The Stressless Christmas elves have been thinking about how you can have fun and take some downtime from your work and studies. We’d like you to have a go at writing a short poem or haiku* about Christmas or the festive period in general. You can send them into us and then we will put them together in a virtual collage so everyone can enjoy them.

This challenge is open to all students and staff, so put your creative thinking-caps on and send us your verse……………..or worse!

Here are a few examples of a haiku to get you started.

*(A haiku is a type of Japanese poem which has 17 syllables in the 5/7/5 format and doesn’t have to rhyme.)

a table top with ornaments, presents and orange slices

Aroma of cloves

Drifting tang of tangerine

Carols in the frost

A Christmas dinner table, with a Christmas tree in the background

Finished Christmas lunch

I will never eat again

Full up to the top.

Christmas presents under a Christmas tree with lights

Next to Christmas lights

I open every gift

And cherish them all

A Christmas turkey with all the trimmings

The dreaded turkey

Mushy sprouts and blackened spuds

Bring me fish’n’chips!

We hope you enjoy our little poetry challenge. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

We also hope you take this Christmas period to relax, take a break and recharge those batteries.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

from all at the library