Wanting some time of revery and zen this holiday season? Try some 17 syllable therapy and write haiku! This ancient creative poetry form of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second, and five in the last is a satisfying way to distill the sights, scents, moods, memories and mischief of life. And who can’t use a little bit of that with the holidays upon us? Here are some of my recent efforts. I look forward to reading yours in the comments!

collage by Linda Hoffman Kimball


Pockets Full of Miracles

Quarters, dimes, nickels.
Red buckets & jingling bells.
Helping change the world.


Ode d’November

November smells like
Bright swirling leaves; pumpkin pie,
Fine thymes; sage wisdom.


A Reason to Shop Online

Parking place jaguars
Stalk the exhausted shoppers.
Avoid getting malled.

Table Manners

Shape up, you turkeys!
Nothing says Thanksgiving like
Fights over drumsticks.


Autumn Twilight at Michael’s

Cornstalks and scarecrows,
Eucalyptus in the air…
Time for glue guns, gals.

Have some fun. Happy haiku-ing!

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