Holiday Garlands

Tanka Tuesday

This week's theme is 

"Holiday Traditions"

 "I consider all of you to be part of my poetic family, so let’s create a huge collaborative garland cinquain (2/4/6/8/2) sequence of poetry that connects to each other like a garland of poetry wrapped around a holiday tree."

 I offer my own mini-garland of three cinquains! 

By the way, this font is "Mountains of Christmas." Yes, I picked it on purpose!

me, 1960, hanging my stocking

The trips

With my mother

Day after Thanksgiving

San Francisco “big city” shops

I miss


Drove to S. F.

Every Christmas Eve

Marina lit up for Christmas

Eyes shone 

Back then

Stockings were hung

By the chimney with care

I loved them more than all the gifts



 ©2020 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved

* I don't pronounce "family" as three syllables, but apparently it IS a three syllable word, so I was forced to add an apostrophe to shorten it to the way I pronounce it!  


  1. What lovely memories, Lisa. Those stockings were always the best weren't they? Merry Christmas. <3

    1. Yes, they were! I loved stockings most! They were opened before the presents, and I'd bring mine back to my parent's bed to open. All the tiny treasures.


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