Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 38: (BASH) in the D rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (BOUND and Sway). and this Décima Challenge of BASH in the D rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for STAR, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


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.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • 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.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 37 Poets Collected

10 Poets and 1 NEW POET from last week’s challenge of STAR and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

It having been the week of Christmas, it should not be a surprise that some of our poems shared a theme this week, as was somewhat intended. However, the variety of how they were done was nice. And there were others who threw in a twist when you thought they were going one way then swerved at the end.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

The Periodic Writer | Paving An Opinion:  Christmas Stars  NEW POET!

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


But I Smile Anyway… | Ritu Bhathal:   My Star


Charmed Chaos |Linda Lee Lyberg:  Twilight’s Soft Fade


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:   Insomnia


http://www.engleson.ca

The Most Powerful ____ in the World

As one observes his final days,
golf, the pardons, the disregard
for the poor, this lowly bard
seeks to upbraid his venal ways.

He is a man who feeds on praise,
who only sees his raging star,
starved for air, a voracious scar,
an entity bereft of heart,
who will not graciously depart,
for he is king, the chosen Tsar.


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Star


MMA Storytime:   Star Power


Mystical Strings | Dr. Crystal Grimes :   Be the Spark


The Periodic Writer | Paving An Opinion:  Christmas Stars  NEW POET!


Revived Writer:     Reaching for Stars


willowdot21:   Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 37: (STAR) in the C rhyme line. | willowdot21



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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 338 BOUND and Sway.

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. (OPEN and Solace)

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: BOUND, Sway
Thesaurus.com
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 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!

BOUND and Sway

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Haiku Challenge 337 Poets Collected.

Links to the 26 Poets with around O32 Poems from last week’s challenge of OPEN and Solace and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

fall haiku challenge poets collected japanese maple with black and white background


Annette Rochelle Aben:    healed and whole


A Wise Woman’s Journey:   Free Will


But I Smile Anyway… | Rita Bhathal:    A Senryu


Don’t Forget The Half:   Peace Be Still


Endless Rivers:   Solace


William Thomas Engleson:  2 This week.
*Inside Christmas Boxes*
We seek Zoom solace;
open our virus locked hearts,
crush the loneliness.

*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.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bob Fairfield:   http://bobfairfield.org/Ronovan writes weekly Haiku challenge #337


Guarded Heart Tapestry | Jael Stevens:    Heart’s Hinges


Help from Heaven | Regina:       The Comfort of a Good Book


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It:    Haiku – 12/21/20 ~ Open and Solace  


Malham Magna | Alice:   Resolutions


LSS Attitude of Gratitude  | Lauren:    Open & Solace – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀


Mindfills:     may-u-a-senryu


MMA Storytime:   Finding Solace In Danger   


Mystical Strings | Dr. Crystal Grimes:   Solace


Quilted Poetry | Lizl Bennefeld:      A New Day Coming 3 this week.


Revived Writer:    Christmas Shopping is Super FUN!   2 this week.


Ronovan Writes:   THE GIFTS


Scribblans:    Open and Solace – Scribblans


Sound Mind Journey:   holiday colors


Straight From My Heart:     Reading


Sweet Aroma | Oneta Hayes:   REJUVENATION


The Bag Lady:  12-21-20 – The Bag Lady


The Tenth Zodiac:  Open and Solace – The_tenth_zodiac    3 Haiku.


Xenia | Whippet Wisdom | Xenia:    Tanka: Winter Solstice


WillowDot21:    Open and Solace | willowdot21


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FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge NEW YEAR’S Special.

Prompt for Challenge

  • ‘You’re at your Nation’s New Year’s Eve Ball with a mischievous friend or relative. The f/r lights a firework and walks away. The firework goes off at your feet. What happens next?’ REQUIRED

  • Word Count is 600 words or less. REQUIRED

  • Copy and paste your URL in the comments of the challenge post, or do a pingback to this post. Click HERE to see how to do a pingback.

