late autumn
the crickets’ knees
unhinged

 


19 Responses

  1. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Stunning, unhinging, in fact, especially for someone with knee replacements.

  2. MWS Says:

    Thanks, I hadn't thought of it from that perspective.

  3. Paresh Says:

    This is an outstanding haiku! Speaks to me on a very very deep level.

  4. Magyar Says:

    Melissa, you know exactly… where the crickets' night calls are generated; nicely versed here. _m

  5. MWS Says:

    Thank you!

  6. Michaelle Starr Says:

    Good job Melissa I can hear them !

  7. MWS Says:

    Thanks, Michaelle!

  8. madhurip Says:

    Nice one

  9. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Love it.

  10. MWS Says:

    Thanks!

  11. Frances Sinderwahl Says:

    late autumn

    the crickets’ knees

    unhinged

    —Melissa Watkins Starr

    Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Stunning, unhinging, in fact, especially for someone with knee replacements.

    . . . yes, with knee replacements

    or beyond them, wishing for that option.

    in late autumn . . .

    deeply touching

    a haiku with the weep of truth

  12. MWS Says:

    Thank you, Frances.

  13. leesaamick Says:

    So proud of you, my friend!

  14. MWS Says:

    Thanks, Leesa!

  15. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This one made me smile! Not sure that this is what you intended, Melissa, but I loved it :)

    marion

  16. Alan Summers Says:

    Fascinating haiku and fascinating fact about crickets:

    "Crickets have tympanic membranes located just below the middle joint of each front leg (or knee). This enables them to hear another cricket's song."

    warm regards,

    Alan

  17. dragonscaleclippings Says:

    love the image of the crickets knees being unhinged – excellent!

  18. th. vandergrau Says:

    An insignificant observation opens a wide view – very good!

  19. Raj Says:

    Ingtshis like this liven things up around here.

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