Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 31 Review




defrosting cold casesAlice de Sturler of Defrosting Cold Cases: Okay don’t you just love her name? I mean really? Her blog is perhaps the most unique I have come across.DCC is a resource blog for those interested in old unsolved homicides and wrongful convictions. Many cases have no web presence or a very limited one.” I call her Haiku this week Sprint’ . I was so thrilled to see Alice throw her glasses in the ring I had to share here there and well that’s kind of it, you know. You know, she looks athletic from her photo. I think I might would become a cold case of fear if she got mad at me, thus the big write up here today.


SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer. Isn’t that a great name for a blog? “Spunky Wayfarer is my nom de plume. Also known as SW_Ysobel. I love words and do not hesitate to use the Thesaurus to investigate its definition and synonyms. Or to see if I have written them correctly. Haiku, short novel, micro fiction, children’s rhymes or flash trilogies have been written, but not all of them became blog post. I love challenges and will use Prompts from many other blogs to get my creativity going.” So I know I named this in a Tweet, but you know me, I Tweet a lot. So here goes another try. ‘What the?’ Okay, you have to read it to get where I am coming from. I do hope we have  regular to our family here because the mind that came up with this is just going to be entertaining beyond belief.



alkaAlka Girdhar of Magnanimous Word: Okay, first thing. I had to keep looking back to spell magammonimonsous. I so have to find out how she named her blog. I know what. I’ll read her About page and see if it says why. The name of my blog ‘Magnanimous Word’ just came by, like some revelation. Probably because words fascinate me.” See, I knew it would be there. And there is a lot more there as well. You have to check it out. From her Gravatar page~“Have been called ‘closet party girl’ as well as a simple girl-woman at the same time. But hang on, that was years ago… Years down the track, I am still discovering myself though I too realise I am a mixed soul – refined and literate vagabond, tactlessly blunt yet guileless, extrovert yet never bored when alone. With an ultimate goal of renunciation, I often find myself preaching as I have so much spiritual to say. Well…see the real me in my writings…” She called her series of Haiku for us LOVE: Facts and Facets. Yeah, sometimes I am like, “These guys make me look sooo bad as a poet in my own challenge.”


First to Enter the Fray this Week:

sue vincent authorSue Vincent from Daily Echo: Dancers. Talk about reader reaction. Wow. Then she was also the second to enter with Caterpillar.I love this one! Sue is one of our authors with her works on Amazon here. I would mention all of her works but there are just so many of them. @SCVincent

Mira of They, You And Me: I call her Haiku Smoldering Passion. ooooooooooo. I think Hugh needs his bucket of ice water. So I make my way down the list and Mira says, “Hi Ron, this week, I’m back with a love haiku… 🙂” I do suppose that first one didn’t HAVE to involve love. o,O (That’s my um, wondering/confuzzled/I can’t believe you said that look.) But it’s called Love. @BediMona

 T.A. Wyatt of Finale to an Entrance: Empathy Lost. I enjoyed this Haiku a great deal. I felt a bit of a challenge with the depth of reveal given by it and wrote one in response, although not quite dealing with the same feelings but it is what came to mind. I enjoy finding a Haiku that I can ‘fight’ back with, so to speak. Remember to go purchase a book on Amazon by clicking hereLinger is only .99 and The Mill of Maisonneuve is 1.99. @FinaletoEntranc

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: red dress. I think she put in an order. I hope the hubby was reading this.. @TeandPaper

Meredith and Martha of Meredith’s Musings came in early this week. Four this week as usual; Never-Magic-Spring-Love. Love was most definitely a cold shower moment! @Meredithlbl

Gidget of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Sitting Still. Hmm, I think of the opposite. The one never leaves but yes, there is that anticipation of the next to happen. @BWseekingBL

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding DreamsWaiting For Your Move. Gotta love the title. Now let’s look at the Haiku. A great one about relationships. Actually all facets of a relationship depending on where you let your mind wander. @MichelleLunato

Geoff Le Pard of TanGental:  two of them.  Dilemma and Pieces. Um, er, a personal problem apparently being revealed in that first one and a more globally aware one with the second. I may never be able to think of Geoff again without thinking of the first one. Now THAT’S a dilemma. And we have another author to add to our family. Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard

Grace of {bloom} Pictures+Words: Whispered Prayer.  oooooo Pretty. The words and image. Awesome. Yeah, I know, expecting something a little more intelligent from me. I try, I fail.  I try again, it hurts. I stop. You can also find this Haiku on the WordPress blog {bloom}.

Carolyn from Reviews & Recommendations: Wow! Four this week and all for me!!!! Move Over-Don’t think she’s talking about someone hogging the bed. Baby Steps-Been there done that one. Move again-I say stay. Shaken World-I thought this was as James Bond Haiku at first. Google+ Carolyn Injoy

Kate by Dazzling Whimsy: Two thoughts today for Ronovan’s Challenge. Hmm, romance in her mind? Maybe even more than that. Mhmm. Hugh, take a fire extinguisher. Ice water may not help. Actually Hugh already liked it and was struck speechless. @17katelee

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals – Move. Actually, I say good message on a lot of Haiku, but this one is really a good one. Some sit and wait. Some wait and pray. But really, you gots ta move.

