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||159||: In Need of Cheer πŸπŸŒ²πŸ§˜πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ“Ώβ€’Haiku xiii

Photo by Pelageia Zelenina

Fresh air, autumn leaves,

Morning dew, crisp air, among tall trees,

Scents of pine, rain, and soil.

Extend gratitude,

Genuine smiles, tight warm hugs,

Good news, hope, and love.

Thank you for being here and reading.
I’d like to greet my existing readers and new readers. I appreciate you.

This recent decision to write Haiku’s has helped me get out of the pressure to write long essay formats or even try to write a poem and feel like I failed somehow. I encourage you if you’re feeling blocked, try a Haiku. If you’re feeling blah, step outside for fresh air, or sit in a quiet place for meditation/prayer.

During this season, it seems for the past few years it’s been rough, and so this post, it was my intention to cheer myself up, because words have power and so do our physical environments. I hope that even for a moment, pausing to reflect on what we’re grateful for, just one thing, keeps us going.


||158||: Todays β„ž is Pleasure βˆ™ Haiku xii

Photo by Natalie

πš†πš‘πšŠπš πš’πšœ πš˜πš—πšŽ πš™πš•πšŽπšŠπšœπšžπš›πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš πš’πš•πš• πš’πš—πšπšžπš•πšπšŽ πš’πš— 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚒?

I wanted to prescribe some pleasure for you. This is a gentle reminder, to settle down, take a break and release, in the form of a haiku. Everyday in December, I’ll share a total of 31 poems. Today is about allowing yourself to enjoy simple pleasures.

Fruits are a daily pleasure:

Succulent citrus,

Ripe, drizzling down my full lips,

sweet, delicious drip.

This weekend I need:

Full, bodied, big gulps

Of berry, cherry, sweet tobacco,

Makes a mellow gal.