Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bounty




Golden fans flutter
carpeting the breezy park
Autumn's rich largesse


(I first met the fan-shaped leaves in Japan, where a word that sounds like 'ginkgo' means 'bank.'  My sisters and I called the ginkgos 'money trees.'  But I don't think you can place a value on their beauty.)

22 comments:

  1. I adore the word "largesse"! I took this photo last fall after a storm had blown the ginkgo leaves to the skylights in the back of the house.

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  2. Rich in meaning ... your few words!

    I am rooting for the Twins (but they are going to have a hard time getting past the Yankees!) Making the final call when we're down to two!!

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  3. This largesse feels like a gift! leave it to nature..and you!

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  4. a crisp breezy haiku.
    Just perfect for my fav month of the year.

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  5. Beautiful! Enjoyed your comments about the money tree as well!

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  6. Yes, autumn is certainly generous with leaves...beautiful leaves.

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  7. Beautiful... love the largesse!

    Nice write

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  8. awesome, T! great words, 'largesse,' is a fave. a very well crafted haiku.

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  9. very nice. i got hung up on the new word myself...the mention of bank made me think of a certain leaf we used to use for play money...nice magpie...

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  10. I really love this one. It's beautiful!

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  11. wonderful- I like the "carpeting the breezy park". Great poem.

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  12. autumn rich's largeness..

    insightful ending.
    lovely tale.

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  13. Beautiful! I love the use of largesse!

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  14. Love the last line, and love gingko leaves (their shape is a happy thing). Thank you for sharing this!

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  15. ~T~,
    Your haiku captures the essence of autmn in my heart.
    rel

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  16. Thats a beautiful description of Autumn...

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  17. Thank you, everyone!

    My husband grew up in a sub-tropical pine forest, and never understood why the teachers made him draw autumn leaves with shape and color. I'm glad he's had chances to broaden his education and appreciate this sort of beauty. Not that he likes raking...

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  18. Super cute- "Fall" was never appreciated until through seasons change verses.. Beautiful Haiku.. xx

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