Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku In Threes
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” Joseph Addison
Good things come in threes
Three turtle doves, glowing deer
From sun, moon, and sky
Eyes lift up … eternity
Three Magi bear gifts
Three is a divine and lucky number. If you believe in the blessings and meaning of threes, then you probably consider it a magical number that holds enormous power and yet brings harmony and good fortune to all. When I think of Three, the Holy Trinity and the triangular shape of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids come to mind.
It is significant in another way; it reminds us of the three stages of life; birth, growth and death. There is something about three that creates a sense of the balancing of energies. Whether we consider the seat of power in government, or the Holy Trinity, the vibration of the number three is considered one of spiritual balance.
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius
Irish love for Threes
A lucky three leaf Shamrock
Precious gifts unfold…
Balance found in threes
From power seat to clover
A fellow blogger friend shared that Three is the magic number for Ireland and that it is reflected in the Shamrock. The Irish and many others believe in the sacredness and good that comes in threes. In a previous post; The Power Of Threes, I had shared how three is considered a powerful and sacred number in numerology. If we look at the US Federal Government, it is made up of three important branches: the legislative, executive and judicial arms. Each branch plays a critical role in maintaining peace, balance and harmony. We can imagine the balance of heaven and earth; the sky above, life forms in the middle, and the earth that sustains us. What comes to mind when you think of threes?
“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Sweet deer in the snow
Bring harmony to our home
Calm in our backyard
Snow, spring, add summer
In studied silence, deer roam
For good things to eat….
There is als0 a biblical foundation for the power of threes; thinking back to the scriptures, we remember that Christ rose on the third day of his death, that his ministry lasted 3 years and he died at age 33, Jonah spent 3 days and nights in the stomach of the giant fish that swallowed him, and I come back the Holy Trinity of God the father, the son and the spirit. From the numerology texts I read, three is also the number of balance, perfection, and unity. What do you know about the number three?
PS. Plural of Haiku is Haiku without the “s”
This post was inspired by Daily Prompt: Weekly Writing Challenge: Threes Your challenge, should you choose to accept it. You can choose to write a post inspired by a response to the “Threes” photo challenge, or you can write your post based on three photos you supply. Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas to give your muse a friendly nudge: Write three Haiku, one to represent each photograph in the set of photos you choose.
Positive Motivation Tip: Three is a divine and lucky number. If you believe in the blessings of threes, hold on for more to come.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos : Deer and holiday deer from my Personal Collection, and the shamrock/clover via Wikipedia