December 31 2008 – black leaves

haiku-black-leaves-4th-version2

[Driving north on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, New York.]

2 responses

  1. for some reason this one gives me a sense of cold and desolation but i like it.

    it’s been a while since i was around so let me wish you a happy new year!

  2. Hi Polona,

    Thank you for checking in. I’ve already changed it since you read it. I’m on my fourth version now. I felt the last version (below) tried to do too much.

    black leaves
    swirling from the windblown tree perch
    in the powerlines

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