November 2008 "holiday(s)" Thread




Announcing 2008 "holiday(s)"  Thread

The theme of the monthly haiku thread will be winter holidays, winter recess—what you do during your holiday, a trip, or vacation etc. Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the Thread.

Subject Line: "holiday(s)"  November 2008 haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Thursday, November 27 2008.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at  "holiday(s)" November 2008 haiku thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Sunday, November 30, 2008 Sketchbook.


Read the November 30 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the November 30, 2008 "holiday(s) Haiku Thread


Participants: Ed Baker, US; John Daleiden, US; Karen O'Leary, US; Jacek Margolak, PL; Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK; Terrie Leigh Relf (semi), US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A Taylor, AU; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Rafal Zabratynski, PL

Countries: Australia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Trinidad, United States


first snow
again the schoolyard fills
with children

# 01. Jacek Margolak, PL

oh, x-mas
I give her the obligatory
scanty pantie

# 02. Ed Baker, US

joined hands
circle the table

# 03. Karen O'Leary, US

so bitter
these cranberries
the bus at rush hour

# 04. semi, US

a cruise
on the Mediterranean:
vacation delight

# 05. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

every month
another holiday:
a boost to the economy

# 06. Ed Baker, US

full moon half moon
what's a "holiday"
I'm just a Dumb Rock

# 07. Ed Baker, US

midwinter night
he flies over the north pole
with brightly wrapped gifts

# 08. John Daleiden, US

colorful glims
in the nearby spruce
city lights

# 09. Jacek Margolak, PL

winter sun
on the rocking chair
a closed book

# 10. Jacek Margolak, PL

celebrating THIS new holiday
over and over and over
again with my new credit-card

# 11. Ed Baker, US

the way her fingers
fold, then press. . .
origami snowflakes

# 12. semi, US

on a private yacht...
welcome holidays

# 13. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

giving him
another chance. . .
making latkes

# 14. semi, US

far away hearing
"don't you dare celebrate
another 'holiday' with h e r!"

# 15. Ed Baker, US

trying not
to think of school
high tide

# 16. Terrie Leigh Relf (semi), US

holiday food
ain't what it used to be
—neither are you!

# 17. Ed Baker, US

my first trip
dancing to the frenzy
of the tam-tams

# 18. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

holiday cheer
the bottle I bought
I'll drink to 'that'

# 19. Ed Baker, US

thermostat on high
crocheting afghans
for my daughter

# 20. semi, US

winter moon
my grandpa tells
about the warm countries

# 21. Jacek Margolak, PL

up and down the Alps:
winter recess

# 22. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

approaching this holiday
with holes in my socks
darn! where are you to mend things?

# 23. Ed Baker, US

too many novels
gathering dust
scent of chocolate

# 24. semi, US

winter holidays...
still unfinished
her hand knitting

# 25. Jacek Margolak, PL

for two weeks
she's mine. . .
winter vacation

# 26. semi, US

a recess trip
to a tropical isle...
fun and games

# 27. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Winter sculpture:
a swallow
frozen in the ice.

# 28. Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK

winter holidays:
sailing far away
to hotter climes

# 29. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

evening walk
a full moon
in each naked tree

# 30. Jacek Margolak, PL

far from the humdrum
of our daily existence...
happy holidays

# 31. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

In front of a traffic light
a pregnant Gipsy begs.
She's cold for two.

# 32. Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK

a free spirit
on a journey

# 33. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

There will be no spring
for the dry bough
not even for a goodbye.

# 34. Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK

to a distant land...
vacation fun

# 35. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

From the freezing cold
the face shrinks
but not the nose.

# 36. Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK

vacation time
preparing to publish
the haiku book

# 37. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A confused sparrow:
on the icy grains of cold
—imagined crumbs.

# 38. Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK

in my down parka
as slim as anyone else
skiing silver slopes

# 39. Barbara A Taylor, AU

I cough, it echoes
on that side of the park
—winter holidays!

# 40. Aleksandar Prokopiev, MK

winter downunder
under a parasol
lapping up the rays

# 41. Barbara A Taylor, AU

winter recess:
I turn up the heater
and the music

# 42. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

weary exodus—
long airline queues
x-rayed and prodded

# 43. Barbara A Taylor, AU

the first snow...
writing my haiku
with hot cups of tea

# 44. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

winter holidays
I buy a season ticket
to the sauna

# 45. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

Christmas eve...
a walk in the park
wrapped in my new coat

# 46. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Felix Spa
people in the warm water—
it is snowing over the lido

# 47. Maria Tirenescu, RO

snowflakes crumble
children singing carols:
love in the air

# 48. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

holiday on the mountain—
among the high cliffs,
a tourist alone

# 49. Maria Tirenescu, RO

winter evening
my camera flashing...
Mount Fuji

# 50. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

lonesome tourist—
looking through the window
the moon eclipse

# 51. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a huge tree
for me to decorate...
silent night

# 52. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

# 53.
beneath winter stars
traveling through the desert—
the saguaro

# 54. John Daleiden, US


Read the November 30 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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