Written for:  Carpe Diem Special (2nd guest) Kala Ramesh’s 5th, “With all the stars”

the darkening sky splits
into liquid night

temple bells
the isolated raindrops
on my umbrella
spring breeze —
I catch the tune
she leaves behind *

* With this haiku Kala Ramesh won the Heron’s Nest Award Summer 2006

seeing the whole
blossom contained
in a seed
I look up to the sky
with all the stars
illusions ride
on a fast fading rainbow
somewhere there
I let go of my childhood…
I must have

orange chrysanthemums
decorating the backyard
of the old mansion

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

all around me
orange and red leaves descend
signs of vanished youth

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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