Love Swells – a poem

In the wee hours

The cock crows just three times

fore love swells… rises.

 

Poetry Lost Mind Image

Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 321 Morrow & Surge

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly Haiku Challenge, click HERE.

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Haiku Challenge 320 Poets Collected.

Links to the 27 Poets 33 Poems from last week’s challenge of Day&Flaw and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Haiku Poetry Challenge Links Collected Image


Annette Rochelle Aben: No Naturale | Annette Rochelle Aben


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/24/ronovan-writes-haiku-challenge-320-poetryprompt/


Breathing Shallow Poetry: Grace for Flawed Days | Breathing Shallow Poetry


http://www.engleson.ca:

Monday

The day unravels;
The flaw in the ointment is
Mondays nick the dream.


Charmed Chaos: #Haiku: Setting Sun Charmed Chaos


Anisha | Crazy Nerds: Poetic Sunsets – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs     (3 Haiku & 1 Senryu)


Goutam’s Writings: Winter tales – Goutam’s Writings


The Hidden Edge: Forgive – Ch#55 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It: Haiku – Day & Flaw – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It


LSS Attitude of Gratitude: Ronovan Writes Haiku – #320 – Day and Flaw – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀


Meanings & Musings: Who is right? #haiku 320 #dance – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/2188/ 


MMA Storytime: Make Your Own Luck


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 320 Day&Flaw – Mukhamani


Prairie Chat: Haiku Challenge (8/24/20) – PrairieChat   (Tanka)


Queen Nandini: My Haikus with the Words Day and Flaw | queennandini


Quilted Poetry: Stormy Weather  (Tanka)Rain or Shine


Ronovan Writes: A SPECKLED CROWN – a poem | ronovanwrites


Sketching Words: https://sketchingwords.com/2020/08/24/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-320/


Sweet Aroma: SEW THREADS OF KINDNESS | Sweet aroma


The Tenth Zodiac: https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2020/08/27/transition/  (4 Haiku)


Thoughts and Entanglements:Flawless | thoughts and entanglements


Tina Stewart Brakebill: finding joy – Tina Stewart Brakebill


WillowDot21: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 320 Day& Flaw | willowdot21    


Whippet Wisdom: haiku-sandcastle


A Wise Woman’s Journey: One Moment’s Choice | awisewomansjourney


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YOU ARE A MYSTERY TO ME – A Chanso Poem.

YOU ARE A MYSTERY TO ME

I search and spy you from across the room.
At first sight, I felt my heart burst in bloom.
My thoughts race to islands of blue waters
And for just a moment my vision blurs.

I touch your dress and feel the electric.
In this moment I know you’re the right pick.
I grip you in my hands, oh how perfect.
You hold my attention, firm, and direct.

You open to me, no fear to reveal.
Fragile as glass or hard as tungsten steel.
The lure of the first moments of delight.
No doubt about it, it’s love at first sight.

Your voice just for me, soft as a whisper,
Drawing me in and cause visions to stir.
Telling me what you plan to give to me,
Every single thought I can’t help but agree.

My eyes thrill to follow your every line
Making the moon rise and the stars to shine.
My mind explodes… the things to do with you,
and oh… the smile on my face when we’re through.

Took you home quick… opened your cover too.
Turn those pages for a whodunit clue.

 

If you want to know more about a Chanso poem, click here for How To Write Chanso Poetry. Or jump below the logo to get a not so quick explanation but a somewhat clear version.

 

Poetry Lost Mind Image

 

The not so quick explanation but a somewhat clear version:

You write however many stanzas you like or need in order to tell your story.

Each line has the same number of syllables… your choice. If one line is 7 then all lines are 7.

The number of lines per stanza is up to you but must stay the same for all stanzas with the exception of the last stanza. If one is 4 then all are 4, but the last would be 2, see next.

The final stanza has half the number of lines the other stanzas have. For this poem the stanzas have 4 lines, so my final stanza has 2.

The final stanza sums up what happened in your poem, or you can make a dedication to whoever or whatever you wrote the poem about.

And that’s it. I’ll be updating the How To… post soon with some history about the Chanso poetry form and some interesting language aspects that a history freak like me just loves to stumble upon.

