Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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[ Kenderson Noray / Parranderos from google dot com/ fair use]


SERENAL
The paranderos of old
Their story told
By aginaldos sung
House to house all around
Rum flowed
Chac chacs swirled
The skirts of women merry
Christmas they did carry
In every glint of sunshine
In every beam of moonshine
Wives scorned husbands gone
Galavanting from dawn to dawn
Till the season simmered to an end
Till the season simmered to an end
SERENAL © gillena cox 2017


Note

1. Trinidadian Aguinaldo or Serenal is a music genre used in Parang (Parranda) a type of Christmas music that came to Trinidad and Tobago from Venezuela...

2. galavanting to wander about seeking pleasure or diversion; gad


Blog hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif
~ Celebration
Sumana prompts "Celebrations compel all to look forward to it, to have fun, to enjoy, to de-stress...Celebrations are part of our lives bestowing a sense of belonging, recognizing, strengthening and honoring relationships & also adding a purpose to life..."


Enjoy the Music


Enjoy the Music
13 December 2015

21 comments:

  1. I am sure they bring plenty of joy to everyone.
    Sounds a bit more revelrous than our caroling, but similar
    in concept. You see more concerts these days than people
    actually going door to door. Would be fun though.

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  2. Thank you for your appreciation X

    much love...

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  3. "Till the season simmered to an end
    Till the season simmered to an end"

    And then beyond. Merriment, happiness, safety to you. As always, thank you for the music you bring to my life!

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

    Much💖love

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    1. Thank you for teaching me shinrin-yoku in your comment on my poem today!

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    2. Glad you dropped by Susan

      Much💖love

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  5. I can almost hear their joyous music. Yay!

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sherry

      Much💖love

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  6. That seems to be the lot of women: having to go it alone, while their husbands are galavanting around.

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  7. That's was the norm for Christmas, day gone by, Now there are the Paramg competitions and concerts. And in some instances the women are doing the galavanting 😊
    Thanks for dropping in MMT

    Much😇love

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  8. I would love to see this kind of celebration, Gillena. Through your words I can ALMOST see it.

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  9. How else to forget the dreary working days than to break out into song and please the neighbourhood!

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  10. What a happy time! till the season comes to an end...Love it.

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  11. I savored your description of your traditions. We all have so much to learn from one another! Happy festivities!

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  12. This is truly a wonderful celebration to look forward to. Aw... you made us see as well as hear that fun time. So lovely, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

      much love...

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  13. I enjoyed the rhythm in your piece, it's in tune with the holiday festivities. Such fun times!

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  14. Thanks for your appreciation Khaya.Best Wishes for a joyous Season

    Much😇love

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  15. Music and words are fused so lovingly! Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2018!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Panchali. Many Happy Returns

      Much😇love

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  16. The thrill is expressed very well.

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