Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And that's that......

Thank you, dear friends, for all your work , your grace, your eloquence and your love for haiku's. I had fun doing this; I'm glad I took up the responsibility, because it has given me the catalyst to write again, something I had given up on. Heres looking towards Winter!!

No shadow

No stars

No moon

No care


It only believes

In a pile of dead leaves

And a moon

That’s the color of bone

November’s cold chain

Made of wet boots and rain

And shiny black ravens

On chimney smoke lanes

~Tom Waits~

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Freezing tent cocoon
Glows translucent in the mist;
Caterpillars gone.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thick bramble bushes;
Last desiccated apple;
Crows cry in slate sky.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

your eyes catch mine
as I stare into the clouds-
autumn daydream

Sunday, November 30, 2008


dry leaf
now brittle
with frost

christmas haiku poetry

Saturday, November 29, 2008

last autumn haiku

reading outdoors
between pages
a dry leaf

it's been fun. thanks for the ride. :)

haiku poem examples


gust of wind
tired leaf
lets go

christmas haiku poetry


ruined church
leaves fall
among the weeds

christmas haiku poetry

into winter

autumn mist
slipping and sliding
towards winter

© 2008, Gerald England

weekend afternoon
red leaves skip down the street
behind the kids

Last call.......

OK folks, this went a day longer than planned, thanks to a pinched nerve in my back that more or less incapacitated me yesterday and the day before, but by the end of the day, we will be in to full swing with Winter Haiku 2008/2009. So if you've got one last Autumn Haiku, todays the day to get it out!
crow's surreal morning -
watching the water
beneath the ice
first frost -
the postman's
crackling footsteps
Red apples hanging
from bare branches
the fallen ones -
Blackbirds take care of.
icy morning -
one more cup of coffee
before I leave


matin glacial -
un dernier café
avant de partir

[inspired by Bob Dylan's song : One More Cup of Coffee (Desire)]

Friday, November 28, 2008

Bare Trees - a final post

today the horizons
retreat into vague grey
bare branches

Photo Bare Trees by anOnymOusmuse

Dead Leaves - a final post

suddenly a limp and shrivelled fist of leaves
Photo Dangle by stirwise
among the fallen apples
a fallen summer-

Thursday, November 27, 2008

thinking of you
today, only today,
but no words-
leaves whisper my story
as they fall softly

Thanksgiving grace--
peeking to spy a young niece
peeking back

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

autumn death throes
Christmas trees unloaded
at plant nursery


brittle leaf
rain soaked
in pieces

christmas haiku poetry

fallen leaves
fill the hammock--
autumn repose

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

two days til turkey
finishing all leftovers
to make room in fridge
frosty mist -
the spider's
decorated the cherry tree

Thanksgiving day

restaurant row -
a bird and beggar share
leftover crumbs
inside, a family enjoys
turkey and apple pie

Vic Gendrano

Monday, November 24, 2008

after the weekend
piles of bags and leaves
dot the curb


Parrots stop chirping
on the guava tree--
autumn dusk



Weaving webs
between branches and leaves
autumn spiders



the wind's blow at door
autumn leaves

After the blizzard
a treasure hunt in the snow:
digging out the house

Sunday, November 23, 2008

school playground -
leaves chasing children
chasing leaves

Saturday, November 22, 2008


out in the ocean
carried by currents
an auburn leaf

autumn nature haiku
november clouds -
a blue scarf on the fence
of the meadow


nuages de novembre -
un foulard bleu
sur la clôture du pré

Atlanta autumn--
the last leaf
gone with the wind

Friday, November 21, 2008


leaves fall
an autumn

christmas haiku poetry
early commute
just enough snow and leaves
to use the wipers


a thousand tongues
sqaubbling in the wind

Photo Fallen Umber by Trapac

Thursday, November 20, 2008


autumn's beauty
lost on me

autumn haiku poetry

At the Nursery

pecking the pollen -
orange and black butterflies
around purple flowers
afternoon walk
brown canna stalks
lean against the house

dead leaves gilt in gold
another autumn day gone by
--like empty promise

corner gust
grabs favourite hat -
slick and quick I must react
she tidies up
her near empty desk
one more layoff

Vic Gendrano

Winter Haiku 2008/2009

Since noone seemed to object, I have gone ahead and set up Winter Haiku 2008/2009 for us.

