RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #37 Foul & Sweet

I don’t Reblog every entry that comes along but I thought y’all would enjoy this one, especially soccer fans.

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that was uncalled for
Belgian kung fu kick to face
foul! that wasn’t sweet!

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he tried to be sweet
hit himself with other’s arm
foul and trying hard!

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge 37 – Foul & Sweet

I am sOOOOoooooOOoo happy to have Ritu join in. So much support in visiting my blog. Make sure to go and give a big welcome and click like. I am truly, truly happy.

But I Smile Anyway...

Well, I thought I’d give the Haiku challenge by Ronovan Writes a go!

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With your smile, so sweet,

You manage to cover up

Thoughts so foul, behind…

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Episode 243 : Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge ‘Foul’ & ‘Sweet’

NEW POET ALERT!!!!
Thanks to Hugh we have a new lady joining this week and she nailed it perfect the first time out. Awesome! Go and say hello and like her Haiku on her site!

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After a lovely conversation with Hugh last night, he mentioned that he participated in Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge and encouraged me to have a go. Now I know what a Haiku is, kind of, but have never, ever had a go at writing one. However, I normally like to have a go at something new, so am happy to try my hand at a Haiku!

The ‘prompt words’ are ‘foul’ and ‘sweet’

His breath was so foul

after eating some garlic

He wanted a sweet.

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My Blogging from AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal.

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The Annual Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What was I thinking? Me? Confined to a set schedule and theme? Me joining with over 1000 other Bloggers around the world, sharing our posts and blogs?

Would it be poetry, the most likely choice of all for RonovanWrites? Would I do a poetry theme where I had the titles all begin with a certain letter, or each line begin with that letter? Could I do something like that? Well of course I could.

Nah, too easy, right? Although, thinking about it, hmm. Maybe I could do two A to Z Challenges? Do you guys think I could handle two at one time?

For now my idea is to share creators of a type from around the world. We get so caught up in our own little worlds that we forget there are creators out there from places we may never have even heard of.

I wanted to do something different and completely fun for me but also informative and revealing. Something that would be just a joy to research, get into, and just geek out on. Imagine it, from A to Z of creators of Awesomeness. The most Super creators ever. Awesome. And then that poetry idea I have in mind. Hmm.

Not enough of a reveal? I think it’s all here. Hints, clues. I wonder if I need to draw a picture? Hmm.

Want to see all the Blogs involved? A list I mean. Click the link below.

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Two at the same time? Can I do it?

We’ll see. ‘Nuff Said.

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #37 Foul&Sweet

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Challenge 37

Welcome to another Haikuventure.

I’ve been seeing some mention of not knowing the structure of Haiku. If you are such a person, please scroll down the post until you see the section that I have given the color red this week. It has not been that color in the past, but the section has been there none the less. In that section is a link to an article titled How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form. Oh, what they hey,  click here for the article.

Now to get the party started.

Welcome everyone to the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge. You may have found your way here through The Daily Post pages, the WordPress Reader, Twitter, Google+, or however you found us, we’re glad you came. I’m not just saying that. After you have been with us for a time you will realize we aren’t just a place to share a three line poem. We are a community of friends here. That doesn’t mean you have to talk to us. Just visit the various Haiku and click Like if you actually like something.

I created this challenge to have a place for people to share and gain a little exposure to other readers they might not have otherwise. We all have different people who visit our blogs.

Provide your Twitter Handle if you have one. I usually can get it from sharing your Haiku through your Twitter sharing button. If you have a Twitter and don’t  have it linked to your account don’t worry you can still have the share option work with the handle. If you are reading this if you include the word happy in your post somewhere, not necessarily in the haiku, I will reblog your haiku post to my blog and then my readers might visit you that way as well, but don’t be obvious about it. This is a little game I’ve started. Click here to find out how to have your Twitter Handle show up in your share option. You know. I have a how-to article for just about everything. If not? Ask and I’ll write one. Also it is helpful if you have Google+ to follow me there by clicking here so I can include you on the Weekly Review when I post it there.

 Foul & Sweet

Another week where you can guess where the words came from if you wish to. I know. Lucky me, right?

My Example

A foul Remembrance,

Are you with each word written,

Forming a sweet ode?

A foul remembrance are you with each word written.

Are you, with each word written, forming a sweet heart?

So you’ve written the  Haiku and you’ve created the post. Now what?

  1. You can put a the link of this post in your post and it should, I say should, do a ping back to this post and I and others should see it.
  2. I recommend as well for you to copy the link of your post once it has been published in the comments of this post. That’s a guarantee for it to be seen and I will be certain to include it in the Weekly Review.
  3. Visit other people’s Haiku.
  4. The deadline is Sunday by Noon EST. That’s New York City time.
  5. Shortly after Noon EST the Weekly Review with the names of each blogger, their site names, the name of their Haiku and a link to that Haiku will be published, along with my thoughts, and the Twitter Handle of each person.
  6. The Weekly Review is then Tweeted. The ‘Choices’ are tweeted with the first Tweet. I then continue to tweet the post until every person’s twitter handle has been mentioned.
  7. I also Post the Weekly Review on Google+ with the Twitter Handles and if I am your friend on Google+ I include you there as well.

What’s a Ping Back?

A ping back is when you place the URL from the address bar of this post into the post you write your Haiku on. It will look something like this,

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-37-foul-sweet

You also have to make certain the link is actually in there by clicking on the add link button which is next to the right alignment button for WordPress. To me the add link button kind of looks like a diagonal paper clip. It’s the fifth from the right in the WordPress post editor. Click here to find out how.

For a full refresher or How to write Haiku in English click here. But you can use whatever Haiku style you want to. As long as you, do a Haiku.

For Tips and Guidelines refreshers click here.

 DEADLINE: Noon on Sunday New York Time.

 

There are TWO “CHOICE!” recipients each week. One for Humor and one for something more Serious. The Haiku are quite good each week and I am having to turn to the structure guidelines of a Haiku at times to help determine my selection.

Really each Haiku is a choice of mine, and I’m not just saying that, so I feel a bit odd even having something called A RONOVAN’S CHOICE, but hey, it’s a thing, right? And it does make it kind of fun.

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How to Combine/Merge Blogs/Move Articles from Blog to Blog or Backup Blog Files.

Have you ever had more than one blog and then decided you just wanted one? Or have you ever maybe been part of one site and wanted to move something you wrote over to your own personal site? Wish you could combine those blogs into one or move that article over? Maybe you simply want to backup your blog content?

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How to Combine or Merge Blogs or move your Articles from one Blog to another.

It’s easier than you think. It looks like a lot of information, but I’m just detailed in my information providing. It is really is easy.

Remember what you move is still on the old blog. You would need to actually delete it from the other site if you wanted to.

First we’re going to Export whatever it is you want to Export.

Step One.

  • Go to the Dashboard of the Blog you are doing away.
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Export.

In WordPress.com you will see two options you can select.

  • Export-This will create an xml file and it’s Free to do.
  • Guided Transfer-This is for where someone working for WordPress will transfer your Blog content for you to a WordPress.org site for a price.

I of course will be explain the Free way.

Step Two.

  • Click Export.
  • At this point you get to choose what you want to Export.
    • All content.
    • Posts
    • Pages
    • Feedback
  • Choosing All content is self explanatory.
  • Posts you have the following options.
    • Categories-You are able to choose a category to Export. A good idea if you have a lot and want to try it out at first.
    • Authors-That’s right. Choose just one Author to Export their work.
    • Date Range-It’s a Month and Year to Month and Year range.
    • Status-This things such as Published, Scheduled, Drafts, Pending.
  • Pages you will have the following options.
    • Authors-Export just those pages by author
    • Date Range-Again by Month and Year.
    • Status-Just like with Posts. Posts

Step Three.

  • You’ve selected what you want to do.
  • Click Download Export File.
  • A pop up box will open.
  • Make sure the Save File is selected and then click OK.

The File will go to your Download folder on your computer.

Now to Import the File to the other Blog.

 Step One.

  • Go to the Dashboard of the Blog you are doing away.
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Import-Man, are you going to be surprised at the possibilities.
    • You can actually Import from Blogger, Tumblr, and others. (See details for Blogger at the bottom of this page.)
    • But we’re going to select WordPress.

Step Two.

  • Click WordPress.
  • You will be prompted to Browse for the file that was Exported.
  • Find it and select it.
  • Click Upload file and import.
  • Then you will be prompted to select the Author for the Imported items. If that person doesn’t exist, then assign to another Author.
  • Then click Submit.
  • You will then receive a message on the screen that says you will receive an email with the Import is successful. The Email takes a while at times. I tested it and the Import I did was in the new Blog several minutes before the Email came.
  • When the system and WordPress are done the email will say Import Successful in the Subject. And it will be from WordPress.com. I know that last part sounds like a big of course moment but that’s the detail I give and you would be surprised at how many people might ask if I didn’t tell.

You will want to make sure things are as you like them with your tags and things like that. The content will still be in the other Blog but you can do with it what you like at this point.

You can also download Blogger files and then load them to WordPress but you will need to do some changing once the files are loaded. But you still have everything you need. What do you have to do?

  • Go to your Dashboard on your Blogger.com site or the Design page if you like to use the name you click on to get there.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on Other.
  • Then near the top middle of the page you will see three options in blue text. Import Blog, Export Blog, Delete Blog.
  • Click Export Blog.
  • Click Download Blog when the window pops up.
  • Then select Save File ad OK.
  • To Import to WordPress, you do just like Importing from a WordPress Blog.

