December 24, 2007

Giving Haiku

The winter village atop our six-foot-long bookcase in the livingroom is a tradition of many years that we look forward to from about Hallowe'en on.

Caroling with a bunch of folks on our street with a new friend from school...

...followed by cookies and hot cocoa was a new tradition this year. We're hoping it might be here to stay!

Tradition ~
when the wrapping
becomes the gift.

(Thanks to the good women at One Deep Breath
for their continuing inspiration.)

12 comments:

Nancy Bea said...

I love the haiku! And your little village and all the rest too. Merry Christmas!

Sandy Carlson said...

Yes! How wonderful. I was thinking today that the wrapping is always better than the gift, somehow. Your poem is the how. Thanks! Your pictures are beautiful. God bless.

http://slcpoems.blogspot.com

Greggo said...

i really love your take on the prompt! great haiku!

qualcosa di bello said...

wonderful!!! i really don't care to wrap, but the tradition of coffee & carols with my husband while we wrap & talk, mostly of Christmas memories...this is priceless. you say it so perfectly!

Diana said...

The two most gorgeous
Future genius heartbreakers
Princeton's ever seen

spacedlaw said...

A nice way to embrace tradition.
Lovely haiku.

LittleWing said...

what a great take on the prompt...definitely enjoyable...and your closing ku...was oh so lovely...thank you

tumblewords said...

Terrific! Loved the pictures - charming village and adorable kids! The haiku is memorable!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love your winter village! You're right about the wrapping too!

paisley said...

bu jove,,, i think you've got it!!!!!!

get zapped said...

So tender and filled with love. Thank you this is precious.

Have a inspiring and joyful new year!

Pris said...

What a great tradition!

I got your snailmail new years card and love it! Wasn't that project fun??

Pris