To be invited to this blog or to continue being a contributor, send your:your email addressyour nom de plumea link to your blog or websiteto Steve at songofnovember@gmail.comIf you participated in the previous seasonal blog, and all the information is the same, just let Steve know that fact.If you don't receive an invitation, check your TRASH or BULK or SPAM mailbox, in case the invitation ended up in those folders.You will need to register with Blogger in order to contribute to the blog. You can register with your email address; you don't need to get a gmail address.

This blog is open to all haiku poets! Please submit your FAMILY-FRIENDLY haiku, senryu, tanka, haiga, or haibun.You can also submit photos or drawings to enhance our experience of reading your one-breath thoughts!Artwork or photographs should be the original work of the contributor. If not, it is the contributor's responsibility to ensure that they have permission to use the work.ALL POSTS WILL BE BOLD AND IN (you decide the color). If you decide to use another color, please make sure that your text doesn't disappear into the background.The only requirement for posting is that there should be an WINTER theme.Postings/day: 3 maximum.
leafless apple tree -
baubles hanging
red and green

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

frigid evening
Yuki* curls next to me
at bedtime

*the white cat


a leaf falls
in the forest
does it make a sound?

thanksgiving haiku

Lullaby for Kungu and Barseloi

Go to sleep -
a soft blanket of snow
covers us all

* * *

Nuku rauhassa -
lumen pehmeä huopa
peittää meidät kaikki

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Winter Haiku 2008/2009

Greetings all! Let me just say that the caliber of work being produced has been on a grand scale! I hope you all are keeping copies of your own work for yourselves. Autumn is always the most reflective and romantic of times for me personally, and it is usually a time when I'm more productive. so i always look forward to it with great anticipation......

But, all good things must end, and we have a little over a month left before Autumn offically runs out and winter kicks in, so it's time to start thinking about when to end this glorious experiment for another year. Personally, I'm of the opinion that we should keep Autumn around for as long as possible, so what do you all say to wrapping things up on December 21st, the first official day of winter?

While were thinking about closure for the autumn blog, it's time to talk about a winter Haiku blog as well. Does anyone want to oversee it? I dont mind putting it up and running it, unless someone else wants to give it a try. Any takers? lets talk about it in the comments, or you can e-mail me @
late commute
frozen moon crackles in sky
wrap my scarf tighter


sound of
leaf blowers
being put away

haiku example


crumbling leaves
for next year's trees

nature haiku
sunny morning -
the moon
reluctant to leave
November darkness
a shower of meteors
no rain tonight

mandy smith


Monday, November 17, 2008

after weekend rain
tiny new leaves peek out
on bare crepe myrtle

Let's forget the Thanksgiving holiday

wrapped and glowing
with lights -
palm tree

Autumn sky

Strange light
an unnaturally glare
the sky is suddenly very present
leaves on the stream
spin and lock:
amazing jigsaw

Sunday, November 16, 2008


a leaf falls
another follows

haiku poems


she gingerly picks
the charred remains
of her Barbie doll
in the aftermath
of LA firestorms

Vic Gendrano

See my blog for more bush fire haiku:
Haiku harvest blog

First snow

November morning
exceptionally white
like a promise

* * *

Marraskuun aamu
poikkeuksellisen valkea
kuin lupauksena

Saturday, November 15, 2008

morning mist -
the fall of a leaf
on the path


matin de brouillard -
la chute d'une feuille
sur le chemin


breeze blowing
through auburn leaves
she waves goodbye

haiku poetry

hunter moon--
a lone coyote howls
from the foothills

See my haiku just published in Simply Haiku.

An end for some
a fresh start for others
autumn in a nutshell

Autumn Colours

A day so clear and sharp in could draw blood

Photo Autumn Colours by flappingwings

Leaves in the Gutter

after the party
leaves like shrivelled balloons

Photo Leaves in the Gutter by Kylie Marie

Friday, November 14, 2008

at the market
chestnuts for the open fire
orange poinsettas

Golden Leaves

gold spills from the fountainhead of deep autumn trees

Photo Golden Leaves by Mexicanwave
the tropics -
coconut macaroon


fading sunset-
he fingers the Purple Heart
over his feeble heart

Vic Gendrano

Thursday, November 13, 2008

early commute
sheets of rain soak the road
full underpasses


silent old man
worn park bench
autumn leaves whisper

haiku poetry

high school football
the field goal clears
the moon

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

early commute
bags of leaves piled on the curb
for trash day

Still Standing

In the mist of
autumn storm
the Rose and I still standing


deep red
falling leaves
last sunset

thanksgiving haiku

Storm at night

Waking up to a
strangely deep silence -
no electricity.

