Archives for category: autumn

Bobtails, swallow’s breast,

Old man’s beard frosts the trees –

A white autumn.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

A dry leaf
Rustling along behind me
Autumn approaches
(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

A brown leaf

Flutters back on the bough –

Perching sparrow.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem, where the task was to write a riddle haiku. I’ve adapted one of my earliest haiku.

Overnight they bloomed,

Flush of bright yellow mushrooms,

Too close to the path.

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Yellow, guest hosted by Jen of Blog It or Lose It.

photo 1

I came across these mushrooms on a walk last autumn on Beachy Head. My best guess is that they’re yellow waxcaps and the red variety below, which were growing close by, are scarlet waxcaps. They grow on short-sward, nutrient-poor grassland like the South Downs but are increasingly rare as these types of site disappear. Some varieties can apparently be eaten but the clue is in the name – their waxiness makes them pretty unpleasant.

photo 2

Sea mist rolls in,

Walkers turn to shadows,

Ghosts promenade.

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin. For Writing 201, where today’s prompt, form and device were “fog”, “elegy” and “metaphor”

In low sun through mist

Tall, thin silhouettes approach

Like shadows risen.

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem Time Glass on the theme of “fog”.

Sun slowly dissolves,

Flecks rooftops and fields with gold,

Paints each stalk of hay.

Copyright Jackie Le Poidevin. In response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Impressions, Monet’s Haystacks (Sunset)