Though I haven’t joined in on Poetry Friday for a couple of weeks, I’ve enjoyed reading the #haikuforhealing (Mary Lee Hahn’s idea) that keep popping up in my Twitter feed and various blogs this December.
Today I’m bringing my little haiku side-dish to the potluck.
Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing
Road choked with cars.
She signals merge—let her in…
That’s the spirit!
Smell of poppycock
on my early morning walk—
only at Christmas.
🎼 Chestnuts roasting…
O come all ye faithful 🎹
I’ll be home. 🎶
Christmas Eve—all here,
lists ticked off, fridge full, feet hurt.
Soak in candlelight.
Trash bins overflow
tissue, Santa wrap, packing…
We are so blessed!
© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)
Now, a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah (or whatever winter, or summer [if you’re down-under] holiday you celebrate) to all!
This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog.
Brenda Davis Harsham
December 23, 2016 at 7:11 am
stars on tree
shine like the sky
You inspired a haiku. It snuck out to party with friends. 🙂
December 23, 2016 at 7:48 am
Aww, that’s lovely, Brenda! I wish you and yours an interlude filled with blessings!
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Brenda Davis Harsham
December 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Thanks, Violet! Likewise!
December 23, 2016 at 8:29 am
Love the vintage Christmas image with your poem, Violet! Blessings to you this holiday season.
December 23, 2016 at 8:57 am
It’s been fun to read everyone’s #haikuforhealing and to write a few myself this month. Yours remind me of Bob Raschka’s Santa Clauses, which inspired the original project last year. I love the “smell of poppycock” and the one that’s entirely song lines. Very clever!
December 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm
Thank you, Carol! Yes, I’ve enjoyed the variety of haiku this month… from political to pastoral. Wishing you a lovely Christmas!
December 23, 2016 at 11:30 am
Wonderful snapshots, Violet! Thanks for sharing them, and wishing you a candlelit, chestnut-filled Christmas!
December 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm
Thank you, Buffy, and for hosting. So enjoyed your doggy haiku.! Have a beautiful Hanukkah!
December 23, 2016 at 6:56 pm
Love the idea of Poetry Friday being a potluck. And, your side dish is wonderful. I love the line soaking in candle light. I may have to use that in one of my haiku too. Have a great weekend and enjoy all the season offers.
December 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm
Thank you Linda!. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
December 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm
I love your vintage Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it, Violet. May your holidays be blessed.
December 24, 2016 at 6:02 am
Thank you Alice Nine! All the best to you and yours this Christmas!
December 24, 2016 at 3:52 am
The details of Christmas are universal. I wish the Christmas spirit would spread to drivers. So much rushing, little attention.
December 24, 2016 at 6:05 am
Thanks, Margaret… Actually that roadster haiku was me talking to myself as much as to anyone. I find myself too easily becoming infected by the impatience that takes over!
December 24, 2016 at 5:42 am
I love the musical one the best, but they are all so evocative, especially the smell of poppycock!
December 24, 2016 at 6:06 am
Thank you, Mary Lee—and for getting this whole #haikuforhealing gig going! It’s been a lot of fun, mostly reading, and writing a few (not a month’s worth here, I’m afraid).
Jane the Raincity Librarian
December 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm
I love these! Haikus are so wonderful, expressing so much with only a few words. You’ve really captured to feeling of the season, though I wish more drivers had that holiday spirit! 😉
December 25, 2016 at 5:35 am
Aw, thanks, Jane! I hope you’ve survived all the traffic and are enjoying the holiday with family and friends. Merry Christmas!