I like that 'stiffening' - combining the fact that they are growing brittle with almost the tense moment knowing that they will soon fall.
i've noticed several times on zen speug that many scots words are very similar in sound to german words - here's another - the word for autumn ...hairst (scots)herbst (german)i believe many of these words come from the friesian islands - brought over the north sea by the original geordies - those who now reside on tyneside - (just south of scotland).
true Gwilym scots is a germanic rooted language arising from the same root as english both languages originated with the arrival of the saxons. moving up through northumbria into the lowlands of scotland and across to ayrshire (above perth was the highlands where the celtic rooted gaelic held forth)john
i can feel the chill... excellent
Ah... it's soon gonna git real stiff. :-)
what happened to summer?
Reached here through Polona'sI beleive I'm begining to fal in love with haiku...so much meaning, power in the little string of words...Love these all!I write poetry..the longer ones. Invite you to my blog. Do come over when you have time:http://devika-jyothi.blogspot.com/Appreciate a kind comment too..
A great haiku; and just enough words! (hairst is coming!)