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Haiku: At Summer's End

Updated on December 4, 2016
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Ragged plumes of grass

Sunlit and diaphanous. . .

Surprising beauty!



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A wind-blown sycamore leaf has been caught up on the blade of a New Zealand flax.
A wind-blown sycamore leaf has been caught up on the blade of a New Zealand flax. | Source

A transient leaf

Imperiled,yet hopeful, clings.

The warm wind inhales.

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A turtle, sun-drunk

No concerns for camouflage.

His hard shell will do!

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© 2011 Catherine Tally

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      Moon Lightened 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      I enjoyed these haiku, especially the last one. I really felt it.

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you, Moon Lightened. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed them! I appreciate your nice comments.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      These are lovely, fabulous photos

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Good to hear from you again, Rosemary. Thank you for the nice compliment! I took these at the botanical gardens nearby. There are always so many lovely things to photograph there.

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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      Beautiful Cat. Nice poem - love turtles. Great photos.

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you, Deb. I like turtles and tortoises too. The one in the photo had an independent spirit compared to his pond mates! Glad you enjoyed my hub.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      The first photo particularly is breathtaking, but the leaf holding onto the blade of another plant is profound. Rated Up and many others.

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Patty,

      Thank you! There are so many amazing things in our natural world that inspire me. I am thankful that God has given me the patience and eyes to see it and the aesthetic sense to appreciate it. I am delighted to see that you are now following me! I really enjoy your writing and the varied subjects you choose.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Beautiful descriptions and photos! I look forward to reading more of your haikus.

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Victoria,

      Thank you for your kind comments! I'm really happy that you are enjoying the haiku that come from my love of nature.

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