Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Christmas tree

Christmas tree -
every year a little higher
her paper angel
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands

Tradition, continuance, growth, seasons, changes, all these dynamic elements; are constrained here in Bouwe's haiku; as he shares with us the story of a growing child within a culture of Christmas. The simple icon of delight and happiness, the Christmas tree, resonates for us innocence, this delight. What does every child care about most at Christmas time? receiving presents; translated in the language of innocence, this means love. Juxtaposed on another level the gift of His Son to the world brings us joy; the very reason for the celebration; the receipt of a gift by the world; a child, who will mature in our hearts, as Saviour and Reedemer as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, to rejoice in the heavens with all the angels and present us with the hope of eternal life.

Thank you Bouwe for the CKK year end 2011 - haiku of Joy; well done

--gillena cox
Founder/coordinator; Caribbean Kigo Kukai

The kigo was Christmas tree

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