For proofreading of your work, you might check out Grammarly.com. They have a free option that you can use in your browser as well as an add-on that works right here in the WordPress Post Editor. It also works in the comments of sites. An additional feature is you can turn Grammarly off and on for each site you visit.

Useful links:
Grammarly.com
Click HERE for STRIPPING for FICTION or HOW TO WRITE FLASH FICTION.
Click HERE for Dialogue Tags, Action Beats, and the Dialogue Comma.
Click HERE for What’s a GL and PSS got to do with writing.

 


Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Challenge

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Merry Christmas and Hoppy New Year!

The big man, with his back to the fire. scanned the room waving the horseshoe in every direction.

He nodded, satisfied.

Best 20 Galleons I ever spent.

“D1 looks safe enough this year.”

“Big Belly, keep your guard up. Remember the boy has Weasley blood.”

“Don’t worry, I got this.”

He placed the gifts under the tree.

A new quill and journal for Lily, a very good girl.

James. Santa hesitated…not exactly good but a broom cleaning kit, nonetheless.

Al, so disrespectful. Coal or Gonçalo Flores’ latest memoir? Volume 16? Good Grief.

Ah, the Weasley sweaters. Will Molly ever learn what colors clash with ginger hair?

Bag empty. Good. “Big Belly to D1, on the way.”

“Copy.”

But before Santa could place his finger aside his nose, he saw them. Ginny Potter’s famous cookies with a large glass of milk. So tasty last year.

 

Only eat after leaving presents!

 

Only James Sirius Potter. With a big sigh and a shake of his head, he gobbled the cookies down followed by the glass of milk.

“Ahh, delicious. Ginny always delivers.”

“Big Belly, did you eat something?”

“Maybe.”

“This is the Potter house.”

“I’ve eaten here before?”

“For Sunday roast with the missus. You know not to trust anything tonight.”

“D1, you are overreac—BURRRPPP!”

“Oh no. B. B. do you copy?”

Silence.

“Santa, can you hear me?”

“Riiibbiiittttt.”

Dasher snorted. Steam rose into the London air.

“Polar Bear, this is D1, we have a Code Green.”

“D1, this is Polar Bear. Usual location?”

“Yeah. Milk and cookies. He never learns.”

“EES inbound in 3, 2, 1.”

With a loud pop, three elves appeared in front of Dasher. “We’ll have him up in a jiffy, boys.” The leader said. “And he was boasting of a spell detector he bought off a Goblin that would save him this year.”

“Hey, Ernie?”

“Sup Big D?”

“Take a pic and post it. It’ll trend until New Year’s.”

“Got it, Big D.”

Seconds later a ding sounded. Dasher and the others activated their Moogle Lenses to see a picture of a hot pink frog with rosy cheeks and a long white beard wearing Santa’s hat.

In the background, a sign had been hung.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

AND

HOPPY NEW YEAR!

The Potters

 

“You think he’ll take back that broom cleaning kit?” Prancer asked.

Dancer shook his head. “Nope. James got him. Once it’s under the tree, Santa can’t take it back. It’d be stealing.”

“And we still haven’t gone to any of the actual Weasley houses yet.”

“True.” Dasher stared out over the quiet night, the North Star shining and a gentle fall of snowflakes dusting the air.

Peaceful.

It might be okay.

Right?

“Uh, hey, can any of you move?” Comet asked.

Dasher tugged each hoof. Nothing. With all his strength he pulled his right front hoof. It rose with long strings of a black rubber-like substance connecting the hoof to the roof.

“Earnie!”

“Sup?”

“Steal the cleaning kit!”

“Got it, Big D.”


My offering for the Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge Holiday Special.

‘Santa arrives at the home of Harry Potter where the Potter children have left cookies and milk for Santa to eat. He does. What happens next?’

Word Count is 500 words or less.

