Rustling Leaves

time of year
leaves cover
the garden,
revealing more
of                   the captivating               and
resilient      birch trees with          their
slender twiggy branches. Even the beech
has creamy-pink bark with copper-
coloured stems, the remaining leaves
causing sunlight to burst
into                                     bronze
­  a
  ­     n
     ­        g
         ­     ­     l 
               ­         ­       es.

rustling leaf litter
in scribbles of sepia
a crayon of wind

Kim M. Russell, 23rd October 2018

My response to Carpe Diem #1527 Rustling Leaves (extreme haibun)

In a month when all themes are following the alphabet, today we’ve arrived at the letter R for ‘rustling leaves’. The challenge is to create an extreme haibun, which may have a maximum of 60 words (tenfold our 6th anniversary) including haiku or tanka, which must follow the classical rules. An optional challenge is to create our haibun with a lay-out of leaves.

20 thoughts on “Rustling Leaves

  1. 🌠🌠🌠🌹🌹🌹

    Absolutely fantastic! What a most engaging haibun and fantastic haiku! Extreme indeed – this sent shivers down my spine — I could see the copper of the beech (isn’t it amazing how that particular sheen and hue catches the light? – it’s gorgeous!) and the trees for their limbs … and I really am tripping wild over the haiku – scribbles, sepia and crayon of wind? stunning!

    This is definitely an absolute fave for me Kim!

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