This year’s Christmas haiku were more personal than usual. Each one was written with a specific person in mind that I’ve been thankful to have in my life this year. If you’re one of the five, I hope you’ll recognize your haiku in the sequence below. If you’re not, know that I could have written many more.

day 1264 (Monday, Dec. 23)

I receive
the gift of your face
so open

day 1265 (Tuesday, Dec. 24)

I receive the gift
of the bench by the water
where we go to talk

day 1266 (Wednesday, Dec. 25)

I receive
the gift of your mind
at its play

day 1267 (Thursday, Dec. 26)

I receive the gift
of these walks alongside you
your hands on the plough

day 1268 (Friday, Dec. 27)

I receive
the gift of your voice
that called me

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What I got for Christmas

12:05 pm December 28, 2013

This year’s Christmas haiku were more personal than usual. Each one was written with a specific person in mind that I’ve been thankful to have in my life this year. If you’re one of the five, I hope you’ll recognize your haiku in the sequence below. If you’re not, know that I could have written many more.

day 1264 (Monday, Dec. 23)

I receive
the gift of your face
so open

day 1265 (Tuesday, Dec. 24)

I receive the gift
of the bench by the water
where we go to talk

day 1266 (Wednesday, Dec. 25)

I receive
the gift of your mind
at its play

day 1267 (Thursday, Dec. 26)

I receive the gift
of these walks alongside you
your hands on the plough

day 1268 (Friday, Dec. 27)

I receive
the gift of your voice
that called me