#Gratiku

Today’s Slice of Life at TwoWritingTeachers.org

Last Tuesday I read about #gratiku poetry on Erika Victor’s blog.

Gratitude + haiku = gratiku. I thought gratitude was an important thing to have these days. Take time to be grateful. That’s what I will be doing each day in November.

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Early Thanksgiving
Fried chicken and pumpkin bread
Welcome gifts from friends

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I thank you God for
the dancing tingly cool breeze
and green that bests grime

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Welcome breath of God
swelling our sails to get us
to the other shore

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Yes, leadership and
learning are vitally joined
How else can one lead?

#gratiku #JFK #berlinwall

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Heaven comes to earth
Go further up, further in
Renewing this world

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Mr. President,
Full of gratitude today
Love, the U.S.A.

@JoeBiden @POTUS

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all are created
equal–great task remaining
before us–new birth

#GettysburgAddress

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clicking send before
sleep causes me to wonder
how will you reply?

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Prayer freedom washed
Competition relaxes
Fear becomes mercy

13
Open write with friends
Ethical ELA starts
Anticipation!

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Education, yes
Wanted: critical thinking
More education

10

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Holding your hand at
Night after hearing bad news
Love always trumps fear

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Knowing life goes on
I’m just one replaceable
Rung in a fine wheel

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Thankful for counting
Calculate the election
Every single vote

3
Nadia praying
Guiding us through voting day
Centering on God

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Afternoon naps with
A blanket on my cold feet
After that, iced tea

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Pausing and thanking
When I forget all the good
Help me refocus

Celebrating democracy when the race was called for Biden on Saturday

8 thoughts on “#Gratiku


  1. It is good to focus on gratitude this way as that guy continues wrecking havoc on the country. I did not know he’d pitched for Oreos! That gratiku is fun. These are all lovely. I’m looking forward to more this month.


    1. I love your use of “that guy.” So thankful that we will get to forget about him, hopefully sooner rather than later.


  2. Gratitude not only spreads the positivity around but also within, rekindling our own faith in the goodness of fellow beings. Loved not only the thought but also the gratiku…lovely!


  3. Love these! Gratitude is so essential, and these haikus get ‘write’ to the point – love them!


  4. Thank you for all the wonderful words of gratitude.
    It is good to always remember our blessings.
    Regards, Lakshmi

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