Harvest Haiku

I just realized that we haven’t had a writing blog for some time, so what better time to correct that situation than autumn, when the air is pregnant with possibilities and the fragrance of change. I admit it, autumn is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the colors, the holidays, and the cooler weather. The way the birds are more active and the breeze more crisp. So come, you writers. Share your haikus about autumn and harvest.

In case you need a refresher on haiku:

It’s a Japanese form of poetry that captures a moment, creating a picture in just a few words. We’ll use the traditional standards for haiku, so your poems (which don’t need to rhyme) should consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.

Got it?

Okay, here are my offerings:

Richly colored leaves
Float in playful abandon
Autumn! Welcome home!

Scent of harvest earth
Carried on caressing winds…
You make my nose smile.

Corn maze, pumpkins, leaves,
Cider, cooler days
Welcome back my friends!


28 Responses to Harvest Haiku

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    Jennifer Zarifeh Major October 21, 2015 at 3:44 am #

    crunch, crunch, rake, crunch, sneeze
    Get the trash bag, hold it still
    rake, rake, sneeze, crunch, rake

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    Len Woods October 21, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    Raking those darn leaves
    The wind blows them all away!
    Oh well…the game is starting!

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      Len Woods October 21, 2015 at 5:16 am #

      Wait! My coffee hadn’t kicked in yet! I flunked the haiku test–
      A correction…
      Raking those darn leaves,
      The wind blows them all away!
      Oh well, the game’s on!

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    Robin Patchen October 21, 2015 at 5:41 am #

    Appetizers served,
    Watching the Patriots win
    With my family.

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    Diane T. Ashley October 21, 2015 at 5:44 am #

    Autumn is here now…
    Followed by winter’s dark days
    Hurry here springtime!

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    Beverly Brooks October 21, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    Scarlet, gold, and green
    Trees release the autumn dream
    Breathe – admire – release

    Thanks that was fun!

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    Jamison Duncan October 21, 2015 at 6:31 am #

    a chill in the air
    senses know this world speaks truth
    spring & summer dream

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    Akaolisa Emmanuel October 21, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    autumn’s slow sickle
    golden snow is burning fast
    harvest’s heart is cold

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    Carol Ashby October 21, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    4G service near Yellowstone -amazing!

    Frost in the campground
    Frigid seat in the outhouse
    How I miss summer

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    Mike Burnat October 21, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    Like crisp leaves falling,
    Memories kissing my face,
    Autumn breathes again

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    Sarah Chafins October 21, 2015 at 6:58 am #

    Glad bursts of orange
    Whimsical wisps floating down
    Boney trees greeting

    Thanks, Karen. Your writing blogs are always fun.

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    Donna Geesey October 21, 2015 at 7:14 am #

    Harvest party fun
    Scarecrows gathering orange leaves
    Squeals from children–joy!

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    Chris Storm October 21, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Green falls red and gold,
    Perfect promise long foretold,
    Death and grace enfold.

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    Mocha with Linda October 21, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    Autumn in Texas
    Cool mornings, warm afternoons
    Still wearing flip-flops!

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      Lisa Evola October 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

      fall in Michigan
      frigid mornings, icy days
      jealous of flip-flops!


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    Teresa Pesce October 21, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I am so in awe
    Evocative word portraits
    All you guys are great!

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    m. rochellino October 21, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    In the spirit of a tremendous harvest. Many of us will be together someday.

    GOD in HIS glory,
    HIS children rising from earth,
    greatly welcomed home!


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    Wesley Whittaker October 21, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    Cool caressing breeze;
    Crackling sunshine; smelling
    Donuts! Apple cider!

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    Pat Landry October 21, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Pumpkin on the porch,
    Bewitching trick-or-treater,
    Share a toothless grin.

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    Karen Ball October 21, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    What wonderful word pictures! Thanks for playing, everyone.

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    Nancy J Farrier October 21, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Brush of winter winds
    Chases away summer heat
    I sigh in delight

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    Jay Payleitner October 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Stab the Pumpkin! Stab!
    Open the brain cavity.
    Pull out all the guts!

    Hmmm. This author must be a fun dad.

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    Lisa Evola October 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    wow! such wonderful visions of Autumn! this is so much fun 🙂

    leaf and grass ripen
    golden as the dawning sun
    nature’s praise to God

    golden embers bright
    brought forth by a morning light
    the fires of autumn

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    Linda Riggs Mayfield October 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

    Try to seize the day’s
    Indian summer glory–
    Winter’s coming soon.

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    Ruth L. Snyder October 23, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Thanks to Lisa Evola for pointing me to your post. Here’s my Harvest Haiku:
    Combines twirl, dust swirls
    Harvest time is here, then gone.
    Will thankful hearts stay?


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