* * *

oudon syvään hiljaisuuteen -

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

on the highway
garnet and yellow leaves
chase the big rigs


pile of leaves
the urge to play

thanksgiving haiku

Monday, November 10, 2008

she rereads
under the leafless tree
his goodbye letter

binasa sa lilim
ng kahoy na walang dahon
paalam n'yang sulat

Vic Gendrano

autumn moon--
polishing grandma's silver
I see her eyes

A foreign city -
letting the avenue trees
gently brush my hair

* * *

Vieras kaupunki -
annan puistotien puiden
koskettaa hiuksia

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Autumn outside my window

In the Holly Bush
leaves of beech seek harbour
Blackbird too

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Not a secret

dirt all around
squirrel's nut stash -

shade all gone

shade all gone
swept into a soggy pile
on cracked concrete

words and photograph © 2008, gerald england


caressing the wind
that caresses them--
bare branches

side wind -
the canal covered
with yellow leaves


vent de côté -
le canal couvert
de feuilles jaunes

Friday, November 7, 2008


wind carries
a leaf away
sweet release

autumn nature haiku

A graveyard in Hendersonville, N.C.

Moon Baked Bones,

bereft of modesty

shimmer in night sky

a secret prayer for the dead.


yellow slips from the trees
spills onto pavements
seeps into drains

Photo Yellow Lines by M.G..W...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

translucent leaf--
autumn sun limns
its fragile skeleton

in starbucks today
truffle advent calendars and
Christmas decor


Leaves fall
to touch his shrine


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

warm autumn day
short sleeves at the bustop
jackets over bags
the boy's sad song -
a heart-shaped leaf
blows to my feet

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

dreary morning
people chat in long poll lines
and cheerfully wait

wishing not
for an "I voted" sticker
but an ink-stained thumb

children throw sticks
at falling leaves -
her eyes full of tears

(war cemetery near Arnhem)
autumn wedding -
clouds of white
a posy of pansies

Monday, November 3, 2008

the scent of candles
fills the autumn wind
All Soul’s Day

World Haiku Review
Vo. 6, Issue 4, Oct. 2008

Vic Gendrano
during the weekend
coral roses blooming
one more time
searching for jasmine,
hidden in a dusty box
among memories,
that would go so well
in autumn daydreams
In dark morning light
two crows changed course
and again …..
Wind carries
a feeling of first snow
on your doorstep

* * *

Tuuli kantaa
ensilumen aavistuksen

windblown leaves--
becoming versed
in this language of loss

Sunday, November 2, 2008


auburn leaf falls
picked up by the breeze
it goes on and on

nature haiku
the cockrel's cry
cuts through the morning's frost -
warm eggs amongst the straw
I went back to bed
to rejoin my pleasant dream
daylight savings time

Vic Gendrano
reading a book
the cat asleep
on my lap

good news to share:
'Genteel Messages' by Gwilym Williams (Poetry Monthly Press) wins 1st place!
Purple Patch Best Small Press Lists 2008 / category: Individual Collections

Saturday, November 1, 2008

early frost--
the moon cradled in
a tree's bare branches

bookcase -
the sun reviews
the back of every book


bibliothèque -
le soleil passe en revue
le dos de chaque livre


pond's still surface
trees shed their leaves

nature haiku poem
A chill and whiteness
has come to my world
early winter morning

Friday, October 31, 2008

weeknd chores
this year's first chili
while airing sweaters

Thursday, October 30, 2008

chilly nights
reaching for the kettle
after late commute


winter nears
a wind blows
the trees shiver

haiku poems

Leaves in Flight

leaves, like yellow kites
threaded on the wind
thrown to a clear blue sky

Photo Leaves in Flight by Benjamin Barnett

Steam from a manhole cover

Lovers, in cold morning shade

Dance along cobblestone paths,

legs and arms intertwined

serenaded by a cacophony of rustling leaves

A crisp snowfall

while you play a cello suite,
the moon must be crying

dappled light--
he slips the glinting ring
on her finger

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


moving quickly -
tree limbs and
in the park
children star jumping -
maple leaves falling

river mist--
scullers row in unison
geese in their wake

Carrying my twigs
to the compost bin
I meet a man with a bag of leaves

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

closeness felt-
stars covered by our breath
in october air
in today's mail
adverts for planting bulbs
against next spring
cutting back
the bushes ~
watched closely by crow


dry red leaf
floats, flutters, falls
its last dance

haiku poem
the robin
reddens the water

Monday, October 27, 2008

first freezing night-
flowers huddle with him,
the man in the park
vietnamese running ducks
or stretched-out mallards
on the roundabout watching the traffic
early commute
melon sun rises
after Starbucks run

