The New #Haiku #Challenge #Review Week 85!

Welcome to the new Haiku Challenge Weekly Review with Ronovan Writes. Brought to you by … The Word of the Week to Live by:

Vitality
plural vi·tal·i·ties
1 a:  the peculiarity distinguishing the living from the nonliving b:  capacity to live and develop; also :  physical or mental vigor especially when highly developed

2 a:  power of enduring b:  lively and animated character

Word of the Week to Live by-Vitality

Narrowing the list down to 10 was a lot more difficult than I imagined. I had it down to about 17, then had to keep going. I think I know why I did all those links for so long.

For all the links, click HERE for the challenge post and the comments. All duplicates have been removed. In other words, if you click one, you won’t visit that same one again as you move through the list. I delete the ping backs of those who leave links in comments for the convenience of readers. The ping backs still work.

The Featured Ten

(In order of entry.)

TJ Paris Haiku – The Tight Rope http://wp.me/p5ipGi-1ub via @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Alice – Her experience (2) http://wp.me/p4g8gn-Uk via @Vidocq_CC

Judy – Molly http://wp.me/p54Obu-1Ho via @EdwinasEpisodes

Oneta – Spring Swing http://wp.me/p4Ipb9-i5

Doug – Enigma  http://wp.me/s69SqY-enigma

Martha – Love Signs http://wp.me/pPFyE-1Lj via @MeridithLBL

Greg – Warmth Abounds http://wp.me/p51loS-js via @Greg_Wolford

Ruby – Tight pillow cuddles @RubyManchanda

Pancake Bunnykins – Slipped Away http://wp.me/p5JoVg-1RN

Crow – Poem 20160225 (Forgotten) http://wp.me/p1kF-IU via @crow

 

Special Mentions

OBA – All The Way Love – **Wedding Anniversary** http://wp.me/p5ptIl-292 via @obapathway

Clarence – Ode To RonovanWrites **Appreciation** http://wp.me/p3ZFSi-Vv

 

Authors

(Click Images to go to Amazon or SmashWords Author Pages for Books.)

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben – Cozy Traditions http://wp.me/p4ayEo-15H via @YouAreTheExpert

 

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey – Over the Plains http://wp.me/p3kG6h-1xC via @houseofbailey

 

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty – Cocoons to Spring http://wp.me/p2ESuy-2uX via @MJDougherty33

 

Like a Child to Home by Bill EnglesonBill EnglesonDemocratic Dance via @billmelaterplea

 

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin – Melting In  http://wp.me/p2YiAw-37n via @dmauldin3

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega – Spanx & Food Porn http://wp.me/p3eYyj-1cm  @VashtiQV

 

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent – Cold http://wp.me/s1wss8-cold via @SCVincent

 

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun.Baheya Zeitoun – Drumming Hearts http://wp.me/p1FhVD-IO via @BaheyaZ

 


Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling on AmazonClick the Image.

“Now, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!”

The historical descriptions are done smoothly, and flow nicely without being to “teachy”.”

“What I found when I began reading was immediate engrossment in the cleanly written character of Captain Wallace, who is a seafaring man of high rank, with a conscious. That his first person voice is as confessional as it is kept me turning the pages. ”

“I enjoyed meeting the characters, kept turning the pages to see what was happening next …”

Captain Gabriel Wallace is a man with a moral code that is largely unwavering; a confident man who holds himself with pride yet humble. A romantic hero for sure! This is an entirely engaging and enjoyable read!”

 

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RonovanWrites 78th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Visit this article, Help a Sister Out!, and help Annette Rochelle Aben win a Book Cover War.

 

Humor and comments are lean this week. Difficult time focusing. Don’t you hate being human sometimes? If you have a Twitter and don’t see your Twitter Handle below, let me know so I can add it. Some sites do not have their handle showing in their Twitter share option on their posts. I have to put in the handle from knowing they have one when I share the post on Twitter. How to get your Twitter Handle to show when people Share your blog articles.

If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post, in some way, of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

For Author’s with no comments, the links go to the last Haiku they had in the Challenge. As long as they’ve participated multiple times, whatever that number means to me, I leave them here as a way to help spread the word of their work. They are also in alphabetical order if they entered this week.

Haiku Challenge Review 78

 




AUTHOR CENTRAL

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Humor
Life
Nature

New Offenders!

NEW! Andre Jayaprana: Great Sphinx | andrejayaprana. An interesting Haiku and image. A MUST READ & VISIT. It sent me to the search engines to seek out some of the meanings in the Haiku. Y’all know I love doing things like that and learning. “lifelong learner, lifelong journey”

NEW! 1000hoursleft (Mek): Watering Hole | Work In Progress. Three NATURE Haiku, with a slightly different take on the same theme. “10000hoursleft* is a writer based in Central Victoria, Australia. Her intention in creating this blog (aside from the many hours of procrastination it offered in setting up) was to have a home for practicing the craft of writing. You can read her writer’s manifesto here.”

NEW! OBA: Sunshine kissing Sand | The king’s oracle.  OOOOO, went to the search engines for one reference in this Haiku. Love me some learning. “Hello World, I am OBA and where the word of the king is there is power. My blog is called the king’soracle . I am a wife and mother to two great boys. I am addicted to Jesus. I used to wear a hooded T-shirt  with that slogan written all over it, in my teenage years. I am an Indie christian recording artiste with the mandate … click to read more.” @obapathway

NEW! Crow: Poem 20160105 | Caw!. An interesting perspective of things. I oddly take a meaning for myself from this, that I am certain is not meant, but that’s what it’s all about, right? I’m a guy who writes. I write. I write fiction. I write poetry. I show the poetry here. I have not published the fiction. I also program (for a living, but not independently). I live in Southern California, where I have lived my entire life. I sometimes think I would like to live in Hawaii. I have, however, never been there. And if I lived there, I would have to constantly try to remember how to spell Hawaii without looking like I was trying to remember it…click to read more.” @Crow

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNEW! Natalia Erehnah (Author): Here Comes the Sun | Weaving Gold. An interesting thought with that last line. “I am an evolving hueman, transformed mother, novice (indoor, so far) rock climber, ardent reader, and a writer exploring ancient, controvertible  history and past lives…I live in Southeast Michigan and am in search of a spiritually-leaning writers’ circle…click to read a great deal more, informative stuff.” Interesting site. Obviously Natalia is an Author, and you can check out her Book, Swan Mothers, on her site synopsis as well as at her Amazon page at the author link in red above. 21 out of 25 reviews are 5 STAR reviews. #Motherhood, #SpecialNeeds, and #Parenting. @swanmothers

NEW! Suzanne Miller: Getting clear | Art and Life. A true cleansing post. Sharing a lot to let go of a lot. You know, I’ve seen her blog so much that I would swear she’s been in the challenge before, but if so, you’re meeting her again. “I’m an artist and a writer with a background in living on a shoestring and making do. Expressing myself creatively brings me great joy and I love to share my work with the world.”



First to Offend this Week!

Florence: Free Your Mind | Meanings And Musings. I went a bit crazy with the video I posted on the reblog, but if you’ve read her Haiku, you just might get why I thought of that song title. @FTThum



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Snapshots. | Annette Rochelle Aben. A different look at approaching a subject or problem.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): Caution! Danger Ahead! | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Open Spaces | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three offerings this week. Two of NATURE and one more of the LIFE type. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Seeing Things | mama bear musings. Having a little fun with the title this time. It’s a play with words in her Haiku. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Ocean Gif- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A nice bit of imagery and peaceful as well. I think maybe that should be Ocean Gift, but not certain.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): The Fall into Darkness | The Writer Next Door. Three Haiku this week, with one from her husband. Inspired by her novel, which you can see an image inspired by it on the Haiku page. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Direction | Daily Echo. . A nice blend of NATURE and LIFE. This could be either. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): To Whisper Soft Words of Love (Haibun) | Simplicity Lane. A very elegant poem this week. Long form followed by Haiku. Very Nice. A MUST READ.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Blue Hues | An Artist At Heart. We got a NATURE one here for sure. Love that image. Makes me want to get up and go.



Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_
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HUMOR

Lizl: Overwhelming Beauty | Quilted Poetry. So this one might throw some people. I put it here because I see the technological disaster in it.

 

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LIFE

Alice: Age | Boomerang Zone. Two pieces of life advice here. Good luck with it. @Vidocq_CC

Ared (anghulinghugotero): A Haiku for My Heart | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Getting some romance on.

Hugh Roberts: Hey, Mister DJ! | Hugh’s Views and News. Get ready to pump up the volume…DANCE DANCE. @RobertHughes05

Dancing Hugh Roberts

Clarence: Oligarchy | PrarieChat. Clarence to the Dark Side of the…no not THAT dark side.

Mira: vastitude | They, You and Me. Seriously big words this week. @BediMona

Kat: Vastly Clear | like mercury colliding. Very nice Haiku and great image to go with it. MUST READ

Oneta Hayes: Drunk Driving | Sweet aroma. Makes a point with a touch of levity in the matter-of-fact presentation.

Greg: My Weary Soul | Potholes in the Road of Life. Had to scratch my head a moment with this one. Not so much with the message of the Haiku, but the word find. @greg_wolford

Ritu: Empty Headed | But I Smile Anyway. Okay, so I sort of had fun with the title of this one. You’ll find out why it fits when you visit. @PhantomGiggler

Carolyn Injoy: Clouded Thoughts | Reviews & Recommendations. Another that could go NATURE in one sentence then LIFE in the next, but overall I decided on life.

Sandra: Game | Wild Daffodil. A peek inside the LIFE of Daffilicious..

Colleen Chesebro: Silver Surfer | SilverThreading. There are several reasons I gave this one the title I did. At least one sill be obvious to each person. For some both reasons might. Good luck with that. @ColleenChesebro

JustMaria: No Distance | Doodles and Scribbles. I like how the image with this one can look to be different proportions. Nice choice to go with the Haiku. @ciisalveni

Kim M. Russell: Canopy | Writing in North Norfolk. A canopy of scope in this Haiku.

