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September 22, 2008

goosed into fall and the election season

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 8:45 am

Autumn arrives this morning.  If you’re looking for haiku and senryu about the coming of fall and its equinox, see our 2006 autumnal equinox haiku page, and our farewell to summer posted yesterday.  Of course, fall brings the election season in America and, for some reason, I’ve got fish, geese, games, and insects, too, on my mind as the campaign heats up and our chilly autumn settles in to stay awhile.

the fish
unaware of the bucket…
a cool evening

autumn’s first geese
come first
to the poor town

autumn’s first geese
crapping on people
fly on

.…………by Kobayashi Issa
translated by David G. Lanoue

autumn morning
two veterans
shoulder their brooms

autumn equinox
both hands hold up
his first fish

night fishing
a few bites
from mosquitoes

autumn heat
the swelling
of a fresh tattoo

a trace of dust
on the window screen
autumn butterfly

Indian summer
a fish slips through
the gill net

autumn sunset
papa resting
his eyes

All Soul’s Day
the fish I released
washes up

autumn evening  her pills  lined up by size

.. …by w.f. owenhaiku notebook (Lulu.com, 2007)

sparrows sift through
the shopping carts
autumn dusk

… by John Stevenson
Modern Haiku; Hon. Mention, 2006 Snapshot Haiku Calendar Con

fall twilight–
my brother going out

… by Barry George – from A New Resonance 2

autumn equinox
a red dragonfly
tilts its wings

… by  Yu Chang – Upstate Dim Sum (2001/I)

first autumn wind
not feeling the knife
slice my finger

…………… by Jim Kacian – Simply Haiku; lz Kamna

autumn equinox
making a new arrangement
out of the old

……… by  Pamela Miller NessThe Heron’s Nest (Dec. 2003)

fall’s first sunset –
driving due west

…………… dagosan


  1. lovely haiku these. :)

    Comment by kouji — September 22, 2008 @ 10:26 am

  2. We aim to please, Kouji.

    Comment by David Giacalone — September 22, 2008 @ 11:05 am

  3. David:

    Great selection, loved the Issa and the Ness.


    Comment by Don — September 22, 2008 @ 11:08 am

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