‘This Autumn Evening’ and Other Poetry by Jessica Hoard The Society April 12, 2014 Culture, Humor, Poetry This Autumn Evening These words of Bashō I cannot claim as my own, but they appear again and again in poems I try to write this autumn evening. Three simple words I am unable to match, unable to live up to with my own words this autumn evening. As short as a haiku is, I cannot remember the rest of the poem, this autumn evening. The words rise up in the air from the leaves I disrupt with heavy feet as try to clear my mind with a walk this autumn evening. They float out of the radio on smooth notes of music I am playing to soothe my mind this autumn evening. I think them, say them, type them out, hoping to break the spell of those three little words: this autumn evening. They drift through my head as I lay down, unable to write, unable to sleep, drifting, this autumn evening. Teddy Higgledy-piggledy Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth president of the U.S. Nickname was “Teddy,” which led to the teddy bear, which I still sleep with, at times, I confess. Jessica Hoard is a poet and actress living in Chicago. Featured Image: “Bashō” by Sugiyama Sanpu (1647 – 1732) Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.