February 20, 2017
Submitted to DVerse Haibun/haiku
We're to feature a special free gift in our haibun and haiku this week. My haibun is in the form of an ode, written in honor of our family tradition of “Cookie Day”, which takes place just before Christmas….truly one of my life’s great gifts.
Oh much-anticipated day of tradition
when all roads lead to joyous chaos
The chorus of voices mingling
with sound of culinary creation
Eight matriarchs under one roof
with single purpose, amazing in itself.
Happy children with sticky fingers
and smiling faces storing memories.
Wondrous scent of cinnamon and
Glorious display of fruits of labor
enhanced by camaraderie
House of love, hands of love, fruits of love
Richness beyond knowing
Grateful hearts with common thought
Peace on Earth, good will to all!
Gift beyond compare
The stories retold