unity through community – a poem

hope comes with meeting

the opposite of yourself,

once met never parts

 

Yes, it’s a man bun.

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 318 Meet & Part click HERE.

 

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 318 Meet&Part

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

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

Click HERE for last week’s Haiku links using the prompt words Eye&Light.

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.



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

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Meet, Part
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. 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.
    • 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, visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
    • Words have different definitions and you use the definitions that work for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  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!

Meet&Part

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

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wisdom in patience – a poem

If you get caught up in an offense someone does against you, you will never complete a mission you have set for yourself. Movements pitter out, fade away. Then nothing is accomplished. Offenses are used as misdirection to distract you and then the foe wins.

e’er your zeal should be

free from others wrongdoing

is patient wisdom

 

 

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Haiku Challenge 317 Poets Collected.

Links to the 27 Poets 32 Poems from last week’s challenge of Destruct & Self and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

 


Annette Rochelle Aben: A Turn On | Annette Rochelle Aben


http://www.engleson.ca:

sand

Each orb brings darkness,
Shadows of night that alight
On the eye of death.

A Shi Rensa Haiku

Each orb brings darkness,
Shadows of night that alight
On the eye of death.

On the eye of death,
The pupil shifts its contour
As the light turns out.

As the light turns out,
The darkness envelopes me
And I weep alone.

And I weep alone
For the earth which I depart
To a sweeter sleep.


Anisha|Crazy Nerds: Eye & Light – Haiku – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs (6 Haiku)


Endless Rivers: Night Sky – Endless Rivers


Goutam’s Writings: https://straightfromtheheartgd.com/2020/08/07/shirensahaiku-dawn/ (A Shi Rensa Haiku)


The Hidden Edge: An Extra Mile – Ch#36 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


isaiah46ministries : Home at Last! – Help from Heaven


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It: Haiku – Eye & Light – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It


Lakshmi Bhat: https://mukhamani.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-317-eye-light/


Lillie-Put: RONOVAN WRITES WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE EYE AND LIGHT | Lillie-Put


LSS Attitude of Gratitude: Ronovan Writes Haiku – #317 – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/black-light/


MMA Storytime: The Fight Is Over


My Fresh Pages: https://myfreshpages.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/remind-shi-rensa-haiku/ (A Shi Rensa Haiku)


Prairie Chat: Haiku Challenge (8/3/20) – PrairieChat (5 Haiku)


Queen Nandini: My Haikus with the Words Eye and Light | queennandini


Quilted Poetry: Aurora’s Light | RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Challenge, Prompt 317 – Quilted Poetry

Anticipating autumn | RonovanWrites Haiku Weekly Challenge, Prompt 317 Eye+Light – Quilted Poetry


Revived Writer: https://revivedwriter.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/pupil/


Ronovan Writes: Tree Hanger – a poem | ronovanwrites

To Know Love – a poem | ronovanwrites (A Shi Rensa Haiku)


Sketching Words: https://sketchingwords.com/2020/08/03/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-317/


teleportingweena: Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Eye/Sight/Light | teleportingweena


Thoughts and Entanglements: Eerie Quiet | thoughts and entanglements

Summer Storms | thoughts and entanglements  (A Shi Rensa Haiku)


Tina Stewart Brakebill: Monday’s Child – Tina Stewart Brakebill


To Catch A Rainbow: light or dark


WillowDot21: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 317 Eye&Light | willowdot21

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 189, #POET’SCHOICE | willowdot21   (A Shi Rensa Haiku)


Whippet Wisdom: Haiku: Fringe of the Forest – Whippet Wisdom – a Highland Journey


A Wise Woman’s Journey: The Way Home | awisewomansjourney

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My Love Always – a Rondelet poem

My Love Always

my love always

sends my mind to a higher plane

my love always

sends me into a drunken daze

simply by saying the word Spain

it’s more than my joy can contain

My love always

 

 

This is Volume Three, of the love 2020 series. Three volumes, three poems, three styles, one story. And none of it planned. Where will it end?

