Freya Pickard of Pure Haiku as selected one of my haiku for her Care series.
bearing gifts of soup and wine
scents of comfort merge
Merril D Smith 2017
Apparently Merril writes history and poetry and dances in the kitchen with her cats whilst blogging at Merril D Smith
A beautiful, olfactory haiku. I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help but choose today’s date, given Merril’s phrase “bearing gifts”!
This haiku is part of my CARE series.
Congratulations to you too, Merril. That’s great! Well deserved too, a nice piece.
Thank you, Michael. I don’t often write haiku. I was pleased with this one.
Not as easy to do well as some seem to think. I hope to read more from you.
Thanks. There should be one more later this month on Pure Haiku, also on the care theme.
Freya’s right, no better day to post this one 🙂
Thanks. I agree, but I never would have thought of it. (It’s not a day I’ve ever celebrated.)
Catholic European countries tend to celebrate it. Traditionally more important than Christmas for the present-giving stuff.
I remember a friend who taught Hispanic students used to have a party/celebration with them.
Logically, the day Jesus received his presents is the day Catholics would celebrate with presents. But since when has anything to do with religion been logical?
Um. . .never? 😉
Not that I’ve ever noticed, put it that way.
I agree. It was meant to be me answering your question. 🙂
I wish we could have these conversations in person. Talking at cross purposes is what you get conversing through text messages 🙂
Yes, there is some misunderstanding without hearing voices and seeing expression. Of course writing this way, you don’t have to see that I’m usually in my PJs . 😉
You can’t see either that I have a cat on my lap biting my elbow and a dog in an armchair about two feet away chewing his hind leg…
Oh, well I assumed those things. 😉
We’d get on well together 🙂
So proud of you, Merril – serving up sensory comfort on a cold day.
Thanks, Marian. I’m going to make a pot of soup today, too. We have our first bit of snow.
There’s a subtlety in this that works perfectly.
Thanks so much, Ken!
Well done, Merril. Haiku is the one poetic form I return to. Since you’ve tried so many forms, is there one you particularly enjoy?
Thanks, Carol. No, I don’t think I have a favorite. It just depends on my mood. I’m actually not all that fond of haiku. I think they’re very difficult to write, so I’m glad you liked this one. 🙂
As I said when I saw the original post, it fits perfectly with your wonderful family of sharing. (K)
Awww–that’s sweet. Thanks, Kerfe!
Congratulations Merril, well deserved. Ku is not easy, but so beautiful !
Thanks so much, Holly!
The gifts of warmth from soup and the heat in a sip of wine would definitely help with healing from a loss (or from illness), Merril.
The scents would be wafting and combining their effects upon our bereaved souls.
Thank you, Robin. I hope those things would help a bit.
I like how you have their “scents of comfort merge,” Merril. This is a quality haiku in its ability to express so much!
Thanks so much, Robin! 🙂
Sending you hugs, Merril.
Solicitude! I love that word, and I loved your haiku. I could always go for some wine and warm soup 😀
Thank you, Rose. That’s what we had for dinner the other night, along with some homemade bread. 🙂