Autumn Blues


It has been a strange eight days mired in joy, anxiety, stress and sadness.

Two home-goings, one way before his time. An ambitious young man, twenty two years old, on a new journey to law school. Now, a journey diverted, a soul called home. Leaving a mother grief stricken and numb.

The other, of her time. She had lived some life.

In between these, was a wedding in a most peaceful setting in the mountains. This odd mix of joy and sorrow came in threes.

short goodbyes –
lurking in cool air
autumn blues

Pat R

An Autumn Leaf

now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other—thus it falls,
an autumn leaf
© Ryokan Taigu

as it falls through the stillness
a final playful tumble

Pat R


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Daily Haiku Challenge


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Carpe Diem #708, Wisdom

A haiku by Scottish writer George Bruce, on Widom, chosen be our host:
Books — thousands — on shelves — 
Wisdom of ages.
Folly if not in me
Our Host
never forget
that the camel never forgets
and all will be well
I pray for age
so that I might experience
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