Lately, I watch November winds shift chilling the air and tossing crumpled leaves into garden beds. Days grow shorter and the sky darker. These are task-filled, ordinary days, yet they are days of thanks for small accomplishments.
During gratitude month, I join other writers who find time to recognize earth's beauty and praise small moments through writing. I use a simple, contemporary poetic format, hay(na)ku, created by Eileen Tabios in 2003, and a photo by my daughter to create a gratitude poem.