Autumn Haiku

breeze scatters dead leaves
morning glory lifts her head
slight chill greets the day

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  1. This was an excellent reminder of autumn… here we have come much further, and morning ride are now quite chilly.

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  2. An autumn morning glory …lovely one Gayle ~ Hope you are well~

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  3. Lovely introduction to winter. 🙂

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  4. And the beginning of another autumn….!

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  5. scotthastiepoet

     /  September 21, 2017

    The lifting of the head and then the slight chill really nails it for me Gayle – lovely piece…

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  6. The imagery of this haiku brings autumn to a new beginning of life. 🙂

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  7. A lovely fall Haiku, Gayle. 🍁

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  8. A beautiful autumn haiku Gayle, those mornings are getting chillier now xxx

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  9. hayesspencer

     /  September 21, 2017

    Lovely haiku with excellent use of kigo and kireji. I love it when people stick to the traditional rather than doing this “experimental” fauxku stuff.

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    • Toni! I thought you were incapacitated and wouldn’t be here today. I hope all is going as well as can be with you. I was going to send you a note but thought…she won’t be able to read it! Thinking of you my friend and thank you for the wonderful critique. I can’t bring myself to go against the “rules.” xo 🙂

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      • hayesspencer

         /  September 21, 2017

        I’m not. LOL my husband iks typing and reading for me. I am deeply in awe of your beautiful haiku My husband is tired of typing as I quote and reading. He is a pragmatist and not much of a poet. But he loves me!

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      • hayesspencer

         /  September 21, 2017

        To me, haiku is like…you’re dead or you’re preganat. You either are or are not. I’m still in blackout sunglasses for at least another week. I amuse myself by pretending to be Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles….alas,no one is here during the morning when I am giving my concert.

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        • I know what you mean. I kind of cringe inside when people present their haiku and to me they aren’t haiku at all! I hope your recovery is a speedy one, Toni. I would love to see you in concert! You also could pretend to be a Secret Service agent… 😉

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  10. Beautiful write my friend.

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  11. Such a beautiful autumn haiku!❤️ Love that morning glory!❤️

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  12. So… autumnal. I can picture it 🙂

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  13. divalounger

     /  September 21, 2017

    I love autumnal poetry–and haiku especially–the crispness and spareness of it meets the crisp air–beautiful write

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  14. The chill of autumn seems ominous but not unexpected.

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  15. vandana

     /  September 22, 2017

    and a beautiful day it is 🙂

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  16. Marvellous compression – the dead in the first line, the renewal in the second and then out the door in the third.

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  17. Short, sweet and so evocative, Gayle!

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  18. A sensuous cascade of autumn images!

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful and correct haiku. I wish I had your wonderful ability in this form. I am afraid I am hit and miss on this.

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  20. Lovely…enjoyed reading!

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  21. There is indeed a commonality between our two Haiku. I did enjoy yours thoroughly. I too am in the ‘traditional’ camp.

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  22. Glenn Buttkus

     /  September 22, 2017

    Enjoyed the simplicity and beauty of your haiku. Certainly there are two camps of haiku writers. I favor the senryu & the tanka, and do not feel as comfortable quilling within the corset of tradition. All the forms we members participate in are supposed to enrich our own work, our style. I love the Haibun form, but I adore taking liberties with it, expanding it, personalizing it.

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    • Hi Glenn, thanks, as always, for a relevant and thoughtful comment. Yes, there do seem to be different camps on these matters. I understand your point of view regarding the different forms and how we can use those to expand our work styles. Taking liberties with forms is how we investigate possibilities with our personal creations…I so agree. But I also see the beauty of ancient traditional techniques and enjoy honoring those.

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  23. I love your action verbs in this. You can say so much in short form poetry with the right word choices.

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  24. Just Barry

     /  September 22, 2017

    I feel the autumn crispness in your words.

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  25. You included beautiful imagery!

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  26. A beautiful autumn haiku!

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  27. I am so looking forward to fall this year, and your haiku brought it a little closer. Thanks.

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  28. Ooh, I hope it gets here soon. Fall is welcome here

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  29. A great reception for Autumn.

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  30. mhmp77

     /  September 23, 2017

    kaykuala

    slight chill greets the day

    Can still be a good day Gayle!

    Hank

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  31. Essence of the beginning of autumn springs forth in this beautiful haiku

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  32. How beautiful this is! Only one morning glory lifted her head at my place this year. Not enough sun! But she was not ashamed!

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  33. Oh yes, your haiku perfectly reflects or cooler temperatures (even if the flowers here are not the same variety) 🙂

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  34. Depositing the passing of a season into a refreshing peace. I like that the morning had her head lifted up to us.

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  35. I used to grow Morning Glories they are wonderful flowers.

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  36. You’re always good with haikus…enjoyed it.

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  37. Lovely haiku! love those last two lines — saw that this morning in my own garden and you weren’t even there! lol. Perfect for autumn.

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    • Thanks so much, MNL. I suppose those images are universal aren’t they?

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      • I think your haiku is unique because actually I think a lot of people associate morning glories with summer. In my garden only a few scattered ones are still growing. So while dead leaves is a common autumn motif, your haiku also has the turning of summer into autumn with “morning glory” for summer and “slight chill” for the beginning of fall. It’s pretty awesome

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