The following poems have appeared in Christmas cards I’ve made over many years. You can also see photographs of each card at Haiku Christmas Cards. Also see “Angles We Have Heard On High,” Holiday Haiku, and my 2022 Holiday Haiku video installation. + +




winter stillness . . .

a strand of tinsel

in the tilted pine

Christmas morning

a drift of snow

through the sun porch

Christmas morning . . .

my neighbour’s brass door knocker

dusted with snow

toll booth lit for Christmas—

from my hand to hers

warm change

home for Christmas:

my childhood desk drawer


northern lights—

snow sifts

through the bird feeder

deep red sunset

on Christmas Eve—

the phone’s sudden ring

distant church bells . . .

a sparrow’s breath

lost in the holly berries

crackling fire—

a hint of eggnog

in her kiss