Haiku For Carpe Diem’s Distillation #4 Robert Frost’s “October”

The goal of Carpe Diem’s Distillation is to take a poem and distill it into a haiku. For this challenge we are given October by Robert Frost.

by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call.
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

(Source: www.poets.org)

My distillation haiku is:

Autumn_sceneImage by Dmitri Popov

as golden leaves fall
crows call, winter is coming
through the grapevine

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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6 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem’s Distillation #4 Robert Frost’s “October”

  1. howanxious says:

    Very well-written… all the aspects of poem, so well articulated in this haiku.


  2. In enjoyed this very much. I like the clever use of grapevine. 🙂


  3. a beautiful peek through the grapevine!!!


  4. Awesome haiku distillation JRB … you have caught the whole “October”-poem in this unique and beautiful haiku. Chapeau!


  5. Maggie Grace says:

    Ha…nicely done and with a play on words!


  6. Love that use of grapevine too..


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