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Autumn Poems - A Haiku and a Sonnet


Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.


The beautiful autumn season is here. For those who live in a tropical region, this means the end of months of heavy showers and grey clouds, and the beginning of a new era of sunlight, accompanied by a bright blue sky. Here is a Haiku and a Sonnet celebrating the season and one of its special flowers, Jasmine.

Autumn - Haiku

Dazzling bright blue sky

Cotton-white clouds sailing through

Night falls with a chill

Jasmine - Sonnet

Jasmine, your serene white visage, well-laced

With an orange tint of glow, the sunlight

You come, bloom gently, silver moonlit night

A lover's touch, remain you till the dawn

I yearned for you, and your sweet, fragrant soul

My nostalgic rescue from the dark clouds

Seclusion of years, grim, grey, dim, and grave

Entered crimson dawn, and silent night stole

I pine for you, my sweet lover, Jasmine

Along the night path, fragrance yours, I lost

Your enthralling touch, without an end, gone

The orange turned brown, the white lost its sheen

How could I know, you would return next night

To embrace me in your newly found light

© 2018 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on September 11, 2020:

Thank you Sourav. You are right about associating childhood memories with Jasmine.

Sourav Bhattacharyya on September 10, 2020:

Such a beautiful poem.Yes Autumn is one of my favorite season too as I can feel the smell of Jasmine.. which make me naustalgic. I can recall my childhood memories.In this season I can feel the last ray of Sun with the sound of dried leaves.

Rinita Sen (author) on November 23, 2018:

Thanks again, Ann. Yes, awaiting the spring here, too. Must survive through winter, though our winters are not as bad as yours *smiles*

Ann Carr from SW England on November 23, 2018:

Autumn is indeed evocative of fading, awaiting the rebirth of Spring. Another exquisite poem! Well done.


Rinita Sen (author) on October 25, 2018:

Hi shimmering dawn. So glad you visited my autumn poems. The sweet scented jasmine turns out to be a favorite among poets. Thanks again, my friend.

Dawn on October 25, 2018:

Hi there Rinita, Autumn, is one of my favorite seasons. Hmm... the sweet smelling jasmines always leave me with feeling of nostalgia. Those tiny stars in those green bushes have the power to get you all dreamy. Glad to meet up with you again my friend.

Rinita Sen (author) on October 13, 2018:

Thank you for directing me to your wonderful sonnets, John. Here's to many more.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 13, 2018:

Hi again Rinita, speaking of sonnets. Here is a link to the first sonnets I ever wrote. I had to even research how to write one after Billybuc issued me a challenge. This hub was the result: https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Tales-of-...

Rinita Sen (author) on September 17, 2018:

Thank, you, Diksha. Agreed, poetry is wonderful. Thank you again for visiting, and appreciating my work.

Diksha Shakya from India on September 16, 2018:

What a lovely poetry. No wonder poetry is one of the most beautiful things in this world. Totally loved it!

Rinita Sen (author) on September 13, 2018:

Thank you, Bill. This change is always good. The transition from darkness to light, hopelessness to happiness, sufferings to smiles, is always to be welcomed with open arms. Really appreciate you dropping by today, my friend.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 13, 2018:

Hi Rajan, you have deciphered the essence of the sonnet correctly, my friend. Agree that is what life is about.

Hope you are enjoying the onset of the chill. Thank you for visiting today.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 13, 2018:

Beautiful words and images, my friend. I love autumn, the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn, the feeling of change is exciting and invigorating, and you captured it all in these lovely works.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 13, 2018:

I love the Autumn Haiku and winter is almost around the bend here. Somehow your sonnet reminds me of ebb and flow. Isn't that what life is all about?

