Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 343 BARE and Full

A WINTER Badge below.

Example Haiku with this week’s words.

stay, her teeth are bared

to protect the infants’ future

full action’s needed


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. (ROUGH and Season)

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: BARE, Full
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!

BARE and Full

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Haiku Challenge 342 Poets Collected.

Links to the 27 Poets from last week’s challenge of ROUGH and Season 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 (Amazon):  90 days | Annette Rochelle Aben


A Wise Woman’s Journey:   Slow Coming | awisewomansjourney


But I Smile Anyway… | Rita Bhathal (Amazon):    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season. | But I Smile Anyway…


Tessa Dean | Author:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season. – Tessa Dean – Author


EMOTIONS | The Ex Introvert:  https://wp.me/p9hlnC-6a


William Thomas Engleson: (Book purchasing sites on Author’s site Book Page)

Blaw-se

‘Tis that dark season,
January, buried deep
In the cold wet rough.

Blaw-se-Shi Rensa-A Canadian Moment

‘Tis that dark season,
January, buried deep
In the cold wet rough.

In the cold wet rough,
Towhees and Dark-eyed Juncos
Scramble for the scraps.

Scramble for the scraps
as I muddle through the morn
seeking much the same.

Seeking much the same,
as we acknowledge Covid:
One year and counting.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bob Fairfield:   https://bobfairfield.org/2021/01/25/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-challenge-342/


Farrago Express | Michael Williams:

Alternation

Change Is Coming  A dual poem.


Free Mind Confessions:   https://freemindconfession.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/haiku-challenge-342-rough-and-season-reflection-of-a-lost-winter/


Haiku Hound | Denis:   Dogs at Play


Help from Heaven | Regina:   Never Alone   


Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:     Spring – (Weekly Haiku Prompt) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge  


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It:  Haiku ~ 1/25/21 – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It    


Malham Magna | Alice:   Just a little longer!


Mindfills:  Tousled


MMA Storytime:   Always Fight Season


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season. – Mukhamani      


Mystical Strings | Dr. Crystal Grimes (Music Artist):   Transition


Prisoner of Hope:   Rough Season


Quilted Poetry | Lizl Bennefeld:   Rough Chopped Breakfast a Tanka  


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   https://arthurrichardson.org/2021/01/27/haiku-challenge-342/


Ronovan Writes (Amazon):   The Question


Sketching Words | Diane Puterbaugh:   January Squares and Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt #342 – sketchingwords.com


The Bag Lady:  Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 1-25-21 – The Bag Lady  


They, You and Me:  year after year


Toward the Within | Diedre:   Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season. – Toward the within…


WillowDot21:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season. | willowdot21


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NEVER GIVE UP – A poem.

NEVER GIVE UP

This simple man waits in worry,
through mind-fields of love notes not wrote,
in lakes of heartache where hopes float,
and life hangs back in a hurry.
Watching signs till eyes are blurry.
Each one reads to yield or to stop.
Time’s winning as grains of sand drop,
but dreams continue on with care.
I’ll keep loving this crone so rare,
and breathing till I reach her stop.


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 42 CARE.


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 42: (CARE) in the D rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (ROUGH and Season). and this Décima Challenge of CARE 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 SHIMMER, 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 41 Poets Collected

13 Poets from last week’s challenge of SHIMMER 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.

NEW POETS THIS WEEK

SHIFTNSHAKE | D. AVERY:  Sojurn

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

 


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:  A Sad Changing Of the Guard


EMOTIONS | The Ex Introvert:  Wake up – The child in you


http://www.engleson.ca

Inauguration Day-A Poem by a Middle Class, Elderly Canadian Socialist (or, Maybe, a Social Democrat in a Pinch)

Even here, in the cloud-gray dawn,
ferry bound, prawn boat scooting by,
Earth seems lighter, even the sky,
dark as it is, knows that he’s gone.

And, in his stead, we venture on,
Hopeful, in the new day’s glimmer,
New? Old? Safe! Not that flimflammer.
And though flawed, like sensible shoes,
footwear to trust, Joe’s paid his dues.
Our eyes shine in the sweet shimmer.


