Autumn of life

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting an Autumn Retreat themed ‘Departure’.  A recent glance in my car mirror inspired the first haiku and two more came after that:


Mirror glance 

confirms youth has gone

lines deepen


In autumn

I count falling leaves

life is short


Summer is

growing and dying

all at once


©2017 Ontheland

14 thoughts on “Autumn of life

  1. What a lovely series of haiku, Janice, which can be read individually or together. The first one rings true, it’s my birthday soon and the lines are certainly showing more 🙂 The second haiku is contemplative and links to the first – counting lines and counting leaves. The third reminds us that seasons are always in flux.

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