Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 47 Review

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Week #47 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Water & Bard.

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New This Week

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Okay, so I normally copy a bit from the about page of our new Haikumily members, but I didn’t even know what part to start with to share this time. Don’t understand what I mean. Well here‘s the link to the About Page and read for yourself. Quite an interesting series of thoughts. The Haiku: Water Bard. This one received some excellent reactions from our members. And the imagery given through the Haiku is an obvious reason why. It’s every writer’s wish. Check it out.

First to Enter this Week:

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Silence. Sometimes us poor saps read something and go like “Wha?” Not because we don’t understand but because we’re like “Whoa.” 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.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Checkmate.
Rarely rhapsodist’s
Rhymes roamed royals readily
Resembling rat rain.

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Hidden Inspiration. Perfect combination of Haiku and image this week. Didn’t even need the image but when you read the words, get the image in your head, then see the image used and they are about the same? Nailed it.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Much Ado About Haiku From the Haiku to the follow-up paragraph, Annette went all in this week. Although she resorted to name calling. Very sad I am. Sniff sniff. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included a51kogY33IrL._UY250_s one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Pure and Trial Very nice. Trial was a surprise. I hadn’t really thought along those lines.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: The Bard and Traveling Minstrel Awww, she wrote about me in the first one. Alas, I no longer can be identified with the second one.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The Chaotic Poet I guess I should be happy I made a more challenging prompt. 🙂 But no watering eyes.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Uninspired. I prefer milk myself. 🙂 

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Poetry In Motion. At first I thought she had done a autobiographical Haiku. Pure as Water. As Elizabeth said “Romantic.” @BediMona

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author)Charmed by a Witch. Ah, we get to connect with one of her characters. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Uisge Beatha…  You know, there is a humor here, as it is supposed to be but I’m not certain if the humor I am thinking is the intent. After all, I have that damaged cranium. But this did have a lively water quality to it.

Al of Al the Author: Banned Poetry! Yes, I said it. And yes it was so punny it was that bad-painful. I literally shook my head in shame. And remember the following is all in fun. The host of the challenge has to step up at times and show he’s got game as well.
Al is a poet
His words dance and flow forth,
Like water through steel.

And now for a second entry The Tragedies and The Comedies.
Alistair the bard
His false tongue dost spew poison,
More than all Nile worms.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Enchantment and Sea Wolves. Okay this woman just tells stories with her three lines. Seriously. She’s one of those new people to the community that helps push us to that next spot, gives us a challenge to creativity. MUST READ 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.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Siren’s SongLampoon. Twilight. That first one nailed it. And the other two humorous ones are enjoyable as well. Nice to see a different kind of humor, somewhat of an more cerebral type of thing here. As opposed to my usual in your face things.

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1 Bard Water. Okay I have to say this was a very direct use of the words and I loved it. I never even thought about it this way but once reading this Haiku it was a big DUH moment for me. Excellent. A MUST READ.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Diamonds. There are two this week. The second one was humorous in the truth of it, when one considers what the a bard was back in the old days. The image used was perfect for the challenge and of course we get to see some more of TJ’s great photography of his travels.

Rajani of THOTPURGE: Water Bard.  Hmm, a lesson of sorts given in the Haiku itself, as I found in the comments section. Shows you find out things by reading everything. Often times I enjoy the comments of a Haiku as much as the Haiku itself because of the exchanges between everyone. Some are hilarious at times. So happy to have this one included in the jumble. MUST READ.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tears are. Holy Haibun Batman. Guys, I know I get excited and say MUST READ at times, well usually only a couple of times a review. I’ll be honest in this case, MUST READ doesn’t do it justice. This is possibly one of my all time favorites…no it is one of my all time favorites. This is why I’ve kept this challenge going for almost one year without a week skipped, even when I was in the hospital.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Fresh. Three this week. I’ll quote “And, I just can’t stop”.  Sandra has been an enthusiastic part of this challenge for a long time now and especially the community of it and thus I wanted to give a little shout out to another growing community Sandra is a part of and one in which you can actually combine with the Haiku Challenge. It’s run through Blue Daisyz and it’s 52 Weeks of Photos. The great thing about this one is there is already a list of all 52 of the challenges at that link provided in blue. No, not the word Blue but the color blue. 🙂 I had to do that. Also our own Aran Island Girl is part of the photo challenge as well. I would say you could kill two challenges with one post but I don’t think that comes out quite right.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: View of the Rain. OOOOOO, that second one, oh my. My jaw dropped. Awesome. How many bards would be burned by that? Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Olga of Stuff and what if…Shreds. First of all…AWESOME that all the new people from last week are now officially back this week. YAY!!!! Okay, I’m good now. Guys, this one. Another burn moment. Burn means as in, oh you like really got up in someone’s grill on this one. o,O I know, people are wondering about what that means. o,O  is my say what or huh? or whoa look in text form. 🙂 But you have to go read this one.

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Shanty of a young Celt) Great explanation of this one in a follow-up paragraph. I love follow-up paragraphs that give a bit of insight. This one will send you to google searching for words that are new and fascinating. Ruth and the Spunky one were on the same wave length I think. @SpunkyWayfarer

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Nonsense. Hmm. Trying to get inside of Elizabeth’s mind on this one and then I looked at my image. Um, and decided perhaps I would go with that as an interpretation. Actually it gives me an idea about a challenge in the future, so blame Elizabeth if I do it. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Water bard. “I sorta got silly.” A quote from the good doctor with her link in the comments. Imagine her getting silly in a Haiku. The only question is, am I smart enough to get it. Let’s find out. Oh my goodness. She did get silly, and I do mean silly. 🙂 Ha. If I were a patient I would be soooo scared after reading this one to go to her. I mean, the way that mind works.

