Holidays and Hibernation - Senryu-Haiku Poem Collection

Updated on November 22, 2018
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

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This combination of Haiku and Senryu is about how someone, who hibernates alone during the holidays now, reminisces about the warm family memories of childhood.

Year-End Holidays
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Haiku-Senryu

Jingly Christmas bell

Santa sang and stockings hung

Presents, fairy tales

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Chaste and clean white snow

Serene view from our window

Wind chills below ten

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Cake in the oven

Mama’s famous roast chicken

Sister’s yummy pie

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Pleasant mild sunshine

Golden rays on the dry porch

Cold breeze settling in

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Family skit on stage

Fire burning warm and bright

The actors sizzle

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All but memories

Of a merry yesteryear

The night falls heavy

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Fire to candles

Pure snow to nerve-wrecking chill

Cold food on a plate

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      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 months ago

        Hey, thanks for coming back to read again, Verlie. The dog had to make way for these twinkly lights because the Hubpages editors deemed the earlier images to be too small. Well, that's life, I guess. Old belongings are kissed goodbye, and fresh ones take their place. Thanks again for reading these in a new light.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        8 months ago from Canada

        Beauty! All. But the last two touched my heart. I love this form of poetry, you have captured the essence of the Christmas season perfectly. Food, family gathering, cold weather chills, and the irony that for some it is sad. I see I commented six years ago, where is that dog?

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Sueswan.

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        Sueswan 

        7 years ago

        Beautiful!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Verita. Glad you enjoyed.

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        V Qisya 

        7 years ago

        Beautifully written. I loved it all, Senoritaa.

        Simply beautiful. Up and away!

        Best Wishes, Verita

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you raci. Wish you a very happy new year!

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        raciniwa 

        7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

        beautiful scenario...

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a ton Eddy. :)

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        Eiddwen 

        7 years ago from Wales

        Brilliant Senoritaa !!!

        Take care

        Eddy.

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a million Audrey for your visit and your comment.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        7 years ago from Southern Illinois

        Beautiful..I loved them all, my favorite, The night falls heavy..Thank you..

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you snakeslane. Glad you have such warm memories. :)

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        7 years ago from Canada

        I can so relate...Love the image of sun on the dry porch, and photo of dog lying in a pool of sun on the porch, both lovely warm images for this cold damp winter day. Actually all the haiku images were wonderfully warming, except for cold food on a plate. Regards, snakeslane

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Vinaya. Oh the Himalaya peaks from your window! What a gorgeous view!

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        Vinaya Ghimire 

        7 years ago from Nepal

        I loved your haikus but the first one is my favorite. I can see snow capped Himalayas from my window, when the day is clear.

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a bunch Frank for your sincere comment. :)

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        Frank Atanacio 

        7 years ago from Shelton

        Senoritaa this little collection is perfect loved them all!!! :)

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you doublereal.

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        doublereal 

        7 years ago

        nice photo i like them

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