Autumn Haikus

Although I have a business webinar to run later on today, my thoughts are very much focused on a selection of poems I will be submitting for a competition. So here are some poems which will not make the grade, but which suit the season.

From Wikimedia
From Wikimedia

Burnt-ochre leaves run

alongside my car. Warm hug

after sleepless nights.


Ghost-white snails clinging

at the end of hot summer:

let go of grass blade


Distant bark of dogs

embrace sun darting through leaves

then pop of shooting!


wp_20161023_08_57_40_proOlives hanging shy

colourless maidens bustling

in their silver gowns.


Leaves in frost casing.

Darting in the undergrowth –

hoary platitudes.




Colour in November

After every blue I sag a little.

Green brings roundness, yellow sucks out life.

I slash your dreams with daggers of redness.

Fabricate black stories where dullards bleach to greyness.

Indigo are my moods – you do well to swerve past my shadow

cast on pavements, my scorch marks on the grass.

I torch ambitions with rainbows,

burn molecules with longing.

The yearning so strong inside us

for colours never glimpsed.

Lovely, generous poet and artistic spirit Claudia from dVerse Poets Pub

is urging us to find colour in the uniform greyness that beckons now November is here. Do go visit and see how other poets can brighten up rainy, foggy late autumn days.