This is written for Frank’s haikai challenge #3. We are writing about fall foliage (hence the title of this post) and can either use those words or reference the image. I wrote a tanka based on one of my experiences several autumns ago, compared with today.
A sad September:
Broken heart, falling leaves, these
Barren trees aren’t dead,
This was years ago, and now,
I know beauty’s in the cold.