Silence is a Writer’s Friend.

Mother Teresa Silence quote
My quote today may seem somewhat one-sided when take at face value and purely at the word God. My being a Christian might even make you think of reasons I chose this verse today, but no.
 
I enjoy silence. Silence is one of my best friends. With the often times chattering mind of a person who has suffered a Grade 3 Concussion, by which I mean my brain does not stop for days at a time and keeps thinking and thinking without sleep, when I can find silence, I embrace it.

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”-Mother Teresa

You may look at this quote as Mother Teresa apparently intended it or you may take it a step further, as you may with a great many spiritual sayings and scripture. I’m taking it a step further for writers today.

Take a look at that last line. “We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

 

There are times when you are writing and chaos is around you. That chaos might end up in your writing of a scene that requires a delicate touch. In silence I am able to quietly and calmly sink myself into a character, become a character, and bring out the inner heart, the soul of that character.

 

I close my eyes and type. Errors in spelling don’t bother me at this point. I type what my mind sees and what my heart feels during this silence. Those moments where I am successful at this I have found to be the ones beta readers connect with most. Or readers of certain poems connect with.

 

We see a great deal of advice about listening to music while writing, and at times I do like to create a mood with a play list. But my most successful moments are when I listen to the silence in my heart and mind and simply type. Silence is my friend, and one of the best I have.

 

And that silence isn’t just for writing, it’s for life. We need that time to give our minds, our emotions, and our bodies an chance to rest and heal.
For more#BeWoW articles, check the comments possible links and ping backs or Twitter for the hashtag. For more Writer’s Quote Wednesday articles, visit Colleen Chesebro at SilverThreading.com for her post sometime today.
Much Respect, Much Admiration, and Much Love
Ronovan

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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#BeWoW & Writer’s Quote Wednesday are Tomorrow. Get Ready!

Tomorrow is #BeWoW and Writer’s Quote Wednesday. The first hosted by Me and that other thing hosted by Colleen over at SilverThreading.com.

I combine the two in my #BeWoW post each Wednesday and tweet under #BeWoW.

Normally the hashtag has been for positive posts, motivating posts and things of that nature and stood for Be Wonderful on Wednesday, but I’m going to also make it stand for Be Writing on Wednesday. As long as it’s not negative or derogatory share your post, either on my #BeWoW post on Wednesday, the only post that will go out that day, and/or tweet it with the hashtag #BeWoW so all of us with Twitter accounts can share those posts. Also a ping back to my Wednesday post, which goes out at 00:05 New York City time on Wednesday’s for your convenience, will show in my comments for us to visit, and also tell your readers about what we’re doing.

For the Writer’s Quote Wednesday, go to SilverThreading.com on Wednesday and leave your link in her comments on her post, Tag your post with Writer’s Quote Wednesday, and even do a link back/ping back.

Get ’em ready. It’s time to build up the #BeWoW hashtag to be a force. Be A Writer on Wednesday, #BeWoW.


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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #64 Tide&Flesh

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Challenge #64

The rules are simple.

  • Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com.
  • The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to Thesaurus.com for Synonym help.
  • Copy the link of your finished haiku URL  in a comment so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done. I will comment on your site. You can do a ping back. What’s a ping back? Put a link back to this prompt page, if you like within your post, as long as it does not take away from your haiku. This is simply a prompt and challenge to encourage people to try Haiku and give some a prompt and a place to share in comments so we can find each other. A link in your post does give others a chance to find us and join in. Use one of the two below if you like.
  • Ping back Link https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-64-tide-flesh/
  • Non Ping back Link https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
  • You may copy one of the badges/images appearing in this post below or above and place it on your site if you wish, most normally use it within their post. I am not saying you need to, but if you would like to do so then go ahead. It is simply my way of saying thank you for participating. I sometimes make custom images for the week, if time and health permits.
  • The Challenge is currently posted at 8 AM New York City time on Mondays to give people a better chance than the old 9 AM time.
  • Deadline is Noon New York City time on the Sunday following the Challenge Post release.

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The Challenge Words!

Tide & Flesh

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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Talkin’ Dirty Laundry by @YouAreTheExpert

Talkin’ Dirty Laundry this week with @YouAreTheExpert. Remember click View Original and ‘Like’ on author Annette Rochelle Aben’s Blog.

