A Special Day: December 17

On a blog I recently started following, the owner, who is a very talented writer, recently published a couple of posts related to the month of December. In the first one, he points out the month’s natural focal point, then muses how the other days might “feel a bit inferior and a bit pointless.”

So he decides to hold a celebration of another day — and chooses December 17 (“in the name of diurnal equality”). He ends his post with this comment:

The idea is a nonsense, as far as I can tell, for it assumes that there is a direction in all of this …

But try to set aside a little time for December 17, just the same. Try to make it feel special.

In his second post related to this particular day of the month, he wrote:

So I am gathering together a collection of poems as a celebration of the special day. December 17 and I both have a short attention span so these contributions should be brief and come in any form that appeals to the writer. I am not a big one for stifling creative minds by over direction so there is no real theme. Anything that would tickle the fancy of December 17 will be perfect.

So, in celebration of this noted day, I have decided to submit this haiku poem entitled … what else?

December 17

Look! The time is here,
the then is now! Seize the day
for too soon it’s past.

P.S. For any of you hard line poets reading this, yes I’m aware that Haiku poetry is generally centered on nature. But sometimes we have to make exceptions for the cause. 😁❤

The original solicitation can be found at TheWorldofBrutus.

16 thoughts on “A Special Day: December 17

  1. I personally think the 18tlh is the better choice, if you want to celebrate a new date. 18 is much more forgettable, completely innocuous in the big scheme of things. I cannot remember the significance of the 17, but I’m sure it has one. The 18 has absolutely nothing to recommend it, therefore a far superior choice, don’t you all think.


    • Well … it could be someone’s birthday or anniversary or some other personal event like, the day-I-kicked-my-spouse-out-of-the-house.

      Ya’ never know. 🙂


  2. This is hilarious.

    Holidays always strike me as weird. I’m supposed to be extra patriotic on some random day, extra thankful on some other random day (which shifts each year), extra giving on another day, extra drunk on certain days, etc. Personally, I get drunk when I feel like it (almost never), give when I can, am almost always grateful for what little I have, and am rarely patriotic in the Fox News sense of the word. The date never figures into it. 🙂

    (Personally, I would prefer a 13-month calendar with 28 days in each month; that gives you 364-day years, which means every couple of decades you’d have to add a 14th month to keep things matched up with the seasons. But at least the days of the week would always be numbered sensibly — Sundays would always be the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, for example.)

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