RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 50

First, you can still submit your entry to the challenge and have it added to the Review.

Second, for future reviews, as the number of poets are increasing and my functioning hours are decreasing due to health, I am allergic to heat and it’s exacerbating my other conditions and it’s been 100 degrees here lately and no air in my room, that’s what you get for living in a house that was a school house a hundred years ago, the reviews may be minus my comments. I think the comments may actually take away from people being able to get to all of the Haiku anyway, but I know some people enjoy it when I am in a good enough way to have fun with them. Yes, I get goofy sometimes. 🙂




Week #50 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Gain & Hound.

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jazzytower of Thoughts and Entanglements: This is a space for a collective of thoughts on different topics and interests.
My likes:- quiet times – people with cool heads – travel -sewing gardening – jazz – reggae music – the sounds of the ocean – the sound of a hard steady rain on a tin roof, and most of all I like putting my thoughts down on paper. I am living my second life and handling it with care.”
~From the Gravatar Page. The Haiku: Clarity. Something for all to think about doing.


First to Enter this Week:

Annette Rochelle Aben: Checkout Line Advice for the young and older. Be warned.  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.


Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Unconditional. Ani is back. Don’t know who Ani is? Go find out. Sue is sooo jealous of her fame. 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. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Run!. Um, disturbing. That’s all I have to say. Disturbing. Okay, so I said it twice. 

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Bad pig. I like that second sentence formed. Quite profound.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Three this week. Attention. I am a winner! Yay, me! Um, unless it’s not me. Hmm. I will shhhh now. 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

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Three for One. Yep, three Haiku for one post. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Out of the Dog House…  Interesting middle line.

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: SNACK TIME, WOOF!. Doesn’t my title for it say it all? 🙂 If not or if so, go check it out anyway.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Cerberus.  Good title there. And a good Haiku to go with it.

Olga of Stuff and what if…Retirement. Ahhh, the dream. 🙂

Al of Al the Author: Gain and The Hound? GoT Talent?

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Dog vs. Rabbit. Um, I so…I just am going to stay quiet about this one. You all go and come up with your own interpretations. Sometimes I am just soooo wrong.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Hounded. Three for one from Sarah. Who is hounding her and what is to be gained. Hmm.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Haunted by Hell Hounds. A Haibun.  @SerinsSphere

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: What will come and Meditation. Really like the last one. It nails the act of the title perfectly.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Freedom of Love. I might have called this one Rediscovery or something like that. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: The call of the sea. Wow, he combined three challenges into one Haiku. That’s serious. 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: Red Hot. Some really great photos on her post in regards to this challenge and the photo challenge she combines it with hosted on Blue Daisyz.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Annoyance. At least this is what I get out of it. I agree.  @MinKhor

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordWe are hounds forever. Okay, there are four Haiku this week. Man, I am like so worried which one she thinks I am. And here I was going to mention the cool header photo for this. Geesh. @girally

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Meditation. Not her title, but mine because this can happen when you do meditate. 🙂

Swatiu of imgrowingOne way or another. I like this one. The idea behind it really makes me think. Very interesting. Nice.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Cruel and Aspiration The second one. Yeah. Been thinking about that A LOT lately. A whole lot.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Hounding Kitchen Fears and The Skinhead Hound. When I saw the title of that second one I was a bit concerned. But turns out it was a different definition than first came to mind. Whew.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Sudden Flight. I like when the words actually bring in thoughts or music that inspires from them as well. That’s kind of cool. One art connected to another art in a far out way.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerAnimal Mania There are moments when I read a Haiku and simply shake my head in wonder. Fortunately there was an explanation this time. Wow. @SpunkyWayfarer

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Summer. She used the evil word as a title. Not sure I can read it. Hmm. Oh how I disagree. But then gain I am allergic to the sun and to heat. When I say I wish I had a man cave, I actually mean it. Actually a writer’s cave would be awesome. @TeandPaper

Colleen of Silver Threading: Typed Out. I think Colleen is experiencing some novel pangs.  @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.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Loves Chase Great image and Haiku combination. MUST READ. It’s one of those make you think for a moment kind of things. @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Hore-Hound. Somewhat informative Haiku this week. I like it. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Elke of writingindevizes: Supersleuth. Interesting how she went with this. Cool.

Carol of Mama Cormier gives No Pain, No Gain. The evil speaks to her, but for her own good. @carol_cormier

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Jekyll or Hyde…You Decide. Hmm, a very interesting but true Haiku. I wonder when one decides they know though? Then again some just never do know. @BWseekingBL

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Run. Tsk tsk tsk. Greg and his wild thoughts. Not sure if there are costumes involved here or not. I just had to say that. Anyone knowing Greg will have to laugh at that.  @greg_wolford 

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pursuing Growth. Ha. Okay, I think it’s funny. I’m not certain if it’s supposed to be, but that’s where I’m going with it.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Grades are just numbers. I like that title even before reading the Haiku. And a good message as well. Sure would like to know where that grade scale is used. Man, we don’t have that here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Unfulfilled. Hmm. I somehow don’t think this is an actual personal Haiku. But a good one to learn from.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Troubled Mind and Plights of a Merchant. OOOO, that second one. 🙂 Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Finbar. I love these two Haiku. A great story and a 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.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Trials. I got the image of someone making headway a little at a time as they were going through various hard moments.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Hounded. Glad Claudette did her Haiku as a reminder. 🙂

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Every Moment. A very positive message in her Haiku this week. 🙂 Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.


Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Aspiration Been thinking about that A LOT lately. A whole lot.

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A tie this week.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pursuing Growth. Ha. Okay, I think it’s funny. I’m not certain if it’s supposed to be, but that’s where I’m going with it.


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


And the Closing Haiku:

Dread days hound my soul,

Daily traversing the dark,

My faith brings me light.


I hound for her love

Like a thirsty man’s dire need

I gain naught alone.


Hounds of Mounds call me,

I look over ancient wood,

Gaining Almond Joys.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,


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16 thoughts on “RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 50

  1. Ha!!! I got that grade scale photo only in my laptop’s “My Documents”! I think that scale is valid across our country, under the new education curriculum 🙂

    Thanks for the review, Ron!!


  2. Reblogged this on kyrosmagica and commented:
    Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Review. Check it out. Lots of great haiku. Serious Haiku winner this week Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Aspiration and two winning Humour Haiku: Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pursuing Growth, and E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Plights of a Merchant, plus Ronovan’s closing haikus too!


  3. Hi Ron, sorry to hear summer is being hard on you. I’m taking a time off challenges right now. Blogging is being a little to stressful for me, so I’m reducing the number of posts and cutting the challenges. Hope you have a great summer, not too hot, so you can enjoy a little outside. Thanks for being you!


  4. Oh, Ron! You didn’t need to go back and add it. You’re a busy man, with a LOT on your plate. I appreciate it, but now I feel bad that I added to your workload. 😦 You’re too kind. Thank you.


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