Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As I look outside leaves dance through the garden. A mixture of colors like the palette of a painter. Branches loaded still with leaves with rainbow-like colors, raindrops play hide and seek in the puddles. Yes ... autumn has come. I can smell the perfume, that sweet perfume of decaying leaves. Mother nature is preparing for winter and hides her beautiful face behind curls of mist. Autumn ... is poetry ... is haiku.
|Credits: Autumn colors|
Today we have our third Special by our featured haiku poet O. Mabson Southard (1911-2000) and the haiku which I love to share here brings all the above images in my mind. It's in my opinion a nice autumn haiku.
across the still lake
through up curls of morning mist -
the cry of a loon
|Credits: (Pacific) Loon|
The goal of these Specials you all know, but I will write it down for those who not know yet that goal. Write an all new haiku inspired on the one given and try to write that haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one I gave by Southard.
Southard wrote his haiku always in the classical way, so with the 5-7-5 syllables structure. So your all new haiku has to be also written in that classical way. It's not an easy task, but that also can give a lot of joy and fun.
My attempt to write a haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by Southard:
as far as I can see
curls of mist hiding the meadow -
the bellowing of cows
What an awesome scenery. The meadows hided in curls of mist and still the bellowing of cows, without seeing them you know that it are cows. A nice autumn sphere I have created here I think. Well ... it's up to you now. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one by O. Mabson Southard.
This prompt will stay on 'till September 16th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Kuri (Chestnuts), later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! This Special by Southard is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) !!