Rinita Sen (author) on September 10, 2018:

Thank you, Dana, for the heartfelt comment. Yes, I agree classic forms of poetry are a rarity now. I do like some forms of modern poetry, but yes, good old forms do tend to nudge the soul better. Manatita is a truly gifted poet, as are you. I await more of your pieces, my friend.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on September 10, 2018:

I love coming to your hubs and reading your beautiful poetry. Poetry has changed so much but your poetry and Manatita's reminds me of the poetry I fell in love with as a kid.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 10, 2018:

Thank you, Clive. Appreciate your visit.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on September 09, 2018:

Very Nice Piece

Rinita Sen (author) on September 09, 2018:

Yes, manatita, I have recognized the diversity in your sonnets. Either way, they are always soulful and uplifting. Thank you always for sharing.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 09, 2018:

Thank you, John. I will certainly check it out.

manatita44 from london on September 08, 2018:

Haha Rinita.

I prefer blank verse... so I do some wee square poems of 14 lines.

I do have quite a few regular Sonnets, but the metaphysical poet is usually a free Spirit. Like Dickinson, like Blake. Rumi was pretty precise in Persian. But again, he was steeped in God.

I also love rhyming occasionally. I can do most things. All spiritual poets are intuitive and creative. Thanks for the shout. May Guruji bless your Heart.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 08, 2018:

Yes Rinita, my Spring and Autumn Rain Haiku is a hub here. I added it to my highlighted hubs today because Spring has started here.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 08, 2018:

Thank you, John, for your generous comment. Wow, 40 is a lot of Haiku. Yes, it can get monotonous concentrating on the same form. I would love to check out your haiku on autumn spring rain. Is that on HP? Spring is my favorite season, and I have a hub of spring haiku, written years ago, unpublished at this stage. I am waiting for spring to return here before republishing.

Yes, sonnets can be elusive. This is only the second one that I wrote after 7-8 years of writing the first, so not sure when I will write the next one. The only person I know here who writes sonnets regularly is Manatita, which is truly admirable.

It feels great to have a Jasmine plant at home. There's one at my mom's place, which gives beautiful flowers every Autumn.

Glad you visited today, my friend, enjoyed this conversation.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 08, 2018:

Hello Rinita, my friend. I love both the haiku and sonnet. I was recently hired by a client to write 40 haiku on various aspects of nature so I am taking a break from them at the moment. As you begin Autumn, so spring starts here. I did write a series of haiku called 'Spring and Autumn Rain- a Haiku Collection" a couple of years back.

I also enjoy writing and reading sonnets, though to date I have only written three. Yours captures the essence of the beautifully scented jasmine wonderfully. At our previous home, we had jasmine growing all along our back patio. It was delightful.

Autumn is a lovely time of year. I enjoyed these greatly.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 08, 2018:

Haha.. yes. Here's to many more, Verlie

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on September 08, 2018:

Ah, yes, I knew it. Must revisit. So here we are two and two. How exciting!

Rinita Sen (author) on September 08, 2018:

Thank you, manatita. Your take on my poems is beautiful. Yes, I hope these are able to brighten up your day, and the warmth of the season reaches the depths of your soul. Thanks again, and hope you are having a good weekend, too.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 08, 2018:

Thank you, Verlie. I am glad you 'felt' the poems. I hope your gloomy days end soon, and you see bright sunlight.

This is my second sonnet. I wrote the first one several years ago, you've read it. It was about a child selling incense on the street, not sure if that jogs your memory. :)

Thanks a lot again, my friend, for your visit today.

manatita44 from london on September 08, 2018:

Exquisitely penned, my Sweet Rinita.

I need the warmth of this tropical Haiku piece and the beauty and redolence … the lily-white purity of your jasmine. Pray to Allah, that it kisses my soul. Om Shanti!!

P.S. Always a joy to see you. Have a great weekend.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on September 08, 2018:

Rinita, how lovely. I feel transported reading your sweet scented Sonnet. Is this the first? It is so polished.The Haiku too is refreshing. And the photos, perfect. Appreciating this on a gloomy downcast day. Cheers lady.

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