dry nature haiku poem

the dry leaves are swept
even as more of them fall
and sea levels rise

a haiku poem for autumn haiku 2008, as well as for one single impression, prompt 30.

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  1. i have yet to experience autumn and your poem made me want to see the leaves fall more!

  2. A true 'Oceanic Wave'! (a trademark label on my new black 10 dollar jacket:)

  3. thanks for the comment, spool artist. :)

    i have yet to experience autumn too. :O

  4. thanks for the comment, andrew. :)

    indeed. i can feel 2008 drawing to a close.

  5. thanks for the comment, borut. :)

    oceanic wave? :)

  6. Your haiku is wonderfully ominous and speaks to unspeakable changes far outside from what nature intends.

  7. thanks for the comment, pam. :)

    true. was trying to go for a bit of that ominous feeling here.

  8. Hi Kouji. Autumn hit me in the face this morning when I went out to get the paper. We don't have much autumn here in Southeast Texas.
    After our storm (Ike) I swept the blown off leaves away from the storm gutter grating. No guess on how many went down, and out to sea (our lake).
    Great ecology poem. Nature tries to balance, we need to do our part.
    Thanks for our encouragment on mine.

  9. thanks for the comment, jim. :)

    interesting. we don't have any autumn at all here unfortunately. it's mostly either summer, or raining, and maybe with a bit of chill wind thrown in.

    hope ike didn't cause too much damage over where you are.

    true. and we need to find our own balance so nature isn't faced with something too much for it to handle.

    thanks for your encouragement as well. :)

  10. Lovely haiku with the contrasting rising and falling.

  11. You have two of my favorite things, fall and the sea mixed in this wonderful little haiku. I live on the coast and am lucky to be able to enjoy them both. I remember raking the leaves in big piles and letting the kids jump in them, so much fun! ( I love your idea of a haiku a day).

  12. thanks for the comment, janice. :)

    true. i did try to go for some contrast there. nice that you pointed it out. :)

  13. thanks for the comment, melody. :)

    glad you could visit. :) how nice that you live on the coast. no large body of water near where i live unfortunately. and i do love the water.

    furthermore, we have no autumn here, so i've hardly ever gotten the chance to frolic among the fallen leaves. :( and any piles if ever, were really small. :(

    i do try to get in one haiku each day. i've missed a few, but in my defense, they've mostly been close to or on bar exam sundays. :)

  14. ..thanks for a nice poem.._
    ("i have yet to experience autumn.. ")_ -not many folks who write so well 'bout the moon went there..

  15. thanks for the comment, zoya gautam. :)

    glad you liked it. :)

  16. You should see my driveway! Red maple leaves on wet pavement. It is pretty, but I hope they blow away.

    I do enjoy seeing what you are able to come up with every day.

  17. What a strong statement on the health of our home! Thanks for sharing this with OSI.

  18. thanks for the comment, fourwindshaiga. :)

    cool. red maple leaves. and thanks for the kind words. :)

  19. thanks for the comment, sandycarlson. :)

    indeed. the health of our home is significant. thanks for dropping by. :)

  20. What a lovely poem. You can hear the leaves fall.Beautiful work.


  21. A sea of leaves-that would be an absolute panorama of color. But yes, its very difficult to keep up with when you have to rake them all.
    This was an excellent haiku.Thank you for sharing it.
    Also, thank you for all the visits that you've made to my site.

  22. thanks for the comment, beloved dreamer. :)

    and thanks for the kind words. :)

  23. thanks for the comment, edward. :)

    am glad you like it. and i do enjoy my visits to your site. :)


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