Autumn on Fire #haiku #tanka

Kitchen Window

Morning light strikes gold
Bright rays hit October leaves
Sets forest aflame

Out of my window

Watching from window
A beautiful glowing death
Spellbound in delight
In this cycle we call life
The phoenix must show envy


Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  However, this week is more of a free run.  This week i decided to do both a haiku and a tanka.

Note – the photos, all taken from my kitchen window, are from a couple of years ago – we do not have any color yet.

29 thoughts on “Autumn on Fire #haiku #tanka

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Vashti! Yes, we get awful winters here, but new Hampshire is beautiful in the autumn… My kitchen is on the 2nd floor and the house is raised up a bit over street level, so I get some good views looking over the village. The back looks into a wooded hillside.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Pretty good. Of course I would choose Ohio over Texas – I’ve lived both places. They do have a point about the Mexican food sucking in Ohio more than it does in Texas, but other than that … ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Sue. This is a very beautiful area, particularly in the autumn. Those leaves go through a spectacular “death” just to be reborn, so I had to put that phoenix in there. I’m mostly surprised that I haven’t seen it used before.



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