Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

Channukah Chaiku

This year, Channukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day. That is, the first night of Channukah (in whatever spelling) is the evening before, and the traditional afternoon Thanksgiving feast will be on the first day.

So Carole and I will be around to help celebrate with Antonia, my 6 1/2 year old niece. I bought her eight presents; Channukah isn't as commercial as Christmas so we exchange smaller gifts and mainly the first night or two, with the equivalent of stocking stuffers the other nights.

Plan: Make eight envelopes, each with a note and colored dots. The colored dots match up with the real gift which will be hidden somewhere (or at least otherwise undistinguished).

And for each gift, I have written a Channukah Chaiku. I may change these by the time we leave, but at the moment:

Forehead light straps on
Light emitting diodes charge
Darkness to banish

Bright color when wet
Free the imagination
Live in the moment

Spirit wolf message
with Love from Minnesota
Constant reminder

An architect's dream
Holds Torah and Menorah
In wingéd word

Deal with the results
Minnesota memories
A trick is a treat

Stuff from your pocket
Pencils and coins and earrings
All in one safe place

An eagle soars high
Your thoughts take wing as you write
Let the ideas flow

It is said moose poop
Is not all that it may seem
That is up to you

I also got gifts for other family members, but haven't written their chaikus yet.

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