At the crossroads of summer and autumn

between passing moons
even the fish are waiting
in cricket silence

between passing moons
constellations are clearer
cosmic dot-to-dots

even the fish are waiting
beneath frosted leaves
the pond hesitates

in cricket silence
autumn performs her striptease
distant thunderclap

Kim M. Russell, 9th November 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1777 Classical and non-classical in symbiosis, also shared at Poets United Poetry Pantry

In today’s episode we have a ‘Crossroads Task’, in which we create a new haiku from two given haiku, a ‘fusion-ku’, with which to further create a troiku:

cricket silence
between scraping sounds
autumn begins

Jane Reichhold 

it touches the line
of my fishing pole –
this summer moon


49 thoughts on “At the crossroads of summer and autumn

  1. I love the whole poem, but… OMG! the closing stanza is such a delight. So vivid and real. I enjoy imagery that brews wonder in my head. And that’s exactly what the stanza does. I love seeing the literal meaning dancing with the metaphor, and doing it so clearly.

    I suspect that every thunderclap, I hear this winter, will make me look for bare branches and think of your poem.

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