Relaxed, warm, friendly autumn is with us here in Central Ohio. Pleasant afternoons, nicely chill nights great for sleeping soundly. Winter’s in the wings, soon to follow. Here’s a selection of autumn and winter haiku.

his father’s

old binoculars

autumn stars



of the hayfield night

harvest moon


autumn afternoon

he rides

the silences


sullen gloom

or hush contemplative

choosing your winter


winter dawn

quarreling crows

irritate the silence


winter thaw

neighbor kids



in barren winter

give yourself

the great gift of love