Monday, September 10, 2012

"Divine" (September Haiku, Day Eleven)

It’s summer still.  Fall
Will lower the bridge over
Her castle’s moat.  Wait.

Color in her cheeks,
She’ll let you in her castle,
When golden leaves fall.

When loneliness rings,
She’ll wrap you in reds and golds,
Hand you a scepter.

She’ll make you her king,
You’ll be her Sun and her Moon,
She will bow to you.

You’ll call her Autumn,
You will be kind and patient,
You won’t offend her.

You will rule the stars,
You will ride the Milky Way,
Curb a wild comet.

You will know your moves,
Your mind will be clear, agile,
You will shed your doubts.

The passage of clouds,
The low whisper of twilight
Will render your thoughts.

She’ll stay by your side,
Nature’s daughter, your true love,
No gloss on her lips.

She’ll call you her own,
Honey is too sweet for her,
A hint of pepper.

You’ll read her music,
Scriptures earthly and divine,
Complex and easy.

To be continued...
Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. Lovely romantic poem. Well done incorporating all the prompts as the love story unfolds ... :)

  2. Wow, You are the most prolific poet ever! I'm impressed.

  3. Another lovely segment of your saga. I like the scriptures "sacred and divine"

    1. Thank you, Ellecee. (I made them "earthly and divine," I want my Autumn to be both :-)

  4. As I move through this, a title for your book -- you know, a story told through haiku:-) -- is coming to me: "Avalon"

  5. Awesome! I expected a wonderful new part of your saga, but this one is stunning. Lovely take on the prompt. And the saga continues.

    1. Thank you, Kristjaan! I'm enjoying this a lot; the only part that I'm not sure I like so much is that writing and posting like that seems to make September go by faster. Days are flying.

  6. You have undertaken quite a challenge, and it just gets better and better.

    1. Sara! Thank you for stopping by :-) Thank you very much for your words.

  7. Your challenge is turning out nicely. Look forward to upcoming episodes.
    September Heights - Mercy and Grace