Hope you enjoyed the poem, and try the style out.

Just a tip, if you write one, pick your topic/subject, then write a sentence for what each stanza will be about. For example:

My poem was about reading a book, as revealed in the final stanza. The subject of the poem being a deception until the end was my own doing, not a requirement of the style at all. Now here is how I went about my Chanso. I divided it up into what I considered the elements of reading a book, a real, honest to goodness, made of paper, book.

Seeing the book (On the shelf, the thrill that it’s there, the color of the cover.)

Feeling the book (As I take it off the shelf. Happy I finally and thrilled I finally have it.)

Opening the book (Opening the book to a story of a heartbreaking emotional story or a hard as nails action thriller. And knowing it was the right pick and delighting in what I see.)

Hearing the book (Hearing that creak of a book opening and the pages rifling.)

Reading the book (The words and the images and the ending and satisfaction of having read the book.)

The reveal (In this case.) that it is a book. (A quick summation of the poem. I was surprised by how easy it was to do it.)

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How to write Chanso Poetry.

It’s New Form Friday for your Poetic Palates.

Today I bring you the CHANSO.

This is a French form made popular by troubadours in 12th century Europe. Often about the chivalrous manner to treat women. (More details coming in updates or a new post. You know I love the historic details of things.)

Here it goes the How To Write:

  • 4 or more STANZAS
  • The number of lines for a STANZA is up to you. But EACH STANZA will be that number of lines.
  • SYLLABLES should be the same for each line throughout. The number is your choice.
  • The RHYME SCHEME is your choice, but whatever you set for the FIRST STANZA, should be the same for all STANZAS.

The RHYME PATTERN for a four-line four STANZA Chanso would look like this: (Image)

four line stanza Chanso patterns image


(Text Version)
RHYMING PATTERNS for a four-line, four stanza CHANSO.
Each stanza is to use its OWN rhymes, not those of
the previous stanza’s rhymes.
A                                A
B                                A
A                                B
B                                 B

C                                 C
D                                 C
C                                 D
D                                 D

E                                  E
F                                  E
E                                  F
F                                  F

G                                  G
H                                  G
G                                  H
H                                  H

I                                   I
J                                   I

  • You choose the NUMBER OF STANZAS you want your Chanso to have.
  • The FINAL STANZA called an ENVOY or TORNADA, is a summary of the poem or a dedication to the subject the poem is about if that applies in any way.
  • The ENVOY/TORNADO is half the number of lines as the main stanzas.
  • For the ABOVE PATTERN, the ENVOY is a 2 line stanza because the main stanza is 4 lines
    If the main was a 6 line stanza, the final stanza would be a 3 line stanza.
  • The RHYME PATTERN for the ENVOY/TORNADA is the same as the main stanza
    beginning with line one. If this were a 6 line main stanza, then the envoy/tornada would be IJI or IIJ.

 

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Ew Gross or A Stalker Gawk Cur- a poem.

Ew, Gross

or

A Stalker Gawk Cur

A Taco Bell date got you cussed.

That former flame turned out her light

when your wallet became too tight.

Your love life has turned into dust,

and now Friday nights are a bust.

Your face is a lunatic smile

while stalking her twitter profile.

Dude, that brain of lust should be trussed.

 

 

Not good at all, but I needed to write. So, I did.

 

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 20 SMILE. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

Ronovan Writes poetry image standard

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 20 (SMILE) 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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

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 (Day & Flaw 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 SMILE, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

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 SMILE must be one of the C line words. Then the other C line(s) word(s) must rhyme with SMILE.

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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Décima Challenge 19 Poets Collected

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

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Charmed Chaos: Three Feathers Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: A Distinctive Local Personage – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Lady (Person! Woman! Man! Camera! TV!) From The East

The sun darkened, the day was done,
Cold night arrived, an escaping bride,
approached by horse, a fearful ride
and rider routed by the sun.
“I am lost,” she said. “The last one
of my tribe. We dwelt in the east,
lived well, each day a blessed feast.
Then, the Orange Man bought my soul.
Alas, I could not pay that toll.”
I took her in. Her and her beast.


