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Hello my fellow poets!  Welcome to my final Haibun Monday posting of the year – both old and new faces are welcome here at the Pub to sit by the fire or at the bar or among the many tables scattered about.

I was reading the Night Before Christmas and was struck by the last line of the story poem:  And to all a goodnight!  I liked that ending as much as I liked Scrooge’s conversion in his story, A Christmas Carol.

So in keeping with the season or not, let us write a haibun about a good night.  It can be a good night’s sleep, a fun time with family and/or friends, a night spent alone, a memorable Christmas night you tried to stay awake and wait to see Santa, a night out camping in the wilds, out sledding in the moonlight, your first date…any good night you wish to write about as long as 1)It is non-fiction 2) It happened directly to you 3) One to two tight paragraphs 4) You end it with a classical seasonal haiku.

I am keeping this posting short and simple.

If you are new to the pub, welcome! Here’s how to join in:
• Write you poem and post it on your blog or website.
• Copy and paste the URL into Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.
• Link your poem to your social media sites, inviting others to join in.
• Return to the pub and visit/comment on your fellow poets.
• Have a good time!

Toni Spencer (hayesspencer, Kanzensakura) wishing you all the joys of this season. God Bless us every one!