Advent Calendar Haiku #17

It’s day seventeen of the Haiku Advent Calendar. That means only seven days until Christmas Eve.

My house is filled with the scent of my tree, clementine and wrapping paper. I’ve had Magic TV on for all the old festive tunes.

Here’s a haiku witnessed from the comfort of my kitchen;

lethal black ice
harshly tripping up school kids;
torn Christmas jumpers.

Join me again tomorrow for another haiku as part of the Haiku Advent Calendar.

Take It Easy

Paul

Advent Calendar Haiku #16

Welcome to day sixteen of the Haiku Advent Calendar. How is everyone?

Have you bought all your gifts? Or are you shopping over the last weekend before Christmas?

Today’s haiku …

in moonlit snowfall,
carolers sang ‘Silent Night’;
footprints lost to time.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’re enjoying the Advent Calendar, and, can join me again tomorrow.

Take It Easy

Paul

Advent Calendar Haiku #15

Happy Wednesday and Haiku Advent Calendar day fifteen to you. Hope you’re well and into the Christmas spirit. I know that I am.

Yesterday, apart from my Haiku, I also shared my poem ‘At Christmas’. That might help you get in your groove.

Today’s haiku is…

Melting icicles
fall like arrows to earth;
magpies scared silent.

Thanks for joining me today and remember to come back tomorrow for another day of the Haiku Advent Calendar.

If you would to read ‘At Christmas’, please click here.

Take It Easy

Paul

Advent Calendar Haiku #14

Welcome back to the Haiku Advent Calendar on day fourteen.

I can’t believe it’s only ten days until Christmas Eve. Time is racing, so I won’t waste another second.

Today’s haiku is…

holly berries glow,
giving warmth to winter;
snow hiding thick ice


Come back tomorrow for another festive seasonal haiku as part of the Advent Calendar.

Take It Easy

Paul






Advent Calendar Haiku #13

Welcome to day thirteen of the Haiku Advent Calendar and the start of a fresh week.

I hope you’re weekend was fun, we put up the tree, had some mulled wine and mince pies and watched an episode of Only Fools and Horses. Cushty!!!

Today’s haiku is…

We startled the doe,
boots crunching through frozen leaves;
tender snowflakes fall.

Thanks and remember to come back tomorrow for your next installment of the Haiku Advent Calendar.


Take It Easy

Paul

Advent Calendar Haiku #11

It’s Saturday and day eleven of the Haiku Advent Calendar. I hope everyone has a great weekend and fits in something festive.

We’ll be decorating the house and watching a Christmas film at some point. Probably Elf, Polar Express or Santa Claus: The Movie.

I’ve also got a few things to be getting finished and sent off before Christmas week itself so I’ll be a busy elf for the next eight days.

So, without further ado today’s haiku is …

the deep moor snow drift
hides the squirrel’s nut supply;
log fire at the pub.

Thanks for reading and remember to come back tomorrow for another haiku.

Take It Easy

Paul

(image courtesy of Canva)

Advent Calendar Haiku #10

We’re into double figures of days; that means only a fortnight left until Christmas Eve and the last of the Haiku Advent Calendar.

The days are going by far too fast to keep up with, I’ve still a few gifts to get! I hope I have enough time to finish my shopping.

So for day ten, the haiku is…

The starlings are perched
waiting for winter feed-balls;
watercolour sky.

Thanks for joining me and I hope you’re looking forward to the weekend. What plans do you have?

Take It Easy

Paul

(photo courtesy of Canva)

Advent Calendar Haiku #8

Where is the time going? It’s day eight of the Haiku Advent Calendar and I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already.

Today’s haiku was written in annoyance that no matter how hard I try I am sometimes (actually oftentimes) clumsy such as breakfast today.

So without further ado…

My Nordic jumper
is stained with clementine juice;
sleet flurries outside.

Have you had any mishaps so far this December? Let me know.

Take It Easy

Paul

Advent Calendar Haiku #7

Welcome to day seven of the Haiku Advent Calendar. It’s Tuesday, I hope yesterday went by quickly for you.

A couple of people have asked why I’m doing this calendar. The main reason is to get back to haiku writing regularly, as it is a great form to play with.

Today’s haiku for you is…

This mulled wine is
heating up our shopping trip;
black ice on Grey Street.

If you’ve missed any so far, I’ve linked to days 1 through 6 below.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Take It Easy

Paul