I was doing some research on literary agents, and one of them posted a challenge to write an Autumn Haiku. My first thoughts were (1) What a cool idea! (2) What’s a Haiku again? Ha! My 11th grade Creative Writing teacher would be mortified if she knew I’d forgotten. So, here is my extremely rusty take on a Haiku. It was fun to tackle the 5-7-5 syllable rhythm. I actually found it a little therapeutic; got my creative juices flowing a little bit. Happy Autumn, everyone!
Fall has awoken
Crinkled leaves flutter and dance
Beneath the clear skies.
Golds, crimsons and greens abound
God is an artist.
Soft cozy sweaters,
And my favorite old boots,
With a book in hand.
Pumpkins, warm soups and flannel
Autumn, I’m ready.