Annette Rochelle Aben

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Flesh needs some clean clothes

Have to find something like Tide

And a few quarters!

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Tide to Love

Ride the tide outward

Toward peace, tranquility, life

Moved by flesh longings.

Tide to Love a Haiku by Ronovan


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RonovanWrites #Haiku #Poetry Challenge #Review 63

I get the feeling the prompts were either difficult or were perhaps confining this week. One of the greatest things about Haiku is the recalling of memories when pulling forth inspiration for writing. That’s one reason I like the stories I read going along with Haiku or photos the poets have taken and used for the challenges. It’s a nice way to get to know a bit more about each other.

Haiku Challenge Review Image

Closing Haiku

Han Solo, scruffy
Nerf herder in space he is
Very loud with Chewy.

 

First Time Offenders to the Haiku Family.

NEW! Liz Bennefeld: Cool name, right? Noiseless Memories | Quilted Poetry. Very nice story behind the Haiku you can find in the comments of the Challenge and a bit more on the Haiku post itself. “Poet, photo artist, and retired person. VP, 2013-15, Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). BA Philosophy and English, Concordia College, Moorhead.”-From her About page. A bit more in its comments.  I feel so inadequate now. o,O 

First in this week we have…

TJ Paris: Stagnating | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. So I maybe made it a bit difficult this week. oooo It took him 20 whole minutes to put this together. 🙂 @Roccoco_a_GoGo



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Stag Line | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette got part of my intended meaning with her use of Stag this one week. And then we had quite the exchange on my ReBlog of TJ’s Stagnating on my blog. It was so punny it was painful. I kid you not. Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Clarence (2 this week): Boozed Bravery | PrarieChat. Loved the use of braced here. Excellent. Also this gives me images of a time long past in old movies. Really enjoyed this one. Bully Moose. o,O And he did go there. 🙂

Judy: Wedding Canceled | Edwina’s Episodes. I was going to call this Typical Judy after a comments exchange she and I had but that didn’t sound right. Nothing is typical about Judy and I felt the title would give the wrong impression of what I intended. She’s a real dear. @EdwinasEpisodes

Alice: Expecto Patronum | Boomerang Zone. I did not even think of this, at least I don’t think I did. But I should have. 🙂 And is that her shirt she has a photo of? Oh my. @Vidocq_CC

Kat: Forever Listening | like mercury colliding. This one is so wrong. 🙂 Bad Kat, Bad.

Mira: stag party | They, You and Me. I THINK she got my meaning of stag, but not sure. Oh these migraines on cloudy days. love games | To Wear a Rainbow. I will call this one Nature Calls and that should give you the final clue as to what it’s about. 🙂  @BediMona

Ritu: Echo Game | But I Smile Anyway. Very cool has she worked the two sentences this week. @PhantomGiggler

jazzytower: Renewal | Thoughts and Entanglements. Nailed it. 🙂 And I don’t mean like in the end results of Kat’s Haiku.

Olga: Speechless | Stuff and what if. Nice use here. Very surprising use of the word noise.

Greg: Razors Edge | Potholes in the Road of Life. Two meanings. 🙂 Nice. I like that second sentence formed a lot. @greg_wolford

Janice: Run Deer Run | Ontheland. 🙂 The animal lover comes out in Janice. @ontheland1

Jen (JK): Soundless Secrets/Arise | The Secret Keeper. The story of that second one somehow escaped me, but I just read about it now. I think I am now quite ill an will need  a rest before continuing the review. @occultguardian

Sandra: Empty | Wild Daffodil. Yep, poetic license invoked. 🙂 But when you combine two challenges you sometimes gotta do what you gotta do.

Al: Al’s Confession | Al the Author’s Blog. Well, he says there is a tradition on the UK and um, he tells us about it. O,O @AlistairLane

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Prom Night | mama bear musings. How many of us can identify with this one? I think this is a lot more common than anyone realizes. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Calm | Jane Dougherty Writes. Either peace or the title Quiet would fit this Haiku. But after starting to type and getting this far I changed it to Calm as that is what I think it conveys. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Elizabeth: Party Time…Oh bother. | Tea & Paper. I love how people have things on hand to use for these challenges. It’s nice how they prompt not only Haiku but memories as well. You might have read that line at the beginning of the review as I like it and intend to use it if I remember by the end of the review. @teandpaper

Maylian: A Call. | Personal Self Perfection. A very nice Haiku with great meaning. Makes me think of revolution.

Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Solitary | M Barker-Simpson. Ah, nicely done. Actually used one prompt word twice in different forms. And got my own meaning of stag. Click the Author link above to visit her on Amazon.

Sue Vincent (Author): Challenge | Daily Echo. Nice. And the image is awesome with this. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Steven: Haiga and Rutting | Ramblings of Drabbling Mind. Off to search engine I went for this one for several reasons. But we not only received a Haiku about one of the theme we’ve seen so far but also one about the mating call of s seldom scene nature inhabitant.

Meredith & Martha: Mating/Shindig by Meredith and Lonely/Cad by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. And those are four Haiku, two each from the Angels. I just love how the two of each work together for titles. Awesome. You know, sometimes I get the feeling they are sending message through their Haiku. Hmm. @Meredithlbl

Pat B.: Tippy Toes | A season and a time. Okay, I have an image in my head that the Haiku gave me and thus the name I chose for the Haiku. I am now dying of laughter even though the Haiku is not a humorous one. But then I need a good laugh at times. Odd things set me off that way. 🙂

denis1950: dear deer | Haiku Hound. Okay, this one is perhaps one of my favorites. The Haiku is excellent then you throw in the photography.

Colleen:  STAG WARS | Silver Threading. Thinking of Bucks with Light Sabers? Muahahaha. You must go and find out. @SilverThreading

Elusive Trope: Going About One’s Day | Elusive Trope. Well who knew that? Learn something every day. Well for me I learn a lot more than something. But I had no idea about this.

R. Todd: Defiance | A Flash of Fiction. Wrapping my mind around the words of this one. 

Ruby Manchanda: Noisy brown needles | Whispering Thoughts. Sounds like this is in the area I grew up. 🙂

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  A Love Story | The Writer Next Door. I do believe some liked this one. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Melissa: A Tip From A Bartender | The Aran Artisan. Um, very good advice. I so can’t see Melissa in the situation she talks about. Talk about opposites in a Haiku. Hmm…prompt words coming to mind. hmmm.

VronLacroix: Hark the stag | Simply Shanpshots. OOOOO an interesting description of the sound. Cool.

E. Rawls (Author): You Never Know/Late Shire Party | Rawls E. Fantasy. As was suggested and should give you hint…Happy Hobbit Day. Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

Shailzaa: Wasted Effort | Fewunsaidwords. Thought the title fit the story. 🙂 If I do say so myself.

Juliette: The Tradeoff | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. And I got an eye roll out all of that? @BWseeingBL

Florence: Whining Sans Buck | Meanings and Musings. Okay so the title isn’t exactly right, but she wrote three this week…after whining to her daughter about my prompt words. Check out Colleen as part of the LitWorldInterviews team by clicking here to see her book reviews. @FTThum

Becky G: Dashing isn’t he? | Becky G? Oh, that’s me!  🙂 So I had a little fun with this title.

Mine/Ronovan: Here | Ronovan Writes. I wrote this one in honor of National Suicide Month.

 



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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for the someone

for the someone poem by Ronovan

I reckon I can find a way
A way to say it
But don’t betray it
Cause I don’t know if my heart can take it
 
Playing with a somber tempo
Baby I used to solo
Not sure about this
But I’ll give it all I’ve got to . . . know

Why am I so jaded
Has my love line faded
Do you know what I’m hopin’
Keep the windows open
Shine those rays over
Taking me slower
To the extreme
 
Kisses are splendid
Broken dreams are mended
Our senses are blended
When we are of one
 
My walls are forming
Memories are storming
Time for performing
Why do I turn and run
 
My knees are bruising
So sore from overusing
Tumbling from confusing
Please give me something to hold on . . . to
 
Slippin’ on pages
Filled with rages
Somehow never engages
Now fighting for someone
 
Tell me your staying
No more delaying
Baby I’m praying
For you the one
 
Why am I so jaded
Has my love line faded
Do you know what I’m hopin’
Keep those windows open
Shine those rays over
Taking me slower
To the extreme

for the someone

Ronovan

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