Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Holiday Confession

on December 18, 2017

Holiday hustle
Dawn to dusk rich commotion
Signs of the season

Good food and shopping
Joy of friends and loved ones
Bright lights on the tree

Lovely potpourri
Overpowers my poet
She’s hibernating

Poet will awake
When dark depths of winter come
And stillness returns

17 responses to “Haiku: Holiday Confession

  1. Bill Bisgood says:

    You can’t keep a good bard down. See you soon ☀️

  2. Eric Alagan says:

    Ah, but for the distractions of the season 🙂 Nice

  3. I’m waiting for the stillness of January, too.

  4. I fondly remember the excitement and hectic scrambling of preparations to make Christmas memorable – but we haven’t been able to do that for some years now – we just set out the crèche and have a quiet dinner, remembering

  5. A lovely jaunt through the festivities Ina, but I hope you get that stillness you need for the muse to return!

  6. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Andrea. I’m already catching glimpses of her and making notes. ❤

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Aw, thanks, Bill. 🙂

  8. Our Christmas is quiet now, with our empty nest. No tree now, two years but I put up the creche and hang cards, and a few lit houses. My bustle was last week, sending out packages to the kids.

    I hope your hibernation is restful and peaceful. Happy Christmas Viv, and thank you for all your visits and comments, means a lot to me

  9. vivachange77 says:

    This is my sixth Christmas back where my children, grandchildren and former husband live. I live alone but near to family. I have a tiny toy tree with lights. This is the best holiday yet! I want to write about it but don’t know where to start. Best wishes to you, Pleasant, for a Merry Christmas. I love your most original writing.

  10. Nice to find another haiku lover . I’m now a follower. Life and poetry-writing flow in and out of each other, to both their benefits, I think. Don’t know if you saw my little Haiku, which I change only b/c i can’t quite remember it: I feel so absurd! / caught while humming jingle Bells / January 3rd!

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