By reason summer
Fades to autumn splendor; rhyme
Conveys fall wonder.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “reason” and “rhyme”. I am continuing to enjoy these challenges. If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
While studying about poetry, I learned about a new form of poem known as a pantoum. Such a poem can contain a number of stanzas with each stanza making up 4 lines. The rule is to repeat the lines and in doing so link the stanzas together into a continuing story. Repetitive phrases begin in the 2nd stanza as the second and fourth lines of the first stanza become the first and third lines of the next stanza. Follow that pattern with each new stanza until the last. In the last stanza the 2nd and 4th line of the previous refrain still become the 1st and 3rd lines in the final stanza and then also the 1st and 3rd lines of the very first stanza become the 4th and 2nd lines of the last stanza respectively. The poem is linked together in one narrative, or story, with the very first phrase of the poem becoming also the conclusion.
On a warm summer day
The lemon orbed sun had dawned
Stretching its transparent rays
To softly caress the ground.
The lemon orbed sun dawned
Waking the robins and chickadees to sing;
To softly caress the ground
While a twittering chorus does ring.
Waking the robins and chickadees to sing,
The sun continues to rise;
While a twittering chorus rings
Filling the endless prairie sky.
The sun continues to rise
Stretching its transparent rays;
Filling the endless prairie sky
On a warm summer day.
Birth of summer brings
Good cheer as warmer days and
Late sunsets are here.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “birth” and “cheer”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem. If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
Flavor of Autumns Past
Pungent scent of oak, pine, and maple trees
Penetrating the autumn air.
Remembering also the birches, cedars, and elms
Adding their aromatic flair.
Clasping to the limbs are leaves of deep and changing
Colors; apple red and tangerine orange,
And bright splashes of dark lime and lemon yellow grandeur.
Sweet memories of walking, strolling, and
Wading through clusters, piles, and layers of fallen leaves.
Autumn is harvest time as the last
Of the vegetables and fruits are plucked smelling fresh and sweet.
Pumpkin, squash, and ripened tomatoes
Are reaped from the gardens while the clinging apples
Are pulled from the orchard trees:
Granny Smiths, braeburns, bright red delicious, and
The yellow delicious apples too.
The last of the corn, the wheat, soybeans, and hay
Are reaped without further delay.
Then all enjoy the harvest and a feast on Thanksgiving Day.
Enjoying the warm winds from the south
And the west; a strong and yet gentle, tantalizing breeze
Before the colder north and eastern gales
Rush on in and strip the swaying trees until they’re bare.
For by then autumn is gone and winter
Has rushed in with its snow, layers of ice, and frigid cold
As temperatures drop to zero and below.
Amid the snow and that freezing cold, we take the time
To celebrate Christmas, favorite holiday of old.
Then to restore hope of warmer days to come, a hint of
Spring is in the air as the snow melts
And the ground is bare. Also soon, the snow turns to rain
And the world becomes green again.
Summer then arrives for all those young at heart who like
To camp, hike, swim, and dive.
Such enjoyment of long days, abundant sunshine, and
Celebration of Independence Day.
Like the musical beat of a favorite song or poem which
Entails its own melodious rhyme,
Each season with its own scents and flavors enters in its own
Predictable and expected time. As
After autumn, winter arrives, and then comes spring
Followed by summer and then autumn
Returns again with its own aroma and charming flavor
like an enchanting and familiar friend.
Gift of the Changing SEASONS
Sunshine warmth, bright flowers, and long days
Evening walks beneath a canopy of an orange sunset glaze.
Afternoon sunlight dwindles and steadily shortens;
Soon brilliant and aromatic autumn marches in
Onward into winter’s snowcapes and then the newness of spring
Never halting, the earth’s vast landscape is forever changing.
Seeing Time like a friend as through life we continue journeying.
Cooler days start as
Autumn nears; hot summer days
Fade and disappear.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “start” and “hot”. I am enjoying the puzzle of trying to use such seemingly different and even opposite words in such a short poem. These prompts from Ronovan can really be a challenge. If you like poetry challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/
I awoke to find a streaming sunlit sky
While shaking off the remnants of a dream.
The sun was already climbing way up high
In the atmosphere as blue as a shimmering sea.
After yet another storm and some pelting rain,
The grass was turning a deeper shade of green.
Such a wonder this summer has been
As often by now it is slowly browning.
But that just goes to illustrate that I really don’t know
Or understand changing patterns of the weather;
I might perceive seasons of rain and of snow
But cannot foretell the days of this summer.
But all I can do is be content and gladly pray,
“Thank you God, for yet another beautiful day.”