Holiday Haiku

Haiku, the three-line Japanese poetry form, often focuses on seasonal or natural images. And, while this poem may come in a small package, it contains great insight, sentiment, and joy. It is the perfect form, therefore, to capture the holiday spirit.

We’re re-posting these original haiku by ActivCare Living residents, which we originally shared on this blog two years ago, because we can think of no better way to wish our readers Happy Holidays!

Gifts, family, friendsHoliday Haiku Star Present
Enjoying turkey and pie
Heart and stomach full

All to Midnight Mass
Together, sing Silent Night
As the lights go out

Hanukkah: We all get ready
Have relatives together
Party at our house

Christmas Doll and gifts
David, Brooklyn, Molly, Joe
Midnight Mass with them

Holiday Haiku Red GiftCold weather outside
Snowflakes falling on the ground
Sipping hot cocoa

Gifts at Christmas Eve.
Drinks and food to celebrate
All the family

Singing Silent Night
Christmas day we open gifts
Grannies cooking food

Shopping at Christmas
Finding gifts for family
All in the kitchen

Feeling inspired to write your own? The traditional form uses three lines with a syllable count of 5-7-5 and includes a reference to the season. Share your own holiday haiku in the comments below. Happy Holidays from CALA!


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