Volume One: To Know LoveHow To Write a Shi Rensa Haiku

Volume Two: To Have LoveHow To Write a Décima

Volume Three: My Love Always – How To Write a Rondelet—See below.


This is a poetry form of French origin using a syllable pattern, rhyme pattern, and refrains.

Sounds complicated and confusing? Nope.

It’s kind of like combining the Shi Rensa Haiku with the Décima.

How did that coincidentally happen on my blog of all blogs?

Honestly, I have no idea, because it was not intentional.

So how do you write one? I’ll put the quick version here and maybe have a full post later.

And no, this will not be a new poetry challenge.

TIP: Once you got it, stop reading. I will probably confuse you if you read too much. I have a bad happen of going overboard when I first explain a new poetry form, or anything else new.

There are seven lines.

One line appears three times. In lines 1, 3, and 7. Keep that in mind, because those lines need to make sense throughout the poem. It’s easier than you think. These are what are called refrains (repeats).

RHYME PATTERN:AbAabbA

SYLLABLE PATTERN: 4/8/4/8/8/8/4

Line 1: A—four syllables                A rhyme
Line 2: b—eight syllables               B rhyme
Line 3: A—repeat of line one         A rhyme
Line 4: a—eight syllables                a rhyme (small a, but still must rhyme with A.)
Line 5: b—eight syllables                B rhyme
Line 6: b—eight syllables                 B rhyme
Line 7: A—repeat of line one           A rhyme

TIP: Of course write line A first, but then go ahead and put it down two more times. space them out. Put a space between lines 1 and 3. Then skip three lines between 3 and 7. Sounds weird, but it helps. You practically have half the poem done with one line.

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To Have Love – a poem.

To Have Love

With the last sun’s set, I now know,

through passion and prayer, I willed,

my mind, my heart, my soul be filled

with your love, bright like the sun’s glow.

Now the light in my world will grow.

Each moment is like a new day,

with a brand new story to say.

For inspiration to be wise,

being given the finest prize,

I’ll pen for you a rondelet*.

 

 

*coming Thursday.

The Love 2020 Series

Volume One: To Know LoveShi Rensa Haiku

Volume Two: To Have Love –  Décima

Volume Three: My Love Always – Rondelet poem (Link is active at 08:00 EDT, Thursday, 08/06/2020)

Vbe considered Part 2 of my  To Know Love written for my Haiku Challenge (Eye&Light). Both are standalone poems, but I continued the Shi Rensa message/story with today’s Décima.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 17 PRIZE. (A Newish Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 17 (PRIZE) This week, it’s the D rhyme line.

That’s right everybody. I went there. I gave you the D rhyme… and with this word of all the words in the world. Don’t hate me because you’ve been challenged. Hate me because I’m beautifully insignificant.

But I really chose the word because it went well with the theme of the challenges this week. You can do a part two of your haiku if you did one, and if you want to go in that direction.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Eye and Light this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for GROW, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word PRIZE must be one of the D line words. Then the other D line(s) word(s) must rhyme with PRIZE.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem. You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.

Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

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To Know Love – a poem

the flames in your eyes

cast a shadow o’er the moon

to cage my hunger

 

to cage my hunger

sights are set upon my heart

to bring to light fear

 

to bring to light fear

look into my weakened soul

for me     to know love

 

for me to know love

I’ll worship     your     every     breath

till the last      sun      sets

 

 

 

Volume One: To Know Love – This haiku structure uses the form I’ve created and call Shi Rensa Haiku.

Volume Two: To Have LoveDécima

Volume Three: My Love AlwaysRondelet poem (Link is active at 08:00 EDT, Thursday, 08/06/2020. Also, the poem includes a How to Write a Rondelet at the bottom of the post.)

 

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-316-Eye and Light  click HERE.

