Thanksgiving Haikus

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Every year Heidi Shott, Canon for Communications and Social Justice in the Diocese of Maine asks the members of the Episcopal Communicators Lis-Serv to write a Thanksgiving haiku. These are this year’s results.


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Grey drizzle for days.

Commute made tolerable

by egg nog latte.

Making lists, checking

twice. Do I get a special

treat for the dogs, too?

Local, free-range bird;

farm-fresh, organic produce:

Sustainable feast.

Unsustainable:

Weekly feasts on organic,

free-range stuff (for now).

DuraflameĀ® fire glows,

warming the house and lighting

my loved ones’ faces.

My favorite bite:

The one where the cranberry

explodes in my mouth.

Is there anything

better than watching the boy

shovel spuds? “Nummy!”

Cut off from in-laws;

no holiday drama here!

Ah, serenity.

Norah Joslyn

Diocese of Olympia

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in the flying car

mashed potatoes and my mom

a buttery blur

gee, i didn’t know

your dog likes cornbread stuffing

as much as i do

wednesday staff meeting

right before thanksgiving day

perfect for haiku

Christie Wills

Diocese of Southwest Virginia

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Not an English feast

In-laws arrive and take over kitchen

I sigh and relent

Lucy Chumbley

Diocese of Washington

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Wet surface, dark night

Car sliding out of control

The cherry tree lost

Dirt clings to parsnips

Orange carrots ready to chop

Soon, a creamy, warm soup. Yum.

Bits of leafy color

Glisten on the damp sidewalk

Echos of fall glory

Apples, cranberries, heat

Nature’s bounty transformed

A glorious crisp

Nancy Davidge

Episcopal Divinity School

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Pie plate, cherries, crust.

Hope for Thanksgiving sweetness.

Wish I was a baker.

Round, plump turkey breast

Promises holiday treats

If it thaws in time.

Melodie Woerman

Diocese of Kansas

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Cold turkey roasting

Boston butts snugglin’ closely

For day-after feast

Marcia McRae

Diocese of Georgia

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Dad is making pie

this year; we’re thankful for his

retirement work.

My kids have skiing

on the brain. They have to learn

Thanksgiving snow’s not.

Turkey trot at school

today; lots of little legs

spinning fast away.

Beckett Stokes

Diocese of Colorado

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Invited and uninvited guests

all are welcome

Christ’s table complete

Kat Lehman

Diocese of Bethlehem

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“Like old times”-but now

we relax. No need to prove

it’s just like old times.

Having a best friend

who cooks: feast. Having her here

makes it Thanksgiving!

My daughter’s dentist

decrees tooth must go-time for

Thanksgiving yogurt.

Food, family, friends-

for one day we’ll feel painted

by Norman Rockwell.

Hospitality

includes, I hope, being a

very grateful guest.

Turkey sits uncooked-

collective breath held, praying

for cause to give thanks.

Rain from wintry sky

belies tropic air, conjures

childhood Novembers.

Mary Cox

Diocese of Southeast Florida

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