RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #247 Kind&Mind

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Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Kind, Mind.
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com

 

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  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 within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead 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.)
  2. The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to Thesaurus.com for Synonym help.
  3. Use the Tag of Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. This will help me find you in case you forget to ping back or leave your URL in the comments.
  4. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL  in a comment so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done. You can do a ping back. What’s a ping back? Put the URL link in the address bar of this post, if you like, within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenges out, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing by more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running I get paid for by your visit. Click HERE for a detailed article on Ping Backs.
  5. You may copy one of the badges/images appearing in this post below or above and place it on your site if you wish, most normally use it within their post. I am not saying you need to, but if you would like to do so then go ahead. It is simply my way of saying thank you for participating. I sometimes make custom images for the week, if time and health permits.
  6. The Challenge currently BEGINS at 8 AM EST (New York City time) on Mondays. And a DEADLINE is Noon EST (New York City time) on the Sunday following the Challenge Post release.


The Challenge Words!

Kind&Mind

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

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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#Caturday with SirWallace_theCat of Instagram Fame!

Sir Wallace and his big brother Mister Bentley. Brothers, buddies, and bed sharers.

Follow Wally on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/sirwallace_thecat/ or @sirwallace_thecat and for more photos and videos you can follow his big brother @mrbentley_thedog and his link is in Wally’s bio.

Sir Wallace the Cat and Mr. Bentley the Dog

 

Guess That Art III! Alien meets Predator meets Tangled?

If you don’t know who this one is instantly, then you very likely won’t figure it out. Let’s just say the artist isn’t well known by us lay people for this kind of work. I liked it a lot. The almost sci-fi/alein appearance of it appeals to my teenage years. (Who am I kidding? It appeals to me now.) All that organic like tangled up pieces of what might be carbon life form mixed with plant life and stone is all just kind of creepy to me in a good way. It makes me think the Alien and Predator costume designers might have been fans of this artist.

No cheating allowed in this guessing game and challenge of your cultural level of artistic knowledge.

Comment your opinions about the piece and if you know what, when and who about it then all the better to let everyone know. Look at the details. (Click on the image to see a larger version.

Write a piece of poetry or even a post. If you create a post, link back to here or even put your link in the comments, just like with the Haiku Challenge. Or you can simply share your poetry in the comments. Good luck ,good viewing, good inspiration, and finally, good creating. Also, if you are artistic and create something inspired by this, share it with us.

Guess that art 3

Kindness through Cable.

This week’s Kindness is an article I read on the GoodNewsNetwork.org site. They share articles that are exactly what their title says. This one shows a Greenville, South Carolina cable technician showing up just in the nick of time to help a mother of two under the age of 4, one being Sailor who is blind and has two rare brain disorders. Click the link above to check out the full article and the mom’s words.holding a disabled son of a customer while he was there to fix the internet. Next week I’ll share the article I was too tired to finish I wanted to share this week, but was saved by this miracle of an article.

 

Calbe man holding customer's son.

Guernica by Pablo Picasso.

Last week for Guess That Art 2 I shared Guernica by Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973). Yes, even genius artists have middle names and now you are one of the few outside of the art community that knows it.

The First Communion by PicassoFor once I have a real reason for putting the dates of a persons life. Picasso lived during some of the biggest and most wide ranging events in history. That range is reflected in his art, just as it would be in someone who was as forward searching as Picasso was.

He was classically trained as an artist, beginning with his father. This piece from 1896 of his sister shows just how good he was with realism, something most of us don’t associate the name Picasso with.

As the decades past he with through these different periods, often denoted by colors, his Blue Period, his Rose Period.

He then had his African and primitivism period, which once you see examples of you can see the beginnings of Cubism, created by Picasso and Georges Braque. And Cubism is what people commonly know Picasso for. And that is where Guernica comes in. One of the most important pieces of Protest Art around, and what some have called “the Mona Lisa” of our time.

 

Now onto Guernica. It’s not just a Cubist oil painting by a famous Spanish guy. It’s also a city in the Province of Biscay on the Atlantic in Northern Spain, the center of the Basque community. You see, Spain is made up of different regions, languages, and peoples. Not all of those peoples want to be, as they see it, unfairly. and often in history they have been oppressed or worse. Much worse.

Map of Guernica Spain area

Picasso working on Guernica
Picasso working on Guernica

While Picasso was in France, Spain was in a civil war between the years 1936 and 1939. I’m not going to get in to that. My head hurts just thinking of how it all worked. Just know that a man named and his Nationalist won by 1939, and he stayed in power until his death in 1975, believe it or not.

Franco, in 1937, gave the German Luftwaffe a target to test what it would take to level a city from the air. Most of the men of the town were away fighting in the civil war. The women and children were gathered in the town on market day. The Bombers dropped over 100.000 lbs of bombs and fighter planes shot anyone trying to escape.

Picasso read the description of the horror when he read the eye-witness account of journalist George Steer on May 1, 5 days after the bombing. Picasso had been commissioned by Spain to paint a piece for the World’s Fair. He had made sketches of ideas (The Dream and Lie of Franco) when his friend, Spanish poet and essayist, Juan Larrea dropped by and insisted he paint something about Guernica. Now, I believe you can see the symbolism throughout the painting. Picasso stated in an interview that in the painting that certain images were what they were and not symbols. But you can click here to see what some say about that. It’s not the nicest piece of Cubist art to learn how to interpret what you are seeing, but I think through its story the eye and mind grabs the details easier and can apply to other works.

Guernica by Pablo Ruiz Picasso