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Christmas Haiku #14

Posted: 14 December 2013

As countless meals spit,
Over crackling, family fires,
A starved world watches.

Bill Adair

Poem for the Day

Posted: 13 December 2013

Now thrice welcome, Christmas,
Which brings us good cheer,
Minced pies and plum porridge,
Good ale and strong beer;
With pig, goose, and capon,
The best that can be,
So well doth the weather
And our stomachs agree.

Observe how the chimneys
Do smoke all about,
The cooks are providing
For dinner, no doubt;
For those on whose tables
No victuals appear,
O may they keep Lent
All the rest of the year!

With holly and ivy
So green and so gay,
We deck up our houses
As fresh as the day,
With bays and rosemary,
And laurel complete;
And every one now
Is a king in conceit.

Now Thrice Welcome Christmas
George Wither

Christmas Haiku #13

Posted: 13 December 2013

Within the city
The swelling sound of people
Making history.

Bill Adair

Poem for the Day

Posted: 12 December 2013

My gift for the child:

No wife, kids, home;
No money sense. Unemployable.
Friends, yes. But the wrong sort –
The workshy, women, wimps,
Petty infringers of the law, persons
With notifiable diseases,
Poll tax collectors, tarts;
The bottom rung.
His end?
I think we’ll make it
Public, prolonged, painful.

Right, said the baby. That was roughly
What we had in mind.

The Wicked Fairy At The Manger
U.A. Fanthorpe

Christmas Haiku #12

Posted: 12 December 2013

And on a hillside
Shepherds talk and pass a flask
And become legend.

Bill Adair

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