poetry diary

I rhyme to see myself, to set the darkness echoing. (Seamus Heaney, from Personal Helicon)

Month: September, 2012

Autumn flames

Autumn lights the leaves;
trees flaming red-gold, smoke-soft,
until the first frost.

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For haiku heights September challenge. Today’s prompt is lights, and I saw a tree half-turned to red beside the road this morning.

Changing seasons

Clouds, like islands;
sanctuaries in summer skies,
submerged by autumn.

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For haiku heights September challenge. Today’s prompt is island. Also posted on the wonderful dVerse  site.

Marooned

Abandoned shack
above the beach, with footprints
ending in the sea.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is a rather bleak ‘starve’.

Meadow

A vibrant hillside;
people pass, preoccupied,
as cows dream of grass.

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For haiku heights September challenge.

Summer days

Flattened patch of grass
beside the river, and a
startled stork rising.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is grass.

Creation

Finding an acorn
on the pavement, I moved it
onto the damp earth.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is ‘creation’. This is almost a real incident from my walk to work this morning – except it was a conker, which I wasn’t sure would mean much to anyone apart from ex-English schoolboys!

September sunset

This evening’s sunset;
revealing autumn
in every cloud.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is ‘revelation’

Maybe

She walks, glancing back,
her summer dress a shifting
symphony of silk.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is symphony.

April showers

Liberated scents
of cut grass and May blossom,
disperse winter clouds.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is ‘rain’. Also posted on dVerse.

In the cemetery

One smaller gravestone
speaks of hope and love, although
moss covers the name.

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For haiku heights September challenge. The prompt is ‘divine’.