The rules for this weeks assignment are as follows:
1) write a haiku (or several) that captures the essence of a heart-expanding moment for you, something in the course of ordinary, everyday life
2) make a list of 5 simple, everday things for which you are grateful.
You are, of course, welcome to write a longer poem as well about the ordinary things which make your heart sing and overflow.
My contribution is a haiku about something that I am grateful for: moments in my day when I can find time to read. In particular, Toronto has a great public transit system, so when I have to travel downtown, I usually take the subway. My haiku:
the train doors open
pull out my book, find a seat
a reader’s commute