Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writing With Richard Wright - Ghost Writer Jen - November 13, 2014

In this post, I'm going to find inspiration to write a haiku with Richard Wright (1908-1960), guided by Jen of Blog It Or Lose It!.  We'd visited Richard Wright a while back with the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai - Little Creatures challenge, but it was nice to revisit this poet and read some of his other haiku.  Go HERE for the full post. The theme is “autumn” and/or “departure”:

cold autumn dawn
lit window among the trees
- more drizzling rain

black cat in the leaves
shakes its wet paw in disgust
- leaving for work

country living
seasonal brands for each day
 - persimmons rotting

©  G.s.k. '14


And here are some examples of Richard Wright's haiku:

The chill autumn dusk
Grows colder as yellow lights
Come on in skyscrapers.

© Richard Wright

Autumn moonlight is
Deepening the emptiness
Of a country road.

© Richard Wright

As the popcorn man
Is closing up his wagon,
Snow begins to fall.

© Richard Wright


And our hostess' haiku:

The first autumn snow
gleams blue on the parking lot
under the moonlight.

Next to the gutter
the raked-up pile of leaves
huddles under snow.

© Paloma


  1. I enjoyed your series ...It felt as if I was your shadow...the second one make me smile:) that photo looks like a painting,Georgia...just exquisite!!

    1. Thanks ... I liked that effect on the photo very much .. glad you enjoyed the ku too and was happy that you were my shadow ;-)

  2. I especially enjoyed the finely observed black cat haiku - how often I've seen that disgusted shake of a paw, followed by a little skip away from the cause of the offence :) And you're right, they do head out the door with a curiously business-like attitude at times. I do wonder why...

    1. Thanks Blake ... I love cats .. which probably explains my nom de plume ;-) I'm very glad you enjoyed the haiku :-)


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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