Al: Al’s Positive Haiku  | A Certain Point of View. The title says it all. Of course then he throw’s that image up and now I’m depressed, stuck in the cold and in the middle of a state, nowhere near an ocean. Hrmph! @AlistairLane

Meredith & Martha: Monarch Butterflies by Meredith and The Dawning/Capacity by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Great Haiku as always. Loved seeing pictures of the home and family. It’s always nice to see peeks into the lives of the community members. @Meredithlbl

Elusive: Quantum | Elusive Trope. I may have to come up with a new CATEGORY for this guy … and a few others. Something like PHILOSOPHICAL.

Pancake Bunnykins: Somewhere In My Past | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Love is in the … um … air? Well that is where mine would be considering what this Haiku is about. For those who know me well enough, they’ll know what I mean. I being funny man.

Olga:  Clarity | Stuff and what if. A lot of people are getting this thought from the prompt. I did as well. It’s a nice thought to have.

TJ Paris: Childhood Treasures |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I love how our friend TJ combined two challenges for this one. For one reason, we get to have another photograph from him. I greatly enjoy his Haiku but his photography is always my favorite part. There is a story behind each one. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Sarina River of Dreams | Shining Seeds Billy Joel inspired.  @shiningseeds

Wesley Hollifield: Infinite | NearlyWes. I think another Freku from Wes this time. Freku isn’t a strict form as much as an idea of sharing. Thus you have a long from poem followed by a Haiku.

Jen (JK): Infinite Consciousness | The Secret Keeper. I so dislike having to type the word consciousness. Ever since the movie As Good As It Gets came out, I’ve had a problem spelling it.  @occultguardian

Melissa: Equally Unique & Special | The Aran Artisan. The Aran Island Girl gets a bit starchy this will. Will she end up mashed or baked? Maybe we’ll find out soon. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. @TheAranArtisan

Janice: Breath of Fresh Air | Ontheland. A thought about the New Year. @ontheland1

Denis: Thinking | Haiku hound. Three Haiku with photography nailing the imagery in each one.

Dr. Kottaway: Open Your Broken Heart | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. A personal bit of poetry this week. And some good advice.

Janice: Vast Opportunities | Ontheland. Making a list and deleting it twice, makes Janice’s life all clean and nice. @ontheland1

Marjorie Mallon: Nothing New, Kills Me | KYROSMAGICA. She’s so melodramatic. Drama QUEEN alert! Read the post and you’ll get what I’m saying. All in fun. @Marjorie_Mallon

Ronovan: Tea Cups | Ronovan Writes. My offering this week. @RonovanWrites
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NATURE

TJ Paris: Still Forest |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Do I really need to tell you want this one is about? @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Judy: I Can See Clearly Now … Maybe … Somedays. | Edwina’s Episodes. An interesting fact provided through Haiku. @EdwinasEpisodes

Mira: after the clouds | To Wear a Rainbow. The first line could be about seeing life after a dark circumstance. As a whole, though, I decided to place this in NATURE because this could apply to all forms of breathing life. @BediMona

jazzytower (PR): Desert Waves | Thoughts and Entanglements. An excellent imagery filled Haiku. Opposites in the same description. Now that’s cool.

Teresa Smeigh: Escape | Always A Writer. NATURE far above this week. @TeresaSmeigh

Patricia: Breach | A season and a time. We had these problems where I live this past week, I think it was. Whenever all that heavy rain was coming through. Time seems to flow as quickly as the waters.

Janice: Vast Infinity | Ontheland. I think there is a lot of open space to play with in this one. @ontheland1

Ken G.: In the Pulse of a Star | RIVRVLOGR. I chose NATURE for this one, although there is a touch of human aspect to it. Also my creative mind is seeing way more in that image than it is supposed to.

R. Todd: Clear Night Sky … | A Flash of Fiction. Why is this one making me think Close Encounters of the Third Kind? @psibrone

Janice: Winter Horizon | Ontheland. Cleansing thoughts brought about by blanketed moments.  @ontheland1

Ruby Manchada: Humbled | Whispering Thoughts. Very good imagery with this one.

Janice: Boundless Flight | Ontheland. Always nice to discover your purpose in life.  @ontheland1

Willow: Vista | Willowdot21. I think this one would qualify as a NATURE Haiku.

Becky G:  Sundog | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! A what? Ah, a quick search and now I know.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 77th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Since so many people participated in the challenge this week, in spite of the Holidays and vacations going on around the world, I decided I could at least take a break from having a nervous breakdown over the final phases of my upcoming debut novel release and do a right proper Review. Wish me luck, and may the force be with you.

If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. If you posted after 11 AM EST Sunday, I unfortunately have a family thing to go to and will update the review with any additions when I return. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post in some way of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

For Author’s with no comments, the links go to the last Haiku they had in the Challenge. As long as they’ve participated multiple times, whatever that number means to me, I leave them here as a way to help spread the word of their work. They are also in alphabetical order if they entered this week.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review 2016 Image.




