Winter Approaches #Tanka #OctPoWriMo

Today is the first day we have had that really feels fall-like in my neck of the woods; it’s cool, grey, and rainy. Soon the leaves will all be gone, bursts of color replaced by empty, dormant branches. 

Fall color displayed

Trees painted mountains ablaze

Winter rain moves through 

Winds cut foliage away

Grey landscape – winter draws near

Inspired by the weather and linked to the OctPoWriMo daily prompt

Fall Flair #OctPoWriMo

We are halfway through the month now and I am, surprisingly, keeping up with little trouble. I can’t say that all of my posts were great, necessarily, but I’m writing regularly at least! Inspired by OctPoWriMo day 16 prompt blue.

Crisp, fresh smells the air,

Giving hint of the season new. 

Look yonder, over there,

Against the sky of blue,

Foliage change  shows fall flair.


Under: a haiku 

I should be well into dreamland by now; I’m exhausted. But I have these nasty things I not-so-affectionately call the night terrors: neuropathic pains left over as a result of the nerve damage I suffered years ago from CES. (If you look at my Maybe I Should’ve Started Here page you can learn more about all that.) As my nickname for them implies, they almost always strike at night, and come at completely random times. Often when they come I’m in such misery I can do nothing but writhe in pain. Occasionally they are mild enough to prevent me from sleeping but allow me to concentrate enough to read or, less often, write; usually what I can write while they torture me isn’t worth reading. But every now again I compose a piece that’s pretty good; this is one of those nights. 

Inspired by the prompt from Haiku Horizons this week, I thought about the not-so-subtle changing of the seasons this year which painted my mind with these images and then my screen in the words.  

blanket of leaves 

under blanket of
yellow orange and red leaves
lies end of summer 

Beast of a Day 

I took a pretty hard tumble yesterday and am feeling the effects of it today still, as I expected. In an oddly weird kind of way, I happened upon another haiku prompt that fit the situation to the proverbial “T”. And thus was born this little piece:

I had a hard fall
Banged and bruised all up from it
This day was a beast

W had almost forgotten, until just a few weeks ago, how much o enjoy putting these thought-poems together. I would encourage you to try it, too. It’s such s fun and simple thing that requires only a little brainwork I’m almost certain anyone would enjoy and even benefit from it in short order.