Autumn Haiku

Rating: 4.6

Even from my front porch
the rusted sewing machine
yearns for golden thread.

Autumn Haiku
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: autumn
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This is the approximate make of the rusted sewing machine I have,1906, this top part of the machine is what I have (with cob and spider webs in some of its parts) .Imagine it coroded with rust, eroded edges of metal, all the aparati locked and frozen in place. Only time does not lock or freeze.Men, metal, mountains and more are worn down and out.But time is not wistful. Creatures are.Even old webs in intimate parts remain poised to catch what may pass their way.Mr. Frost, yes, "nothing gold can stay" but a web finds a way to approximate such staying, gray.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jacqui Broad 10 October 2011

What an excellent haiku. The sewing machine resembling our life's pattern and the golden thread the people who keep us together...

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Baru Gobira 03 August 2010

Not too sure what it all means in its entirety. But that is exactly the beauty of a true Haiku of which I'm no expert. I liked it. Baru Gobira

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Raj Nandy 12 March 2010

Autum is the season of mellowed fruifulness, when the leaves too change into rustty colors and golden hues! Let this golden thread of Nature run through our matured Autumnal life, being close to Nature is the better way to survive! Thank for sharing! -Raj

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Short but significant.

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Nimal Dunuhinga 17 December 2009

It brings the uncertainty of life..............fantastic and.resembles Matsuo Basho's haiku. The three lines tell us a very long journey!

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Joan Woodbridge 03 October 2021

Well, they cut me off and I can't remember what I meant to say. Thank you for this poem of great longing/

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Joan Woodbridge 03 October 2021

Surely Autumn is a time of longing.And the golden thread is always held aloft and away to ensure that we remain in lodging

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 December 2018

yearning for the golden thread. wonderful poem.very original in thinking., tony

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Heather Wilkins 10 October 2014

a nice choice of words and a good metaphor

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Heather Wilkins 10 October 2014

a nice choice of words and a good metaphor

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