AUTHOR CENTRAL

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Humor
Life
Nature

New Offenders!

NEW! Ared (anghulinghugotero): Favorite Old Friends | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Ared comes to us from the comments of Bunnykins comments, where I found the Haiku you can get to by clicking the red link above. The blue link is to an article on Ared’s blog titled Anxiety, the most recent at the time of this compilation. I say Ared, although that’s not the actual name of the artist, because that’s the name given as ‘can call me’ in a comment on the about page.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun.NEW! Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Another New Year | An Artist At Heart. She’s looking for good things to in the year, may great opportunities soon appear. “Baheya is my actual name; B is what my friends call me. I graduated from the American University in Cairo with a  major in Political Science and a minor in Art. I’ve been living in Cairo my entire life. I love reading, writing, painting, movies, music and fashion. I consider myself to be a feminist. I aspire to become a writer. I would love to travel the world, explore new places and be as adventurous as possible. But, I hate … [click to continue to read the rest].” An Award Winning Author with TWO FREE short offerings on Smashwords. Click the HERE to go there.

NEW! Oneta Hayes: Breaking News | Sweet aroma. A journalistic thought for this New Year’s Haiku, comes from a new member, so please visit, won’t you? “Favorite people: Husband, Sam. Sons, Carl (with wife Vicky) and Roger. Six wonderful beautiful grandchildren surpassed only by their own children – my wonderful, beautiful great grandchildren (the number of which … [click to read the rest.].”

NEW! imaskara: Balance | Imaskara’s Blog.  Iman joined during the Week 76 Challenge, and I always make sure new people get mentioned. “I’m awesome.” At first I thought it said “I’m Canadian and awesome.”



First to Offend this Week!

TJ Paris: Dreaming Haiku Dreams |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. When you visit you will find it difficult to move past the photo used to reach the Haiku, and this time I think it’s more difficult than usual. (I thought about saying difficulter but that sounded wrong for a couple of reasons.) The second sentence formed I found to be a bit sad, but then I may have been looking for the opposite meanings of sentences formed. @Roccoco_a_GoGo



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Two for the price of one, she even rhymed before she was done. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Um, I think my title for it sort of gave it away but not really? A bit of a life lesson or sorts in the first one and the second. She likes doing stuff like that. And the first part of that title was hers.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Still Do | Jane Dougherty Writes. Jane said this was a quickie, and yes, that may be true, but no it’s not all that tricky,  it’s a then and now Haiku, that includes a bit of me and a whole lot of you. PART II more Haiku. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): New Years Hatin’. | mama bear musings. Okay, so she’s not hating, but she has a philosophy about it all. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Ooops- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  Think someone either um, imbibed too much or maybe can’t handle as much as before.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Renewal | Daily Echo. A daily dose of purple prose, we have Sue to thank, for never being gross.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): 2016 | The Writer Next Door. All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, dream. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): Shadows of Time | Simplicity Lane. Imagery makes this one great, so hurry up and don’t you wait. (This is so late into the review I am way lame with my rhymes.) Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_
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HUMOR

Lizl: Open ’til New Year’s | Quilted Poetry. Five choices, why not leave the number to your favorite in comments. One of them is hilarious.

TJ Paris: Surreal Thursday – Antelope |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. If you have not farlopinlated to the realm of the clickerdoozle, to take a gander and opticapoloozle, you’ve blunderbaloosed the skribberdiddles recluse as he vanquished his cranialesence away. @Roccoco_a_GoGo
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LIFE

Kim M. Russell: First Day of January | Writing in North Norfolk. Oh so lovely a first sentenced formed, only to be gufffffawed at by the second. Hey, at least I used guffawed. When was the last time y’all used it? Or y’all and spelled it right? Bunch of no here type people. Hrmph. The way some people are you would think this blog was like going around the world or something. LIFE

Mira: old relationships | To Wear a Rainbow. What’s old is new again, or was that what was new is old again? Oh me achin’ ogooglumbada. It not work so well. @BediMona

Alice: Dread | Boomerang Zone. Through this door you enter a world of intrigue, horror, and imagination. You enter …. the Dread Zone. do Do do do, do Do do do. @Vidocq_CC

Greg: Introspection Time | Potholes in the Road of Life. I think he wrote this one just to use a big word. What do you guys think? The Rev. is getting too polysyllabic for his triubhais. @greg_wolford

Kat: Under the Sun | like mercury colliding. Hmm, she says something about vanity, but according to Carly, it’s only half true. Warren was only a third man enough for her, I guess his Dick Tracy ego is blown in two.

Geetha Prodhom: The untarnished Twelve | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. Geetha makes it an experience with: site, sound, and thoughts.

Judy: Positive Thinking | Edwina’s Episodes. Plans are made and goals realistic, for some reason I think, you may be pessimistic. @EdwinasEpisodes

Clarence: Breaking Up | PrarieChat. Clarence gives a piece of advice, you may think you’re stuck, but you never do things exactly the same twice.

