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Winter of Hope - Haiku/Senryu


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


We are deep into the cold season in the northern hemisphere, and in some ways winter could be harsh. However, there is always hope that the chilly days will end soon, and spring will arrive with its newborn beauty. A short depiction of these thoughts is what makes this Haiku/Senryu collection.

Bloom of Hope

Bloom of Hope


Piercing breeze a tune

Singing softly 'surrender'

Blue feet give away

Maple o'er yonder

Shed the goodbye foliage

Frozen tearful lake

Delayed, dimly dawns

Crimson adieu crawling dusks

Lone stars light long nights

Firewood sans decay

Warmth of palms hovering 'round

Chilled dime, broken mug

Settling to the tune

Of white, skip the eyes a beat

Oh, look! Crocus blooms

© 2019 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on December 02, 2019:

Most welcome Luis

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 27, 2019:

Thanks to you too, Rinita. Thanks for welcoming to your page.

Rinita Sen (author) on November 27, 2019:

Thank you Luis and welcome to my page.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 26, 2019:

Wonderful Haiku. Thanks for sharing.

Rinita Sen (author) on October 10, 2019:

Thank you for visiting, Nithya. Winter is still a few months away, thankfully.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 09, 2019:

Beautiful lines so well expressed. Enjoyed reading.

Rinita Sen (author) on February 12, 2019:

Thank you, Bill, and I wish all of those for you as well.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 12, 2019:

I wish for you warm days ahead, warm thoughts, and warm memories. What more could anyone ask for? :)

Rinita Sen (author) on January 29, 2019:

Thank you so much, Louise. Yes, spring is just around the corner, let's hold on to the hope.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 29, 2019:

That's a lovely poem, and very apt for this time of year. It is very cold here in England too. I can't wait till summer time arrives!

Rinita Sen (author) on January 27, 2019:

Thank you, Li-Jen. I am glad my use of alliteration could give you the chills. Always great to have you read my work.

Li-Jen Hew on January 27, 2019:

Hi Rinita. I like how your poem flows naturally and the alliteration you used. The alliteration somehow gives a chilly sensation like winter. Shivering all the way towards the end where spring begins. How sweet. :')

Rinita Sen (author) on January 24, 2019:

That is a wonderful comment, Mark. Indeed, seasons are powerful, showing us our place as they fleet by. Thank you for reading.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on January 23, 2019:

When I read this poem, I realized how powerful winter is. It certainly makes you look outside of yourself to see what nature is doing.

Rinita Sen (author) on January 21, 2019:

Oh my God, Frank! Where have you been? Missed you buddy. Happy to see you here, and thanks.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on January 21, 2019:

wow, very well written my friend...Loved it

Rinita Sen (author) on January 21, 2019:

Thank you for reading, Chris. Yes, holding onto the hope of the blooming crocus.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on January 20, 2019:

Here we are, in the long nights lit by lone stars, but the crocus is coming. Thank you. Beautiful words.

Rinita Sen (author) on January 14, 2019:

Thank you, Chitrangada. Nature is so inspiring, isn't it? Hope you are having a beautiful winter. Appreciate you dropping by.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 14, 2019:

Beautifully expressed and so timely. Every season has it’s own uniqueness and beauty. Nature is magical and your imagery is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

Rinita Sen (author) on January 13, 2019:

Hi Tim, yes, it is curious how poets often think alike, too. Thank you for coming back, and I will visit your winter poem shortly. Take care.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on January 13, 2019:

Hi, Rinita Sen,

It's curious that you should write this poem because I just posted one about winter a few weeks ago. Poets are able to tune into themselves and nature and make observations from the soul. That's what we have done.

Quite skillfully.

Loved it.

Have a great weekend.



Rinita Sen (author) on January 13, 2019:

Thank you, Pamela. Appreciate you stopping by. Ah, the joy of approaching spring, nothing quite like it, indeed.

Rinita Sen (author) on January 13, 2019:

Thank you, Tim, for your generous appreciation. Every season does have its own charm.

Rinita Sen (author) on January 13, 2019:

Thank you, Verlie. Glad you could relate, and it was slightly telepathic that we both posted poems based on winter in a span of few days. Great to know you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 12, 2019:

Very nice poetry and I use to live with more severe winter weather. I remember how spring was such a joy. Your poetry expresses this quite well.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on January 12, 2019:

Wonderful verses, Rinita Sen. Winter has a majesty of its own which you portray in vivid lines.

Much respect,


Verlie Burroughs from Canada on January 12, 2019:

Great capture in these seasonal vignettes Rinita. You've mastered the art of surprise in the Haiku/Senryu form. I enjoy how they all work together to tell a story. And the last poem really speaks to me because it is happening now. Also love the bleakness in the "delayed, dimly dawns...crawling dusks Lone stars light long nights" beautifully accurate. Nice work my friend.

Rinita Sen (author) on January 12, 2019:

Thank you for reading, John. Glad you liked the imagery.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 12, 2019:

Beautiful imagery in this Haiku/Senryu collection. Thank you for sharing Rinita.

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