#Haikai Challenge #114: Thanksgiving and dVerse OLN

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Thanksgiving Alone

Dawn, cold November
Snowflakes blanket a grey sky
Wet firewood smokes

Warm hearth’s gatherings distant
No footprints lead to my door

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to Thanksgiving.

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Also linking this to dVerse‘ Open Link Night (OLN)

43 Comments Add yours

  1. sgeoil says:

    This poem comes across as solemn, but not sad. I rather liked it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Heather. I’m glad you see it that way.

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  2. Sadje says:

    This should be sad but it isn’t. Great writing Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😇

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    Very well done! love the images… no one makes a path through the snow to your door!

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  4. Indira says:

    Realistic poem. Touching. Can’t imagine me waiting there. Beautifully written.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indira thank you very much.

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      1. Indira says:

        My pleasure, dear

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  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (11/24/19): Jade Li’s latest #tanka for my current #Haikai challenge!

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  6. I learned that sweet potatoes with marshmallow sauce is a traditional accompaniment to the turkey. I reckon you’re well out of it. Alone with the pristine snow and a wood stove sounds much more inviting.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    I like the ambiguity. Being alone can be sad, but it can also be welcome. (K)

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  8. Beautifully written Lisa, it feels very peaceful xxx

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Xenia ❤

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      1. You’re very welcome 💜

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  9. Jules says:

    There are times when alone and lonely do not equal out.
    And many are thankful for that time any day it does happen.

    There is a peace to this piece that reads ‘I’m OK’, I can communicate when I want, if I want.

    (The ‘net’ gives us more ears sometimes than we want…)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      All true, Jules. Each one’s circumstance gives it a different meaning. Someone from a chaotic environment all of the time would probably pay good money to get a piece/peace of solitude, where the ordinarily person of solitude might feel a twinge of loneliness.

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  10. kim881 says:

    There’s something satisfying about giving thanks alone, it’s private and intimate, especially against the backdrop of snowflakes and smoke.

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  11. Sabio Lantz says:

    Very pretty and good image

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sabio.

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  12. That is just lovely. Peaceful.

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  13. Frank Hubeny says:

    Many spend Thanksgiving alone. I see you know what happens with wet firewood.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Uh huh on the firewood 🙂

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  14. sanaarizvi says:

    This is gorgeous and perfect for the season! 🌰❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you, Sanaa.

      Like

  15. tiredhamster says:

    Really nice imagery that build-up to add a wallop to the final line. I think maybe you didn’t need the word “Alone” in the title, but otherwise the poem is really good and I enjoyed it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading, commenting, and your feedback 🙂

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  16. A grey one specially when warm’s greetings are distant. Here’s to a good weekend.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, and you as well.

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  17. I feel the comfort of being alone… sometimes life is better without visitors.

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  18. jazzytower says:

    I’m always running away for peace and quiet. So this to me is a good thing. Well said:))

    Pat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Pat.

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  19. Carol Anne says:

    Lisa his is so beautiful! Well done on it! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Carol 🙂

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