Friday, November 26, 2010

Haiku My Heart

Fall's leaves are canceled
As lights, carols, crowds begin
To take center stage.

Yes, today is the day that stores' dreams are made of!  Shoppers started lining up right after Thanksgiving dinner for all the sales that will be unveiled in the wee hours this morning.  I'd like to think that somewhere there is a quaint, little village such as the one pictured above where people stroll casually to begin the season.  Sweet carols are heard instead of rude comments to fellow shoppers.  It is a day of welcoming the first curtain call of the most joyful celebration of the year in that hamlet.  Anything less gets a BAH HUMBUG from me!  May your day be one of blissful dreaming, thoughtful planning, and peaceful solitude.  Most importantly, if shopping is on your to do list, "Don't get your tinsel in a tangle" as Anonymous has cautioned.

It's Haiku My Heart Friday hosted by recuerda mi corazon.  If you enjoy reading haiku or would like to share your own, click here!  Thank you, Rebecca, for being our hostess for this creative venue!  I so enjoying this chance to pen haiku when the muse speaks!(Photo from Flickr)

11 comments:

Jeannie said...

I only shop in malls at Christmas and it is never a wonderful experience. I notice fewer and fewer shops in town - it seems that only chains survive these days and that's such a shame.

Stephanie said...

I'm not one of those that venture out for shopping, but will venture out for Haiku :)

rebecca said...

good morning marilyn,
i am with you...seeking a quiet traditional view on this season....
love your haiku and picture and the reverence for things simply, true and close to the heart.
so glad you are here...
i enjoy you so!

Meri said...

yellow light pours from
miniature windows and
warm breath makes steam clouds

LulĂș said...

"Don't get your tinsel in a tangle..." I'll be using this line all season, thanks to you! ;)

Great haiku and a sweet way to welcome the holiday season!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love your message to stay in the quiet f the season instead of the bustle. I am giving myself this gift this year as best as I can.
Happy Friday !

Ramesh Sood said...

Thank you for beautiful haiku and your feelings.. I enjoyed it..

Do visit to have alokk at my haiku..

Spadoman said...

My wish is that your wish comes true.

Peace.

paper-n-soul said...

Lovely, nostalgic sweetness... I am drawn to the same things at this time of year. I haven't set foot in a mall in years. :)

Deb

ms pie said...

oh i love to go christmas shopping but i wait till a few days before christmas... the colored lights, carols playing... loved the "tinsel in a tangle" i shall remember that as i'm driving in bumper car madness in the snow...

Nanka said...

Love the spirit and you are on your way!! Have a great festive season!!

We did have sweet carol singers coming around with their burning candles but sadly we have no snow here. Just gets a bit chilly!!

Thanks for this breath of fresh air!!