RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 48

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Week #48 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Inspire & Loss.

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New This Week

Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: “Hello, I’m MaryJane. I’m a book addict, writer and book reviewer. If you’re looking for honest book reviews,  you’re in the right place. I’ll post reviews of the latest books and participate in writing prompts to work out my writing muscles.”~Mary Jane’s About Page. The Haiku: Time Tells. Hmm, an interesting Haiku. I like how it gives you just enough to give an idea of its meaning but not the complete story. It made the naming of the Haiku challenging, as I like it to be. She’s a serious Book Blogger for all you Authors out there so make sure to check out her reviews here in case she might be someone you are interested in.

ThreeNotes of Vignette: “Everything I write is for the fun of writing and the joy of having others read what I write.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: The Artist. Two Haiku. The second inspired by Tolkien but I believe both in a way were in tone and style. A great first step into the community here.

Swatiu of imgrowing: “I live in Gurgaon, India. This blog is an attempt to give words to my numerous and often incoherent thoughts.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Finding My Self. Loss often does that doesn’t it?

First to Enter this Week:

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Rhythm. I want to say Sue and I were on the same wave length, her Haiku and my example. I say that to placed in the same category as Sue, the author and human. I can do that here on my blog. 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.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: The Artist. Considering a recent recognition in my life and path here on the blog, I am going to take this one to heart, although not written about me. A very deep a touching Haiku. MUST READ (This seems to be becoming a habit with Angie.)

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: He Who Hesitates. A Haiku about an artistic race. Lovers Lost. A sad farewell, but not what you think, hopefully.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Fresh Air I chose the title after a few minutes of reflecting on how the Haiku made me feel. Very therapeutic. I may have to steal this one at some point. Annette gave a second Haiku this week. Inspired. The title speaks to the Haiku as well as Annette’s writing a second Haiku.  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.

Prakash of It’s PH:   The Path. A very true Haiku for creatives. @itsPhTweet

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Dear Dad. Some may see it as slightly sad but I take from it the honest inspiration I feel from the words written.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: The Noble 600Ascension. Touch of the classic and then the reason man can fly in the second.

Olga of Stuff and what if…Inspiration. Nice. I think she wants something more challenging though. I’ll see what I can do.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: No Threats and Abby Life lessons abound.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Loss Inspiration…  Couldn’t really come up with a good title for this one. Maybe you guys can help out. I like the play on words with the that first sentence formed.

Al of Al the Author: Risk and Better? Ah, a definite life lesson with these two. And no punning around this week, although I don’t think I gave much inspiration for puns. I’ll see what I can do with the next set of prompts.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Inspiration. A somewhat simple title from me but appropriate. @TeandPaper

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark Reef: Loss. Two Haiku this week. One might be seen as humorous but I see it as serious. I so could not do that and look at myself. Ghastly.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Plath’s Path Onward. I enjoyed this one a lot with the historical element to it. I spent some time reading about the subject of the Haiku before continuing with the review.  

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Hopeless. You ever have a feeling and you share it and people then say “I’ve been there”? Sometimes you just wanted to-needed to say something, not hear something. I think this is that kind of Haiku message. Poetry is therapy, even if this particular Haiku is not meant to be that.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Green. I like the image used and how she once again linked the two challenges together. An interesting source of ‘inspiration’ in this one in the words of the Haiku. I thought I would give one more 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.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Inspirations. I think what I like about this Haiku is how that loss can be about anything and any kind. It’s one of those Haiku that can be meant as whatever the reader needs it to mean. Sarah keeps bringing some great Haiku each week.

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Moving On. Very nice. Not letting anything hold you back. I like how this one has that element of interpretation in the first line that can make the Haiku mean many things.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Distant Words. An odd name I’ve chosen for two Haiku this week, but I though the two shared something and a sense of space was part of that. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Confidence and Retribution That first one really does make a lot of sense. A great piece of advice from one of our Literary Angel Sisters. The second I found sad but maybe also vengeful at the same time. I think sad because of my own thoughts of how things should be, but also sad of how the character is. I know, a very strange path my thoughts are taking this week.

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Thunders and light rain) and (GoT Spoilers) A Game of Thrones inspired Haiku? It’s amazing where that show turns up . @SpunkyWayfarer

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Kite Boy and Plucked Still Life. You know, you just never know what you are going to get but you know it will be  something different. 🙂 And it will be entertaining. Does anyone else worry about where these thoughts of hers come from? Is there anyone we should call?

