RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 49




You will notice I am late. Also only half or the Haiku have comments with them. I hope I at least saw all the links on the challenge post. I wasn’t able to go hunting for Haiku this time around. I don’t normally give reasons for lateness but since I also don’t have comments with some, I feel one is in order. Saturday was my birthday and I went to a movie for the first time in two years. Good movie, disastrous results. Then I had to go to my parents for Father’s Day. Combine the two and I have been in bed most of the weekend with a very extreme migraine and various Fibromyalgia pains.

Next week we’ll be back to normal with the review. As for the photo? In case anyone wondered that’s actually my mouth. I just painted using samples of the colors from a photo with the photo and the image side by side. The lock of hair is not mine. That part I made up.




Week #49 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Lock & Gab.

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.

New This Week

My Happiness In Allegory: No About Page information I could find. The Haiku: Something New.


First to Enter this Week:This week I am proclaiming a First to enter tie.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Locked Heart A bit of advice from Florence, and with feeling. Would hate to be the one she’s talking about. Um, I hope I’m not the one. @FTThum

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: The Heart’s Secrets. A very good story within this one. So far I think stories are a  theme, not just a Haiku.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Git -r- Done Yeah, a crazy name for a Haiku, but I am a crazy kind of guy. I think it’s appropriate for the piece in the fact of we discover how Annette does git -r- done.  First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included as 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.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Through the lock gates. ooooo. A new use for Lock in the challenge. Very artful. Has her usual way with words. Obviously very poetic and gives great imagery. A beautiful image created by the words. 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.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Du Monde. For words “not what one would call perfect partners for Haiku” he seems to have done a nice job and had a lot to gab about. 🙂 And then he has a second go with Unlock my heart with words. I think his title says it all.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Bumble Bee. Very good advice. These things can be huge pests. And they love to attack the hummingbird feeder on the front porch. @TeandPaper

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Lock it up. I think she’s been hit on one too many times.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Three this week. our secrets. No worries. I got this, Mira. 🙂 And Lock You Up. Whoa, I thought this one was going to be a whole lot more interesting, not that it wasn’t interesting, but whew. A third, To Play. @BediMona

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Chatterbox. I wonder if she has a sister? 🙂 Or maybe a sister in-law.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The friendly killer OOOO, a nice inspiration for this one. Great thinking. MUST READ

Olga of Stuff and what if…False Prattle. Enjoyed the words used. Nice syllables and the way they play with the tongue.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Yakkety Yak and Gossip The first is excellent. I then had to look up part of the second one. One of the words pertains to a portion of the brain that performs a primary role in the processing of memory. It took on an odd meaning for me.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Incessant Chatter. Nice one. I like that second sentence. It might take a moment to see how it works with the words but I think it’s excellent once you do. It’s kind of one of those burn comments the young people might say these days if they were as talented as Melissa. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Combination Unlocks.  Two Haiku in one this week. One title from me which applies to both, I think. That second one has a good story.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Bloom. She was concerned about Gab and Lock not working with the Photo challenge word Bloom this week hosted on Blue Daisyz. Personally I thought Bloom could have meant many things including love, thoughts, ideas including what Sandra came up with. 🙂 But I am glad she didn’t give up the Haiku challenge as she mentioned she had thought of doing.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Release the Silent Heart and Grab the Handcuffs. Deep and serious Haiku this week. Good messages. Very good take on the words.  

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Shut Up. Ultimately she says for me to bring the challenge prompt words on. In other words if I want to make them more challenging then to go for it. Remember that. You’ll have to read that part in the comments though. The Haiku title speaks for itself. @BWseekingBL

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Over it. I think trust might have popped up in this one. At least that thought came to my mind. Or maybe that is just because I saw Avengers for my birthday and see trust issues there.

Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: Refusal. She refuses to tell us anything, for some good reasons. Go find out why. Muhahahahahaha. (That’s my evil laugh.) Doe she have like the best first and middle names? I mean Spider-Man’s wife? Come on. AWESOME!!!! I bet she’s never heard that before. Hmm, no evil laugh this time, don’t want to over use it. 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.

