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December 17, 2006

some assembly required

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 1:14 pm

    It’ s been more than a week since our last attempt to stimulate Goodwill Towards All here at f/k/a, but we still haven’t quite acquired that Holiday Glow.  Prof. Yabut even forgot to remind our faithful readers that two recent posts at shlep could help you avoid Holiday Shopper’s-Remorse Syndrome (see tips on avoiding gifting headaches and various forms of yo-ho-ho agita).

 snowflake  About the best we can do right now is to share some seasonal senryu with you:


wrapping and
she pastes on a smile


“easy to assemble” 
I put it back and
grab a teddybear


twelve days ’til Christmas —
the tree and the cat
both shedding

. . . by dagosan

laid off 
she asks the mall santa to
bring dad a job

laid off   SantaSleighN
she tells the mall santa
dad can make toys

……by ed markowski



first Christmas —
our baby sleeps through
the unwrapping of his gifts




Christmas Eve — 
bits of a price sticker
stuck on my finger


. … by michael dylan welch – “first christmas” – frogpond XXIX: 2 
 “Christmas Eve” – The Heron’s Nest (Sept. 2005)


a present, a present
a New Year’s present!
her pink cheeks




New Year’s gift of tea —   snowflake  
where did you go
on your jouney back to me?

. . . by Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue  snowflake 

Christmas eve-
the row of cut trees
no one took home

…… by Pamela Miller Ness  santaList
from Modern Haiku XXIX:2 (Summer 1998)


red envelopes
the sound
of children’s laughter

. . . by Yu Chang – Upstate Dim Sum 2003/I

too tired
to untangle
christmas lights

. . . . by Roberta Beary  SantaSleighN

wrapping gifts
the dog stops panting
for a pet

. . . . by w.f. owen
“wrapping gifts” –  Mainichi News Dec. 5, 2005

snowflake  Happy Winter Solstice!

a candle
in every window —
strangers light our path

dagosan snowflake 


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