Five Zen Haikus to honor Christmas Eve

By Blogger Steve Lee

Zen Christmas Haiku # 1 8 p.m.

The lights are well-strung.
Ornaments glisten brightly.
What is the present?

Zen Christmas Haiku # 2 9 p.m.

Sitting quietly,
Doing nothing. All is still…
Drat! Stockings to stuff.

Zen Christmas Haiku # 3 10 p.m.

Was that a sleigh bell?
I heard a distant click-click-click.
No mind. Be here now.

Zen Christmas Haiku # 4 11 p.m.

I remember now—
The present is the present.
What a gift of love.

Zen Christmas Haiku # 5 Midnight

Now, long awaited day!
Yet still the breath goes in, out.
Ever-present gift.

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One response to “Five Zen Haikus to honor Christmas Eve

  1. Beautiful haiku, Steve! Thanks for posting. My favorite line– “the present is the present.” Happy holidays!

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