Snapshot of Autumn

Frank Tassone’s haikai prompt this week is autumn comtemplation (shuushi). I will contemplate this idea more later, but these are my first musings. 

Brown leaf tumbles down
Crinkles, crunches underfoot
Ground has a blanket

Tree branches shivering cold
Amid changing, frigid wind


Update: Here is a haiku that is a little bit silly but also has a lot to do with autumn.

Coffee clichés come:
P.S.L. fever ignites
Cool temperatures

Many-Hued Verse

I wrote a few sidlak poems over the past few days. This form, which has 4 lines of 3-5-7-9 syllables and concludes with a fifth line that is a color, has been fun. I found out about it from Abigail Gronway, who also wrote a nice one. Shared with the Tuesday Platform.


Black coffee

In a library,

On antique, sturdy table —

I sense the musty smell of old books





Proper meter? Rhyme?

Freedom in form anytime.

Word queen of my poetry world, hued





Anxiety fight

Oppressing like a devil,

A cardboard box, sent, undelivered: