aki no koe (autumn’s voice)

We’re grateful to live where autumn ripens into a real season. Fields of corn and soybeans dry, then die to be harvested by hungry combines. The trees shed their modest summer greenery and commence puttin’ on the ritz in shades of russet, rich brown, gold, and burnt orange.

We’ll admit to overdosing on pumpkin: picked from pumpkin patch, decorating our doorstep, carved into jolly jack-o-lanterns, made into moist muffins or perfect pie, sipped as pumpkin-spice flavored coffee or chai.

We all enjoy sitting closer with family or neighbors around blaze of bonfire, roasting sticks in hand, as the sun goes down. Even the dogs and cows put on warmer coats.

when outdoor temps dip

make s’mores in microwave

marshmallows puff up

Linking to dVerse poets where Linda Lee Lyberg hosts autumn haibun. Photo of my grandson who is 3 today!

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 22, 2022 @ 23:30:48

    Oh yes, that sounds like the epitome of autumn!

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  2. Jewish Young Professional "JYP"
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 19:28:22

    There are some great descriptions here – “where autumn ripens into a real season”, “Even the dogs and cows put on warmer coats”

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  3. rothpoetry
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 19:14:23

    A wonderful at home post, Lynn. I love the descriptions of nature and the farm. Your little man is so cute!

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  4. msjadeli
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 18:01:06

    Yes it is a bona fide season in these parts also. That’s such a cute pic of your grandson. He looks so proud holding that pumpkin.

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  5. Becoming His Tapestry
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 17:34:44

    Happy birthday baby boy 👦

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  6. Ron.
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 16:30:19

    Bonfire at sundown, as long as you’re dressed for it, is ALWAYS a good thing. Marvelous haibun, Lynn.

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  7. ben Alexander
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 16:29:49

    Lynn, I do love me some s’mores! 😀


    David

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  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 15:15:05

    It sounds so lovely to be there in the company of your family

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  9. kim881
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 15:15:02

    So nicely done, Lynn, and what a handsome three-year-old grandson. Happy birthday from me! I love those trees ‘puttin’ on the ritz in shades of russet, rich brown, gold, and burnt orange’, and the pumpkin muffins and perfect pie made me hungry – and I’ve not long had dinner!

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  10. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 15:13:07

    What a lovely scene you have given us with your words. Thanks Lynn!

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