Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sunday's Whirligig 90 - Christmas Haiku

When I came across this writing blog hop, I wanted to give it a try.  We are given 12 words to use as many of them as we want in any form of writing we choose.  The 12 words we are given  come from "A Christmas Poem" by Conrad Bilberry.  The words are the following:  mouth, mother, mutter, sticky, slip, straw, faces, father, figs, wasting, ways, warp.  I'm linking Christmas haiku I wrote to Sunday's Whirligig 90.

Christmas nativities
Christmas Haiku

children gather 'round
ready to taste fig pudding
they forget manners

sticky fingers grasp
as mother mutters to self
father takes over

with firmness but love
remember to mind your ways
it is Christmas time

they hush their voices
as they slip into their chairs
they bow and listen

father mouths the prayer
as beggar's tears fall on face
gratitude abounds

manger filled with straw
with sleeping babe the room glows
as they remember

time warps once again
as they sing well known carols
they feel the Spirit

resolve to cherish
with their plans to freely give
wasting world receives


  1. Love it! Good job, Mom! (And I'm not just saying that because I'm your daughter. :-) )