From Autumn’s Weird Light


from autumn’s weird light

the low clouds as battered gold

as the lost leaves

each breath off the lake dimly

rustles as we grow distant


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #7 Teika’s third Tanka Writing Technique “Elegant beauty”, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s The House of Love –