Turkey, a Thanksgiving Haiku, #thanksgiving #celebration via @PatFurstenberg

Turkey, a Thanksgiving Haiku

The King’s jewels thrown

On the farmstead’s butchers block.

Thanksgiving Rising.

~

Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you know that the very first Thanksgiving to be recorded was held back in 1621 by a group of Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians?

Wampanoag-Indians today, image courtesy onlytribal.com
Wampanoag-Indians today, image courtesy onlytribal.com

This was one year after the Pilgrims arrived on the territories occupied by 40 000 people in 67 villages, forming the proud Wampanoag Nation. Pilgrims and Indians signed a peace treaty that sadly only lasted as long as the Indian chief Massoit was alive.

 

You can enjoy more haiku on this page of my website or in my new book of poetry and haiku, As Good AS Gold:

“I have a confession to make. I’m not much of a dog lover. I’m more a cat person so I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy As Good As Gold, celebrating dogs. I needn’t have worried. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming collection of verse and as a result of reading it I think I understand dogs so much better.” @Lindahill50Hill, Book Reviewer

There is something truly magical about this wonderful collection. Having read each poem, I love how every word celebrates our canine companions from the tip of their wet noses to the wag of their tails.” (Susan Day, Editor and Author)

As Good As Gold is also available as an e-book, paperback and in Large Print, colorful pictures, a dyslexia friendly edition: get it on Amazon UK, Amazon US 

Text and Haiku © Patricia Furstenberg.

(Image courtesy Lucie Hošová, free on Unsplash)

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Haiku-San, Autumn, #Haiku #Sunday #HaikuSan via @PatFurstenberg

Autumn, a Sunday Haiku: Haiku-San

Painting leaf by leaf

Oh, autumn, you wash your brush

In each lake I see.

~

You can read more haiku on my blog here or in my new book of poetry, As Good AS Gold.

As typical with Furstenberg’s writing, the creativity and vivid imagery poured into this collection is outstanding.” (Dandelion Inspired)

beautiful Haiku at the end of the book will make you settle down with a loving sigh” (Review This Reviews). As Good As Gold is also available in Large Print, colorful pictures, a dyslexia friendly edition: get it on Amazon UK, Amazon US 

I chose the name Haiku-San as it derives from Haiku, meaning unusual verse in Japanese (hai=unusual, ku=verse, strophe) and San, the honorific Japanese title when speaking about people. San is also the phonetic transcription of the first syllable of the English word Sunday, Sun-day hence Haiku-San, a Sunday feature on Alluring Creations involving Haiku I write.

Text and Haiku-San © Patricia Furstenberg.

(Image courtesy Ricardo Gomez Angel, Unsplash)

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Umbrage Haiku via @PatFurstenberg #haiku #umbrage #Umbridge #HarryPotter #hp #game

Umbrage Haiku

Trees’ cool, deep umbrage

Guards winding, secret trails. Run-

Dolores Umbridge.

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I found it interesting that umbrage has another meaning, besides “a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult”. Umbrage also means shade, shadow, shady branches – how beautiful – as well as hint, suspicion.

It was the shady meaning of umbrage that sparked this haiku.

You can enjoy more haiku on this page of my website or in my new book of poetry and haiku, As Good AS Gold:

“I have a confession to make. I’m not much of a dog lover. I’m more a cat person so I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy As Good As Gold, celebrating dogs. I needn’t have worried. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming collection of verse and as a result of reading it I think I understand dogs so much better.” @Lindahill50Hill, Book Reviewer

There is something truly magical about this wonderful collection. Having read each poem, I love how every word celebrates our canine companions from the tip of their wet noses to the wag of their tails.” (Susan Day, Editor and Author)

As Good As Gold is also available as an e-book, paperback and in Large Print, colorful pictures, a dyslexia friendly edition: get it on Amazon UK, Amazon US 

Text and Haiku © Patricia Furstenberg.

(Image courtesy Lucie Hošová, free on Unsplash)

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Arachnophobic, Halloween Haiku via @PatFurstenberg #haiku #halloween

Arachnophobic

No more. Up, incy wincy,

On Halloween day.

