warm wrap of blanket
awake to touch of autumn cool
blue sky clarity
For Selma :) who knows how to balance the good with the bad!
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
Australian poetry, beautiful Autumn day today, Gabrielle Bryden, haiku, I love Autumn, I think my moods change with the weather, Im not in Scarborough but thought the photo looked nice and coolandblue, photo of beach at Scarborough Queensland, poem, poetry, summer is too humid for me, took that photo ages ago
March 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Note: Photo of Scarborough by me :) a while back.
March 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm
Another lovely haiku Gabrielle. And love the photo.
March 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Thanks Helen :) I like the photo too – looks almost like the desert meeting the sea (though it is a beach) the way the colours came out!
March 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm
This is the most beautiful thing anyone has done for me in ages, Gabrielle. I am beyond touched. I try to balance the good with the bad, I really do, as I reach for that blue sky clarity. I can’t thank you enough for this XXXX
March 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm
You inspire me Selma with your magical writing and you remind me that there are good things in the world, so this is my small thank you :) XXXX
March 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Great photograph, and words, too.
Thanks Martin :)
March 28, 2012 at 12:49 am
I keep forgeting our seasons are reversed…love the haiku.
March 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Same here slpmartin :) and the day/night thingy – haha – thanks
March 28, 2012 at 9:17 am
Like slpmartin, I too am always a little surprised by the reverses in our seasons. It is spring now in the USA and birds are falling in love, singing their hearts out, gathering twigs and all that. Don’t know what the bees are doing, but the birds are certainly living it up.
Your poem and your beach picture captures a different kind of beauty, a different sort of autumn from what we know around here. It’s wonderful the various kinds of beauty conveyed by a single word.
A fine haiku, Gabe.
March 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm
Thanks Aletha – our autumn has cool temperatures at night but still warm in the day (not much humidity). Some people wouldn’t think it is cool at all but for us softy types from the sub-tropics, it is cool. The skies are often blue/completely cloudless and it is wonderful. Whereas summer is usually stinking hot and about 70% plus humidity. I’m always happy when summer fades into autumn :)
March 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm
*chuckling* at your tags
Love that photo and the crisp, clear days you’ve described so well here, Gabe the light is so vivid at this time of the year – “blue sky clarity” describes it perfectly.
March 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm
haha – I do love tagging ;) my blog – thanks bb
March 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm
so many blues in the photo Gabe… we live in a stunning country!
March 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm
we certainly do Graham :)
March 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm
Your photo is perfect for your haiku, it is constructed in the same way but reverse,
3 planes, the warm one (the blanket) at the bottom, the middle cool, and the clarity of sky at top. Superb ensemble!
March 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Thanks for pointing that out Benedicte – I hadn’t noticed but it’s true – almost makes it a haiga I suppose (I selected the photo after writing the ku this time – often I do it the other way around).
March 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm
okay. 3rd time trying. but i copied the second time. so here goes. . .
aloha Gabrielle. well. i thought i had my comment issue fixed. may be this is a different glitch. i just posted a comment here and got a notice that something was “reset”. now the comment didnt show up. sheesh. i did save the ku tho. so i’ll post that and see if i can remember the rest of the comment…
i think net communities have brought us all a little closer and given us a better knowledge of the planet we live on. northern and southern hemispheres with reversed seasons… almost as amazing as seeing Santa with snow in Hawaii. and it’s still all one planet. cool.
balancing the good and the bad – yeah, i think one of the ways we grow is through that oscillation between our own extremes. …and as you point out it is the balance between those points that is part of the key. best balancing on to Selma.
happy autuming on, to you Gabrielle.
the first warm touch
p.s. i’m saving this entire comment. …just in case it doesnt post again. bwahahahaha… that will ensure that it does post i’m sure.
March 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm
hahahaha – it worked Rick (good idea to copy the comment just in case ;) ). I love your ku – thank-ku – haha. Yes, the balance is part of the key, for sure and the pendulum swing contributes to the equilibrium or something like that.
March 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm
This is wonderful Gabrielle.
March 31, 2012 at 8:26 am
Thanks Tracey :) Here’s to autumn freshness (and begone humidity) ;)
April 2, 2012 at 6:47 am
Your haiku is beautiful and all the more evocative reminding me of autumn as we enter spring here. I love autumn too.
April 2, 2012 at 10:20 am
Thanks squirrel – yes, autumn is a lovely time of year, especially in Australia when the summer has been too hot and wet :)
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