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Husband, father, grandfather, friend...a few of the roles acquired in 62 years of living.  I keep an upbeat attitude, loving humor and the singular freedom of a perfect laugh.  I don't let curmudgeons ruin my day; that only gives them power over me.  Having experienced death once, I no longer fear it, although I am still frightened by the process of dying.  I love to write because it allows me the freedom to vent those complex feelings that bounce restlessly off the walls of my mind; and express the beauty that can only be found within the human heart.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Collection of Fall Haiku

Copyright © 2010 by Ralph Couey

I've never tried Haiku before, but Autumn is such a special time of year for me, I thought I'd attempt a few.  These are written in the classic 5-7-5 English Haiku format.

Sunlight through the leaves
The fall colors blaze brightly
The cool breeze rustles

A stream reflects fall
I look down from the stone bridge
The still water glows

Our steps stir the leaves
We smell the perfume of fall
Her hand warm in mine

A Sunset in fall
The sky turns a deep purple
The clouds like gold wreaths

The sun rises late
The day has become so brief
The hours precious

There’s football today
Teams tussle in the cool air
A sweater feels good

Pumpkins on the porch
The glow through evil eyes
Carved by smiling kids

A princess arrives
“Trick or Treat,” she sings with hope
Candy hits the bag

The wind passes through
Leaves fall from far above
Cover me in gold

Night is dark and cold
I can feel the frost forming
I breathe moonlit clouds
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