Haiku Christmas

Thought I'd let a few haiku come out of the weather.

white dog swallowed up

identified by his leash

dragging in the snow

christmas fantasy

everything a fairy tale

through the falling snow

slush and slippery

spending my Christmas inside

on the motorway

christmas lights flashing

through the haze of falling snow

families at home

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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Russ...Lovely snapshots writ crisp and pure, much like the snow described...Thank you..

I wonder why we associate snow with fantasy, family, and frivolity..? Partly, I think, because it changes our secure, snug little worlds into something magical, different, yet somehow comforting...I'm wishing you and yours a very Merry and White Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year... Geseende Kersfees, my friend...Larry


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

I shouldn't be surprised by your thoughtfulness and yet I still am. Thank you so much. You are a special human being. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy time. Russ


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Russ, great Haiku. Bless you and your family during this white beautiful season, Christmas and New Year.

Love your verses. Vladimir.


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Dink96 7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Lovely haiku...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Keep that poetry coming in 2010 please.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Dink, and all the best to you too. Have a good one!


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Vladimer, thanks for your support and encouraging comments. All the best for a wonderful CHristmas and new year. Love and versus to you too my friend. Russ


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

You certainly captured the essence of Christmas and snowy winters here, Russ. I really enjoyed both the haikus and the pictures. Thanks!

Have a Merry Christmas!


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Dohn, thank you! And all the best to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and happy year ahead.


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Beautiful pictures and haiku. Thank you


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Jess, thank you and Merry Christmas


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hotspur 7 years ago from England

Hi Russ, really like the white dog in snow one and the last piture of the tree is a great image. Hope you have a godd New Year.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Hotspur, and all the very best to you and ylours too.


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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Russ - you are a magician! Thanks for these wonderful, crisp little poems. Sitting here in sweltering Pretoria I feel we could use some snow - dis blerrie warm hierso, man! And maybe you could use some of the warmth, huh? (Couldn't let a Yank be the only one to leave a comment in Afrikaans now, could I? Wonder where Larry got it from?)

Anyway - warm wishes to you as the New Year comes close!

Love and peace

Tony


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James McV Sailor 7 years ago from Northern California

I miss the snow.... Your haiku was very nice. Thanks, JM


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Tony, I always smile when you visit. Best wishes to you and your family for the new year too. Goed gaan. Russ


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks James, I've just written another entitled Haiku Snow. Not sure if I'll miss it for a while after most of the country was affected for weeks.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Loved your Christmas haikus - so simple, yet so deep...


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Moulik, much appreciated. That's what I love about haiku. It is simple and yet can tell quite a story.

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