March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday

if i could
create a day
where all the world
and simply turned
to each other
and offered
i would.

no christmas trees
but magnolias
no poinsettias
but roses
no reindeer
but bunnies
lounging in the
relaxing on the

a fantasy land
where love and
pervades the land
of green, green grasses
and warmth invades
our bones
not just from the
but from the loving
kindness flowing from


March 26th is “Make up Your Own Holiday Day.”  Reflect on a new holiday.

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Today’s Postings:

Lady Nimue

Cloaked Monk

Mad Kane


Becca Givens

Viv in France

Mangetout Etc.

Verse in a Nutshell

Light Verse

Mike Patrick

Honey Haiku

Sharmishtha Basu

Categories: Poetry Post-a-Day


  1. Madeleine Begun Kane said on March 26, 2011
    Earlier this month, in response to a prompt from Big Tent Poetry, I made up my own holiday. It's most definitely a fantasy holiday, since it's called: All My Gizmos Are Working Day. Needless to say, I wrote a limerick in honor of that imaginary day. :)
  2. Becca Givens said on March 26, 2011
    Love love love this! Happy Lovemas Day to you and yours! Here is my contribution:
  3. Mike Patrick said on March 26, 2011
    Great holiday. I'm all for it, how do we get it placed on the calendar?
    1. Terri said on March 26, 2011
      As far as I can tell, it doesn't take much to get weirder holidays approved!
  4. vivinfrance said on March 26, 2011 Mine too was written for a similar Bigtent prompt in February:
  5. Olivia said on March 26, 2011
    What a beautiful thought indeed Dear One.. :) Absolutely no special day or stuff required to celebrate Love everyday.. :D Hugs xoxox
    1. Terri said on March 26, 2011
      Kind of sad that we would need a special day to celebrate love!
  6. earlybird said on March 26, 2011
    What a lovely idea! Here are my thoughts
  7. goldenhairbear10 said on March 26, 2011
  8. RJ Clarken said on March 26, 2011
    What a super cool prompt! I penned 3 of ' is actually a real holiday today, one is bad (and fake) and the third is fun (and also fake.) Thanks!
  9. Mike Patrick said on March 26, 2011
    Here we go again. Anybody besides me ready for an easy prompt?
  10. honeyhaiku said on March 26, 2011
    A beautiful and hopeful thought! Here is my offering (Passion-mas if you will!)
  11. trisha said on March 27, 2011
    i too dream of a new world where human being will be in absolute harmony with the earth and its other creatures, beings. trisha

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