Jan 27

Haiku 1079

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , January 27th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

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dreaming of sunshine

while enduring a few more

days of arctic wind

This little sun wearing sunglasses makes me smile. What is it? It’s a felted soap, lovingly needle felted by my partner in soap making, Clara. We have a little shop called Soap Fu on Etsy and we have a blast being creative and business partners. Clara is not loving winter much these days, so when she made these suns I knew exactly what was on her mind. Spring! Summer! Beach outings and flower picking! I like winter myself and Clara has asked me to stop praying for more snow. After this past week of single digit temperatures I am starting to agree. Come early spring! In the meantime, I am enjoying any images (and scents) of spring and summer. Everybody, stay warm in the meantime!

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Jan 12

Haiku 1068

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , January 12th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

Sometimes he’s macho –

other times he likes to use

cherry blossom soap

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This is meant to be a yin yang sort of character study in appreciation of my husband. B definitely has his “yang” qualities. He is (or used to be) a baseball fanatic. He can be very forward and aggressive when it comes to his interest. Other times he’s quiet and gruff. But he also has his gentler, more sensitive, more “yin” side to him. When I first got to know him I was stunned by the beautiful tapestries hanging in his apartment. They were delicate in a way that was very much in contrast with his video game collection. As I grew to know B he would sometimes surprise me, out of the blue, with sensitivity that was beyond the usual. Lately I have discovered that he also likes my handmade cherry blossom soap. It’s delightfully floral and I’m so glad B can appreciate it.

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Mar 01

Haiku 1031

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , March 1st, 2012

by Alison

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Two New Hampshire friends

turn their craft into business

and open Soap Fu!

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Jul 24

Haiku 932

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , July 24th, 2011

by Alison

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Dear Kelly,

I’m sending you a

belated Happy B-Day!

And some floral soaps :)

XXOO

Alison

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Mar 29

Haiku 816

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , March 29th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

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I remember

last spring’s Peonies while

crafting scented soaps

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Mar 03

Haiku 790

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , March 3rd, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

the scent of kumquat

on the back of my hand hours

after crafting soap

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Jan 16

Haiku 746

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , January 16th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

a long hot bath

with homemade peppermint soap –

simple luxuries

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Dec 29

Haiku 728

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , December 29th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

With firm guidance from

the Soap Queen I’m mapping out

20 11

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