Mo's Manic Monday - Harvest

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at the Manic Monday blog. Today's theme is Harvest.

For today I offer some harvest haiku.

Low in the fall sky
Hangs harvest moon glowing bright
From earth springs bounty

Collecting the fresh tastes of
Bountiful harvest

Retail goes bonkers
Holiday shoppers descend
Black Friday harvests

Despite known danger
Sought he forbidden power
His soul harvested

Two hearts beat as one
A harvest of love and joy
Eternity theirs


  1. Anonymous says:

    LOL @ the retail harvest one.... back in my younger days (daze?) I was in retail. OY. It's a madhouse...

    Happy Manic Monday and have a great Thanksgiving week!


  1. Jeni says:

    Loved your haiku and pictures to go with them! Great job! Are shoppers REALLY like that on Black Friday though? I've never gone near any of the stores on that "shoppers holiday" and if they are like that, I'm glad I haven't been there too. Gives me added incentive to stay home, for sure!
    The cornucopia picture and haiku I found especially beautiful too.

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    It will be interesting to see retail numbers from Black Friday this year. I wonder if people will get out there and shop. I never do that day, it gets too crazy for me :o)

  1. Jamie says:

    Very well done on the haikus and I agree with Lois. The black friday poem was a good giggle.

  1. I like the "harvest" theme. Love that moon pic.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Lovely Trav. I particularly like the last three lines. :)

  1. That is a real good haiku and the photos to back them up too!


  1. I love your haiku, Trav! Great Harvest collection.

    Do you really think we'll see Black Friday this year? I don't know anyone who is planning to shop. Even my 2 youngest sisters with kids under 10 are cutting way, way back this year - 5 or 6 small items for their youngsters and that's it.

  1. An excellent post, in words and image.

  1. Polly says:

    Wow...what a great post! So many sides covered beautifully!

  1. I LOVE that moon shot =)

  1. Dana says:

    You're an awesome poet!

  1. Linda says:

    Such lovely haiku, Travis!

    I especially like the retail harvest one which is scarily true!

  1. Travis says:

    Lois: Right back atcha!

    Jeni: I've only been shopping a couple of times on that Friday. I guess it depends on the stores you go to, but I can confirm that the pickings can become pretty slim as the day goes on.

    Drilleraa: Thank you Sir.

    Ivanhoe: Well, I think that if you have the means and security then you should shop in moderation. But certainly if you are struggling, then the prudent thing is to cut back.

    Jamie: My sister tried it last year in search of a Wii. She was unlucky and my niece settled for an Xbox.

    Charles: That was the first pic I saw and it got me thinking poetry.

    Akelamalu: The last three are my favorites too.

    Earthlingorgeous: Thanks!

    TC: Glad you liked!

    WT4W: I think that for those who are secure and have the means, there are going to be some great bargains.

    Anthony: Much appreciated.

    Polly: It was that first photo that set the creativity loose.

    Starr: I know! I wish I could take a photo like that.

    Dana: Awww shucks!

    Linda: Thank you my dear!

  1. Great poems and pics to match! Love it! :)

    As to willthink4wine... I'm planning to shop! I never spend a lot at Christmas anyway. "Santa" only brings my children one main thing and a few stocking stuffers and then we have a few wrapped things under the tree for each kid. Christmas will go on, but maybe people will be a little more catious? I dunno.

    And sorry I creeped you out with my "harvest" post! lol! It's just something I've always found disturbing so I'm glad you agree! :)

  1. jennifer says:

    Great post! I love that first photo by the way.

  1. Leigh says:

    GO LANCE & LACI~~~!!!

  1. That was seriously sweet at the end but the ghost/skull/thingy scared the living bejeebus out of me. It's scarier than my dungeon picture. I need my woobie now. See ya.

  1. Raven says:

    What a wonderful series of haiku and photos. I especially love that harvest moon photo and the cornucopia beneath it.

  1. These all brought a smile to my face, Travis. Really wonderful.

    Except for the picture of the poor retail clerks - having been in that scene for 6 long years, I feel some flashbacks coming on.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the first one especially, Travis. Love a guy that can write! ~hope

  1. Travis says:

    Clancy: I'm planning to shop too, but probably not on Friday. I'm travelling and I don't want to add any additional weight to our suitcases.

    Jennifer: That's definitely a good one.

    Leigh: Wooooooooooo!

    Mimi: Sorry about the skeery pic!

    Raven: Thanks!

    Julia: No flashbacks!

    Hope: One does one's best!

  1. Julie says:

    Oh Travis! These are all so good and most wonderful photos with them too!

  1. You haiku fool. Great photos to illustrate.

  1. Marilyn says:

    That soul one is scary. I like how the pictures go with the poems.

  1. Sadly ironic, after I just read about the poor WalMart employee that was killed within 3 minutes of the doors opening on Black Friday. <:(