Ronovan Writes’ Week #101 Haiku Review with Links.

Click the underlined, blue links to visit the haiku of each poet. All poets, please remember to visit the prompt throughout the week so you can visit those who enter later than you do. We all need each others support. You are missing some great haiku.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review

Annette of Annette Rochelle Aben with a message many need to hear these days, and the days to come, titled Winds of Change.

Sandra “The Wild One” Daffodil with Native, do a twist on the prompt and winding up with a unique idea.

Ruth of Image & Word came up with Deadlock about a alternative to the present to get to the future.

FLOrida Borne of Two On A Rant. Okay so it’s really Floridaborne but I like calling her Flo and pronounce Borne as Bornay yes, I like being weird. She gives us How a Writing Frenzy Feels, with an original photograph that taken during extreme winds.

Jane of Jane Dougherty Writes, yes the author, gives us the Trifecta this week.

Xenia of Whippet Wisdom, yay another dog with blog who lets its owner post sometimes! Fresh Winds Whisper Peace and I believe it with a photo of dogs on a beach. Can’t beat that. Pulling out the puppy card always gets attention.

Srivi, The Piscean me, has Messy Hair! this week. And I do mean messy.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams ended up being Always with me this week. I love how she keeps me in her thoughts long after I’m gone. (Sigh.)

Alice the Boomerang Zone queen speaks straight from the headlines of the week with Orlando Massacre. Need I say more?

Judy, the published poetess of Edwina’s Episodes pipes in with Flying Forth. Yes, it’s a weird title for it but I made it up. That happens if  you don’t name ’em. 😛

Bill gives us Renewal. Not sure if I like the haiku or the description of what he was doing at the time of thinking of it better.

Ken from RIVRVLOGR came up with Fresh Wind. OOOoOOOooO all deep and romantical.

Mira who sometimes can be found To Wear A Rainbow wrote for us this week my lover… Another romantical one.

Ritu over at But I Smile Anyway apparently is sending a message that Wind seems to be Awakening her Hayfever. Don’t wonder about it, just click and read.

Willow of Willowdot21 says too much to be said in one title. Three haiku with some nice images to match.

Leara of LearaWrites enters the fray with Dragonfly At Dawn. Wouldn’t that make a great book title?

Clarence speaking through his PrairieChat gives us his Summer Dreams.

Marie from The Syllabub Sea and Fresh wind. And more romantics going on.

Colleen the Silver Threading Fairy Whisperer wrote Summer Awaits. Considering where she lives, the weather can’t make up its mind what it wants to do.

Mira on her They, You and Me blog with first rain going all nature on us.

TJParis gives us Prayers in the Wind on his la vie est trop courte  boire du mauvais vin blog. Um, you need to go and read the photo description for this one.

Jacqueline of A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales wrote Wind of life this week. Three tales with the same twisted theme.

Debra on her author blog D.B. Mauldin came up with a fantasy of fiction I wish were true. Oh the agony a Windward Dreams.

Shida the 876LoveR likes to frolic in the Summertime.

Janice, nature’s best friend over on Ontheland, wrote four haiku with the title of Fresh Winds.

Oneta of Sweet Aroma wrote Evening’s Peace. Man, I need this to happen. The big boy is dragging as he writes this. Been on the go the last couple of days. Summertime for me means less rest, more fatigue, and being cook and entertainment coordinator for my 11/12 year old son, B. Okay, so he entertains himself mostly but I hate him sitting alone so I stay with him and we do stuff.

OBA of The king’soracle gives us I broke the old cycle!

Maria at Doodles and Scribbles wrote Ildio, a haiku of inspiration and peace.

Melissa The Aran Artisan gives a cultural lesson with Native sean nós singing on Inise  Mor.

Lizi of Quilted Poetry and Springtime Songs, a nice take on the word wind.

Tolulope from Ruby’s Polaroid wrote Ocean Dreams. Just the name is good enough to be great and I haven’t even read the haiku at this point.

Denis visits from Haiku Hound. Charlie appeared to be enjoying the day more than Denis in this photo of their Windy Memory.

Khor from Project Prose wrote New beginnings, an inspiration for those needing a lift to their lives.

Clarence visits one more time from PrairieChat with Bellicose Boasts. So that’s why we get all those storms in the South that time of year. Hmm.

Scott writes Scents over on TheHouseOfBailey. Yeah, she let him out again. I like the two sentences here. One of somewhat peace if you think of it that way, and the other one instilling a bit of fear.

Tricia of A Creative State of Mind gives us Summer Song. Now, I have to say, some of these things in the image can drive me insane, but those made by a true musical ear can be very nice.

Sri of Naa Prapancham,My World… wrote Afresh. I like how so many people went with fresh outlooks on life. A very positive week.

Dependable R. Todd from A Flash of Fiction showed up with The Promise, with something that should bring some memories of you to many of us. It even gave me a little flash. Which if you know me, you know a flash of memory is a good thing to have. Thanks, dude.

Greg of Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed (Yes, that is the name of his blog.) gives us Oil Spill. So there went the positive outlook on life. 😀 Very descriptive in so few words. Worth the visit and read.

Vashti and The Writer Next Door. The writer that lives next me doesn’t look anything like Vashti. Thank goodness, or I would never end up writing. Anyway, this author writes What If Mother Nature Wanted A Fresh Start?

Florence from Meanings and Musings writes Climax. She has a refreshed view of life after a trip of destiny.

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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

 




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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.

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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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RonovanWrites 73rd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge LINKS

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.

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These are LINKS this week except for the NEW people. Issues beyond my control make it a bit difficult to focus on being anywhere near witty in commenting.

New Offenders!

NEW! Linda Lee: Shades of the Rainbow | Heal My Complex PTSD. The Haiku is in the comments of the challenge post and the Shades of the Rainbow link will take you there while the Heal My Complex PTSD will take you to her actual blog, click the blog link for a Brief History of Linda. @LadyQuixote

NEW! Wesley Hollifield: Snap Worthy | NearlyWes. A first Haiku Challenge that did not suck. I know you are wondering what I mean by that, you’ll need to go find out what I mean. “My name is still Wesley Pell Hollifield, I know right, shocker! I tried to get my legal name changed to Ash because I like to be the very best, but the court was all ‘That’s a bad joke’ and I was yelling ‘YOU JUST DON’T KNOW FUNNY!’” To find out the entire story, click HERE.

NEW! Geetha Prodhom: Shaking skies ink black | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. OOOoooOOOo. A nature Haiku with that last night a very nice use of words. “I write because I mainly see beauty in the world and it touches me so much that I wish to express the feelings it generates but I also write from experiences I have gone through and ugly happenings I have witnessed for others and that too generates its own set of emotions which I then try to release through the same medium. I hope this blog brings a blend of all of this to those who wish to read it so that they may see the beauty and revel in it as well as see the ugliness and give some thought to what creates it.”  For the rest of the story click HERE

NEW! Ken G.: Two Sides of the Same Season | RIVRVLOGR. Two nature Haiku telling the flip sides of the winter season. Ken is brought to us through the viewing pleasure of Jane Dougherty’s entries.  “Retired, then transplanted from Western New York to Missouri, I find myself missing familiar sights, but remind myself that familiarity is a state of mind.” Click HERE for more.

NEW! Mark Schutter: BLACK and WHITE | Maleko’s Art. An interesting piece. It could describe so many things. Nature, art, humanity. You name it and this would cover it. I want to say Mark participated with us quite some time ago but I’ll reintroduce him here. “I am an artist attempting to capture a moment that may offer a fleeting glimpse of transcendence pulling back the curtain that often hides the beauty, the mystery, the peace, the mercy and love that we all crave.” A lot more HERE. I dare you, you’ll be surprised. @MWSchutter



First to Offend this Week!

Prakash: Moonlight Night | Its PH. Don’t blame Prakash for the title if it doesn’t fit the Haiku, it was my doing. Romance in the sea air with this one. @itsPHTweet



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenChristmas Landing | Annette Rochelle Aben. 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

Tessa: The Chase | Writing is my life.

Michael Erb & Company: Lost in Translation | Me and the Boss Poetry

Meredith & Martha: Black and White/Cleansed by Meredith and Spiritual Healing/Rascal by Martha | Meredith’s Musings @Meredithlbl

Shida: Sight | 876LoveR. @realrebel_r

Steven S. Walsky (Author): Nature Confused | 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.

Greg: Shades of Gray | Potholes in the Road of Life@greg_wolford

Clarence: Definitions | PrarieChat.

Dorn Simon-Sinnott: When Daylight Appears | The Writer Behind DornDryad’s Blog.

Ritu: The Same/Cleansing/Glasss | But I Smile Anyway. . @PhantomGiggler

Judy: The final frontier | Edwina’s Episodes. . @EdwinasEpisodes

Willow: Not Quite Right | willowdot21 (An insight to a heart mind and soul.)

Kat: Simply Not … BAA! | like mercury colliding.

Peter Bouchier: Missing | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home.

Alice: Masked| Boomerang Zone@Vidocq_CC

Jen (JK): TObsidian Eyes/Haunting Echoes/Ghost’s Shroud | The Secret Keeper@occultguardian

TJ Paris: Black and White |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin@Roccoco_a_GoGo

Scott Bailey (AUTHOR): Between the Lines | thehouseofbailey. Mankind Limited by Scott Bailey  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. 

 

Sue Vincent (Author):  Shadowed | Daily Echo.   Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

jazzytower (PR): Invasion | Thoughts and Entanglements

JustMaria: Duality | Doodles and Scribbles.   

Patricia: Played On | A season and a time.

Sandra: Movement | Wild Daffodil.

