Tag Archives: Autumn

Maple Haiku

All life is contained in one helicoptering seed skating the sky

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Lullaby Haiku

Fall sends gentle mists to stroke the soil to sleep to crows’ lullabies

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Thief of Leaves

He trudges slow back up the hill Blue plastic trailing, empty now, To where the others blew away The gold that fell from every bough. This thief of leaves, who thus endows What some discard as trash unseen With merit, … Continue reading

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Death haiku

grey fractal branches reach for the sun’s light of love death dies in Autumn

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Maple haiku

clouds conceal the sun dull Fall days promise Winter still the maple glows

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Fall Tanka for Change

Chlorophyll freezes Leaving the rainbow colors That were always there– Our colors show, shining bright As we release old patterns

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Gentle October Rain (tanka)

This sky does not weep: it washes all the earth clean making all things new, as a mother bathes her child as gentle and as loving.

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Invitation to Winter

Wander through Winter with me: the leaves will fall soon and we two will sway as they dance out their lives. Then the Moon will glow brighter for being unmasked in the night, and we two will shine as she … Continue reading

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Golden Tanka

Gold flies from the sun sticks to every leaf that falls– my love gathers gold returns it through the compost to celebrate new Spring gold.

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I Like Him, But…

Loud, low whine of the leaf blower Wielded by a neighbor who believes His nuts will drop off the minute He picks up a broom– While Mother wrecks vengeance For the bird-deafening noise For the dead dinosaurs burned For the … Continue reading

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