Poetry Friday: “Christmas Tree, Three”
Today, I’m doing something I’ve never done before: offering a free gift!
A couple of weeks ago, I featured “Naked,” the first poem in my winter-themed poetry collection. This week, I’m spotlighting another poem from the collection – and since it’s getting close to that “time of year,” this is one of two Christmas poems in it! And let me just say right now, that anyone who thinks haikus are easy to write…has never written a really good haiku. This is the only haiku in the collection, yet it went through more revisions than most of the other 22 poems.
I hope it’s one of those ‘really good haikus’ I was just talking about.
And oh, yes…the free gift I mentioned? In the spirit of giving, I’m offering TWO New Hampshire-made, handcrafted milkweed pod Christmas ornaments – a $16 value – to one lucky person. Just leave a note in the comments section below, letting me know if you’d like to be in the drawing, and I’ll draw one name at random on Wednesday, December 12! I’ll announce the winner in my Friday, December 14, blog post. (and if you’d like to purchase one for $8/ea., just drop me an email)
These really are quite beautiful, if I do say so myself…click on them, and you can see them enlarged:
So here’s today’s three-part haiku; hope you like it. And be sure to check out all the Poetry Friday happenings with Robyn Hood Black!
Christmas Tree, Three
Country Christmas tree
tall and green, tinseled in light,
welcomes us inside.
City Christmas tree
in store-bought white, warmly shines
a mother’s sweet smile.
Island Christmas tree
with outstretched leaves, holds seashells
like father’s soft palm.
- © 2012 Matt Forrest Esenwine