In the autumn gales

the ground littered with dead leaves
--all those yesterdays

Sunday, October 26, 2008

forest path -
rustle of leaves
in my trail


chemin de sous-bois -
le bruissement des feuilles
dans mon sillage


a wind blows
leaves fall
the planet exhales

a haiku poetry blog

Old knot
new leaves
getting old

Autumn dusk

Tai chi in the park -
flock of jackdaws gathering
in the trees for sleep

* * *

Taijia puistossa -
varisparvi kerääntyy
puihin nukkumaan

Saturday, October 25, 2008


heaped dry leaves
mottled autumn color
something stirs

a haiku poem blog
a leaf falls
floats downstream -
a cortege passes

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sunlit Bracken

copper bracken
and burgundy shadows
in feathered light

Photo Sunlit Bracken by spodzone


afternoon commute
Santa and reindeer on lawn
next to a scarecrow


toes curl
for warmth -
time for socks

orange butterfly
folds over forever -
too cold now
on the pendulum:
of the last blossom

cold rain--
she smoothes her veil
into place

*My little sister marries today!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

evening commute
tilted frozen half moon
dips low in the sky

Cascade of mushrooms
Pour over the dead tree stump;
Nourishing decay.

waking up cub scouts on a camping trip

early morning damp

frigid dawn 7:00am


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scavengers Can't Be Choosy

outside fancy restaurant
perched on tiny palm tree
baby squirrel nibbles dinner roll
morning commute-
leaves curling inward
in the early cool


dry leaves, bare trees
all these reflected
in your brown eyes

haiku poems

falling leaves—
after chemo, he washes
what’s left of her hair
a quilt of leaves
trout sleep

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

in the blink of an eye
fall roars in like a lion

Autumn Leaves Pavement

dry leaves, scattered by the winds, sparks along the streets

Photo 'the leaf' by dotpolka
In harsh autumn sun
you and me, all, reduced
to basic colours

* * *

Ankara valo
me, kaikki, pelkistetty

Monday, October 20, 2008


leaf clinging to branch
we all fall down

haiku poem
when rising
feet hitting the cold floor
first time this year


Sun rising late
slow arrival of winter--
feverish warmth



After the repair
pink paint grows molds on the wall:
autumn breathlessness

windy day -
starting to rattle

Sunday, October 19, 2008

yesterday's green leaves,
today's gold dust underfoot
like so many dreams


these leaves
drifting, falling, carried off
where will we land?

a haiku poem blog
the old man
stops to sneeze -
leaves swirl down

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Autumn Tango

In the wake
of the car in front of me
the leaves is dancing Tango

Autumn Bracken

across the forest of bracken
burgundy and copper
in October light

Photo Birch and Bracken by richardoyork

Friday, October 17, 2008

watching TV
Yuki* curls up in my lap
when the sun sets

* white cat
the lowly cactus
outlasts and outlives
even man himself
who then is the master
of the universe

Vic Gendrano

Deer in the Mist

first light,
among ancient oaks and mist
a low hollow moan rises

Photo Deer in the Mist by nickmilleruk

Shaking in the breeze
Milkweed seeds try to break free
From the mother pod.

empty tin cup
on the breakfast table ~
we share the haiku

great book John, have reviewed it on my blog.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

late this night
I hear the geese cry
as they leave me-
once again
you come to my mind...
sultry afternoon-
garnet and copper leaves
float down the street

Pre-Halloween Scare

7 eyes staring -
tree scars formed from
severed branches

stitching a button
this coat another year
another child

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

fickle Autumn
windy but warm
and humid

When did the last leaf
fall from the weeping birch -
did you catch it?

* * *

Milloin putosi
viimeinen koivunlehti -
ehditkö nähdä?

Monday, October 13, 2008

indian summer
new growth and buds on rose bush
leaving fleece in car

autumn vaguely felt

in town, so far from your wild isle
where the deer roam free,
yet we share tatami dreams
tonight, under the same moon

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pine cones by the road;
Red maple leaf lies there, too;
And blue chicory.
a crumpled flower
in the depths of the hibiscus -
autumn coolness


une fleur fripée
au cœur de l'hibiscus -
fraîcheur d'automne

Bill Higginson


the rain
almost a friend
this funeral

Bill was one of the most warm-hearted people I have ever met. Despite being one of the giants of haiku he was the most accessible and humble of people.

If you do not own a copy of the Haiku Handbook I urge you to buy a copy: (U.S.) (U.K.)

I have lost someone very dear to me, and he was always my mentor.


