RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #38 ill&rest

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Challenge 38

Welcome to the Haikuverse.

Want to know How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form? Click here for the article.

Read ahead at your own risk! This post created during feverish illness. The words used may not be my own. Some may be those of Hugh Roberts or Robert Hughes, his Bizarro.

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. 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.

 Ill & Rest

No need to guess the inspiration for the words this week.

My Example

You and your ill words

The reason for so much war,

Give your mouth a rest.

You and your ill words, the reason for so much war.

The reason for so much war, give your mouth a rest.

But Haiku traditionally deals with nature in some way. Perhaps the above could be seen as the nature of a person. But let me see if I can do something with the words I came up with for nature itself.

The wind does blow ill,

A sense of dread across fields

At rest slowly fades.

The wind does blow ill a sense of dread across fields.

A sense of dread across fields at rest, slowly fades.

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,

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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83 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #38 ill&rest

  1. Hi Ron! I hope your healing process is moving right along. I saw the list from the last Haiku challenge and my name was not there. Did I screw up with the ping-back? Do I have to have a twitter acct.? Or did I just not get it? Thanks. Btw, I’m all about honesty so if you just didn’t have a taste for my work, feel free to tell me. 🙂

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    • The ping back didn’t make it. It needs to be to the specific post for the week. Ping backs won’t work for a link that has category in it. And as for your Haiku? You can read the updated Review for my thoughts.


  2. Hi Ronovan, hon, I am sorry you are not feeling well.. I am going back to work part time Monday after being out since…. May 30th last year. A record for me. I am feeling good now! So anyhow, hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Hi, Ronovan. I’ve never written a haiku before, but seeing this week’s challenge was one I felt compelled to try, having lost a friend of over 30 years this past week. FYI, my twitter handle is @stacypfischer (though we are already following each other) and my Google+ is +stacypfischer (I followed you last night). Thanks for hosting these prompts and for all you do for your fellow bloggers.

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  4. […] Ronovan Writes. I was recommended to visit this blog by the wonderful Hugh as Ronovan hosts a weekly Haiku poetry prompt challenge. Now I had never written a Haiku before but had a go and found I loved it! I also entered this week’s challenge, and you can have a go at it to as there is still time. Ronovan and the other participants are great too, really friendly and supportive. […]


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