts of kindness nurtured
nobody can wrap

nobody can wrap
the laughter of children -
magic of Christmas

magic of Christmas -
gather the children once more
sprigs of love to grow
© gillena cox 2015



Come little children
gather around quick
gifts galore.
© Sanaa Rizvi‎, Saudi Arabia


The happiest dining –
Grandpa Santa Claus
with his family
© Franklin Magalhaes, Brazil


Oh, come little children ...
next year we'll sing
a bit quieter
© Eva Limbach, Germany


Christmas tree calls
little children to come...
gifts skirted 'round
© Pat Geyer, USA


little children -
the stars are hanging
in the fir-tree
© Ana Irina, Romania


dreaming
of a safe Christmas…
children’s refuge
© Stella Pierides, Germany


angel wings...
little children gathering
their voices
© Brendon Kent, UK
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Dec 27th DAY SEVEN - Round my Christmas tree

Revisit December 26th 2012




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)


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All haiku submitted will be published at Lunch Break between December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016. Festival posts will be edited throughout the days of the festival to include your haiku.

MERRY CHRISTMAS


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Friday, December 25, 2015

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 25th DAY FIVE PROMPT IS - "His name is Jesus"

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stacks of good cheer
a special baby is here
His name is Jesus

His name is Jesus
a special baby is born
stacks of god cheer
© gillena cox 2015


cruel frost
on the mountain top
Christmas tree in lights
© Tatjana Debeljacki , Serbia


new heart beat
this quiet night's star
we follow
© Magyar, USA



Epitome
of all things good
Jesus.
© Sanaa Rizvi‎, Saudi Arabia


sing a new song
sing in a new voice...
His name Jesus
© Pat Geyer, USA


senior care
she sews in the fraying
name tags
© Stella Pierides, Germany


Christmas chill
the warmth
of the vicar's hand
© Brendon Kent, UK





The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”


We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

Revisit Christmas Day 2014

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All haiku submitted will be published at Lunch Break between December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016. Festival posts will be edited throughout the days of the festival to include your haiku.

MERRY CHRISTMAS



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Thursday, December 24, 2015

1821



❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 24th DAY FOUR PROMPT - "We'll toast to a special friend of mine"

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good friends share
throughout the year; yet special
at Christmas time

at Christmas time
an empty glass yes to fill -
good cheer to savour
© gillena cox 2015


bent old man
brings in the Christmas tree
snowing in the town
© Tatjana Debeljacki , Serbia


christmas is coming
the goose is good and fat
in the butcher's hands
© David Seymour, UK


nearly midnight
the extras gather
near the crib
© Marina Bellini, Italy


Christmas wishes
sparkling grape juice toasts
by young and old
© Diane Mayr, USA


christmas cheer my friend...
with a sip of mulled cider
we each clink our glass
© Pat Geyer, USA



Listen
as I raise a special toast
Merry Christmas.
© Sanaa Rizvi‎, Saudi Arabia


christmas eve
the extra place
at the table
© Stella Pierides, Germany


an empty chair
filling
our glasses
© Brendon Kent, UK





The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”

We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION:
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All haiku submitted will be published at Lunch Break between December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016. Festival posts will be edited throughout the days of the festival to include your haiku.

SEASONS GREETINGS



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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1820

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 23rd DAY THREE PROMPT - "The fragrance of Black fruit cake and red wine"

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chaffs of sorrel -
a colour red like wine steeps
to boiling water
© gillena cox 2015


a cat by the Christmas tree
grandmother knitted the gloves
aroma of fresh bread
© Tatjana Debeljacki , Serbia


freezing cold outside
we bake our Christmas cookies
who wants a warm bite
© MaryBeth Utley Lathrop, USA



chestnuts
roasting on an open fire
our spirits rise
© Michael Smeer, Netherlands


approaching eve -
less and less time to write haiku
for a shop worker
© Maurizio Petruccioli, Italy



Christmas bears gifts
fruitcakes and wine
delicious.
© Sanaa Rizvi‎, Saudi Arabia


scent of black fruitcake...
burnt from a sweet shopping trip
i smell a red wine
© Pat Geyer, USA


smells from the kitchen
adding
some memories to it
© Brendon Kent, UK


cobbled street
fragrance of mulled wine
around the corner
© Marina Bellini, Italy


home for Christmas
the fruitcake we always
pretended to like
© William Kenney, USA


slice of fruitcake
sprig of mistletoe held -
both hands filled
© gillena cox 2015




The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”

We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION:
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All haiku submitted will be published at Lunch Break between December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016. Festival posts will be edited throughout the days of the festival to include your haiku.