Bill Higginson gone

Bill Higginson gone
a giant has made his final leap
tears in the pond

gerald england

see William J Higginson: in memoriam.


autumn images
the vicarious sensations
these online windows

a haiku poem blog

On the way

My daughter at the wheel
foot on the speeder
annoying beat on the radio
as autumn flickers by

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lace leaf maple
Originally uploaded by

lace leaf maple--
amid labyrinthine limbs
scarlet leaves ravish

autumn rain--
drawing down her
dogeared favorite

The autumn flame
infects his reverie:
panic in leaves

Walking over
a carpet of dried leaves
hears own footsteps



The full moon
behind the bare tree--
branches curve


Friday, October 10, 2008

Autumn's mellow mist:
none available to clean
the carpet of leaves


from a distance
at the appointed time
I wait for your glance
to bask once more
in your smile


sa abot ng tanaw
at takdang panahon
hintay ko ang sulyap mo
nang muling mamasdan
ang iyong ngiti

Vic Gendrano
after the storm
twitching in the gutter:
skeletal umbrella

Thursday, October 9, 2008

no one sees them,
the words that paint you
on the wall
that surrounds my mind-
only in autumn
cool commuting-
enjoying the heated seat
I am paying on

Blue Mist

in the still morning
a blue mist gathers
in the undisturbed hollows

Photo Blue Mist by Steve0323
my fingernails
waiting in the bank queue

Another cold morning

three degrees minus
you look out into the sun
light up the fireplace

* * *

taas pakkasaamu
katsot ulos aurinkoon
sytytät tulen

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

late night commute
my breath follows me
to the car

Read Up

waiting for the bus
going north -
bored Gustav evacuee
gives instruction
to parking meter

picturing Scotland -
six Blackhawk helicopters -
now reading up

Check out two reviews of John's works.
Here and here!
leaves race
towards me:
mad scratching
angry sparrows;
i shout and dare them
to poop on me again

think haiku

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

autumn aspens--
among the white trunks
graze white-tailed deer

Shadows on the barn
Absorbed in the dark window
Dance on the white wall.
chilly night
in your darkness hides
my loneliness

gabing malamig
sa dilim mo nagtatago
aking kalungkutan

Vic Gendrano
green umbrella
left in mahogany stand
in bank foyer

Monday, October 6, 2008


for your thoughts,
crescent moon

undimmed by autumn
the trees remain verdant
yet the days darken
now you have gone far away
even so, my love blossoms

after the weekend
last tree almost finished trimmed
flower beds deleafed
they sit solid
as Buddhas:
fallen apples


Passing, in the rain,
flock of geese in the field
ready for take-off

* * *
Sateessa, ohi-
mennen, hanhet pellolla
valmiina lähtöön
cold wet pillow
autumn's only witness
to a season of tears

think haiku

Sunday, October 5, 2008

end of summer
a cocoon rides the wind
her empty room

Reprinted from World Haiku Review,
Vol. 2, Issue 1, March 2002

Vic Gendrano
lonely man walks
by the tombstones
among dead leaves
evening lamp -
the faint buzz
of the autumn fly


lampe du soir -
le faible bourdonnement
de la mouche d'automne
First frost--
The young man's voice cracks
For the first time

such mellow autumn

even this greying day shines

in the gentle rain

Saturday, October 4, 2008

autumn pleasures

autumn pleasures
the rusting roller-coaster
remains behind

© 2008, gerald england

high wind
leaves tumble -
bright mosaic stream

Friday, October 3, 2008

cool morning
reach for favorite sweater
going out to work
from my simple hut
i too can see
the rainbow

think haiku
travelling alone:
sparkling hotels and restaurants
all empty

think haiku
he paints
the cobblestone streets
with his flute

think haiku

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Yeah Buddy...

gold mine on craigslist
folks need to cull their garden
and want to share

Road into mist

the road dissolves into dirty white,
as the morning unfolds

Photo Road into mist by DavidInc
among the apples
red faces

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Condensed in haiku
life and art entropy:
freedom to 'twitter'*

*Twitter is the high-speed form of blogging in which one writes aout ones life in bursts of 140 characters or fewer.

soggy day
thin limbs sprouting
from trimmed tree

mellow autumn days

the sun hides a stash of gold

from the thieving cloud

© Beatrice V

crows in a row
chatter together
planning halloween
of grapes
were poured into trailers

a red butterfly
on a bunch of blue grapes
Burning leaves--
Last vestige perfumes
My graying hair