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Décima Challenge 16 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of GROW and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Visit

Haiku Challenge 316 Poets Collected

For Haiku Poetry links from the past week’s challenge.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

My Fresh Pages: Shrinking Décima – My Fresh Pages


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/07/30/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-prompt-no-16/


Prairie Chat: Nobody Knows! – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: A Black Belt In Patience


Frank Hubeny: Grow – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Keep Control – Ch#30 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Kat Myman: In Too Deep – A Décima | like mercury colliding…


Revived Writer: To Grow and Outgrow | revivedwriter


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/shoes-a-decima/


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 16 (GROW) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


RonovanWrites: Now Democracy – a poem. | ronovanwrites


Stine Writing: Grow – A Decima – Stine Writing


A Later Vow

I woke that morning quite aware
crust had formed on my mortal soul.
It wore me down, taken its toll:
My dreams, my heart, my lover fair.
One might well ask what did I care,
For there was one fact I did know
Age has not left me time to grow
Beyond the man I am right now
Still, I thought, I will make this vow:
Laugh, be true, and go with the flow.

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Four Chain Haiku | Shi Rensa Haiku

Some of you may have noticed I created my own form of haiku recently. It’s not that I changed the number of syllables.

I simply made the ending verse, the third, of one haiku required to be the first verse of the following haiku in a poem containing four haiku.

This may sound like a haiku quartet, which I just discovered was an actual form, existed at 01:50 Tuesday, 7/28/2020. I’ve been using my style for a while now, created randomly with the first one I posted.

I’ve been doing a lot of research on haiku and other forms of poetry recently and I thought I would give this one a name I just don’t want people thinking I sought to pass one style off as another.

I first wrote, what I call Shi Rensa Haiku, one day when I thought it would be challenging to take a verse and make two Haiku that are unique but stay within the same message.

Here I give you the name I’m giving this style as it appears here on my blog, and among my poetic friends. The name is primarily to distinguish in case I have a reason to mention the name in our poetic circle.

Shi Rensa Haiku

Shi=Four

Rensa=Chain, connection

Haiku=Poem

From my understanding, you place the adjective of most emphasis next to the subject.

Here, the word Rensa means chain as in connection. and to me, that is the key adjective.

So, there is more behind the scenes in the development of this form than a row of numbers in red and black. But for the enjoyment of writing one, that row of numbers in black and red. is all you need. Some other day I’ll get into the rest of the story.

The way you write a Shi Rensa Haiku is with the following verse pattern with the like numbers being identical.
1
2
3

3
4
5

5
6
7

7
8
9

The goal is to have the entire poem deliver one message but with each haiku being a unique part/purpose within the poem and possibly having the story or message being told to progress with some purpose by the end.

Here is one I wrote recently as an example.

Loves anguish… thirst

 

I self-destruct when
your words are lost from my life
dread pervades this void

dread pervades this void
as my ego begs for hope
life devastates me

life devastates me
when your eyes embrace with mine
own          these thoughts hunger

own these thoughts           hunger
and thirst           to demolish walls
for identities

 

The additional spaces you see between some off the words are the pauses I feel occur between them, giving that moment emphasis and meaning. This is a tool used in haiku when you don’t want to use punctuation or perhaps when punctuation doesn’t really fulfill what you want. It has also been used because haiku in the original form was written in one continuous line, not three stacked lines. With the stacked lines, there is a built-in hesitation/pause.

I hope you give it a try. It’s challenging to get one just right.

Another way to view the pattern that may be easier for some as not everyone thinks the same, especially when it comes to such restrictive poetry forms.

1
2
3 same as next line

3 same as the previous line
4
5 same as next line

5 same as the previous line
6
7 same as next line

7 same as the previous line
8
9

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Tree Hanger – a poem

Monday‘s captioned truth,

I see the first light ending,

gasp, “Mom’s fringed bottom!”

 

Seven in One


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TRUTHpensitivity three things challenge logo


three-things-challenge-316

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RDP Daily Prompt Challenge

FRINGE


Word of the Day Challenge

FIRST


What Do You See

Image credit- Lewis Roberts- Unsplash

#41


Fandango’s Dog Days of August


Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry Challenge Logo Image

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EYE and LIGHT

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 317 Eye&Light

Please come by on Wednesday for the new Décima Poetry Challenge. I sometimes have the prompt related to the Haiku words. It’s kind of fun to have the two work together in your own poetry.

