Saturday, December 24, 2011

HAIKU HEIGHTS prompt #99 "Christmas"


I have proposed the prompt for this week "Christmas" so I have to make a good one (smiles). Christmas? What does it mean?
Christmas, the festival of the Light coming to our world. Once ... a Child was born known as the Son of God. Christmas is, in my opinion, the holiday of the year. The message of Christmas has gone. All around the world wars and terrorism are now common. Where is the "peace to the world" which is the message of Christmas as the Angels once sang for the sheperds?
Now since we have Santa Claus, Christmas has become a time of giving presents and gifts to our loved ones, the joy of gathering and eating turkey and Christmas pudding.
Christmas once about peace to the world has become about love, giving and peace in our families and peace with our friends and beloved ones.
Christmas ... how to write about Christmas in a haiku (or set of haiku). Let's go do it, it's a challenge or isn't it?

preparing Christmas
decorating the Tree of Light
brings peace and joy

Christmas stockings
hanging above the fireplace
awaiting presents

at dinnertime
drinking eggnog, eating turkey
and Christmas pudding



a Child was born
in a cold winternight
Angels singing

peace to the world
while wars are being fought
tears of Christ

make it happen
enjoy the Holidays
Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas to all of you and may 2012 bring you all new haiku, poems, love, light and maybe ... just maybe ... at last

PEACE TO THE WORLD,

Sincerely

10 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful collection of haiku for the Christmas season...Merry Christmas and may you have a blessed new year.

anthonynorth said...

Perfect for Christmas.

Grace said...

Lovely food and reflections ~

Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New year ~

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Ramesh Sood said...

I like these christmas Haiku.. wow!! Thanks for the beautiful prompt..hope I did justice .. completed my three day series on Christmas Haiku.. have put them all together here:

http://rameshsood.blogspot.com/2011/12/celebrating-christmas.html

beccagivens said...

Lovely message woven throughout the set ... Blessed Merry Christmas and Wondrous New Year to you and your loved ones!

kaykuala said...

Great haiku offerings. Danke for your earlier greetings and Merry Christmas to you to!

Hank

Morning said...

Merry Christmas,

wow.

thoughtful sets of Haiku.
well penned.

Chèvrefeuille said...

Thank you all for your kind remarks and good wishes. Christmas has past by and now up to the New Year.

the way to New Year
goes along the Christmas tree
just as every year

Namaste

Marie said...

Wonderful poem, perfect for illustrations.