Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Autumn is coming in sight, we are waving goodbye to the summer and nature will start to renew, but before she can renew she have to decay. Decay is our prompt for today and I think it's a prompt especially for autumn. Mother Nature changes her clothes and in a few months she will wear all kinds of colors until the last leaves fall and the first snow will fall.
I remember a haiku which I once wrote in response on the photo challenge of Magpie Tales and I love to share that haiku here again:
silent witness of a relative
red tear-stained eyes
© Chèvrefeuille (2012)
Decomposing and decay are synonymous to each other and therefore I think this haiku fits this post very well. Of course this haiku isn't written for autumn, so I have to write another haiku, but first I will share the haiku by Jane Reichhold which she used as an example for decay:
recycling old glass
the rocky beach
how easily the old folks
folding into earth
an old dog sits
© Jane Reichhold
I don't really see the 'decay' in these examples, but maybe that has to do with the fact that I am not that familiar with English. But I like these haiku a lot. Jane is in my opinion one of the best haiku-poets of our time ...
the scent of autumn
that sweet smell of decaying leaves -
after the rain - stronger
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 4th at noon (CET). I will post our next episode, a new Ghost Writer post, later on. For now, have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.