If you would like to try my new form of Haiku, please do. To learn about Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, click HERE.

Click HERE for last week’s Haiku links using the prompt words Destruct and Self.

Check out the responses below in the comments for links to our Poets haiku this week.

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

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Eye, Sight
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. 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.
    • 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, visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
    • Words have different definitions and you use the definitions that work for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  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!

Eye&Light

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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Haiku Challenge 316 Poets Collected. – Updated.

Updated with new additions.
Links to the 20 Poets from last week’s challenge of Destruct & Self and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

 


Annette Rochelle Aben:  life cycle | Annette Rochelle Aben


Cobbled Contemplations: Self Destructs – COBBLED CONTEMPLATIONS ~ Poetry, Etc


http://www.engleson.ca:

The COVID Code

Care is the by-word.
Distance! mask up! Think! Or, friend,
you will self destruct.


Anisha|Crazy Nerds: Destruct & Self – Haiku – Set #1 – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs    &     Destruct & Self – Haiku – Set #2 – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs


Becoming Unstuck: times change – Becoming Unstuck


Endless Rivers: Dangerous Lies – Endless Rivers


The Hidden Edge: Self as Agent – Ch#29 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


JilyWily (J-Dubs): Haiku -Destruct & Self – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It


LSS Attitude of Gratitude: Please Vote


Mindfills: Smart


MMA Storytime: MMA’s Understanding


My Fresh Pages: Self-destruct Haiku


Prairie Chat: Haiku Challenge (7/27/20) – PrairieChat


Queen Nandini: My Haikus with the words Destruct & Self | queennandini


Quilted Poetry: Confidentially yours


Ronovan Writes: loves anguish… thirst – a open poem letter | ronovanwrites


Scribblans: https://scribblans.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/sometimes-i-dont-rhymes-self-and-destruct/


The Tenth Zodiac: Haiku – Ronovan Writes- Destruct/Self – The_tenth_zodiac


To Wear A Rainbow: …no to depression


WillowDot21: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 316 Destruct&Self | willowdot21

 

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Now Democracy – a poem.

Now Democracy

Life is a spec of illusion

in this moment of history,

in this hour for empathy,

we are ripe with no delusion.

 

To  gain victory’s conclusion

into the storm’s eye, we must go,

against the rage-fueled inferno.

With spirit of a promised land,

and power of the strong right hand,

freedom fires in our hearts shall grow.

 

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 16 GROW. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

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the safety blanket – a poem

the silent night sighs

with relief from the glares of man

sun rests within shade

 

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Forward Thinking Thursdays Blog Share 7/30/2020

FORWARD THINKING THURSDAYS BLOG SHARE

A NEW WEEKLY GROUP SHARE EVENT HERE ON RONOVAN WRITES.

Here’s mine for today.

Immigration Nation – Netflix – August 3rd

I wanted to share something else on this post today but with this docuseries coming out Monday, August 3rd, I decided this would be a great way to see inside ICE. Yes, there are moments showing good ICE workers, but just as many opportunities to see those ICE workers you expect to see. Read the excerpt from the TIME article to see what I mean.

“…an explosive documentary that comes to Netflix on Aug. 3. Trophy co-directors Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz’s six-part series offers a complex, 360-degree view of the American immigration system, combining in-depth research, empathetic storytelling and bold investigative journalism into a uniquely urgent humanitarian appeal. The project has already made national headlines thanks to pushback from ICE and the President. The New York Times recently reported that the Trump administration tried to block the filmmakers’ use of some footage, threatened legal action against their production company and “fought mightily to keep [the series] from being released until after the 2020 election.” Clusiau and Schwarz’s attorney told the paper that ICE’s intimidation tactics were even more aggressive.” Judy Berman TIME Click HERE for the full story.


