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An expert on haiku wrote this critique of my poem last year. I don't think I'll ever write a "real" haiku. After you apply all the requirements, there aren't any words left!


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Wind cannot hold a brush, and Autumn cannot intend to be an artist. Western literature is so full of personification and metaphor that we rarely think about it. It's only through training that we can learn to eliminate it, sometimes. The Japanese form is based on what's called 'concrete' imagery and not ideas. The colors, the 'brisk swirling winds' and autumn are all concrete things. Having the wind make brush strokes is an idea. I hope that helps in some way.
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Autumn Colors

orange, red and gold brush strokes of brisk swirling winds autumn’s artistry
Sponsor: Russell Sivey Contest Name: Autumn, Fall Colors (poem must be named "Autumn Colors") Lucretia written 9/21/2011

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "Autumn Fall Colors" contest Lucretia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 7:43:00 PM
    A lovely haiku. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 8:03:00 AM
    congrats Lucretia on a superb write and win for Autumn colors so lovely ..luv

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 4:36:00 AM
    Lucretia love it, good luck..David

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 5:09:00 AM
    Beautiful and simple Lucretia - wish you luck in contest - and hope for a win for this poem. - Have a lovely weekend - oxox // love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 11:03:00 PM
    Dear Lucretia...simple and lovely poem:))) congrat for the contest:)))SK