Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Monday’s Child

dawn shines her first light

and Monday’s child, fair of face,

casts her eyes downward


Obviously my little haiku owes a thanks to the unknown writer of this 19th century children’s poem:

Monday’s child is fair of face

Tuesday’s child is full of grace

Wednesday’s child is full of woe

Thursday’s child has far to go,

Friday’s child is loving and giving,

Saturday’s child works hard for a living,

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

It was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw Fandango’s Monday prompt. Or maybe the second or third. I also thought of the songs “I Don’t Like Mondays” and “Monday, Monday” but I was trying to avoid super depressing stuff. Plus, the adorable monkey photo cinched the deal. I LOVE monkeys. They ARE “fair of face.”

So happy Monday to all. Find a bit of joy today if you can. And thanks also to What Do You See challenge for the wonderful monkey photo and to Ronovan’s Haiku challenge words (eyes and light).


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