Scent of falling leaves
Not quite floral, not quite musk,
Signals change to come
Ah, fall – I dread it because it means winter, my least favorite season, is coming. There’s a reason I live below the Mason Dixon line, and part of it is that I don’t like cold.
This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #198, poet’s choice.
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Nice haiku! I don’t like cold, either, but the colder it is in the winter, the more I appreciate summer!
That’s a good way to think about it!
lol, there is a reason I live north of the Mason Dixon line and it is because I can’t survive southern summers 😉 (I have tried a few, including TX, OK and SC) Nice haiku.
I really like autumn, and part of it is the scent. (K)
The fall scent is my favorite part, because I dislike a lot of the rest.
There’s something about the light that really appeals to me, and the earthy colors too. Winter though, I agree, seems to go on forever.
Lovely haiku, and picture.
Thanks! Sometimes you can find good ones out there.
What a lovely scent filled haiku! I love when we use our senses to add drama to our poetry. ❤
Almost everything has to do with one sense or another, so might as well explore them all!
Absolutely! That’s what makes poetry so great to write. We can describe what we see, feel, taste. It’s perfect. 😀
I don’t like any weather in extreme. I know there’s petrichor. But I wonder is there a name for autumn’s musty leaf fall smell?
With hubby working from home… more local family visits and now two visiting kitties, and the Carrot Ranch double whammy rodeo… I’ve been a little hard pressed to keep up with comments and extra visits. Hoping all is well with you and yours. ~Jules
All is well! I’m having difficulty keeping up with posting much less commenting often – so much to do!
No worries… real life comes first. Stay safe and sane.
How beautiful though. October is my favorite month despite the coming winter. A lovely haiku.
Thank you! And look, it’s your favorite month! Congrats.
Ahh a lovely little poem! I’m afraid I can’t relate to not liking cold—I love the cold and the snow and winter, but hopefully it won’t be too cold where you are 🙂