Mira: new love | To Wear a Rainbow. You ever wonder if a boyfriend or husband reads a title like this and goes, “Say what?” I mean they are thinking, “What does she mean ‘NEW’ love?” @BediMona

Sarina Optimistic Outlook | Shining Seeds Keeping positive for days ahead.  @shiningseeds

Clarence: Resolution| PrairieChat. Defined by definition, may all things come to fruition.

Ritu: In the Reading of It. | But I Smile Anyway. Depending on when you read Ritu’s 5/7/5 Haiku, which is one of three types she did for the challenge, women may have a packed closet this year. @PhantomGiggler

Clarence: If-Then-Go| PrairieChat. Positive outlook of old misbegotten days, lays waste to the pessimism of the promise of what may come y’alls ways.

Wesley Hollifield: Change | NearlyWes. A feeling and a day that we all go through, but we never learn and we add more, making the days well beyond two. And it’s in the form of my Freku too.

Pancake Bunnykins: A New Chapter | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Timing the ending of her read, to close with the New Year’s Eve. But she has a new one to begin, wonder if it will take a year to end?

Sandra: Joy | Wild Daffodil. A dark experience with a bright ending, with two styles of Haiku, Daffy ain’t a poet pretending.

Al: New Year  | A Certain Point of View. As we enter this brand new year, someone sounds so full of cheer … NOT! Muahahahahahaha! @AlistairLane

VronLacroix: Another Dawn | Simply shots. And I have hit a Fatigue Wall at this point in the Review. So if the review comments get skimpy, now you know why. Looks Vron is on the hunt, maybe she’ll find it on the oceanfront?

R. Todd: Another Year Down … | A Flash of Fiction. A cow calendar would make this awesome. They come with a gift card for a free thing to eat each month. Yes, I’m that random or that hungry. Trying to get my numbers down before blood work. Craving, craving, craving. @psibrone

Jen (JK): New Tales | The Secret Keeper. Addicted to the word, for years from her they never heard.  @occultguardian

Janice: New year’s reflections | Ontheland. Yeah, the brain is tired as I read these. Good ones but can … not … focus. Aieyeieieyeyeee.   @ontheland1

Meredith & Martha: Perfect/Organize by Meredith and Resolution/Determination by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. NICK PICTURE ALERT!! @Meredithlbl

Denis: New Year | Haiku hound. Fear doth abound, and for that reason, Kyoto may never be found. I’m evil. So Evil. As Evil as Evil can beeeeee.

Becky G:  Pathways | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Upside down, inside out, wherever he leads, that’s what it’s all about.

Florence: Nothing New  | Meanings And Musings. Florence gives us some mindful type things on which to dwell/Underneath I think she has much more than she is telling in this tale. @FTThum

Ronovan: Generation Inspiration | Ronovan Writes. A Haiku about how one helps another. @RonovanWrites

Ronovan: Spark the Imagination | Ronovan Writes. This one started out as an image to go with Generation Inspiration and by the time I finished creating the image, I had a new Haiku. @RonovanWrites

Cousin Kathy: Perk Up Buttercup | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me?. Some Happy New Year’s wishes and advice from Becky’s talented cousin.

Claudette: Blink | to search and to find. Polaroids, and windowed moments, all here in poetry of  three line persuasions.

Olga:  Loopy | Stuff and what if. Read and see if you get what I mean, if not … the perhaps I’m off my bean.
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NATURE

jazzytower (PR): Almost a Double? | Thoughts and Entanglements. A great bit of information, given right here. Looking for that change in the second, blew my mind a bit severe.

Elusive: Cycle | Elusive Trope. Nature is the way of the day, and that’s what Elusive has to say.

Ken G.: Continuity | RIVRVLOGR. Hmm, thinking environmental here a bit. But then you could also go media. Intewesting.

Patricia: It AWAITS! | A season and a time. What happens, you may ask, but to find out what, you must complete the task. Um, of like clicking through, and reading her haiku. (I so did not try to rhyme the two parts of that last sentence. This is getting weird.)

Tolulope Sanusi: Fresh Start | rubys polaroid. What happens in the middle of the night, when you’re all tucked in, nice and tight?  

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 75th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Abbreviated Review

This week you see the format that will most likely be here for the next couple of weeks or so for the Holidays. I hope you all understand. I need a bit of a rest. My son is out of school for the holidays and I would like to get some writing done as well … maybe. If you see a review in this format, it’s not wrong or incomplete. I may try to get a full one done, but this is a just in case.

I will continue to include the new participants, the first offender, and leave the Author links to Amazon and their blogs since it is the holidays and perhaps people would like to check their books out as gifts.

All the links to all the poets are in the comments of the original challenge post. You can get there by clicking HERE. I’ve removed duplicate links that are in there as ping backs and comment links.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

New Offenders!

