You Are In My September…

september

Indian summer in September…so bittersweet… It reminds me of a pinch of salt in a freshly cut wound – still open, still here and burning. Burning because it has always been too short. Because it has passed once again and because I want to believe summer is never supposed to end…

Carpe Diem *Time Glass “Autumn Leaves”*

There’ s a new challenge on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – “Time Glass” where we have 12 hours to write a haiku, inspired by a specific photo and a prompt. This week’ s prompt is “Autumn Leaves” and the photo, chosen by our host Chèvrefeuille, is the following one:

Chemtrails

Giving it all some thought, here is my haiku:

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amidst clouds
only vanishing plane trails
stork’ s empty nest

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Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars *Basho’s “the autumn full moon”*

This week the source of inspiration on Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars is a haiku, written by the haiku master Matsuo Basho:

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the autumn full moon:
all night long
I paced round the lake.

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I tried to stay close to the same mood and spirit when writing mine:

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after storm
on maple’ s bare branches
only full moon

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reaching up
eager to touch the moon
even mountain top

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up all night
howling at the moon
neighbour’ s dog

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