autumn ginkgo

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 16

Today’s  guest prompt by Joseph Mills is to use the last line of the poem we wrote yesterday, to start our poem today. There is a pleasing symmetry to this. Here was my haiku from yesterday:

stealing color
from the sun
autumn ginkgo

And here’s my haiku for today, with shades of the Day 9 prompt woven in as well:

autumn ginkgo
only bare branches
after you’re gone

“Autumn leaves” is (still!) an autumn kigo.   It seems only fitting to write the second haiku, as we raked up the last leaves from the ginkgo yesterday. It was, as always, quite glorious last week with its golden leaves. More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.

stealing color

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 15

Today’s  guest prompt by Jared Davidavich is to “Write a tradeoff poem. Could be an exchange, forfeit, or swap.” I interpreted it quite loosely, and took liberties with the kigo as well. I guess I’m more interested in creating a haiku I’m happy with, than adhering strictly to the rules. I just let the prompts guide me. 🙂

stealing color
from the sun
autumn ginkgo

“Autumn leaves” is (of course!) an autumn kigo.  I just substituted in a more specific kind of leaf. More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.