Autumn Poems - A Haiku and a Sonnet

Updated on September 8, 2018
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

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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 Sky
Autumn Sky | Source

Autumn - Haiku

Dazzling bright blue sky

Cotton-white clouds sailing through

Night falls with a chill

A Single Jasmine
A Single Jasmine | Source

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


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    © 2018 Rinita Sen

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      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        12 months ago

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

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        Ann Carr 

        12 months ago from SW England

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

        Ann

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        13 months ago

        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.

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        Dawn 

        13 months ago

        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.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        13 months ago

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

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        John Hansen 

        13 months ago from Queensland Australia

        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://hubpages.com/literature/Tales-of-Murder-an...

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

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

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        Diksha Shakya 

        14 months ago from India

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

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        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        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.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        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.

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        Bill Holland 

        14 months ago from Olympia, WA

        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.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        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?

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        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        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.

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        Dana Tate 

        14 months ago from LOS ANGELES

        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.

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        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        Thank you, Clive. Appreciate your visit.

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        Clive Williams 

        14 months ago from Jamaica

        Very Nice Piece

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

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

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        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

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

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        manatita44 

        14 months ago from london

        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.

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        John Hansen 

        14 months ago from Queensland Australia

        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.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        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.

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        John Hansen 

        14 months ago from Queensland Australia

        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.

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        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

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

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        14 months ago from Canada

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

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        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.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        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.

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        manatita44 

        14 months ago from london

        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.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        14 months ago from Canada

        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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