2010-12-19

Renhai Reflections: Cookie Dough And Tinsel


Cookie Dough And Tinsel

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Gillena Cox (gc)

Christmas gifts
with bows and red ribbons,
wrapped and hidden /vs

a fresh batch of poppycock /vs
another rap on the door /gc

paranderos
their frilly shirts ruffling
with their music /gc

Click here for notes and linking details:
http://cflat7.drivehq.com/Renhai_0249.htm

10 comments:

Devika said...

had to look for paranderos, poppycock....Good sets, Masago and Gillena :)

wishes,
devika

John McDonald said...

another delight
john

Karol Rosiak said...

Very interesting.

Karol

Janice Thomson said...

@ Gillena - The Spanish celebrate a long Christmas - is this reflected in Trinidad, Tobago too?
Much enjoyed verses.

Gillena Cox said...

Dear Janice
The meld of influences from our historical colonizers and present generations ; puts T&T in a very interesting Christmas scenario

Parang is one such icon coming out of our Spanish heritage.

Its easier though to view in terms of the secular and the sacred approaches.

You would hear on our radio stations talk of the '100 days of Christmas' and within that sphere see malls and other comercial areas lit and decorated

Then there is church; which starts its liturgical year 4 weeks before Dec 25; therefore, having a Season of Advent, preceeding the Season of Christmas, which starts on Dec 25 and ends on January 6th. There the span is from the His birth to the 3Magi finding the Christ child, having been led there by the Star

PEACE LOVE AND JOY
gillena

Bill said...

Delighful, indeed.

Happy holidays and the best in the new year.

Devika said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Masago and all collaborating here :)

wishes,
devika

Masago said...

Thank you all and best wishes of the season!

Janice Thomson said...

Thanks so much Gillena for your explanation - it's fascinating to learn about other traditions.

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