winter winds…
the scent of apples
in empty baskets


21 Responses

  1. Garry Says:

    Nice kigo. I see a ladder sticking through a tree somewhere and fruit upon some bough you didn’t pick.

  2. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Thanks a lot!!

  3. hammerandtongs Says:

    Lovely and rich with meaning. Winter winds laden with the scent of apples. And the scent of apples lingering in the empty baskets, maybe baskets from last season's gathering.

    How beautifully it flows–winds blowing in the scent of fresh crops, which will be gathered in baskets holding memories of the older harvests. Three short lines flowing seamlessly one into the other.

    New and old, empty and filled.

  4. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Thanks a bunch!!

  5. susanmbotich Says:

    Oh, this is so rich with layers of imagery and feeling! I love the flow of the open vowel sounds with the alliteration of consonants! Nicely done. I'll be carrying this haiku with me throughout the day.

  6. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Thanks a lot

  7. Alison H. Says:

    Very evocative and uses several senses to portray this change of the seasons…..love it!

  8. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Thank you!!!

  9. MaryJo Says:

    The basket full of apples once is empty though the fragrance lingers on–scent brings them back to the point where one can take a bite. Wonderful ku.

  10. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Thanks a lot!!

  11. janewilliams Says:

    It's perfect, I love it, well done.

  12. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Thank you!

  13. Magyar Says:

    __This, is just my humble echo to your well written thought. _m

    harvests fruits
    step to richen other hands
    this essence

  14. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Great!!Thanks

  15. sanjuktaa Says:

    Lovely and layered!

  16. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Oh, thank you so much Sanjuktaa!! I tried to bring in winter bareness, a touch of wabi perhaps. Earth itself is like an empty basket in winter. I'm glad you liked it.

  17. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Oh, thank you so much Sanjuktaa!! I tried to bring in winter bareness, a touch of wabi perhaps. Earth itself is like an empty basket in winter. I'm glad you liked it.

  18. magyar Says:

    __Padama, I can speak for no one but myself, but here I'm sure others would agree as I thank you for your appreciative responses to our comments_!
    _m

  19. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Oh , you are very welcome. This is my very first publication here, definitely thrilled to receive wonderful feedback for my poem. I thank you very much for taking time to add a comment and express appreciation for my response.

  20. Anil Kodakkattil Says:

    loved it ..excellent haiku

  21. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Anil!!! Thanks a bunch!!

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