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 37: (STAR) in the C rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (OPEN and Solace). and this Décima Challenge of STAR in the C rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for GIFT, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


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.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • 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.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 36 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of GIFT and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

Here are 3 I thought were standouts for various reasons, those being reasons my strange my caught mid-flight.

But I Smile Anyway… | Ritu Bhathal – A nice poem, but mainly visit her for some moral support. Read her reason behind the poem below her poem. Wow. Very nice Christmas gift. Sarcasm dripping from every letter of that. It is called The Covid Gift after all.

Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson – Of course, I like the poem but her layout for it was very nice and stands out. Perfectly done for a holiday theme.

Bill Engleson – Always a good poem no matter the style, but a very apropos one for all of us this week. (Really, I just wanted a reason to use the word apropos.)

 

 

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But I Smile Anyway… | Ritu Bhathal:  The Covid Gift


Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson:  Joy of Christmas


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:  The Rabbit


http://www.engleson.ca

The Inebriated Poet Awaiting the New Year

By Bill Engleson

To pile a cord of words in rhyme,
to give them shape, not let them drift,
is such a satisfying gift,
and helps one wile away the time.

And yet one’s thoughts turn on a dime,
for poetry’s not all there is-
akin to gin without the fizz,
rum minus coke, and so I think
a brace of bards do take to drink
for crafting’s often hit or miss.


Bob Fairfield:  Village Mystery


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:   Nativity


Mindfills:  Alive


MMA Storytime:  The Gift of Dedication


Revived Writer:   Valuable Gifts


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  A Gift


Ronovan Writes:  …THE WISE


willowdot21:   The gift of madness



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THE GIFTS – a haiku a poem

THE GIFTS

the sky pried opened

gifts rained for all to accept

solace, hope, and life

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

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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.

NOW ONWARD AND WRITE YOU TYPING TEMPEST OF SYLLABIC STROPHE!

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
Thesaurus.com
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 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!

OPEN and Solace

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Haiku Challenge 336 Poets Collected.

Links to the 29 Poets with around 37 Poems from last week’s challenge of MAD and Sane and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please visit the blogs you haven’t yet. Visiting and clicking that like, if we like the poem, is something of an encouragement. No, we don’t NEED likes, but they’re nice to have.

Here are Four of our Poets who’s offerings jumped out to me this week. I don’t like doing this very often, because I do like everyone’s poetry. It’s just some have a message or accomplished something with how they put their piece together I wanted others to check out. Just scroll down for their links.

WillowDot

Mindfills

Revived Writer

The Zesty Geist | Deviating Vibes

fall haiku challenge poets collected japanese maple with black and white background


Annette Rochelle Aben:   No Never Mind


But I Smile Anyway… | Rita Bhathal:   Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 337 MAD and Sane | But I Smile Anyway…


Tessa Dean | Author: Insane


The Zesty Geist | Deviating Vibes:   Anxiety    Peace     Puzzle (Three Haiku this week)


Don’t Forget The Half:  Stop the Madness


Ear to the Ground:  Why Now? Three Haiku (includes some nice artwork)


Endless River:  lucid Dreams


William Thomas Engleson:

A December 14th,2020 Electoral College Series of Moments

E-College voting:
A slightly mad process…still
sane is as sane does.

A December 14th,2020 Electoral College Series of Moments-a Shi Rensa

E-College voting:
A slightly mad process…still
sane is as sane does.

Sane is as sane does,
We hop, skip, jump ‘cross the land,
tallying the votes.

Tallying the votes,
is a fractured procedure-
Fractured and fractious.

Fractured and fractious
though it may be, it will end
With a beginning.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bob Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/12/14/ronovan-writes-haiku-weekly-prompt-336/


Guarded Heart Tapestry | Jael Stevens:   Mad or Sane…


Haiku Hound | Denis:  state of mind (includes nice sunset photography)


Help from Heaven | Regina:      Keeping Fulfilling Your Dream!


