December 15, 2016

Week 2--Haiku-a-Day in December

It's the end of the second week, and here are the haiku I've written since last Thursday's post.

December 9

pondering plastic
more wasteful to wash
or toss away?
It's always a question I have, if we're in the middle of a drought is it worth it to use water to clean out a plastic recyclable container or, is it less of an environmental impact to throw it unwashed into the trash? Anyone want to weigh in on this?
December 10

hands around a mug
insufficient warmth
to reach my heart

December 11

competing streetlights
shadows over shadows
the darkness deepens

December 12

Christmas countdown
moon watching added
to my list
(Come back on Sunday for the illustrated version.)
December 13

online friend
what is commonplace for her
I have to google

December 14

old friends
a competition of

December 15

driveway waits
to be shoveled I wait
to be inspired
(Of course, the snow is now frozen into icy ruts, so it will just have to wait until spring!)

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.


  1. Nice, Diane! The ones that speak to me most are 12/10, 12/11, and 12/14, though I've been doing a fair bit of moon-watching too. :) Patting myself on the back for making it halfway through the month without missing a day!

    1. It's a good habit to get into, Michelle. You may find you'll continue through January, and then, a full year!

  2. It's always good to see what you have to share, Diane. I did a fair bit of moon-watching too. It keeps me up, so out I go! As for the plastic, I wash with a little bit of water & soap. We're supposed to clean them for the re-cycle bin!

  3. Diane, I really like the idea of warmth of a mug reaching our hand but not our hearts. So true about the physicality of lots of things that don't reach our inner selves. The moon watching
    haiku is my favorite! Today I read this Annie Dillard quote. "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."