After Rain

the scent of autumn
that sweet smell of decaying leaves
stronger after rain

the scent of autumn
seasonal melancholy
distilled in amber

that sweet smell of decaying leaves
wraps the drowsy soil
a golden blanket

stronger after rain
it mingles with petrichor
colour turns to grey

Kim M. Russell, 18th November 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #59 Troiku … autumn leaves  also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry

This weekend our challenge is to create a troiku starting with the following haiku as the ‘sleigh’:

the scent of autumn
that sweet smell of decaying leaves –
after the rain – stronger

© Chèvrefeuille

I have made a small change to the English of the original haiku.

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34 thoughts on “After Rain

    1. Thank you, Viv. I’m stuck at home with the flu and depressing myself by watching a film about Sylvia Plath with Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig. I hope I’m fit to travel down to Guildford on Wednesday. Hope you’re well.

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  1. The sights, smells and ‘feel’ of fall have been beautifully captured in your words. Autumn was my favourite season, until I realized how much hope and energy there was in spring. It’s still second, though!

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