December 24, 2010


The Gift



The day had arrived,
the family had gathered,
gifts were brought for the child.

With great gusto and delight
the child tore at the paper
revealing the gifts one by one.

Toys that talked, toys that moved,
toys with lights and sound,
wonderful things had been bought.

And so the time came
when the last gift was unwrapped
and the new toys sat all about.

The child chose the one
that thrilled him the most
and was his greatest delight.

From all that was given
the child chose to play
with an empty box.

— Dan Hardison


Image by Dan Hardison
mixed media


December 17, 2010


Deep Peace




Deep peace of Christ
the light of the world to you


Words from a Gaelic blessing
Image, mixed media artwork by Dan Hardison




December 10, 2010


A Light




Tanka and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina



Tanka, Sketchbook - Sep/Oct 2010


December 3, 2010


Prodigal Life




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Maury County, Tennessee



World Haiku Association, November 2010