Thursday, May 18, 2006

Holidays & Observances: winter and spring [II: 70]

-- here are recent senryu by dagosan featuring
winter & spring holidays and observances --

Thanksgiving aromas --
two dads smoke cigars
behind the garage

men washing dishes -
an early alarm
ends her Thanksgiving dream

first Sunday
after Thanksgiving --
only the dog wants turkey

between holidays -
tripping over
an almost-empty suitcase

december 14
ms. perfect has Christmas
wrapped and shipped

bitter cold
before the solstice --
the weather man acts surprised

winter solstice:
adolescent wiccans
flunk their spelling test

"easy to assemble"
I put it back and grab
a teddybear

setting up the creche --
the Baby's name
whispered over and over

home for Christmas -
three old bladders
and one bathroom

single at Christmas
not enough to-do
to do

it's not just for
fruitcakes anymore

he's furious -
that godless salesgirl
said "Happy Holidays!"

a warm yule . . .
the ice-fishing hole
mostly hole

pending - Simply Haiku (Aug. 2006)

six wrinkled faces
around the Christmas feast -

christmas nightcap --
mom and the kids clink
glasses of metamucil

what Christmas tsunami ?
our children awash
in gifts

deflated santa
on the neighbor's roof -
her first smile since Christmas

December 30:
valentine's candy
on Rite Aid shelves

January 1
blackeyed peace
for the battered wife

in three minutes
the ball drops -- positioning
myself to kiss her

Chinese New Year --
weekend shift
at the Wal-Mart warehouse

Groundhog's Day -
our weatherman hedges
the weekend forecast

February 12
dinner at her place --
who gets the 14th?

no valentine's card --
my secret admirer
plays coy

Valentine's Day --
the new sign
says "Thin Ice"

Feb. 15
eating the entire
half-priced heart

March 1:
the shy bachelor
wishes it were Leap Year

mid-March thaw --
et tu,
(snow) buddha?

drawing the
designated driver straw --
st. patrick's day

Good Friday
for the apostate--
scarecrows on crosses

Easter, 4 A.M. --
chocolate mustaches
on father and son

easter monday --
day-late basket
of half-priced candy

chilly 5th of May --
and serapes


At May 18, 2006 9:25 PM, Blogger Aurora said...

These are wonderful.

At May 18, 2006 10:00 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

And, you're wonderful to say so!

At May 21, 2006 1:45 PM, Blogger polona said...

i have enjoyed this collection... thank you.

At January 13, 2007 10:04 AM, Blogger USpace said...

Great stuff, great images and lots of laughs too.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe hates


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