Photographer's Note

Maybe this is too simple for most members' taste, but I'll try it anyway.

I took this photo from my window. It shows the ground where the dead end street outside my house meets a schoolyard. The view of the dead leaves and the electric kick-bike left on the ground made me feel a bit melancholic. It inspired me to a kind of haiku:

Fall is arriving
The dead leaves are falling down
And the kick-bikes too

A haiku is a Japanese poem of three lines, consisting of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. There should be a reference to a season of the year and there should be a surprising twist in the last line. Sentimentality is taboo.

Normally I would have called this 'Autumn elegy', because I feel closer to the British English vocabulary (and spelling) than to the American, but in this particular case 'fall' seems more suitable.

This is the second time I have posted a photo taken from my window. The first one was much more cheerful:

'Map: view' will show you approximately this spot.

Two slightly related photos can be found in the WS.

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