Rosebay Willowherb

Rosebay Willowherb lines the lane,
the majestic red flower heads
turning to fluffy white beards,
ready to blow on the wind
and spread their seeds
as the year turns.

Winding Down – Septolet

Summer fades.
Leaves slowly
turn golden.

The year
winds down,
steadily increasing
its pace.

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A Septolet consists of 7 lines in 14 words, arranged in two parts with a break between, both parts dealing with the same thought.

This is my first attempt at a Septolet. My thanks to Elaine Patricia Morris (Watermelonseeds) for introducing me to this delightful form.



Goodbye to summer days,
welcome treetops autumn blaze,
chilly mornings, misty haze;
the turning year’s new phase.


Holly berriesRed berries everywhere
begin to disappear
as birds enjoy a feast
at the end of the year.

British Weather

Last weekend it was Spring.
We missed out on Summer —
today it feels like Autumn again
and next week, so they tell us,
it’s back to Winter weather.
See how, in just a few short days,
a whole year of seasons passes.

Today’s the Day

Twice a year
I live in fear.
Today’s the day —
a visit to the dentist!

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My Elfje today is linked to this small stone and can be found at Simply Elfje here.

Gnome Homes

The seasons change,
Gnome homes appear
while their owners supervise
the decaying of the year.

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