Autumn Haiku Challenge


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    Autumn Haiku Challenge

    It is autumn in the northern hemisphere. This challenge is about celebrating the season of autumn using Japanese haiku.

    From http://www.creative-writing-now.com/
    The following are typical of haiku:

    • A focus on nature.
    • A "season word" such as "snow" which tells the reader what time of year it is.
    • A division somewhere in the poem, which focuses first on one thing, than on another. The relationship between these two parts is sometimes surprising.
    • Instead of saying how a scene makes him or her feel, the poet shows the details that caused that emotion. If the sight of an empty winter sky made the poet feel lonely, describing that sky can give the same feeling to the reader.
    Critique is encouraged. Please use Reply With Quote when critiquing.

    On the solstice day, the author of the piece with the most Likes from other participants wins this graphic to put in their sig.


    Enter as often as you like, but be ready for serious critique on each entry.
    Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
    — Robert G. Allen

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    crisp October breeze
    lays down multicolored leaves
    squirrel hides acorns
    Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
    — Robert G. Allen

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    dark Autumn night sky
    stars reflect on top of the sea
    only the fish can see
    The only one who can heal you is you.




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    autumn breeze chills air
    as leaves of gold and bronze fall
    naked tree is cold.







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    Autumn leaves blush red
    naked trees shake and shiver
    the lonely ghost howls

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    Quote Originally Posted by escorial View Post
    dark Autumn night sky
    stars reflect on top of the sea
    only the fish can see
    Lovely turn. I think it's a little ... I'm not sure of the word ... too easy ... to use "autumn" as your kigo. Perhaps also rework L1 so you don't have both dark and night, but that may just be me.
    Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
    — Robert G. Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by astroannie View Post
    Lovely turn. I think it's a little ... I'm not sure of the word ... too easy ... to use "autumn" as your kigo. Perhaps also rework L1 so you don't have both dark and night, but that may just be me.
    i must admit i don't fully get the concept..i've got as close as i think and yeah it prob could do with some work..thanks
    The only one who can heal you is you.




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    dark Autumn sky
    the sea reflects the stars
    only the fish can see
    The only one who can heal you is you.




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    geese in southbound flight
    frosted stubble field beckons
    silent shotgun waits

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    gold and russet trees
    coyly drop each leaf to tease
    jack frost holds his breath
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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