Marigold of Versus BlurbA Contented Hermit. I think this would describe me most days. Hermit? Yes. Contented? Well,ou know sometimes you need to be content or be driven insane. Those first three lines are excellent for the challenge. Honestly, I thought of a crab when I saw the name at first. Go and purchase Marigold Deidre Dicer’s book The Black Swan Inheritance from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or the iBooks store or purchase it from Amazon on Kindleby clicking here. @MarigoldDicer

Serins of Serins Sphere: 1000 Voices. So here it is. And I think it’s time for all of us to get involved. I am officially in it although I think I have sort of been in it from the very beginning, just never clicked anything. . @SerinsSphere

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane – Party trays await haiku. Um, seriously? Whoever thought party trays would show up in a poem? But then that’s Steven for you. One thing to expect from him is the unexpected. But then does that make it the expected? Whoa, way to deep here. HA! Okay, I just read it. My kind of message! Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Florence of Rambling On Blog: She blinded me!. Technically that’s what the image did to me. I think she’s saying don’t stand still. and with that in my eyes I wouldn’t. I would fall down. @FTThum

Colleen of Silver Threading – Heart Stone. A good introductory to something Colleen has been working on for quite some time. Go check it out. @ColleenChesebro

Vashti Quiroz-Vega:  Longing. Um, whoa. I am like so not going to Vashti’s for a Valentine’s party. If this is remotely about life there is some seriously dumb person out there. You can purchase Vashti’s debut novel The Basement on Amazon by clicking here. @VashtiQV

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Complete is what I call this one. Okay, she got me. I read the comments and was so in the wrong direction on this one, but at least Hugh was as well.

Melissa of This, Right Now: Waiting. Two of them this week! One as I read I immediately thought not in the literal sense but in more of an emotional patriotic sense of the way things are today. The second, okay she got all lovey dovey mushy smushy. Yeah, she went for the awwww factor. NAILED IT!

Cindy of dreamsinalaska: Wistfully She Waits. Hmm. Like the Haiku. But there is an image within the image that is just freaking me out. Right below the heart I see an image and seriously, freakage is happening.

Faith Unlocked: Pausing with Purpose. You know, just when you get a little frustrated in the world something comes along to remind you of something. This one reminds me of my favorite verse, Psalm 46:10. @FaithUnlocked



ronovan-writes-serious-haiku-badgeThe Serious Haiku goes to Serins of Serins Sphere: 1000 Voices. The reason being the purpose of the message and it has been a burden on her for the past few weeks. @SerinsSphere

ronovan writes humor haiku badgeThe Humor Haiku goes to Sue Vincent from Daily Echo:  Caterpillar. @SCVincent



I had Three Haiku this week. I know, but it happens. Dweebzus, a poke at the self importance of a rap performer. 35 Do not wait, a Haiku related to the need of Kate of Dazzling Whimsy’s parents who lost their entire home and everything in a fire. Toward Heartbreak, a truer haiku about the inevitability of love. This coming week, although I do not know the words as of the writing of this, I plan to focus and bring to you ONE Haiku.

And the closing Haiku:

I waited for help,

My call fell upon deaf ears,

So I moved elsewhere.



See y’all later,

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22 thoughts on “Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 31 Review

  1. *jumps up and down from excitement*

    I didn’t expect this, really. Thank you for the compliment on my blog.

    About the athletic part, I practice archery. And I am raising another archer. Hehehe!

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    • My son asked for a Bow for Christmas a year ago. There is an arrow somewhere in a tree in the woods behind the house I believe. Not sure where, but it’s there. The target apparently was not big enough. I missed it by a mile. o,O

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        • Well I was seated and actually it hit the ground, skimmed it, bounced up, hit the top of a fence, bounced even higher, and then flew into the woods. It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Well that I ever remember seeing. The whole amnesia thing kind of narrows the competing memories a bit.

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  2. Thank you, 🙂 . 1000Speak is something special. Compassion is something that is part of my heart, which is why I feel so strongly about this whole thing. 🙂 Sometimes one tends to over think stuff. I took a page from your book and did the whole close your eyes and just write thing, and I got a decent post together. 🙂 Thanks for posting the video. 🙂


  3. Thanks Ronovan!! My day started well with such appreciation.
    But I must admit that I had to read your phrase twice before I understood what it meant: “These guys make me look sooo bad as a poet in my own challenge.”
    Of course not. You will always be better.

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    • I thought that might cause a moment of pause. But I am a confusing one at times. But always appreciative and complimentary, so always know whatever I say, it’s always in praise of your talent.

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  4. Great choices, Ronovan; Serins’ deserves the widest audience as you say or the message. And let me echo the others by thanking you for the effort that goes into hosting this. I don’t underestimate how much you do and we are all really grateful.

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