Haiku: Happy Thanksgiving In Ten Takes…
“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” William Blake
On this special day
We give thanks for our blessings
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. Thanksgiving 2013 stands as a very unique one because it falls on the same day as the start of Hanukkah. What a delightful day to be thankful for the diversity in the world! What Are You Thankful For this season? As we prepare to enjoy our thanksgiving meal and the weekend, let’s not forget these important Thanksgiving Tips: Share the history/heritage of Thanksgiving, Give thanks, volunteer, and share your gratitude with all, Practice food safety and eat in moderation, and Gather informative, safety driving and travel tips. Enjoy the festivities and send hugs and love to all who might be hurting or alone on this special day. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone
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…
Share some food, love, and goodwill
Now, what could top that?
The joy of Haiku, like the joy of Thanksgiving, is that you can be playful or philosophical and still get your message across. 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.) Don’t get bogged down with too many details this holiday season, go with the flow and choose only what you can use. Share a holiday haiku below if you wish. I hope you enjoyed mine. How did you/do you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving? How would you have written your fun haiku? Do share! Have an inspired weekend! 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.
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