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