RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #45 Pitch&Time


To make it easy for everyone to visit all the  Haiku participants, please only use one of the sharing options of ping back or pasting your link in comments below. I am working on another option. Whatever you use, make sure to mention, if you like, the challenge in your post so others will know where to go in order to join in as well.

If you do a ping back AND comment with a link, that’s okay. No worries. This is just something I’m trying out to make it easier for people to get to everyone to read.

Now to the normal Challenge Post.

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Challenge 45


Welcome to HaikuFu.


Who will be fast as lightning and be the first to post and be reblogged here on RonovanWrites?

Want to know How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form? Click here for the article. Also here you have an article that shows you a little about Haiku used in Haibun and Tanka as well. Haiku in English is the primary form for the challenge but you can use any of them. This is about being creative and pushing yourself to share a message or image in very few words.

Warning: Haiku is Addictive.

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 AND of course to enjoy Haiku. 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. I try to post it there but illness has been taking its toll lately, but hopefully you will see it there soon.

Don’t know what I mean by share options? The share options are those little buttons you have on your post where people can click and SHARE your post on Twitter or Google+ or Facebook or wherever else.

About commenting with your link to your post. I advise it. I think more people click the comment links. Yes, do a ping back, but do a comment link if you think about it. Go ahead and put your twitter handle in there. I think it’s a good idea for readers to follow you that are passing through.

Pitch & Time

My Example

I pitch you a curve,

When it’s To my advantage ,

Time will deliver.

I pitch you a curve when it’s to my advantage.

When it’s to my advantage time will deliver.

You do not have to include the sentences within your post, but it does help others understand how Haiku works if you do.

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. Or you may 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, if able, 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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Much Respect


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80 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #45 Pitch&Time

    • Ah, I see the reason the ping didn’t work is because it was to the challenge category page and not the individual challenge post itself. Pingbacks don’t work to category pages. I guess because it’s not to a specific thing. Whatever that means. 🙂 Sorry I couldn’t reblog your Healing Haiku page. The option isn’t there for me. Maybe I did it in the past.

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      • I didn’t do the ping to the challenge page because you told us to do either one or the other and preferably not the ping. I wasn’t in the mood to give it it’s own page this week. Oh well. I didn’t think there’d be so much hub bub about it. C’est la vie.


  1. Hi Ron, my ping back is up. Today is holiday here, I worried to be the first one, but I didn’t win. 😦 I’m not adding title to my haiku because I like to see the title you will come up with. Have a great week!

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  2. Nice Haiku there Ronovan. I like the words, though always takes me a few days to put it all together. Looks like you have a couple new posts I will find interesting–about letting kids play in blog traffic, or something like that 😉 !! I look forward to catching up this week with that reading. Hoping you are feeling most excellent on this Monday. Melissa Xx

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    • Don’t worry about getting links and stuff right as far as ping backs. I have a plan for that. You write, let me know you did it so we all can visit you and I’ll take care of the rest. 🙂 All these rules make for less enjoyment. 🙂

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        • Ah. You put the link in and then hilight the area (however you spell hilight) and click the remove link in the editor. You might have to first add it and then remove it just to make sure it is done. I know that sounds odd but sometimes blogs do funny things. 🙂


          • I didn’t know about the remove link. Does that mean the link to your blog will still be live without doing the ping back? I’ve seen that some people have a live link to your blog and no pingback. Sorry, this is getting really boring, isn’t it? Ping back is beginning to sound weird!

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            • The link that some have don’t actually go to the challenge page for that week. The link goes to the category page where you can go and see all the challenges. Since the top most is the most recent it looks like it is linked to that weeks challenge. Notice how it says category in the link. For some reason pingbacks don’t work to category pages, perhaps because there are multiple listings and no one specific post it is assigned to. I may include that in the challenge so people can use that if they like and they can leave a comment with their own link. That might be a good idea. Thanks for making me think that one through.


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