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Haiku: At Summer's End

Updated on July 26, 2017
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Catherine's writing reflects her life-long love of nature. She advocates for sustainability and respect for all living things.

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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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      Catherine Tally 6 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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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Catherine Tally 6 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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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      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 6 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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      Deb Welch 6 years ago

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

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      Catherine Tally 6 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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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      These are lovely, fabulous photos

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      Catherine Tally 6 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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      Moon Lightened 6 years ago from Delhi, India

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

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