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Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing

23 Dec

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.

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Image scanned from an old Christmas card

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!

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Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog.

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Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Christmas, Haiku, Poetry Friday

 

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18 responses to “Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham

    December 23, 2016 at 7:11 am

    stars on tree
    shine like the sky
    with blessings

    You inspired a haiku. It snuck out to party with friends. 🙂

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  2. Kiesha Shepard

    December 23, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Love the vintage Christmas image with your poem, Violet! Blessings to you this holiday season.

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  3. carwilc

    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!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      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!

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  4. Buffy Silverman

    December 23, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful snapshots, Violet! Thanks for sharing them, and wishing you a candlelit, chestnut-filled Christmas!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      December 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you, Buffy, and for hosting. So enjoyed your doggy haiku.! Have a beautiful Hanukkah!

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  5. Linda Mitchell

    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.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      December 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you Linda!. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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  6. Alice Nine

    December 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I love your vintage Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it, Violet. May your holidays be blessed.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      December 24, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Thank you Alice Nine! All the best to you and yours this Christmas!

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  7. margaretsmn

    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.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      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!

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  8. maryleehahn

    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!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      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).

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  9. 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! 😉

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      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!

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