‘The Fruits of Autumn’ – A Haiku

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Stay and drink the wine

Culled from the fruits of autumn

Nature’s piquant gift


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Autumn Leaves: A Tanka

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A whisper is heard

In the silence of the wood

The world is not still

As autumn leaves gently fall

Carpeting the forest floor




Tanka is a genre of classical Japanese poetry meaning a short poem, and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. 

A Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per unit or line). Wikipedia