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In appreciation of Autumn - There was a time we'd share our Haiku

Mar
Gondor


Sep 21 2008, 6:55pm

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In appreciation of Autumn - There was a time we'd share our Haiku Can't Post

Didn't we?? It seems I remember us doing that years ago....
The seasons are turning, how does it feel where you are, my wonderful sibs?

Been reading and practicing Lucid Dreaming. Awoke with this in my head:

Poised, fascinated with beauty.
Air softly stirred by butterfly wings.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Sep 21 2008, 7:03pm

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great idea! A haiku for the equinox... [In reply to] Can't Post

This for me is how I feel about Autumn, and how I feel in general at the moment; times of transition can be stressful but if embraced, they can be exciting and enriching. Plus, for me Autumn leads us into the magickal time of year, with Samhain and Yule just around the corner... Smile For those who lament the end of summer and maybe even dread the dark days of Winter, which are often associated with things ending and dying, perhaps thinking instead of this time of year as a new start (as Samhain is the new year for pagans) or simply a change, may help...


The wheel turns, leaves change,
Autumn unfurls rich splendours.
Times of shift approach.

The air feels fresh, new;
One door closes. One opens -
Beginnings, not ends.

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'

(This post was edited by greendragon on Sep 21 2008, 7:06pm)


Mar
Gondor


Sep 21 2008, 8:16pm

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Well said! [In reply to] Can't Post

 Embrace the opportunity for quiet introspection - a time for renewal.
Thanks for your beautiful offering.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Sep 21 2008, 8:33pm

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This one just popped out [In reply to] Can't Post

Gently released for sleep
Settle into our Mother
For deep embrace

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Sep 22 2008, 3:59am

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here's one [In reply to] Can't Post

Leaves fall -- confetti.
It's a ticker tape parade
Announcing Autumn.

Where's Frodo?


Annael
Half-elven


Sep 22 2008, 2:15pm

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okay [In reply to] Can't Post

Ruminations on October

The larch! The larch! Don't
Think about Monty Python
Look at the gold trees

The bugs are dormant
This is the best time of year
For mountain hiking

Brisk days, longer nights
After summer's lassitude
I feel quite lively!

"For from joy all beings are born, by joy they are sustained, and into joy they enter after death."
- the Taittiriya Upanishad

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Ciars
Rohan


Sep 22 2008, 7:15pm

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I remember that! [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a great tradition - here's my attempt :


The nights grow longer
Days gradually colder
Bright leaves swirl around

Thoughts of the past year
Light fires in our homes and hearts
curl up and take stock


the perfect place to unwind


sherlock
Gondor


Sep 22 2008, 7:51pm

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Great attitude! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is one of my favorite timess of year. I love fall, winter, cold and dark not to mention the holidays!


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Sep 22 2008, 8:21pm

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oh me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm definitely a winter/night time person! Smile

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


silneldor
Half-elven


Sep 22 2008, 11:51pm

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Whereintheheckdiditgo? [In reply to] Can't Post

Summer that is, and those balmy evenings:).

BUT, each season brings back to us the delightful things we have from the past, forgotten.

Here is three quotes from Henry D. Thoreau concerning Autumn:

''Like the fruits, when cooler weather and frosts arrive, we too are braced and ripened. When we shift from the shady to the sunny side of the house, and sit there in an extra coat for warmth, our green and leafy and pulpy thoughts acquire color and flavor, and perchance a sweet nutiness at last, worth your cracking.''
(Journal)

''....Nature, who is superior to all styles and ages, is now, with pensive face, composing her poem Autumn, with which no work of man will bear to be compared.''
'A Week on the Concord and Merrimack River'

And:

''Already, by the first of September, I had seen two or three small maples turned scarlet across the pond, beneath where the white stems of the three aspens diverged, at the point of a promontory, next to the water. Ah, many a tale their color told! And gradually from week to week the character of each tree came out, and it admired itself reflected in the smooth mirror of the lake. Each morning the manager of his gallery substituted some new picture, distinguished by more brilliant or harmonious coloring, for the old upon the walls.''
'Walden-Housewarming'

