fleeting

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1556 fleeting autumn (yuku aki)

In autumn, the feeling of sadness and loss is especially explicit in most of the kigo related to its parting. The coming winter season was a hard one to live through in the times without electricity and central heating of the Edo period.

So many haiku about “fleeting autumn” were written in a sad tone, but there were also haiku that were positive, because after the dark period of the year nature will come alive again …

fallen leaves
come flying from elsewhere:
autumn is ending

© Shiki

the stream hides itself
in the grasses
of departing autumn

© Shirao

the pampas grass
waves good-bye, good-bye,
to departing autumn

© Issa

Here is my attempt:

autumn ambles in
red-gold leaves dance now, soon gone–
in winter’s rush

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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