Morning Haiku and Waka – Autumn Reflections – December 5, 2015

foggy courtyard birch

the last days of fall
just a single yellow leaf 
in gathering fog

the last days of fall
coloured leaves cover the ground
grey foggy mornings

just a single yellow leaf
clings to the birch
in dawn’s early light

in gathering fog
harbingers of winter call
gathering silence

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem Special #185 Georgia’s first “Autumn Reflections” (Troiku)

I’m honoured to be hosted this month on Carpe Diem Special with my haiku and waka, thanks to my haiku for the autumn kukai “Peace of Mind” which won first place in October.  First prize is the publication of an e-book of verse (and a weekly presentation of my work throughout the month of December).

I’ve spent many days this month composing poetry and reflections on inner peace for the book which will shortly be published and it has been a cathartic experience coming as it did upon a particularly difficult moment of my life.

When Chèvrefeuille asked me if I preferred any particular poem to be used this month I replied that I didn’t and would be pleased if he chose what to show, that way it would be a surprise for me.  I write many poems … and rarely re-read those poems.  Reading today’s post and Chèvrefeuille’s choice therefore, was like reading a troiku written by someone else.  I was surprised.

   autumn reflections
as I cross the sun warmed bridge
geese fly south

autumn reflections
old man contemplates winter
under the hot sun

as I cross the sun warmed bridge
ducks laugh downstream
– diving for trout

geese fly south
the noisy swallows have gone
but the blackbird sings

© Georgia

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24 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – Autumn Reflections – December 5, 2015

  1. I am resting from checking prompts these past few days but could not help but check your morning waka,cara. What a delight to see such lovey troika…each image blossoms with beauty and meaning. Brava, cara x

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  2. Well … Georgia I think I did the right choice for your first CD-Special … what a wonderful responses I have read and your new Troiku is even better. By the way … your E-book is available through Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … I have already heard wonderful comments, only beauty and praise.

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    • Chèvrefeuille, you made a splendid choice for the first CD-Special you honoured me with your great post, and I thank you so much for the compliment of the new troiku!

      I saw the announcement that the E-book is now available through Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and have created a post to send my WordPress readers to CDHK and the e-book link. I was very happy to read so many wonderful comments this morning! Thank you once again for making all this possible.

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