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Shimmer


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Shimmer


MMA Storytime:   It Factor


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Lighthouse


Revived Writer:     Desert Greenery


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  Seasonal


SHIFTNSHAKE | D. AVERY:  Sojurn


The Tenth Zodiac |  Nima: Suppressed Words


Two On A Rant: Cycle of Life


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 41: (SHIMMER) in the C rhyme line. | willowdot21



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The Question – a poem.

The Question

a dark mind’s season

has never-ending self-doubt,

formed such rough visions

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of ROUGH and Season.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Winter badge 2021


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season.

A WINTER Badge below.

Example Haiku with this week’s words.

highs, lows, smooth or rough

life moves you through each season

both sunrise and sunset


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. (FROST and Glint)

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: ROUGH, Season
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!

ROUGH and Season

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Winter badge 2021SEASONAL BADGE


 


 

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Haiku Challenge 341 Poets Collected.

Links to the 32 Poets with 4 Poems from last week’s challenge of FROST and Glint and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

 

NEW TO THE CHALLENGE:

IAMJSLEFLORE:  Haiku Challenge #341 Frost & Glint | IAMJSLEFLORE

Prisoner of Hope:  Frost Glints | Prisoner of Hope 2011

Bend Branches: Frost spikes haiku: Haiku Challenge – bend branches

Toward the Within | Diedre:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint. – Toward the within…

Ronovan Writes Haiku Poets Collected Winter badge 2021


Annette Rochelle Aben:  gentle reveille | Annette Rochelle Aben


A Wise Woman’s Journey:  Shattered | awisewomansjourney


Bend Branches: Frost spikes haiku: Haiku Challenge – bend branches


But I Smile Anyway… | Rita Bhathal:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint. | But I Smile Anyway…


Tessa Dean | Author:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint. – Tessa Dean – Author


Don’t Forget The Half:   Bright Lights, Big City – Don’t Forget the Half


EMOTIONS | The Ex Introvert:

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint – Emotions

Try on Shi Rensa Haiku:

The anatomy of vulture words
Bring about a sense of frosty chill
No, not the picture still!

No, not the picture still!
But bring about a grill!
On these bloody hearts

On these bloody hearts
Which won’t spell a single bill
For crying over the rotten mill of friendship

For crying over the rotten mill of friendship
Which are now the satire
Written again in those vulture words

-Exintrovert


William Thomas Engleson:

Winter: 1

morning dew glistens
glints, glows, awaits frost’s blanket
to encase the earth.

Winter: 1 A Shi Rensa

morning dew glistens
glints, glows, awaits frost’s blanket
to encase the earth.

To encase the earth,
The deep chill of late winter
descends on our souls.

Descends on our souls,
weather vane of twisted time,
you soar on the sun.

You soar on the sun.
The splendour of the next day
takes us home again.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bob Fairfield:  http://bobfairfield.org/Ronovan


Farrago Express | Michael Williams:  Winter Art Show – Farrago Express


Help from Heaven | Regina:   You Don’t Scare Me: RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – Help from Heaven


IAMJSLEFLORE:  Haiku Challenge #341 Frost & Glint | IAMJSLEFLORE


Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:     Thoughts – (Weekly Haiku Prompt) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge  


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It:    Haiku – Frost & Glint – J-Dubs Grin and Bear It   


Malham Magna | Alice:   The ring – Malham Magna


Mindfills:  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/icy-a-haiku/


MMA Storytime:   A Killer Competitor


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint. – Mukhamani              


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


Prisoner of Hope:  Frost Glints | Prisoner of Hope 2011


Quilted Poetry | Lizl Bennefeld:  Winter Art | Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 – Quilted Poetry 


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:

Frost – Poems, Polemicks and Licks

Frost

Winter mornings wake
to the sound of glinting frost,
a crackle of white.

A crackle of white,
Winter’s symphonic poem,
a season composed.

A season composed,
notes a frozen harmony
prefiguring Spring.


Ronovan Writes:

Warm Me – a poem. | ronovanwrites

Release Me – a poem. | ronovanwrites


Scribblans:    Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Frost and Glint – Scribblans


Sketching Words | Diane Puterbaugh:   https://sketchingwords.com/2021/01/18/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-341/


Straight From My Heart:   Lost Shine – Straight From My Heart 


Sweet Aroma | Oneta Hayes:  CONTENTMENT | Sweet aroma


The Bag Lady:  Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt – 1-8-21 – The Bag Lady


Teleporting Weena: Ronovan Writes Haiku – Frost/Glint | teleportingweena


Toward the Within | Diedre:  Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint. – Toward the within…


Two on a Rant:   Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge: Shimmer. | Two on a Rant


WillowDot21:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint. | willowdot21


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Release Me – a poem.

