Fleeting Autumn

November shivers
oaks no longer cling to rust
frost is in the air

Kim M. Russell, 30th November 2018]

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My response to Carpe Diem #1556 fleeting autumn (yuku aki)

In the final episode of November 2018, in which we have been celebrating the beauty of autumn, we have a classical kigo, ‘fleeting autumn’ (yuku aki), to work with.

Chèvrefeuille says that, in autumn, the feeling of sadness and loss is especially explicit in most of the kigo related to its parting. The coming winter season was a hard one to live through in times when there was no electricity or central central heating. Many haiku about ‘fleeting autumn’ were written in a sad tone, but there were also haiku that were positive, and he has given us examples by Shiki, Shirao and Issa, as well a troika and a tanka of his own.

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