RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 42 Review


Week #42 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Love & Last

Missed a few regulars this week.

5 New members joined in the fun this week.

Be aware all links and images if clicked will open in a new window. Links are in blue and usually underlined. I believe they look cleaner and nicer this way rather than having a URL showing on the page.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Annette Rochelle Aben of well, um, Annette Rochelle Aben: “Allow me to introduce myself, I am a writer, an author, a wordsmith and perhaps find myself to be more interesting than is necessary. So I shall NOT go into grand detail as to what I have done in my 40 + career of writing and instead shall use various pages of this blog site to reveal this energy. As with most writing it may take some time, so please bear with me.”~From her About Page. She must have memory problems because she forgot to mention she’s also the host of various blog talk radio programs each week. You can listen to one by clicking the TMH image to the left, it’s her interview of me from a while back. She jokes I took her Haiku virginity, seeing as this is her first. So let’s check it out. The Monster Within, yeah, she took the easy out with this one. When you read it you will like it and then you will be like, why did she have to write about that, I’ve been good today!

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: “I am an Australian who enjoys photography, art, collecting, poetry, writing and all things French.”~From his About page. Much more there to find. Three Haiku: Insight, Love Token and Fall. A prolific Haikuist. Yes, I made up another Haikuism. See, I did it again.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Claudette sent our new poet our way. YAY CLAUDETTE!!! Okay, stop the applause. She gets enough of it as it is. So the Haiku, Love Last Ever After. That’s my name for it. Could be Love Everlasting. But you know me. I get weird. Go read and find your own title.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Okay, I tried to pick out parts of her About page to share as I normally do with our new members, but one problem. I love all of it so much and I got so into it that I forgot to pick out anything. Yes, I enjoyed her story that much. From Jamaica, jealous already, drummer, again jealous and starting to hate on her a bit, great beaches and food. Okay, I am officially jelly hating on her now. (That’s a compliment in case people don’t know.)  Read her about page here. Okay, Haiku time. The Heart Doesn’t Lie. Oooo, another almost tongue twister Haiku. Liking that this week. Good message and thought here. And from the title you know it’s true. Too bad we don’t listen to that heart all the time, right? Or is it that we don’t understand it’s language?

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: “I’m Sarah, a coffee-drinking, writing-obsessed bibliophile. I majored in English, studied several facets of literature and still can’t decide what I like most, though I’m leaning towards Gothic literature… or Victorian, or maybe Chaucer. It is very difficult to decide. Hang on, what about modern novels… I also studied German and have a special brand of terror reserved for The Sandman.”~From her About page. And there is a lot more there. Looks like we have a very nice and open member added to the Haikumily. I just made that up. Haiku+Family=Haikumily. Muahahahahah! Sorry. Where was I? Ah, Haiku, Love Lasting, a good question and one I think a lot of people should ask at some point.


First to Enter this Week:

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Love. Awwww, he got all mushy.   @greg_wolford 


Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: 2 this week.  Eternity. A somewhat image abounding Haiku this week. I wonder what happens when they retreat? And now from her other blog, The Kiss, hmm, makes me think here. A future post perhaps. If I remember. @BediMona

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Prompts and Lover’s Knots. Well, you know, you just have to love that first one for sure, right? I might as well stop the review now.  @Meredithlbl

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Leaf My Heart Alone Hey, if a bow can be taken, I can name the Haiku what I want to. Hrmph. @MinKhor

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: A Mother’s plight Ew. I just…ew. ew.ew.ew.ew.ew.ew. And I just ate breakfast. EW.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Hope. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Seriously, awwwwwwwwwwww.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Three this week.  Longevity of love and Read Between the Lines and One Live. Ha. Okay, that second one. Ha. She book ends that one with these two nice sentimental ones and you might miss it but, again, ha. You can’t hear me, I’m phantom giggling. 

Serins of Serins Sphere: His Love. The comments indicate she connected to some people on this one. @SerinsSphere

Sacha Black of Sacha Black: Sadness. Her last Haiku? I couldn’t click like. 😦

Rose of Bohemian Nerd: Ordinary Love. Most interesting Haiku. In part one I can most assuredly identify with.  

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Go or Stay. OOOOO, deep one. Wow. Another MUST READ from Rachael. I’m not surprised but I am surprised at the same time. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Chennai of Twisted Tales on Life: Three this week. The Humanity, The Tragedy, and The Truth. Funny how things work out. I did a comic strip somewhat related to her first of the three Haiku. As for that second one, I don’t think it died. It’s still there alive and well. 🙂 You just need to have a very small taste each day to satisfy your desire and you will be fine.

ladyleemanilla: Two this week. Thinking. No, that is my title for them. Why? Because they make me think. It is almost as though that first one was written about me. I know it’s not but, elements of it fit so well.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Beyond. A very good message and piece of advice for all. I wish people would realize this and skip all of the in between by knowing this one simple little thing. She said the wanted to go one way and the words wanted to go another and they won. I think they won for a reason. It amazes me how all parts of the world suffer the same things that seep into our creative outlets in some form. Perhaps the intents of our messages are not as others read them but they are put out there for a purpose and this one speaks volumes. And she needs to add the Twitter option to the sharing buttons. Hrmph.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerMystery Mayhem. I have to say, this one is excellent. Two sentences. Correct syllables. The reason I mention that is, it is also a short story. Perhaps this is one of the best pieces of flash fiction I’ve seen. I am ashamed it only has 4 likes. People must not have found it yet. There is no way you can read this and not like it. This is my MUST READ of the entire challenge.  @SpunkyWayfarer

