Summer’s End

As we drove higher into the mountains my ears popped. It was that time of year again. The mountains are the first to embrace the first hint of autumn, complete with the drop in temperature. This was not so in the city, not yet. We opened all the windows to let it all in. Then, there it was, the scent of autumn.

early blush of fall
plays to low light of evening sun –
summer’s end

Pat R


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Gold & Sing

sunset amazing skies IMG_1862setting sun molten
evening sky showy blaze of
gold, birds sing from roost

Pat R


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Evening Sun

evening sun
sinks behind tall grass
twilight creeps in

Pat R


This month on Carpe Diem Haiku we are exploring haiku writing techniques used by Basho. Our host writes:

“….In this haiku Basho uses the so called “sketch”or “shasei” technique….The poetic principle is “to depict the thing just as it is”. There are some inspirations for haiku that are best said as simply as possible. …it should never be the only method employed in a haiku….”

With the sketch technique you’re creating
“… a haiku depicting the thing just as it is…”

early autumn
the sea and rice fields
one green

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

how glorious
young green leaves
flash in the sun

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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