These are not the photos I was hoping to share for Christmas this year. I took these in February as a test run. I have my elf hat, with elf ears you can just about see, a musical Christmas themed tie (which plays Jingle Bells at the push of a button) and elfish glasses, but nothing much else that suggests I’m one of Father Christmas’s trusted helpers.
If I had been well enough . . . (sigh) then a reshoot might have produced a more tinsel filled spectacular. Nevertheless, I hope you like these!
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, with Christmas joy and ho ho hos to you all. Kate
Paper Soul – Five Haiku by Rose Perez
You’ve nothing to say
In silence, you still taunt me
I stare back at you
A frozen smile strains your face
Love’s gone; there’s no trace
Limb by limb, I rip
*Raguel, I call onto thee
Set my vengeance free
Arms, legs, hands, and feet
My ex-lover’s confetti
Scattered piece by piece
You’ve broken my heart
Your paper soul I’ve now cleaved
I tear you from me
*Raguel is known as the Angel of Vengeance.
Rose Perez is the Poet Rummager. She extrudes then moulds the soul of an image, or idea, into thought provoking, emotional and memorable poems. Please visit her blog!
My apologies to Rose for not having acknowledged this piece sooner. It is based on a scrap of a photobooth photo which I found discarded in Melbourne, many years ago. Thank you Rose!