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

slow evening
enjoying the sound of rain
over the machines
the rustle
of fallen leaves muffles
the sound of your absence
as long nights sharpen
the barbs of autumn chill

Vic Gendrano

Taken from the recent post in my blog,
Haiku and Senryu Harvest
blue grapes
hanging full and heavy
and the butterflies dancing
Yellow butterfly
And spiraling yellow leaf
no heating yet -
following a sunbeam
to the warmest seat

Monday, September 29, 2008

soggy Saturday
Yuki* and I on the couch
doing crosswords

* the white cat


flying among
fern leaves -

fern leaves moving
a lot - but no wind
bird flying around

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Morning sun

Morning sun reveals
a sparkling silver world -
another frosty night

* * *

paljastaa hopeisen maan -
jälleen hallayö
silent mist
wet ivy
and unknown names on stones

Saturday, September 27, 2008

We, Silent Legion, with
wrenched hands and carved
faces, look down upon
dead grass and browning names

Fitfully we sleep, in
snows first kiss.

More info on Babi Yar ravine

a gift of peonies--

arranging them, some flowers

fall off already.

did your embrace last that long?

I gather fallen blossoms

© Beatrice V.

Second spring--
The leaf's last act colorful
As its debut
topless beach -
papaya hang
from the trees
rising sun
in the morning mist -
the smell of toast


soleil levant
dans le brouillard d'automne -
l'odeur du pain grillé

Friday, September 26, 2008

Slow Thoughts

slow thoughts today...
yesterday's green leaves
already red
the evening's must do-
unpacking sweaters
in the wardrobe
the moth killer
no more
the ants
marching through the house
in the trees
the north wind
the first cold snap

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Birds and leaves take
flight from these trees, my friends,
one after another
rainy afternoon
sodden red maple
bends in the breeze
lying in moonlight
we embrace only, now
...autumnal branches

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


the dry leaves are swept
even as more of them fall
and sea levels rise

haiku poem
morning commute
bronze leaves curling on trees
reaching for a fleece

Parting words

her parting words
don't see me anymore
end of summer

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Haiku and Senryu Harvest

Vic Gendrano

Autumn in a Puddle

after the rain
all summer’s colours run together
into the puddle

Photo autumn in a puddle by lo_sgabuzzino (del guercio)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

in the mail today
toad lillies ordered months ago
where to put them?


soft flow of leaves gone
left uncovered by the wind
the jagged edges

haiku poem


restless leaves stirring
earth parched beneath a bright sky
heat before the storm

haiku poem


wind stilled strewn leaves recall the recent storm

words: mandy smith
photo: phill deason
© 2008

September afternoon

September afternoon
leaves, blood-red, perfectly still -
the storm has passed

* * *

Syyskuinen päivä
puut verenpunaisina -
tyyntä myrskyn jälkeen

In memory of the victims of the Kauhajoki school massacre
the grey winds
of autumn have returned
but without me

autumn showers
but i am somewhere
far away

autumn today
spring tomorrow
and yet, and yet


Monday, September 22, 2008

side of water tower
40 feet above the ground
grass waves in the breeze

on a silver moon

the shadow of swaying trees

-undressed by Autumn

© Beatrice V.

this autumn eve
is full of old dreams
don't you think?

On my path
no raindrops
autumn leaves
suppressing my footsteps

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Morning Dew

shimmering rolling blanket

gentle morning kiss

new days embrace

While Blackberry Picking

warm autumn earth
reverberates with church bells
rippling over fields

Harrow on the Hill by Kaustav Bhattacharya

Friday, September 19, 2008

silent morning -
a lonely turtledove
in the autumn wind


silence du matin -
une tourterelle solitaire
dans le vent d'automne
plans for weekend
laying in bulbs for next year
and designs for new beds

Thursday, September 18, 2008


my heart is empty
as this september sky
these days
it's not love but boredom
that makes me long for you
driving to work
wearing a fleece
against cool morning

One Leaf , Two Haiku

interrupted -

lost in thought
walking halted - leaf plummeting
on arm


these swamps and fishponds
the black and white sand beaches
they know no autumn

captivating Capiz

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


they stand in line
for a fallen comrade

Vic Gendrano
You can view a bigger and better haiga (picture poem) in my website:
Coming home

Tikkis/Ginsberg inspiration 2

In the void
my breath
whispered your name – Autumn

Inspiration from Tikkis

off to work

Yuki* says extra goodbye

*my furry friend


Yellow lemons
still hanging after the storm
sunny backyard



slow rustle of leaves
the wind nudging green and brown
childhood memories

haiku poem

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

after hard shift
stopping for some dark red mums
and comfort food
The flutter of red
and brown rowan leaves
a busy robin


