Thursday, March 26, 2009

Poetry challenge – Day 1 – the haiku

Haiku – three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables with a seasonal reference and division into a two line unit and one line unit.

As it is Autumn here in Australia, I thought it a good theme to work with.

Red leaves are dropping –
they cluster at tree’s feet, like
they are embarrassed.

Wind shakes the branches,
emptying the store of leaves.
Nature’s clearing sale.

Plants shrivel and die
as the party’s end is nigh.
goodbye friend Autumn.

Tomorrow – the tanka.

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