I have to title it this way to manage a haiku’s first line of five syllables (eleven will present a challenge!) “Seven swans a swimming” traditionally represent the old charismatic gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
Seven of Christmas
Sages of long past ages
Renew our deep fire
Digging into ancient wisdom thrusts us into the eternal now.
2 thoughts on “Seven of Christmas”
I like how that phrasing works and love that last line of the haiku. I’m always captivated by the American Sentence as a form and you have given a contemplative view in this one that inspires.
Thanks, Paul, I value your feedback while I enjoy experimenting with new literary devices on old familiar themes. The American Sentence, in particular, I find a stimulating challenge.