Haiku: Happy Thanksgiving In Ten Takes…

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” William Blake

Haiku:  On Thanksgiving, we share an abundance of good food

Haiku: Thanksgiving -  A Bountiful Harvest means sharing good food

Haiku: Happy Tahnskgivng in ten takes - Menorah Livhts; This year Hanukkah starts on the same day

Haiku: Thanksgiving – Menorah Lights; This year Hanukkah starts on the same day

Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s formed with 5 syllables
I’m grateful for that

On this special day
We give thanks for our blessings
Gratitude abounds

A rare gift this year
Hanukkah and Thanksgiving
Let’s celebrate both

A quote floated by…
“Thankful people are happy!”
On Facebook today

Say thanks and prayers
Life is short. We never know…
For whom the bell tolls

Thanksgiving is truly the beginning of the Holiday Season in the US, and families gather to give thanks, celebrate with loved ones and share their good fortune. The WP DailyPost Weekly Challenge called for five days of Haiku, and I have duly indulged my love of the genre here; Two for each day = a total of Ten stanzas (five above and five below) in honor of Thanksgiving.  I chose the traditional  17 morae Haiku 5-7-5 phrasing/syllable format. Line 1 = 5; Line 2 = 7; and Line 3 = 5 syllables.  Share yours below. Enjoy!
More Below!

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone

Haiku: A Currier & Ives Thanksgiving card

Haiku: Thanksgiving – A Currier & Ives Thanksgiving card

Haiku: Thanksgiving -  A colorful Dreidel adds to the spirit of Hanukkah

Haiku: Thanksgiving – A colorful Dreidel adds to the spirit of Hanukkah

Always remember
Writing a haiku a day
Keeps blocked heads at bay

In case we forget
To say thanks and a prayer
Sweet smiles will suffice

Don’t count your seedlings
Plant them with care; tend with love
What we sow, will grow.

Do count your blessings
Add your friends and family
Share some with the poor…

Happy Thanksgiving!
Adds up to 5 syllables
Now, what could top that?

The joy of Haiku is that you can be playful or philosophical and still get your message across. I hope you enjoyed mine. How did you celebrate Thanksgiving? How would you have written your fun haiku? Do share! Have an inspired week! Thank you.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! For this week’s challenge,You can write two haiku one day and three the next, or five all in one day, or one haiku every day from today through Friday — the choice is entirely up to you.

Positive Motivation Tip: Treat every day as a day of Thanksgiving and watch your gratitude quotient grow.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Good harvest food, Currier & Ives card, Driedel, via Wikipedia, Flickr or my personal collection Hanukkah Menorah via Huffpost.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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25 responses to “Haiku: Happy Thanksgiving In Ten Takes…

  1. Restaurant dinner.
    Nothing for the little dog.
    Cupcake wants turkey!!

    Love and licks and giggles,
    Cupcake :)

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    Welcome back tot he blogosphere!

  3. Thank you, Eliz! I loved your Haiku! Here is one for you:

    Why am I thankful?
    Family and friends are here
    Today is for love

  4. Cook and prepare food
    Family eats so quickly.
    It’s over too soon. :-)

    Yours had more meaning, but this is my experience. LOL!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving. Belated I know. Hope you had a good day

  6. Good to hear from you Eliz! Missed your post.:) Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Wow! This is great.

  8. a haiku blessing
    exactly what is needed
    after black Friday
    — — —
    peace to you, Eliz ~happy Sunday ☺

  9. Wow this is really great. Before, i don’t know what thanksgiving is since we are not celebrating this one here in our country.

  10. Wonderful bouquet of haiku shared on Thanksgiving. :-) Thanks!

  11. wonderful bouquet
    shared with love on Thanksgiving
    our hearts are grateful :-)

  12. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Wonderful :)

  13. As Christmas nears, it’s also another occasion to give thanks. :) Let’s all have a grateful heart!

  14. What is thanksgiving
    We do not celebrate here
    Turkey looks yummy

    Haha a futile attempt at writing a haiku

  15. That’s a nice one. Although we don’t celebrate it here, I think Thanksgiving is also as fun as Christmas, am I right? Merry Christmas! :-)

  16. lumpycloudprincess

    The Philippines needs a day devoted to thanksgiving too, I think, although we will have to pass up on the turkey (because they are expensive here :)

  17. I really want to experience how to celebrate the Thanks giving day. Not just to celebrate but to really feel the celebration.

  18. It does not matter which religion someone is in, it is just fitting and right to give Thanks. :)

  19. Chubskulit Rose

    I wish I have the skill to write a haiku just like you. Unfortunately, I am not talented for it lol.

  20. Julie & Julia's Mom (@OmLiaLie)

    I never quite understand the meaning of Haiku, hehehe! But I just know it’s thanksgiving :)

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