Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Medley ~ National Haiku Poetry Day

Found another fun meme to partake in. Head on over to Your Friend From Florida..... for other participants. Here is a medley of questions you may choose to answer on your Wednesday blog. There aren't any rules and there is no obligation. Link up if you want to. I'm doing this to fill my Wednesday and if you are interested, then I invite you to join in!! It might be fun!!

Everything below this line was copied from the National Calendar site.


Observed annually on April 17, National Haiku Poetry Day encourages all to try their hand in creativity. Haiku poetry is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and normally consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. Haiku poems are usually inspired by an element of nature, a season, a moment of beauty or an individual experience or event. Sensory language is used to capture a feeling or image.

From Haiku: This Other World
Richard Wright (1908-1960)

Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind.

English haiku does not always follow the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku. The typical length of haiku found in English language journals is 10-14 syllables, versus the 5-7-5 syllables used in the Japanese language.


Celebrate National Haiku Poetry Day by creating a haiku poem of your own! Post your Haiku poem on social media using #NationalHaikuPoetryDay. Educators, visit the National Day Calendar® Classroom for a project linked to National Haiku Day.


National Haiku Poetry Day was registered by Sari Grandstaff in 2007 and implemented as a project of The Haiku Foundation in 2012.
Everything above this line is copied from the National Calendar site.

1. Haiku poetry is actually pretty easy to write. Give it a try right here...
Warm up summertime
A large, joyful lobster swims
whilst watching the bird

2. Haiku poetry aside, have you ever written a poem? Will you share it with us? I have not

3. Do you have a favorite poet or does poetry usually make you yawn? No favorite... it doesn't make me yawn, I just don't read much poetry

4. April 17 is National Ellis Island Family History Day, too, Did any of your ancestors or relatives immigrate through Ellis Island from another country? I believe so, I know that my mother has done research but I don't have access to it. A few years ago the the hubs, our youngest and I went to New York, and made a trip to Ellis Island, and looked to see if any of his relatives were listed in the books. We found his grandpa, so very cool!

5. We also celebrate National Cheeseball Day on April 17th. Do you have a favorite cheeseball recipe to share with us or have cheeseballs basically disappeared from parties today? I don't go to to many parties these days, so not sure if they are no longer a part of them.. but I love a good cheeseball! I am making this one to take to the inlaws on Sunday... it will go over well.. as its a bunch of Italians! LOL


8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips, divided
vanilla wafers or graham crackers, for serving

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the ricotta, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and beat until combined. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Lay out 2 pieces of plastic wrap perpendicular to each other. Dump the mixture out into the center. Gather the plastic up around the mixture and shape into a ball shape. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight.

Place the remaining chocolate chips on a plate. Remove the cheeseball from the plastic wrap onto the chocolate chips. Roll in the chocolate chips to coat.

Serve the cheeseball with vanilla wafers or graham crackers.

6. If you want to share, please tell us something random about your week. Its been a low key week, so not much going on to share this week I hope you all have a great Easter weekend!!


  1. Never heard of a dessert cheeseball. Only savory.

    That is a good idea.

    1. I have quite a few sweet cheeseball recipes!

  2. Yum! I'd better clip and save this recipe for my chocolate-loving hubby and son. Your experience at Ellis Island sounds (like it was) worth the entire trip!

    1. Its so yummy!! It was such a fun and exciting trip to the island!!

  3. That sweet dessert cheese ball sound delicious! Wow! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for joining the Medley today! I enjoyed your Haiku!!

    1. It so yummy! I like more of the sweet cheeseballs.

  4. Sure glad it was a joyful lobster.
    Coffee is on

    1. Better a joyful one that a cranky one.. lol

  5. Sometimes you just need a low-key week!

  6. Your haiku was super cute! That cheeseball sounds delicious! Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

    1. The hubs is wanting me to make two, so one can remain at home for just us....uhhh no, we don't need to have too many tempting s treat around... I usually only make this when we head over to his parents for a family get together.


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