Senryu #5 A life fully lived

Autumn seems early, annual flowers have died, birds have begun migrating and leaves have fallen. Including this one I found lying on some bright green grass after some refreshing rain.

The leaf lies fallen,
Perfect in form and colour,
A life fully lived.

The Two Doctors

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3 replies

  1. Dear Dr B,

    I would like to inform you that I have been so occupied with various errands (as I wear many hats) that I have not had time to reply to your excellent comment that you submitted to my blog, even though I do make time to read and comment on other people’s posts as much as I can, as I have been doing at your blog.

    Looking at your photo of maple leaves, it seems that we have something in common here insofar as we both adore maple trees. In addition, I have a special liking for variegated miniature conifers. They look so adorable! I also like trees in weeping forms. As you probably already know, maples are available in a huge variety of forms, sizes and colours. Therefore, you will be spoilt by choice should you decide to grow one or two. Otherwise, a conifer might also be a contender, and it too can come in great varieties, even those with coloured or variegated foliage. Conifers have the advantage of being very cold-tolerant and evergreen. Some of them will change the colour of their foliage according to seasons.

    Yours sincerely,

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  2. Dear Dr B,

    Thank you for publishing your “Haiku #8 A life fully lived” accompanied by a beautiful photo of fallen autumn leaves on green grass.

    Your poem and photo remind me of the 1945 popular French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) sung by Edith Piaf and Yves Montand with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, and later translated into English as “Autumn Leaves” by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1947.

    Happy autumn to you! Speaking of autumn, I have recently published a very culturally significant post entitled “🌕🎴 Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節): Moon Celebration 🌅🎑🏮🎐🥮🈷️”, available at

    Yours sincerely,


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