Lizl: (2 Links) Evening Breezes | Quilted Poetry. AND Partly Cloudy

Janice: Truth/Melancholy/Black Mark | Ontheland.   @ontheland1

denis: been fishing | Haiku hound

Al: The Dance  | A Certain Point of View. AND  Base Elements @AlistairLane,

Florence: Off Key  | Meanings And Musings.  @FTThum

Sarina Rather | Shining Seeds A Haiku I believe in the vein of the theme this week of so many toward those in need.  @shiningseeds

Carol Campbell: Contrast | WritersDream9.  

Elusive: (2 Links) After I Left You | Elusive Trope.  AND After I Left You Again.

Olga: Heavens Above! | Stuff and what if.

Claudette: Perception | to search and to find.

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

Mira: (2 Links) black not white | They, You And Me. AND life | To Wear a Rainbow. @BediMona

Dr. Kottaway: Shades | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. Also be sure to visit another post, the problem with angels.

D.B. Mauldin (Author): This and That | mama bear musingsCheck out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

VronLacroix: November fog | Simply shots.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Nature Captures Attention | Jane Dougherty WritesCheck out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above.

Colleen Chesebro: Love is Golden | Silver Threading.  @ColleenChesebro

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Black & White | The Writer Next DoorCheck out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

H. M. Goodchild (Author): Three for One | Folksong and FantasyH. 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. 

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): The press | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.   You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Tolulope Sanusi: Monochrome | rubys polaroid 

Melissa: Movement | The Aran Artisan.  @TheAranArtisan

Becky G: The Memory | Becky G? Oh, that’s me!

E. Rawls (Author):  Found Note/Stealth | Rawls E. FantasyCheck 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_

Cousin Kathy: Bright not Bland | Becky G? Oh, that’s me!

Nato: MPeace Starts With You | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.   Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Khor Hui Min: Black or White | Project Prose.  @MinKhor

R. Todd: Black/White | A Flash of Fiction.   @psibrone



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 72nd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

Before we begin, make certain to visit each person you haven’t already. Not sure who you visited? It doesn’t take but a few seconds to click and find out. The links open in a new window, unless you have your device set up for one window only. Opening in a new window means you don’t have to find where you were when completed reading of a Haiku.

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.

Also, some ping backs aren’t working properly. I believe WordPress has some issues or it might be an ISP thing where at the time of publishing a post there is an update or delay and the ping back isn’t delivered. It works on the post site, but doesn’t reach the Challenge post. I do go and check various sites at times and find some each week that didn’t make it over. Please double check your ping back arrives in order that I don’t miss including you, and others don’t miss out on visiting you.

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review 72

New Offenders!

NEW! Scott Bailey (AUTHOR): Giving | thehouseofbailey. A to the point Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyHaiku message for Scott’s first foray into the fray. “Here you will find dreams. Dreams of a family who have been through joy and loss. A family who journey continues. Dreams that we have achieved and some we still strive for. You will find the account of our adoption journey as well as the ramblings of my kids and the things they get up too!” There is much more you NEED to read about by clicking HERE. 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. 

NEW! JustMaria: Carpe Diem | Doodles and Scribbles. Do I really need to give a hint after you read the title of the Haiku? Also a gif from one of my favorite movies of all time is given. “I have no particular genre for this blog on mind. I just want to share pieces of me– things that I love, random thoughts that I have, and everything in between.” More by clicking HERE.  



First to Offend this Week!

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenThe Excitement! | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette shares part of her philosophy of positive thinking in three lines. 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



Mira: (2 Links) complete | They, You And Me. Love and life in continuance and stages/phases. in the moment | To Wear a Rainbow.  Very good message to live by. @BediMona

Dorn Simon-Sinnott: Sudden Raindrops | The Writer Behind DornDryad’s Blog. Nature and human nature at the same time. Interesting choice of words and message.

Michael Erb & Company: Poetry Is | Me and the Boss Poetry. I think all will agree with the message of this one.

jazzytower (PR): Liven Up | Thoughts and Entanglements. A bit of nature, fro certain but then a message to us as well.

poeticfootprints: Life | poeticfootprints. I think the time is up.

Alice: Warning | Boomerang Zone. The Haiku reminds me of a saying that would be familiar to a great many people, created by a legendary comedian currently embattled in a great number of accusations. @Vidocq_CC

Meredith & Martha: Cleft of the Rock/Life Cycle by Meredith and Hope/Cycle by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Meredith’s first Haiku combined with the image delivers a powerful message I believe in greatly. Her second is a cute one, until you realize what happens after that event. Martha’s two are somewhat tied together if you look at them a certain way. Both of the M&M girls, our Literary Angels, bring some of their core to their poetry this week. @Meredithlbl

Ritu: Peace | But I Smile Anyway. I can only … no can’t give away a hint as to what the Haiku is about. You could beetle it out of me and I still wouldn’t tell. @PhantomGiggler

Elusive: The Gift | Elusive Trope. I always enjoy seeing images like this one and the Haiku fits perfectly.

Judy: Fresh Release | Edwina’s Episodes. A nice Haiku, and it’s true, even if that last line may not apply to everyone. @EdwinasEpisodes

Olga: Life Giver | Stuff and what if. I would say a positive look at certain states some look negatively upon.

Clarence: (5 Links) Grace | PrarieChat. An interesting synonym used for life here. Also a great link to click for a Willie Nelson song. Don’t think country. This is more blues/soul than country and fits Nelson’s voice perfectly. The song lyrics are excellent as well, and I think everyone will identify with parts of it. Give it a chance. Night Sky: A nice nature Haiku using the prompt words. Holiday Wishes: A Haiku of this past week’s holiday and the reason for the words chosen for the challenge. Gift 11-28-2015: Hmm, that last line is interesting.

Wendy Anne Darling (Author): Moment in Time | Wendy Anne Darling. A message of not wasting the moment. Check out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

Sandra: Remember | Wild Daffodil. Somewhat sad. But oddly makes me think of writing a Haiku. The space is limited to use thus the words are limited as well.

J Lapis:   Blessed Life of Abundant Giver | DarkLight Harbor. A Haiku telling how things should be with a result most would wish for. It’s the only way.

Willow: Haiku One Haiku Two | willowdot21 (An insight to a heart mind and soul.) I need to think about these prompt words with broader vision. With Haiku you look for opposite meanings in the two sentences. With the two words I put forth this week, I’m seeing a theme developing.

Sue Vincent (Author):  God-mother | Daily Echo. Three Haiku in a story of sorts. And yes, the theme has developed.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

TJ Paris: Bamboo Grove-Vietnam |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Once again TJ has provided a Haiku and Photography of equal benefit for the visitor. And as always, I love the photograph used. A great image I may use in the future for something, with TJ’s permission. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Khor Hui Min: Challenge of Life | Project Prose. Weird title I came up with but it makes sense in the end. @MinKhor

Lizl: Fire Ants Go To War | Quilted Poetry. Educational and humorous. I wonder what happened to her brother after his smashing performance.

Al: On Love and Death  | Al the Author’s Blog. Al the Proliferate provides SIX Haiku this week. That first one is kind of, um, well, servicing? Not saying where the mind went with that one! Now the others and the first as well, are very well put together and the phrasing has an ease to the tongue and ear. I think you will all enjoy this menagerie. @AlistairLane,

VronLacroix: Loving Heart | Simply shots. I don’t think Vron could have picked a more appropriate image to go with her Haiku. Considering what happens after one of the two ceases to exist, I think the use of eternal makes quite a bit of sense.

Kat: Life Giving Haiku | like mercury colliding. Three Haiku that are so poignant that I find it difficult to even comment. I can’t think of which one would be my favorite. Although that last one strikes home in such a huge way these days it’s difficult not to easily zone in on that one. But those first two are so ironic in nature I keep looking back to them. THREE MUST READS!

Florence: To Thy Self  | Meanings And Musings. I said not long ago I was going to discontinue my humorous comments in regards to Florence’s Haiku. And she’s not giving me any opportunities of doing it. @FTThum

Ronovan Caring is Given | RonovanWrites. Combining an author quote event with my Haiku challenge. The Haiku is about motherhood. Not certain why I’m on that subject so often lately. @RonovanWrites

Janice: Offering’s Embrace | Ontheland. A Tanka about some fowl friends.  @ontheland1

Carol Campbell: Worship | WritersDream9.  A Tanka of interest with great word usage. One I think you will all enjoy.

denis: Charlie | Haiku hound. Everyone go and see this one. I mean read this one and see this one. If you’ve read my article about A Blog Worth Knowing, you’ve heard of Charlie Girl. Well go and see some before and after shots, along with a tribute to her. A MUST!

Greg: Life Given| Potholes in the Road of Life. A message of a need to focus and be give to get.  @greg_wolford

Jane Dougherty (Author): Nature Moves | Jane Dougherty Writes. I chose the title for the two Haiku based on the movement running within the poetry. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougThe Color Red | Writing is my lifeherty33

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Thanksgiving/Mother | mama bear musings. A nice message to us all, and thought shared by me during this week’s challenge. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Tessa: Reason for Thanks | Writing is my life. Tessa gives probably what many believe is the reason for giving thanks this past week. Although not everyone.

Prakash: Ehh! | Its PH. I think I get this one and if I do then it’s a good one. @itsPHTweet

Jen (JK): Timeout | The Secret Keeper. A peaceful wish. @occultguardian

Ruby Manchanda: All yours | Whispering Thoughts. OOooOOOooO, a bit of devoted romance. One of our Blogger blog friends.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Passion in the Garden of Eden | The Writer Next Door. Interestingly enough I know where this particular Haiku is coming from. Read it now and at some point you will say, “Ahhh, that was it.” Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Colleen Chesebro: Crystal Snowflakes | Silver Threading. Check out Colleen’s new view from a new window of her new home. A whole lot different then Florida. And the Haiku does a great job of describing the subject in a different way. @ColleenChesebro

Tolulope Sanusi: Gift of Life | rubys polaroid. Um, not sure exactly if the Haiku is what I am thinking it means but what I’m think it means is one wow of a meaning. If that didn’t make sense, I’m medicated, it’s late, and this one is awesome in its own way.  

