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Thursday 22 December 2011

School Advents - Highlights in Haiku and Tanka

The Virgin Mary
lifts her skirt, shows her knickers -
to scratch beneath them

The cheerful landlord,
asked if he has rooms to spare,
says: I've loads of them. Come in

After class parties
wishing them all happy times.
Boarding the school bus
a small boy turns to whisper
I've just now had my Christmas!

A wise man grumbles
We're following the wrong star -
this one says Woolworth!

School Christmas Dinner
and I'm playing Santa Claus.
Distributing the gifts.
A small boy calls out loudly:
Why's he wearing Miss Gray's boots?


The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah yes - nativity plays - nothing like 'em Dave - every parent has gone through stage fright for their offspring and then endured the play with various embarrassments! Happy Christmas.

haricot said...

These light verses, Haiku and tanka, composed by children ( by David but as any children, right?)
make me smile(^^). Merry Christmas from Japan.

Brian Miller said...

ha this is a treet...love going to kids plays as they are so unpredictable...always much fun...nice capture dave and thanks for the chuckles

sunny said...

beautiful poem Mr Dave.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Love them all - the first haiku especially!

Anna :o]

Mary said...

Ah the joy of children's responses. Uninhibited! Thinking of Woolworth, I wonder if you still have Woolworth. We haven't had one in a couple decades.

Sheila said...

haha...very entertaining. love them all. Merry Christmas!

Helen said...

Dave ... these are genius!

Happy Holidays!

Windsmoke. said...

The first Haiku is a classic couldn't help but laugh. I could also imagine she had a fag hanging out of one side of her mouth and a beer in her hand while doing this :-).

Ygraine said...

Echoes of my childhood, only much more fun than I remember!
A great poem :)

Dave King said...

The Weaver of Grass
Thanks Weaver, and all the Seasons Greetings to you and yours.

No, composed by yours truly, I fear.
Happy Christmas to you.

Totally unpredictable. Long live unpredictability!

Thank you very much.

Thansk. Brought the house down, did that!

No, we have a very up-market store there now!

Thanks Sheila. And a very good Christmas to you!

They were at the time!
Have a Great Christmas.

Ifr only... should have, I agree, but didn't.

Thanks, have a swell time .

Dulcina said...

How funny! Thanks for sharing all this joy.
About Santa's boots, I remember some years ago my little daughter told me in astonishment, "Look, mum, King Balthazar's black face is melting off!" Of course it was! The "wise king" was no other than one of my pupils' fathers, a white guy, sweating on the stage under the lights, showing the real color of his face!