for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

fall debris

fall debris–

already showing in the trees

empty nests

October 17, 2010 - Posted by | haiku, poetry | ,


  1. I really like this, Alegria — the promise of spring revealed even as we move closer to winter …

    Comment by MLA | October 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. I love how you see the promise in this haiku, Melissa! Your perception is closer than mine initially to the spirit of what a Japanese haiku should be, or so I learned from Matsumi, a new-found friend who has not written haiku but who grew up as most Japanese children do knowing haiku. She told me to look deep in the heart what that moment in nature made me say, “aha! yes, I see it”.

    I saw the empty nest and it almost stopped there–but then as I also felt in it the dread of winter, it consoled me that this always ends with spring and empty nests begin new life again, new wings!

    Thanks so much as always. Like you said in your 300th post event, readers and their comments are the sun and the rain to the seeds we plant in our blogs. And they do flower because of the nurturing our readers give.

    Comment by Alegria Imperial | October 24, 2010 | Reply

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