Frank Hubeny: Ride – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


The Hidden Edge: Ride It Out Ch#53 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/enchanted-a-decima/


MMA Storytime:  Place Your Bets


My Fresh Pages: The Fall Décima – My Fresh Pages


revivedwriter:  A Rocket-Ship Ride | revivedwriter 


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 19 (RIDE) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


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A poetry challenge housekeeping post.

Hello everyone. I just need to mention a few things to make the poetry challenges provide each of you with the best chances of receiving some extra visitors each week. There are a few things I wanted to tell you.

  1. Make certain to either do a PINGBACK or place a COMMENT LINK to your poem in the Comments Section of the challenge you are doing.  It makes it easier for other participants to visit you, and for me to gather the links for the collected poets’ posts.
  2. The PINGBACK helps the challenge receive notice by your followers/friends/readers on your blog. This is one way our challenges have seen increases in poets the past several weeks. If you have been doing PINGBACKS for quite a while, see if something as simple as a text color change catches a visitor’s eye. I’m not asking for it to be intrusive. I’m also not asking that you do a PINGBACK AT ALL. Doing the challenge is the only thing that matters. I’m confident in saying there are people out there using the prompts we don’t know about, and that’s WONDERFUL. I never expected to do a challenge when I started a blog, nor have 50 participants per week back before I burned out on blogging, writing, and life itself.
  3. Why do I do the challenges?
    1. To give writers something to write about.
    2. So each of those who take part has a community of friends if they want one. They can make one by visiting the other poets’ poems, comment at times, and interact on other posts. You don’t know how many long-lasting friendships on WordPress started through the haiku challenge.
    3. So each of you gets extra visitors each week, and maybe some regulars who start checking out your other posts.
  4. I don’t always comment on poem posts; it doesn’t mean I’m not reading them. I am or the poets collected posts wouldn’t exist. Sometimes I have the energy to comment and even write a haiku responding to your haiku. More often than not, I don’t. I’m working on the first book in a new series I’m writing and editing books multiple books for others, and it’s using up more energy than I could’ve imagined.
  5. For those of you who do both PINGBACKS and COMMENT LINKS, you may notice the PINGBACK disappears. I remove one so people who visit the challenge and click the links to read the poems don’t visit the same page they just left. Sometimes I correct the links when links provided give error messages.

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A SPECKLED CROWN – a poem

As bird gifts to man

a crowning day of white specks

so Man gifts the Earth.Poetry Lost Mind Image

Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 320 Day & Flaw

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly Haiku Challenge, click HERE.

 

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 320 Day&Flaw


I looked up FLAW in the thesaurus and liked the world FOIBLE. I clicked it and the definition had an example (an all-too-human foible.). I’ve always liked the word foible. I just like the way it sounds. That’s a big part of why I like poetry, the way you can use the sounds of words to help create or convey a step above what the words themselves alone mean.

It’s the painting pictures with words you’ve heard about so often.

It’s not just “The blue sky spreads her shawl over her twin, the ocean, protecting her from death by the Sun’s kiss.”

It’s “The vault of heaven lowers its cerulean veil with each day’s end, to reveal treasures beyond.”

It’s “The celestial sphere shimmers like sapphires with each passing moment.”

Why didn’t I use foible in these examples? That would be helping. Me? Help? Never… MUahahahahhaahaha. (That’s my maniacal laugh.)



Drop 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. 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: Day, Flaw
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!

Day&Flaw

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 319 Poets Collected.

Links to the 22 Poets 31 Poems from last week’s challenge of Trip&Whip and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Missed some of my regulars. Hope all is well during this crazy time. Be safe. Do the safe things.


Annette Rochelle Aben: Distractions


Bobby Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/17/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-319/    Make sure to check his Decima Poem. It uses the Haiku challenge words/synonyms as well.


http://www.engleson.ca:

The Fall of You Know Who- A Speculative Haiku

Though smart as a whip,
He lashed out at friend and foe
And tripped on his tongue


Anisha|Crazy Nerds: Whips that Trip – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs


Endless Rivers: Blow Me Down – Endless Rivers  A Haibun in reverse.


