December 25, 2009

Christmas Greetings

mixed media artwork by Dan Hardison

December 19, 2009

The Star's Song

God sings to man through all my rays
        That wreathe the brow of night,
And walks with me thro' all my ways –
        The everlasting light.

Abram J. Ryan

Digitally Enhanced Photo
by Dan Hardison

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December 11, 2009

The Christmas Card

It seems the decorations
go up earlier each year –
gaudier than ever.
And the madhouse they call
seasonal shopping –
is it really worth it?
Somewhere among
the hustle and bustle,
the fake greenery,
the electronic greetings,
the materialism of getting
rather than giving,
I fear the spirit of Christmas
is being lost.
So nice to receive
a card of paper
with a simple message
of good cheer.

— Dan Hardison

Image: Christmas postcard
(Used - postmark 1913)
Message on back:
“Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a bright and Happy New Year.”

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December 4, 2009

As Day Becomes Night

Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

Haiga appeared in Simply Haiku, Autumn 2009, vol 7 no 3.