Post Christmas Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #26

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I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month.

It doesn’t take long for our tree to begin looking rather sad. Post presents, there’s something a bit forlorn about Christmas decorations anyway, but when you’ve got cats climbing around in the tree constantly, it begins to look tired and flat and half-dressed very quickly. Most mornings we wake up to find the lights have migrated to the bottom half of the tree and at least half of the ornaments are on the floor. So we have the questionable pleasure of decorating the tree anew each morning.

colored lights hang loose
ornaments knocked to the floor
christmas tree’s last day





4 responses to “Post Christmas Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #26”

  1. Akilah Avatar

    “Post presents, there’s something a bit forlorn about Christmas decorations anyway” — I didn’t have any presents under my tree, so it has been the lights that make me happy. I once went to a friend’s house who doesn’t celebrate Christmas and was sad the whole time because she had no pretty lights. (My Hindu friend said this is why Diwali is so important to her.) In fact, I’ve been thinking I might leave it up a little longer than New Year’s just because I like how pretty the lights are.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I love the lights too! I’m thinking of getting some kind of lights to hang in my living room or bedroom year-round. There are so many options and they really do look cheerful.

      1. Akilah Avatar

        That is also a good plan. I’m pretty sure they (“they”) sell fairy lights year round. It would just be a matter of where to put them…

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