Garden Bloggers' Muse Day: November Night

Shoes amongst autumn leaves

With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees
And fall.

November Night by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914)

Adelaide Crapsey was influenced by Japanese poetry, particularly haiku and tanka, to produce her own form of the cinquain or quintet. This is the form of poetry she is most noted for, where she distributed 22 syllables (aka accents) across the 5 lines. 2 are in the first line; followed by 4, 6, 8 and a final 2 in the last line.

Which reminds me. A long time ago at the almost dawn of blogging there was a fine blog, where a merry band of people contributed posts on all things biscuitry. I was even moved to write a biscuit haiku about an empty tin. Happy days.


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I love the aspen tree which hangs over our garden, particularly the sound of its fluttering leaves as  they dance on the slightest of breezes. I took this short video a few days ago when the afternoon sunshine started to slant through the leaves. It made their shadows dance on our bedroom wall too.


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