Poetry Friday: Autumn haiku, 2016

Having spent my Labor Day Weekend working at the local fair (you can find out how dinosaurs, high-tech saw blades, and “battered savs” all tie into this by checking out this past Tuesday’s post), I’m in a sort of autumn mood…

Photo courtesy of Katherine Esenwine, (c) 2012 (Click to enlarge)

I’ve had this photo sitting in my computer files for four years (this was taken in early Oct. 2012), so I’m glad I finally put it to use!

poetryfridaybutton-fulllFor more poetry, be sure to visit Today’s Little Ditty, where Michelle H. Barnes is hosting Poetry Friday with her own contribution to a poetic challenge from the inimitable Jane Yolen!


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24 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Autumn haiku, 2016

  1. dmayr

    Love the reds in the photo–I wonder if we’ll have any reds at all this year? Some leaves have turned brown, bypassing the color, and have already fallen.


    1. Thank you, Jama! I always get a kick out of well-placed enjambment – not just mine, but even someone else’s poem – because of the weight it carries. In this case, that phrase not only describes the truck’s action towards the tree, but it implies the truck’s eyes ‘are’ young.


  2. Matt, I find the composition of this photo paired with your words: two-toned beauties and the contrast between old timer and eyes young a great composition. I am capturing both the poem and the credit to your wife for the autumn gallery. Did you send me your summerscapes poem yet? I am on a family trip but will unveil the summer gallery after next weekend.


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