Release Me

one glimmer of hope

breaking fear’s icy cold hold,

tired souls are set free

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Winter badge 2021


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 41: (SHIMMER) in the C rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (FROST and Glint). and this Décima Challenge of SHIMMER 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 FLOAT, 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 40 Poets Collected

11 Poets from last week’s challenge of FLOAT 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.)

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

 


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


http://www.engleson.ca

T….: a Canuck’s Response Midway thru January 13th

Impeached or not, he’s bound to go,
The final bell, the College vote.
He’s now at sea, can barely float
much more than “save the Alamo.”

We see the gulf, the rancour grow,
positions weighted by the yoke
of rhetoric as blurred as smoke.
He is a dismal, thoughtless force.
And though we trust he’s run his course,
a future run should be revoked.


Bob Fairfield:  Abridged


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Float – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Float – (Weekly Decima Prompt) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


MMA Storytime:   A Star In the Making


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Lifeboat


Revived Writer:     Learning to Sail


The Indie She:  https://indishe.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-40-float-in-the-b-rhyme-line/


The Tenth Zenith | Nima Mohan:   Quote on Love


willowdot21 | Willow:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 40: (FLOAT) in the B rhyme line. | willowdot21



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Warm Me – a poem.

Warm Me

choked breaths chill to frost

as her cold heart claims my core

a glint of light breaks

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white background


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint.

A WINTER 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. (RELEASE and Simple)

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: FROST, Glint
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!

FROST and Glint

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Haiku Challenge 340 Poets Collected.

Links to the 21 Poets with 1 NEW Poet from last week’s challenge of RELEASE and Simple and their haiku. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

I was happy to see most of the poems moving to the lighter side of life, as that was part of why I chose the words I did. One could make them a closing to a year or any type of experience you’ve had as well as something just openly freeing.

NEW TO US:  Emotions | exintrovertweb

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Annette Rochelle Aben:  cling free


A Wise Woman’s Journey:   Strength In Gentleness


But I Smile Anyway… | Rita Bhathal:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 Release and Simple | But I Smile Anyway…


Tessa Dean | Author:  Fishing


Don’t Forget The Half:   Dirty Diana – Part II


William Thomas Engleson:

Haikuzi

Monday morn haiku,
a simple bouquet of joy,
a jewelled release.

Haikuzi-Shi Rensa

Monday morn haiku,
a simple bouquet of joy,
a jewelled release.

A jewelled release
on this grey-tinged rainy morn
in search of beauty.

In search of beauty,
yet ‘tis there, a wing of birds,
a bounce of blue sky.

A bounce of blue sky,
a whirlpool of warm weather-
January’s charm.

http://www.engleson.ca


Emotions | exintrovertweb:   Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple – Emotions


Farrago Express | Michael Williams:   Covering


Help from Heaven | Regina:    Finding Strength 


Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:   Tough Times    


J-Dubs Grin and Bear It:  Haiku – 1/11/21    


Malham Magna | Alice:   Learning


LSS Attitude of Gratitude  | Lauren:    Ronovan Writes Haiku – Challenge #340 – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀


Mindfills:  freedom a senryu


MMA Storytime:   Choosing A Path


Mukhamani (Lakshmi Bhat}:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple. – Mukhamani     


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


Quilted Poetry | Lizl Bennefeld:   Look forward to Spring  


Ronovan Writes:   Life’s Needs


Straight From My Heart:   Smell 


WillowDot21 | Willow:    Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple. | willowdot21


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Surf – a poem.

Surf
by Ronovan Hester

No peaks, valleys, or destination points.
Never was a road map pointing the way.
No guarantees the fall will eventually end.
The trek back to the top not blazed or marked. Lost. Alone.
Unique in your success, and one more number in the failures.

Dreams ride the random undulating waves.
The crests unstable and never solid for long.
The high only lasts a moment before the crash.
The climax ends in a churning trough of descent, expected, unknown.
To climb this mountain your vision is vast and wide, planning, and watching.

