Haiku About Cold November Evenings

November 4, 2015 at 8:29 pm (Life, Nature, Poetry) (, , , )

Haiku About Cold November Evenings

They chill to the bone
coats and scarves snug one tightly
seek warmth by fireside

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48 Comments

  1. barefootmaranda said,

    This is wonderful!

  2. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Your haiku are always perfection, Chris!
    I wish I had a book of them to read!
    I enjoy a cold November eve!
    Hot-Tea-HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much, Carolyn. 🙂

      I wish I knew somebody who knew how to format for e-books.

      I don’t know how to do it.

      Then I’d publish my haikus in e-book form.

      Plus I could then earn money that way if my e-books sold.

      • Nicholas C. Rossis said,

        Chris, don’t be daft. Just send me the haikus and I’ll do the formatting etc for you.

        You can check some marketing tips for how to market the book once it’s published on my blog: http://nicholasrossis.me/guides/

        Be sure to check out http://nicholasrossis.me/2014/10/11/i-just-published-my-book-now-what/

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        All right, Nicholas.

        I’ll do that. 🙂

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        I’m sure there is probably help online about how to format an e-book.
        ???
        I have friends who have self published their poetry and it has been a good experience for them. 🙂

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, my mother self-published a book of poetry back in the mid-80s.

        Of course back then they were printed booklets not e-books.

        It’s too bad my sister forced me out of my dad’s house so it could be sold right after he died.

        Otherwise I could have sold my mother’s books that were still in the basement.

        The same with my dad’s oil paintings and water colours that he had painted over a 25-year period – they could have been sold.

        Instead of everything in the house being sent to the dump like it was on my sister’s orders.

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        Okay, this makes me very sad… and mad…that your parents talent and work and creative legacy was sent to the dump. Wow. 😦

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, that’s another reason why I’ve been so psychologically traumatized the past few years.

        Our entire family legacy and history was thrown out when my sister threw me out of my dad’s house just so she could sell it and pocket the money.

        Valuable books and family photos- things I didn’t have time to pick up or save.

        One thing that comes to mind is an old black and white photo in an old cameo pin of my mother’s great grandparents from the mid-19th Century – a husband and wife who were Scottish and were professional concert singers. And apparently were among the toast of Europe back in their day- performing in front of Queen Victoria, France’s Emperor Napoleon III and Austro- Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef.

        And all that was lost just because my sister wanted the house emptied out in a hurry just so she could hurriedly sell it and pocket the money.

        It may be no wonder that in the will that was never found, my dad left the house and all its contents to me with the income from his investments to be split evenly between my sister and myself because maybe my dad recognized what would happen to the family history and legacy if my sister was left in charge of it.

        So the only will that was found was an old will where he left everything to my mother who died 26 years ago- and of course that meant everything including the house would be split between my sister and me- so the house would end up being sold.

        Which is exactly what my sister and her moral reprobate of a lawyer ensured happen.

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        so so SO sad. 😦 I would be traumatized over all this, too. 😦

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, it seems to have caused a never ending nightmare for me. 😦

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        😦

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        😦

  3. ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

    Beautiful haiku as always, Chris.
    If you are living closer to me, I would have invite you to have coffee or tea and eating my cakes and biscuits, muffins & magic buns in front of my fireplace. Wonderful!

    🙂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      That would be nice, Sherrie. 🙂

      Hot tea and hot buns and cakes and warm biscuits by a cozy fireplace.

      And good conversation.

      Heavenly. ❤

      • ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

        And I will cook us Asian meals and I’ll give food coma after that! hehehe …

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yummy, eating a whole bunch of delicious Asian food until we wind up in a food coma. 😛

        Sounds like what Amadeus Emanon does on a typical Saturday night for him. 😀

      • ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

        Yes, I’ll invite Renfield, Amadeus, Kraken & Medusa, with our Dragon Master Daniel aka Hyperion warrior … and all the Transhumanist creatures … All will get STONE and Food stone coma from me …. LOL 😛

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And all the stoned and happy party guests will sit and laugh at Amadeus as he gets down on the floor to pick up every single piece of rice that was dropped. 😀

      • ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

        Not sure if they would laugh at all … They are all STONED! LOL
        😀

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, Iran’s Supreme Religious despot the Ayatollah Khameini will appear in the room wearing a Donald Trump Halloween mask and cry, “Stone them! Stone them all!”.

      • ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

        Uh, creepy, indeed! A bloody Halloween.
        HELL of TOUPEE!!!
        😛

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, like your poster says, “There will be Hell Toupee.” 😀

      • ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

        😀

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        🙂

      • Hyperion said,

        We really must have a reunion of the Blogoteers. I want to visit my cousin in Berlin possibly next year or soon anyway. A side trip to the Bavarian Alps might be the thing to do. We could eat the magic mushroom buns and listen to the sound of music the buns make. Like a frog pond with cricket back up vocals. It’ll be fun.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes with visions of Julie Andrews singing, “The buns are alive with the sound of music” dancing in our heads… 😀

      • Hyperion said,

        What a festive day that will be.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And Renfield rushing to the washroom after eating one too many raisin buns and singing, “How do you solve a problem like diarrhea?”.

      • Hyperion said,

        Well it’s one-two-three-four, what are we fartin’ for? I don’t give a damn, next stop is porcelain land! Catchy tune from the old days!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        What Are We Really Fartin’ For will be for U.S. servicemen involved in Barack Obama’s war against ISIS what the song What Are We Really Fightin’ For was to U.S. servicemen involved in the LBJ/Nixon War in Vietnam.

      • Hyperion said,

        I always liked that song from the version done at Woodstock. I think the band was called Country Joe and the Fish but I could be wrong. I think the current disadministration would be more comfortable with a Care Bears cartoon melody with soldiers skipping and throwing flower pedals to the enemy and giving the soldiers the ancient Egyptian obelisk treatment.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Undoubtedly they’ve got such a Care Bear cartoon in the making.

        When I was flipping through the channels on the remote last night, Daniel, I noticed they had The Cat In The Hat- a film version from 2007- on The Family Channel.

        So I decided to give it a quick look since that classic tale had been one of my favourite books back when I was in Grade One.

        But it certainly wasn’t Dr. Seuss as I remember him.

        All the vulgar language and swearing and then the Cat In The Cat appearing on a Reality TV cooking show and chopping off his own tail as children in the studio audience watch.

        After 5 minutes, I switched to another channel.

        And no doubt experts will be wondering in the next 5 years why a new generation of foul-mouthed psychopaths seems to be emerging.

      • Hyperion said,

        I completely agree Chris. It’s amazing that the media for children is actually the most perverse at a time when the young are forming who and what they will be for the rest of their life.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, I’ve read and been told by others how bad it was but not having any children of my own, I had never really seen for myself.

        When I decided to give The Cat In The Hat a quick look, I got the shock of my life at how really bad it is.

      • Hyperion said,

        Next time you find yourself in the presence of unruly children, you’ll remember what The Cat In The Hat taught them. You’ll rue the day you met the crowd raised on Sponge Bob Square Pants.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, I’ve heard people talk about Sponge Bob and have no idea what they’re talking about.

        My most pre-eminent childhood cartoon memory is of Fred Flintstone shouting, “Wilma!!!”.

        And listening to the song, “Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!” and the lyrics “We’ll have a gay old time” meant something totally different than what goes on in a bath house in today’s Vatican.

      • Hyperion said,

        This could add new meaning to Yaba daba doooo! 😀

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, as Fred screams, “For crying out loud, Barney, what are you trying to do to me?”. 😀

      • Hyperion said,

        Lol! We need Fred and Barney to run for Prez and VP. Beats all the current candidates.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Indeed.

        A Flintstone-Rubble ticket would take us to a more civilized time period than the one the past few Administrations have been directing us towards. 😀

      • Hyperion said,

        Amen to that!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        😉

  4. Hyperion said,

    Another great haiku! That is tragic about your family history lost to the avarice of your sister. I don’t know that I could have stayed bright and shining star as you have, Chris. I think I might be prone to super-nova and possibly a jackass or two would get scorched in the igniting methane cloud. But, you’ve managed to keep your good manners and talent intact.

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