An Autumn Appetite

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.

Oscar Wilde
how the mighty
year after year
stand tall
While we
prepare for their fall

Autumn, also known as Fall in North American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Outside the tropics, autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September or March, when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably.


Zappai: questions from the tropics

So, what’s a season?
Oh yeah, we have one of those
Why do you have four?


I'm sorry
You know
why I'm like this
Look at me
It's clear to see
I'm not getting enough D

Researchers think that lower levels of vitamin D (due to shorter days and less contact with sunshine) is in part responsible for autumn and winter weight gain. A lack of vitamin D is thought to reduce fat breakdown and trigger fat storage.


SenryΓΌ: the (lack of) sunshine made fat

seasonal weight gain
half a year of excuses
for the lazy arse


If you prepare for winter
Like a grizzly bear
You’ll gain the same figure
Along with a smelly lair


In Greek mythology, Autumn began when Persephone was abducted by Hades to be the Queen of the Underworld. In distress Persephone’s mother, Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die until her daughter was allowed to return, marking Spring.


So, some old greek chick
did this to us
Because her daughter
married a King
And became a Queen


Hay(na)ku: dine in Hell

Price:
six seeds
for six months


Weekly Theme:
Autumn/Fall


30 thoughts on “An Autumn Appetite

    1. Doesn’t cancer kill one in three Aussies? I’m sure I read that somewhere πŸ€” though it didn’t specify what percentage were skin cancer. The cancer risk is one thing I don’t miss.

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  1. Amusing and informative! I was always curious why Persephone found Hades to be so repulsive… I mean power is quite the aphrodisiac, just look at D. Trump and Henry Kissinger – both unattractive but always women draped over them.

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    1. I assume his appearance and demeanor. But he was a different god in her presence.
      She had her own throne and oversaw the ruling of the Underworld. She had nothing to complain about, it was her mother that was the problem.
      You’re right. Those two ‘men’ didn’t suffer with the ladies.

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  2. Lately in America, Fall and Spring seem to no longer exist. We have been known to use the AC at times into November and snow and cold seems to last a lot longer than before. So it’s Winter, Sprinter,Summer and Sautumn

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      1. Not to bad here. I guess a little warmer than usual.
        Do t worry about Finns. Hard enough getting them out their homes let alone the country.

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  3. I was born in the Autumn…and was given that as my middle name. Fall is my favorite time of the year, I feel close, connected to the earth again. The weather cooling. I love the style you use in your post, and the Greek mythology thrown in. The story of Persephone is one I quite enjoy.

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    1. I think it’s a wonderful name.
      It’s my favourite time of year as well. The world literally feels more chill.
      Thanks. I pick a theme and run with it. Most times I end up with an odd mash up. The Persephone story is a fascinating one.

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