a flock of swans’ beating wings
sunset-hued flowers herald
the glow of autumnal earth
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Our classical prompt for today, ‘waiting for autumn’ (Aki tikashi, Aki wo matsu), is taken from the Kiyose, a collection of classical Japanese kigo (seasonwords).
Chèvrefeuille says that while he researching this episode, he ran into several beautiful haiku and a tanka with this theme.