RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 45 Review


For those of you wondering, the image above was time pitching love and it bouncing off the walls into the void where the heart is in the figure above the clock.

Missing a lot of our Haiku Family this week. Don’t you love this time of year? Sarcasm much?

Week #45 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Pitch & Time.

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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

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: “Finding the time to write has always been the major problem. Children have been the inspiration and the incentive to write. They have also been the main obstacle. Now they are old enough to fend for themselves, and despite the growing numbers of feline and canine time-consumers, I have the luxury of some time to myself.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Crow Black. OOOO, nice one. Great imagery, even if the painting had not been included. GMCFinal Version lgeExcellent. Not surprising all things considered. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.   Here we are with another one from our new member. Cleansed. Okay, this one is awesome. Loving it. I am not sure why I should be surprised. I said that earlier, I know, but she’s a poet and author of novels. I mean for real. A lot of depth in this one. MUST READ.

Donna of Homemade Naturally: “Life is FUN! Life is a JOURNEY! This is my journey into a more natural healthier life!Journeys are to be shared. To learn from. To enjoy. I am a mature happy, sometimes witty woman with many different journeys under her belt. “~From her About.Me bio.  And we need to thank Ritu for guiding Donna our way. The Haiku: I Cannot Pitch. She made some fans with this one. Some of our Haiku family dropped in and loved it and supported her and some giggled. Yes, they actually typed giggle. I swear it. And as one said “Rules schmules! Fun is more important.” Everyone go read and enjoy! That last part was me not a quote from our or Aran Island Rebel.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: “As an avowed couch potato, what little time he has off the pillows is devoted to a few hobbies including, computers, electronics, woodworking and day dreaming. He is married and the father of four daughters all old enough to realize dad doesn’t have all the answers.”~From his About Page. (You know, I bet they wonder why I pick what I do to share here.) The Haiku: Fiery Rain. I had been waiting for this one. I was wondering if someone would use pitch in this manner and awesome!

Al of Al the Author: “This blog will be a record of my writing “journey”, living a life of rhyme, trying to write (and get published…) picture book texts that are fun to share, and make both adults and children smile.”~From his About Page. The Haiku: Love’s Case. Nicely done. I think all will enjoy it. I hope you were helped back up.   Three more from Al this week. Pitchforks at Dawn, Love Begins? and Love denied. Like that last one, Love Denied a lot. And love the title Pitchforks at Dawn.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Excellent blog title, don’t you think?i am: a second-gen. chinese, a nondenominational christian, angie-lina practicer of mediocrity, a crap singer/not-so-crap pianist, a decent anime artiste, a stubborn optimist, former weeb trash, and an insatiable lover of pie.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Time Stops. Nice one here, guys. Great structure. Two great images. The first and second could read as one or separate. Well worth a visit to say hi. As for that image of her profile picture. If she drew that, AWESOME! I am jealous. Unfortunately no Twitter Handle for this lady. Bummer that.

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns: Yes, you read that right. Do we even have to go any further? I mean, can it get cooler than that title? Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns… an odd name for a blog or what? We’d actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It’s a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed?”~From the About Page. (If you have difficulty reading the about page, just hilight it and it’s a lot clearer. Cool information. The Haiku: Pitch. Interesting. I like that use of time. There is a word in there that is cool.

Katsyarina of LifeRaduga: “I am a poetess with poetry in my blood and heart made of rhymes. Here I will write whatever I feel like. My path. My life. Me. My poetry.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Eyes of the Storm. I like how this one, although with two different sentences could be one and have an emotional element throughout. I think Katsyarina is new to the challenge but I’ve seen her around for so long I am not sure but I’m putting her here just in case.


First to Enter this Week:

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Finish Line. She made it first this week. And of course this would be the week she doesn’t have it as an individual post that I can reblog!!!!! Grrrr. Say La Vee. La Vee. @BWseekingBL

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Love For Hire. Very nice. I like the way nature is included but with a hint of intrusion of man.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Time Knows. A very well done message in this one. I really like the thought put into this one. The interpretations could really go anywhere as the comments show. @TeandPaper

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Time Suspended. I am liking the different uses of the words this week. Definite good use of pitch. I liked that one.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: In His Time. Good one for a Sunday read for certain.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Perfect Timing Okay, good advice for authors out there or perhaps those asking for a date.

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Kind of Pitchy Dawg. Had a flashback to American Idol. Sowwy.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Help. I so don’t believe this one. Impossible. I think it must all be in her mind. Time Will Tell.  Hmm. Well if you would lower your standards a bit. 🙂 @BediMona

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Horror. You know, if my challenges are that horrifying. Hrmph. That’s all I’m saying. Hrmph. 

