last leaf

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1586 withered leaves
“Withered leaves” is our modern kigo for today’s episode. It’s taken from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku” section: winter, subsection: plants. A wonderful modern kigo to work with I think so no further explanation needed.

withered leaves

Withered Leaves

up to a branch
wind took a winter leaf
let it fall again

cooling the colors
withered leaves

frost spikes
the growing cold
of withered leaves

© Jane Reichhold

Here is my attempt:

wrapped in frost
last withered leaf on tree
shivers as it falls

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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