Aki Chikashi (Autumn Near) Haiku

silent noise around

a lonely stroll down the street

finding my way back

~

looking at the sky

warm sun caressing the cheeks

lips begin to hum

* Written in response of Carpe Diem # 234. I know these haiku do not particularly match today’s theme. But it resonates with what nearing autumn means to me. The end of summer for me is the time when I can go for a stroll around in the city; being solitary even when I am am surrounded by a crowd. Autumn here is quite different; the trees do not shed leaves this time of the year. It is not so beautiful but it is beautiful, for it also marks the arrival of the major festivities. I now remember the autumn of the last year- it was peaceful, and it was a respite from the difficult time. I smiled, I talked to people- there was an unflinching voice within me reminding me of what I have been through and cautioning of what would happen in the future, but still I found some really good moments. Today at this stage I long for them, like when I was at that stage, I longed for a further gone away past. I have never been able to understand my longings for something which has gone or for something which resides in my fantasies. But it is so and I live with it everyday.

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6 thoughts on “Aki Chikashi (Autumn Near) Haiku

  1. Autumn is one of my favorite time of the year. Here the leaves do change but I love how it’s not too cold and not too hot. Just the right temperature. Although walking outside is kind of new to me, I have to imagine it’s better than the 95+ F heat wave here.

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    • It indeed is.. I too love the moderate temperatures of the autumn; you can actually go out and feel the environment around. Now when I come to think of it, I love the playful voices of children and the chatter of the birds, with the squirrels running around. Many people find spring to be the living season, but it is autumn for me.

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