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I’m working on my new book—MY MAINE, Haiku through the seasons and hope to release my haiku collection before year’s end. AUTHORS: Are you launching a new book? Be sure to check out author/blogger Sue Vincent’s gracious offer to lend a hand. You’ll find it at the end of this post. Be sure to click through… Sue and I would love to hear from you. Thanks. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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My upcoming collection of haiku reflects the Maine I know and love. Here is a sampling of several stanzas from the section Autumn Leaves. I hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. I plan to have the entire collection edited, formatted and published before year’s end. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author 

Autumn Leaves

(Selected samples fromMY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons by Bette A. Stevens)

Washed across woodlands
Blazing brush transforms the world
Into a canvas

Church steeples flashing
Like beacons across mural
Of the Master’s hand

Climb to the summit
Ascending steep timbered trails
Foliage at peak

Crispy, crunchy leaves
Frolic in the wind
Carnival classics

Skycastle ensigns—
Clever couriers announce
The coming tempest

Harvesting, mulching
Gardener’s work never done
But oh, the rewards

Cinnamon, nutmeg
Pumpkin confections abound
Connoisseur’s delight 

Window panes clatter
Leaves scatter in the whirlwind
Green fields turned umber

Drifting off…

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Comments on: "Guest author: Bette A. Stevens ~ My Maine … a new book!" (37)

  1. Thank you for coming over today, Bette …and good luck with the launch 🙂 x

  2. Such delightful haikus 😊

  3. Congratulations, and best of luck, Bette. 😊

  4. Congratulations, Bette. Your haiku is always beautiful and you capture Maine’s natural aura wonderfully. I’m looking forward to your book!

  5. Beautiful, Bette! Congratulations!

  6. Superb haiku! My best wishes are with you Bette. I know your book would be beautiful. 🙂

  7. Dear Bette, congratulations on your book and may it meet with all success.
    I find your Haikus fresh as the autumn wind and sweet as Christmas time.
    Beautifully written.

    Miriam

  8. harmonykent said:

    Best of luck, Bette! I’m sure the book will be lovely. 🙂

  9. So exciting, Bette! The Haiku is beautiful and depicts our fabulous State of Maine with splendor!

  10. Lovely words and thank you for allowing us to see your part of the world through your eyes!!.. all the best with your new book… have a wonderful weekend and may the days be filled with love and happiness… 🙂

    • Thanks so much for your lovely words of encouragement, Larry. ❤ We've had three lovely days of sunshine and 40 degree temps…May your weekend be filled with love and happiness too!

  11. Your haiku are absolutely lovely, Bette, and I look forward to your book. Congratulations! ❤

  12. Best wishes Bette 💕

  13. Lovely, I could see myself there & hear the leaves crunching! ♥
    Jennifer

  14. Best of luck with the book, Bette. Let us know when it’s available, so we can Tweet about it! 🙂

  15. Your haiku are lovely, as always, and such a joy to read. Good luck with your book launch! Let me know when it is available. I’d love to read it! I’d be happy to do a spotlight when you launch to help get the word out about your book. Love and hugs!

    • Thanks so very much, Michelle! ❤ Appreciate your thoughtful note and your awesome offer for a Spotlight. I'll keep you posted… Blessings and love, dear friend.

  16. Congratulations, Bette.

  17. What a unique collection of haikus, Bette. Good luck with this!

  18. Thanks for sharing, Bette! 😀 xo

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