Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Haiku

Oct 3 007

the cherry fades
green to gold along little
nibbled edges

Poetry Friday this week is at Two Writing Teachers. I posted about copyright and poetry sharing over at my new blog Parsing Fair Use.

10 comments:

Linda said...

A wonderful haiku that really matches the photo! Great job!

TadMack said...

Only you can make the word "fade" somehow also be kind of fun -- with "nibbled." It doesn't sound like such a dire death knell that way.

Gorgeous autumn garden shot.

janet said...

Love the haiku, and the "nibbled" leaves. So much better than the "frayed" or "shredded" that jump to my mind. I agree with TadMack. Thanks for the new eyes.

Cloudscome said...

Thanks! I was thinking of Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" and Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek in the chapter where she talks about how every leaf in the forest pops out perfect in spring but by mid-summer every one is all chewed and nibbled by millions of insects. Those two things came together in the photo and the haiku. Isn't it cool how the green does fade to gold (when you think about how it's the chlorophyll that makes them green and in the fall it's the chlorophyll leaving that makes them turn colors)?

Yat-Yee said...

Also reminded me of Nothing Gold can Stay. Wonderful haiku. Perfect picture.

Barbara H. said...

This is lovely!

Mary Lee said...

I'm thinking of the way Fall nibbles away at summer...

Vivian said...

So lovely!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I really hope I can read your poems in a bound book someday, Cloudscome. If you ever consider doing a limited edition handbound-type of publication, I'd definitely be in line for a copy.

Cloudscome said...

Thank you all for your kind words. Alkelda, I was just thinking about making one of those blurb books you can make from your blog. One of these days...