A Haiku or Two, on Holiday Parties

December 13, 2014

Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats. 

Here's a way to make your holiday party more fun: Get out scrap paper and a pile of pens and ask each of your guests to write a haiku (and, if you're feeling meta, ask them to write a haiku about holiday parties!). This is the result of our exercise: 


My mother's hors d'oeuvres,
always cream cheese and canned fish.
Someday I'll grow up.


are you my cousin
or a friend of my father?
either way, goodbye.


is it okay if I
just leave this party, go home,
and eat a pizza? 


Why is the punch bowl
empty again? I swear some-
one just filled it up.


Drank too much again.
Everyone I know left.
Need more canapés.

Are you inspired to write a poem about holiday parties? The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.


vvvanessa December 16, 2014
you'll always find me <br />parked by the cheese plate, shameless<br />but very happy
citlalnahuac December 15, 2014
The first, in early<br />November: church choir reads carols<br />and has great potluck.
aargersi December 15, 2014
Eat all of the things<br />Drink all of the drinks too and<br />Sport festive mumu
Marian B. December 15, 2014
ah, the great mumu<br />a wardrobe essential for<br />any REAL woman.
BoulderGalinTokyo February 13, 2015
Showing my age now, <br />once sewed a caftan with cuffs<br />reaching down to hem.<br /><br />(mumu is much more sexy!)
ElkNation December 14, 2014
My cousins like their<br />phones better than they like <br />me. Reasons to eat.
Author Comment
Sarah J. December 15, 2014
Too real.
AntoniaJames December 14, 2014
They brought tidings of<br />great joy, hugs, laughter and love.<br />Mother served great food. <br />;o)
Pegeen December 14, 2014
O punch bowl with ice ring<br />herbs eerily suspended in <br />ghostly frost<br />
Sauertea December 13, 2014
Make Deviled Eggs<br />Never Enough for Xmas Eve<br />Many happy family<br />
Pegeen December 13, 2014
Sincere gratitude<br />joining friends and family<br />Burnt things do not matter<br />
Pegeen December 13, 2014
Why does the host <br />burn my hors d’oeuvres when warming?<br />Why does my drink get lost?<br /><br />(Feeling a little Scrooge-like tonight, so I counted “hors d’oeuvres” as 2 syllables and not 3)<br /><br />
Author Comment
Sarah J. December 13, 2014
Fine with me!! Hors d'ouv-ruhs!
Pegeen December 13, 2014
Who is the author of this touching and true verse? Anyway, you got it right! :-)<br /><br />holiday party:<br />it's supposed to be fun, right?<br />then what are these tears?
Cristina S. December 13, 2014
Marian, the answer is yes.
Marian B. December 14, 2014
A woman after my own heart.