SEASONS GREETINGS



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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 22nd DAY TWO - "Teddy Bears and dollies saying mama"

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an age old teddy
cuddled, floor dragged, machine washed -
how quickly years pass
© gillena cox 2015


digital toys -
the old fashion Teddy
in nobody's list
© Marina Bellini, Italy


surprise knock
kissing her daddy's picture
an open door
© Magyar, USA



Soft, cuddly and warm
the girl holds a teddy
precious hand me down.
© Sanaa Rizvi, Saudi Arabia


my mama
they call Dolly..
teddy grins
© Pat Geyer, USA


Christmas wishlist...
how to find a special one
in the same faces
© Diane Mayr, USA


talking dolls...
...the little girl's
Christmas list
© Brendon Kent, UK





The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”

We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Welcome to A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION:
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All haiku submitted will be published at Lunch Break between December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016. Festival posts will be edited throughout the days of the festival to include your haiku.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

1818

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❧✿❧Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol❧✿❧
Dec 21st DAY ONE PROMPT IS -
“Laughing children tug at Mr. Santa “

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a class of toddlers
Christmas outing to the mall -
eyes full of wonder
© gillena cox 2015


three-year-old's eyes:
Santa seen in every
bearded man
© Diane Mayr, USA


Memory of my
Daughter pulling at Santa.
LET. ME. GO. NOW. NOW!
© Anne Jeffries, USA


Santa's at the Mall -
kids excited queuing
bored dad texting
© Marina Bellini, Italy



Christmas sparkles with chimes
children gather and rejoice
on Santa's lap they climb.
© Sanaa Rizvi, Saudi Arabia


is he real?
she asks with a tug
of his beard
© Pat Geyer, USA


That December day
In sunny or snowy climes
Santa finds us all
© MaryBeth Utley Lathrop, USA


Santa's queue
...childrens' smiles
the length of it
© Brendon Kent, UK


Real Santa
speaking in sign language
the deaf child answers
© Magyar, USA


Christmas moon
a boy steals Santa's
milk and cookies
© Chrissi Villa, USA





The song for 2015 is from Trinidadian Lennox Grey - "Around the christmas tree”

We are using the first eleven lines of his song for our prompts during the twelve day festival


Thus starts A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the oldseries “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

1817


a meditation -
creeping into the silence
peace of morning light

peace of morning light -
a hush the colour of dawn
before morning birds

before morning birds
still settled there a greyness -
tick of the clock

tick of the clock -
anticipation fades
a new day brightens

a new day brightens -
may the joy of Christmas near
cause a hearty stir

© gillena cox 2015



Revisit
4th Sunday Advent 2011
4th Sunday Advent 2010
Sunday Lime 1

Fourth Candle
4th CANDLE – (purple) THE ANGEL CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF LOVE – The angels announced the good news of a Savior. “…I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10b-11). God sent his only Son to earth to save us, because he loves us! “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

Enjoy a bit of Christmas in Trinidad vibe


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❧✿❧ REMEMBER LET”S HAIKU A CAROL STARTS TOMORROW❧✿❧
To the song from Trinidadian “Lennox Grey - Around the christmas tree”
December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016

A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old
series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

1816


just imagine joy
over the mountains and plains -
yonder a bright star

© gillena cox 2015


Revisit
2014 3rd Sunday Advent
2010 3rd Sunday Advent
Sunday Lime 1


Happy Gaudete Sunday.
The rose candle is lit, A Sunday of Joy.

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❧✿❧ LET”S HAIKU A CAROL ❧✿❧
To the song from Trinidadian “Lennox Grey - Around the christmas tree”
December 21st 2015 to January 01st 2016

A New Christmas haiku series at Lunch Break, which replaces the old
series “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (2008 - 2014)

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