Jane Dougherty Challenge #4: Seasons

Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge # 4, posted last Wednesday, invites us to write a Sept, Haiku, and/or Tanka that includes the name of a season–a fairly open prompt–not necessarily easy.  She reminded us of the forms.  Here are her instructions for those who might be interested in giving micro-poetry a try:

Try to keep to the traditional forms i.e.
Sept: seven lines of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables
Haiku: three lines of 5-7-5 syllables
Tanka: five lines of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables.

My first poem is a Sept:


mist rises,
days shorten,
hearts stumble, ’til
golden brown

My second poem is a haiku, which emerged when I looked at a fall sunset photo:


As day yields to night,
summer surrenders to fall,
winds spread her bounty.

To read more poems about the Seasons please follow the link above to Jane Dougherty’s post–there you’ll find her poems and in the Comments section, more responses to the challenge.

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