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.

lifting clouds

This is my fourth (and final) week of being a Daily Haiku Cycle 13 contributor. Please follow along!

August 27

lifting clouds
a yellow monarch
heralds the sun

Our summer started out with rain and clouds. I was sitting at the breakfast table one morning, trying to decide what indoor activity I would plan for that day, when I caught some movement from the corner of my eye. As I turned my head to look through our French doors onto the deck, I saw a yellow monarch flying towards the house. At that very instant, the sun also came out. It almost looked as if the monarch was carrying the sun on its back.