Monday, December 31, 2018

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DAY SEVEN, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.

All poems remain the copyright of individual writers

Mary sings a song
Babe feeds at her breast
Does He know the words?
© Chelle Angelini


in Bethlehem
with the donkey and sheeps
The Child Redeemer
© Willie Bongcaron


nativity scene -
ox and ass and shepherd boys
and the Lamb of God
© gillena cox


This year ends. Tonight
we usher in a new year
with you as blessing
© Susan Chast


from afar
kings brought gifts
to King of kings
© Janice Garey


birth in a manger...
she knows it's time to lay down
'fore tomorrow comes
© Pat Geyer


a long journey...
tired yet Mary labors
birthing Emmanuel
© Linda Lee L


an angel
anoints the virgin Mary—
mother of the son
© Michael H. Lester



A child known to save
the world, is asleep
in the town of Bethlehem.
© Sanaa Rizvi
·

the savior is born -
in the depths of winter
a verdant future?
© Ernesto Santiago


Child Jesus
Smiles with sleep
Sky stars twinkling
© Otteri Selvakumar




THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY SEVEN
MUCH LOVE
gillena






Nativity image from Bing dot com [ photo by gillena cox 2018]


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Sunday, December 30, 2018

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star bright -
in a manger lay he
King of Kings

© gillena cox

DAY SIX, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.


All poems remain the copyright of individual writers

Lord, I don't have gifts
for you, will you forgive me?
Yes, always my child.
© Chelle Angelini



O come, all ye faithful
refugees try
to rent a room
© Ralf Bröker




star in the sky
guiding towards hope
three wise men
© Mamta Duseja



animals nesting
listen to cooing
of newborn King
© Janice Garey


five golden rings shine
circling around their heads...
she knows they're angels
© Pat Geyer


hear the angels
and oxen and lambs
heaven birthed in man
© Linda Lee L


baby Jesus—
named by an angel
born to a virgin
© Michael H. Lester



Sun softly shimmers,
sweet sound of lullaby
Mary cradles Jesus.
© Sanaa Rizvi
·


in cloths and bands
the sensation of warmth
Jesus, son of God
© Ernesto Santiago


Church bells
Over time singing
Welcome Jesus
© Otteri Selvakumar



THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY SIX
MUCH LOVE
gillena


Creche at St Patrick's RC Church, Newtown, Trinidad [ photo by gillena cox 2018]


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Saturday, December 29, 2018

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DAY FIVE, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.




All poems remain the copyright of individual writers

Messiah Jesus
Lord, Teacher and Rabbi
Many names our God
© Chelle Angelini


Jesus
in a lowly manger
in our hearts
© Willie Bongcaron


Mary held her breath
to feel cows and straw and all
around breathe with him.
© Susan Chast


little hands clap –
the shepherds playing
highland carols
© Marta Majorka Chocilowska


the sick to be healed
and multitudes to be fed -
Mary's boy child sleeps
© gillena cox



tiny, soft hands
assuring Mary
a firm grip
© Mamta Duseja



Mary's tears of joy
overflowed as she held Him
and pondered His life
© Janice Garey


blackbirds scratch about
near the manger where they slept...
she knows four birds called
© Pat Geyer


adoring her baby
dreams of what he’ll be
her tears...
© Linda Lee L


do you know
you have birthed the savior
mother, Mary?
© Michael H. Lester


prevailing
over all other stars
the chief star
© Ernesto Santiago




THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY FIVE
MUCH LOVE
gillena



Creche at St Patrick's RC Church, Newtown, Trinidad [ photo by gillena cox 2018]


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Friday, December 28, 2018

2379

DAY FOUR, of this ELEVENTH celebration of the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.




All poems remain the copyright of individual writers

the gift
of supreme love...
in a manger
© Willie Bongcaron


chewing her cud -
she views this baby destined
to spittle and healing
© gillena cox



the best gift of
soft cradle
sheep around baby
© Mamta Duseja



goats in the stable
nourished young mother Mary
she nursed babe Jesus
© Janice Garey


these twelve days she knows
would cost thirty nine thousand...
dollars inflated
© Pat Geyer


a baby born
lying in a trough
yet... star-shine
and angels voices
© Linda Lee L


Christmas day—
sheep make room in the manger
for baby Jesus
© Michael H. Lester


the border wall—
the entrusted treasure
rests in a trough
© Ernesto Santiago



Pink in blossoming,
soon buds will come beautiful
Mary birthing Jesus.
© Sanaa Rizvi


THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY FOUR
MUCH LOVE
gillena




Creche at West Mall West, Westmoorings, Trinidad [ photo by gillena cox 2018]


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Thursday, December 27, 2018

2378

Day Three of the eleventh celebration of The Twelve Days of Christmas here at Lunch Break, ‘Mary did you know’ is the carol for this celebration



