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Autumnal Leaves. A Sonnet, to Rasma Raisters (Gypsy Rose Lee)

Updated on September 4, 2016
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Seasonal Time


Colour and Beauty

Verdant flora
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An Autumnal Poem to Rasma

Now falling ‘pon the breeze my garments lay,

I waltz on dew-clad hill-tops as I sway.

Dance through the pines; create my sweet array,

Then drift, blue skies caress this Autumn’s day.

Now on this cool, dark mistiness I lie,

No one I see to hear my lovelorn cry.

Upon a dawn which gently stroke my eye,

On verdant flora lying down I sigh.

But hark! White-tailed deers, squirrels; foxes play,

Bring magic moments; joy around my way.

A golden hue; the fawns are merry; gay,

My gosh! Tis great! I’ll have much fun today!

And now at dusk, I sing a merry tune,

Then view the stars around the crescent moon.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted 27th August, 2016.

Awakening The Inner Light.

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago from london

    Yes, the moon. Someone said this to me, or I supported the idea, don't remember. The moon is so soothing! As a child I looked at it a lot. But of course there are some things that are common to the mystic poet and the moon is one of them.

    Thank you for coming over and your kind comment. Much Love this Sunday.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    4 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    Thank you for this most lovely and colorful sonnet Manatita. Really enjoyed the pictures and the music. What delight that you referred to one of my favorite celestial beings the moon. Also many thanks to my HP friends and their wonderful comments.

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    4 years ago from london

    Autumn is still a 'feel good' factor for most, Surabhi. My last years is a romantic one, and this is full of vibrancy and colour. Right? Enjoy!


    Yes. I actually dedicated this for her because I saw that she wrote something about Autumn. Mine was already written, but not posted. So I wanted to offer her this gift.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    4 years ago from Central Florida

    Manatita, this sonnet is very appropriate for Rasma. She writes of the seasons quite often and how they affect her, the memories that are made and left behind, and the emotions they evoke.

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    Surabhi Kaura 

    4 years ago

    Ha ha - Were you in the mood of writing a song? :) Cool!

    Spring and Autum, are both my favt. A perfect dedication to Rasma. Superb!

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    4 years ago from london

    One of the most popular poets on here, Frank. Thought you knew her. Thank you so much!

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    Frank Atanacio 

    4 years ago from Shelton

    Perfect sonnet.. I don't think I know who Rasma is.. but she's gonna love it too..:)

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    4 years ago from london

    Thank you, Chitrangadasharan. Colourful, ain't they. Thanks a mighty!

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    4 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Wonderful and beautiful poem from one talented poet to another!

    I greatly admire Rasma as well as you for your most impressive and expressive poems.

    And what beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing this excellent poem!

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    4 years ago from london

    Yes, Dee. Thanks.

    What do you think of the 'despairing' ones? Too heavy? I like to lift, as you know, but some reliable sources say that despair also helps us. Nevertheless, I don't do them too often. Much Love.

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    Dora Weithers 

    4 years ago from The Caribbean

    From loneliness to merriness surrounded by autumn and a crescent moon! Sounds perfect. Great for a read-aloud. Thanks!

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    4 years ago from london

    Thank you so much, my Dear brother. Hope that you are well. Blessings from on High.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    All beauty is represented here. Autumn is also a very romantic season (not too cold nor too hot but is a season that hits the spot). This is a lovely dedication to a wonderful lady.

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    4 years ago from london

    Yes...yes. I chuckle too. No, I don't stalk you, but we work in different ways for the same cause. So our thoughts and friends meet, sometimes, that's all. Cosmic energy works in mysterious ways, my Brother Bill.

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    Bill Holland 

    4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    You have the uncanny ability to send tributes to practically every one of my friends here on HP. It's almost like you're stalking my follow list. LOL

    Seriously, I love this sonnet series in tribute of some wonderful writers and quality people. We need more like this....tributes to quality people!

    blessings always


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