NEW! Kim M. Russell: Coyote | Writing in North Norfolk. A true nature Haiku. Kind of odd to think about opposites for a Coyote but she did it. Cool. (I so ruin my credibility by saying cool.) “Reading and writing have been a huge part of my life since I was very young. I used to write mainly poetry, moved on to short stories, and finished my first novel for children aged 8+ at the beginning of this year: Joe and Nelly, a ghost story set in London in the Second World War. I am currently writing a novel for older children, another ghost story called The Haunted Tide, this time set in North Norfolk. … continue to read more.” I almost included the picture of her standing with the dragon but thought you would want to go see that for yourself.

NEW! Pancake Bunnykins: That Certain Look | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine. I’m not sure if I want to comment on the awesome writer’s name, the cool blog title, or the great Haiku. I think I just did all three. “I am an Asian mermaid lost in transition. Instead of a purple fishtail, I got legs. I never learned how to swim. I might drown, I know, but my body will embrace the water where I belong, there and then, maybe, just maybe, I can have my tail back. Despite my failure in such transformation, my love for the sea, the sand and the sun is infinite.  continue to read more.”

NEW! Blackcherriess: Fiendish eyes | cherrytato. Spells and women and things like that. Hey, I didn’t write it. “She adores cherries, and she has a good friend called potato. After joining his family, she adopts the family’s middle name: tato. Because she has a tendency to stick first and middle name together, cherrytato is born continue to read more.”



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): So Charming | Annette Rochelle Aben. 2 Haiku this week from Annette. One she went cowboy on us and the second she felt guilty and followed the challenge SUGGESTION of doing opposites.  Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): | Simplicity Lane. . Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  .  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): | Daily Echo. .  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyA MUST READ Jane Dougherty (Author): | Jane Dougherty Writes. . Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above.

 

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.A MUST READ D.B. Mauldin (Author): | mama bear musings. . Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): | The Writer Next Door. . Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV
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Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 74th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

This week you’ll notice the Haiku are divided into different categories and there is even an Authors Central divided into categories as well. The new Freku poetry form entries are at the bottom. Freku is not really a challenge, but for those trying it out, I thought I would list them here. Also, you can use it for the challenge form if you wish, considering the final part of Freku is a Haiku.

Visit those you haven’t.

Some of you may wonder why I don’t comment all the time on your Haiku posts. Sometimes I would end up saying the same thing twice, therefore I keep the comments for the review. You may also notice I don’t click like on your link comment in the Challenge post or on your blog post until the weekends normally. The like is my way of knowing I have put you in the review. I’ve read your Haiku before that.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Haiku Review 74

 


AUTHOR CENTRAL
BLOGGERS
HISTORICAL HUMAN NATURE HUMOR LIFE MOMENTS NATURE SUSPENSE

FREKU

New Offenders!

NEW! Terri: Howl at the Moon | The BeeSpeak. Good nature Haiku with a good us of the prompt words in their original form. Structure is perfect. “This is a blog about looking for lessons in everyday life leading to positive BeeSpeak, Bee-haviors and Bee-liefs. I am a cautiously optimistic over-thinker ready to embrace the bright side of everyday life! I want to stress less and laugh more. I want to find joy in simple moments and share that joy when I can. Join me in my journey along the beeline!”

NEW! Erica Herd: Shadow Wolf | Suburban Hobo. Oh my. So many phobia alerts in this one. Where to start? Enter if you dare!!! When I was a teenager living in Hollywood, California in the late 70s, Woody Guthrie fascinated me. I borrowed his autobiography, Bound for Glory, from the library and read it voraciously as if it were my Creed. I wanted to live his life—free, riding the rails, playing my guitar. I learned to play “This Land is Your Land,” “This Train is Bound for Glory” and other songs he wrote. The hobo’s life for me . . . wanderlust!” continue to read on the author’s site.

NEW! Jael Aster: Red Caped Haiku Fairy Tale | Laszulitopia. Interesting how a certain theme goes through a couple of Haiku this time around. I didn’t think about this. But that’s one reason the challenge is so much fun to read, if not participate in, you get to see how minds work with two words. “As I open yet another blog, it’s the fall-winter holidays ~~ everyone’s busy, maybe excited, possibly depressed.  Here in Lazulitopia mood swings are the norm, with muses doing their best to keep up (that’s a cautionary note, so Readers ~ Beware).  Depending on what you like to read about…it could be an interesting visit.” continue to read on the author’s site.

NEW! Frances Otung: of cake and wolf (The Deceiver) | imanikingblog. Okay, the Haiku is very nice, no comedy to it. But that picture used? I am about to die!!! HAHAHAHA! Okay, I’ve recovered now. Frances participates in the Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen each week, I’m happy to see her jumping into the Haiku pool. “The last time I checked, I’m human with my own peculiarities, fetishes, ‘craze’ and cravings. Beyond that which makes me human, I’m supernatural with a love of and for books. Beautifully bonded journals beckon on me to…click to continue to read on the author’s blog.”  



First to Offend this Week!

