Fall Haiku and Other Poetry by Reid McGrath The Society October 21, 2014 Beauty, Haiku and Senryu, Humor, Poetry Fall Haiku New England college towns: Pumpkins, apples, breakfast in a warm café. Swamp-maples afire! Rusty colored barns, silos draped in bittersweet… In their black pea-coats, off of the Metro North, the leaf-peepers arrive. Cross-country. Small-town football. The leaf-smell hunting— God I love the Fall… The Little Vector (a tennos) My knee is like a cantaloupe: I am a humbled man. It seems brutal that you are a part of the Master Plan. The Desert States have scorpions; the South has rattlesnakes; Australia and hot Africa have beasts within their brakes. The Sea has sharks, the North has grizz, Islands have weird spiders; while those in Northern Asia have Siberian tigers. The Amazon has piranhas and the black caiman too. Here in the Hudson Valley we are mostly plagued by you. Because you’re small, you are a threat; your bite won’t even prick. If left unchecked: your Lyme could kill. You are a bloody Tick! Featured Image: “Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon” by Thomas Moran NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.