Autumn haibun


September 22, 2019 by petrujviljoen

One can say it in chrome green and indigo blue but for saying it as it is the bronzes, oranges, reds and coppers set the place ablaze with the dying summer.

there once was a girl –
does the song still go like that? in whom the music died
(key) B flat minor

autumn colour download

Linked to Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge 107

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24 thoughts on “Autumn haibun

  1. sdtp33 says:

    a mystical quality to this, I like the deletion in the haiku….draws the reader back to take a second…third …fourth…look….

  2. The real sadness in those colors is the knowledge of the bleakness that comes after.

  3. Bodhirose says:

    Well, I don’t think that’s a happy little girl when her music dies. No, not at all.

    Gayle ~

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the description of the dying summer setting the trees ablaze with color.

  5. Bev says:

    A bit melancholy, while I see autumn as a joyful blast of color, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and hayrides, storing memories that last through Winter to Spring.!

  6. lillian says:

    oh my yes…..the blazing reds and oranges and yellows as the dying summer….so well stated.

  7. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Petru’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

  8. There’s melancholy in the reality of those bronzes and reds. Like the minor key.

  9. Jules says:

    I like each season, though I do favor autumn, especially after the first real good frost that takes out the mosquitoes. The yellows of the ash, willow and some hard woods have begun their yellows… only a few reds and oranges. But soon that unique blaze will fill the horizon line. 🙂

  10. nannus says:

    Yesterday was still
    summer, today suddenly
    autumn has started

    Actually it is like that here, yesterday was the last summer day and suddenly, the weather has changed. But on your side, is spring time not just arriving? Or are you on the northern side now?

    • Still in South Africa Nannus – always will be I guess! I wrote more to a personal experience than to the actual seasons. The prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (Netherlands) also helped! I didn’t provide a link to the site and should!

  11. Nan Mykel says:

    Kinda sad-ish. But going out in glory!

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