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): I.D. | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  Now this is an interesting Haiku. Kind of a mystery in three lines.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Becky G: Life Eternal | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! I think the title, combined with a few other Haiku this week will most likely give you a clue to the message.

Marje:  Banana Love/Car of death| Kyrosmagica. This could also be called Squirrelly/King. @Marjorie_Mallon

R. Todd: Dark Side | A Flash of Fiction. Yoda speak.

E. Rawls (Author):  Drops of Life/At Peace | Rawls E. Fantasy. Considering last week’s spooky offering I didn’t know what to expect when seeing the title of Drops of Life, but it turned out safe. The second one, depending on how you define or pronounce that first word used, the Haiku can take on a couple of different meanings. 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_

Christine Randall: Find the Joy | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.)  A great message along with a great photo. The detail on the subject is amazing. Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.  

Nato: Melting Heart | Chasing Life and Finding DreamsA tale I hope often rings true with many of you.  Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato



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 71st #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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UPDATE about the FREE eBook Project!

I’ve been looking into the Amazon ebook idea. I’m not 100% positive they allow a book to be FREE all the time, so I am also looking at Smashwords which does do FREE all the time and is a author friendly site. Smashwords is a great platform, much like Amazon, but with even more ways of reading eBooks. Once things get to that point, I will let you know what all we’re doing. If you have any qualms with Smashwords and have signed up to be part of the FREE eBook Projects then fill out the form to say NO to that question that is in there. Smashwords is a way for those without any apps or e-readers to read by using pdf, or even txt formats. You may see an eBook free all the time on Amazon but it is possibly part of the price matching program they have. So if the item is free elsewhere then Amazon eventually price matches it. But I never want there to be money involved in this. I don’t want anyone thinking I am trying to make money off of another person’s intellectual property. I am thinking of this as a neat way to get everyone’s name in a book, share your blogs, and have a nice thing to show our friends and families.

End of Update.

Before we begin, make certain to visit each person you haven’t already. Not sure who you visited? It doesn’t take but a few seconds to click and find out. The links open in a new window, unless you have your device setup for one window only. Opening in a new window means you don’t have to find where you were when completed reading of a Haiku.

Haiku Challenge Review 71

New Offenders!

NEW! Willow: Cover Colour | williowdot21 (An insight to a heart mind and soul.) A Haiku with nature running through it but with an image you can take a number of ways … if you put your mind to it. We have the pleasure of a new friend by way of Kat of Like Mercury Colliding, one of our veteran members.This is my chance to display my poetry and pros . In a way it is mainly for my own expression of the pent up feelings and stress that usually pins me into a corner on a daily basis! My profile tells you all you need to know about me , my poems I think tell you even more. I hope you can enjoy my work, feel free to drop in at any time you are always welcome.And more on her About Page.

NEW! Christine Randall: This Old Woman | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) I wanted to call this The Colour of Girl, but there was already a title. You’ll see why I wanted that name when you visit. “I was born in South Australia a bit less than 60 years ago. I have a daughter and son from my first marriage, and 3 step-sons from this one. I live in Victoria, Australia. Many years ago I took up Family History. Lots of surprises in store there, least of which was the startling revelation that my husband and I are 6th cousins, with our children and grandchildren blood relatives to each other too!” And more on the About Page. Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.  

NEW! poeticfootprints: The Color of Lies | poeticfootprints. Synonyms galore in this entry, and rhymes too, although not intentional. A comment on part of some human nature. “About a year ago, I had some intense personal stuff happen that jump started this creativity in me again. I’ve found it a way to voice, vent and work through my thoughts, feelings and problems. A form of therapy. I never shared my writings, I am shy and my poems are very personal, like diary entities.” And much more on the Why I Write page.

NEW! Dorn Simon-Sinnott: Sudden Raindrops | The Writer Behind DornDryad’s Blog. A very first attempt at a Haiku and nailed it. Was nice to see some of the Haiku community welcomed here in and appreciated the Haiku as well. And Clarence let us inside that mind of his a little more with some of his comedic likings. …was born in the ‘oldest recorded town in Britain’, the Pre-Roman town of Camulodunum, now known as Colchester in 1968. (The earliest record of the town’s existence is a reference by the Roman writer, Pliny the Elder in AD77). Dorn and her family lived briefly in New Jersey, USA. before returning to the East Anglian region of England whilst She still a child. It was there that Dorn began writing as early as Seven years old, mostly writing poetry. This developed into all forms of writing during the following forty years.” And you know you want to know the rest by clicking HERE.



First to Offend this Week!

Juliette: Blue Skies | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Using a synonym of sorts, we have a Haiku of nature canvas. @BWseeingBL



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenColor Me Ginger | Annette Rochelle Aben. Not sure if I was watching Gilligan’s Island when I came up with that title or it has something to do with her Haiku. You’ll need to click to find out. Although if you’ll notice I didn’t say Cover Me Ginger. Maybe that’ll give you a clue. 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

Peter Bouchier: Plea(se) | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. Two things here about Peter’s Haiku, the first being the image is by his brother. The second is the message delivered is one of universal sentiment at this time. Although I chose the prompt words before I knew about recent events, there was an obvious reason they found their way to my mind.

TJ Paris:(2 Links) Covered by Color |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Where the mind goes when seeing two words is interesting to see. TJ went to another country for this one. Sea Eagle is a Haiku inspired by a rather unique photographic opportunity. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Greg: Life’s Colors | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg went a little different this week. But changing up and going with what you got is what you  @greg_wolford

Shida: Cover Me With Your Love | 876LoveR. Go gaze with your reflective surfaced orbs upon this vessel of sensuality. @realrebel_r

Jane Dougherty (Author): Color the Day | Jane Dougherty Writes. A theme, as normally Jane gives us when she provides multiple Haiku in one post. With this one you have the day discussed. Discussed through the poetic talents of the Author Jane Dougherty. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Judy: Sailor’s Warning | Edwina’s Episodes. There’s an old saying about the weather. I’ve always wondered if the Farmer’s Warning would be the exact opposite. @EdwinasEpisodes

jazzytower (PR): Forrest Canvas | Thoughts and Entanglements. A Haiku is supposed to involve two things outside of the syllable structure and two formed sentences. One, it is to be about nature, and two, the two sentences formed should have opposite meanings. PR gives a very subtle and almost missed opposite here. Very well done.

Ronovan We Color the World | RonovanWrites. As I’ve said above, the prompt words were chosen before the awful weekend events in Paris. This was my honoring of those now gone and for those left behind to mourn and fear. @RonovanWrites

Alice: Terror | Boomerang Zone. Don’t use your imagination too much on this one, or you’ll not be able to sleep tonight. @Vidocq_CC

Kat: Nature’s Stained Glass Window | like mercury colliding. I was going to go with a more humorous title, being there is a touch of humor and play on words in Kat’s explanation this week, a brief explanation, but the Haiku deserved better than my attempts at levity.

Clarence: Cover The Spectrum | PrarieChat. Five Haiku this week. Clarence covers a broad range of topics here. We have nature, mythology of the Aboriginal people of Australia, and social commentary of daily headline events here in the US.

Colleen Chesebro: No Meaning | Silver Threading. Colleen has returned after a journey to a new home across the country. Check her bright Haiku. @ColleenChesebro

Mira: (2 Links) Undying | They, You And Me. Love and romance. Gold | To Wear a Rainbow.  Commentary on society and life. And she needs to get back to posting earlier in the week. I get worried when she comes in this late. I’m accustomed to her early posts. @BediMona

Michael Erb & Company: Inner Tellings | Me and the Boss Poetry. I know I chose an odd title, or at least it sounds as such, but once you peruse the poetic you’ll see the method of my madness. I believe these are among the best I’ve seen in regards to their subject. Very nice.

Ritu: Rainbow & Butterfly & Sunglasses Needed | But I Smile Anyway. Very colorful offerings this week. Two from nature. Loved the photography in the first one. The first two Haiku are excellent nature ones. That last one for giggles? Warning, wear your sunglasses. @PhantomGiggler

Meredith & Martha: Play Dead/Symbols by Meredith and Allies/Invocation by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Inspired poetry from recent events. @Meredithlbl

Dr. Kottaway: Safe Harbor | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. Not the same event of others so far. Very well done and I like how she shares her path to her poetic output.

Melissa: Silver Linings | The Aran Artisan. This week the Haiku play second fiddle to the rest of the article. You’ll find the Haiku itself midway down the page. The article itself gives a look into a life of an Irish, and I will say American, as we still claim Melissa as our own, farm family. Beautiful pieces to see from our crafty and talented friend. @TheAranArtisan

Lizl: Mouse Dreams | Quilted Poetry. Story of winter and a mouse’s dream during it. Along with the Haiku we have a story from years gone by and the cause for affection for mice.

Tessa: The Color Red | Writing is my life. Hmm, this could be a tragedy in many ways, or purely nature with poetic license in the autumn.

Claudette: Faithless | to search and to find happiness in every day. As one comment stated, Claudette does ‘tell-it-like-it-is’.

denis: goodbye for now | Haiku hound. A Haiku from my feature post this week of A Blog Worth Knowing. And no, he’s not leaving us, at least I hope he’s not.

VronLacroix: Tints of Autumn | Simply Snapshots. A gorgeous imagine for a Haiku with wonderful use of words.

Florence: Transformational Smile | Meanings And Musings. A Haiku purely inspired by the image shared. You’ll notice the copyright provided for the image. Make certain to compliment the art and artist. @FTThum

Al: Three Color Concoctions  | Al the Author’s Blog. Three serious and socially conscious Haiku this week. @AlistairLane

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Frost/Angels | mama bear musings. Two this week, one of nature and other of, hmm, a more personal nature. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Prakash: My Life is Brightened | Its PH. Still wrapping my mind around this one. Not trying to hard or I might get slapped. @itsPHTweet

Elusive: Media Media | Elusive Trope. Definitely agree with this one. Always have.

