Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 337 OPEN and Solace

This weeks words were chosen to reflect the holidays of this particular time of the year as well as th after effects of recent events. Choose your path wisely, but never flinch from the freedom of the flow.

Check out my post Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge Holiday Special for a bit of flash fiction fun. You might could link the flash fiction, the Haiku, and even the Décima Poetry Challenge to make one big piece. Yes, tthe Décima Poetry Challenge will be as close as I can get to working with the other two challenges, but also open to interpretaion for non-holiday efforts.


A new Seasonal Badge below.

Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets. (MAD and Sane)

Click HERE. To learn about the new style I’ve created called Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, maybe even for the challenges.

An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: OPEN, Solace
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English (the link shows you how) 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.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help,
    • For syllables for each word, and different definitions, you use the definition that works for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to for synonym help.
  2. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenue by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  3. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
    • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.

The Challenge Words!

OPEN and Solace

fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white backgroundSEASONAL BADGE



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31 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 337 OPEN and Solace

  1. Ronovan

    I don’t know if you will see this but apparently I posted a haiku today (I certainly tried) but I don’t see it.

    Here is the one I nominally posted

    *Inside Christmas Boxes*

    We seek Zoom solace;

    open our virus locked hearts,

    crush the loneliness.

    and here is the Shi Rensa version

    *Inside Christmas Boxes-Shi Rensa*

    We seek Zoom solace;

    open our virus locked hearts,

    crush the loneliness.

    Crush the loneliness,

    square images of loved ones

    off in the ether.

    Off in the ether,

    a tribute to time travel,

    pipedreams of lost time.

    Pipedreams of lost time.

    No virtual virus this

    in our Christmas box.

    Regards, and have a safe holiday

    Bill Engleson


    Liked by 2 people

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