Haikai challenge: Thanksgiving

A five line poem in tanka form for Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge. I know this isn’t a true tanka, but the subject matter isn’t either, so I took liberties.


Some give thanks for life,

for being spared, yet winter

comes then spring, always;

the sky holds us all, sun, moon,

stars in the palm of its hand.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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