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HERE ARE THE BLOG SHARE BASICS

  • The post goes out on Thursday
  • You then share a:
    • book
    • article
    • poem
    • song
    • site
    • event
    • or other on-topic sharing opportunities that will help us move forward with our thinking.
  • Share the link to what you have to share in the comments of the weekly Thursday post here.
  • If you post something on your blog
    • copy it into the comments on the Thursday post on this site
    • or create a ping back in your own post back to the Forward Thinking Thursday post here on Ronovan Writes.
  • You can share to this post any time before the following Thursday post comes out. But I can tell you the first day’s links/pingbacks usually get the most activity from my site to yours. Meaning when people see the post here and your links below, you have a better chance of something clicking the link to visit your blog.
  • I’m using #FTTBlogShare as a tag and on social media. Not necessary for anyone else to do so, just putting it out there.

I’ll come up with a logo image soon…ish.

Physical Base Group (PBG) is what I call those who share physical characteristics, or what has been traditionally referred to as a race. There are subgroups of PBGs, and we want to learn about them all, as all PBGs are important in some way to each of our lives. You just may not know how yet.

It’s time to take an active role in our understanding of all PBGs. I’m not talking about one People, I’m talking about all People. All the flavors. Even the different flavors of Caucasians/White.

The more we know, the more current generations learn and know, the better prepared we are to have intelligent and productive conversations. Why? The more we know about each other, about the troubles each face, or the advantages others have, the more we understand why PBGs look at other PBGs the way they do.

Although this site has posted poetry prompts leaning toward racial issues, and posted sites for learning and understanding, I believe we need to do something more, something real. Or as real as a blog can be. And hopefully useful to those who visit.

 

The more that know… the more that share… the more that learn. And the more that understand.

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 16 (GROW) This week, it’s the C rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge that often has prompts (Destruct and Self this week) that share a central theme, at least in my head, with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  1. To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for KIND, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the C rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word GROW must be one of the C line words. Then the other C line(s) word(s) must rhyme with GROW.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem. You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.

Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

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loves anguish… thirst – an open poem letter

I self-destruct when

your words are lost from my life

dread pervades this void

 

dread pervades this void

as my ego begs for hope

life devastates me

 

life devastates me

when your eyes embrace with mine

own          these thoughts hunger

 

own these thoughts           hunger

and thirst           to demolish walls

for identities

 

Ronovan Writes poetry image standard

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Destruct and Self

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Décima Challenge 15 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of KIND and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Visit

Haiku Challenge 315 Poets Collected

For Haiku Poetry links from the past week’s challenge.

Decima Challenge links Image

My Fresh Pages: Whispers Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: No Finer Pals – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Follow the Rules


Frank Hubeny: Kind – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Ch#23 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Revived Writer: Be Kind | revivedwriter


Mindfills: Apple Pie Décima


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 15 (KIND) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: Miss Kitti’s Flowers – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


imanikingblog: A Different Kind of Kind | imanikingblog


RonovanWrites: To Peace and Pride- a poem. | ronovanwrites


Out for a Troll One Wednesday Morn

He was stirring the pot a mite,
a product of a rankled mind,
Much malice; few would call it kind
And so, I thought to shed some light.
His knives were out, so was the shite
And kindness seen as artless sham,
A weak response, simply flimflam.
Oh, some said, “don’t be such a douche,
Don’t be ornery, sign a truce.”
“Nay”, he said, “that’s not who I am.”

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 316 Destruct&Self

Please come by on Wednesday for the new Décima Poetry Challenge. I sometimes have the prompt related to the Haiku words. It’s kind of fun to have the two work together in your own poetry.

Click HERE for last week’s Haiku links using the prompt words Chimpanzee and Kiss.

Check out the responses below in the comments for links to our Poets haiku this week.

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

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Destruct, Self
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. 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.
    • 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, visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
    • Words have different definitions and you use the definitions that work for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
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  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!

Destruct&Self

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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