autumn fullness

photo credit:  “wet leaves” by David Slotto,  featured at dVerse  (too late to link post)

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color-full ideas

ripen with passing season

inspiration rains/reigns

poet living inside head

forgets to water houseplants

fall flutters by

CDHK’s prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  butterfly

 

flicker of orange

falling leaves with patterned wings

monarch migration

 

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photo by lynn

seasonal affective quadrille

Written for dVerse poets quadrille #15 on “leaves” theme.
 

cicada chorus hums in grass

daylight shuffles a retreat

autumnal dirge crescendos fast

music follows frosty sleet

 

mournful geese raise the call

barren branches grieve their leaves

flutter down in wistful fall

time’s march sighs reprieve

 

when voice of pumpkin

sings ripely from garden

taking leave(s)

My “tan renga” response to “hokku” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai…

 

the willow leaves fallen,
the spring gone dry,
rocks here and there

© Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

past memories in scrapbooks
photographic mind fading

(c) lynn__

a dream in a dream
sand slipping through old fingers
autumn leaves turn red

© Georgia

final glory of seasons
grief and love in letting go

(c) lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

spring notes

Playing with tan renga form at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

forgotten flute

shadows of leaves
cover the open holes
her flute forgotten
                         (© Jane Reichhold)
 

she dances with woodland nymphs

notes floating on music of trees

(c) lynn__

falling for autumn

This haiku writing technique is often given poet Masaoka Shiki’s term Shasei (sketch from life) or Shajitsu (reality). The poetic principle is “to depict the thing just as it is”. Shiki favored the quiet simplicity of just stating what he saw without anything else happening in the haiku. He found the greatest beauty in the common sight, simply reported exactly as it was seen, and ninety-nine percent of his haiku was written in this style. Many people still feel he was right; there are some moments that are perhaps best said as simply as possible.

(above text taken from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

photo by lynn

I.

thin rain mists the ground

wet leaves from denuded trees

black soil’s damp compost

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II.

sun rays between trees

light cast upon maple limbs

golden leaves tremble

(photos by lynn)

when i die, as every leaf must

photo by lynn

photo by lynn


 

If i die in fall

(due to my own clumsiness)

as dry leaves crackle
 

cry over cake, then laugh at

my swift entrance into JOY!
 


Joining Gayle at dVerse today on theme of Japanese death poems (jisei).

when leaves have wings

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flock of black starlings

dark shapes clinging to bare tree

now leaves fall…skyward! 

 


Kristjaan shares his knowledge and experience at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai ...my haiku today tries to incorporate the element of “surprise”

 

time passages

Linking to Carpe Diem’s time glass challengedancing leaves

leaves let go of fear

fall free, float on air, swirl down

celebrate changes.

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letting go self-consciousness,

we can twirl life’s dance with joy!

autumnal graces

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fall’s fabulous

potpourri of

apple cinnamon

milkweed pods

chill mornings

pumpkin spice

ditches burning

damp leaves

hot choco-latte

indian summer

fermented silage

crisp corn husks

squirrel’s cache

windmill spinning

ripened melons

monarchs’ route

fuzzy cattails

combines’ dust

weaned calves

cold drizzle

mud on road

harvest moon

 

summa cum laude

 

sumac leaves blushing

summer is changing her clothes

summit ash wear gold

Photo credit: Colored Leaves mirrored in a lakemirrored leaves

Linked to: Carpe Diem – Kishu’s A Crow Passes