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Doing this review while highly medicated and very ill. Ever notice you each of my Reviews lately need a warning label on them?
No, I am not better or fully returned. But this Review is to come out each Monday so here it is.
Several ping backs used a Haiku I reblogged that used the same title as the challenge, thus were not included in the original Review. Hopefully I have everyone now.
40 Poets this week. With 7 New Poets Joining in.
Very sad to see some were absent this week. Hope all is well.
New This Week
I enjoy reflecting on different situations I have found myself in, or have observed, and writing about them. I also like writing about random silly things, or anything that I find amusing really.”~From her About page. I might begin to refer to her as Mad Aunty Edwina in my mind. You’ll need to read all of her About page to know why. The Haiku: Bad Date. Um, it sounds like she either had a date who wanted a breath mint or a kiss. I’m not certain which.
Sacha Black of Sacha Black: “Writer, mother, wife, for a while I forgot my dream… But now I’ve remembered and I’m chasing harder than ever.”~From her About page. The Haiku: Good boy. This is part of a list of challenges she provided for her readers to participate in if they wanted to. You get to read her entry in others while finding the one for mine. The title is what I chose.
Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: “A lil bit of creativity, stories about my family, recipes, Spidey, and my cat, Sonu Singh, all feature regularly!”~From her About page. The Haiku: Bad boy. Yeah, I know, what you are thinking if you read the previous entry but it fits.
Ms. Toy Whisperer of Ms. Toy Whisperer: “I am a writer who sells vintage books and toys. I write about the whimsy of life, family, thrifting, everything and nothing and whispers of the Holy Spirit.” The Haiku: Basketball. Loved the way she described how this one came to her. Excellent.
Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: “Find a comfy chair, sit back and enjoy my blog, about magic, books, crystals, writing, laughter, and much more! I’m a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge, UK. I write book reviews here, and on Net Galley and Goodreads, using my Books, Crystals, Magic system, and my dark candles rating for darker reads.”~From her About page. Much more there. The Haiku: upROAR! Yes, I know. It looks like I typed it wrong, but I typed it as I liked it. So there. And yes, I stuck my tongue out as I typed that.
Evolving Ruminations: “Opinions- everyone has them … and with the new age of internet everyone’s superman !! As a result, I’ve decided to make some of my own waffles. I don’t know whether this fence-straddling is of any use but hey, yo-yoing is fun !!!”~From Gravatar. Yeah, we going to have fun with this new member. The Haiku: Woman. Yeah, very true, very. Got a point or two there.
WritersDream9: “I am a soul who continuously seeks after deeper and deeper ways to bring me closer to God and to my “self” which I now see that He created.”~From her About page. The Haiku: Sweet Tea. Yes, if I had seen this one earlier I might have just stopped the review all together for the week and died. mmmm. The best thing I had in the hospital was the moment they brought me a glass of ice cold Sweet Tea. I tell you, it was amazing. And not because I wanted it so bad, but because it was really that good. Not good enough to be in the hospital though. She gets the Southern Haiku Award this week. Yeah, I just made that up. Although I am allergic to lemons so I had to deduct points for the dismount. And to think she thought I didn’t include her in the Review at first because I didn’t like her work. I’m Southern!!!! Mississippi boy living in Georgia!!!!
First to Enter this Week:
Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Crisp. After the past week or so I thought about banning this one from the Review but I couldn’t. It’s not the fault of the lettuce but of man for what they do to lettuce. Leave the foods as God gave them to us.
Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Lies Very well done. Two sentences. Very good story. Seriously a good one. I think all will enjoy. Read it a couple of times as two sentences and it gets better each time. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.
Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Summer. Okay, this is a very well put together Haiku. Two sentences and rhymes. At first I thought perhaps one sentence, but no, two. Very well done. And very nice. Sue is one of our resident Authors. Click here for her Amazon Author Page and all those books she’s written. @SCVincent
Khor Hui Min of Project Prose: Delish I know, a strange now, and slightly related to the Haiku itself, but then you MUST see the images. I am blown away how people are able to do that. I so would love it. @MinKhor
Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Season’s Greetings… Someone is tired of winter. I also like the take on the use of the season’s greetings title. Cool.
Martha of Meredith’s Musings Politicos and Wolf. At first I thought the titles were somewhat redundant but I kept reading anyway. I had to read the Politicos twice simply due to how the punctuation went to catch the two sentences, but that second sentence she formed is awesome. A very good statement regarding how many feel about the political system in the US at this time. @Meredithlbl (For those new to the challenge, Meredith and Martha are sisters sharing the same blog and twitter at the moment. If you ever see me refer to the literary angels or poetic angels these are the two ladies I am referring to.)
Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams – Your Foul Soul Shines Through. Although I believe the two sentences are supposed to be along the same thought I see them as being opposites as well. Well done. Outing me again. Sometimes it doesn’t do one any good to be a secret admirer when she outs you every step of the way. At least Meredith really keeps it on the DownLow. And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato
Prakash of It’s PH: Circumstance. Odd name, I know, but I think the Haiku to me makes me think of how people are at times, during circumstances. Not certain of the inspiration for the Haiku this week but a very good thinky piece. Enjoyed it. Yes, I can enjoy even highly medicated and not really certain what I’m talking about.
E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Danger Lurks Enjoyed it as did others from the challenge family. Some great responses. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/
Felicity of The Dark Night Chronicles: Springtime. I had never heard of what she mentioned here but I went to google and there you have it. I love learning through this challenge. Felicity is also one of our Authors. You can get her book Erotic Passages at Amazon by clicking here.
Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous Word: Foul becomes sweet. Learned something again. Very cool. Although I am not certain if her comment in the challenge meant she was leaving the challenge after this or not. Very sad if she does.
Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Crisp. I like the way she does things. The combining of her challenges and the explanation of things. Think there is an author in there waiting to come out but she is ignoring it. @thearanartisan
Marigold of Versus Blurb: Tragedy. I had no idea there was a green tea flavored one. I am not sure I wanted to know. But I learned and as always I like that. But green tea? Really? 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. @MarigoldDicer
Colleen of Silver Threading: A Tainted Kiss. I wonder if this about Ron? Hmm. I will have to ask her. @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.
Melissa M of This, right now: Spritz. Interesting. I like how she used the title. Amusing for sure. Great imagery. The second time I read it I really could see it. And I love her choice of image as well.
Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Balance. Wishful thinking I do believe, and I agree about what she said about Hugh in her comments.
Patty of Strawberries Forever: Two this week. Sweet and Sour I get the feeling men are dogs after this review this week. Anyone agree? I mean I agree, and I even thought it before but was just mentioning it.
Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Sacrifice. ooooo A good one. I knew a theme would likely be there but then bang, there it was.
Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Foul Sweets. The doctor has a message for us today. A very good one I agree with.
And the Closing Haiku:
The Sweet Sixteen dream,
Raging throughout all the land,
Was the bad foul called.
Inspiration for the Challenge Words.
March Madness in the United States is the tournament for the National Championship for the College basketball teams here. The Sweet Sixteen is one of the goals to reach. So sweet came from that and foul came from a penalty called on a player.
I’ll go curl up in a ball now and quietly read Haiku in my dreams.
See y’all later,
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