Thanksgiving has been celebrated.  The signs point straight to Christmas.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 

Here are my last three haiku for the weekly challenge.  Below the picture is a 100-word story I did in haiku.

Air like brittle ice
Searing lungs and exposed face
Summer dreams haunt me

Chattering birds roost
Atop a tall still-green bush
Avian Starbucks

Lights appear on trees
The joy of wrapping presents
Countdown to Christ-mas


As a Christmas present, here’s a 100-word haiku I did over a year ago in a Friday Fictioneers response to a photo prompt of a shrine at the top of a hill. The original post is here:

The Journey
Life in eight haiku

Young and filled with hope
Gentle smooth wide path beckons
Birds singing in trees

Walking together
Joyful talk with much laughter
Sturdy trees grow close

Dangerous trail now
So slippery and narrow
Easy to plunge off

When I trip or fall
Your hands help me rise again
Sun’s rays warm us both

Dark verdant foliage
Tempting us to turn aside
Onto wayward path

Weary from our walk
Searching for flowered meadow
Welcome refreshment

Dark clouds overhead
Continuing side by side
Weathering the storms

Long journey ending
We reach the top together
Home awaits us there

  1. Gaurab says:

    Beautiful lines 🙂

  2. carrico says:

    especially like the stanza “When I trip or fall….” Yep, that’s me and my bride of 43 years. And then there’s aviary Starbucks. Hah! Thanks.

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