Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku *Richard Wright’s “an autumn evening”*

This time on Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku we are introduced to haiku, written by a haiku poet Richard Wright (1908-1960):

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no birds are flying;
the tree leaves are still as stone, –
an autumn evening

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I tried not to wander too far from the same mood and spirit, writing mine:

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heavy raindrops
running down the dark window pane
a small yellow leaf

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Carpe Diem Haiku *Matsu yoi (Waiting Evening)*


Image courtesy of C.Hussein

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cold light of midnight sun
endless waiting for evening
old Sámi drifts

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The Sami people, also spelled Sámi or Saami, are the indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway.  The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. It is usually referred to as polar day.

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