Malham Magna | Alice:  I pity you  A Tanka


LSS Attitude of Gratitude  | Lauren:   Ronovan Writes Haiku – Mad and Sane – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀


Mindfills:    Bashful


MMA Storytime:  Fighting For Sanity


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}:    Mad Bites (my name for it, R)            


Mystical Strings | Dr. Crystal Grimes:   Tidings   


Quilted Poetry | Lizl Bennefeld:     shelter from the storm


Revived Writer:  Insanely Mad and Nervous


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/12/15/haiku/


Ronovan Writes:  

Fraudzilla (the littlest tyrant)

THE FRUSTRATED

THE FOOLISH…


Scribblans:    Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Mad and Sane – Scribblans


Sketching Words | Diane Puterbaugh:  Two for one, The husband just had to get in on th challenge this week. But that’s okay, got a cat picture included.  (link verbiage mine, Ron)


Sound Mind Journey:  Rise above a storm.


Straight From My Heart:    A Thin Line


The Bag Lady:  Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 12-15-20 – The Bag Lady


The Verse Smith | Lisa:   While Mad Men Rage


WillowDot21:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 336 MAD and Sane | willowdot21


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FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge Holiday Special.

Prompt for Challenge

  • ‘Santa arrives at the home of Harry Potter where the Potter children have left cookies and milk for Santa to eat. He does. What happens next?’ REQUIRED (Don’t worry if you don’t know much or anything about Potter. It’s a world of magic.)

  • Word Count is 500 words or less. REQUIRED

  • Copy and paste your URL in the comments of the challenge post, or do a pingback to this post. Click HERE to see how to do a pingback.

For proofreading of your work, you might check out Grammarly.com. They have a free option that you can use in your browser as well as an add-on that works right here in the WordPress Post Editor. It also works in the comments of sites. An additional feature is you can turn Grammarly off and on for each site you visit.

Useful links:
Grammarly.com
Click HERE for STRIPPING for FICTION or HOW TO WRITE FLASH FICTION.
Click HERE for Dialogue Tags, Action Beats, and the Dialogue Comma.
Click HERE for What’s a GL and PSS got to do with writing.

 


 

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…THE WISE – A poem.

…THE WISE

They believe the Old are obsolete.
They burn bridges and widen rifts.
Not grasping with wisdom comes gifts,
and balance makes a base concrete.
Two can get twice done in one beat.
Walk the halls with something to add,
setting the futures launching pad.
But as the recent past tells us,
none listens enough to discuss.
Hope falls before a power-grab.

 

A companion poem to my haiku THE FOOLISH… for the Haiku Challenge this week of MAD and Sane.


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 36 GIFT.


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THE FOOLISH – a haiku a poem

THE FOOLISH

rabid with triumph

the legion lays waste to foes

scorning wise guidance

 

 

 

A companion poem for …THE WISE, a Décima poem for this week’s challenge.


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 36: (GIFT) in the B rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (MAD and Sane). and this Décima Challenge of GIFT in the B rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for KNOCK, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


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.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • 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.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 


 

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Décima Challenge 35 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of KNOCK and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

We had several of a holiday season and along with that vein the true overall why the holiday should be celebrated and honestly how one can be a complete part of it.

All the poems are great this week and deserve a visit and read. Not one is weak. Sometimes we kind of make our missteps but not this time.

Some poems that were outside the holiday theme that stood out this week:

MUST READS

The Dressmaker by  Arthur Richardson

Lost at Birth by Nima Mohan

Ruby by the Willowy one herself Dot

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


Ritu Bhathal | But I Smile Anyway…:    Do You Believe?


L | EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO:   The Wraiths


http://www.engleson.ca

The Visitor

I hear the ticking of the clock,
time chiming away in the night,
shadows swaying in the moonlight,
the chatter of night sounds: night talk.

Barely awake, there comes a knock,
A stranger in the forest, lost,
disoriented, chilled from frost,
And so, a late-night rum toddy,
A winter thaw of the body,
A COVID kindness, a bridge crossed.


