I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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30 May 2015

Autumn dusk: haiku, April – May 2015

sleepy afternoon
yellow blooms
trail across concrete

#lune

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happy couple
in the album at least
my first wedding

22/4/15


non-stop rain
thunderclap too close
April’s end

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Solo Samhain
cast circle light candle
talk to my dead

1/5/15


early dark
a gate bangs loudly
near my house

16/5/15


Autumn dusk
blue hills darken sharp-edged
against pale sky

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Evening breeze
narrow leaves flutter
like feathers

22/5/15


cool evening
my cat in the car
miaows once

29/5/15



31 comments:

  1. Mmm. The sharpness of these images is a complete slide show. I often Samhain alone and have felt such silence in the dusk that everything is amplified. I worry about the cat in the car.

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    1. He was all right. :) He just doesn't like going to the vet for his monthly arthritis injection, and voiced a small protest when we got close and he realised where we were headed.

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    2. Still enjoy these, Rosemary! It's good to see them again.

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  2. excellent - I love this form, and you write with skill!

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    1. Thank you! I find it a deceptively easy and in fact difficult form — I think the secret is in trying to capture the moment.

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  3. these are so beautifully orchestrated! pulled me right into the mood of the changing weather.

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  4. You have some good ones here, Rosemary. I sense there is a story behind the 'happy couple' haiku. You have characterized April well with your 'non-stop rain' poem. I wonder if your cat is meowing out of contentment in the car - I would guess so!

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    1. Thank you, Mary.

      Yes, quite a story - a disastrous and very brief marriage, as it turned out!

      And I'm afraid my poor cat was protesting because he knew I was taking him to the vet, which he hates.

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  5. Love love love them. Especially casting the circle and talking to your dead, and happy couple in the album, "my first wedding". Great haiku, Rosemary.

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  6. What a treat these are for the reader...and a laugh too with "Married couple".

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  7. Some excellent images here., the loud bang of the door really paints a strong autumn picture.

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  8. Every haiku seems domestic-related. And it wasn't that perfect scenario - some undertones of maybe marital problems? I could be wrong though.

    Despite of the sensitive subject, each one is written with eloquence, Rosemary

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  9. a lovely set...the autumn dusk speaks so serenely in that little space...

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  10. Great haiku set and lune! When contending episodes are deflected from us one can see how life had been most forgiving. Things might turn out to be a lot worst! Nice lines Rosemary!

    Hank

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  11. This is like a year passing in a day...all the shades and thoughts swirled up and refined so crisply - for some reason the line that jumped out was your cat was in the car..i see the explanation above! But even without knowing it was like he was an alarm clock ringing you out of your thoughts and back into the here and now..

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  12. Autumn dusk
    blue hills darken sharp-edged
    against pale sky

    The entire poem reads beautifully executed :D Loved the images here.. so picturesque..!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  13. these read together as a song of seaons - a reflection of self - beautiful each and all

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  14. love these - they are inspiring me to write more in this style!

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  15. Like the flutter best
    Have a nice Sunday

    Much love...

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  16. A wonderful collection of images, Rosemary.

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  17. I savored each image you evoked and especially the dusk with the hills against the sky....

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  18. This is the kind of Haiku that I'd like to read today---bold, sharp & honest. Thank you for giving me a treat.

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  19. Especially liked the "Evening Breeze" haiku!

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  20. I enjoyed all of these, but the first one really grabbed me and I wonder about the gate in the other one..where would the gate take you?

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  21. Oh, these are all lovely, Rosemary :) I really did like,

    'Autumn dusk
    blue hills darken sharp-edged
    against pale sky'

    Autumn is my favorite, so I did favor this one :) Great writing!

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  22. Lovely set. The Samhain one gave me chills.

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  23. Nice retrospective balanced haiku.

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  24. Very beautiful, Rosemary :D I was quite taken with the cat haiku..

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  25. What a lovely collection of thoughts distilled into haiku. I enjoyed reading them together x

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  26. A tale
    told via
    trail
    of Haiku.
    Brava!

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