Thursday, December 29, 2016

haiku catch-up

Holiday travel this year--all the way to Seaford, England, courtesy of Grandma Treeze. I've just about managed to stick with the daily #haikuforhealing, which also serves as a sort of December diary.  Here's what those not following on Twitter may have missed.

each morning we wake
to see what star is fallen
sky blues anyway

..and Carrie and Debbie and...

south downs: more like ups
here at the seven sisters
mutton on the hoof

chilli pickle
thali platter mutton curry:
brighton highlight

boxing day:
let's celebrate by letting
everyone out

misty, moisty
Christmas Day--sea breeze
whips the walled garden

airplane universe:
chorus of voices
fails to reach Syria


airport universe:
some of everyone shining
in long weary lines


revelling late
the shortest day becomes
the longest day ever

rogue elector
I *choose* to shop at the discount store
at rush hour
          Electoral College

haiku harmony
arranging layered words we
rage and marvel on

Reflections on the Teche  and read the comments

winter traditions:
devised by peasants with no
fields to plow, no school?
          (The more I wanted to just sleep from 6pm until 7am, the more there was to do...)

I'm posting early this week because we'll be busy overnight with visiting rellies.  Thanks to  Donna at Mainely Write for hosting.  See you in 2017!


  1. What excellent haiku. I feel I've glimpsed your life. I like that midwinter is one time that parents can spoil their children and no one complains. :-)

  2. I love that sea breeze whipping the walled garden and the great word choice throughout! How delightful to journal your journey in haiku! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

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  4. This daily practice captures the fleeting moments and deep thoughts. Happy New Year! Are you choosing a One Little Word this year?

  5. A haiku travel journal! Thank you. i love it. Wishing you more poems and more adventures in 2017! xo

  6. Sounds like an incredible experience! Your line about the Downs being more like ups made me laught out loud. :-) Happy New Year!!

  7. What a great way to record your trip! I'm partial to boxing day. It strikes a chord. Wishing you brighter days ahead!

  8. Such a joy writing with you this month, Heidi! My favorites here are 12/26 and 12/29. I'm glad you could close out 2016 with family, friends, and overseas adventuring.

  9. What a great trip journal! My favorite is also Boxing Day. Happy New Year (wherever you are)!

  10. I love the idea of the haiku being kind of journalistic. Maybe I'll make it a goal for next year! (at least a weekly one?)

  11. Wonderful way to remember your journey--thanks for taking us along.

  12. Great stuff! The first one was my favorite. Happy New Year!

  13. Thank you for sharing these snippets of your trip, Heidi. I especially love "misty, moisty/Christmas day..." That nursery rhyme was a favorite for some reason. Happy New Year!

  14. I'm just absolutely taken with these daily haiku. When I studied in England, I often made a list of images and experiences from the day. I was too busy and too tired to do much more. But the lists were specific and evocative to me, each line held a story. You've elevated it to an art!

  15. Heidi, it was a pleasure to see your haikus lined up here for us to read and reread. Hasn't this been a marvelous month of writing with friends? 12.24 is touching.


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