How You See it Matters – #Haibun #Haiku

My back yard

How You See it Matters

Another bus full of tourist rips by, the wind causing my car to veer slightly.  I wonder at the faces I see pressed to the window.  They sit still and watch the world go by, those out of state leaf-peepers, trying to catch a glimpse of red and orange fall through a screen.  I have reached my destination and pull off of the road.  There are few other cars so I know I’ll have the trail to myself.  Another bus roars by, picking up a flurry of color as it passes.  I leave the roadside before the last brick red glider settles.  It only takes a few minutes before the sound of Man is left far behind. I am now surrounded in nature’s color, taking in the fireworks of the foliage, watching the squirrels play and listening to the wind and the water.  In my joy at being alive, I shed a silent tear for those who can only see a bit of fall through the tinted glass window of a tour bus.

The forest burns bright
Trees dressed in golden attire
Prepare for winter


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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Autumn” and “Leaves”, yet for this special while she is away, we are to only use synonyms.

Kitchen Window

20 thoughts on “How You See it Matters – #Haibun #Haiku

  1. jazzytower

    Hi Trent

    This is a very beautiful haibun. You took me there, very vivid description. Loved “… last brick red glider settles…” I can see the gust from the passing bus displacing it, it taking a swift whirl and landing gently. A nice write.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Today wouldn’t be a peaceful day in the woods – winter seems to have struck with cold temperatures and gale force winds…. Staying inside doing paperwork might be good ;)


  2. Colleen Chesebro

    Thank you for transporting me to this special autumn place with you. Wow. I feel like I was there. A great respite while writing. This was a spectacular Haibun! <3

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