Janice: Stained Cloak | Ontheland. Social commentary provided with this one along with explanations and reasons. Well thought out and written.  @ontheland1

J Lapis:   Haiku’s Newest Color and Cover | DarkLight Harbor. The first is a topic I, a fair one, am jealous of, and the second a nature piece that’s a bit unique in description. I liked it..

Sue Vincent (Author):  Sleeper | Daily Echo. Ah, she speaks of a moment of beauty lost to a certain kind.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Alka: WHuge Solidarity/Crying Jacaranda | Magnanimous Words. A recognition of tribute and a beautiful mess of a Haiku that describes the image used perfectly. @girally

Patricia: Nature’s Covering | A season and a time. Two haiku, both of nature. That first one is a half truth. Depend on who has to clean it up. And the second is nicely done as well with the use of quilt for cover, and it’s still a nature Haiku.

Daniel Schwamm: Dream Weaver | Musing Life’s Mysteries. See if you can decipher the Haiku without looking at the comments.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): magic colors dance | Simplicity Lane. A very nice autumn Haiku. We didn’t get much color here this year so it’s nice to see people sharing photos of some.  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.

Ruby Manchanda: Taste of rainbow | Whispering Thoughts. Okay, when I first saw the name of the Haiku, I think some of you knew what I would be thinking. But of course Ruby went more original than that. One of our Blogger blog friends.

Marje:  Sea Dreams| Kyrosmagica. Three Haiku about something Marje loves. With explanation given and even an Author’s Quote as well. @Marjorie_Mallon

AC Elliott New Growth Allowed | File Cabinet Ramblings.  Gives us a reality check here. The reason why things are they way they are. @elliott_ac

Jen (JK): Terror Rips | The Secret Keeper. I think the title speaks for itself. @occultguardian

Sandra: Grey | Wild Daffodil. An excellent entry. What she speaks of and the image reminds me of the same type of thing here that we have. Very few people even notice it. This was her first attempt at a Tanka and I do believe she did quite well with it. Let her know what you think.

Sarina Joy of Support | Shining Seeds A Haiku I believe in the vein of the theme this week of so many toward those in need.  @shiningseeds

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Beloved | The Writer Next Door. Vashti went a bit on the passion side of life this week. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): The Collection | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  Okay, this is my favorite. Why? Kicked me back to fun times and simpler days.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Tolulope Sanusi: Covering Our True Colours | rubys polaroid. An interesting Haiku with something to think about. One each person needs to come to their own comments about.  

R. Todd: Crimson… | A Flash of Fiction. A deep Haiku here. A universality in the message.

E. Rawls (Author):  Shine Out/Mist | Rawls E. Fantasy. Some spooky nature stuff going on with these two. 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_

Becky G: Blanked Out | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Sad but also cool too, at least for someone from the South.

Nato: Spiral of Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.  OoooOOOooo Romance.  Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Janni Styles (Author): Color and Cover in 3 Haiku | JanniStyles1.
She’s a rule breaker in the second one. The other two are a bit more serious in tone. And even the second one has some somber tones if you choose to look at it that way. 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! 

Olga: Undercover | Stuff and what if. Sounds like a mystery or suspense story. The image is her own creation this week. A photo she took herself.



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 70th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

Something NEW!

Beginning with the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge on date 11/16/2015 for those who fill out the form HERE (at the bottom of that page) and agree, it is possible entries may end up in a collection of poetry in a FREE e-book format on Amazon. It’s something I’m considering. Not a guarantee. If I were to do it, you would all see mention in a Challenge as well as a post of its own that a book was in the making.

IF YOU DON’T WANT INCLUDED THEN DO NOTHING EXCEPT KEEP WRITING THOSE HAIKU!!!

9 have signed up so far and word only went on on Friday. Very nice.

Before we begin, make certain to visit each person you haven’t already. Not sure who you visited? It doesn’t take but a few seconds to click and find out. The links open in a new window, unless you have your device setup for one window only. Opening in a new window means you don’t have to find where you were when completed reading of a Haiku.

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New Offenders!

NEW! Janni Styles (Author): The Watchers | JanniStyles1. An oh so true story and bit of wisdom here. One I’ve been attempting to teach my son every chance I can. “Blogging is all I really have time or energy for at the moment and some days now, thanks to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fibroymyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, even that is in question so I often post old works, previous works or short poems. Told by a writing instructor that we need to write a million words, I believe it was from this quote: “Start early and work hard. A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin. That takes a while.” ~David Eddings
Well, I’ve done my million… I think, lol… here’s the short version:” Click HERE for that short version. I’ve seen Janni around so often that I’m not 100% positive if she has participated before, but I know I haven’t listed her as an author before. She’s an Author. 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! I got mine.



First to Offend this Week!

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenBehold the Majestic | Annette Rochelle Aben. A surprisingly beautiful image from so quickly put together of a Haiku. Although 16 minutes is a bit slow for Annette, I think she must have decided to have breakfast after she saw the prompt come out. But that’s the great thing about Haiku, you go with instinct and see what happens. You may change a word here or there but that initial thought can be the best moment of creativity. 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



Tessa: Gold Crane | Writing is my life. Make sure to check out Tessa’s new profile photo! There is a symmetry of the use of words in this one. And oddly, I don’t often, if I have ever, noticed how symmetrical the length of the first and third lines can be until I read this one. The two are not exactly the same length but close enough to give a balance to the whole piece. Strange what you see and think of when you look at a piece of poetry.

Greg: Lookie-Loos | Potholes in the Road of Life. Not the usual from our friend Greg. And he got me with this one. From that title I had no idea what to expect, but he went alternate meaning for this one, alternate from what you may have at first thought. And oddly you could say this is a nature Haiku in many ways. @greg_wolford

Alice: Gruidae | Boomerang Zone. You are looking at the title and wondering what it means, right? Don’t worry, I had to search it. And then I laughed. Totally appropriate for the challenge this week. I at first thought the Haiku was of a peaceful imagery but there is one word that then makes me go to the more, well not quite peaceful. Kind of funny in my mind. Thinking of John Travolta as a bird now. @Vidocq_CC

Clarence: 3 Golden Wishes | PrarieChat. If you haven’t been visiting Clarence’s blog lately, this is a good time to jump back to it. Very good offerings. Clarence is showing his learning this week. Another turn to the search engines for me already. First Alice and now Clarence. But I enjoy that, it just makes doing the review take a little longer.

Shida: Red Yiy | 876LoveR. It took a couple of tries to fully get this one. Then it came in to view and I laughed. I’m not sure if I laughed at humor or at my slowness at understanding. I only have one negative thing to say about Shida, I’m jealous. I can’t be a BrownGirlBlogger. I may have to start the SpeckledBrothersBloggersBand. Um, I have freckles. And no, I can’t say it even two times fast. @realrebel_r

Judy: Failure or Fate | Edwina’s Episodes. Sometimes you wonder why you didn’t get to do that something you wanted to. Now, I’m not saying things happen to bring an opportunity for a Haiku, but it does give you a thought as to perhaps there is some reason behind why that thing was missed. @EdwinasEpisodes

Kat: Gold ‘n Crane | like mercury colliding. I think you’ll enjoy these three. I know she may be wondering why I didn’t make up a title this week and went with the post title, but I liked how that looked and sounded together. All three are different, and all very much telling their own stories. Very well done.

jazzytower: Silhouettes Begin | Thoughts and Entanglements. A very peaceful and imagery filled Haiku. I would like to see a painting of this one or a photograph by someone who knows how. Hmm, just thought, I guess this really did paint a picture with words for me. Now that’s amazing in only 13 words.

Ritu: Mane & Happy New Year | But I Smile Anyway. Two Haiku that use synonyms to amazing affect, effect, offect. She used them so well. The first one is very much a nature Haiku and may have you scratching your head a little at first for the prompt words, but they are there in all their syonymatic glory. (Yes, I made up a word but isn’t it a cool one?) @PhantomGiggler

Michael Erb & Company: Lovers Embrace | Me and the Boss Poetry. Four Haiku that truly do tell a story, one leading to the next to a final end. Reminding one of a scene perhaps of being at a cabin on a lake and rising in the morning.

Sue Vincent (Author):  Promise | Daily Echo. This week Sue gives a culture reference. I even looked it up and didn’t know the names we used in the US, well I had heard of them but had no idea they referred to this. And now that I’ve seen one close up in a picture, I may not sleep until the next review. Of course I discussed it with my boy “B” and he loved it. But the Haiku and photo were at the Sue Vincent level of offering, so you know you want to go and check both out.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Dr. Kottaway: Gleaning | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. You know, I often expect a bit of odd humor and a strange way of Haiku for our resident doctor, I mean that in a good way. She stretches the mind at times. Like silly putty. But this one isn’t like that. This is a great educational post about sand dunes in Colorado? I had no idea. Or maybe I did but amnesia sucks at times. I REALLY enjoyed reading about her time there and photo showing the scale of things. So much in a short paragraph. The lady should write a book.

Lizl: The Golden Weaver’s Domestic Chores | Quilted Poetry. Great imagery created here. And this must be the week for great posts to along with Haiku. We get a part of Lizl’s enjoyment of life in North Dakota and information about the Golden Palm Weaver.  Make certain to visit and click her link or an image. WOW! Another enjoyable post and Haiku.

Wendy Anne Darling (Author): Serenity | Wendy Anne Darling. Perfect marriage of Haiku and image. I loved the use of the word ‘melting’ here. Check out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

denis: Nesting | Haiku hound. You gotta go check this blog out. Haiku Hound is a blog that, well if you haven’t visited then you are missing out on some AMAZING photography you might find in National Geographic. The Haiku this week is excellent and learning a touch about Rainbow Lorikeets was a lot of fun.

