Haiku for falling leaves


autumn’s tread

the sound of falling leaves

like thunder


Haiku: Gratitude & Harmony

A senryu trio for Ronovan’s weekly challenge.



is a virtue man

is sadly lacking


peaceful harmony

as difficult to find as

a world leader’s heart



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



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


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



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




an owl

is speaking