Haikai Challenge #107 — red leaves (momiji)


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Cold days hug cold nights
Fire drains from earth and sky
Inhaled by autumn leaves

Rosy-cheeked maples whisper
Secrets to tall browning oak

 

Frank is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to foliage (red leaves (momiji)).

Tanka form.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. memadtwo says:

    Vivid imagery. (K)

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  2. Sadje says:

    Wow! A beautiful word picture.

    Like

  3. rivrvlogr says:

    “Inhaled by autumn leaves” – Perfect.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #8: Jade’s latest #tanka for my current #Haikai challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks very much, Petru.

      Like

  5. Jules says:

    My maples haven’t turned yet… I posted for this prompt today 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Just read it and commented, Jules. No turning of maples here either.

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  6. Vivid imagery and unique personifications!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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