Winter of Hope - Haiku/Senryu

Updated on January 12, 2019
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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.

Background

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
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Winter

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



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      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 months ago

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

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        Bill Holland 

        6 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 months ago

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

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        Louise Powles 

        6 months ago from Norfolk, England

        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!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 months ago

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

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        Li-Jen Hew 

        6 months ago

        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. :')

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        Mark Tulin 

        7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        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.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        Frank Atanacio 

        7 months ago from Shelton

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

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        Chris Mills 

        7 months ago from Dallas, Texas through August 23, 2019.

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

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 months ago from New Delhi, India

        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!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

        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.

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        Tim Truzy 

        7 months ago from U.S.A.

        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.

        Tim

         

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

        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!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        7 months ago from Sunny Florida

        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.

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        Tim Truzy 

        7 months ago from U.S.A.

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

        Much respect,

        Tim

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        7 months ago from Canada

        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.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

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

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        John Hansen 

        7 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

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