Haiku for Autumn

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green leaves change color
days shrink toward equinox
Fall waits in the wings

red yellow orange gold
covering wooded hillsides
Autumn’s patchwork quilt

ripening apples
fresh picked and pressed to cider
Fall’s signature drink

fields of grain ripen
crops approach their harvest time
food for our tables

dug from our garden
baked potatoes “in jackets”
bring me out of mine

pumpkins finish growth
some become jack-o’-lanterns
some become fresh pies

patient Winter waits
until gaily-clad Autumn
has its fun and leaves

6 comments

  1. Hi Michael

    Love this set of haikus that build into an extended journey through the natural scenes and changes of Autumn. I can personally identify with the experience and imagery each one tells. Autumn is my favorite season and this is a delight to read!! I especially loved this lines

    “red yellow orange gold
    covering wooded hillsides
    Autumn’s patchwork quilt

    ripening apples
    fresh picked and pressed to cider
    Fall’s signature drink”

    Once again, this is beautifully done!
    My best
    Wendy

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  2. Thank you Wendy. Another blogger by the name of Jann Doe posted haiku challenges on her blog, and got me in the habit of writing a series of haiku around a single theme.

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  3. Thank you Jann. For anyone else who reads this; click on #haikuprompt above, or anywhere on the line to go over and leave your own haiku on the subject of “Kiss” as a comment on Jann’s writing prompt.

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