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Holidays and Hibernation - Senryu-Haiku Poem Collection


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


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.


Jingly Christmas bell

Santa sang and stockings hung

Presents, fairy tales


Chaste and clean white snow

Serene view from our window

Wind chills below ten


Cake in the oven

Mama’s famous roast chicken

Sister’s yummy pie


Pleasant mild sunshine

Golden rays on the dry porch

Cold breeze settling in


Family skit on stage

Fire burning warm and bright

The actors sizzle


All but memories

Of a merry yesteryear

The night falls heavy


Fire to candles

Pure snow to nerve-wrecking chill

Cold food on a plate


© 2011 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on December 05, 2018:

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.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 05, 2018:

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?

Rinita Sen (author) on January 02, 2012:

Thanks a lot Sueswan.

Sueswan on January 01, 2012:


Rinita Sen (author) on January 01, 2012:

Thanks a lot Verita. Glad you enjoyed.

V Qisya on December 31, 2011:

Beautifully written. I loved it all, Senoritaa.

Simply beautiful. Up and away!

Best Wishes, Verita

Rinita Sen (author) on December 31, 2011:

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

raciniwa from Talisay City, Cebu on December 31, 2011:

beautiful scenario...

Rinita Sen (author) on December 31, 2011:

Thanks a ton Eddy. :)

Eiddwen from Wales on December 31, 2011:

Brilliant Senoritaa !!!

Take care


Rinita Sen (author) on December 30, 2011:

Thanks a million Audrey for your visit and your comment.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 30, 2011:

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

Rinita Sen (author) on December 30, 2011:

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

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 30, 2011:

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

Rinita Sen (author) on December 30, 2011:

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

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on December 30, 2011:

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.

Rinita Sen (author) on December 30, 2011:

Thanks a bunch Frank for your sincere comment. :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 30, 2011:

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

Rinita Sen (author) on December 30, 2011:

Thank you doublereal.

doublereal on December 30, 2011:

nice photo i like them


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