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Haiku Poetry for Fall

Fall is definitely creeping in, here, as last night's chill made me add a blanket. It's still warm in the daytime--mid-80s--but with lows at night in the mid-50s, things are definitely getting crisp. Fall officially starts here on September 21st, which is exactly one week hence, so to kick things off, here are some seasonal haiku:

The Essence of Fall

Crisp blue morning chill

Yields to golden afternoon

Trees wave colored leaves

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Trick or Treat: A Halloween Haiku

Sheet-wearing ghosties

Scamper among skirling leaves

Candy-bags rattling

...

Oops: A Thanksgiving Haiku

You silly redneck

Trying to fry a turkey

Burned down your trailer


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/foliage-nature-leaves-fall-539413/ by claude05alleva

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DWDavisRSL wrote on September 14, 2015, 8:31 PM

I should be offended by the silly redneck haiku but I was laughing too hard. You do know what the average redneck's last words are? "Hey, Bubba, watch this!"

Feisty56 wrote on September 14, 2015, 10:05 PM

I am sure there are many volunteer firemen especially (since they only work when there's an actual fire) who wish to heck no one would ever again try to fry a turkey on Thanksgiving so they could stay at home with their own family and enjoy the holiday. : )

LoudMan wrote on September 15, 2015, 12:53 AM

Kudos for writing haiku about the seasons. From what I've heard, that's what it was originally for. But, don't you know? That's why turkeys are fried on a driveway, in front of the garage.

MegL wrote on September 15, 2015, 2:00 AM

Love the Autumn one, that's exactly what a lovely autumn is like. I saw Captain Kirk (William Shatner) in an advertisement one time pointing out the dangers of deep frying a turkey (ESPECIALLY a FROZEN turkey) in one of those giant tin cans made for the purpose. It looked so dangerous, I wondered why those things are even made!

Paulie wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:12 AM

I don't know much about Haiku poetry, but I think your poems are very good.

Dawnwriter wrote on September 15, 2015, 4:09 AM

Very clever and picturesque poetry. I loved the imagery in The Essence of Fall. Lovely work as usual.

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:47 PM

Hee hee!

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:47 PM

Exactly!

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:48 PM

That's the theory, but people ain't too smart.

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:48 PM

Yes, I think the frozen part is the really dangerous part. I wouldn't try it--no food is that great!

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:49 PM

I like to take the form and be a little irreverent, sometimes emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2015, 3:49 PM

Thank you so much! That exact weather is going on here, except that the leaves haven't started turning quite yet.

LoudMan wrote on September 15, 2015, 4:00 PM

There are those Tim!es when we ain't. That's for sure.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on September 15, 2015, 5:26 PM

Great poetry, it's getting colder here too.

markgraham wrote on September 25, 2015, 9:47 AM

Way to go with these poems. I always had trouble with Haiku poems. I can really feel the season and the holidays. I could see the action in these poems as well. The trick or treaters at Halloween, the falling leaves even the redneck frying his turkey.