Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Autumn




gold russet  
brushing the edges,
fading photograph

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melancholy
deep as red burnished leaves, 
steeped in my tea 

~0~0~

with eager eyes,  
wings lift to sky,
empty nest 


For Haiku Heights:   Autumn - This is part of the September Challenge of Haiku Heights 

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful. You have captured autumn. Favorite of mine is #2 -- I love the simile!

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  2. Last one took me along...thanks Grace..

    I am here with autumn..http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2012/09/autumn-sheds-inhibitions.html


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  3. Grace--lovely. Enjoyed all three, but my favorite is the last--love that freedom so lightly brushstroked in.

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  4. Such delicate images! I love the steeped tea!

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  5. Pretty haiku. The last one caught my heart. I know that part of autumn.

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  6. Yes, the empty nests of autumn, vibrant colours, and looks to the heavens. Yum!
    Rick

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  7. I like the movement in the last one, although the middle one feeling and colour too.

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  8. Lovely haiku. I especially like the last one - I feel a 'good' melancholy regarding "empty nest"

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  9. Captured the essence of the season and it was very pleasin'

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  10. Oh, no, not the empty nest, please, not yet.. Sad, it's going to feel sad when they fly away eagerly.

    Loved your words, as always.

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  11. All beautiful! Blew me away!!!

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  12. Great and sensitive progression here of the edges of things that must be tended to--fading pictures, melancholy, empty nest--and also the eagerness and freedom and wings to drink the tea and move forward. Very nice!

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  13. Quite sad images for autumn but I enjoy reading them. As always!

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  14. They are all great but the second is my favorite. I love tea and can see the melancholy color.

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  15. Such a lovely set. That melancholy painted with tea is quite a charming image.

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  16. Nice, I like the first one and the use of a fading photograph

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  17. I loved the 2nd...
    And a very lovely expression...

    http://locomente.blogspot.in/2012/09/autumn.html

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  18. Yes! Autumns are melancholic.
    Three different haiku, all amazing. ( They really did amaze me)

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  19. You have painted Autumn so well ... these haiku are really wonderful.

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  20. Lovely haiku, but I love the powerful imagery of the second one. Well done. Mine is here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/haiku-heights-prompt-autumn/

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  21. Lovely set Grace...Third one is my favorite!

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  22. Love the last one.. it's like the autumn leaf has left home to find another. Will it succeed, is a question that follows :)

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  23. I love the first one...
    http://chaigaramchai.blogspot.in/2012/09/autumn-haiku.html

    Just a query.. how old are you?

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    1. Older than you. Why do you want to know ?

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    2. I dont know... I just wish to know... it's ok if you cant reveal...

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  24. Beautiful.
    We have more leaves down today, I took the boy his walk just before the heavy rains arrived and there was one small maple leaf on the grass which was a perfect rich red in colour, it looked so beautiful. But, the rain is heavy now and there looks to be some flash flooding if it doesn't ease up.

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  25. I really love this, especially because autumn is my favorite season. i've been waiting all hot and humid summer long for autumn.

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  26. Excellent examples of the unexpected surprises in Haiku!!

    September Heights - Autumn

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  27. Great response to prompt...thank you.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  28. you are drawing me in with such short forms brimming with emotions....

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  29. I love this... :D
    I just did a prompt on PUnited for signs of autumn.
    I would love if you posted this!
    Gorgeous

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  30. So beautiful. Love the mental image of those little wings, lifting off......

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  31. I really like the first one. It makes me feel as if there is a time in the past that needs to be remembered. Visiting from Poets United.

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  32. I love the red leaves steeped in tea. What a perfect image for fall.

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  33. Great use of color and some deep thoughts interwoven, outstanding!

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