Friday, 8 October 2010

Spate

SPATE

–noun

1. a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring.
2.British .
a. a flood or inundation.
b. a river flooding its banks.
c. a sudden or heavy rainstorm.






















A spate of autumn
Drew moribund leaves to mind
And chestnut roasting.


The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
Join the writing fun at Magpie Tales.

15 comments:

anacronk said...

A lesson and a poem - both wonderful! :)

Berowne said...

Well written.
BTW, speaking of moribund leaves, I'd be interested in your reaction to my francophile post for Magpie 35.

willow said...

Thanks for the introduction to spate! Wonderful.

Suz said...

oh I liked this one very much

Helen said...

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ... I love Autumn ~ you described it beautiful with your haiku.

LihuaEmilyP said...

I like the word "spate" but I'd forgotten about it. A marvelous photograph and a wonderful poem.

kathi harris said...

I can smell those chestnuts.

Brian Miller said...

ah you have invoked the spirit of fall...i smell it in the air...nice magpie.

Reflections said...

Beautifully written haiku... and thank you for the lesson of spate. I like it, might have to borrow it sometime. :)

gospelwriter said...

moribund leaves, chestnuts roasting... that's autumn alright - lovely haiku!

senderupwords said...

Great imagery. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender

Leo said...

super.. just a wonderful Ku here! :)

Tumblewords: said...

Chestnuts roasting - a world in two words!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

beautiful sights, sounds and smells...
I love the smell of chestnuts but I don't care for the taste of them

Carrie Burtt said...

This is brilliant and beautiful!
:-)