J Lapis:   Gold Romance, Crane Style | DarkLight Harbor. Two “little quickies” for you this week. A proposal and a second I can see being interpreted many ways, almost like … well you determine what you think it means for you.

Al: Canal-side, Cuisine, Cultural, and wait for it Plot summary for those who’ve never seen The Karate Kid | Al the Author’s Blog. Four Haiku and all of those titles are provided by Al. I wanted to state that for the record. You get a serious Nature Haiku to start off with and then … Al takes over and loses control. @AlistairLane

Janice: Crane Lovers | Ontheland. A great Haiku along with a great work of art from 1833. I thought Janice might do well with this one. A true Nature endeavor.  @ontheland1

TJ Paris: In Bloom |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I DID IT! You’ll find out what I did when you visit the post. Of course a great Haiku obviously completely inspired by the photograph. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Meredith & Martha: Pulled/Builder’s Dream by Meredith and Benevolence/The Concert by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Meredith gives us two different Haiku while Martha’s I kind of see in an odd way playing on a theme depending on the person looking at what they are looking forward to. If you understood that, congratulations. @Meredithlbl

Elusive: Urban Dusk | Elusive Trope. I agree with Olga about that last line. Two images come to mind. Go see what you can come up with.

D.B. Mauldin (Author): WGolden Crane, Pot of Gold, and Church Women | mama bear musings. Three this week. After typing all of Al’s Haiku names this was a piece of cake. So these were awesome. I really like Pot of Gold and Church Women make me laugh because I’ve seen them sitting in front me at church hundreds of times. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Nato: Dear Eternal Victim | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.  Some great advice here. I was thinking it would be interesting to tag people you know to a post to give them a clue about their lives they can’t see for themselves. But no matter how many times you tell a person that dwells in victim-hood they refuse to see.  Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Sandra: Crane | Wild Daffodil. Okay, this was one weird turn of events. The choice of the word crane as a prompt was perfect for Sandra this week.  Seriously go see why. Also wish her a happy birthday. She actually posted the Haiku on her birthday. Dedication or what?

Olga: Crane Drops | Stuff and what if. Great visual with the Haiku. A visual she was forced to create herself for lack of finding anything just right. You WILL love it. Everyone else did. The comments were great except for an odd one that I think may have not come across as intended.

H. M. Goodchild (Author): Fortunes Dreams of Good Luck | Folksong and Fantasy. Two Haiku of folklore and fantasy. That may seem odd considering the name of the blog, but the two haiku actually fit perfectly. 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. 

Ruby Manchanda: Winter greys | Whispering Thoughts. Now here is an interesting one that I doubt anyone has thought of. Both prompt uses are excellent, especially crane. One of our Blogger blog friends.

Ronovan Lifted by a Crane (A Mother’s Love) | RonovanWrites. A Haiku of my own that I honestly enjoy along with the image. I don’t often actually like my own work, but the combination I am happy with. @RonovanWrites

Pat B.: Defined Refined | A season and a time. Two Haiku and two takes on the prompts. But both have to do with nature, sort of.  Pat is one of our Blogger blogs.

Mira: (2 Links) Summer Gold | They, You And Me. Awww, this one is cute. Gold | To Wear a Rainbow.  Commentary on society and life. And she needs to get back to posting earlier in the week. I get worried when she comes in this late. I’m accustomed to her early posts. @BediMona

VronLacroix: Cranes flight | Simply Snapshots. Poor things can’t seem to get the formation down just right. But how many of you want to join them?

Steven S. Walsky (Author): lost gold of mankind | Simplicity Lane. Whoa, serious commentary and history lesson here. Excellent and sad.  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.

AC Elliott Fortune’s Herald | File Cabinet Ramblings  I am getting the very vague message coming through some of the posts this week about the bird the crane. I can’t quite put my finger on it but it like itching my brain. So close to figuring out what it is. (Can you tell it’s getting late in the review? I think my focus has begun to slip … just a little.) @elliott_ac

Tolulope Sanusi: Golden Cranes | rubys polaroid. Do you know what Orizuku means? Have you been reading all the entries so far? If so then you may have spotted one. A wonderful Haiku this week with a touch of the whimsical about it that I enjoyed a lot.  

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): The Pyramids of Egypt | The Writer Next Door. Two Haiku for the price of one. Now I have to be honest. I so did not even consider Haiku about pyramids when the prompts came to me. And aliens? But what kind of aliens do I mean? Go find out. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): Lakes of Gold | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  The circle of life? Yeah it’s late in the review. It’s actually a very imagery filled Haiku, I just wanted to come up with something more to describe it with.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Jane Dougherty (Author): “I Love Cranes” | Jane Dougherty Writes. Yes, a quote as a title. Four offerings, that’s how much she loves them.  . Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Daniel Schwamm: The Gift | Musing Life’s Mysteries. Do you know what the gift is of which he speaks? No? Ask him.

R. Todd: Morning Stroll… | A Flash of Fiction. Ah, a family outing. Very nice, peaceful, and the image is perfect. I think perhaps it may have led to the Haiku.

Steven: Orizuru and Migration | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Great as usual. That second one, Migration, is his experimental one and is easily read in many different combinations. I dare say he’s honing his skill at his creation nicely.

Jen (JK): Death’s Exchange | The Secret Keeper. Well it certainly tells a story. Sort of reminds me of those old movies a bit, fevered and in search and the like. @occultguardian

Florence: I Have the Power | Meanings And Musings. I like to have fun naming Florence’s Haiku but this will be the last week for the humorous endeavors with the upcoming possible ventures the challenge might take. This Haiku actually says a lot. More than what cranes often represent but what that representation means as a result. I didn’t even realize that until I began writing her review. I figured if I kept talking long enough, something interesting would come out. Or maybe not. @FTThum

E. Rawls (Author):  Beyond/Source of Greed | Rawls E. Fantasy. The second of the two stays somewhat with a theme that has run through the challenge this week, or so it seems, but I like the words used here around the prompt words. 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_

Juliette: Sunday Sonnet | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Ah, wisdom is given. And good wisdom at that. I thought I gave easy words for the week. @BWseeingBL



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 69th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

Before we begin, make certain to visit each person you haven’t already. Not sure who you visited? It doesn’t take but a few seconds to click and find out. The links open in a new window, unless you have your device setup for one window only. Opening in a new window means you don’t have to find where you were when completed reading of a Haiku. Some great photography this week, some insights into each others worlds. I very much enjoyed this one, as I do them all, but although there were some similarities in these it wasn’t difficult to go through so many and enjoy each one.

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New Offenders!

NEW! Michael Erb & Company: Heavenly Bound | Me and the Boss Poetry.  Three Haiku of a theme, at least there is one sort of to me. There is a GREAT photo used in conjunction with this. The contrast of colors, all vivid with the sunlight. Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. “ More on the About page, including mention of over 200o photos.  

NEW! Tolulope Sanusi: Opened Eye | rubys polaroid. Excellent first entry into our community here. Be sure to visit and encourage. “My blog is a collection of pictures of my world as seen through my lens and how i see it should be captured, pictures of the urban areas, people going about life, tucked away places that the busy world flashes past.”   Only a small bit of the “Peep In” page.  



First to Offend this Week!

Sue Vincent (Author):  Freedom | Daily Echo. This Haiku has garnered a great deal of  response and enjoyment. I often mention the photography of our challenge community but this particular photo especially shows an eye and talent.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenInspiration to Perspiration to Inspiration | Annette Rochelle Aben. Anyone knowing of recent events and especially perhaps a certain release by Annette will appreciate her Haiku this week and the title, although that Perspiration part is stretching it a tad bit much. 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

Mira: (2 Links) My Mind | They, You And Me. She was so nice to write a Haiku about me!!! Sigh, if only. So sad for me. Heart and mind | To Wear a Rainbow.  Mira wrote an ad for the challenge this week. She captures one reason to write a Haiku. Some of you will undoubtedly say it’s the only reason I do. @BediMona

TJ Paris: Monday Haiku Mind |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Three poems with excellent photography. Good use of photo and editing techniques. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

jazzytower: Follow the Whim | Thoughts and Entanglements. Letting the words fall where they may.

Clarence:(2 this week.) Fading Colors | PrarieChat. He turned a phrase here I keep going to. I will need to try and remember it for a future date.  Breaking Rules. I have half a mind to disqualify this one.

Alice: Deepening your language skills | Boomerang Zone. After reading this one it occurs to me how educational Haiku can be. Using synonyms and counting syllables. Also forming two sentences with three lines of poetry. Cool. @Vidocq_CC

Meredith & Martha: Haiku/Poetry by Meredith and Using the Noggin/Emotional Outpouring by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Meredith, in her introduction to her and Martha’s Literary Angels offerings this week, gives the reason I don’t do an Opening Haiku now and wait to put out my own Haiku, although Mondays get good clicks. As for the Haiku this week? Meredith’s are great advertising for the Challenge, and I seriously mean that. I may actually use them as such if she is okay with it. And Martha’s do the same. With Emotional Outpouring being the more, I guess you would say, poetic of the bunch as far as all the emotional outpourings we do. @Meredithlbl

Elusive: Haiku-Mind | Elusive Trope. I at first thought the title was a display of the prompt words, but no. The challenge has turned in to a reason for doing Haiku Poetry on a Monday. I hadn’t even thought of it going in that direction.

Lizl: Change of Season | Quilted Poetry. The explanation going with this one is not only well written, in a poetic way, not rhyming or anything like that, but also captures the peaceful sense of nature Haiku should capture when done in the truest way.

Judy: Tortured Soul | Edwina’s Episodes. Poor Judy is participating in National Novel Writing Month but still took part in the challenge. Her piece this week speaks to NaNoWriMo just as much as it does to the Haiku Challenge. @EdwinasEpisodes

Kat: I Wrote a Haiku | like mercury colliding. Foggy lady is funny lady.