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Change. Life has a way of doing that. @MinKhor

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Blackbird. This one comes with a readers warning at the beginning. 🙂 Also do make sure to visit as her blog look has changed. 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.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Damsel. Getting over it, would also be a good title for this one. 🙂

Carol of Mama Comier: Dancing With the Stars. A double Haiku of one topic. Perhaps you can already figure out the inspiration from the title. @carol_cormier

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Clouds. Yep, another great message. Some people are on the same wave length this week.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Realization I’m not sure why, but it took me a few moments to get this one. I think I was going for the two sentences and opposites and didn’t see the message in front my my nose freckles. @FTThum

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Hope Arrived. A definite message for us on a Sunday, and any other day for that matter, but most appropriate for a review going out on Sundays.  @greg_wolford 

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Deadheading. Another sort of GoT inspired Haiku. Now, deadheading has nothing to do with the band Grateful Dead even if you do have one of their stickers on your Cadillac. Wow, where in the world does my mind go when I write these reviews? Yes, I saw the live performance of that last song reference years ago in Atlanta.   Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Wind Took It. Not sure if humor or serious. 🙂 Could be either. Could be fortunate, could be sadness. Could be, could be…

Serins of Serins Sphere: New Life. Nature and also a bit on the human side if you really think about it. @SerinsSphere

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Funeral Pyre. Love the photo here. A glimpse into the historical familial past of the good doctor. Her grandfather had that Southern goatee look going before it was hip. Trendsetter. Make sure to check out the comments. I enjoyed the ones there. Just some little insights into the mind of our friend about some literary favorites I think.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Summer Fury. And don’t I know it. Every evening we get hit here by this. If only defeat were true I wouldn’t mind so much. @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.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: loss of hesitance. An excellent piece of advice. MUST READ 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.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Creator.  At times people face adversity and look for help. Some can’t look past self. Some can’t find hope. For some hope and help are found within self because of a belief and an acceptance. This Haiku finds me just a couple of hours after hearing some news. It comes at a most appropriate time. That news is why the Review is late coming out today.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Losing Oneself. A good theme this week I chose. Although I didn’t really know where all of the poets would go with it there are some shared thoughts using the words. I think when you look at all of these Haiku from all over the world, you can see we are all a lot more alike than different. @BWseekingBL

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Doughhhhhnuts. So wrong. Just…so wrong. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Firefly Flight and Time. That second one . . . a very interesting one. I think it can be inspiring or depressing depending on how you look at it. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Changing Views. A bike tour gives us some amazing photographs in Ireland and inspires a Haiku. @thearanartisan

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Counterpoint. Interesting. Hadn’t thought of that loss before.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: inspiration. Hmm, sometimes you wonder where the inspiration comes from for a Haiku. You wouldn’t think Mira would be one to lose control of something like that. @BediMona

The Fool’s Loss, my own personal Haiku, other than the example in the Challenge, can be found here.



Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: loss of hesitance. An excellent piece of advice. MUST READ 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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Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Doughhhhhnuts. So wrong. Just…so wrong. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.


And the Closing Haiku:

My loss never is

A wondrous place of dwelling,

Your love inspires me.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,


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16 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 48

  1. Thank you so much for your review and shout out for the Photo Challenge. I’m glad you like the combo – I really enjoy putting the two together – sometimes tricky but sometimes (usually) they seem to ‘INSPIRE’ each other. Already getting excited to see what your two words are for tomorrow. I have a couple of photos at the ready, just waiting to see which ‘BLOOM’ fits best. Love this challenge and really appreciate all the time and attention you give to it/us. 🙂

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  2. Great review, thanks! Wanted you to know that thanks to your challenges I’ve got really obsessed with haiku… Wrote a whole bunch during the day yesterday themed around love. (Probably best if you avoid that prompt this week or you’ll get deluged!) 🙂

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  3. Hi Ronovan,
    Thanks for the colossal shout out to my blog! I really appreciate it.
    On a side note – for whatever reason, when I think of your blog I think “Ronan Writes”, not Ronovan Writes.” My mind is playing tricks on me.

    Thanks again and have a beautiful week.
    MaryJane 🙂

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