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Forever Love, Illusive Love, and Love Speaks. That’s right, three of them. I love these because she finally came out about our secret. 🙂 Okay, so it’s wishful thinking on my part. Love my Literary Angels so much. Oh to be a few years younger, they both say I’m too old for them. I truly appreciate these because she, well go read about it and see. A dedicated part of our family.  @Meredithlbl

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams –  Last Love of the Heart. Can’t blame her. I mean, when you’ve got it good you just have to tell it. And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Epitaph  I want to say her blog has changed. I focus so much on the Haiku when I visit places that I can’t be certain but it looks different. I like how I can see her bouncy picture better here. Who votes we get to see a picture of her face? Show fo hands! Okay, the Haiku, since everyone raised their hands. Great message, to the heart, great structure and I like the way the layout of it progresses in visual form.

Geoff Le Pard of TanGentalLove’s Race. Hmm, I see. Okay first of all, I have to admit, every time Geoff visits I can’t help thinking of Def Leppard. I know, I know, not the same at all but it helps me remember. With my memory I have to use association. Okay, the Haiku. Sounds like how some young love think what love is but need to discover what it is truly about. 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

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Aflame. Girls got passion, and some to spare. Not sure if she’s written a bodice ripper but I bet she could. With or without the bodice. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Rajani of THOTPURGE: Impossible.  Very interesting imagery, concept, and thought. Makes you step back and consider it. Very cool. Love those thinky surprises. Might deserve a Thinky Prize.

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark Reef:  I know I don’t always put the last name up there but don’t you just love her name? This is her first official foray into the brink of destiny. I have no idea where that came from. But anyway, she did some tweet Haiku previously and I put it here as a guest Haiku and on the challenge. But here is her first real entry into the challenge. Lost. Nailed her first entry. Go read and support. Can read this many ways.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Tongue Twisted. Yeah, interesting title for a theme of Love and Last, right? Yeah, again, I came up with it. It’s because of the Haiku wording. He had fun with this one. Wordsmith dude. @itsPhTweet

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Loves Careless Pieces. I have no idea how she comes up with these things. Especially that second one. Who would have thought of using that thing in the first line in a Haiku about love?  

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Neglect Ended. Like that second line here. You want to make it continue on to be one long sentence and can, but it also breaks down into two sentences. Very nice.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Ebullient Eating. Um, Vashti sort of went off the deep end with this one. And yes this was the go to the dictionary Haiku name of the week. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: the size of love. Have to admit I was concerned when I first saw the title of this one. Whew. Actually turned out to be a lovely Haiku. Well, not really surprising, is it? But I am still keeping an eye on her. She’s mischievous she is. @TeandPaper

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Waiting. No Haiku response this week. And the title is mine, spoken as if in answer to her Haiku of that who awaiting. Does one await? Hmmm. @FTThum

Melissa M of This, right now: Empty Nest. Sad and cool at the same time. Love the butterfly in the photo. Haven’t seen that color before

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordFor Love That Lasts. Two this week, with explanations and well done as always. If I read her comment correctly I am afraid she is taking a break from the challenge. 😦 @girally

Melissa of The Aran ArtisanA run on sentence. How many things does this woman do? By the way, does anyone, when they see her commenting, start signing Island Girl by Elton John? Sad thing is I had to look up to find the name Elton John. @thearanartisan

Evolving Ruminations: Writer’s Inspiration and Teenage Love.  Two this week, hmm, kind of the same thought but with different endings. 🙂

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Last Shall be First. Messaged delivered, now for those to receive.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: An Author’s Dream Yep, that’s the dream alrighty right write right. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Waiting Truly. Two Haiku. You know me. I like coming up with one title for both. She’s telling us some of her secrets. 🙂



Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Go or Stay. OOOOO, deep one. Wow. Another MUST READ from Rachael. I’m not surprised but I am surprised at the same time. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

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Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Ebullient Eating. Um, Vashti sort of went off the deep end with this one. And yes this was the go to the dictionary Haiku name of the week. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.


And the Closing Haiku:

I was ripped apart

the last time I heard the sound,

I love you, I died.



Much Respect,


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18 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 42 Review

  1. So happy to be a part of the Haiku crew this week. I must say that as a neophyte I am being schooled well and happily so my friend.

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  2. Hi Ron, I admit it – I don’t understand Twitter! Gasp, horror. Also I really don’t have any more time to allocate to electronic media & I hate texting. Sorry to disappoint you. Thanks for the lovely comment. 🙂

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  3. Good Morning Ron,

    So many, many great comments and so many, many great Authors for me to read! I will have at least a week in the VA hospital and 2 weeks bed rest, so I have SAVED this for some really inspiring and interesting reading. THANK YOU!


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