The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 23 – The Joy Of Giving

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The prompt for Day 23 in the month-long challenge is “Write Haiku in the form of (ABC, CDE, EFA) for the Theme or Word – ‘Joy of Giving'” 
Joy Of Giving 
 I.
A new day, new life
Is waiting for you. Accept
This wonderful gift
This wonderful gift
Is yours to cherish, enjoy
As long as you live
As long as you live
Look forward to tomorrow
A new day, new life

J-O-Y in ASL (Image from Etsy.com)
And what good would it be if I wrote only one set, eh?
So here is one more:
II.
The joy of giving
Encourage, appreciate
Through words and gestures
Through words and gestures
And heart-warming wishes, show
Generosity
Generosity
Decorates and complements
The joy of giving
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31 Comments

  1. Grace

    February 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    And it is a perfect set and pattern too..Very nice to see you writing so well ~

    Happy day ~

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you, sweet Grace! I love your poetry too!

  2. Simran

    February 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Vidya :)

    A lovely blog with amazing haiku …
    Enjoyed reading you! :)

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Thank you dear Simran. So happy you came by!

  3. becca givens

    February 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Vidya – you are so industrious and creative … two for the prompt. :D I had trouble with one … this cascading haiku is not my forte. Here is my Day 23.

    • Vidya Sury

      February 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Becca, I loved your haiku for today’s prompt. I actually always find that the moment I write one set, the next one just flows :D Haiku is fun!

  4. Joy

    February 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Vidya,
    You are beauty personified! Thank you for sharing your gift with words and for being you:)

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Joy dear, thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad to be able to write these words!

  5. ☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬

    February 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Wonderful and Inspiring haiku….Loved it :)

    Burning candle

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you, dear Valli!

  6. Hiten

    February 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    Loved this one!

    Giving really is wonderful, isn’t it? It just feels great too. It’s lovely to see the reaction of the person you are giving something to, when you give a smile, share food, give a gift and so on.

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Dear Hiten! Thank you so much for coming by! Giving is the greatest gift of all! And yes, there’s nothing that can raise our spirits more! I make it a point to give something every day and I feel blessed to be able to make a difference, however small. My dream is this: that every one I come in contact with remember me with a smile

  7. Asni

    February 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Awesome to see how your inspiration flows. Nice set of haiku.

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Asni! :-) I can’t seem to be able to stop at one. Thank you so much!

  8. Susie Clevenger

    February 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    The beauty of both sets….the joy of the gift of another day and the joy of giving

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Welcome and thank you, Susan! It is a lovely prompt,isn’t it?

  9. My Inner Chick

    February 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    –Vidya,
    I shall now call you the Haiku Queen!!

    Love to you, sweets.

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Dearest Kim, the best compliment in the world is that of a friend! I cherish your compliment! Love and hugs!

  10. Fran Sorin

    February 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Vidya…2 for 1 today, eh? My favorite..
    Generosity
    Decorates and complements
    The joy of giving…Have a great weekend. xxoo-Fran

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Dearest Fran, I find that the moment I write one, I want to write another and another. :-) Thank you for your wonderful words.

  11. Fran Sorin

    February 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Vidya…..today we’re getting 2 for 1,eh? A nice gift for the weekend.
    My favorite phrase…
    Generosity
    Decorates and complements
    The joy of giving
    Have a beautiful weekend :) Fran

  12. Kimberly

    February 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I need to write that first one down and tuck it away for a rainy day…with your name to credit of course ;)
    Beautiful

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      You know, Kim, you make me feel wonderful when you say these nice things to me. When this Feb is over, the haiku posts may cease to be regular, but I plan to dedicate a haiku for each of my friends. :D

  13. Bryan Thompson

    February 25, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Great haiku, Vidya! Your rising to this haiku challenge has no doubt strengthened your artistic heart! :)

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Dear Bryan! What kind words! Earlier on, I took it light-heartedly. But I realized that I could actually frame meaningful haiku to convey positive sentiments. I am enjoying it tremendously and shall miss Feb when it is over. :-) That won’t stop me from writing haiku, except I’ll try to decorate my regular posts with it :-) Thank you so much for coming by! I really appreciate it!

  14. Someone is Special

    February 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    truly.. the joy of giving.. loved both your set..

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you, dear Saravana

  15. zephyr

    February 25, 2012 at 1:49 am

    I have been rather busy for the past couple of weeks and I am not able to comment on your posts regularly, but this one was so wonderful, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. Generosity is what we need today, of thoughts, deeds and in kind.

    • Vidya Sury

      February 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much Zephyr! Your words mean much to me. :-) Yes, we need generosity in abundance to keep the world together!

  16. Cathy | Treatment Talk

    February 27, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Hi Vidya,

    Loved the haiku, and what a great topic!

    • Vidya Sury

      February 28, 2012 at 6:14 am

      Thank you, dearest Cathy! yes, it is a wonderful topic!