Nato of Window of Poetry | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.  Michelle explains what or how Haiku comes about for her.  Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Sandra: Sharp | Wild Daffodil. I think this is Sandra’s best combining of the two challenges she does.  And I agree with her Haiku. When you visit you’ll see what I mean by Make the Most of Your Post.

Ritu: Haiku Form, Haiku Tax, and Haiku Class | But I Smile Anyway. That’s three Haiku. Now for me to read them. She tells it like it is. This is exactly what Haiku does. @PhantomGiggler

Greg: Nature’s Poetry | Potholes in the Road of Life. Well, I think you kind of get what it’s about from the title he gave it. @greg_wolford

Steven: Hanami and Washi | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. You know when you visit Steven you’re going to find something interesting. This week Hanami is the traditional Haiku with a very imagery filled piece, and Washi is the experimental piece which is just as imagery filled and amazingly easy to read. I think he nailed that one for even this concussed minded fool is able to understand.

Jen (JK): Contemplate | The Secret Keeper. That last line is a thinky link. Wrapping around it a bit. The image used is excellent and is  by Phantomphreaq at deviantart.com @occultguardian

Tessa: The Haiku Mind | Writing is my life. Tessa tells us how her mind works to form a Haiku. I’m glad she popped in for this one. Crazy, man, Crazy.

VronLacroix: Harmonic Haiku | Simply Shanpshots. Oh wow, this one is kind of sticking in my head. I so need to go to the next one.

denis: free to roam | Haiku hound. We get a visit by Denis’ friend Charlie this Charlie Afghan Hound Denis of HaikuHoundweek, a beautiful young lady, although from this image you only get one side of her. Click the link to see her other side.

 

 

 

Al: Haiku on my Mind! | Al the Author’s Blog. Five Haiku this week. Um, I’m not even going to get in to it. You go and lose your mind on your own. Good luck. @AlistairLane

Elizabeth: ill monday | Tea & Paper. The ultimate sacrifice is discussed here. Some appreciation needs to be shown.  @teandpaper

AC Elliott Calming the Beast | File Cabinet Ramblings  We get the benefits of Haiku from AC. I was concerned this was going to be a spouse joke but … phew. @elliott_ac

Ronovan Behave | RonovanWrites. You know I don’t know how to behave. I went a little bit deeper with my usual emotional reveal this week. Well in the wording of and the complex sentence structure. It may look simple but some words had to be rearranged several times to get what I wanted. @RonovanWrites

Pat B.: Defined Refined | A season and a time. The two definitions of Haiku. I think they are most appropriate.  Pat is one of our Blogger blogs. So she visits us, not from WordPress. I like that. Crossing platforms and consistently so. Her participation, I feel, opens our challenge and community to others.

Annie: Haiku Is For You | Gentle Kindness. Um, that’s the title I could come up with. I lost count in the number of Haiku written. Go on over yonder and y’all see what I mean.

D.B. Mauldin (Author): What it is | mama bear musings. More definitions and understandings of what Haiku is all about. As well as what it does for a person intellectually and emotionally. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Olga: Haiku and Mind(ful) | Stuff and what if. I wanted to share the image used for this one. It was a team effort. A spin taken on a suggestion from her daughter. The end result is simplistic, Haiku, and very beautiful to observe. In other words it’s a Haiku in it’s own form.

Swatiu: Entertaining Thoughts | imgrowing. Okay, I have to admit I don’t quite get this one. That first line? Well I do have one thought as to why that first line. But I am certain every visitor will saw “awwww” as soon as they click over. She may have figured out one of my soft spots.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): A Barista’s Conundrm | Simplicity Lane. I am wondering if we’re getting a glimpse inside the life of Steven. And the exchange with Clarence in comments was entertaining.  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.

Marje: Haiku’s on My Mind/Haiku Mind Games/No Impossibles/Reach Your Starry Dreams | Kyrosmagica. Yes, that’s four Haiku from our blog breaking friend. On a break but she decided to combine several challenges into one, two of them being mine and the other being Colleens’. Of Course Colleen is on a moving break. Now a waiting for wifi break. @Marjorie_Mallon

R. Todd: In the Mind… | A Flash of Fiction. Well, I have to say, he’s got a point. And I also want to say I like the formatting of the post layout of the text. Mainly how he notes the challenge name. Different and almost out of the line of sight. Yes, I want the challenge to be promoted so as many people are visited as possible, but I also have this thing about having it promoted. I’m a bit Haiku Minded on the issue.

Dr. Kottaway: Clear Mind | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. I am enjoying seeing how Haiku is thought of by each person. Each person has the same general idea and result in regards to what it does. Awesome.

J Lapis:   Caution: Haiku Mind At Work | DarkLight Harbor. The Haiku mind does make one scale down thoughts and emotions to the bare bone.

Ruby Manchanda: A haiku takes shape | Whispering Thoughts. Um, yeah, the title sort of explains it. Made it kind of easy on me. Another of our Blogger blog friends.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Gems Inspired | Jane Dougherty Writes. Do you ever visit some of the Haiku and wonder how people are able to put these words together and even think in words such as they use? I feel so common at times. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Janice: Burning Aztec Soul | Ontheland. A cool lesson this week. Not so much a lesson lesson but something learned in a pleasant visual sort of way.  @ontheland1

Daniel Schwamm: Lively Words | Musing Life’s Mysteries. I enjoyed this one a lot. I think he makes an excellent point. There is something about poetry in so few words.

Becky G: Rhymed her Mind | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Did my title for her Haiku give it away?

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Haiku | The Writer Next Door. Vashti decided to go where no Vashti has gone before and back again. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): Frustration | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  Um, I think I limited with my words this week. I didn’t think I did really. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

E. Rawls (Author):  A Turkey’s Plea/A Haiku is… | Rawls E. Fantasy. Humor (Or Maybe Not) and ferrizzle. I spelled that with an fer not fur to respect the first Haiku message. Although Thanksgiving is called Gobble Day for a reason. O,O Dun Dun Dun. 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_

Florence: Don’t Mind It | Meanings And Musings. Florence shows us how Haiku works. That or she’s telling me it’s okay I don’t behave. Muahahahahaha. Okay, I know it wasn’t that funny, but I’ve been behaving during this review. @FTThum

Juliette: Keep Looking | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. I think she’s right. Our Haiku does tell us something. Especially if they come easily. @BWseeingBL

Melissa: A Short and Sharp Haiku | The Aran Artisan. Sometimes it does work this way. Once you begin doing Haiku and do it with a nature them, as we should but sometimes have fun in other ways, you begin to see Haiku everywhere.

 




 

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 68th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

My pen flows always,

Since our meeting and love sparked,

My muse is in my heart.

Hope y’all don’t mind the Closing Haiku. It’s been a while since I’ve done one. I’ve tried to stay out of the influencing of moods in the challenges lately. And honestly there does seem to be a bit more variety now that I no longer do an Opening Haiku.

Just links this week. Not positive how long my window of internet is.

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New Offenders!

NEW! Paul Stears: The Leaky Muse | Paul Stears “Born and bred in Faces of a Small City by Paul StearsKent, UK, Paul lives to write, continuously working on projects that you will see in the future.” And he’s an Author. You can check out his book Faces of a Small City on Amazon or Amazon UK. @PaulStearsNews

NEW! LuAnne Holder: Divergence | Wind Rush. “Pause. Take a breath. Be surprised by the extraordinary joy of ordinary moments. Reflections on mindfulness through poetry and prose.”  

NEW! Dajena Mason: A Haiku in the comments of Claudette’s blog. I had to include it.
Tickles My Pen | moonskittles
through remembrances,
the muse hovers around me
and tickles my pen
“I am currently working as a high school English Language Arts teacher. I love interaction with my students even when they are a pain in the… ahem.. yeah :D” And there is more at THIS link by scrolling to the bottom.



 

First to Offend this Week!

Peter Bouchier: The poet | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home.



Judy: So Vain She Muses Herself | Edwina’s Episodes. @EdwinasEpisodes

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Dream Weaver | Annette Rochelle AbenCheck out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Alice: Shape shifter | Boomerang Zone@Vidocq_CC

jazzytower: Sour Puss | Thoughts and Entanglements

Kat: Muse Haiku | like mercury colliding.

Liz: Dear Beloved | Quilted Poetry

Shida: Muse | 876LoveR. @realrebel_r

Ritu: A Musing Trip | But I Smile Anyway. @PhantomGiggler

AC Elliott No Ink | File Cabinet Ramblings  @elliott_ac

Sarina Your muse | Shining Seeds @shiningseeds

Clarence:(3 this week.) All Halllows Eve | PrarieChat. The Challenge. Ha. Someone has been watching way too much TV this week. A third, Just In Time For Ronovan’ s Cheer and Call

Elusive: The Dreaded Block | Elusive Trope.

Meredith & Martha: Muse/Pen and Pulse by Meredith and The Blogger/Set Me Free by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. @Meredithlbl

ladyleemanilla: Dreams Fulfilled | ladyleemanila

Elizabeth: NoNoWriMo | Tea & Paper@teandpaper

Sue Vincent (Author):  Penned | Daily Echo. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Greg: A Pair of Haiku | Potholes in the Road of Life. @greg_wolford

Janice: Autumn Sun | Ontheland. @ontheland1

TJ Paris: A Mirror Romance |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. AND Ancient Penmanship @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Jen (JK): Whispers | The Secret Keeper. @occultguardian

D.B. Mauldin (Author): The Three Muses | 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.

Al: Totally Random | Al the Author’s Blog@AlistairLane

Jane Dougherty (Author): Inspiring Flow | Jane Dougherty Writes. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Nato of Imaginary Lover | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

J Lapis:   4 Real Muses | DarkLight Harbor.

Pat B.: Erato Helps | A season and a time.

Olga: Wisdom Penned | Stuff and what if.

