Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful Thanku Challenge

(photo by happy_serendipity)

Thanksgiving Day has just passed, but I try to be thankful every day. Poet Esther Hershenhorn invented a poetry form called "Thanku." Yes, it is based on the haiku, with the 3 line, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables pattern, and the focus is on giving thanks. Here's my example:


Communication 2011
(A Thanku)

Ways to stay in touch
Email, letter, Facebook, phone,
Postcard, blog, smile, hug

(photo by Fer Kazalz)

Now it's your turn. Give it a try in the comments section below! And thank you for staying in touch!


  1. Thanks to our great God
    For earthly blessings and that
    Jesus died for us.
    ~ Sara Hartman

  2. Your Thanku is cool!! I think it's important to remember to be grateful any time.

  3. Thanks, beagleAnnie. I agree that being thankful makes life more pleasant.