Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the 2nd episode of our special feature "Seven Days Before Christmas" in which we are counting down to Christmas, or more specific to Christmas Eve, because to me that's Christmas.
In this time of year we are all doing our best to decorate our homes, not only inside, but also outside. We do that of course too, but we don't decorate the outside of our home, because we are more of the Inner World and meaning of Christmas, so there is no need for us to decorate our home from the outside.
Of course we have a decorated Chrismastree and a few small decorations in the rest of our home and some strings of light, candles and most important music. My wife and I are of the classical Chrismas carols like "Oh Tannenbaum" and "Silent Night", but we also like the real classical music for Christmas, like e.g. the Messiah of Handel, or the Christmas Oratorio by Bach, but the piece of music we love the most is this one:
Maybe you recognized it. It's a famous Christmas Concert written by Corelli (1653-1713). I love this kind of Christmas music, it goes well with the Christmas dinner or lunch, or just to enjoy listening to it.
Of course "Silent Night" as I titled this episode of Seven Days Before Christmas, is a classic also and I love that Christmas carol for sure ... Silent Night ... well the night before Christmas was a Silent Night until the little lord Jesus was born ... With His birth the world would change forever ... and that happened, but look at were we are now? Christianity against other religions ... is that what His goal was when He came to earth in a manger somewhere in a cold stable? I don't think so He came to bring peace and love. He came to bring respect and trust in each other ... Let us show that here at CDHK ... we are a warmhearted family of haiku and tanka poets ... Can we do that? YES WE CAN!
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 8.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 23rd at noon (CET). And I hope that this episode, not only my thoughts, but also the shared music will inspire you to create haiku and tanka.