TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Star – December 20, 2015


this starless tree
awaiting winter solstice
its crown of glory

© G.s.k. ‘15

It’s been traditional in my family that the “man of the house” puts the star on the Christmas tree once it has been completely decorated.  Usually we put up our tree on the 8th of December, in Italy that is the Feast of Annunciation of Jesus’ birth to the Virgin.  This year, however, I put the tree up later than usual, and am awaiting my son who will arrive tomorrow, the 21st of December, Winter Solstice, to place the star on the tree.

winter evening
hanging stars around the house
bright Christmas cheer

 © G.s.k. ‘15

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Star

Seven Days Before Christmas (3) – Choka – December 20, 2015

red, blue and yellow
lights and decorations glow
brightening our hearts
on this longest winter night
with family and friends
toasting the season with cheer

the tree stands prepared
dressed in baubles and tinsel
now here we await
the dawn of Christmas morning
as we sing “Joy to the World”

© G.s.k. ‘15


light of the world
reflects in silver and gold
christmas tree clothed

© Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem’s Seven Days Before Christmas 2015 #3 decorations