Tessa: The Cake | Writing is my life. Maybe this one should have been named Dog Gone.   HUMOR



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HUMOR

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Cake | Simplicity Lane. Nature and Humor together in this one. I’m glad Steven included the cake in the Haiku and not a synonym, otherwise those last lines would have been kind of creepy. Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Cookie Monster? | Annette Rochelle Aben. Looks like Annette got a little confused. Not really, but you’ll find out what I mean when you check her Haiku out.  Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): The easier meal | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  What happens after the story … maybe … in the PETA book of fairy tales.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author):  Predator | Daily Echo. Sue gives us one that fits in many categories. She pulled out the big gun for this one. I can tell it’s late in the week for this one being posted from the number of likes so far. This subject always blows up her blog whenever it appears. That should be a big hint for all Sue Vincent fans.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent
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NATURE

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): Big Bad Wolf | Wendy Anne Darling. A message of not wasting the moment. Check out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyA MUST READ Jane Dougherty (Author): Famine Eyes | Jane Dougherty Writes. Nice take on the prompt. Jane took her imagination places with this one. This could be under SUSPENSE as well. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): Wolf in Snow | thehouseofbailey. These authors need to get out more often. Their imaginations are crazy. Another site too, Poet’s Corner is another site with the same Haiku if you want to visit.  As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.A MUST READ D.B. Mauldin (Author): The Victory Dinner | mama bear musings. Nature, fairy tale, and more, in a three Haiku story. Very Nice. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): Alternative/Blurred Line | Folksong and Fantasy. I chose the titles for the two Haiku this week. Blurred Line comes from, not the song, but from the imagery I personally get from that second line of the second Haiku. H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 
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LIFE MOMENTS

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): Wolf Cakes | JanniStyles1. You’re all thinking I came up with that title, and you’re wondering if there is some wolf in a bikini waiting for you, right? Maybe it is, or maybe it’s not. Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: Consume | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) This one has an amazing photo with it for you nature lovers. Don’t hate because you can’t grow things like this. I almost created a new category for this but I think it falls here nicely. Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author):  You Better Watch Out/Through the Window | Rawls E. Fantasy. Two Haiku with the opposite feelings given for the two sentences formed in each. Very nice job.  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

HUMAN NATURE

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Broken Heart Syndrome | The Writer Next Door. A bit sad, but unfortunately a fact of life. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV
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HUMOR

Dorn Simon-Sinnott: When Daylight Appears | The Writer Behind DornDryad’s Blog. Well this one was a bit more literal than I expected.

Geetha Prodhom: It Was Tea For Two | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. A Senryū , or a humorous, somewhat dark and cynical look at things type of poetry. Most often it is about foibles of man to the absurd. This one is almost a fairy tale and perhaps it is. I thought of Alice in Wonderland meets Little Red Riding Hood. 17 stanzas long. Meaning 17 Haiku in this case. Also a great youtube song by Doris Day.

Meredith & Martha: Crystal Ball/Wolfie Dreams by Meredith and McKinley/Lobo by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. This appears in Humor but there is one, Lobo, that should be in NATURE. But Three out votes One, so here we are. And it’s not all about Humor, but the three make you smile. @Meredithlbl

Judy: Bad Girl | Edwina’s Episodes. I think The Lady Judy has given us a glimpse into her childhood here with a possible quote from her parents. @EdwinasEpisodes

Clarence: The Guillotine | PrarieChat. Not exactly humor, unless you have a historical thought process like mine, but I’m putting it here in Humor anyway. I actually understand the context of the phrase used, seeing as I took a whole quarter in college devoted to French Revolution History. And we also have The Fix Is In!, a commentary on the business world.

Mira: in love | To Wear a Rainbow. Calling this one humor might be surprising to some, but I think the thought processes behind the actions, well I can see them and they bring a smile and a chuckle to me. There you have it. @BediMona

Sandra: Contrast | Wild Daffodil. There are two Haiku, but I’m focusing on the first one. The Wild One might not see this as humor, but the fun I received from it tells me differently. The imagery and the truth of it makes it a sweet Haiku people will smile at when they read. The second Haiku is nice, but not humor and the first is so good and there is so much sentiment in it that it steals the show.

Lizl: Jumbled Fairy Tales | Quilted Poetry. This is a bit disturbing once you sit and think about it a few moments. But I felt a section titled DISTURBING might not get a lot of clicks for the author. Actually it’s not disturbing just, um, yeah, you go read.

Dr. Kottaway: Where wolf | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. I don’t know. Maybe she’s dreaming?

Marje: Cake A la Sharp Fangs Santa/No Wolfish Sexism Allowed | Kyrosmagica. Well, I don’t see what she means by that second one. All three are allowed, right? (That was not typed me be. I was hacked.) @Marjorie_Mallon

Greg: Cake on Her Face | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg pulls one from the tabloid vaults for this one. @greg_wolford
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HUMAN NATURE

Clarence: The She-Wolf | PrarieChat. This week Clarence gives a Tanka about just what the title implies. 

Ronovan: Gasps for Breath | Ronovan Writes. A Freku, my own poetry creation, with the final lines being the Haiku for the challenge. @RonovanWrites

Diedré M. Blake: Howling Grief | Toward The Within. A lot of human nature in this one. A fact of life we all do, but we all deny and refuse to see.

Kat: Ladies Man? | like mercury colliding. Three Haiku telling a true story, perhaps not of anyone specific, but of many in general.

