Leaf Fall ~ for Carpe Diem Late Autumn Kigo #304, Yanagi Chiru (willow leaves fall) – Haiga

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There are willow trees in Hawaii. At one time there was one near where I live. It was cut down some time ago. I would enjoy a willow tree, if not in my yard then as a bonsai. To date I still do not have one. 

The leaves in this haiga are most likely from a tree I know as bottle brush (for the shape of it’s blossom). There are two kinds of bottle brush here. One with trailing branches and one with upright branches. At one time I had one of each. Now I have only the trailing-branch bottle brush tree—which I still enjoy.

My response to prompt #304, Yanagi Chiru (willow leaves fall) for the Carpe Diem September 2013 prompts, which are centered around traditional “kigo” or “season words” for autumn. Yanagi Chiru (willow leaves fall) is a late autumn kigo.

September on Carpe Diem has been divided into three different seasons of traditional autumn kigo: Early Autumn, Mid Autumn and Late Autumn. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog. 

You are invited to respond to these prompts as well.

Have fun. Explore haiku. Aloha—Rick

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