Wednesday, October 31, 2007

the piebald buck


the warmth commandment:
pajamas, woollen blankets
thou shalt not duvet

orange ribbons waving
dancing little girl
at bus stop

Halloween commute —
Elvis asks
for spare change

autumn morning -
maple leaves
on a cherry tree

falling back in time...
checking long division
and freehand numbers

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

weakening sun
cast through the half-empty
bird feeder


an early firework
celebrates the fact
that you’re late again

drawing the curtains
a robin sits on the pump -
first Christmas card

after the rain
a lone mosquito buzzes
leaves float down the lawn

Monday, October 29, 2007

woodcock set down
in a brushy pasture
autumn dusk

the whole orchard
shaking -
squirrels everywhere

Sunday, October 28, 2007

late October

late October
all manner of tits
in the rose bush

words & photo © gerald england, 2007

more photos at

crisp night sky

warming their hands
at the bonfire maple leaves spread

overgrown weeds
wave in autumn breeze~

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Northern Lights

Aurora sashays
across the northern sky,
petticoats swaying.

old setter snores
as I write out the check
for a puppy

after the rain
new mushroom peeking out
of the fallen leaves

Friday, October 26, 2007

freshly fallen leaves —
a two-hour meeting
I can’t avoid

big boss visit
whole plant running crazed
noticing late roses

Thursday, October 25, 2007

at traffic light
leaves filling the windshield

cool evening
stars shine in icy blue sky

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

rocking the blues away eucalyptus shadows

[written on my recent trip to California]

on the windowsill --
mason jars brimming
with sunlight

© catnapping

Warm Honey

late afternoon

October sunshine;
maple leaves flag the breeze with
warm honey drizzle

(cross-posted at A Wrung Sponge)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007



up here, far above
the cloud topped mountains
what would Basho think
silent majesty crossed
by a plane's shadow

* * * *

oil rigs in the distance
tin foil in the sand
would we give these up
the sea speaks in tongues
the sun has our backs

(Just got back from a brief trip to Santa Barbara, California, checking out a retirement residence in Goleta, which is actually looking like a very possible move for me.)

Ricardas' Haiku

crack in grey
warms up my back -
autumn treat

plyšys pilkame
šiltai nugar¹ glosto
rudenio džiaugsmai

in case you don't see Baltic script:
plysys pilkame
siltai nugara glosto
rudenio dziaugsmai

long shadow

cemetery wall windblown leaves gather my long shadow

words & photo © gerald england, 2007

Rime on the lawn
approaching late autumn
chilly morning air
the path
a carpet of leaves
falling like snowflakes
around me
the sunrays

fall market day
display of pomegranites
in front produce aisle

Monday, October 22, 2007

through the night
the wind -
leaves scratching the sidewalk

Sunday, October 21, 2007

dad whistles as he hones

at the U-pick pumpkin patch
the old ones
have such brittle stems
and dry withered leaves

from tiny acorns
mighty oak trees grow.. an old
autumnal cliché!

Chester: Grosvenor Park 12th Oct 2007

after city streets
a walk in the cool park
leaves on the line

© gerald england, 2007


morning frost ~
a mosquito
in my shaving lather


matin de gel ~
un moustique
dans ma mousse à raser

leaves falling
the apples remain children puffing

a haiga for the autumn project‏

beneath the skies
waves of fascination
above the people

Photo: Gabriel Ivanescu
Text: Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Posted by mandy of behalf of Andrei Dorian Gheorghe; Cosmopoetry, Romania.

autumn wind chases
away the sun's warmth, clinging
to colorful leaves
losing their grip~
she shows her age softly

Saturday, October 20, 2007

late bloom

intrepid flower
bursting forth five months beyond
bloom out of season

rainy fall day
copper and golden leaves
fill the flower pots

Friday, October 19, 2007

the music
of ankle-deep leaves -
a new moon peeps out

crisp day
enjoying my favorite sweater
during morning walk

Thursday, October 18, 2007

i can only hope

frosty morning -
out from a jar
the dried lavender's blue breath

City Park View

in green field
flock of early egrets
feasting on treasures

Hampstead Haiku

walking Hampstead Heath
the distant city sirens
are rarely silent

ER visit-
watching the sun move
through the waiting room

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

cool autumn night —
gently covering
the chile peppers

warm fall night
full moon dances in puddle

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

autumn crawl -

ivy veins traverse

a wall

Silver-scented rain

Withering to oblivion

On red-gold leaves

Monday, October 15, 2007

lone, grounded
red leaf
atop green pile

Sunday, October 14, 2007


this stone has a face
it says to me, "get outside
while the weather's good!"

Saturday, October 13, 2007

coming home
a brown leaf curled
in the last glories

Friday, October 12, 2007

chilly morning
hitting the snooze
two more times


we took the train to
Ramsgate, celebrating Eid
walked along the beach

warm October night —
a 98 m.p.h. fastball


leafy autumn search
on the byways of my heart
red and gold treasures

a blue trumpet
on the yellowed vine
surprise glory

under the street light
falling leaf drifts down and rests
on the dewy grass

using today
to escape from today~
cool autumn air
unlocks memories
of my youth

Thursday, October 11, 2007

tall weeds
wishing on the last dandelion

primary color

flashes of yellow
butterfly on goldenrod
in the sunbeam's light

crisp morning
my breath follows me
to the car

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

web across my face
as I walk to the street
and bring back the news

(cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!)

autum rain
scarlet leaves rushing through
morning traffic

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

autumn sun ~
a snail halfway up
of the white low wall


soleil d'automne ~
un escargot à mi-hauteur
du muret blanc

Greetings: 100th Haiku

listen: dripping words
leaking from a rusty pipe
growing soft green moss

[photo is of The Eskimo Nebula;]

warm fall morning
raking first leaves
in short sleeves

Monday, October 8, 2007

the parakeet climbs
to the crown of her straw hat
garage sale maven

back to school —
my daughter passes
her pregnancy test

in a silent stairway
a butterfly folded up

his shoes
left out all night -
full of leaves

Sunday, October 7, 2007

october mist

october mist
down past the old jetty
nothing drifts

photo by lori bierly
words by mandy smith

Saturday, October 6, 2007

a neighbor’s windchimes
in the early fall breeze
something changes

leaves tumble thru park
under the drinking fountain
grass is spring

Friday, October 5, 2007

weekend coming-
making room for tropical plants
to stay indoors

craziness at work
taking extra down time
to watch the leaves change


fall nesting-
trying to name that craving
while cleaning the pantry

Thursday, October 4, 2007

in the balsams
a sudden grouse flush
then . . . silence

friendly tapping -
bedroom window
early morning rain

above the stream
gulls screaming -
no bread today only leaves

warm autum day treat
passion flower blooms on the vine

lone wild flower
among the overgrown
autumn grass-
reading again
an old letter

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

month of broken sleep
finally learning how to
nap in the daylight

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

autumn dusk,
trees silhouetted,
black on blue

late September -
walking home dressed
in drizzle

seed pod harvest
dry glory vines
cling to the gate

[I was so surprised and, well, honored to receive the calligraphy version of my haiku.]

autumn in the air
single blue morning glory
clings to the fence

Monday, October 1, 2007

Silken hairs of corn
Brown and gold sheafs of airy grain
Cornrows redefined.

Cotton billow light
Season chasing into Fall
Clouds drifting over.

Note from Isabel

Hello All,
I moved to another neighborhood in New Orleans. Due to the skilled labor shortage, I won't have internet access until October 18th!

So, it will take me longer to respond to any requests, since I can't do anything in the evenings or weekends.

Thanks in advace for your patience.