On the roof top
she waits for her man with
moon cake and lantern:
a flash of silver showers
on the mist-shrouded figure


Monday, September 15, 2008

football fever
she hugs his pillow
for company
their bed grows colder
each passing game

Vic Gendrano

In my book,
morning dew
glitters -
the rabbit washes its face

after the rain

huge mushrooms dot the lawn

Gradually changing
colour, trees slightly puzzled
as to how yellow

over the fence

over the fence a fallen sunflower flood water

© gerald england

A non-seasonal haiga can be viewed on Ackworth born, gone West.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

traffic jam
on the highway -
autumn leaves


sur la voie rapide -
feuillages d'automne

Bronzed Tree

bronzed leaves slowly corroding in soft autumn light

Photo by warren49 (me)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Oak planks in autumn

I was, as part of my job, packing some oak planks yesterday. A very fine quality nice surface and this unique smell of linseed oil.
I packed them very gently and with great care.
They were going to United Kingdom. The purpose was that they would get there in one, in this case three pieces and in no way harmed.
In the end they would arrive at a rectory home no less. A divine place no doubt. They deserve that after a long life in the forest, what better place could you ask for?

I got the word today – they arrived in the good shape, and no harm had come to them, God blessed them for their new life at the Rectory Home.

But I have a worry – If they had stayed in the forest, they had been living trees still.
And being alive there, they would by now, be occupied with the challenge of producing fantastic colour in my world.

Oak tree
tuning green leaves
into a colourful patchwork
Autumn oak flutters
As if covered by
Monarch butterflies
weekend chore
trimming tree growing through fence
autumn morning -
maple leaves
on a cherry tree

Friday, September 12, 2008

Some shriveled brown husks
Still stand while they spread their leaves
As if they're alive.

fall rain-
curling leaves wooshing
toward the run off
old lady
picking brambles -
her blue smile


golden hued summer
the sand and sea stretching on
you blink and it's gone

haiku poem

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A bug and its shadow
Skitters quick across the road--
A double monster.
morning commute
influx of school children
shatters coffee shop calm
the leaves
like a red feather
in the tree
Gathering acorns
Enveloped in a gnarled hand
A young replica

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nine eleven

my first flight
since nine eleven
remove your shoes sir
a tacit reminder
air travel's not the same

Vic Gendrano

Cross-posted in my blog
Haiku Harvest


this unhappy day
the drops of water, they fall
cannot be undone

haiku poem
afternoon break
cool wind blowing
bewteen parked trailers
he points out the apples
to his grandchild cheeked

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

she told me once
she'll be back someday-
the first hint
of autumn colors
at sunset
Autumn rain--
In the distance
Illumined blue
in the misty fields
manure spreading
after the rain
new book bags heaped on sidewalk
kids splash in puddles
dry leaves cover
the empty park bench
her long absence

Tagalog version

mga tuyong dahon
sa bangko sa parke
kay tagal niyang wala

Vic Gendrano
night time commute
orange cresent moon
shimmers in the pond

Monday, September 8, 2008


Waiting to hear your
light steps on the road -
dry leaves dancing

* * *

Odotan kevyitä
askeleitasi tiellä -
lehtien kahinaa


a sudden downpour
it stops, streets underwater
frog cacophony

haiku poem
autumn -
the ploughed field's
glittering clay
non-Easter egg hunting -
grocery shopping in
New Orleans

Hi All, I returned this past weekend to New Orleans. No damage to my home. Electricity and water are back. However, towns south and west of New Orleans got slammed.

Ike is now heading to the Gulf of Mexico, so I might be running away from home again.

Let's see what happens.

PS - I had to go to two grocery stores looking for dairy products. The first one ran out.
early twilight.
swans radiate their own light
in the slate grey lake.
the rusty clock
is ticking in the trees

(inspired by David's recent haiku and Sorley MacLean's poem Hallaig)
in the dusk
the slugs embrace
and nibble fallen peaches
rustle ~
in the sycamore ~ ~
~ ~ ~ helicopters

(inspired by Megan Arkenbergs haiku 'Rustling')


dry leaves underfoot
the days grind steadily on
dusty memories

haiku poem

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A slow thought

Slowly turning my head
flowing the Sun
I become part of the nature.

Slowly opening my eyes at Dawn
and shutting them at Sunset
I become part of natures rhythm.

By doing so slowly
I become a natures child
a Sunflower in thought.

