Friday, December 16, 2016


Haiku Friday: The Tree

It is such a strange and wonderful thing-- to take a tree from outside and bring it into the house. Let's haiku about that this week. You can write about a tree you have had, or saw, or an ornament or light. Here, I will go first:

My dad and I, young
We tied the tree to the roof
Two thin green strands, hope.

Now it is your turn! Just use the 5/7/5 formula for the syllables, and have some fun!

Bringing us good cheer
our proud tree holds on to its
beautiful needles

until we take it
naked to the curb for all
the neighbors to see
Our tree is plastic
My kid doesn't care, "it's cool"
It's not cool, he's cool.
I saw a tree burn
Inside a dark living room
Flames in a dark place.
To define priceless
Examine all the branches
Cherished memories

Little green handprint
Santa and his cockroaches
Bright silver cradle

And every branch holds
Felt ornaments crafted to
Let us know we're loved.
Tree sustainable,
Plastic green needles do it,
A Merry Christmas!
The best ornament
On our tree and in our hearts:
The Hamburglar!
Each ornament placed...
lovingly, mem'ries recalled
The tree is perfect

My husband leans in
to finish sawing the tree.
Next thing: "Ow, my tooth!"
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