Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 456 GATE and Road.

The open roads are great, until they’re no longer open. Barriers, walls, fences block paths to where and who we want to be. But gates? They can keep you out but it’s really just a big hole in the wall of the fortress that is peace, creativity, and love.


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How to Write Haiku in English. And how to do a Pingback.

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.


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19 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 456 GATE and Road.

    • The Highway Across the Sound-The Shi Rensa

      The island highway
      heads south, north, side roads snaking
      past a million gates.

      Past a million gates
      fences, short paths, long driveways,
      secret lives, shrouded.

      Secret lives, shrouded
      in their private mysteries,
      rich, poor, uncharted.

      Rich, poor, uncharted,
      the man who drives forever
      sees nothing of them.

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        • A few days ago we took a drive along a long country road and my mind wandered into this very thought…and thanks to Ronovan, I was able to string a few words together to speak to the mystery of those lives lived beyond the gates that I saw, that we often all see…if we get out in the country though I suppose the same could be said for lives lived in the city behind so many doors….

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          • I often look out of the car or bus or train looking at endless streets and roads I will never walk down, yet life goes on behind those walls and doors and each life is individually progressing…. It’s mind boggling 💜💜

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