Christmas Market – Choka

by Georgia
Christmas Market

Christmas Market, Arco Italy


inside the wooden huts
in the square warm candles glow
lighting up bright gifts –
toys, candy and hand-made quilts …
like in Santa’s town –
we smell the chestnuts roasting
cups of mulled wine too
and for the little children
camels for a ride –
Christmas songs drift ’round the square
smiling families browse
at Arco’s winter market
joy seems to abound
there’s no place for solemn thoughts

[walking in the crowd
fond memories drift to me
other Christmases …
when we once walked hand in hand
drinking wine and browsing too]

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem Special #186 Georgia’s 2nd “days of Christmas” (choka)

Today’s episode at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  is the second  of five instalments of Carpe Diem Special dedicated to my Japanese poetry.  This is part of the prize awarded me for the best haiku in October’s Kukai (a haiku contest) the other part was the publication of a 30 page e-book of my poems (Old Bamboo Wind Chimes), which has been published by Chèvrefeuille’s Publications and can be found on the site page.

8 Comments to “Christmas Market – Choka”

  1. I like both versions of his choka 🙂

  2. Wonderful Georgia … you are the ‘queen’ of choka.

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