Autumn to me is a little complex in a season. There’s always two ways to look at it. Either you can look at it like cold days of winter are fast approaching, or maybe that life is getting a restart. So which would you say it is?

For Blaga’s Season Favorite Challenge – Autumn ; for Sensational Haiku Wednesday‘s 108th Week, where the prompt is Scent ; and also for Haiku My Heart; accompanying image from THIS SOURCE.

Autumn: first scent of
New hardships; or perhaps sign
Of fresh beginnings

© Leo 21/July/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

48 thoughts on “Autumnal…”

  1. a true haiku! beautifully written and great use of the prompts, Leo. i often wish i had known what a traditional haiku was before naming my blog. love this!

  2. My feelings about the seasons, and what I refer to as The Circle of Life, is that there is no beginning, and there is beginning in each moment. Your haiku asking the question has many ansers. Everyone might have a diffrent perspective and everyone is correct. Today is the beginningmof the rest of my life.


    • Thanks, and I am waiting for Sunday too, Rameshji 🙂 A much needed weekend after some hectic work weeks this month.

  3. I’ve always loved autumn. Heck I even love winters…and summers…and the rainy season

    But that is a beautiful haiku…love the thought 🙂

  4. I adore Autumn, the crisp smell in the air, falling red and gold leaves, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils as children go off to school, and misty days too. It is a good time for new beginnings. Nice picture and haiku.

  5. This is an amazing haiku from a technical standpoint. I especially love the way you compare the two options of hardships and beginnings with the semicolon. Beautiful work that is so emotional, and the picture you chose is just perfect.

    • Thank you, Lola 🙂 Glad you felt it an amazing haiku. I loved the picture too 😀 It is quite significant of autumn I felt.

  6. The photograph is fabulous, colours, content, balance and perspective. I think we are mostly in agreement that autumn is the magical season of new promise! I love all the seasons as they change, here in the UK we really notice this, now in the middle of summer, but the thought of that crisp autumn air, the colours, the light, I’m getting all excited – thanks for the reminder and your lovely haiku.

    Sue x

    • Yes, I think it is too, Sue 🙂 But the fall colors aren’t as evident here in India as elsewhere perhaps. Glad you liked where I went with the haiku. Thanks very much. 🙂

  7. Very nice tribute to the season … and I love that picture.

    I have across your post somewhere else, and I thought I will visit your blog.

    Nice to meet you~

    • Thanks, Heaven 🙂 Glad you liked it and nice to meet you too. 🙂

      Where did you read my post? 😮 I have only linked it at Blaga’s, at SHW and Haiku My Heart.. Haven’t written it anywhere else..!

  8. Beautiful colors in the picture and I wonder too just as you have beautifully put in the Haiku!! Sad I do not get to see such scenes in this concrete jungle here 🙁

    • I live in a concrete jungle too, Nanka, but thankfully my mind refuses to stay in this place always 😀 Glad you liked the haiku..

  9. Sorry for the late visit to your lovely autumn post Leo! I’d definitely go with the fresh beginnings … The image is perfect too! Thanks for linking! Always a pleasure to have you around!

  10. Couldn’t agree more about autumn. But then that’s so often the case with everything in life… does anything come with a finality? I liked the take and as always, the picture. How your imagery always complements your words so well is an art you should teach.

    • I guess all things usually have options 🙂 Glad you liked it and felt the image/imagery compliments the words. Thanks, Deboshree 🙂

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