|Image courtesy: autumn flower|
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)
the smell of winter tickles my nose -
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.