October 2022

like a sudden flash,
green turns into fire that falls–
autumn paths open

like a sudden flash–
unexpected, unmasking
the retreating past

green turns into fire that falls,
exposing the skeletons
underneath the veil

autumn paths open–
the earth folds into itself–
dusk-faded, shadowed

Lisa, at Tao Talk, reminded me of the troiku form, which I’ve borrowed from her to use also for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday prompt, where the theme is lightning, suggested by Sangeetha.

It does finally feel like autumn here. Not much color yet, but it’s coming. We’ve had a wet day with the remnants of Hurricane Ian, and the building turned on the heat for the first time this morning.

Happy October!

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23 responses to “October 2022”

  1. msjadeli says :

    “fire that falls” such a fitting phrase for it. I worked out in the yard today and also drove to an appointment and fire is definitely getting primed to fall. Thanks for the nod, Kerfe, wonderful troiku.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Green turns to fire is so perfect for this time of year. I love your autumnal collages, too.

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  3. Ingrid says :

    A true evocation of Autumn, Kerfe!

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  4. robertawrites235681907 says :

    A striking combo, Kerfe. It’s not like that here. Autumn is gradual and tortuous.

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  5. Suzanne says :

    What a lovely description of fall (called autumn over here in Oz). Just as you are putting on the heating we are beginning to warm up here and the deciduous trees are turning green.

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  6. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Kerfe, I love this troika form too. That last stanza really sums up fall for me: “the earth folds into itself–dusk-faded, shadowed.” It makes me think of the “autumn of our years…” it’s that same sentimentally. 🎃

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  7. memadtwo says :

    One of your best, K. N.


  8. Frank J. Tassone says :

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #8: memadtwo’s latest #troiku!


  9. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    A wonderful description of October, Marta.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ben Alexander says :

    Kerfe, you really made these prompts sing – I also want to try this form – and I saw it on Lisa’s blog too 🙂


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  11. Bela Johnson says :

    Happy October to you as well! 🌎🎊❤️


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