A Haiku or Two, on Apples

September 19, 2014

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I love them so much,
Yet give me a Macintosh,
And I will decline. 


Romanticize fall
all you want; i'll just eat this
apple, quite loudly.

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Karen S. October 18, 2014
Fall! Let's waltz ourselves
Down to the farmers' market...
Sweetangos are here!
Adam J. September 23, 2014
I ate about nine
apples right off of the branch.
I love picking time.
Jody K. September 23, 2014
Apples of New Year
Dipped in gold honey so sweet
Soothes my heart and soul

Edibletcetera September 23, 2014
The apples of fall
end up in a pie so fine,
I wish they were mine.
El September 23, 2014
Rome, Spy, Ida Red
Yet all are quite delicious
Don't make me choose one
Lindsay-Jean H. September 22, 2014
Apples? No, not yet!
Galas can wait -- there are plums!
And plums equal cake.

Or tortes, if fancy.
So -- "Miss Jackson" when nasty;
"Miss Burros," fancy.
Marian B. September 23, 2014
Harjit September 21, 2014
Juicy Macintosh
Glistening in the orchard
Healthy crunchy snack
Sauertea September 20, 2014
Fuji on my tree
Waiting to taste ripe and sweet
When time to pick comes
Rita D. September 20, 2014
my dad loved apples
the sweet crisp crunch of each bite
see him smiling now
Mary B. September 19, 2014
an apple haiku
comes together in a crunch
with a splash of juice
Andrew W. September 19, 2014
I peel my apples
Don't like skin between my teeth
And I hate to floss
Emi B. September 19, 2014
apple bottom jeans,
boots with the fur (with the fur),
the... okay, I'm done.
Sarah J. September 25, 2014
This is my favorite thing.
Catherine L. September 19, 2014
The watermelon
Of my eye just doesn't have the
The same ring to it.
marymary September 22, 2014
my other fave
Will G. September 19, 2014
The forbidden fruit
May have tempted Eve; not I
Unless it was pie
marymary September 22, 2014
my fave
marymary September 19, 2014
the best apple is
crispy and sweet like a pear;
long live the Fuji
Kristin B. September 19, 2014
I prefer Gala
In the form of an apple
Rather than event
Mary-Elizabeth T. September 19, 2014
We each like one kind:
Russet, Macs, and Jonagold.
We don't even share.
Sarah M. September 19, 2014
"an apple a day
keeps the doctor away" does
not apply to me
Emi B. September 19, 2014
sj, you are right.
pink ladies beat all others.
is hollis kidding?
Sarah J. September 19, 2014
Pink Lady, she’s the
cool new girl. Granny Smith can
retire in peace.
Hollis M. September 19, 2014
Haters gonna hate
But my only apple love
Is the Macintosh.