RonovanWrites 80th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

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If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post, in some way, of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review 80


To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)


New Offenders!

NEW! Simple Girl: Memories | PERFERVIDDREAMS. Three Haiku with different imagery but with the same result. If you get what I mean.  Read the following and you see where I got her name from. I am a simple girl lost in her thoughts trying to keep a track of those…chasing some dreams and hopeful to achieve them..someone who wants to fly like  a free bird and discover the skies..!!I love to read and write both..For me a day spent reading and writing is not just a day passed but a day Lived well…After reading something you are wiser than you were before you started to read…And so the scope to learn is infinity and beyond. Through this blog, I just want to put my thoughts (howsoever strange or common or ghostly or pleasing), express my emotions into [click to read the rest].”

NEW! Mahitha Kasireddi: Trail of Questions | MagyKars. A thinky first entry. “Trying hard to fight my fears and depression. The only way I know to vent out my madness is writing poetry and prose… I’ll keep you posted !”  

NEW! Cathy: Vintage Knots | Rambling in the Garden. Very nice first entry. Stuck to her theme, and she participates in the Weekly Photography Challenge with Daffy and Melissa. I really liked the photo used for the Vintage challenge. “I had not intended to write a blog, but was talking to a friend about how, now I had more time,  I wanted amongst other things to keep a better record of the garden and nurture its spiritual aspects, as well as writing poetry more often. She suggested I…[read the rest of the story].”

NEW! Neel Anil Panicker: Armed and Fragrant! | NeelWritesBlog. So I came up with the title of the Haiku. I thought it a humorous take on the poetry provided. Go check out the poem and this BRAND NEW BLOG based on writing!

NEW! Lisa Greenbow: Gardens and Haiku | Greenbow. Evergreen and white. Lisa found us through one of our other New Offenders, Cathy. Lisa is one of our BlogSpot.Com members.

NEW! Den: Twistin’ Away. To be found in the comments of the challenge. Click the title, visit and like it.

First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Noisy Rabbits. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette attempts to force her eating habits on her readers this week.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

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Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): House of Dreams | TheHouseOfBailey. A take on TV and politics. And I agree. As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for 

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Empire Style of Mind | Jane Dougherty Writes. Some may realize I did a play on words here with the title. Kudos for those who do. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Frosty Fashion | Weaving Gold. The Winter Queen speaks. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Greeeeen Acres is the Place to be… | mama bear musings. If that title didn’t tell you what the poetry is about, then I don’t know what could without flat out telling you. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Irony- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A lot of truth in this one. New is old, no original. At least almost how my mind is reading it.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Sing Away/In Style Rawls E. Fantasy. The prodigal returns. Two Haiku with a bit old world style .  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_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Virgin Fields | The Writer Next Door. She left this one without a title so I got to do it. I think I came up with a decent one. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Simple | Daily Echo. ANI (pet) ALERT. Not sure when this photograph was taken. But if it’s recent there must be  vacation involved. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Decades Dance. | Simplicity Lane. Let’s Dance, put on your red shoes and dance the…  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Style of Disdain | An Artist At Heart. The never-ending story of life, politics, and love.

Not participating this week.

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.
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Judy: Seriously Fresh. | Edwina’s Episodes. I know, I know, it says Seriously in the title, but even though she says she went a little more serious this week, I think you will all agree this belongs in the humor section. @EdwinasEpisodes

Charly Priest The Beauty Fish | Crazy Life. Um, erm, (that’s me trying to keep my lunch from paying a visit) a Haiku with humor, imagery, and a great use of not only the prompt words but another as well. Down here in the South we have something called Hushpuppies that we eat with Fish.

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Marie: Fresh Start | The Syllabub Sea. Not only a great message to this one, but also a well done use of photo and accessorizing.

Al: Blog Tip  | A Certain Point of View. A very good tip indeed. @AlistairLane

Olga:  The Write Inspiration | Stuff and what if. You see what I did there? Write, right? I so punny.

Ronovan: Newborn Hope | Ronovan Writes. The hope brought about be a birth long ago. @RonovanWrites

Sarina Forgive, Forget, Forge Ahead | Shining Seeds Two Haiku, some quotes, and a song.  @shiningseeds

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Juliette: Flashback | BWseekingBL. An assault on the senses with fonts and focus, but it works for the purpose. @BWseekingBL

Nato: Desire of a Stale Heart | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Nato gives a story with a series of linked Haiku. I almost created a new category of WISDOM but then I would have one more decision in this old brain to sort through. @MichelleLunato

Clarence: Je Ne Sais Quoi | PrarieChat. For a moment I thought I was on TJ Paris’ blog. Okay, Clarence, too much thinky for me here. Grrr. Muahahahaha.

Alice: Trial Strategies | Boomerang Zone. Perry Mason tactics. @Vidocq_CC

Willow: Country Fresh | Willowdot21. This is one of those that leads you off on a search.  You can click HERE after you read the Haiku.

