Autumn Haiku

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Oct 07 2012

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Category: haiku, My Poems and Garden, Poetry


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Trees cast off their clothes

To don for next year’s season

Today they go nude.

27 comments on “Autumn Haiku”

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Thank U 4 the Haiku, Ms. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso.

  2. Nature knows what it’s doing. If only man would not interfere.

  3. …”when will we ever learn, when will we ever learn…?”

  4. A sad image as our hearts when we miss someone. With autumn comes the rain. It’s raining outside ourselves. And it rains also inside us. A kiss

    • Autumn reminds us of the need to wash ourselves from the impurities and excesses of the youthful seasons of our life, we need to cry… to repent and purge ourselves… to be clean, to prepare ourselves for the final season which is Winter (Death) when we surrender our spirit to the One who loaned it to us. We cry and we laugh with the seasons, Giuseppe, nobody is spared the griefs and tears of life…such is our mortal lot on this earth. I look forward to eternal life, but this is another subject…till next post.

  5. Oh I love this one, Cynthia–and I’m so delighted to see posts from you again! You must know how I “get to frettin'” over you when you’re otherwise busy! God bless you, my lovely Sister–have a beautiful week–love, sis Caddo

    • I missed every one of you, Caddo, that’s why I decided to come back even if am still grieving. That’s the beauty of friendship, you can never let go of them, else you get to frettin’ and worryin’ wonderin’ if they’ll ever return. Love you, dear sis, Cheers, I’m back!

      • I know your heart is still heavy with loss–each night I pray for my blog sisters and brothers, whatever their need. Just so glad to see you!

  6. Oh my god, I love this perception. So often we associate winter with death. I mean, it works, but this new angle is delightful.

    • Thank you for sharing my insight…but then, Winter could be a pleasant wonderland too, depending on the eye and mood of the beholder.

      • True. But even in “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” I never thought of the freedom of the trees going nude. It really for me was a new twist on the truth. I do love these three little lines.

  7. You always make a perfect blend between your words and your images! It is always a delight to read your haiku’s…for their deepness is always true! Wonderful dear sister! Have a wonderful and blessed week!

  8. Dear Cynthia, Beautiful post–I always look forward to the trees in November here.

  9. beautiful Haiku , Cynthia… It is good to see you are writing again 🙂
    Ciao, Francina xx

  10. Just wanted to let you know i’m thinking of you lots.


    How odd to shed clothes
    With the approach of the cold
    Glad I’m not a tree!

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