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Five For Fall - haiku

Updated on October 5, 2012
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Coffee and muffin

spiced with pumpkin. Off to Work!

Stuck behind school bus.



Reds, yellows, and browns.

Mounds so high they touch the sky.

Whoosh! Jumping in leaves!



Crisp Fresh. Donuts. Pies!

An apple treat a day keeps

Winter blues at bay.


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Autumn trees ablaze.

Pale in comparison to

fire in her eyes



Green. Yellow. Orange.

Twisted gnarly pile of warts.

Oh my, what a gourd!



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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      beautiful imagination of colors and nature, voted beautiful.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Loved these, Dana! Great job!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Woot for Fall. Awesome haikus!!!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dana a lot of thought went into this fall haiku. I especially loved the last line having warts. How something with warts becomes beautiful only happens in nature. Well done and perfect Haiku form.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      girishpuri - thank you. the beautiful colors has got to be one of the best parts of fall in the northeast US

      rcrumple - glad you liked!

      Sunshine - I publish a hub and Woosh! There's Linda! Thanks for stopping by! I owe you some cowboy limericks. i better get on that!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      These are autum alright. Love the mood. Thank you.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      suzzycue - i am so happy that you appreciate these. i do put thought into each and every one. so thrilled that you like the last one. i love gourds. some of them are so fantastically weird looking! nature really is great. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - Thank you for stopping by. I am truly happy to know that I got the mood right. I adore Autumn. And even more, I adore giving you enjoyable things to read.

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      That rocks and I definitely voted up.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Dana, this is the best thing that has happened to me this morning..I am combining it with a cup of Darjeeling tea and you can guess the result..Awesome! I am voting this up 'beautiful'....and the pictures are just so perfectly haiku. I am bowled over by you... Sharing with others too, and leaving a hug on FB page.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      My favorite time of the year, and you haikus describe it so well! I had a chuckle when I read about the school bus. Isn't that so true, lol...... Perfect color for the Fall, too. Voting up and beautiful.....

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is the perfect picture of fall for me. I love those silly gourds and the apple pie and leaves are beautiful. A simple poem filled with all the essence of the autumn season. Voted up and pinned.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      IntegrityYes - I always love when you stop by. Thanks for the vote too!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      sen.sush23 - What a wonderfully sweet comment, I am so glad you liked it. I am just now learning how to choose the best photos and to set things up visually so they add to the words. I am so happy it made your morining. I saw your facebook comment this morning and it started off my day on a happy note. Thank you! *hugs*

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      LaThing - I look forward to Autumn every year. And it seems every year I forgoet that the kids are back to school. and I get stuck behind those darn busses!... Thank u for the votes! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Teahces - I am so honestly glad to see you stopping by another one of my hubs. Thank you for your comment. I am getting much better at the visual aspect of hubs. Encouragement form hubbers like you has been invaluable to my growth as a writer. Thank you. And thanks for the pin. Thats awesome!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Dana...as i read your perfect autumn haikus - i am drinking hot coffee and having a piece of warm pumpkin pie with ice cream! Mmmmmm...

      This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving!

      Sharing forward, my friend..

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You perfectly describe fall. It is just like that right now in my part of the world. This Hub is just beautiful.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Dana

      "Reds, yellows, and browns.

      Mounds so high they touch the sky.

      Whoosh! Jumping in leaves!"

      Wonderful! I love your fall haikus.

      Voted up and away

      Have a good day.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Beautifully done, Dana. You've captured the splendours of Fall in these elegantly assembled word paintings. you manage to capture sights, sounds, smells and the feel of fall and bring us an instant autumn memory. Loved these Haikus... voted up/awesome.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ImKarn23 - Yum. What a treat! And what a treat for me to have you share my poems. Thank You!

      Happy Thanksgiving :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Hyphenbird - Thank you for you sweet comment. Happy to know I was able to capture the beauty of fall. I feel so blssed to live in a part of the world where this season offers so much beauty before winter creeps in.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Sueswan - HELLO! It's been a while sincec i have jumped in leaves, but my cat never missed the chance :)

      Thank u for reading, and for voting :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Docmo - What a generous comment. Such a compliment! Words like yours encourage me to continue down the writing path.... thanks for the votes too of course.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Dana, what a great haiku! and what a lovely thought, coffee and muffin!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      An awesome autumnal arrangement ... I love how you do haiku...!

