Guest author: Bette A. Stevens ~ My Maine … a new book!

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 from MY 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 to sleep
Reposing in tawny beds
Autumn leaves at rest

Thanks so much for taking time to read these selected verses from MY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about them as I continue work on the collection. Wishing everyone a blessed and beautiful autumn. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author.

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52 Responses to Guest author: Bette A. Stevens ~ My Maine … a new book!

  1. Lovely haiku, congratulations and best wishes on your new book, Bette.

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  2. Oh, Bette! How fantastic. Looking forward to the release and celebrating your every success.

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  3. Adele Marie says:

    A lovely poem. Maine is on my bucket list to visit. xxx

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  4. You paint a lovely picture, Bette. Congrats on your upcoming release!

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  5. Darlene says:

    I love these, Bette! Your words paint a vibrant picture of fall in Maine. All the best with the new book.

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  6. Thanks so much for featuring me and MY MAINE on your lovely blog, Sue! ❤ Blessings and love to you and yours. xo


  7. Reblogged this on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author and commented:
    I’m currently working on “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. Sue and I would love to hear from you. Thanks. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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  8. So happy for Bette as she prepares for a new book launch. Beautiful poetry. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

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  9. D.L Finn, Author says:

    I can’t wait to read your new poetry Bette!

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  10. Beautiful, Bette. So exciting that you are hard at work on a new work of art. Congratulations!

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  11. markbierman says:

    Enjoyed your Haiku, it ‘took me there’ and I was tempted to reach for my fall jacket. Well done, Bette! Thank you for sharing this, Sue.

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  12. Mae Clair says:

    I love how Autumn Leaves captures a vibrant vision of Maine, Bette. I’m looking forward to your collection. When you’re ready, I’d be happy to showcase it on my blog as well. And how generous of Sue to offer spots to authors and others. She’s wonderful 🙂

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  13. rijanjks says:

    These are beautiful, Bette! The words create such a vivid visualization. Congratulations on the new book and on your guest spot on Sue’s wonderful blog!

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    Bette, a master of haiku. What a stunning portrayal of your work, Bette!

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  15. Colleen Chesebro says:

    Congratulations, Bette! Great news! ❤

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  16. sjhigbee says:

    Huge congratulations on your new book, Bette:))x

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  17. macjam47 says:

    Congratulations, Bette. Your beautiful haiku make me want to go back to Maine. I’ve been there in the summer and it was absolutely gorgeous! I can only imagine what fall must look like. Love and hugs.

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  18. dgkaye says:

    This was beautiful Bette! Congratulations on your new book, it looks beautiful ❤

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  19. Thanks so much, Debby! ❤ xo

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  20. Congrats on this, Bette. It sounds clever, creative, unique, and lovely.

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  21. Wonderful! Really enjoyed reading them. All the best with your new book! 🙂

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  22. Vashti Q says:

    Congratulations, Bette! Wishing you all the best with your new book! ❤ xo

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