OBA: My Retro-Africanness | The king’s oracle.  Humor, style, life, and a nice turn of phrase. @obapathway

Ritu: Clothes Horse/The Freshest of Them All | But I Smile Anyway. Slave to trends and stuck in the past. @PhantomGiggler

Kat: Mukluks and Parkas | like mercury colliding. Social commentary and weather reports. @kat_myrman

Meredith & Martha: Attraction Meredith and Change/New Year’s Day by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. Um, infatuation, decorating, and a gang are on the plate this week. @Meredithlbl

Janice: Hyperloop | Ontheland. We challenge, we write, we read, we learn. Go read and learn. @ontheland1

Ared (anghulinghugotero): Politics | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Around the world it’s all the same.

Mira: fearless | To Wear a Rainbow. Reasons for romance. @BediMona

Sandra: Vintage | Wild Daffodil. The Haiku prompt matched up perfectly with our PhotoChallenge ladies’ prompt word this week. Love the textiles she shared. You can find the list of this years photo challenges on Daffy’s blog by clicking here.

Oneta Hayes: Bittersweet | Sweet aroma. Oh how this one is so true. Things going and coming and going and coming and you moving along and watching it all happen.

Clarence: Lunch Time! | PrarieChat. A lot more to this one than you might first think of. Keep reading it and going over that last line. There is a story there.

jazzytower (PR): ReNew The View of The Old to You | Thoughts and Entanglements. So I got started with that title and couldn’t stop. Sue me. I mean as in Vincent, not like the legal way.

Terri: Fresh Style | The BeeSpeak. Making classics work. It took me a moment to recognize the image, but then I went way back to my childhood. We had some of these from a tree in the middle of a field that were as large as your head. 

Pancake Bunnykins: Bread and Coffee | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Shopping list? No, she’s trying to make us hungry. Evil she is. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

JustMaria: Cup of Warmth| Doodles and Scribbles. She’s one tracked minded for this one.  @ciisalveni

Suzanne Miller: Into the New | Art and Life. Going her own way. Funky, fly, and fresh.

Greg: Rebel with a Cause | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg has a cause, I’m just not sure his Haiku does. Two this week and I think his illness tainted mind may have warped a bit. He DOES give a warning before reading them. @greg_wolford

Jen (JK): Perfect Domain | The Secret Keeper. Someone trying to make us drool with that image.  @occultguardian

Ruby Manchada: Transients wither | Whispering Thoughts.  Hmm, this one is going to make you think. So much so that I’m still thinking.

Khor Hui Min: Unsustainable | Project Prose. Consumerism and obsolescence? My heard hurts. Yes, I read the entire post and not just the Haiku. @MinKhor

Florence: Phoenix Risen. | Meanings And Musings. Live in art. Words over wounds. @FTThum

Becky: Bundle Up Buttercup | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Style with sense this week.

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Kim M. Russell: Writing Haiku | Writing in North Northfolk. Her title tells what the Haiku is about and a nice image to go with it of the man himself. @kim88110
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Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Inhale | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Two Haiku with style and flare, one of memories the other of fragrant hair.

Teresa Smeigh: Styling Fresh | Always A Writer. Cool Haiku and photo. @TeresaSmeigh

1000hoursleft (Mek): Assembling Dreams | Work In Progress. Okay, this is so well done you all MUST go read it.

Geetha Balvannanathan: A form of chaos. | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. Haiku and more, as always, from Geetha. @geethap2007

Mira: fresh as death | They, You and Me. An interesting point of view. I do believe I know what she means. @BediMona

Lady Joyful:  Sishevelled | The Joyful Soul Creates.  Mess happens, ever after.

VronLaCroix: Frost fields | Simply Snapshots. Frozen by creation.

Melissa: Vintage Vogue. | The Aran Artisan. Grandparents Vogue before Vogue was cool? Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. I believe at least 3 of our members participate now. @TheAranArtisan
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TJ Paris: The latest in fashion |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I almost reblogged this one just to have that photo on my blog. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Elusive: Opaque | Elusive Trope. Very nice. Great photo and Haiku combination. The color of the subject of the photo is amazing.

Ken G.: Fresh Air | RIVRVLOGR. Can’t be it.

Crow: Poem 20160118b (Glorious Gardening) | Caw!.  My title addition might give this one away. Very nice use of the words without seeming to stretch to do it. @Crow

Andre Jayaprana: Somewhere near the Kitchen | andrejayaprana. I like to call this one Mother-in-law. Might be some humor there. Muahahahah.

Roz Hill: Standing up to Time | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. No matter the weather, some things keep lasting..

Lizl: Sunlight Fresh | Quilted Poetry. Hmm, a lot of imagery here. I can see a few different ways of interpreting.

Colleen Chesebro: The Lacemaker | SilverThreading. Look close at the image and you’ll see the subject of her Haiku. @ColleenChesebro

Denis: Styled Up | HaikuHound. Great photography of some Crested Pigeons. This is one of the great things about Denis’ blog, he brings a great deal of the animal kingdom from Australia into other parts of the world, especially birds. I’ve seen different types of pigeons at the bird feeders outside my window but we don’t have this type here, at least I haven’t seen them.
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Wesley Hollifield: Let Me Stay Awake | NearlyWes. Doing the Freku dance. I like the way both parts were named but with an overall title included.
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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as

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