AC Elliott Prowling Wolves | File Cabinet Ramblings. This could be in NATURE but to me it falls here. At least that’s the message I’m getting. @elliott_ac

Colleen Chesebro: The Lothario/Temptation | Silver Threading.  I wasn’t sure to put these two in HUMOR, LIFE MOMENTS, here, or create a new one entirely, but I think with humans being included in both and so forth and so on, here you are. @ColleenChesebro

Sarina The switch | Shining Seeds I guess life brings a switch at times.  @shiningseeds

Patricia: Wolf Down | A season and a time. You might get the meaning of this by the title … in a way. Then there is a touch more to it, at least from my thinking as I sit back and consider the possibilities.

Nato: Love Like a Wolf | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.  Um, just go read. I am still recovering. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato
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SUSPENSE

Alice: The Cause | Boomerang Zone. A bit of suspense and mystery in this Tanka. I sometimes wonder how people think. Then I come to my senses and stop. @Vidocq_CC

Ritu: Dessert/Victim-a tanka | But I Smile Anyway. These are two separate Haiku in one post. The first is exactly the obvious I was thinking of in my comment on the challenge post. And she even says it is the obvious interpretation. What I find interesting is the two titles go together. Maybe the first Haiku is why the actions in the second one are taking place. You never know who might have a sweet tooth. @PhantomGiggler

A MUST READ Olga: Like a Wolf | Stuff and what if. The imagery this one brings to mind is powerful, at least it is to me. I can see it and feel it. The more times I read it the more I get into the action of it.

Wesley Hollifield: Down Again | NearlyWes. I can feel this one. The event taking place can be painful. We all do it. It’s part of life. We hate it at times, but we have to do it. The fact doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. And thanks to Wes for encouraging others to give the Challenge a try. Nice little blurb given.

Mira: handle with care | They, You And Me. Taking your time is something important in many parts of life. @BediMona

Al: Natures of the Beast  | A Certain Point of View. Have you noticed the new name of Al’s Blog? We get FOUR Haiku this week on a theme. He even those in some pop culture for us. @AlistairLane,

Jen (JK): Being Free | The Secret Keeper. I think suspense fits this one quite nicely as a category.  @occultguardian

R. Todd: Predator | A Flash of Fiction. A play on a theme that people have been doing. I was surprised the first time I saw it, and am still surprised with each interpretation. @psibrone
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LIFE MOMENTS

Janice: Edible Art| Ontheland. I named this Triumph before the Fall before I saw the name given. I think we can all identify with this one. You admire it, then you destroy it. That initial moment of sadness is replaced by something else.  @ontheland1

A MUST READ Elusive: Tribulation | Elusive Trope. Powerful piece. Not much else I can say.

Prakash: Not a Cake Walk | Its PH. I think Prakash may just have given the most appropriate message. @itsPHTweet

Florence: The Shame of it All  | Meanings And Musings. Not sure how she knows how I looked but whatever. @FTThum

Becky G: Gulping | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Do you think you can guess what this one is about? Get this, her second line has only two words.

NATURE

Ken G.: Patience | RIVRVLOGR. After the storm is when you need worry.

Carol Campbell: Lone | WritersDream9. GROSS. Well not really, but it does have a ookey aspect. 

Denis: do wolves eat cake? | Haiku hound. We receive a lesson this week. In a fun form and with a visit from one of our favorite subjects.

Becky G: Creeping | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Becky asks you to use your imagination in this offering. So, um, use your imagination.
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HISTORICAL

TJ Paris: Let them eat Marie |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Before anyone gets the wrong idea, this is a historical reference. Alright? I almost expected a crumb of cake on some antique china, but we get something better. And from someone who studied a whole quarter of just French Revolution History at University, I enjoyed this one. @Roccoco_a_GoGo
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FREKU

A bit of explanation here, for one, this is not a Haibun. This is my new form of Haiku. A free prose poem combined with a closing Haiku that retells the original poem in the Haiku form. You can see the article about it by clicking HERE. There is a link there of my example, or click Gasps for Breath.

Al: Al has written a Freku, but in two parts. First there is the long form prose called Magic.  Then he read about my Freku and joined in the fun and gave us Magic Haiku. @AlistairLane

Willow: Caribbean Blue | willowdot21 (An insight to a heart mind and soul.) A getaway type of verse and Haiku. Very nicely done. Good rhyming.

Geetha Prodhom: Broken memories my staff. | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. A story with a meaning to the title you might not think of. The Haiku portion is down lower. Make sure to look at the entire post. That last part at the bottom is just freaky, man.

jazzytower (PR): Chance | Thoughts and Entanglements. Powerful story, sad, but I hope a happy ending.

Melissa: Musical Therapy | The Aran Artisan. A fun offering with some Song  Homages including that some of you will get. @TheAranArtisan

Janice: Nesting Instincts| Ontheland. I first looked at this and thought nesting insects and was afraid to go look. Whew, lucked out. Janice gives us a nature’s eye view of things.  @ontheland1
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Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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