Renhai Reflections 60: Festive Expectations

Festive Expectations

A Renhai by John Daleiden (jd) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

Our last delivery
this quiet festive eve —
hugs and cheer. /vs

Coal and ash for our stockings — /jd
stomach in knots all night. /vs

An empty cookie plate
near the tree and wrap —
Christmas Morning. /jd

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[This Renhai was written with John Daleiden of Arizona who is one of the editors of Sketchbook. John was one of the early pioneers of Renhai and has written numerous Renhai including several with me; see his list Renhai here in the Archive of Writers.]


John McDonald said...

loved it Happy Christmas to you both

Janice Thomson said...

I love this.
We used to worry about an onion or rotten potato in our stocking :)
Well done. Season's Greetings to you both.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow! one way of looking at it. :)

Devika said...

Sensed a lack of festivity, Masago

liked the first one and the last one --like going back to the good old times...


Pamela said...

another one that pierced my memories.

(althouh I never did get any ashes in our stockings...but certainly deserved it)

Masago said...

Thank you all (to all those that deserved it and didn't get ashes, coal, onions or rotten potatoes)... :-)

Masago said...

Devika, sorry to hear the lack of festivity at your end. Maybe it is the global warming, or the economic melt-down, or the political turmoil in many places... In any event, season greetings. :-)

Borut said...

Having grown up behind the Berlin Wall so to say, I still have some problems relating to this one - a cultural gap of sorts: the hero of my youth was called Grandpa Cold (Dedek Mraz)!?:)

jem said...

This series really capture those moments - one step closer than your last ones. Although I've read these after the big day they bring back the memories.