OctPoWriMo Day 25 – Morning Haiku and Waka – October 25, 2015

through the leaves
the splendour of mid-autumn
no thoughts for winter

even as a finch sings
under the hot autumn sun
winter thoughts banished

glorious autumn
the splendour of gold and red
black and white winter

this October morn
gelid days seem far away
and yet a cold wind
whistles through this valley
speaking of ice and snow

© G.s.k. ‘15

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haiku my heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

15 thoughts on “OctPoWriMo Day 25 – Morning Haiku and Waka – October 25, 2015

  1. Where I live, we’ve gotten to the time of year where the days are reasonably warm but not hot and the nights are cool enough to need a jacket but not a heavy coat. I find myself thinking I like this time of year because I don’t have to run either fans or heaters, and it brings my electric bill down. Then I become disgusted, realizing that my life is nothing but a series of practical concerns as I’m too exhausted for flights of fancy. If Young Me knew it would come to this, she would have offed herself in some dramatic fashion in disgust.

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  2. Lovely Cara. I am amazed at how much we can write about autumn. Live your photos. It’s been a fun week of walking through crunchy dry leaves the past few days. I chase dry leaves now that I can’t chase sunsets. When I saw that line whistling wind of winter, it reminded me when my mom would tell me as s kid that whistling was rude. Do that wind is rude!! 😉

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  3. Gelid is a new word for me. I love the feeling you evoke in this poem. Not cold but light is a shade darker in autumn prescient of what is to come. Another beautiful poem.

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