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Autumn's Here
Phyllis Wax


fish splash in rivers
as they swim upstream to spawn
black bear turns his head

mice move into houses
squirrels build acorn caches
tonight will be cold

sturdy stemmed milkweed
tall amid the waving grass
where’s your monarch now?

© by Phyllis Wax.
Used here with the author’s permission.

Phyllis Wax writes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. From the window in front of her desk, she observes an abundance of migrating birds, several generations of turkeys, and the occasional fox, deer, and raccoon.Some of those make their way into her poetry. Phyllis has read her work on the radio, in coffee shops, in libraries and bars, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.


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GOOD haiku!
Posted 10/24/2022 08:19 PM
Thank you all for your comments.At the risk of taking seriously a humorous comment, Neil, I want to point out that according to the monarch is the largest and one of the rarest migrants in the British Isles. (The next time I'm in London I'll have to watch the changing of the PM. Thanks for the tip.) Phyllis
Posted 10/24/2022 06:03 PM
Another good one, Phyllis!
Posted 10/24/2022 05:59 PM
Neil Usher:
Enjoyed greatly: thank you However, as a Brit, Im puzzled by the question in the last line: the new Monarch is either at Windsor Castle, just outside London, or at Buckingham Palace, in the centre of London. By the way, London tour guides are now offering a new feature. After watching the changing of the Guards outside Buckingham Palace, you can now watch the regular changing of the Prime Minister in Downing Street.
Posted 10/24/2022 03:12 PM
Lori Levy:
Brief, but gives us a full picture of autumn.
Posted 10/24/2022 01:11 PM
Wilda Morris:
A wonderful turn! Thank you, Phyllis.
Posted 10/24/2022 09:16 AM
Very visual images of autumn. Thank you, Phyllis. Marilyn Z Windau
Posted 10/24/2022 08:14 AM
Larry Schug:
The last line is a surprise. I like poems that ask questions.
Posted 10/24/2022 07:52 AM
A lovely fall piece!
Posted 10/24/2022 05:36 AM

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