Saturday, September 30, 2006

last letter

sitting alone
on a park bench
this end of summer
she rereads his last letter
still damp with tears

Vic Gendrano

Friday, September 29, 2006


autumn rain
and a bitter, cold wind.
- the warmth of hot apple cider



Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In the fall

In the fall
Leaves turned to dirty brown
I spotted one
©2006 Kai Croft

Cassie's point of view
might not be quit that of mine
I know
but we sit together
on the bench
admiring the view
over the moor, forest and the city.
She sit quit close
as long as I
scratching her
behind her ears -
Enough of that
she just let go
looking back at me
saying - now let's get going,
there's some sheep down there
I have to visit.

mild autumn
bring good spirit to
man and beast

Monday, September 25, 2006

late September,
street café - a shower ruffles
my tortillas

Sunday, September 24, 2006

clam shacks
closed for the season
gull's cry
matthew and bella
playing with bubbles at dusk
autumn equinox

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fiftymile Mountain

October, and I awake atop Fiftymile Mountain, southern Utah. We hiked up the evening before, up the great east-facing scarp that overlooks the canyons of the Escalante River. No trucks, no ATVs, you can only get here by foot, or horse, or mule. We camp near a spring, water trickling out of a pipe into a trough. There is a cabin. It belongs to Mary ... I don't know her last name, but she ran cattle here for years. Now the mountain is part of a National Monument and she fights the BLM. She's a tough gal. Three husbands. One fell off of his horse on the trail, struck his head on a rock. One she shooed away with a shotgun. The third probably had sense enough to just leave. The cabin is quiet. Aspens are turning gold in fields of sagebrush, an unusual sight. In four days we see two people, father and son, hunting mule deer the old-fashioned way ... walking, in dust-covered Filsons.

my new boots
fill with cheatgrass;
sticks to cows, too

return trip--
I share the warm truck
with a fly
gray sky
behind stained glass --
autumn equinox

september morning


Friday, September 22, 2006


moonless night
harvesting corn under
xenon arc lamps

Thursday, September 21, 2006

in night times
little chills ran down my spine
no more summer­-----
©2006 kai croft

Denis Garrison

"Denis Garrison has been involved in an automobile accident with his wife while relocating to his new home. They both sustained serious injuries (broken bones) but are recovering."

- Michael McClintock, 9/20/06

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

summer's end --
no longer hoping
for a breeze

- Find over 100 haiku about wind, by two dozen haijin, at the new f/k/a haiku on the wind page -

autumn rain

autumn rain —
I put away
my Red Sox cap

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

the crunch
of a leaf's skeleton -
autumn equinox

first day at secondary school
he is dressed
before sunrise

still too hot
Scottish Highland cattle
sweating in September

Monday, September 18, 2006

smoke on the breeze -
the forethought of what we have
yet to lose

Sunday, September 17, 2006

autumn equinox
tasting the bitter side
of an apple
autumn equinox --
scratching this year's last
mosquito bite

- click for f/k/a's collection of autumn equinox haiku -
birdshit the colour
of elderberries

Little Onion
warm summer wind
in early autumn
extenuating circumstances of coming winter

layers of autumn

layers of autumn
starting to fall
in the pasture
the cows' faces
covered with burrs

Saturday, September 16, 2006

dying ash -
a hummingbird drinks
from sapsucker holes


autumn breeze
our neighbour's sunflowers

Friday, September 15, 2006

in brown withered leaves
my mind wander
empty car park

september morning


Thursday, September 14, 2006

cord to split--
every ten swings
I'll miss once

the feeder isn't empty
it's frozen
first time
the furnace clicks on -
smell of burning dust
half moon . . .
the child slices
into a navel orange

dustin neal

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Dog Rose gathering
Bluetit's from miles around
autumn hips the agenda


introducing fall
in the playground
under the clouds-
colorful piles of jackets
in the lost and found box
caught in a spider web . . .
first day of school

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


September —
the weeds in our garden
start to turn brown

Monday, September 11, 2006

autumn leaves

autumn leaves --
my neighbor's
plastic dahlias

rush hour
a flock of starlings
in the red willow

autumn sun
through a window
the scent of chili

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Saturday, September 09, 2006

today is my Name Day :)


Natalia L. Rudychev
For many families in Russia Name Day is as big as Birthday!

back to school

photo by mmm

Friday, September 08, 2006



full moon morning

full moon morning-
noticing the silence
of cicadas

autumn rain

autumn rain
time to be moving on
down the road

photo by Kris Foo
words by Mandy Smith
crops golden goddess
shining on earth's bounty
full harvest moon

harvest moon

harvest moon —
a shopping cart
full of beer cans

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

her book bag taps
the back bicycle tire
autumn deepens

dustin neal
autumn wind
the farmers spreading
cow manure

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Leaves sways

Leaves sways
In the wind blowing
Goodbye summer
©2006 kai croft

Labor Day

Labor Day...
I sleep
’til noon

labor day walk

labor day walk..
light rain washes away

Monday, September 04, 2006


Sept. 4/06 - photo from my back door (untouched)
Today, the Tatoosh Complex fire has crossed the border, and smoke covers much of the BC Interior.
Click here for a photo of the fire from NASA's Earth Observatory site. (The NASA photo is a week old -- the fire has grown since then.)

Autumn haiku

(text by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, photo by Gabriel Ivanescu)

posted on behalf of the authors as requested.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


September —
just saying it
makes me shiver

Saturday, September 02, 2006

evening walk
a butterfly's shadow
fades into mine
hurricane season -
we press cider with
the windfall

Friday, September 01, 2006

pumpkin pie