Reflections on Giving and Charity – December 4, 2014


single moments
compacted in the finite
giving to others

a child’s face
generous and jubilant
free giver of smiles

neglected sadness
uplifting the other
charity brings peace

(c) G.s.k. ’14


“For Carpe Diem’s Tackle it Tuesday, we are at step 16 in the Path of 18 “Ities” – Charity:


“Give, give and give. This is the secret of abundance. Radiate thoughts of goodness and love. Forgive the faults of others. Bless the man who injures you. Share what you have with others. Disseminate spiritual knowledge to one and all. Use the material wealth, knowledge and spiritual wisdom that you possess as a divine trust.”


sharing haiku
bringing joy and wisdom –
reaching for the stars

© Chèvrefeuille

and for Haiku Horizons this week we have  – Give … a fine coincidence.  I started writing a post for Wordless Wednesday but obviously the other two prompts had somehow gotten “stuck” in my brain so the haiku I wrote all went towards giving and charity. Therefore I’m linking this post to all three prompts today ….


The 3 Word Wednesday Words:

Compact, adjective: Closely and neatly packed together; dense; having all the necessary components or features neatly fitted into a small space; (of a person or animal) small, solid, and well-proportioned; (of speech or writing) concise in expression, verb: Exert force on (something) to make it more dense; compress; (of a substance) become compressed; noun: A small flat case containing face powder, a mirror, and a powder puff; something that is a small and conveniently shaped example of its kind, in particular.

Jubilant, adjective: Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph.

Neglected, adjective: Suffering a lack of proper care; not receiving proper attention; disregarded.



Linked to: Haiku Horizons – Give  –  Three Word Wednesday  – Carpe Diem Tackle it Tuesday

20 thoughts on “Reflections on Giving and Charity – December 4, 2014

  1. Giving is more rewarding than receiving….tis a pity the season of joy is so commercial However there is a lot of charity which we do not see during the rest of the year. Your haiku demonstrate this


    • Which is probably why in the Bible it is said we should all be like children again 🙂 But of course children are not the only beings to give … but they give without thinking.


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