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: The Pitch. I spent many years doing this kind of thing. Did very well. And now here I am at about 3 AM on a Sunday morning doing Haiku Reviews. Hmm. Wonder which one I prefer.   @greg_wolford 

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Sing Your Heart Out and Keep Climbing.  Wonder if Colleen has read this one yet? She would like that first one for sure. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefCheating. Well there is a title to make you wonder. Now to read it. Ah, there are two. Wow, that first one kind of can put a weight on the heart depending on how you read it and the second one is excellent for authors. Cool.

Sarah of tuckedintoacornerTune. An interesting thought. I do suppose it would be odd to stop. Wonder what the reaction would be. Fortunately for our Review this one came in on time. We missed out on her Sources Haiku. You can check that one out while you are visiting her blog for this one. It’s from May 11th under the Poetry category.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Pitch, Time and Middle. Two actually. Love the image used. Goes so well with both Haiku. Actually gives a bit more meaning overall to the story told in the two Haiku. Very nice.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: 2 This week. One Humor and One Serious. Boot Loot? and Theft. Thievery seems to be the theme here. Never thought of that. That second one is most definitely a serious one. One I never would have thought to put into a Haiku.  

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  The Pitch I Should Have Dropped. She was worried about breaking a rule by finishing her story with additional Haiku? Seriously? More Haiku a problem? Oh, Nato, you poor thing. More Haiku the more better.  And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Some of Your Time. Nice rhyming here. Good structure. Very cool.

Geoff Le Pard of TanGentalComprehension. Hmm, a thought provoking one here. Can be applied to many things. Really like it.  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

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Biodegradable hat) and (Happy Camper) I am so not making these names up for these Haiku. But sure does sound like me. Great compliment made to the Haiku family in this post. Very good member. @SpunkyWayfarer

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Perfect. Wonder if a movie was watched before this was written. Think one was just released that may have inspired the use of the word Pitch in the challenge as a prompt word this week. @MinKhor

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Use by Date. Um, at first I had like two thoughts here at the title. Now I will read and see what happens. OOOO, burn. Someone got told on this one. 🙂 Very nice.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Sensuous Loving…Memories No, not my title for once. She actually gave this one a name herself. Read it and interpret it for yourself. I’ll leave this one to you guys this week. I have two thoughts on it. Conflicting ones so can’t really grab onto one to share. @FTThum

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: The Devil’s Fork. This woman has one unique mind about things. I gotta say that. Fork it all as she might say.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Lingering Fragments. Kind of a touchy feely one this week. 🙂  @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.

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Illusion. Very nice. Good use of the prompts. I want to say she challenged herself with her overall word usage and giving us a visual illusion with her line lengths. 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.

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Deadlines. I get the feeling of deadlines from this author. I gave the title to the Haiku based on that feeling. But I think we can all identify with it. Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Pitch.  OOOOO, liked this one. Another one of those in your face dude types. 🙂

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Okay, the name of the post is In The Middle Of A Pot In The Middle Of The Day but I’m going to call the Haiku itself  Time Out. Why? Well you’ll have to read it and I think you’ll get it. My mind isn’t that warped. Okay, maybe it is but I at least try to make my made up titles make sense. @thearanartisan

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Words Defy. A pretty cool message in this one. And it is very true.  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.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Divine Melody. A peek inside her mind while she works on her latest novel?  Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pitching Time. This one can have some deep meaning depending on where your mind is at. Wow. I am thinking relationships as I read it. Odd, I know, but there you go.

Patty of Strawberries ForeverFear in the Dark A bit frightening, but then it’s supposed to be. And one many people probably will understand, unfortunately. 

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Soul Harmony. Oooo, a thinky one. I like it. 🙂 Make sure to check out her blog for real. I like how she talks about her book signing experience under her Book Related section. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  



Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  The Pitch I Should Have Dropped. She was worried about breaking a rule by finishing her story with additional Haiku? Seriously? More Haiku a problem? Oh, Nato, you poor thing. More Haiku the more better.  And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato


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Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefCheating. Well there is a title to make you wonder. Now to read it. Ah, there are two. Wow, that first one kind of can put a weight on the heart depending on how you read it and the second one is excellent for authors. Cool.

And the Closing Haiku:

I pitch a few thoughts

About worldly happenings,

I don’t have the time.

Much Respect,


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9 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 45 Review

  1. No, I didn’t watch a movie before I wrote my haiku, but I did think of movies with lots of singing and dancing in them before I wrote it. 🙂


  2. Hi Ron! You’re so creative with your drawings. I interpreted the drawing slightly different. I thought it was time pitching love and the heart circled around the clock until it found another heart to love (the little figure). 😀 Love your haiku challenge, it’s fun and addicting! Thanks for the review!

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