there's a poet let loose in the library...
A wonderful haiku that really matches the photo! Great job!
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.
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.
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)?
Also reminded me of Nothing Gold can Stay. Wonderful haiku. Perfect picture.
This is lovely!
I'm thinking of the way Fall nibbles away at summer...
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.
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...
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