Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Autumn Haiku - Finito

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Bye, Isabel

Monday, November 12, 2007

autumn slides in,
defiantly belonging –
brown wedge in the green

(Cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!
See you in winter...)

Armistice Day —
I rescue a moth
from a spider web

It's been a pleasure sharing another season with you all - I'm looking forward to stepping across into winter. As a final post from me - a concussion of seasons.

Our cat loves
evening family story times;
one voice, many laps.

wind...rustling leaves
the inseperable

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Veteran’s Day rain —
an old man holds an umbrella
above the monument

(an “oldie” from November 1998)

Armistice Day
the old buck and I
declare a truce

Saturday, November 10, 2007

graveyard corner

graveyard corner
under the oldest trees
new compost

words and photograph © gerald england, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

autumn leaves
wave in the cool breeze~

look past the clockface
first check the window
still the one leaf left?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

leaving our house
so others can see it-
on a branch
above me, I notice,
leaves have already left

wiggling happily
fingers surrounded -
Scottish woolen glove

halloween lantern
a week gone
looking glum

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

goblin ginko!

the goblins go back
into their books

I couldn't resist! ;-)

The image is from a time when I was haiku poet-in-residence at the U.K.'s largest celebration of natural history, Festival of Nature 2004. I was paid to visit schools around the South West of England with my haiku fieldbook, and get everyone doing ginko!

Monday, November 5, 2007


golden poplar leaves jiggle
coin of the season

one silo, two silos
a third leans away
brown leaves scuttle

train ride home
autumn fields and lakes
on rewind

alpaca yarn -
a future sweater

through the leaves
sound of its season

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Through tangles,
cold winds comb the leaves
from sleeping elms..

the birch tree -
full of old nests

Saturday, November 3, 2007

November night —
the steam rising
from a dead cat

light through the trees -
orange robes

One Blessed Moment


Roasting pumpkin seeds;
step out to watch the sky with
children laughing.

(cross-posted at A Wrung Sponge)

Friday, November 2, 2007


over the road
between autumn showers
a prism

words and photograph © gerald england, 2007

all soul's day
christmas carols floating
through the mall

Thursday, November 1, 2007

cool breeze
in november night~
whispering maple

all saints' day -
ten rowan berries
for a rosary

all saints

those who've gone before
life mimics in the season
leaves blanket the ground

no one knocks on the door
pumpkin full of candy waits
the treat is for me