Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille – Nov. 12, 2015 – Autumn Rain

Lamp light rain by Lexidreams.
Lamp light rain by Lexidreams.

Greetings – this is Paloma, filling in for Chèvrefeuille due to computer problems.

For today let’s look at two autumn haiku by Issa, one of the major haiku poets (along with Basho, Shiki, and Chiyo-Ni):

hizabushi ni hi no chirameku ya aki [no] ame

lamplight glimmers
on my knees…
autumn rain 


ta no kari no furusato ika ni aki no ame

what’s your home village like
rice field goose?
autumn rain

Haiku Guy explains that, “from one traveler to another, Issa questions the wild goose (or geese).”

four a.m.
a distant freight train
parts the autumn rain 

‌‍- Paloma


For this week, please write a haiku inspired by autumn rain, lamplight, or traveling … or anything that inspires you in the photo, video, or haiku by Issa. When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

Have fun!


  1. Oh what a wonderful post Paloma … my favourite haiku poet, a stupendous photo and your breath-taking haiku … not to speak of an inspiring video … my sincerest compliments!

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