Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bowl of Fruits

        In the Philippines, Filipinos gather twelve round fruits on New Year's eve to attract prosperity and good fortune. Each fruit represents one fruit for each month of the year. When I was growing up, our family didn't practice this tradition every year, nor did I adopted this later on in life. However, every time I see a bowl of fruits, it reminds me of the many wishes one has for the new year.

bowl of fruits
a New Year's wish
in every bite

                                                    Asahi Haikuist Network (January 20, 2012)


  1. Dear Christine
    thank you for this clarification on the haiku which is is so ... sweet :)
    Best regards

  2. Hi, Iris! Thanks for taking a peek and leaving a comment.

    Have a great day!