Chennai of Twisted Tales on Life: Three this week. Water under the bridge. Kind of think of Taylor Swift with this one. Well sort of. I actually like Swifty for the most part. And this Haiku says a whole lot. I really like it. Read this one and then take a moment to think about  it. A MUST READ.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Barded out. Funny. 🙂 But oddly relaxing in some way. I can’t explain it. But there is an imagery in that first line for me that kind of sends me to a place. @itsPhTweet

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: The Riverside Bard. ooooo Pretty. Kind of funny how this one and the previous one both give me similar images but are completely different. Awesome how that works out.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Occasional Treat. Oh…my…word. Guys, you have to go see this one. For a man that was stumped I am so thrilled he kept at it and did some research. If I had a most original Choice award it would go to Greg this week. AWESOME!!!! Some might say this one is humorous but I take it seriously. Yum.  @greg_wolford 

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Empty Heart.  Great the way this one stays with the theme of the blog. Excellent. Autobiographical as well. Props to you on this one.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Fair Sun. An excellent entry this week. She gives a background to it as well. I have to say this is probably one of the best I’ve seen on her blog, well as in the use of something existing and giving it a twist to show her creativity. A MUST READ @SerinsSphere

Colleen of Silver Threading: A Bard Full of Water. Hmm, I get it. I like how some use water to represent something else. At least that is what I am doing in my interpretation of this one. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Across the Water. Love the imagery of this one. You know, I hadn’t given it thought but I wonder if I chose water this week because water is one of my favorite calming environments? The ocean is something amazing to me, although I haven’t been there in probably seven years. But oh well, I took a stand for something I believed in and I can live without an ocean for a few years as long as my son has the best life he can. Sorry for the moment there.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Tweet Tweet and The Tragic Bard’s Tale. Very interesting. That second one was most telling and hit home in a way. Also I liked the explanations while they still allowed me to have my own interpretations.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: No Oasis. Deep. Have to say that. Well, yes it kind of goes with some lines in the Haiku but it’s a deep thinking Haiku. Love those thinky Haiku. Haiku that can either make you stop and wonder for a moment or can make you burst into laughter are the best. Awesome.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Wellspring I had to think for a time about naming this one, two actually. Yes, Florence wrote two this week. I gave them this name because of what Florence gives of herself through her writing. I’m not saying she is what is in the Haiku but she must tap into something to convey those feelings on the level she does. I think she’s one of our most under appreciated poets. Partly because she’s just so smart people think she can do things. She can’t twerk. 🙂 Ask her daughter. @FTThum

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Peaceful Music. Oh, very nice. And very true as well. That last formed sentence is awesome. Loved it. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Rhythmic Tinkling. Good rhyming in this one and I suddenly need to head to the restroom.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Weary. Really liked how this one came together. Some of you may have missed out on this one. In fact I know you did because this one should have a ton of likes on it. MUST READ.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Ebb and Flow. An ode of sorts to the Bard himself. 🙂 Strange words indeed. Muahahahaha.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Requiem and Size Doesn’t Matter. Um, did anyone else have their mind go way off kilter there for a moment? Whew. I just read them. They were exactly what I thought they would be. (Maniacal laugh, Maniacal laugh.) That was for all you Muppet movie fans out there. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordPurge you Heart. There are two Haiku in this post. The first one you see and then you get to read some very interesting thoughts. Then at the bottom of the post is a second Haiku. I mostly agree with the post itself and oddly I think this would fit in with a theme I have going here on the blog. @girally



Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tears are. Holy Haibun Batman. Guys, I know I get excited and say MUST READ at times, well usually only a couple of times a review. I’ll be honest in this case, MUST READ doesn’t do it justice. This is possibly one of my all time favorites…no it is one of my all time favorites. This is why I’ve kept this challenge going for almost one year without a week skipped, even when I was in the hospital.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.


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Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Uisge Beatha…  You know, there is a humor here, as it is supposed to be but I’m not certain if the humor I am thinking is the intent. After all, I have that damaged cranium.


And the Closing Haiku:

The heart of a bard

Wandering through agonies,

By loves waters cleansed.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,


(A funny thing, since I’ve added to me salutation I am so unaccustomed to writing about success I keep spelling it wrong.)

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13 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 47 Review

  1. So cool!!! Thank you for taking the time to give a shout out to the Bluedaisyz Photo Challenge – much appreciated. I do enjoy combining the two and it was Melissa of TheAranArtisan who came up with the idea – she’s full of good ideas!!! Have a wonderful week Ron. I eagerly await the next two words! xxxxx


  2. I hope you understood what I meant by watering eyes? I meant eyes are eager to read the way mouth waters to eat delicious food ; and therefore the phrase ‘eyes water’ 🙂


  3. Thank you for the far too nice words. Of course you deserve the loudest thank you for hosting this challenge and doing all the work it takes.

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  4. Thanks Ron, definitely humour intended, I had the great (fellow) Scottish bard Rabbie Burns in mind when writing this haiku – he died relatively young, partly as a result of his ‘dissolute’ lifestyle. Such a great descriptive word, speaks volumes, methinks 🙂


  5. This is such a wonderful group, and I know I’m going to learn so much from the expertise here. I love these review posts. It’s amazing how much time you take to pull them together. Thanks so much 😀


  6. In the review, the link does not go back to my haiku. I always know you have done the review when I see the pingback, but I didn’t see it this. week. Thanks for the good words.


  7. Thank you Ronovan! But, dude, you’d scare my patients: except that you can’t. The Veterans Administration is letting veterans find local doctors if they live far away: I have three new veterans in the last three weeks as patients. Silly haiku don’t worry them…….


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