Al of Al the Author: The Princess and the Toad and The Love That Dare Not Speak and Routemaster. Yes, that’s three of them, just so you know I didn’t do some weird Typonese there. The first two may be the more poetic ones but that last one is quite interesting. But seriously, the first one is quite funny.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerGeeks Dream You have to read to know why I called it that, and perhaps google a bit. Also I want to say the blog has changed, but I can’t be 100%, blame the memory thing but there it looks different to me. @SpunkyWayfarer

Martha of Meredith’s Musings The Girl and Recluse I agree with that first one. That happens so often.

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Blooming Bells. Hmm, she thought the words worked well with the photo challenge some of our Haikumily combine with the Haiku challenge? Let’s see what I can come up with next. @thearanartisan

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordUnlock your heart at Gabbing Club. This one turns into two as you read the article. That’s right, this isn’t just a Haiku post. Read it all and you get thoughts on blogging and some tips in a way. Very good thoughts. @girally

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1Gablock 3. That’s her title, which fits for three Haiku about Gab and Lock. I want to call them all Wasted Time. You’ll see why when you read them. Very nice.

Serins of Serins Sphere: The Key@SerinsSphere

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  The Plague.  @MinKhor

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Ebb Tide.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Weapons.   @greg_wolford 

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: One Beat.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Babble, Jabber, Blab. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: The Prattle.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Monkey Says and Secret Key Sings.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Meditation@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.

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Nice Advice.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Gift of Gab.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Unsilent. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Vagabond and Meditation. Yes we have two this week. 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.

Faith Unlocked: The return of our friend. GAB  



Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Incessant Chatter. Nice one. I like that second sentence. It might take a moment to see how it works with the words but I think it’s excellent once you do. It’s kind of one of those burn comments the young people might say these days if they were as talented as Melissa. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Monkey Says.


And the Closing Haiku:

Parents lock up your

Daughters, there is a man about,

With a gift for gab.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,


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18 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 49

  1. ‘Typonese’. I love it. It’s like a gift to me this early morning. Sadly though, it’s overshadowed by thoughts of you being down and out after celebrating your weekend. Love and prayers are heading your way. Please take care of number one and do what you gotta do to feel better soon. Melissa Xx


  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. And I’m over the moon that Incessant Chatter was chosen for the serious choice this week *happy dance* I loved the closing haiku. It made me laugh. I hope you’re feeling better. Thanks, as always, for all your work and dedication 😀


  3. Ronovan,
    Thank you for the kind review. Also, Happy belated birthday!
    I do get the Spiderman MaryJane reference often. Ha Ha! (dramatic evil voice) Plus many other MJ references 😉 Hope you’re feeling better soon. Lots of rest and fluids for your migraine and fibro.
    MJ 🙂


  4. I figured you were out enjoying your Father’s Day and so the Haiku Review being “on time” was not even a thought. It would’ve been even better to hear you had a wonderful weekend which included a Happy Birthday as well. So sad to know it was not a good weekend for you. Hope you are feeling better today…or at least are on your way back to “normal” <- Ronovan-esque normal that is. 🙂


  5. So sorry for your pain. I understand too well your Fibromyalgia pain and recovery time, I live with this myself. Sometimes it is all I can do in a day to get here and post something on my blog. I stand amazed and in awe of all the work you do, Ronovan, hosting our writings. Thanks kindly for giving us this platform. You are a true artistic heart, the kind Maya Angelou spoke of when she said: “We Are Living Art, Created To Hang On, Stand Up, Forebear, Continue and Encourage Others.” ~ Maya Angelou

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  6. Reblogged this on kyrosmagica and commented:
    Thrilled that my haiku Monkey Says won the humour choice last week, thank you so much Ron. I love writing humorous haiku! I find it so much more difficult to write serious haiku, so well done to the winner of the serious choice haiku, Melissa Barker-Simpson. Hats off to you. Take a look at Ronovan’s review list of wonderful haiku bloggers there are so many to choose from, all so good.


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