Haiku Friday: Christmas

It’s Christmas Day! This is a magical time of the year, especially for children. That’s certainly true for the Willards. Here’s a photo of us at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church on Christmas Eve. Joy and wonder seemed to fill the air on that holy night.

Christmas 2015

Inside the church, of course, we are reminded that love came down at Christmas in the birth of Jesus. I witnessed that on Christmas Eve as men, women, and children came forward to receive communion and in the Rector’s study with my family as we enjoyed a picnic there between services. It’s truly a special evening filled with awe.


Today it seems appropriate to reflect on Christmas in haiku. All you need is one verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Mine refers to the late church service on Christmas Eve:

Christmas at Palmer —
Sing “O come, all ye faithful”
and watch incense rise.

9 thoughts on “Haiku Friday: Christmas

  1. One of my high school friends wrote this haiku about the Moravian Lovefeast and Candlelight Service that was held at Friedland Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Christmas Day:

    Christmas at Friedland:
    Coffee, sweet bun, candlelight;
    Celebrate His birth.


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