autumn walk
my brother leaves the path

20 Responses

  1. harrisfr Says:

    Yes, ALS took mine first too.
    The horizon becomes clearer your perspective.
    Thank you.

  2. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    I thought of my mother and her brother. Excellent haiku. Thank you and blessings.

  3. Bruce Feingold Says:

    Very moving and heartfelt felt with a powerful and "simple" image.

  4. Preston Says:

    Wonderful, powerful, near perfect simplicity. Maybe perfect!

  5. Lorna Cahall Says:

    Lovely many layers in such an elegantly simple wording….

  6. susanmbotich Says:

    Nicely done! The layers of meaning are subtly tender. This haiku lingers in the mind like a mediation.

  7. Marie Shimane Says:

    Tenderly powerful.

  8. Dawn Says:

    Very nice.

  9. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Powerful. Bruce put it right.

  10. Paul Ingrassia Says:

    Powerful, very powerful. Makes me wonder if it will be me or my little brother who will leave the path first. Very well done!

  11. Bryon Cannon Says:

    Marie said it so well: “Tenderly powerful.” Thank you for this.

  12. sanjuktaa Says:

    Sadness so beautifully expressed!

  13. Jean LeBlanc Says:


  14. pdfrench Says:

    Very lovely

  15. Irena Szewczyk Says:

    Thank you all for showing your appreciation.

  16. mason Says:

    right on

  17. Alan Summers Says:


    I read your haiku many times and grew to love and appreciate the poem with each reading.

    Then I realised the powerful connection between your childhood together, and now in the autumn years one of you left forever. Stunning work.

    warm regards,


  18. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Beautiful, Irena.


  19. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Oh, yes! Thank you for this.

  20. Edna Cabcabin Moran Says:

    Very elegant and touching.

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