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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille October 12th 2016 autumn leaves


Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … Last week I asked you to write haiku about your pet or another animal. There was only one submission, a very nice one by Kim about her cat.

This week it’s time for haibun and I love to challenge you to create a haibun about autumn as you can read in the title of this episode. On the northern hemisphere it’s now autumn, so for those living there it’s maybe easier to create an “autumn-haibun” than for those on the southern hemisphere.

Here in The Netherlands nature looks very festive with all those different colors, but what I most like about autumn is that sweet perfume of decay and the sound of laughing children playing with the fallen leaves or yelling as they find chestnuts or other fruits.

Autumn is the time in which release is one of the things we are doing, autumn … the end of summer and the beginning of winter … autumn in the classical haiku world the season of the moon … is all about release. Nature dies (in a way) to take a period of rest to renew its energy for spring … autumn ,,, well it’s my favorite season.

Okay … the challenge:

Write a haibun with a maximum of 500 words (including the haiku); try to write a haiku following the classical rules:

  • a kigo
  • a kireji
  • 5-7-5 syllables
  • interchangeable first and third line
  • and maybe a deeper meaning

Have fun!

When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

One comment on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille October 12th 2016 autumn leaves

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