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

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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