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December 23, 2005

christmas season haiku

Filed under: — David Giacalone @ 9:34 pm

We hope this collection of haiku and senryu from f/k/a‘s Honored Guest Poets, and its editor, will inspire, illuminate and enliven your Christmas and Holiday Season. The author and the original publication of each poem is given after each poem or group of poems.

December 2007: New this year:

holiday recipes…
I set a haiku
on the backburner

how did Santa know? SantaList
a roll of duct tape
in my stocking

turkey leftovers –
a bare maple glazed
with moonlight

…………………. by laryalee fraser

Christmas lights
my eye is drawn
to the house with none

red bows decorate
the ‘Closed for the Season’
sign

Christmas service
the old carols
with no back-beat

………………………………………….. by Hilary Tann

Christmas eve
the carousel animals
all motionless

Christmas eve -
in the courtyard below
a flutter of wings

Christmas eve-
the row of cut trees
no one took home

feeding pigeons
on Christmas morning ~
the can collector’s red socks

…………………….. by Pamela Miller Ness
“Christmas eve/trees”: Modern Haik XXIX:2 (Summer 1998)
“Christmas eve/carousel” Modern Haiku XXIX: 2 (Summer 1998)
“Christmas eve/courtyard” – the seq. Can Collector’s Red Socks (2003)
“feeding pigeons” – from Can Collector’s Red Socks (2003)

Christmas eve
in her pajamas all day
the youngest one

…………… by Tom ClausenUpstate Dim Sum (2003/1)

home for Christmas:
my childhood desk drawer
empty

Christmas Eve –
bits of a price sticker
stuck on my finger

first Christmas –
our baby sleeps through
the unwrapping of his gifts

………….. by Michael Dylan Welch ..
“home for Christmas” – from Open Window – haiku & photo
“Christmas Eve” – The Heron’s Nest (Sept. 2005); “first” – frogpond XXIX: 2 (2006)

Christmas morning
a yellow ribbon
of sun

Christmas Eve–
the hum of power lines
just pass the mall

home for Christmas
the golden afterimage
of a camera flash

……………. by Alice Frampton- -
“Christmas morning” – New Resonance 3; beyond spring rain
“Christmas Eve–” – The Heron’s Nest (Dec. 2003); “home” – Frogpond XXX:1

red envelopes
the sound
of children’s laughter

…………….. by Yu ChangUpstate Dim Sum 2003/I

wrapping gifts
the dog stops panting
for a pet

…………… by w.f. owenMainichi News Dec. 5, 2005 (No. 678)

too tired
to untangle
christmas lights

………………………….. by Roberta Beary

victorian christmas
a trail of horse shit
down the main street

stuck beneath
the nativity stamp
a strand of blond hair

steeltown Christmas
drizzle blurs
the neon welcome

……………….. matt morden -
victorian christmas” & “stuck beneath” from Morden Haiku
“steeltown Christmas” – The Heron’s Nest, Valentine Award (2002)

silent night, holy night
three
at the bar

……………….. by David G. Lanoue from the novel Haiku Guy

christmas eve
in the taxi cab
a scent of pine

bitter cold
the bell ringer –
peppermint breath

………… by Tom Painting -
“christmas eve” - bottle rockets #12
“bitter cold” – The Heron’s Nest

Christmas blizzard—
everything white
except his cheeks


Christmas pageant—
the one who had to get married
plays virgin Mary

another Christmas . . .
my parents visit
the son in prison

Christmas morning—
bird dog in the stubblefield
chasing sparrows

Christmas morning—
we wake up holding
each other’s hand

……………………….. by Lee Gurga from Fresh Scent (1998)

Christmas Day
the exchange
of custody

week after Christmas
an empty throne
in the mall

…………………………….. John Stevenson
“Christmas Day” from Some of the Silence

starlight
on the harp strings
Christmas Eve

starXmas……………… by Peggy Lyles - from To Hear the Rain (Brooks Books, 2002)

the frozen breaths
of the carolers disappearing
among the stars

……….. by George Swede from Almost Unseen


Christmas dinner —
the handle broken off
a tradition

…………… by gary hotham - The Heron’s Nest (July 2003)


Christmas morning–
misty breath of cows
rising where they lie

stockings on the mantel . . .
the child’s eyes follow sparks
up the chimney

………… by Randy Brooks from School’s Out

christmas shopping
i work up
a s
w
e
a
t

solstice sunset
beside dad’s pink slip
her christmas list

laid off
she asks the mall santa to
bring dad a job

laid off
she tells the mall santa
dad can make toys

two nights before…
tiger hones his claws
on the christmas tree trunk

christmas morning
dad leaves behind
a trail of smelting soot

christmas morning
the factory stack’s shadow
on fresh fallen snow

christmas morning
the old retriever gets
all the innards

christmas evening
the goose she raised
all summer

christmas eve…
we yank two ton
from the # 4 mine

christmas…
there ain’t enough coal
to put in the stockings

NoSantaGS ………………. by ed markowski

single at Christmas
not enough to-do
to do

he’s furious-
that godless salesgirl said
Happy Holidays!”

[for Steve Bainbridge]

Nana serves
Grandma’s recipes –
Christmas Eve calamari

cross words over turkey
over parenting–
the Yule log burns

a sleigh-shaped cloud
floats by -
Christmas morning blue sky

married a decade
she hides
the mistletoe

married a decade
he buys new mistletoe
for the office

setting up the creche –
the Baby’s name
uttered over and over

Boxing Day drizzle –
the inflatable snowman
keeps smiling

frontdoor
to curb –
pine needles and tinsel

…………. by dagosan/ david giacalone



p.s. See our New Year haiku & senryu collection

Holiday Haiku from Schenectady” (December 2007) – 24 real haiku & senryu by Yu Chang, David Giacalone & Hilary Tann, from Schenectady, NY, USA – click for the free collection, which is formatted to be printed on two sides of a letter-size sheet and and made into a tri-fold brochure.

(Dec. 8, 2008): You can find the same 24 holiday haiku poems at this webpage, too.

New for Christmas 2007:  We’ve created two 12-month “haiga” calendars that can be printed out as Word Documents. Haiga combine a picture with a subtly-linked haiku or senryu.




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