The Autumn Equinox arrived quietly last week, and as if on cue, end-of-September days have become cooler and starry nights, longer. From the Syracuse Poster Project archives, our haiku contributors have found interesting ways to describe Summer’s prelude to Fall.
Syracuse Poster Project contributor, Maggie Iribarne (DeWitt 2012) observes this seasonal passage of time with her evocative haiku:
Green gorge glimmering Summer’s last cold splash summons Fall’s red-gold promise
And, Sharon Rorer (Syracuse 2007) gently describes how the days following the Equinox tend to be around here:
Single Leaves flutter on delicate air currents still feels like Summer
Meanwhile, Deirdre Tait’s (Syracuse 2013) haiku vividly describes what many of us look forward to with the coming of Autumn:
Rolling hills surround orchards hold the gift of Fall crisp, juicy goodness
Our featured haiku poster is from the 2015 collection. Illustrated by former Syracuse University Illustration Student, Gabrielle Bittel, (now a Central New York-based concept artist), the poster beautifully complements the colorful haiku written by Roseanne Olszewski.
Golden crimson leaves / Infused with sunlight hue–fall / blazing my pathway
For many of us, it’s sad to see Summer leave. But, as Mary Cappelli (Syracuse 2013) writes, there is beauty in the leaving:
a new slant of light butterflies flit in gold leaves– So long, sweet Summer!
And finally, for this blogger, a delightfully straightforward haiku from Angelina Allen (Camillus 2014), the young daughter of frequent Syracuse Poster Project contributor, Paul Goat Allen, pretty well sums it up:
Summer is over the first day of school is here leaves fall from the trees
How do you feel about the Autumn Equinox? Can you put your feelings about this change of season into a haiku? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below–we’d love to hear from you!