Tuesday, November 20, 2012

HuMp DaY Haiku - grateful heart

Season of stress and excess
Still a grateful heart

The holidays are my least favorite time of year. So many stresses. So many bittersweet memories of seasons past and those who are not here. 

I am, however, grateful for the ability to feel stress. And grateful for memories and for the love of those who are here, and for friends who listen. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

A year or so ago, I started doing Hump Day Haiku with Carla Sonheim's Silly classes and decided as a challenge for myself, I'd continue. I have found that creating a haiku (non rhyming poem with 5 - 7 - 5 syllables per line) feeds my soul. I especially like creating them to go with my photos and art. 

Would you like to share a haiku you have written? 

You may include a haiku in the comments, OR you may copy your blog post url (featuring a haiku) and add a link to your blog using Mr. Linky. And consider visiting other contributors blogs to see what they've created and say hello. 


GlorV1 said...

Hi Helen. Wonderful Haiku. I know what you mean about those that are not here but we remember the times they were and the happiness that was there then and even now, despite the sadness that never really goes away. Happy Thanksgiving ahead of time because I'm getting busy. By the way, your linky thing isn't up, therefore I can't link up my Haiku post. Take care and enjoy.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I am glad that I am at a distance from your "stress and excess" season! But it's interesting to hear of how Thanksgiving is celebrated!

joanne said...

I'll never understand why the holidays are so busy and stressful to some...I think the true meanings have been misplaced, and stress is self-imposed....I think your 'Grateful heart' captures the real message....

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