~

More haiku for you:

Halloween Haiku

Running Water

Airedale Terrier

Read more poems inspired by the force of sea and the bravery of animals in my latest books:

Jock of the Bushveld: Africa's Best Loved Dog Hero by Patricia Furstenberg
Jock of the Bushveld: Africa’s Best Loved Dog Hero by Patricia Furstenberg

Jock of the Bushveld, Africa’s Best Loved Dog Hero. Jock, the runt of the littler, the smallest of puppies, lived to enjoy a full and adventurous life at the side of his master. Even those overlooked and picked on can grow to become brave and reliable dogs, deeply loved by their owners. Jock and his master shared a life of adventures in the African bush, transporting goods for a living, hunting their food together and sharing the warmth of the fire under a blanket of stars at night. Happy to have each other.
eBook, 99c/99p/0.99EUR or read free on Kindle Unlimited: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany.

Vonk the Horse: Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century
Vonk the Horse: Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century

Vonk the Horse: Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century.
Sail the high seas to the end of the 18th century, the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere. When a ship hits a bank of sand near the Cape of Storms (Cape Town), all spectators on land fear for the lives of those on board for the waters are frigid and currents strong.

eBook, 99c/99p/0.99EUR or read free on Kindle Unlimited: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada, Amazon Deutschland.

Huberta the Hippo: Amazing Adventures of a Happy River Horse
Huberta the Hippo: Amazing Adventures of a Happy River Horse

Huberta the Hippo, Amazing Adventures of a Happy River Horse. Read about the adventures and misadventures of a real African hippopotamus that, one day, at noon, decided to migrate south: “The moon sees all from way up high, I wish to also see the world go by.” It took Hubert many years to travel 1 600km south, along the South African coast. Along the way Hubert made many friends and enemies as he was a friendly hippo but with a rather large appetite and he didn’t quite followed the human rules. Nobody knows why Hubert migrated, but we do know that he was happy when he reached his final destination and that only after his death was discovered that he was, actually, a girl.
eBook, 99c/99p/0.99EUR or read free on Kindle Unlimited: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada, Amazon Deutschland.

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Bats and Goblins, Halloween Haiku via @PatFurstenberg #halloween #haiku

Bloody bats swoop low,

Goblins growl, spirits float, crawl.

Till the first cock-crow.

~

More Haiku:

Halloween Haiku

Running Water

Afghan War

You can find more Haiku in my new book of poetry, As Good AS Gold:

Haikus at the end were tiny diamonds.” (Kathryn Meyer Griffith, long time author)

“Patricia has caught the canine personality beautifully in her poems. I highly recommend As Good As Gold.” (Love Books Group)

 

 

 

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Stairs Ghost, Halloween Haiku via @PatFurstenberg #haiku #halloween

See, atop the stairs

A shape, a shadow? Gone now!

Ghost of Halloween.

~

More haiku:

Life Cycle Haiku

Halloween Haiku

Silver Birds Haiku

You can find more Haiku in my new book of poetry, As Good AS Gold

Haikus at the end were tiny diamonds.” (Kathryn Meyer Griffith, long time author)

“A lovely book of poems and haiku that will appeal to any animal lover.” (Shortbookandscribes)

 

 

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Cobwebs, Halloween Haiku via @PatFurstenberg #haiku #halloween

Cobwebs, owls, treats.

Pumpkins, candles, bones, ghosts, bats.

Ready? Halloween!

~

Read more haiku:

Halloween Haiku

Ocean Haiku

Shooting Star Haiku

Read more poems inspired by the force of sea and the bravery of animals in my latest books:

Vonk the Horse: Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century
Vonk the Horse: Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century

Vonk the Horse: Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century.
Sail the high seas to the end of the 18th century, the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere. When a ship hits a bank of sand near the Cape of Storms (Cape Town), all spectators on land fear for the lives of those on board for the waters are frigid and currents strong.

eBook, 99c/99p/0.99EUR or read free on Kindle Unlimited: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada, Amazon Deutschland.

