Haiku for falling leaves

 

autumn’s tread

the sound of falling leaves

like thunder

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Haiku: Gratitude & Harmony

A senryu trio for Ronovan’s weekly challenge.

 

gratitude

is a virtue man

is sadly lacking

 

peaceful harmony

as difficult to find as

a world leader’s heart

 

hope

as illusory

as his promises

A promenade in haiku

 

I climb the hill

still no closer

to the swallows

 

in the lane

the stain of fallen plums

waits for cleansing rain

 

in the hedge

sloes colour of an august

midnight

 

civic duty

helping snails

across the main road

 

across the valley

north curtains of rain

I turn back south

 

field of corn

mimics the sound

of falling rain

 

pointed wing-shadow

it has been a good year

for kestrels

 

home field

golden

with welcome

I close the shutters

 

I close the shutters

on the windy night—fox barks

to someone else

 

I close the shutters

on a scrap of moon

not enough light

to see the owl

passing

 

I close the shutters

silently not to disturb

the watchful hare

 

I close the shutters

on the night

where clouds tussle with moonlight

and the meadow runs

with silence

 

I close the shutters

enclose the night calm

within these walls.

Listen to the owl

A sequence of three and five line poems/stanzas for the dverse open link night.

 

did you hear the owl

the fluttering voice

of the night

 

or see the moon’s

hooded face

draped in swaying leaves

and the regal rags

of clouds?

 

lift your face

to the raindrops

listen to the leaf-patter

and let the night-calm

enter

 

hush

an owl

is speaking