      Voted UP and ABI. Hugs, Maria

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      whew! that was really amazing! sharing this to whole wide world :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A veritable Autumn feast. Up and beautiful.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Dana, I am excited as you for all things fall. What great Haiku's. Jamie

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Hello Nell - Yes. Coffee and a muffin is a great fall treat. And then bam! The school bus - the twist element of the Haiku. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Maria! Always love your alliterative comments.... Glad you love how I do haiku because I love to do it. I enjoy the brevity yet the explosion of image and feeling.... Thanks as alwayd for reading and for the votes!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      unknown spy - you are too sweet. so happy you enjoyed these so much. thanks for sharing. the more the merrier! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      tobusiness - a feast. I like that. A feast for the eyes and the mind!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Jamie - after the summer I had (heat waves galore) I am especially excited for fall this year. Hope you have an awesome Autmn. :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Wonderful odes to autumn in these Haikus. Very cheery...I wish I could experience all 4 seasons here in Singapore. Thanks, Dana, and I share this as well.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This set is really lovely!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Don't we just love the change in seasons. Beautifully artfully conceived my fine poet. Truly a splendour reading your art. Voted Up and shared.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      midget38 - I am blessed to live in a region that has four distinct seasons. They are all so beautifully unique. Though sometimes the constant changing makes your head spin... I am happy to share the experience of Autimnwithyou through my words.... Thanks for sharing!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      AudreyHowitt - Nice to see you stopping by another one of my hubs. Thank you for the compliment.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Vincent Moore - I am always so honored by your comments. To be considered a poet is one of the highest honors I can think of having bestowed upon me. Thank you... and of course thanks as well for the vote and share. I write out of pleasure and desire, but you know it doubles the pleasure when you can share it with others.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Dana you so cute.. I love this haiku.. I loved pumkin and i love fall the color..

      many blessings and sharing

      debbie

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Great haiku! I enjoyed reading all of it. :-)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Debbie - Thank you. You really are too sweet! hugs. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ignugent17 - thank you. knowing people like them make them even more fun to write

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I love these! You've really evoked the emotions and feel of autumn.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These are really cute Haikus and amazing photos. You did my favorite season justice!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Fall Dana! ;)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Dana, beautiful poem. Very fitting for this time of year. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and shared.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Deb- thank you. you are a doll. happy to share my favorite season with you :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      rebeccamealey - a fellow fall lover, fantastic! thrilled you like them

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Hi Linda! happy fall to you too! As much as I miss the sunny summer, I do love the fall. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      thelyricwriter - Thank you so much for the complimets, and thanks bunches for the votes and share!

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      This is soo awesome, a powerful topic indeed :) stunning work, voted up:)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      shruti sheshadri - WOW! thanks for the amazing comment. I enjoyed writing this one and selecting the images. looks like my work paid off. :)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      What an incredible tribute to that form known as Haiku ... and the images were perfect reminders of midwestern falls I experienced in youth. I sure do miss the coloring of fall...

      These haiku are beautifully done

      Awesome Dana

      Laurinzo

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Laurinzo - thank you. i enjoyed capturing my favorite things about autumn in haiku. it is such an amazing art form. hugs. :)

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      Christina M. Castro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      These haikus are very sweet,and the pumpkins look so yummy!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      CMCastro - Thank you! I loved selectin gpics for this one. I still need to do a winter hiaku. Maybe once it snows I will feel inspired. :)

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      jenbeach21 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I am ready for fall and pumpkin pie!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Way to usher in fall. These beautiful haikus are as great now as they were when you originally wrote them....should I say ever autumn?

      Voted up, awesome, interesting, and pinned.

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      jenbeach21 - usually I am sad to see the summer end, but this year I am all "summered out". Bring on pumpkin pie and apple cider and yummy fall treats. :)

      tillsontitan - THANK YOU for the revisit. I am glad these have held up. and thanks a billion for sharing. it is much appreciated. I am horrible at self promotion so I really appreciate it when friends spread my work around.... wishing you well.

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      It's September 21...fall. I've returned to read your haiku and senryu once again.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These are delightful little Haikus, fall is my favorite season, so I truly enjoyed these!

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Daisy - you know what they say about great minds.... I just thought about this collection today when I heard that Fall begins tomorrow... Thank you for the visit

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      rebeccamealey - thank you! I am a big fan of Fall too. My summer was an especially busy one and for once I am not sad to see it pass.... Wishing you a wonderful Autumn.

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      HappyMikeWritter 3 years ago

      Your work is unique. I am a real fan of articles with soul in it and this one has it in bucket loads. Thank you for sharing.

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      HappyMikeWritter - thank you so very much for taking the time to leave this comment. I write because I enjoy it, but the way I write is always with my readers in mind. I want to give you an experience that makes my work worth reading. so pleased you like it.

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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      GREAT! Shared and voted up!

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you Lisa!

      so happy you like them... always appreciate being shared :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      So beautiful! great job ,thanks!!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Shared on Facebook this time by. I read so many poems on Hubpages and forgot that I read this poem. I didn't realize it had been so long. I love fall and your poem describes it perfect Dana. Well done "again."

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      James-wolve - thank you. it really means a lot to know you like this

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      thelyricwriter - yes. it has been about a year since I wrote these. I am glad to see that they are holding up well. thank you so very much for sharing. :)

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      Catherine Tally 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hello Dana,

      I just discovered your haiku verses for Fall. Very nice!

      Hope your new year is off to a good start. Cat :)

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      CAT - thank you! the new year started rough but getting better every day, so that's good, right? sorry for the late reply. I have been mostly absent from hubpages and I am just now returning... hope to see you around

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