misty scene subdued
autumn’s dampness a blanket
burning leaves smoulder
Seeing Robert Okaji’s Thinking of Li Po at Sky’s End reminded me that I’ve had this Chinese interpretation (key word: interpretation!) in my draft folder for a few months. I decided I probably should post it while the calendar says it’s (technically) still autumn – although the snow here would say otherwise.
Drunken Sleep (visiting Tu Mu)
This wine is fit for an autumn rain
in the cold, as leaves fall around the house.
There is no need to go out, only to sleep.
Time for one more cup when this one is empty.
Literal translations of classic Chinese poetry can be found at chinese-poems.com. This is my interpretation of a poem by Tu Mu. The literal translation, as provided at chinese-poems.com, is as follows:
Autumn wine rain in well made
Cold house fall leaf in
Hermit really much asleep
More pour one cup empty
Image source: Harvard Art Museums – Night Rain at Karasaki, by Utagawa Hiroshige
More Chinese interpretations can be found here.
red leaf of dogwood
brilliant yellow of maple
shadows dance with light
This haiku is my response to Carpe Diem #1781
The Quest for a New Masterpiece … colorful autumn.
Photos taken 05 November 2019 at Painted Rock Conservation Area, Missouri.
bright burst of color
leaving blanket of dry leaves
this path to autumn
This haiku is my response to Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152 #Poet’sChoice.
Photos taken 5 November 2019 while hiking at Painted Rock Conservation Area, Missouri.
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on placid waters
autumn colors float downstream
river path calling
This haiku/haiga is my response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku
Prompt Challenge #277,
where the prompt words are river and path.
leaves in autumn rain
apples ready for harvest
beginning of life
This haiku/haiga is my response to Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #108 CD Imagination … Still Life,
which offers an image by Dina Belenko for inspiration.
Image source: Bored Panda – Dina Belenko
oak leaves in the air
drifting down to the river
like lost memories
This haiku is my response to Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 16th 2019, leaves are falling, where the prompt is to touch on the physical or
the spiritual meaning of autumn … departure, sadness and more.