on the road: haiku and tanka

retro radio

I catch up

with my teen era

:

autumn slush rain

fresh colour on the road

lemon puddles

:

defog on high

no heat on the floor

the wipers squeak

a doleful autumn preview

of winter driving

:

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I wrote the closing tanka in response to Carpe Diem #1543 Rainstorm which challenges us to write haiku or tanka about a rainstorm without referring to it directly.

autumn memory: haibun

My father left this world almost 30 years ago.

Strolling an autumn path inhaling its fragrance, hearing its rustle, I remember the hills near my childhood home.

in the Gatineau

time unwinds in autumn winds

hiking with father

~

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For Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 7th 2018 the voice of the wind

“Haibun” is a literary form originating in Japan traditionally composed of prose and haiku.