Haiku Carpe Diem Special #31, Chèvrefeuille’s ‘the scent of Autumn’

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is a Haiku by Chèvrefeuille, The Scent Of Autumn.

aki no kaori hiisu no ue ni mangetsuno hikarino nakawo aruku

walking on the heath
in the light of the full moon
the scent of autumn

I’ve been thinking about my Mother  since she passed away in January, trying to put our Dementia Journey into words. Chèvrefeuille’s line ‘the scent of autumn’ took me straight here. My apologies that it isn’t strictly in line with the prompt.

20130309115934!Auguste_D_aus_Marktbreitseasons of my mind
spring from summer to autumn
pride before the fall

pride before the fall
thoughts shed like leaves from a tree
grab them while you can

grab them while you can
the pictures of a lifetime
it smells like winter

it smells like winter
short days and oh so long nights
I’m drawn to the light

Smiles, love and laughter.

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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12 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem Special #31, Chèvrefeuille’s ‘the scent of Autumn’

  1. charleenm says:

    Ah… the seasons of life. From the golden years to the winter of old age.


  2. The seasons go altogether too quickly. This is a poignant piece in tribute to your mother.

    Scent of Autumn Wind


  3. Ese' s Voice says:

    It is beautiful – personal and honest walk down the memory lane. So many colours through all the seasons. Thank you for sharing, JRB.


  4. 4joyjoanne says:

    Indeed a beautiful tribute….and, yes, such a loss is a wintry blow….


  5. JazzBumpa says:

    Very powerful, and a wonderful cascade.
    I love your deeply meaningful personal use of the prompt.

    My lovely wife’s mother also passed in January. It was only in the last few months of her life that
    we were aware of her dementia.

    It is a painful journey.



  6. I love the way how you’ve used the Special haiku to compose a tribute to your mom with this cascading haiku through the seasons. Very well … full of emotions … thank you JRB for sharing this with us.


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