Seven Riffs on Leaves

Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona.

~~ ~~ 1 ~~ ~~
A hole in the fence:
Will I be able to see
the oak leaves falling?
~~ ~~ 2 ~~ ~~
on the dusty end
of my workshop’s topmost shelf:
three leaves from the oak
~~ ~~ 3 ~~ ~~
How strange the patterns
made by ginkgo leaves falling
into the gutter!
~~ ~~ 4 ~~ ~~
Under the plum tree
a cardboard box fills with leaves—
how tattered they look!
~~ ~~ 5 ~~ ~~
Near the tube station
we slog through wet autumn leaves,
eager to be home.
~~ ~~ 6 ~~ ~~
wherever I turn
in the last days of autumn:
sodden maple leaves
~~ ~~ 7 ~~ ~~
pieces of old dreams
some of them with falling leaves
some of them with stones

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #183
More Poetry Pantry #424 at Poets United

Posted on October 14, 2018, in 5-7-5, Apache County, Arizona, haiku, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Autumn leaves falling always infers sadness at the loss of summer weather with winter to come yet the tree itself is just ensuring they will be here next year too. I was particularly struck with no 5 the ‘Tube station one” as that put a picture in my mind of leaf strewn streets in London’s suburbia.

  2. I really love the contrast between the leaves and the stones… we all know that when winter comes we will only have stones.

  3. Each one better than the last, “the best” collection! Loved each one for different reasons.

  4. So lovely, i especially like the last one.


    These splashes of seasonal scenes are refreshing.

  6. Nice ‘leaves’ sequence. Happy Sundah

    Much love…

  7. I like the image of the cardboard box filling with leaves…tattered, I am sure; but picturesque as well!

  8. So gorgeous! ❤❤❤

  9. Miss the fall colors. Our only child has grownup in an area where the autumn leaves were beautiful. At school in ft. worth he mentioned he missed the leaves. A branch from our sugar maple was sent the next day. Loved this series.

  10. Wonderful observations MMT.
    Anna :o]

  11. I love all these riffs individually – and, put together, they make a beautiful whole.

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