Linked to Carpe Diem: Fragile Twigs, where our task was to write a haiku in the same spirit, sense and tone as the original by Basho:
eda moroshi hi toshi yaburu aki no kaze
breaking off the scarlet papers
Here is our host’s haiku:
autumn winds –
colorful leaves struggling
their end is near
The “toshi” in the original Japanese refers to a very delicate type of paper. The paper made me think of shagbark hickory. Not exactly delicate perhaps …but it’s where the mind wandered.
Had to use a shagbark photo from Wikimedia – while they’re everywhere around here, I don’t have a single good photo in the archives.