Have you noticed lately?
The autumn-inspired poems are picking up like a brisk breeze, blowing through Poetry Friday.
In Florida, Mother Nature rarely dresses up for autumn. She's too fond of her flip-flops and cut-offs, I suppose. Yet I always enjoy seeing and hearing about the seasonal changes that are taking place elsewhere. It brings back wonderful memories of my childhood in New York, my college years in Connecticut, and those first few years on my own in Boston. Despite the disappointing show of color down south, the feelings that autumn evokes for me are as strong as ever. It seems a bit ironic that this time of year, when nature is gently retiring, should be so hopeful, fresh, and optimistic in my mind, but it is.
Today I am welcoming Keri Collins Lewis to the Haiku Garden. Judging by the poem she's brought with her, it's possible I'm not the only one who feels this way:
|Photo: © XFour. All rights reserved.|
now that it has fallen
the leaf’s underside
can see the sky
© 2014 Keri Collins Lewis. All rights reserved.
Isn't that beautiful? I so admire how Keri finds a poetry form that speaks to her, be it cinquains this summer or haiku this autumn, and diligently practices and improves upon her craft until her work positively glows. You can discover Keri's thoughts on poetry, books, and life at her blog, Keri Recommends.
Thank you, Keri, for bringing your glow to the Haiku Garden.
For those who missed last week's interview with J. Patrick Lewis and his tantalizing new DMC challenge, the "zeno," you can find all the details HERE. So far I've featured zenos from Matt Forrest Esenwine, Miranda Barnes, Kristi Dee Veitenheimer, and Lori Degman, with several more in the pipeline. I hope you'll send me yours!
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This week's Poetry Friday roundup is being hosted by Tricia Stohr-Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect.