to savour fresh air, to work, hum, take naps

thankful for love and absence of pain

for surprising rays of sunlight

that leap over dappled clouds

glinting dying colours

a simple peace this

a landing place

to choose thoughts




Many thanks to Annika Perry who recently wrote two etherees and invited others to give it a try. This is a reverse etheree with the following syllables-per-line count: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Recently I told Annika that I am not doing syllabic poems these days (other than Japanese forms) but I’m finding myself going through a kind of ‘phase’ lately and thought I would give the form a try.

This weekend is Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada, with Thanksgiving Day being on Monday.

©️2018 Ontheland

13 thoughts on “thanksgiving

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Janice 🙂

    I hope your holiday is filled with the moments that truly expand the heart and spirit in light and love, and joy -for the moments, people and things that truly offer us their generosity and abundance.

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    1. Thank you so much Pat. Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you. We travelled today in the direction of Ottawa and saw some brilliant reds and yellows…probably more maples than around here…

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      1. thank you

        and as long as you’ve had safe travels 🙂

        suddenly, like within a blink, things went a bit colourful but still on the dull end, to all colours blazing! but many of the trees have already thinned themselves for the stress of the summer, so it’s not as dense as it has been in other seasons …. still, it is rather stunning for the watching. 🙂

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  2. Janice, I’m happy you are in a ‘phase’ as I love this etheree!! You’ve made this form your own, with your signature style ..l I love it! There is such peace and tranquility and the poem ‘lands’ perfectly on ‘words’! Many thanks to be given for such gifts in life … and also hope you’re having a very special Thanksgiving weekend! 😀

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    1. Thank you Claudia…the absence of pain is definitely fortunate and to be noticed…Happy weekend to you…actually I guess yours is almost over…one more day here…another day of family visits.

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