All poems remain the copyright of individual writers

in the manger...
the gifts to Jesus
that the magis bring
© Willie Bongcaron


sweet baby Jesus
lend him our hay; rest awhile
says the animals
© gillena cox



warm glow of
altar candles
smile in manger
© Mamta Duseja



manger for His bed
animals ate from the ground
bowing to the Babe
© Janice Garey


church bells echo faith
she knows that we pray in hope...
God is charity
© Pat Geyer


first touch of snow
a cat listen to
the christmas bell
© Vibeke Laier


staffs of shepherds
Mary’s baby
animals honor guard
©Linda Lee L



Hush, dreams in the dark
reveal true calling
Mary, my soul has spoken
© Sanaa Rizvi


waking
up from light sleep—
God’s plan?
© Ernesto Santiago


back to work
everyone brings
extra cookies
© Adelaide Shaw


THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY THREE
MUCH LOVE
gillena





[2018 Creche at St Patrick's RC Church, Newtown, Trinidad. photo gillena cox]

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Monday, December 24, 2018

2376




Welcome to the eleventh celebration of The Twelve Days of Christmas here at Lunch Break, ‘Mary did you know’ is the carol of choice for season 11






All poems remain the copyright of individual writers

This star led them there
Animals lent Him their home
What a special babe
© Michelle Angelini


serious stillness
the darkness awaits
the Light
© Marilyn Ashbaugh


manger-born Jesus
no teddy bears about -
animals his friends
© gillena cox


fake santa
reaches kids with gift sac-
how real
© Bidur Prasad Chaulagain


the fat guy
is
round John virgin
© Susan Delphine Delany



star studded
wreath at the door
welcoming all
© Mamta Duseja



sweet baby Jesus
Your love saturates senses
joy unspeakable
© Janice Garey


wisps of straw
these tokens of prayer...
Mary knows
© Pat Geyer


a baby born
to save the world
star of wonder
© Nina Grace


from the cradle
baby Jesus spoke
defending his mother
© Mohammad Azim Khan


a star lit stable
a child birthed
swaddled in grace
© Linda Lee L


starry night
the scent of
a newborn baby
© Vibeke Laier


stars witness
a stirring in the manger—
mother Mary
© Michael L Lester


dark night
a brightness becomes
in the shed
© Marta Majorka Chocilowska


holy smile...
spread of divine light
© Saji M Saji


on top of a tree
still feels so incomplete
a silver star
© Ernesto Santiago



THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY ONE
MUCH LOVE
gillena




Creche at West Mall West, Westmoorings, Trinidad

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

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sky watching
fourth Sunday of Advent -
a heart shaped cloud

© gillena cox 2018


Two days to Christmas; we waited not in vain.

Sunday Smiles




Haiku My Heart
we waited



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #16 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
Sunday Standard 16
Sunday Lime 16
4th Sunday of Advent 2016


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[INVITATION]

Dear Friends, remember to stop by and join me in celebrating 12 Days of Christmas From December 25th 2018 to January 5th 2019.
The ELEVENTH SEASON OF THIS FESTIVAL here at Lunch Break

THE THEME FOR THIS SEASON IS 'MARY DID YOU KNOW'

Friday, December 21, 2018

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[haiga]



[MERRY CHRISTMAS]



[Christmas Angel 4 - Angel of the Poinsettia]




[ on the drawing board 1 ink pencils, a wet brush applied to finish]







Blog hopping today with

Week 42, Year 8

AND


Three Muses - Seasons Greetings


ENJOY THE MUSIC




REVISIT
21 December 2016
21 December 2015
21 December 2014


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[INVITATION]

Dear Friends, remember to stop by and join me in celebrating 12 Days of Christmas From December 25th 2018 to January 5th 2019.
The ELEVENTH SEASON OF THIS FESTIVAL here at Lunch Break

THE THEME FOR THIS SEASON IS 'MARY DID YOU KNOW'

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2373



Dear Friends, remember to stop by and join me in celebrating 12 Days of Christmas From December 25th 2018 to January 5th 2019.
The ELEVENTH SEASON OF THIS FESTIVAL here at Lunch Break

THE THEME FOR THIS SEASON IS 'MARY DID YOU KNOW'










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Sunday, December 16, 2018

2372


a perfect pink
the bishop's zucchetto -
Gaudete Sunday

© gillena cox 2018

Third Sunday of Advent the rose candle lit. Two kinds of hats that are always an amazement to me for their stay-put quality: The British ladies Fascinator and The Catholic clergy Skullcap/Zuccheto

Sunday Smiles



Blog hopping today with

Poetry Pantry #433

AND


Haiku My Heart
joy



Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #15 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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Sunday Standard 15
Sunday Lime 15
16 December 2013


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Friday, December 14, 2018

2371

[haiga]

Christmas rthytms -
an angel dances
swaddled in joy

© gillena cox 2018



[Christmas Angel 3 - Angel of The Dance]



[On the drawing board]



[Tea For 3]



[images from the internet used in 'Tea For 3' Fair Use]




Blog hopping today with

Week 41, Year 8

AND


Three Muses - Teddy Bear Tea


ENJOY THE MUSIC



REVISIT
14 December 2017
14 December 2016
14 December 2014


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[My granddaughter at her Christmas Concert this week]