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