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September 23, 2006

autumn comes

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 11:13 am

 

There must be something special about the autumn equinox, with summer’s meteorological end and the coming of fall –they inspire many fine haiku.  

 

leavesSwirling  The change of seasons seems to suit John Stevenson very well.  Snapshot Press just chose this poem to feature for September in its 2007 Haiku Calendar:

 

 

soaking autumn rain
certain thoughts
I can’t shrug off

This one by John garnered Honorable Mention in the same contest:    

sparrows sift through
the shopping carts
autumn dusk

 

 

Here’s one he wrote 2003:

 

end of summer
the warmth
of a borrowed shirt

  

  

  

 

  
. . .  by John Stevenson  
“soaking autumn rain” – Upstate Dim Sum; Wiinner 2006 Haiku Calendar Contest 
“sparrows sift through” – Modern Haiku; Honorable Mention, 2006 Haiku Calendar Contest
“end of summer”  – Upstate Dim Sum (2003/II) 

 

 

Michael Dylan Welch also celebrates autumn with a fine touch:

 

 

a table for one–
leaves rustle
in the inner courtyard
  

  

  

 

  

 

   

 

 

leaves turning —
the toboggan hanging
in the dark garage
  

  

      

 

   
 

 

                        

 

 

  

first cold night–
smell of hot dust
from the vent
. . . . . . . . . . . . by Michael Dylan Welch        

a table for one” & “first cold night”  Open Window, haiku and photo 
leaves turningThe Heron’s Nest (Sept. 200 

 

 

leaf  If you’re interested, we collected some autumn equinox haiku this time last year, and you can find more written this year at Falling Leaves.

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