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                                       Red Leaves--an autumn hokkai

Hokkai

 

                            

 

Autumn rain;
On the deserted sidewalk,
Red leaves.

Donna


Red leaves
reflected in the dark pond;
A chill wind.

Cynthia


A chill wind;
golden leaves hang above,
shimmering light.

T.


Shimmering light;
A crow caws at the end
Of the harvested field.

Donna


The harvested field--
chimney smoke slowly drifts
into the sunrise.

b'oki (Bette)


Into the sunrise
Flies a ragged vee of cranes:
A morning of frost.

Linda


A morning frost
glistens on the overhanging branch;
chattering birdsong.

Cynthia


Chattering birdsong;
Sparrows squabble in the roost
At early dusk.

Donna


Early dusk;
a cold wind on its way
to somewhere else.

Steve


To somewhere else,
a flock of starlings shifts--
soup on the stove.

b'oki


Soup on the stove;
Leafless tree branches whip
In stiff autumn winds.

Linda


In autumn wind,
A bittersweet bough loosens
In the briar patch.

Donna


In the briar patch,
the last rose bud preserved
by November frost.

b'oki


November frost,
A cloud crosses the moon
Into December.

hortensia

 

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Dark clouds--an autumn hokkai

From pine to pine--a winter hokkai

A spring hokkai--Seen, Then Not Seen

Strands of Lobelia--a summer hokkai