Friday, October 19, 2012

Autumn Flowers

Image courtesy: autumn flower
We are halfway Autumn and nature around us becomes more colorful ... colored leaves, the autumn flowers, e.g. chrysanthemums, asters and more. It's a wonder and a joy to see all those different colors and see the decay of Mother Earth's surface.
What a joy ... because without decay of nature no new springtime and new life.

To me Autumn is about detachment, stormy weather and Chrysanthemums. All the wonderful colored Chrysanthemums giving me a feeling of hope and a feeling of real joy. On Carpe Diem one of the prompts was Chrysanthemum and I published there a few haiku by Basho on Chrysanthemums. Here I would like to publish a few Chrysanthemum haiku by other haiku poets e.g.:

A dead chrysanthemum
and yet - isn't there still something
remaining in it?

(c) Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1959)

For his morning tea
A monk sits down in utter silence-
Confronted by chrysanthemums

(c) Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

white chrysanthemums
the smell of winter tickles my nose -
northeaster wind

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Autumn ... yes ... that's my season.

in full bloom
all the chrysantemums in the garden

my own rainbow

Wow! What a wonderful impromptu haiku ... yes I know it, that's immodest for a haiku poet, but really I love this haiku very much.


Unknown said...

I love that you are not afraid to say that your haiku are good :) You shouldn't be because they really are!

Barbara said...

I agree, autumn is a wonderful season. Love your mum rainbow!