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My Christmas New Year Holiday

Cold, bright Christmas day
dressed in gratitude for my
family and faith.

Cold, clear winter day
and I’m quiet entreating
my voice to return.

Saints versus Falcons
Monday night game threatened my
throat’s recovery.

Sinuses clearing
throat pain abating nicely;
my strength’s returning.

Mostly back to me
voice hollow cavernous like
the winter night’s wind.

I woke this morning
fearful my throat un-mended
imagined big setbacks.

I’m ready to shed
leaves of this long year; ready
for new year’s flowering.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Haiku Vignettes of my Christmas holiday celebration, joyfully celebrated through minor pain and fatigue from fighting a sore throat and sinus infection.

Operation Catch Up is Under Way

November’s more than half over and so is my poetry writing for the month. I’m three days behind but that will change in the next day or so.

Reading and Writing Poetry

I feel the need to read, and chat about poetry. So, this afternoon, I’m on my mad dash to write to catch up some. My plan is to split the time with reading and writing until I’m back on track.

There are some really excellent poems being shared at various sites. If you’re not writing but want to read them, be sure to visit the prompt sites that are posted in my sidebar. They really do attract an amazing collection of talent!

Wishing Us Success

I won’t wish us luck. That’s not at all what get’s me through. It’s fun and otherwise extreme perseverance. I mean, there are times when I think about giving up. No—not that really. At times, I let things get in the way, which is very much not a good thing. Especially when you consider the fact that all we need is drafts and not competition for Lucille Clifton or Billy Collins.

I met a lady on twitter who’s writing non-fiction for this month. There’s a lot of writing frenzy this month, which means a lot of energy is generated in all the stress. So I wish us all success, including me for the catching up I’m inflicting on myself. I’ll come up for air, soon as I’m done. Quite likely I’ll tweet it from my highest perch. Get it?

Okay, that joke is either a good sign or a bad one. I can’t say just yet. So, cheers all around! I’ll be visiting blogs soon as I come up for air today and hopefully things are going well for you. Enjoy!