The Hidden Edge: Maintain Your Aim – Ch#51 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge  


isaiah46ministries: We Can Beat This Thing


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It: Haiku – Trip & Whip – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It


Mindfills: trippin’ ~ a tanka – Mindfills     A Tanka


MMA Storytime: Cage Hopper


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 319 Trip &Whip – Mukhamani


My Fresh Pages: Don’t Trip Haiku – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat:    Haiku Challenge (8/17/20) – PrairieChat     A Tanka


Queen Nandini: My Haikus with the words Trip and Whip | queennandini   4 Haiku


Quilted Poetry: Unreasonable Weather | #RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 319 – Quilted Poetry    A Tanka   


Ronovan Writes:  priceless – a poem | ronovanwrites


Scribblans: https://scribblans.wordpress.com/2020/08/18/sometimes-i-dont-rhymes-trip-and-whip/    2 Haiku


Sketching Words: https://sketchingwords.com/2020/08/17/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-319/   2 Haiku and 1 Tanka


Straight From My Heart: #Haiku Sudden recollection – Straight From My Heart


teleportingweena: Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Trip/Whip | teleportingweena


The Tenth Zodiac: Weekly Haiku Challenge #319 by Ronovan – The_tenth_zodiac  4 Haiku


WillowDot21: https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2020/08/17/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-319-trip-and-whip/  


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polluted veins – a poem

Polluted Veins – by Ronovan Hester

~*~

The problems of man are just so, the problems of man.

Man fell from the gift of God’s creation to the gift of its own.

He gives us centuries of warning of disaster to come.

From the lowest of lands to the driest of earth,

from the wind-torn paths to the fruitless sands.

Knowledge, God’s greatest gift tells us the patterns of our fate.

He provides new histories to add to that of our lives.

We heed them or stay with our stubborn and troubled paths.

Some can go. Some cannot.

Those with none, need those with abundance.

To move from the barren, the heartache must travel.

Life is for living our ancestors know. Forgiveness is granted.

Blaming the heavens for what we as Man have done,

is our peril and denial of the twisted blood

through centuries Man has spun.

I leap into a life as one of God’s open-eyed man,

With a hope to right the wrongs in our ancestries’ polluted veins…

brought through its greedy sins.

To find the solutions to the decaying of our inner being.

My prayer is this, to keep the path, The Way.

To open the blind-eyed into those of the seeing.

To fill the world with hope and strength,

To see the truth in our life as Man.

To end my life… on the day that comes… with the, I Am.

Polluted Veins poem on sky blue background.

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 19 (RIDE) This week, it’s the B 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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

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 (Trip & Whip 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 STAY, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduleD Décima Poetry Challenge how to and what not.

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 RIDE must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with RIDE.

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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Décima Challenge 18 Poets Collected

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

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: The Wrong Girl? – eastelmhurst.a.go.go 


New Love in a Pandemic

This is it then, each breath, each way,
we stand apart, six feet or more,
To make the point, as death lists soar,
It is a fresh and fearful day.
I want you close. We cannot stay
apart, we cannot miss our time,
ardour turned on a viral dime.
Love should be wild and grandiose,
Yet intimate, held sweet and close,
Not seen as a public health crime.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/12/ronovan-writes-decima-challenge-18-spectacle-in-seaworld/


The Hidden Edge:  Stay Focussed – Ch#47 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Frank Hubeny: Stay – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


imanikingblog: Stay | imanikingblog


Meanings and Musings: She knows – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


Prairie Chat: Stay – A Décima Love Song – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Not Ready to Retire


revivedwriter:   Wanting To Stay | revivedwriter


RonovanWrites:  https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/12/a-boys-folly-a-poem/ 


willowdot21:    Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 18 (STAY) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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priceless – a poem

declared as common

my ego stumbles, is subdued,

but remains priceless.

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Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 319 Trip & Whip

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly Haiku Challenge, click HERE.

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 319 Trip&Whip

 


Drop 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 Meet&Part.

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: Trip, Whip
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!

