TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Christmas

Christmas Tree

Only the finest plastic and optic fibres went into this tree. A collection of ornaments accumulated over the decades adorn this majestic fake fir.

Look Christmas Fir Tree

In vain for December snow

In Australia

It is that time of year again! Rather than a specific prompt object I thought I would go with a general title and let you select an object that epitomizes the season for you. If you do not celebrate Christmas then you might like to share another object related to your own traditional celebrations.

In Perth the average temperature around Christmas is 90 degrees or so. Snow is non-existent and these days most people spend the day around the pool (if they have one) or often go to the beach.

We will be having a brunch at our local beach and then back home for a cold lunch of ham, turkey and seafood.

We used to have a very traditional English style Christmas lunch when I was younger and I still remember feasting on roast turkey and vegetables, hot ham and lashings of gravy, the sweat running down our faces in an age without air-conditioning followed by a flaming Christmas pudding. These Christmases were wonderful but it seemed that Australia one day woke up and realized that it was actually boiling hot at Christmas and someone had the radical idea of eating prawns and crayfish instead and now everyone goes with whatever they fancy.

Best wishes to you during this season and thanks to those who joined in last week with the prompt. “Keyhole”

First in Lauzulitopia gives two haiku that will unlock a reader’s heart.

Like Mercury Colliding gives a dark perspective through the keyhole here

Edwina’s Episodes gives as a guide to finding a true treasure here

A key to the past from Elusive Trope this week.

Welcome to Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library for the first time with a golden haiku about unlocking treasures.

Tucked into a corner has again surpassed herself with 3 haiku keying into the theme.

Welcome to Lola who joins the challenge for the first time! Here haiku about unlocking the self is very good!

And Pat B went for three this week with a great assortment of gems.







45 thoughts on “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Christmas

  1. What a beautiful Christmas image and haiku. You poor things, having to spend Christmas at the beach or around the pool–I’m just a tad envious! We’ll likely have rain rather than snow, as it’s been so mild.
    Lovely prompt, of course!! And though I shall probably say it again, I wish you a most Happy Christmas–all the blessings of the season and New Year. xo, Jael

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