Waiting for Autumn

anticipation –
a flock of swans’ beating wings
foreshadows changes
sunset-hued flowers herald
the glow of autumnal earth

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Waiting for Autumn Haku

My response to Carpe Diem #1227 waiting for autumn (Aki tikashi, Aki wo matsu)

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.


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