Wanting to write about autumn I thought: that many haiku are written in
a simple and forthright way. That reminded me of Hesiod. Of course
my grasp of Ancient Greek is very little but I have often read "Works
and Days" in translation, and thought I'd try to capture something of
the style he uses. This is a rather free version of one of his verses.
Skip that shitwreck
Don't fly off under sail
When autumn is late, dark
Our wine a thin no-hoper.