Slowly penetrate a single thought
cut off shortly before reaching the end
the Sunflower head tumbled into the basket.

Slowly hundreds of Sunflower seed
is spreading this autumn
simple slowly thoughts back to nature

Saturday, September 6, 2008

last sunbeam -
a fly lands
on my shoulder


dernier rayon -
une mouche se pose
sur mon épaule
the brash summer
mellows with september's
as trees slowly begin
their winter slumber
turning from the rain
a spark in her eyes
autumn light

Bright shiny droplets
Clinging to the spider web
Reflect the pale sky.

Update from Steve

Greeting all! Wonderful work so far!! Really great! I am sorry for being so quiet; I have in the past week moved from one department of my company to another, which means I have moved from my old site down to UNCC to work. Very nice change, but it (along with cub scouts) has kept me busy, and I apologize for not participating more. I do have some pieces prepared, but they are "time sensitive", so I dont want to post them yet.

If anyone has any problems, please let me know, and if I dont get back with you in 24 hours, hang tough, I will get back to you!
leaves drift -
old ladies
holding their hats

Election Time

election time
we turn off
the radio, argue
root beer flavors
and bubblegum

behind green steel

behind green steel
hide scarlet berries
an autumn find

© 2008, Gerald England
horse chestnut
withered and stunted
slowly rusts

amongst rain and leaves,

the whisper of a master's verse

how they weep, the trees

© Beatrice V

Friday, September 5, 2008

Such autumnal hues

cling to the window today

-those new curtains

© Beatrice V

friends hug and part -
in the sky
southbound geese
in the garden
the old lady dozes -
the sunflower's head droops

Thursday, September 4, 2008


the green shifts to red
streets littered with summer's leaves
years weigh heavily

haiku poem
Fallen leaf
Carried by the stream
Dances still
Waving down
a leaf settles between
her breasts

With roaring winds
the trees wave all night:
autumn in courtyard

summer fading -
the humming in the garden
dying down

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


solitary leaf
drifting softly to the ground
how far it has come

haiku poem


in the oak leaves...

Raku vase

Raku vase
Autumn-hued beauty unspoiled
By chrysanthemums
a roaring from
the silent trees of summer

the sun is muted
seeing trees deepening to red
with autumn passion

Beatrice V

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


autumn has arrived
auburn leaves are falling
but not over here

haiku poem
before nureyev
we rise to our feet
in rainsoaked unison
the vienna open-air cinema in front of the city hall
is a regular feature during july, aug and early sept -
admission free

at first, clouds gathered

to play hide-and-seek with the sun
now, they fall; and fall

Beatrice V
in the garden
watched by the cat

the posy
of stinging nettles

RIP Ivan the cat (1990 - 1st September 2008)
In the autumn sun
old man planting strawberries
for next summer

* * *
vanhus istuttaa mansikat
ensi kesäksi
rain clouds gone -
doves' wings
shaking the light

One Line Haiku Dry Grasses

late summer grasses
bleached and brittle to touch
dry seeds scatter

David Loffman

Monday, September 1, 2008

Quick Update

traveled 700 miles
still in USA
I have a few moments to let you know how I am. I appreciate your warm wishes.
Instead of going to Hot Springs, AK to escape Hurricane Gustav, my parents wanted to go to relatives' home in SW Houston.
Fearing empty gas (petrol) stations on I10West (since I need about 2 tanks of gas to travel from New Orleans to the Houston suburbs), I decided to go another route.
First north traveling through Louisiana and Mississippi, taking a left on I20, going back to Louisiana and into Texas, and then going south on US 59.
It was an adventure to drive 14 hours and drinking so much Coca Cola and coffee without getting ill.
Until I hear the all-clear to return, I stay in Texas.
Later, Isabel
autumn again -
i sit contemplating
an old koan

See all my haiku at think haiku
tonight's moon
cares not for the fleshy pleasures
of edo's alleys

See all my haiku at think haiku
autumn -
ploughs darkening
the summer fields
a quartet of magpies -
not a song
amongst them
under the red moon
a courtesan turns on her heel
and walks away

See all my haiku at think haiku

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Autumn dance

Rooted flamenco
Maple's gypsy gowns roil with
Fall's impassioned dance
autumn -
whirring of wings
across the garden

Saturday, August 30, 2008


green to shades of red
they drift down, we rake, they pile
sweet smell of autumn

haiku poem
this autumn
even the wandering caterpillar

admires chrysanthemums

See all my haiku at think haiku
autumn -
the bare trees

of mount hotaka

See all my haiku at think haiku

Monday, August 25, 2008


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