My Gift To You

15 Dec

     I began giving gifts, on the proper occasion, in the last few years or perhaps even, further than that, of things I have owned and have held fondly. They were meaningful to me, enjoying the memories of where and why I had them.

     Their presence… through the years, eventually faded into the bookcase or on an empty shelf, or, on top of the piano; until once a year I dusted them.

     Now, memories have assimilated into experience and knowledge. So please accept these pieces of my life that has been shared many times, as I pass on this gift of acceptance to share with you.


fresh pines tied in red

marks the door that welcomes gifts

in a special light

Merry Christmas to all my writer and creative friends.


Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Haibun, Poetry


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30 responses to “My Gift To You

  1. Sherry Marr

    January 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I have been doing the same…….making sure each treasure finds its way into the right hands…….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sean Michael

    January 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    And these gifts are more precious than most. Good poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Myrna Rosa

    December 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I like how you give what is meaningful to you. A true gift of self. Thank you. I love the painting. Happy Holidays!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jae Rose

    December 19, 2016 at 7:11 am

    A true gift – a peaceful Christmas to you ZQ – and thank you for your wonderful comment

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    December 19, 2016 at 1:56 am

    A beautiful gift! Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. carob hush

    December 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I can’t think of a better gift than the gift of acceptance.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. 1sojournal

    December 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you for the gifts and wishes. Same to you,


    Liked by 1 person

  8. magicofwordsblog

    December 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    What a thoughtful and generous idea, love it! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


    December 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Beautifully placed words to adorn a doorway page.


  10. Julian

    December 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    A gift of acceptance, what a wonderful thing to give, beautiful to receive.


  11. Rommy

    December 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    This is charming! Yes pieces of ourselves are always thoughtful gifts – which never need dusting!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Mary

    December 18, 2016 at 10:33 am

    And Merry Christmas to you too, ZQ. Yes, indeed, the gift of acceptance is one of the best gifts of all!! So needed in today’s world.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. scotthastiepoet

    December 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

    In a special light for sure, my friend… Merrt Christmas to you too…

    Liked by 1 person

  14. mhmp77

    December 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    marks the door that welcomes gifts
    in a special light

    The value cannot be gauged in money terms but blessings for having been chosen!


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  15. ZQ

    December 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Those that received them seem to look forward for the next occasion with the gift wrapped in a paper bag with electricians tape, duck tape, or
    a ribbon stuck on with Elmers glue. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Bryan Ens

    December 17, 2016 at 8:55 am

    The passing on of those precious memories is perhaps one of the best gifts you could give.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. dsnake1

    December 17, 2016 at 3:36 am

    your poetry is always special.
    thank you, my friend! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Bodhirose

    December 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I like your idea of passing on your treasures to others…very meaningful indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Sasha A. Palmer

    December 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Your beautiful post made me think of these words: “Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and running over.” Luke 6:38 We’re so much richer when we give.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Mish

    December 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I think we gain more by giving, seeing the joy we have bestowed on others. If we part with something more dear to us, it is truly a gift.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Kay

    December 16, 2016 at 7:08 am

    This is the very best gift one could give! Far greater than the thing itself – a living memory in which to add, and keep on adding, and passing. What a lovely thought!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. MarinaSofia

    December 16, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I hope your physical gifts are as appreciated as your poetic ones are…

    Liked by 1 person

  23. todadwithlovepoetryandprose

    December 16, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Your poetry, above all, is among the most precious gifts to your readers — so, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Sanaa Rizvi

    December 16, 2016 at 1:32 am

    This is soo utterly beautifully penned!!❤️


  25. Magaly Guerrero

    December 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    A special light, indeed… in the shape of a well-loved treasure.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. ZQ

    December 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm



  27. Victoria C. Slotto

    December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Wonderful. My mother just died, leaving behind so much (a child of the depression). When I returned home, I began unloading and will continue to do so. Great freedom in that.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. thotpurge

    December 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    How lucky are people to receive valued pieces of another’s life… such a blessing.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. scotthastiepoet

    December 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful thoughts here my friend, penned with succinct poetic brevity… I do admire your work and the soul behind it… Have a great Christmas…

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    December 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I love the sense of passing on something we have held dear… it’s like giving something of yourself… I do remember getting old books once, and there was something so special about that.

    Liked by 1 person


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