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This weeks theme is:

“Holiday Traditions”

What is tradition? By definition, tradition is:

  • The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication.
  • A mode of thought or behaviour followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage.

Colleen said. “I consider all of you to be part of my poetic family, so let’s create a huge collaborative garland cinquain (2/4/6/8/2) sequence of poetry that connects to each other like a garland of poetry wrapped around a holiday tree.”

Christmas Traditions.

© willowdot21.

Life memories
Christmas Eve shopping done.
One the bus, we’re all talking fun.
Mum’s tired.

Home to
Warm house and Dad
Hot cuppa can’t be bad.
Fir tree waits for its festive garb.

We all
Make paper chains
Huddling around the fire.
Singing carols,like a choir

Mum in kitchen
The smell is delicious.
Mince pies by the dozen, tempt us

Then off
Off to church they
All go, Mum and I dress the tree.
It’ll be ready when they return
To see.

Memories to
Hand down, decorating
The hearth and tree, cosy, cooking.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Dec 22, 2020 @ 17:57:07

    Aw! You made your own Gorgeous Garland cinquain 🥰


  2. Dale
    Dec 22, 2020 @ 19:41:22

    I love this, Willow! Agree with Ritu, your garland is lovely!


  3. -Eugenia
    Dec 23, 2020 @ 01:19:56

    This is just lovely, Willow! You created a garland of Christmas spirit.


  4. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 23, 2020 @ 01:31:07

    Cozy, happy memories — so lovely, Willow. Makes me nostalgic.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 06:49:28

      Me too Betty, are you ready for Christmas. Sending you love and peace and safety. Wishing you and all the family a very happy Christmas.💜💜💜💜


      • Betty Hayes Albright
        Dec 23, 2020 @ 17:57:46

        Yes, ready for Christmas. 🎄 We won’t be seeing family so it’ll be a quiet one. Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas also, Willow. ❤ And I hope your middle son will be over the virus soon.
        Love, peace and good health to all of you. Please take good care, my friend.

      • willowdot21
        Dec 23, 2020 @ 18:19:42

        Thank you Betty, stay safe 💜💜

  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Dec 23, 2020 @ 18:42:53

    Willow, this is a spectacular garland cinquain—perfect for next year’s Christmas card. I love this so much! ❤


  6. kittysverses
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 18:34:08

    I loved your Garland Cinquain, Merry Christmas. 🙂


  7. memadtwo
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 11:10:21

    Sounds wonderful! (K)


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