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  Posted: March 17, 2017      Views: 581
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Chapter 14 of the book Haiku Club Challenge Multi-Author
Run as fast as you can. Winter's coming.
"haiku (hand-shaped leaves)" by Sis Cat
hand-shaped leaves
scratch door for entrance
winter stalks autumn


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Author Notes
I prefer to sketch my haiku from life. The Japanese term for this is Shasei. Since it is now early spring for me and I cannot observe an autumnal scene to inspire this weekly challenge, I repost a poem from November sketched in words from my observation of leaves scratching my door for entrance.

Some of you may recall my haiku "skittering leaves flee." In my revision, I eliminated gerunds, or -ing words, to decrease syllables to 4-5-5 and increase word flow. Winning haiku from the International "Kusamakura" Haiku Competition in Japan honored haiku with less than 5-7-5 syllables.

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