Thank you, Alan, for referring my haiku,' sound of a beetle'. I feel humbled for the inclusion of the poem in the haiku section of the prestigious issue of " Lakeview Int. Jour. of Lit. and Arts", edited by you. It is an honour for me.
I've greatly enjoyed and appreciated getting my own interpretations out of your haiku.
"an old friend without a name" is an intriguing phrase and even moreso coupled with "fallen leaves"
This could be about a human friend who has fallen on very hard times or even died in a wartime conflict.
Or it could be about a family home tree loved through the process of child to adult to older generation.
Often using 'old' is a cliché, a quick shortcut or shorthand, but not so here. In fact, it's vital and gives the haiku its body and heart.
Two from me, one using old and one using fallen leaves. The other one I have is not yet published but it's where I use fallen leaves as a metaphor for the people who died in wars.
jostle the breeze
Wild Plum 1:1 (Spring & Summer 2015)
we shift and turn
the migrating clocks
winter haiku 2017
Guest Editor Eric Burke