Holiday Haiku

We recently asked writers to submit their holiday-themed haiku to The Penmen Review in celebration of today, December 22, which is National Haiku Day. Here are some of the best submissions:


Auntie, In the Guest Room, With a Hamper
Looking for places
To hide that dreaded fruitcake:
An annual game.

– By Amanda Marsico

December Sky
Star-filled sky sparkles
Glistening snow softly sits
breath catches in awe.

Holiday Baking
Apron, warm kitchen,
Flour in my hair, giggles,
Holiday baking.

– By Lisa J. Jackson

Christmas Haiku
drinking rum eggnog
you lay awake wondering
what would Jesus do?

– By Bradley Mason Hamlin

A Morning Measured
Three months of shopping
capped by days of wrapping hell.
Opened in minutes.

A Tween’s Belief
A cynical child,
given mixed oats and glitter,
feeds hungry reindeer.

– By Ben Jackson

The Start of Dark Days
Curtains of snowfall
as we lie there welcoming
the start of dark days.

– By Mell Blackman



Category: Poetry