Into the Holiday Season

I wrote this tanka while watching Jeopardy tonight, because Alex Trebek said, “We are now well into the holiday season.” For those who don’t know, he passed away shortly before Thanksgiving, but because he had recorded several weeks of shows in advance, they are airing those. It was eerie that he said that on the show because he didn’t get to actually get into the holiday season. So, looking at my family’s Christmas tree, which we put up just a few days ago, I wrote this, also for the Christmas Challenge day 8.

Christmas tree watches
Alex Trebek on TV —
Enlighten the room

Ornamental memories,
Mementos hang from branches

macro shot photography of christmas stockings ornament on a christmas tree
Photo by Craig Adderley on

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