Christmas, Haiku, Poetry Friday

Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing

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.

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!

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



18 thoughts on “Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing”

  1. 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!


  2. 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.


  3. The details of Christmas are universal. I wish the Christmas spirit would spread to drivers. So much rushing, little attention.


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