Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Richard Wright on Autumn


a few Richard Wright haiku I found

I feel autumn rain
Trying to explain something
I do not want to know.

A leaf chases wind
Across an autumn river
And shakes a pine tree.

Droning autumn rain:
A boy lines up toy soldiers
For a big battle.

My attempts at this prompt : Lots of cold wet poems:


hazy autumn moon
caught in the oak tree branches
with curls of white smoke


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November rain falls
leaves swirling in the gutter
puddles in the road

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cold November rain
changes to icy drizzle
soaks though my worn boots

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mid autumn evening
moonlight and raindrops glisten
light pools on pavement

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dreary November
rain strikes colored umbrellas
which dot the sidewalk

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bitter north wind blows
last of the dry autumn leaves
in mound at my feet


10 comments:

  1. What a great response -- I'm especially fond of the third -- and the last -- and the one before that ----

    :)

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  2. All very nice but the first leaves me dreaming of a fire. I also like the light pools on pavement.

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  3. What a forage into autumn - it actually reads together to an autumn poem...

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    1. Thank you! I wrote a few more that were more whimsical in my next post.

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  4. Really a beautiful, intricate Autumn set - with visual detail.

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  5. Thanks... I've been on a roll the past 30 days and have written over 150 poems, not including daily haibun.

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  6. The haiku about light pooling on the pavement is my favorite.

    Inspired by Richard Wright

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