Hope all of this helps. If you have anything you would like me to write a How To for, go to my About page and fill out the form. I’m always looking for new ways of helping.

Please ReBlog and share if you like. I know some people don’t like that but I am like, um, does it mean people read what I wrote?

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 36 Review

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37 Poets this week.

New This Week

felicity johns sketch of her horseFelicity of The Dark Night Chronicles: A small-town southern girl with a passion for the written word. She was home-schooled and a voracious reader. She began writing in her late teens, and wrote poetry prolifically for almost a decade, with the high point being a win and publication of one of her works in a national anthology.~From her About  Page.  She is currently working on a book. The Haiku: Freedom. Felicity explains where the Haiku came from. And this is her first week writing Haiku. Not just the challenge itself, but Haiku at all. Go and give her the support to come back. I noticed a lot have and even commented. Also she’s an artist, just in case you couldn’t tell by the sketch of her horse.


 

THOTRajani Radhakrishnan of THOTPURGE: “Occasional poet, ghost-writer, freethinker.”~From the About page. The Haiku: Beacon. A Haiku person already we have a great addition to the community here. I like the different feel we get from this Haiku. Very nice. Peaceful.


 

KRPK. Renae P. of Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P. Have to admit you gotta like that name for a blog. “K. Renae’s hobbies are breathing, telling people she doesn’t own a television when totally watches too much tv, thinking highly of herself, traveling, writing haiku, doing smart stuff, and eating good food.”~From her About page. More there but I liked that part. I thought it was funny and revealing.  The Haiku: Lost. Liked it. There were two stories told. Some thought provoking images written. Cool.


 

e-rawlsE. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: “Ever since I was a toddler, I was running about making up my own fun stories and characters. And when I found I could read books, I also found I could write them. So began my onward career writing stories about everything my imagination could come up with.”~From her About page. The Haiku: Can you Hear? is the name I gave the Haiku. And guess what? We have a new author in or midst. To be honest, where to send you to buy a book? I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/ 



First to Enter this Week:

dr-koDr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog:  Beacon of Bacon. I am thinking the Mad in our Doctor’s blog title may not be the angry version. Reading how she arrived at her Haiku this week is quite interesting, but I do believe the wagon may be called in soon. Still with that thought process she arrived first. I personally thought it was she was hungry. I still do.



Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear and Rainbow blogs: Mira gave us two this week. One from each blog.  Maple Leaves. Who doesn’t love some Mira showing up with an offering? Great image to go with this one. Fits perfectly. I was surprised at the Haiku. Not sure why I haven’t thought of Mira and Maple Leaves. Beacon of Hope. This one brings some interesting thoughts today. I like it. @BediMona

ladyleemanilla: Two again this week on the same theme. Very nice. Hadn’t thought about the Olympics for this challenge but they fit perfectly.. Olympics.

Emma of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Strawberries and Flowers. These are Two Haiku. The second one I think was one really liked a lot. I think in a way the two Haiku are connected. If you haven’t been, go check them out. @BWseekingBL

Sandra of Wild Daffodil:  Shape.  Combining two challenges worked out. We get a bonus Haiku, although not for the Challenge, but still I liked it.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Sizzling. So this one created a conversation in the comments of the challenge. His Haiku was just too hot. Visit at your own risk.  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.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Atop The Mountain. Putting this Review together on Sunday, or at least beginning it, the subject seemed appropriate and very well done. @greg_wolford 

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Gilded. Talking of sunshine. Everything with this one works so well together. She nailed this one, and her owner dog wasn’t included. Sue is one of our resident Authors. Click here  for her Amazon Author Page and all those books she’s written.  @SCVincent

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Beacon Hill.  I liked how this one had two images in it, or at least it did for me. And an actual place that worked out. @TeandPaper

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey:Two from one of our authors this week. I think I will all them Sight or Battle would work, as they share a commonality. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Kimberly of K.S. Fause: Relentless. A nice history lesson for us today. Mentions when the first Lighthouse was built in America and I think perhaps there is a relation to another Haiku this week. @KSFause

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams Beacon of Desire. She keeps writing about our secrets. Tsk tsk tsk. If only, right? But we have a definite romantic for a poetic photographer. And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Meredith and Martha of Meredith’s Musings Patriotic Picture, Anticipation, Bare Bottom Beacon, and Zebra. A son is very happy someone couldn’t get to the stored away photos. @Meredithlbl

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerElectric. You know me and my naming. It’s in there. Bubbles. Chickens. Peanut Butter. You name it. Okay some if it is in there. Ever notice I get really strange at this point in the Review? @SpunkyWayfarer

Geoff Le Pard of TanGental:  Bacon Brained. Yeah, I think his medications need adjusting since the surgery.  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 Full Bloom Blog: Sunnyside Up. Putting her best foot forward no matter the situation. Cool. @grace_note58

Prakash of It’s PH:   ALERT ALERT!. Good use of the words. Went a different way. Liked it. @itsPhTweet

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Field of Dreams. Very nice. This should be on that has been liked by a lot of people. Excellently put together.

