Thanksgiving haiku and quasi-haiku (samples)

I want to wish everyone in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Here are my haiku and quasi-haiku from Thanksgiving 2009:

turkey startles us
looks at me as if to say
pardon me

in La Conner
wild turkeys walk hillside
leaf-strewn streets

Now I know that these are ‘quasi haiku.’

I’ve rewritten the latter to be more like a ‘real haiku’:

walking hillside
leaf-strewn streets
wild turkeys

Blessings to all, Andy

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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3 Responses to Thanksgiving haiku and quasi-haiku (samples)

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  2. A roasted turkey
    With a burnt wing — gives me
    the bird

    Write on!
    Carolyn

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