One or Two Haiku

I have another of those ridiculously busy weeks, this week, and will hardly be online until the weekend. So my apologies for missing lots of your posts, and I’ll also post my own one a little earlier than I would have otherwise.

As I have mentioned before, I don’t write a lot of poetry, mainly because it never seems to work out as well as I would like. But, in defiance of that, here are a few haiku from my notebooks, ones that seem a little better than most.

Be gentle with me, kind reader.

chestnut-leaves

September sunshine.

Lazily picking apples;

A hint of autumn.

 

Yellow chestnut leaves

Rattling wildly in the wind –

– Autumn’s prayer flags

 

A sycamore leaf,

Caught midair in this cobweb

Is frozen in time.

 

haws

Lime tree’s final leaf

Hangs yellow in the lamp glow

Waiting for the wind.

 

Fat, white snowberries

Clustered upon bare branches;

Pale moons in the dusk.

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32 thoughts on “One or Two Haiku

  1. Dear Mike, Hello! And Namaste! I discovered your wonderful blog through Arv’s reblog on Jaipurthrumylence. I haven’t read your posts other the one reblogged and the about section. But i’m sure i’m gonna enjoy your writings.

    Your Haikus here, they are awesome. Such lovely images they capture. They left me wanting more.

    I’m no professional writer, nor a poetess. But just like you I used to satisfy my poetry-writing thirst by writing haikus in my mother tongue.

    See you again!

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