Fall Finale

Reworked Rose Haiku from Yesterday’s post.

(We always think we could do better… until the “bitter frost”!)

Autumn’s sweetest rose
painted with blushing passion
before bitter frost

                                                -cj holm
Letzte süße Rose
-Mit rotem Feuer erblüht
Vor dem Winterfrost

The Last Rose

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 271 Fierce / Fever

last rose

Words and Image ©2019 cj holm

The last rose of autumn
displays with fierce red fever
with a tinge of frost

                                      -CJ Holm

View from my desk window of my backyard garden—

Haiku/Senryu Challenge (9/16/19)



State Highway Roadside

prairie rose

Photo Credit – The First Scout

Prairie Rose flower covered in dust
Hot dry summer, with no cloud going by.
Waiting by the roadside, futile beauty, it seems unjust
Those pretty unseen colors; Soft muffled sigh.

Budding in the Dakota sunshine
Pink summer’s blossom, thriving all alone.
Yellow eyes unblinking set in a harsh design
Roots in sandy soil and littered with stone.

It seems like a squandered struggle
A wonder gone to waste
But I was there to appreciate the trouble
Those others had missed in haste.

-Clarence Holm