hush, don’t rush

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai challenge to distill longer poem into haiku…

 

slow down, October,

single leaf and crow wait for

ripe amethyst grapes

 

October poem by Robert Frost (1874-1963):

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call.
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

(Source: http://www.poets.org)

leave-ing the party

Chèvre hosts tan renga party at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai .  A tan renga is a haiku by one poet answered in 2 (7 syllable) lines by another poet.


 

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now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other—thus it falls,
an autumn leaf                                 © Ryokan Taigu

do leaves ever feel dizzy—
twirling in their spiral dance?                lynn__