Monday, 18 September 2006

Haiku - Delicious Autumn

The prompt at One Deep Breath this week is a deliciously seasonal one. As it is a bank holiday today in Edinburgh, we went for a walk around Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. Many of the trees and bushes are magnificent at the minute, covered in berries. Hence these haiku:

Black elderberries
ripen by the roadside
- pick them to make wine.

Rowan berries
ripen, red, pink, yellow
- a feast for the birds.

16 comments:

Clare said...

Personally I hate eating berries - its the seeds I hate - but these haiku are georgeous.

paris parfait said...

I like berries - and your haiku beautifully attest to the signs of fall around you. Thanks for sharing your lovely view!

michelle said...

I love them.

It seems so fitting that elderberries ripen.

jzr said...

Really delicious haiku!!

S.L. White said...

I've been thinking of knocking on a stranger's door, a few miles up the road, to ask to pick their elderberries. Memories of childhood far away, where there are more elderberries! Thanks for the great haiku.

LuluBunny said...

beautiful poems :)

and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi there and thanks for commenting. Like you Clare, there are some berries I don't like eating (and rowans are poisonous to humans, so don't try those!), but they look lovely decorating the trees and bushes just now!

Tammy said...

Yummy haiku :)

Catherine said...

Next year I hope to be there in person, around this season. Your haiku paint a lovely picture of the scene that awaits me.

ian russell said...

beautiful haiku, juliet.

the wine elderberries! i remember doing this one year - what a lark persuading the berries off the stalks! then we picked sloes last year - to put in the gin - and totally forgot about them.

Sandy said...

Beautiful! I love the name rowan tree. Just found out a few years ago it was what we call mountain ash here in Maine. Your name is better.

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI there and thanks for the comments!
Catherine I'm sure you'll love Scotlandin autumn next year when you're over. Ian - yes harvesting can be hard work as well as fun, can't it? And Sandy , we also sometimes call the rowan the mountain ash.

madretz said...

I love the contrast of berries against their green leaves and vines. Truly lovely haiku.

AnnieElf said...
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AnnieElf said...

Oh, I just love this - the use of berries as an image of Fall rather than the traditional changing leaves. Beautiful.

Pearl said...

nice angle.