Carried by the past dashed dreams of others,
and the burning saltiness of millennia of failures.
Just one unbalanced breath, and your ride in peril.
And your next, you slip, not along rough terrain to the bottom of dirt and stone.
But down the wall of see-through glass, life on the other side. Predators of players?

Or the dramatic plunge, less graceful than chaos.
Watching the greeting sun reflecting surface below.
Chest raw from the impact through the vanishing hopes.
Pushing through, chin, knees, shins, scrapped with sandpaper of pulverized dead things.
Bloodied and bruised, but not the end, tumbling over and over, gasping for breath. Dying?

Your limp body washes up on the sand, choking.
You join the other eons of unrecognizable rejects.
No one to help. No roadside assistance. No guardian.
People walking along, heads down, looking for empty shells, and finding you.
But you’re not enough, not quite dead enough, you stink of fresh disappointment.

Their heads refuse to look out to the horizon,
never seeing the sun-soaked crests of possibilities.
None of those tumbles, those survivors, or those joys.
They always walk safely on dry sand, toes dry, just out of reach of adventure.
The chance, the opportunity, of living. Heads not in the sand but forever bowed.

Lives only change with empty shells of the living.
Polished with time to the point they all look the same,
yet the wary keep up their search for the next perfect vessel.
Only inches away, a vibrant and exciting life calls with a roar they no longer hear.
But you’ve survived, and you tremble to your battered and pain-filled knees, again.

You stand, turn to that uncharted, desired filled world.
Wading in up to your chest, deep in the sting of the past.
Now dive and swim to fight the tide, or others will drag you.
They’ll help you along or drown you with their own failures, sinking before they’ve crested,
back to those footprints in the sand, now another empty shell to add to their dead collection.

Turn, wade, dive, scan the playing field, and wait for the swell.
Each fall, each ripped open chest and scrapped chin, battle scars.
No success without trying, nor without appreciated amounts of failure.
With each toe that leaves the sand behind, it dips into the salty dreams of ancient warriors.
You learn to descend from those crests in control, with less in chaos. With more success than not.


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 40: (FLOAT) in the B rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (RELEASE and Simple). and this Décima Challenge of FLOAT 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 CONTRAST, 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 39 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of CONTRAST 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.

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson:   Boy Bye!


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:   Looking Back


http://www.engleson.ca

Yes, The Poem is Called January 6th, 2021

Here we sit, a ruling at last,
An electoral finale day.
There are no more dragons to slay.
He is now a voice from the past.

Still, he will scream, rant and contrast
his fantasy with all that’s real,
chant he won, cry “the big steal”
berate, bamboozle, and bellow,
blame the stars, the other fellow,
as we await Biden’s New Deal.

Part 2: Yes, The Poem is Called January 6th, 2021 Later in the Day

In seconds, chaos moves in fast,
a fevered Trump-fuelled riot,
Democracy, once sound, quiet,
and this disgrace, such a contrast.

Trump is an actor so miscast,
a grim presidential eyesore
at best, at worst a rotting core,
a gash on America’s heart.
We watch civility depart
and inch closer to civil war.


Bob Fairfield:  A Ray of Hope


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:  Contrast – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:   Contrast – (Weekly Decima Prompt #) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


MMA Storytime:   A Stark Contrast


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  The Dream


Ronovan Writes:  The World Watches


Stine Writing:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 39: (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line. – Stine Writing


Two on a Rant:  Ronovan Writes Décima & Haiku poetry challenge : | Two on a Rant


willowdot21:   Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 39: (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line. | willowdot21



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The World Watches – A poem.

The World Watches

Daily we are given contrast
of what is true and what is thought.
Fools run amok with lies they’ve bought,
leading to the flag at half-mast.

Thank the Lord the role’s been recast.
But the mad serpent still has fangs,
venom seeps into disturbed veins.
Infected minds storm hallowed halls,
seeking truth with traitorous calls.
Strife will never remove these stains.

 


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 39 CONTRAST.


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Life’s Needs – a poem.

Life’s Needs

red velvet petals

release needed enchantment,

on this simple man

 


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of RELEASE and Simple.

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple.

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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. (CHILD and Grow)

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: RELEASE, Simple
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!

SIMPLE and Release

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