Friday, December 21, 2018

#evenmorehope

Wishing all a merry and bright Solstice!  Our family's 12 Nights of Yuletide begins this evening with a special meal and a candle-lighting ceremony (see Dec. 20 below), so all I have time for in between cooking and tablesetting is to recap my #haikuforhope this week.  Thanks again to Catherine Flynn and Mary Lee Hahn who ignited this little practice for me again this year.


Dec. 15 

holiday party 
I can’t enjoy the spiced punch 
emptied water jugs

Dec. 16 

pins and needles 
weary foot won't take the weight 
limbs stage a slowdown 

Dec. 17 

butter flour fruit spice 
rows and columns of goodness 
edible calendar

Dec. 18 

blur of class play grades 
parties actual meetings: 
a girl could lose a day  

Dec. 19 

weeks of drought 
dry arroyo of bedroom 
a flood of daughter

Dec. 20 

tradition, you bully 
meet me at the corner of 
must and love

Dec. 21

dark clock ticks 
repeatedly remind myself
tomorrow is longer

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Three and half more hours of school...I look forward to a full tour of blogposts this weekend, rounded up for us by Buffy at her blog.  Joy to you all!


14 comments:

  1. Oh wow. I though 19 was my favourite - but then there was 20 and 21. Can't choose. (Am sure your busy days are so much better for these haiku moments.)

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  2. the haiku on the 15th....you just cannot top that one. It stops me in my tracks. Well done, this week. I've enjoyed playing haiku on twitter with you.

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  3. OH, I love the flood of daughter! Mine is on her way!

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  4. Although I don't have my children in college anymore, I still love most your 'flood of daughter' though now for me it's 'flood of son', he and his family arriving tonight. Enjoy your solstice beginning your vacation, Heidi.

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  5. So much to love in these, Heidi! the blur, the flood of daughter, meeting the bully of tradition! Enjoy your yuletide.

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  6. I could read a year of your haiku, Heidi! Maybe you'll keep going?

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  7. I not only have a flood of daughter, but they come with their significant others and dogs! Love playing #haikuforhope this month. I'll be sad to see it end.

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  8. I too remind myself that each day is going to be a bit brighter than the last, it certainly helps me work my way through the months of grey.

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  9. I like your "edible calendar" haiku, and your "must and love" sounds intriguing… Enjoy your break and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  10. December 20. So hard to hold fast to the traditions WE make when commercialism tries to sell us the traditions THEY want us to adopt.

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    1. Honestly that one was more about the traditions I made when I was younger and more energetic which now feel like a lot of work!

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  11. Haiku for hope! How wonderful--I love haiku and, well, hope--who couldn't use some of that!
    I especially like "a flood of daughter," and "must and love" and Dec 21--really they're all fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. Somehow I missed your post last week, and though I've been following on Twitter, I missed a few of your haiku there as well. Like so many others, I do love that "flood of daughter" and I can so relate to the tyranny of traditions that we ourselves began in earlier "more energetic" days. What a lovely group of haiku you've created! Thanks for sharing them all in one place.

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  13. Your December 18 haiku made me smile. The holidays can be a lot and I like this speaker's sassy voice in the last line. Thanks for sharing these snippets of your holidays, Heidi.

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