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A Tanka In Autumn

A TANKA IN AUTUMN

Pox on verbiage
All these dragooned syllables
Listen closely as
The sound of a falling leaf
Declares “nothing to declare”

Poetess: Haiku

POETESS

Ageing observer
Leaves replacing butterflies
Means nothing to her

Flight Of Fancy

FLIGHT OF FANCY

I met you in the dappled Springtime
Radiant with blossom and birdsong
Ah yes – But time flies like the wind

We courted through dancing Summer
A passion that fair spanned the skies
Ah yes – But time flies like the wind

Ripening Autumn brought composure
And a deep resounding companionship
Ah yes – But time flies like the wind

And what shall I say of bleak Winter?
Chill reminder that all things must pass
Remember – Time flies like the wind

Remember – While hope springs eternal
Still our dreams will remain mañanas
And fruit flies … They like bananas

Runes

RUNES

This wintry scenescape
Darkness and lightness abound
As for tommorow
Spring, summer, autumn for sure
As for their contents who knows?

Autumn Pause

AUTUMN PAUSE

In between brief showers
Blazing sunlit moments
Illuminate the path
As I hurry along.

Leaf after golden leaf
Attracts my attention.
Should I count them? Compare?
Life is too short for that.

And Then (8a)

AND THEN

Autumn leaves
As Winter arrives
Seems only
Yesterday
Leaves remained firmly attached
As we cling to life

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Shadorma November

Seasoned Just So

SEASONED JUST SO

Spring waters flow forth
Now after Now after Now
Summer, Autumn, Wint…

Sweet Autumn

SWEET AUTUMN

Amid fruitfulness
Dissolution and decay
As the nights draw in

Promiscuity

PROMISCUITY

Many have a favourite from among the seasons
And each proponent has of course their reasons

To be matchless some aver a vernal evening’s moon
While others find it’s Summer makes them swoon
Some folk will only fall for Autumn’s ripe delights
Supreme for some is snuggling up on Winter’s nights

But why not embrace every new season and learn
To enthrone it as if a passionate lover in its turn
Become more open, adopt a polygamous attitude
And receive its gifts with heartfelt joy and gratitude

Farewell

FAREWELL

An Autumn drizzle
Branches grey and leafless, stark
Against a grey sky

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