Marigold of Versus Blurb: The Pharos Beacon. A surprise this week. At least it was for me. It took two separate attempt by I finally found references that told me the story behind the Haiku. Three Haiku to tell ablack-swan history of this wonder. Go 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 Kindle by clicking here. ON SALE FOR .99 this week.  @MarigoldDicer

Florence of Rambling On Blog: Possibilities. Very well put together. I like the second and third line fit. Excellent how they form a sentence. @FTThum

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Wildlife. She gives us one that you can think about and come up with your own opinion of what it’s about. Very nice. I like it. It really does reveal little, which is what a Haiku poem is supposed to do. Reveal little and give the reader their chance to give it meaning.

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordLife Signals. Wow. She nailed it. And then a life reminder afterward. A second one coming in toward the end of the week is Beaconed, 4 Haiku on a theme, with the last being one you are all familiar with. Very good list for today.  Great new member to the community. I mean that. @girally

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Great Moments. This is one of those Haiku that you read and are like, “Oh yeah, I get it.” Then you read it again and something begins to nag at you a bit, and you read it again and think more until you finally get a deeper meaning out of and one that perhaps applies to you better than the reflex opinion. Excellent.

Melissa of The Aran ArtisanFOUL!. We get to see a little of Melissa’s history here, not like history history, just a photo of her back in the day. Really cool. (I host a Haiku Challenge, which one thinks of as this serious thinker type poetry and I just said ‘Reallycool’. Yeah, Sun stroke I think.) @thearanartisan

Colleen of Silver Threading: The Field. A very peaceful Haiku this week. One you might want to take the image and like save it or print it out with the Haiku on it and pin it to your cubicle wall. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Vashti of Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog: The Lady with the Lamp. Bit of a learning thing here. She did a great job of turning this into something to engage her readers as well. Go buy The Basement on Amazon now! @VashtiQV

Serins of Serins Sphere: Hug Signs. A Haiku of feelings. Props go out to Hugh for helping her choose one of two she had to put publish. @SerinsSphere

Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News: Field of Life. I like the photo with this. I know it always sounds a little odd to say the photo and not the Haiku, but I like the Haiku also. I kind of like the contrast a little of the Haiku and image. @RobertHughes05

Toby of course leads

To a field in the near distance

With tail a beacon.

Patty of Strawberries Forever: Two this week. Do Not Enter I almost didn’t read this one because it said Do Not Enter but she invited us in soooo. Great one with the image as well. A Peek.  So first we are told do not enter and now to take a peek. I am sooo confuzzled. ooooo I love Haiku like this. I might have been a bee in a former dream life. @pattythepa

Melissa M of This, right now: Lighthouse. Nicely done. Image provided and the words used give one a great deal of imagery. Must Read.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Daffodils. Awesome photos from a trip to Taiwan. Wow. I can’t wait to see more. And who was the first to comment on the Haiku? Our own Wild Daffodil, Sandra. @MinKhor

Faith Unlocked: Hopes and Dreams. Thinking, thinking. That’s me thinking on the Haiku. Theme of blog combined with Haiku. Got it. Well got it for me. That’s the point, right?  @FaithUnlocked

 

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You all know I don’t really like making a Choice. But this does add something to the Challenge. Well, I think I have only done this a maximum of twice in the previous 35 weeks of the Challenge but here I am again doing what I said I wouldn’t—declaring a tie. But it’s my Challenge, well I host it, so I’ll do what I like. Neener neener.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day with Wildlife.

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Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous Word with  Life Signals. @girally

 

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I have a Choice this week with an Honorable Mention. Why an honorable mention? The honorable mention was adorable and funny, but it was just so adorable I was more heart warmed by the Haiku, if that all makes sense.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane with Sizzling. Is the Choice this week.

And the Honorable Mention is:

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings with  Bare Bottom Beacon. @Meredithlbl

 

And the Closing Haiku:

In Beaconsfield Born,

A writer came forth with dreams,

Beacon fields, no more.

 Inspiration for the Challenge Words.

On March 12th the world lost the author known as Terry Pratchett. Although we did have a Haiku Challenge member use the prompts from that week to write a tribute Haiku, I decided to do something slightly different. I thought I would use his life to inspire others. Terry Pratchett was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England.

Still the same amount as last week. I hope these people are finding a place to live somehow.
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