dVerse Haibun Monday–‘Tis the Season?

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‘Tis the Season?

Quickmas is almost here.
It’s in the stores and catalogues.
Why time, why have you fled
and left me trailing far behind?

Slow down and savor now.
Don’t hurry so, my kindly friends,
lest life should hurry by
and quickly hurtle to its end.

For De’s prompt this Quadrille Monday at dVerse, using the word QUICK.

26 thoughts on “dVerse Haibun Monday–‘Tis the Season?

  1. Mish says:

    “Quickmas”….how appropriate! I hate the rushing of time into this season, or how others rush us into it. Always longing for the next experience instead of savouring each present moment. An insightful poem. Nice to drop in on you, Victoria. 🙂


  2. lynn__ says:

    Ha! Photo so apropos too 🙂 I totally agree…can we slow down?


  3. Dorianna says:

    Love the ‘Quickmas’…season of such hustle and bustle, nice reminder to slow down for the more important things before too quickly the demise of one’s end.


  4. Misky says:

    Oh, yes, to slow down and smell that last rose of summer. Lovely, Victoria.


  5. Teresa says:

    Love this! Your sentiment on time moving too quickly is quite perceptive (especially as I get older and it moves more quickly).


  6. I’m all for slowing down in the spring and summer, even fall, but winter can fly right by. 🙂 I love how you worked quick into “Quickmas.”


  7. So perfect Victoria!


  8. annell4 says:

    Loved your selection of the image and your poem…we all probably need to slow down, make the most of it!


  9. quick witted Victoria and a perfect word for the way the festive season is hauled out long before time so that Mr Claus can take more money


  10. Sue says:

    Love your last stanza…… We live in such a commercial world, and it seems it’s all about money, to so man y


  11. kim881 says:

    Your poem made me think of the lines from the Paul Simon song: ‘Slow down, you move too fast, you’ve got to make the morning last.’ I don’t want to see anything to do with Christmas until December!


  12. Singledust says:

    Qiuckmas comes as we see the “ber” months, I so loved the quirkiness of your poetry


  13. V.J. Knutson says:

    “Quckmas”…isn’t that the truth!

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  14. I too always wondered why the stores insist on hurrying the holidays. I should not be seeing Halloween candy in September nor Valentines Day hearts right after New Years. Let us breathe! LOL.


  15. Beverly Crawford says:

    Your wise words (and clever) have touched a nerve. It annoys me end when the shelves are stocked for Christmas when it’s not yet been Halloween. The older I get the more I resent the reckless rushing of time!


  16. Truedessa says:

    Quickmas – haha they will have the shelves stocked soon enough. Spend, spend spend. I agree with you enjoy today.


  17. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the use of “Quickmas”.. ❤ Yes time is flying by fast as we go through change in season 😊


  18. kanzensakura says:

    Quickmas. I love that. It seems we measure time by the commericiality of the seasons. We do need to slow down and savor the now. Very wise.


  19. Grace says:

    Oh wait, Christmas is here…no…not yet. Time to slow down and savor the time now.


  20. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice word: “quickmas”


  21. “…lest life should hurry by/and quickly hurtle to its end”: These are some wise words. Also, I liked Quickmas. It’s a lovely verse.


  22. Glenn Buttkus says:

    The older I get, the ,less tolerant I am regarding the commercial aspects of the holidays. The hectic pace of today’s life could use some “slow down” signs, for sure.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. If we could just make it to go slower… maybe we should just relax and savor the seconds.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. whimsygizmo says:

    “Slow down and savor now.”

    Yes. Yes, PLEASE. Let’s.


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