Written for:  Carpe Diem #1537 Decay

Today I have chosen to challenge you with a modern kigo (seasonword) taken from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary Of Haiku”. Autumn … my season, because I love autumn, but autumn is a season full of decay … leaves are falling and nature goes into hibernation. So today’s theme is “decay”. Here are a few haiku by Jane Reichhold taken from her “dictionary”, section: autumn, subsection: moods:

waiting room
a patch of sunlight
wears out the chairs

recycling old glass
the rocky beach
jewel-covered coves

a howling wind
at the deep ache
a broken bone

© Jane Reichhold


Urban Decay

In the above image you can see another kind of decay. An old house taken over by nature, walls are tumbling down, moss grows and wallpaper leaves loose …

And here a new one, freshly created:

raging storm
colors fading away
leaves dance

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

ashes and dust
destruction of a city
from wildfires

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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