Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Falling Leaves

The opening message for Falling Leaves can be viewed by visiting the July 26th post which had details of how to become a contributor.

Contributors were asked to kindly follow our Rules of Engagement.

No more new contributions will be added, but feel free to continue to make appropriate comments on individual posts.

Please visit the follow-on Winter blog.

Monday, December 18, 2006

The 39th. WHA Haiga Contest (11/2006) Natalia L. Rudychev

Japanese translation by Ban'ya Natsuishi


Natalia L. Rudychev

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Invitation to join the Winter Haiku 2006 blog

(Newly edited)
Hello friends,

Although I have not been able to participate as much as I would have liked lately, I have thoroughly enjoyed these seasonal blogs (thanks to Matt and Alison who started the activity with the ukku Spring haiku blog, Dustin for the Summer blog, Gerald and Andrew for the Autumn blog).

I have exchanged emails with Gerald and Paul Mena, and I am delighted to say that Paul has agreed to co-manage the Winter Haiku 2006 blog with me. It will run from the 1st of November 2006 to the 31st of January 2007. Please send an email to me: sbhullar at or paul at if you would like to join in, and an invitation will be issued. Fuller guidelines and a welcome message will be posted at the blog site: shortly (we have had to change the blog address to this new one, NOT the one posted earlier today, as that was set up as Blogger Beta, which requires members to use Google accounts to log in, and not all members have these).

We will be happy to include links to your weblog or homepage, so don't forget to send these to us.

We look forward to seeing you there! :)


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

falling in love

falling in love
with the autumn leaves,
watching them drop,
leaving me, yet again,
to face winter alone

Halloween Haiku 10-27-2006

Halloween Haiku 10-27.06

A bad goblin
He stares at me in the eye
Sniffing my fear

a witchcraft
she put a spell on me
destroying my heart

Many jacks
Standing along the graveyard
Silently laughing

©2006 Kai Croft

Happy Halloween



gales gather all the leaves
into corners

the sun's warmth

the sun's warmth
fills the autumn day
as winter snickers

how can it be

how can it be
spring in australia
if it's fall here?
she asks, while spinning
the globe upside down

pumpkin pie

pumpkin pie
my mother tells me
it's sugarless

-Deborah P Kolodji

passing the pumpkin patch

passing the pumpkin patch
my daughter rubs
her pregnant belly

photo by mmm

Monday, October 30, 2006

autumn dusk
only a crow outside
my window

Deborah P Kolodji


autumn winds
bring a rare visitor
so many eyes

Photograph by Phill Deason; words by Mandy Smith

how can it be

how can it be
spring in australia
if it's fall here?
she asks, while spinning
the globe upside down

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Another Autumn Night

Another Autumn Night

There were no stars; no moonlight in the sky, just a chilly cold breeze slapped my face. Leaves were spreading everywhere on the sidewalk ground. It was after Halloween party. I have to say goodbye to my friends. I went on the bus and the radio was playing my favorite songs. So while on the road, I was bouncing my head and singing to myself.

When I got home, I kept thinking those great nights were best nights of my life. Because I smiled and laugh, bringing wonderful memories to my bedroom.


He laughs
In the chilly wind
My little humor?..

On the road
I watched the headlights
Reaching home

After party
I?m changing the
Time to darkness
©2006 Kai Croft

Saturday, October 28, 2006

always wistful - she
gathers longing like forest floors
collect autumn leaves
colour of her hair once
running through them

Friday, October 27, 2006

overnight freeze
noon sunshine and perfect blue
autumn in the desert
frost melting
in early morning sun
hunting boots
left outside overnight
still mud-caked and frozen

First autumn storm

Wind playing rough
a tornado of leaves
sweeps across the yard
mind cleared by the wind
winter ahead calmly waiting.

Get Ready

cold, thin moon hangs in possibility
as work of last leaves race this day
winter touching hands

Thursday, October 26, 2006

high winds
children and leaves

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

autumn star
alone with my thoughts
this evening

-Deborah P Kolodji
even in my den
leaves falling
...the bonsai
all tricks
a masked man robs
a liquor store

Sunday, October 22, 2006

autumn butterfly

wind driven rain
whips the branches,
strips the trees

driving wind

driving wind-
summer leaves
fly south

Friday, October 20, 2006

watch the rain
play a little blues
one more leaf falls

Thursday, October 19, 2006

In my own thoughts
a sudden shower of leaves
realizing the season.

Who'll do winter

These last couple of months seem to have flown by.

Alison & Matt started off the first Spring blog and then Dustin organised a Summer blog. Andrew and I are responsible for the running of this Autumn Blog.

This blog will close to contributions on October 31st -- it will remain visible and open to comments.

Who is going to volunteer to oversee a Winter blog?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

rabbit in the shade
through the leaves
sun patterns his fur

monarch butterflies

monarch butterflies
disrupt my writing
of tanka-
flying away with them
in my autumn daydream