Jock of the Bushveld: Africa's Best Loved Dog Hero by Patricia Furstenberg
Jock of the Bushveld: Africa’s Best Loved Dog Hero by Patricia Furstenberg

Jock of the Bushveld, Africa’s Best Loved Dog Hero. Jock, the runt of the littler, the smallest of puppies, lived to enjoy a full and adventurous life at the side of his master. Even those overlooked and picked on can grow to become brave and reliable dogs, deeply loved by their owners. Jock and his master shared a life of adventures in the African bush, transporting goods for a living, hunting their food together and sharing the warmth of the fire under a blanket of stars at night. Happy to have each other.
eBook, 99c/99p/0.99EUR or read free on Kindle Unlimited: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany.

Huberta the Hippo: Amazing Adventures of a Happy River Horse
Huberta the Hippo: Amazing Adventures of a Happy River Horse

Huberta the Hippo, Amazing Adventures of a Happy River Horse. Read about the adventures and misadventures of a real African hippopotamus that, one day, at noon, decided to migrate south: “The moon sees all from way up high, I wish to also see the world go by.” It took Hubert many years to travel 1 600km south, along the South African coast. Along the way Hubert made many friends and enemies as he was a friendly hippo but with a rather large appetite and he didn’t quite followed the human rules. Nobody knows why Hubert migrated, but we do know that he was happy when he reached his final destination and that only after his death was discovered that he was, actually, a girl.
eBook, 99c/99p/0.99EUR or read free on Kindle Unlimited: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada, Amazon Deutschland.

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Halloween Haiku via @PatFurstenberg #haiku #halloween

Heard witchy crackle?

Black cats crossed your path? Beware!

Halloween creeps in.

~

Read more haiku and poems:

Cat Haiku

Cat Riding Through a Field of Rice on a Bicycle

First Autumn Day Haiku

Read more Haiku in my new book of poetry and haiku, As Good AS Gold:

I’d recommend As Good as Gold to fans of poetry and books about dogs in general. It’s a great read for people of all ages.” (Book reviews by Jasmine)

As Good As Gold is also available in Large Print, colorful pictures, a dyslexia friendly edition: get it on Amazon UK, Amazon US 

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Haiku-San, Shooting Star, #Haiku #Sunday #HaikuSan via @PatFurstenberg

Shooting Star, a Sunday Haiku: Haiku-San

Sudden bright brushstroke

Across the night sky, see it.

The run away one.

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Read more Haiku in my new book of poetry, As Good AS Gold:

“A fantastic read whether you’re child or adult” (Amazon Review)

As a teaching assistant for 30 years I felt that this could be easily used in a classroom reading ” (Gilly 918 book blog)

As Good As Gold is also available in Large Print, colorful pictures, a dyslexia friendly edition: get it on Amazon UK, Amazon US 

I chose the name Haiku-San as it derives from Haiku, meaning unusual verse in Japanese (hai=unusual, ku=verse, strophe) and San, the honorific Japanese title when speaking about people. San is also the phonetic transcription of the first syllable of the English word Sunday, Sun-day hence Haiku-San, a Sunday feature on Alluring Creations involving Haiku I write.

Text and Haiku-San © Patricia Furstenberg.

(Image courtesy Phil Botha, Unsplash)

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Haiku-San, Butterfly, #Haiku #Sunday #HaikuSan via @PatFurstenberg

Butterfly, a Sunday Haiku: Haiku-San

Delicate, airy,

So close, so far. Butterfly

Always elusive.

~~~~~

You can find more Haiku in my new book of poetry, As Good AS Gold:

My favourite poem is “As Pink as a Puppy’s Tongue” because it has a pug in it and pugs are my favourite dog. This is a very good book.” (Young book reviewer, blogmumjd)

“I particularly liked the haikus at the end… the author has managed this beautifully with each a small complete story.”(Portobello Blog)

As Good As Gold is also available in Large Print, a dyslexia friendly edition: Amazon UK, Amazon US 

I chose the name Haiku-San as it derives from Haiku, meaning unusual verse in Japanese (hai=unusual, ku=verse, strophe) and San, the honorific Japanese title when speaking about people. San is also the phonetic transcription of the first syllable of the English word Sunday, Sun-day hence Haiku-San, a Sunday feature on Alluring Creations involving Haiku I write.

Text and Haiku-San © Patricia Furstenberg.

(Image courtesy Michele Bergami, Unsplash)

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