Autumn on my mind

Verse I

shades of rust

claim me

– bidding adieu

Verse II

rusty I float away

green bud


Verse III

shades of red

the fireΒ  burns


Verse IV

green to rust

divine to dust

– life

Verse V

shades of red

claim me, smiling

I bid adieu

Haiku Heights is hosting an interesting haiku challenge! This post is inspired by the word for today – “Autumn”.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Leo says:

    I like the third one the best πŸ™‚ an eternal fire in the shades of the autumn leaves. Beautifully said, and welcome to the Heights, Sapna.

    1. That was prompt! thanks Leo πŸ™‚ I am new to Haiku, but absolutely love the contradictions in the form – the simplicity of its words ! and the depth of their meaning!

      1. Leo says:

        Your post came up during my haiku hop time. πŸ™‚ So was prompt. If it was in morning, would be delayed till evening. Reading all the entries is no little task πŸ˜€ but trying my best πŸ˜‰

        If were to suggest, I’d say, go for a single type of alignment than the criss-cross. Makes better reading πŸ˜€ Have fun, and see you again soon.

      2. I wanted the single alignment too. But for some reason it doesn’t work. The spaces I enter don’t stay and the different verses run into each other. It starts to look like one poem, and that just won’t do. Thus found this byway 😦

  2. Patti says:

    Nice look at the autumn of life.

    1. thanks Patti for the visit and the encouragement

  3. You make it seem easy to bid adieu. Is it?

    My Lady Autumn

    1. its heartbreaking! but its also the way of life. Acceptance is the key

  4. shubhamc21 says:

    read a book recently.. autumn in my heart.. now i think ‘autumn on my mind’ is way better. Maybe i’ll also try haiku someday. Nicely written πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha πŸ™‚ I think a bug in my mind is very cool!!! Haiku is fun! U must try it …. Thanks for the visit

    2. I think ‘a bug in my mind’ is super cool πŸ™‚

      1. shubhamc21 says:

        Wow.. thanks.. hope i have scored a regular reader here.. πŸ™‚ though this haiku made sure that you have πŸ˜›

  5. loved this collection πŸ™‚ Keep writing.. try to follow syllable structure.. It will help a lot πŸ™‚

    1. thanks for the pingback πŸ™‚

  6. Reminded me of “Ode to the west wind” by P.B. Shelley πŸ™‚ Incidentally, it was taught by my Sinha sir in my 10th standard πŸ™‚

    1. such a btfl poem
      “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
      Sinha sir had an advantage! his subject was beautiful ! isn’t it?

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