“Gratitude Haikus” by Roz Levine



Rain splatters my brain
Scattering fresh breath upon
All new thoughts today

Born from rich red blood
We wend a way to deep breath
In and out each day

And the sun rises
And the moon hovers above
And this life is good

Thank you I tell them
The mailman, the trash man
They big smile to me

I give you my smile
I give you a big thank you
You give it all back

A smile, a tear, life
It is all things everywhere
It is each new breath

A good morning smile
Sends love into all my pores
Makes me sparkle now

This body aging
Savors such delightful words
Grandma, I love you

Roz Levine

Photo by L. K. Thayer

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · February 8, 2011

    Love these Roz, like bon-bons I eat them up! I’m a big haiku fan!!

  2. barbara tiber · February 8, 2011

    Roz, you never cease to amaze me. this are wonderful.

  3. Jean · February 8, 2011

    Roz, this is so true, being at “our” stage of life brings such acceptance and gratitude and you capture it so well!

  4. Karen Ross · February 8, 2011

    I give you a smile for giving us your delightful words.

  5. Roz Levine · February 8, 2011

    Thank you, friends. The haiku seems to be such a perfect form for culling the core of life’s lessons and values into a few brief words.

  6. Marcus · February 9, 2011

    Feeling good after feeling out this wonderful poem.
    Stacked haikus’. Love it.

  7. matthew · February 10, 2011

    Wonderful and Hopeful. Thanks Haikus and Roz, more.

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