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37 Poets this week.
New This Week
Felicity 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.
Rajani 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.
K. 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. 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. 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
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.
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
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 Wayfarer. Electric. 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?
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
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 a 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
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 Word: Life 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.
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 Artisan: FOUL!. 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!
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.
Melissa M of This, right now: Lighthouse. Nicely done. Image provided and the words used give one a great deal of imagery. Must Read.
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.
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:
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.
See y’all later,
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