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soupçon de mélancholie (haibun)



It’s been getting colder in the past week. Nights have dipped below freezing point and she has mixed feelings about that.  Ragweed allergies will finally cease;  daytime walks are still splattered with colours but the nights walking home from her late shifts will now be cold.

On her way back from her favourite grocery, Thai Foo, greens in her backpack,  she cannot not help but notice sweeping changes with nature around her.  Many trees have lost most of their leaves, and the late bloomers who also shed the latest, still hold some beautiful colours.  The yellow turned to a dark orangey tint, the maples were an even brighter red and one tree she could not name had yellowed leaves with dark brown strips of seeds hanging.  It truly looked like a Hallowe’en decoration. How totally apropos, she thought.

© Clr,15
© Clr,15

She knew there was about a  week left of signs of life through tints and hues.  After October 31st…the goblins will have eaten up most of life’s colours. November will prowl like rodents lurking garbage bins; life will appear barren  day by day.  She admires the last photos she took today, wishing this week could drag on a few more months.  Le mois des morts(the month of the dead)  is what they call November in her region.

novembre se faufile
soupçon de mélancolie

November slips in
drop of melancholy
spills over

© Clr'15
© Clr’15

Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and MindlovemiserysMenagerie

Exploring poetry in all its forms.

Autumn (haiku)

life cycles
mystic blossoms
in spring

summer’s harvest
hectic bees and butterflies
sweetness of fruits

busy season
merits time to rest,
shedding life

shutting down
storing picnic baskets
summer chalets close

summer love affairs
lovers kiss goodbye
bleeding hearts’ll heal

shedding life
fallen leaves of vibrant hues
autumn’s undress

peeling limbs
branches shedding leaves
nature’s runner

rustic colours
amber, yellow –
fall’s last performance

© Tournesol’15


Full Circle (CarpeDiemHaikuKai Special#1)

Cherry Trees/High Park © Sara Desjardins Photography
Cherry Trees/High Park
© Sara Desjardins Photography

High Park’s cherry trees
 blossoming midst rustling leaves
spilling a soft breeze.

summer solstice looms
lovers kiss on moonlit beach
make love thru the night.

lovers’ departure
last rendezvous’ send-off,
magic mushrooms

pine tree icicles
blizzard warnings outside
threaten fireworks.

© Clr – Tournesol

Vancouver’s Stanley Park is well known for their Cherry trees that were given as a gift from Japan but Toronto, High Park hosts also such a gift from Japan in 1959, having received 2000 trees. Check here, for the History of Sakura; Sakura Hanami is the Japanese translation for cherry blossom viewing or flower viewing. Click here to see the Sakura Watch at High Park 2014. The photos are exquisite!

Submitted for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special – Full Circle #1 where you have to use each work per LINE of a series of 4 haiku.

1. cherry

2. leaves

3. breeze

4. solstice

5. beach

6. love

7. departure

8. moon

9. mushrooms

10. icicles

11. blizzard

12. fireworks

for example of the first 3 words:

cherry blossoms bloom
between the young leaves –
the warm breeze

© Chèvrefeuille


Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves
that flock the trees
parks are mixed
with season’s pics.

Oh dear I’ll soon be late
but this just, cannot wait
Click click,  the yellow leaves
Change is here, I do believe.
I look above, the firmament hue
which forms a splindid backdrop
provides an artist his canvas – blue
Mother nature smiles at her milieu.

Autumn leaves
that flock the trees
parks are mixed
with season`s pics.


© Cheryl-Lynn Roberts,  originally written September 26, 2013

Photo credits: Cheryl-Lynn Roberts 2013