Bob Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/12/09/ronovan-writes-decima-challenge-35/


Frank Hubeny | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Knocking   


Dr. Crystal Grimes | Mystical Strings:    The Open Door


Rant Along:   RONOVAN WRITES : Knock | Two on a Rant


Revived Writer:  A Knock on the Door


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   The Dressmaker


Ronovan Writes:   Do they know…


Nima Mohan | The Tenth Zodiac:  Lost at Birth


willowdot21:   Ruby



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THE FRUSTRATED – a haiku a poem

THE FRUSTRATED

sanity speaks to

those possessing intellect

grow mad with the fool

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

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Fraudzilla (the littlest tyrant) – a haiku a poem

FRAUDZILLA

the mad tyrant stomps,

to smash cities, citizens

with no sane support

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 336 MAD and Sane

A new Seasonal Badge for the Challenge is below if you would like to use it. Some of you may have noticed in the reader the badge has returned to the usual one. This is because our poets are accustomed to seeing that one, so I set it as my featured image. We’ve been missing a few of our regulars for the past couple of weeks since I changed the image, and I’m worried the new image might have lost them. I hope they come back soon.


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. (CURL and Paw)

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: MAD, Sane
Thesaurus.com
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 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!

MAD and Sane

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Haiku Challenge 335 Poets Collected.

Links to the 24 Poets from last week’s challenge of CURL and Paw and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

 

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Annette Rochelle Aben:   Mangy Mane | Annette Rochelle Aben


Ritu Bhathal | But I Smile Anyway…:   Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335 CURL and Paw | But I Smile Anyway…


Don’t Forget The Half:   Haiku: Pesky Pups – Don’t Forget the Half


Ear to the Ground:   https://eartotheground.blog/2020/12/08/haiku-words-and-worlds/


William Thomas Engleson:

Old Cats

Once in a long while,
Our old cat stretches her paws,
curls up at my feet.

 

Old Cats-Shi Rensa

Once in a long while,
our old cat stretches her paws,
curls up at my feet.

Curls up at my feet,
my toes strain, shift the blanket,
and then she pounces.

And then she pounces,
playful, frisky, like old times,
those lost pre-Covid days.

Those lost pre-Covid days,
When old men, old cats recalled
how simple life was.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bob Fairfield:    https://bobfairfield.org/2020/12/08/ronovan-writes-haiku-challenge-335/


Guarded Heart Tapestry | Jael Stevens:    Can’t Refuse Curled Paw – Guarded Heart Tapestry


Regina | Help from Heaven:    A Dog’s Comforting Love: RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – Help from Heaven


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It:     Haiku – Curl & Paw ~ 12/7/20 – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It


Alice | Malham Magna:   Reassurance | Malham Magna


Lauren | LSS Attitude of Gratitude:   Ronovan Writes Haiku – – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀


Florence | Meanings and Musings: fear/trust #haiku – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


MMA Storytime:    Dropped to the Canvas


Dr. Crystal Grimes | Mystical Strings:     Paws #Haiku #Poem | Mystical Strings


Lizl Bennefeld | Quilted Poetry:     Puppy Time | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335 – Quilted Poetry


Ranting Along:

Unconditional
love curled next to my body,
paw rests on my heart.


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/12/08/curl-and-paw/


Ronovan Writes:   Envious Kitten – a haiku a poem | ronovanwrites


Scribblans:    Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Curl and Paw – Scribblans


Straight From My Heart:    Excitement – Straight From My Heart


The Bag Lady:  Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 12-7-20 – The Bag Lady


Lisa | The Verse Smith:   https://theversesmith.blogspot.com/2020/12/morning-lap-time.html


The Tenth Zodiac:  Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku – #335- Curl and Paw – The_tenth_zodiac


WillWillowDot21:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 335 CURL and Paw. | willowdot21


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