Trip&Whip

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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hear me say – a poem – a letter – a message

It’s okay
What I’m saying
What I’m playing
That I’m praying
You think you know me and can show me

Hear me           Say

It’s okay
My mind’s relaying
It’s dismaying
It’s decaying
You think you know me, can control me

Here me           Say

It’s okay
I’m testifying
And I’m lying
And denying

And
And
And

It’s okay
I’m conveying
I’m portraying
And I’m fraying

And

It’s

Okay
I’m implying
And denying
And I’m dying
You think you know me, can console me

 

And
And
And
And

Is it okay
It’s diverting
to be inserting
and not be hurting

and
and

 

is it okay
i’m justifying

what you’re supplying

so preoccupying

death defying

dissatisfying

is it okay
that i pray

that i pray

that i pray

Poetry Lost Mind Image

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nature saves – a kouta poem

care for life in      all      its forms

each      with purpose and meaning

protecting one another

fail in this       means death

 

 

The Japanese poetry form of kouta, meaning little song, was apparently created during the Muromachi Period (14th-16th centuries). It became popular again during the late 1800s as a Geisha song style.

There are two versions;

  1. A four-line or quatrain poem with the syllable pattern of 7/5/7/5.
  2. A four-line or quatrain poem with the syllable pattern of 7/7/7/5.

There are no hard and fast theme elements to consider. Some kouta use colloquialisms and onomatopoeia. The thing to remember is, it’s all according to your imagination. I have seen sites mentioning a fifth line may be added

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For added information:

One point to consider about the Geisha song style of Kouta is, the song may contain a 5/7/7 style. This is based on the first such Geisha song using this style in 1856. There may also be confusion in how the west interprets the style into English.

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Haiku Challenge 318 Poets Collected.

Links to the 26 Poets 38 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: Go Greased Lightning | Annette Rochelle Aben


Bob Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/10/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetryprompt-318/


http://www.engleson.caA Haiku which was then incorporated into a Shi Rensa Haiku entry. Very nice, dude, very nice. And a beautiful one at that.

Doubts

Did I play my part?
Were your expectations met?
Did I fall just short?
Did I fall just short,
Fail to meet the challenge:
your beautiful dream?
Your beautiful dream
was there, my fingers reached out
as the bubble burst.
As the bubble burst,
There was no time for sorrow,
No tears for lost love.

Anisha|Crazy Nerds: Hills to Oceans – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs  (7 Poems.)

Dear Sun! – CᖇazY Neᖇɗs  (3 Poems)


Endless Rivers:  Fragments – Endless Rivers


Faith Unlocked:  Eternity Bides


The Hidden Edge: Educate Ch#43 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge  A Shi Rensa Haiku


isaiah46ministries:  Still Missing You, My Black Knight – Help from Heaven


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It:   Haiku – Meet & Part – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It


Lillie-Put: Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: #318 Meet & Part | Lillie-Put


Mindfills:  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/10/parting/


MMA Storytime: You Defend Defend Everything


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 318 Meet& Part – Mukhamani


Prairie Chat: Haiku Challenge (8/10/20) – PrairieChat   A Shi Rensa Haiku


Queen Nandini:  My Haikus with the words Meet & Part | queennandini


Quilted Poetry:   Remember | #RonovanWrites #Haiku #Challenge 318 Meet & Part – Quilted Poetry


Ronovan Writes:  vigor and magic – a poem | ronovanwrites   A Shi Rensa Haiku


rugby843.blog The Bag Lady: Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt – The Bag Lady


Sketching Words: https://sketchingwords.com/2020/08/10/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-318/   (3 Poems)


Straight From My Heart: http://straightfromtheheartgd.com/2020/08/12/shirensahaiku-rendezvous-at-twilight/  A Shi Rensa Haiku


teleportingweena: Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Meet/Part | teleportingweena


Tessa Dean author:  https://tessadeanauthor.com/2020/08/10/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-318-meetpart/


Thoughts and Entanglements: A Parting | thoughts and entanglements


WillowDot21: Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge 318 Meet and Part. | willowdot21      A Shi Rensa Haiku


Whippet Wisdom: Haiku: Trust – Whippet Wisdom – a Highland Journey


A Wise Woman’s Journey:  A Clouded Gift | awisewomansjourney


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burning – a poem

sweltering heat

suffocating tender skin

relieved in cool shade

 

I’m actually allergic to heat. Weird? Yep.

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