I hope these warmed you up a little.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez

After Sunset
I have an understanding with the hills
At evening, when slanted radiance fills
Their hollows, and the great winds let them be,
And they are quiet and look down at me.
Oh, then I see the patience in their eyes
Out of the centuries that made them wise.
They lend me hoarded memory, and I learn
Their thoughts of granite and their whims of fern,
And why a dream of forests must endure
Though every tree be slain; and how the pure,
Invisible beauty has a word so brief
A flower can say it, or a shaken leaf,
But few may ever snare it in a song,
Though for the quest a life is not too long.
When the blue hills grow tender, when they pull
The twilight close with gesture beautiful,
And shadows are their garments, and the air
Deepens, and the wild veery is at prayer,
Their arms are strong around me; and I know
That somehow I shall follow where you go
To the still land beyond the evening star,
Where everlasting hills and valleys are,
And silence may not hurt us any more,
And terror shall be past, and grief and war.

Grace Hazard Conkling (conclusion of a song recital from the book Lake Minnewaska by W Doughty where he says ''this is not the end of songs which we are certain will continue to rise from gifted minds and hearts in this enchanted realm where sometimes 'great mists lie' but always where 'great dreams rise' ''.) ...Reminds me particularly of the elves and the ents


May the grace of ManwŰ let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of ManwŰ S˙limo
By El~Cugu

From the website: 'The Realm of Manwe'








Mar
Gondor


Sep 23 2008, 1:32am

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Very fun - I like the lightheartedness // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Sep 23 2008, 1:35am

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Funny - good point and lovely. Great all three! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Sep 23 2008, 1:39am

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oooo - coziness! Nicely done. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Sep 23 2008, 1:41am

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Thanks for sharing - funny - I was just reading Thoreau today - Autumn writings.....// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Sep 23 2008, 5:52pm

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It's autumn? [In reply to] Can't Post

Autumn in Texas:
Cold water from tap feels warm.
Steering wheel burns hands.

~~~~~~~~

I used to be Galadriel, but I got tired of being naked.



Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Sep 23 2008, 7:54pm

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I love autumn [In reply to] Can't Post

Leaves fall and dance in the wind
Berries ripen in the sinking sun
Stars shine clearer in the cold air

Brian Blessed for Thorin!


Morthoron
Gondor


Sep 23 2008, 9:37pm

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Haiku in 5-7-5 syllabification... [In reply to] Can't Post

Leaves glorious leaves!
Spectral piles bury my lawn.
Stupid friggin' leaves!

THE EARL OF SANDWICH: "Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!"
JOHN WILKES: That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
John Wilkes (1727-1797)


Mar
Gondor


Sep 24 2008, 1:11am

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So that's what autumn is like in Texas! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have wondered.....Will have to do this again in winter!

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Sep 24 2008, 1:13am

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May I ask [In reply to] Can't Post

where you are geographically?
I am in So. Oregon and it seems similar.

Thanks for the lovely poem.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Sep 24 2008, 1:16am

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Ha! - but doesn't the lawn just love it? [In reply to] Can't Post

And yes, many of our haiku formats didn't follow the 'rules' too well but, we like to be rebels whenever we can.
Thanks for the fun, high spirited offering.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Sep 24 2008, 9:09am

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Samhain's also the New Year for Celtic Christians [In reply to] Can't Post

that's why it became All Saints' Day.
Most of the liturgical Christian churches start their New Year on the first Sunday of Advent, approximately 4 weeks before Christmas. The Eastern Orthodox start on Sept. 1.

Right now we're observing "Ordinary Time."

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Sep 24 2008, 9:48am

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I live... [In reply to] Can't Post

in Devon, South West England. It's a very pretty county.
I forgot that Haikus had to be 5-7-5! Oops!

Brian Blessed for Thorin!

 
 

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