Cheryl-Lynn: Coming of age (haibun) | Tournesol dans un Jardin@CherylShares

Tessa: The Muse Amuses | Writing is my life

Claudette: Remembrances | to search and to find.

Sandra: Excitement | Wild Daffodil.  See what I mean by Make the Most of Your Post by visiting this Haiku and noting what all she connects it to.

Sarah: Three Muses Penned | tuckedintoacorner

Prakash: The Loner | Its PH.

Daniel Schwamm: The Poetless Pen | Musing Life’s Mysteries.

Florence: Think of You | Meanings And Musings. @FTThum

Swatiu: A mused disdain | imgrowing.

Diedré M. Blake: Ponder | Toward The Within.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): the muscovy duck | Simplicity LaneClick the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Dark Knight-tress| The Writer Next DoorCheck out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Dr. Kottaway: Musing | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog.

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): ADHD | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

denis: My Photographs | Haiku hound.

Juliette: A Bit Challenging | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. @BWseeingBL

Shailzaa: Playing Games. GRR!!! | Fewunsaidwords.

Steven: Calliope/Writer’s Block/Recovery | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind.

E. Rawls (Author):  Gone/For Whom The Bell Tolls | 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_

Mira: My Muse | They, You And Me. @BediMona




 

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 67th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

Log: Blog Sol 556

I’m screwed. Communications in main command center is down. Had to be driven in rover to FF Site MickeyD’s for brief use of systems. Some participants of challenge will be slighted in review or missed. Apologies now. Will make up for it later.

Signing off for now, Space Ranger Ronovan.

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First to Offend this Week!

TJ Paris: Cry Out To Me |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Last week TJ brought as three and he does so again. I didn’t put out a Haiku of my own until Wednesday as part of my #BeWoW link share. I waited because I thought TJ had figured out the Haiku I shared just after midnight my time on Mondays was a Haiku for the challenge and thus had the challenge words in it. But what does he do this time? Three again and just as fast. Man, the dude just has the flow. @Roccoco_a_GoGo



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Sunshine | Annette Rochelle Aben. I figure this was either about sunshine or she was talking about herself. You can decide which when you visit the further adventures of Rochelle in Annette Aben.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Elizabeth: Sunrise | Tea & Paper. The humor of this is I named Annette’s before seeing the name of Liz’s. I think she goes by Liz at times. But I know her as Elizabeth but wanted to share her preference. But anyway, I like how she came up with the image this week, and it is part of her Haiku. How the challenge sets minds to thinking and observing is fun. @teandpaper

Alice: GSimple Gestures | Boomerang Zone. Now from a lady who might bring to mind a a movie title from a 1974 film by Martin Scorsese that saw the lead actress win the Academy award, we have Alice. Fortunately she is doing the opposite of the movie titles name with us. . @Vidocq_CC

Judy: Suit to a T (Shirt) | Edwina’s Episodes. She may not be the one cast as a Frank N. Furter and no she will not be sullying the memory of a classic but this lady makes any color look good. Haiku must Fall in to her lap with as quickly as she writes them. @EdwinasEpisodes

jazzytower: Who’s Carol? | Thoughts and Entanglements. Public Relations says I should cuddle up with this Haiku. Not sure if some would approve of that, but depending on who Carol is, I might be game.

Kat: Three Cheers to Kat! | like mercury colliding. Man Kat can do. All the way from Nepal this former leader of OMRLP now spends her days enjoying words and the world around her. Her commentary of the season of the US national pastime is quite poignant considering the fate of various teams of late.

Liz: That Cheery Call | Quilted Poetry. All the way from the age defying weather of the cryogenic frozen lands of the north, comes a lady of esteem, no not the family of German actors from the early 20th Century, but a brilliant wordsmith in her own right. Her self titled Haiku could have a sub heading of Contrary Calling as well.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Sing, Sing a Song | Jane Dougherty Writes. The three degrees of Jane this week were not written about a popular Australian Trio of singing brothers, although one of their members is named and does sing. I dare say this one hit wonder of a singer has perhaps the longest charted song on record, and does not appear in a prison of the same name as the title may infer.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Mira:(2 links) Cheer Me Up | They, You And Me. I would love to but I’m certain there would be several to protest my attempts. I think we all fell for Mira At First Sight and have enjoyed her presence ever since. As for the Haiku, oh this one touches the heart in a deep way and reaches out to many a member I am certain.  Cheer and Joy | To Wear A Rainbow. Giving others a bit of support I do believe. Such a thoughtful lady. @BediMona

Ritu: Gone-A Tonka & Last Orders | But I Smile Anyway. No, I’m sorry for all you field hockey fans, this is not that Ritu. Perhaps after reading that last Haiku I might change my mind and think Ritu is using a fake photo and this IS the field hockey player. Nonetheless, the Tonka involved here is not the toy that brings smiles and cheer to millions of children. @PhantomGiggler

Clarence:(3 this week.) The Victim | PrarieChat. Not sure if he’s already earned his wings but I think he’s been living a wonderful life, and I bet he’s tired of hearing things like that. A story of the evils of life and love and aftermath is provided to us this week. And a second one: Susan Lucci’s Last Goodbye. Ha. Someone has been watching way too much TV this week. A third, Just In Time For Ronovan’ s Cheer and Call

Sue Vincent (Author): Recall | Daily Echo. What can you say about a beautiful woman with red hair and a list of books a mile long to her name that hasn’t already been said? No, seriously, what can you say? Let her know in the comments for her Haiku. Her story told is full of nature and will bring a rosy glow to your cheeks . . . if you hold your device close enough to your face when you read her Haiku that is. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Sandra: Orange | Wild Daffodil. To praise our Flower in residence would be like Gilding a Lily, so I’ll move on from here. Daffy left us with a bit of a mystery this week with her photography. Where, what, why, and when were not answered, although normally a forthcoming individual, she was forthawaying this time. See what I mean by Make the Most of Your Post. by visiting this Haiku and noting what all she connects it to.

Steven: Thrush | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Steven has been kind to us. Not only does he continue to provide his experimental Haiku but also a traditional one for those of us who need the in-your-face form.

Greg: Shouts of Joy | Potholes in the Road of Life. Sorry ladies, and perhaps some men, Greg isn’t part of Wolford Fashion so you’ll have to look for those bodysuits elsewhere. The young man brings us a message today, a message of opposing feelings, as he should have, and one that could apply to the Writer’s Quote Wednesday by Colleen. His participation, as explained in the beginning of the post shows what the community that has grown here has truly become. Two words + three lines = many friends. @greg_wolford

Janice: On a Crescent Moon | Ontheland  She may be a HÓU but that just means she’s popular. Don’t know what that means? Ah, then you haven’s snooped like the master snooper has. She’s a Monkey of Fire and all signs point to her being quite a success wherever she may find herself. Her softer side is shown in a very lovely moment shared here. I greatly enjoyed reading about what led to the Haiku being written and the fact the words were on her mind at any given point during this time speaks to me a great deal. It means a lot and is most appreciated. @ontheland1

Jen (JK): SKΆL & SALUT | The Secret Keeper. Some may wonder if JK is secretly a Rowling success in the world of publishing. That would be an affirmative. She publishes several times a week, making her a widely published author read in more countries than many of the supposed top authors of our time. A toast to our friend for her two Haiku that gives us a gander in to a life that lights up and puffs us up with (pride?). @occultguardian

Tessa: The Last Call | Writing is my life. No, not the Canadian hockey player, nor the subject of the Norwegian novel of the same name, well maybe not, I haven’t asked. She is a a writer of fiction though, and has her work on her site in chapter form for your enjoyment and convenience. Her Haiku can be happy or sad, all depending on which subject you focus upon and which formed sentence you are looking at.

Daniel Schwamm: Call on ME | Musing Life’s Mysteries. I don’t believe he Daniel is a mushroom farmer, no matter what some of you may believe to have deduced. Although that would be a tasty venture. And no, not a Kiwi farmer either, (Neither the bird nor fruit.) and I think that rather droll of all of you for assuming that a New Zealander would automatically be such. Ahhh, when I first saw the title of his Haiku it brought to mind the song Lean on Me, and although that is not the title, the message is much the same. The link is to the Bill Withers version from 1972. The image is not he that has been named, but Al Green.

Al: Cheers of the Disturbed One | Al the Author’s Blog. A well preserved sort for an early to mid 20th Century Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer in Hollywood, Al Lane now spends day as a Civil Servant while spending most of his day writing for our enjoyment. Yes, you read that correctly. Some of you will actually get it, and some will hurt me physically for implying you wouldn’t. For some unknown reason the young man decided to write FIVE Haiku on his birthday. Mostly about alcohol even when disguised as something else. 110 Cheers for AL!!! @AlistairLane

Elusive: Law of 22 Prairial | Elusive Trope. Hiding out in the wilds of PA after finding success in leasing out parts of the city with his name across the welcome signs for entertainment purposes, the Elusive one now pleases his visitors with writings and continues to grace our community each week with a Haiku offering. The Haiku is a great terror of an attempt this week. A true life or death of a read. And on his birthday as well.

R. Todd: Mockingjay | A Flash of Fiction. I didn’t want to out our friend, but Lord Todd has been found alive and his passing in 1997 at the age of 89 was an attempt to escape to the glare of public life and slink into the obscurity of the blog life. But he has been found out. My powers of deduction are beyond compare. I have not the slightest what that title for the Haiku nor the Haiku itself means. Do you? It must be some obscure reference to something he’s seen in his past life.

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Early Bird & Nature | mama bear musings. Not sure if it’s too hot, too cold or just right where she is but her Haiku seems to make me think just right. Maybe I should have eaten first before perusing that first one. At least it wasn’t spaghetti. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Olga: Political Uproar | Stuff and what if. Does she have a sister or cousin who appeared with Nicholas Cage, or perhaps that relative played someone with the same name as myself? Humor over with now on with the show. Olga shows her rampant political activism she has hidden from us all this time.

Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Trick or Treat | M Barker-Simpson. Never knew a game show host and jailed football player had an offspring somehow but here we have the proof. Just remember to have your pets spayed or neutered or you may find some gloves near an uncomfortable scene. I believe the title gives away the Haiku meaning, as it should to some extent. Quite the creative flare for the imagery. Click the Author link above to visit her on Amazon.

Pat B.: Four Cheers for Pat | A season and a time. Imagine a famous chef Brockett in your neighborhood. Wouldn’t you want to be her neighbor? This week Pat went cheerfully nuts with commentary on the nature of life in various facets.

J Lapis:   Calls to Cheer | DarkLight Harbor. Feeling blue today or precious as a gem? No? No worries, I believe our poet has it covered. Suspense in the later of the two offerings this week. Had us wanting to throw stones from feeling so blue but pulled things out at the last moment.

Claudette: Echoes | to search and to find. Speaking of a real jewel, Claudette returns to us this week.

 

Shelly Faber: Cheer & Call | My Red Wine Diary@ShellyFaber

Melissa: Autumn Wreath for the birds | The Aran Artisan. Not certain about that title but it is the title of the post.

 

 

denis: cheer the call | Haiku hound. A Haiku that could apply to man or beast and an image that works so well. And I made him dig for this image. Awesome me.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Cheer & Call | The Writer Next DoorCheck out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Diedré M. Blake: Cheer & Call | Toward The Within. Never thought of that last line before. Cool mind going on here.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): the call of Mickey | Simplicity LaneClick the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

 

 

 

E. Rawls (Author):  Now What You Think & Cling | 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_

Florence: night silence/support | Meanings And Musings. But my internet is down, how can you hear me? It must be very silent now. 😉 @FTThum



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites 66th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

44 Players this week, and one amazing new person joined in. You definitely need to go check her blog out. Also you’ll notice something strange about the review. I did it in reverse. After the First to Offend it goes in last one in, first one mentioned and so forth. I thought, why not throw a monkey mallet into the mix.

Pine car’s race down hill,

To certain glory and dread,

Pizza does race on.

Haiku Review 66

New to Offend this Week!

NEW! Diedré M. Blake: “…a writer and art therapist, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.  She goes by “D.” and has been called a “Renaissance woman” by friends. Travelling has always been an aspect of her personal and family history.  She was born in Jamaica.” Check out much more about this fascinating woman on her about page by clicking HERE. How Low Feels | Toward The Within. Never thought of that last line before. Cool mind going on here.

First to Offend this Week!

 TJ Paris: Odd Couplings |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Does this dude have a photo for every occasion? If things get more difficult around here it might be because I’m challenging his photo file. Nah, I wont’ do that, at least not on purpose. @Roccoco_a_GoGo



Steven S. Walsky (Author): the words drift back | Simplicity Lane. A Haibun this week–a story–something you do need to read. A truly great piece of writing. 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.

Shailzaa: The Tree | Fewunsaidwords. Very good way of using pine here. Two different ways of looking at it depending on the line you want to focus on.

Swatiu: Lesson Learned | imgrowing. I think my title for this one fits. Really it does. Don’t care what y’all say.

E. Rawls (Author):  Burdens & Chocolate Longing | Rawls E. Fantasy. Some serious issues here. That’s all I’m saying. 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_

Florence: Dare to Fly | Meanings And Musings. One of those life lesson things she does. @FTThum

Alka: Weltshmertz and our Woeful Longing | Magnanimous Words. She was truly inspired this week. Only partly by the words which then lead elsewhere. @girally

Steven: Taiga and Mo(u)rning | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. He went nature. Also make certain to check out the blurb at the bottom of his post.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Ekho’s Passion | The Writer Next Door. Nature of a different sort. One must give credit for one interpreting nature in more than one way, while in some ways staying the same. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

H. M. Goodchild (Author): Golden Moans | Folksong and Fantasy. I took a bit of liberty with the naming of this one, a touch of humor. When you read her Haiku, 2 of them, you will see where it came from. We have a talent with us. 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. 

Greg: It Will End | Potholes in the Road of Life. He cheated, and that’s all I’m sayin’. @greg_wolford

Becky G: For a Road Untraveled | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Funny how two in a row used the prompt words in one line. Good use of photography to give her words more meaning or a completed meaning.

VronLacroix: Grief in the valley | Simply Shanpshots. Hmm, interesting. After a couple of readings I got it. A great thing about Haiku is you can read it twice in a matter of seconds. 🙂

jazzytower: Beauty Reaches | Thoughts and Entanglements. Well I personally think one aids the other.

Daniel Schwamm: Nest of Death | Musing Life’s Mysteries. Cool. Totally did some interpreting here and awesome. That one for pine may take people a few moments, but it works.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Long neck memories | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three Haiku telling a story. Had fun coming up with this title.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

denis: tomorrow | Haiku hound. A Haiku that could apply to man or beast and an image that works so well. And I made him dig for this image. Awesome me.

Elizabeth: Silence | Tea & Paper. I think more of us can understand this one, including the story to go with it than we all could imagine. Believe me, I totally get it. @teandpaper

Dr. Kottaway: Grieve | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. Rhymes all over the place in this one, and an expressionist pine is given.

Ritu: Sonu Singh’s Lament & The Things You Do For Love | But I Smile Anyway. Both nature, but different. @PhantomGiggler

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Aromatherapy & Love | mama bear musings. Okay, that first one is just funny if  you pay attention to her blog other than the Haiku challenge. . Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Al: ThreeFerOne | Al the Author’s Blog. I know, not very original of me but it’s one of those days where thinking of Al as bear in the woods just kind of scarred me. @AlistairLane

J Lapis:    5 Griefs and Pine-ings| DarkLight Harbor. Nice use of words you don’t use every day. I kind of like that.

Jen (JK): Among the Branches | The Secret Keeper. I think this is one people will relate to in their own varied ways. @occultguardian

Pat B.: Refuge | A season and a time. Very nice. Also some nice comments as well.

Elusive: Near the Clearcut | Elusive Trope. Yeah, I don’t always get the why of these things being done. Sometimes a necessity but most often not.

Sandra: Allegory | Wild Daffodil. Ha, funny with this one. Remember, Wild Daffy is the queen of what I call Make the Most of Your Post.

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): Oops | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. Yeah, I got it. I’m about an hour from their training facilities, my parents are about 5 minutes away. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Olga: Lost to Wisdom | Stuff and what if. Very interesting image. Keep looking at it. A glance won’t work. The Haiku itself has a great message.

Janice: Lose the Craving | Ontheland  Okay, I got it. Helps to get it when people aren’t like constantly asking you the same question over and over even though you give the same answer each time. I literally mean over and over during the time I tried to review this one. @ontheland1

Sue Vincent (Author): Unchanging | Daily Echo. Jealousy in nature. Yeah, I can see that. Just like two old men. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Clarence:(2 links) Futility | PrarieChat. Aaarrrgh! Find out a bit about Clarence’s acting career in the comments. And a second one: Susan Lucci’s Last Goodbye. Ha. Someone has been watching way too much TV this week.

Kat: Grief Amidst the Pines | like mercury colliding. Okay, you have to love the dedication of this member.

  • I stopped on the way home to get a photo of that sapling nestled amidst the pines. Replaced the first pic. Like I said…perfect timing for this prompt! ☺️

Mira:(2 links) insufferable | They, You And Me. At first sight of the title I thought she was making a commentary on my choice of prompt words. loss | To Wear A Rainbow. I so need to pick more cheerful words next time. @BediMona

Judy: Mourn the Passing | Edwina’s Episodes. It’s not what you think. Go check it out. @EdwinasEpisodes

Peter Bouchier: ‘mine pine’ | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. I like this one. A positive side of it all. Excellent.

Alice: Grief is a bitch | Boomerang Zone. Let’s call it therapy, and I think that’ll explain it. @Vidocq_CC

Meredith & Martha: Oh, Christmas Tree/Grief by Martha and K.I.S./Refugees by Meredith | Meredith’s Musings. These got a lot of lovin’ this week on Meredith’s blog as well as the reblog on my own. @Meredithlbl

Liz: Good Grief | Quilted Poetry. So says the wise. Or the very exasperated.

Juliette: No Home For The Holidays | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Holiday hatin’. @BWseeingBL

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Sappy Story | Annette Rochelle Aben. Then take it off, Annette!  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites 65th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

It’s now clear to me

Harping is much easier

Than I imagined.

I think that pretty much sums up how this challenge went. I was certain that Harp might throw some people but apparently I was wrong. Now on with the show.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review 65

New to Offend this Week!

NEW! H. M. Goodchild (Author): dsdfs | Folksong and Fantasy. Numerous poetry included in this post, the challenge appears under the Haiku section and is the lat before a bit of a blurb. Also H.M. posted a haiku in the comments of the challenge post: Oh, don’t harp on so / Your mind’s clear by now, you know: / If it matters, Go! 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. 

First to Offend this Week!

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): The Stringed Winged | Annette Rochelle Aben. Good number of likes to this one and I enjoyed seeing the community commenting.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert A side note here.



TJ Paris: Springtime |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Another Haiku with a great response in the comments. It’s a nature Haiku and the photo used is amazing, and nature. Those swans are a surprise! @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Me (Ronovan): Luminosity is Bliss | Ronovan Writes. I’ve enjoyed seeing the interpretations of my Haiku along with the interpretation of my explanation. Oddly, no one has come up with the exact meaning of it all. 🙂 But then I am a confusing kind at times.

Alice: Someone better | Boomerang Zone. A different manner of interpretation. A very clear message delivered. Deserves a visit and a Like. @Vidocq_CC

Shida: The Gift of Music | 876LoveR. Good message. Surprised by the Like number. Tells me something. @realrebel_r

Liz: Bird Song | Quilted Poetry. Very nice imagery in this one. And a bit of the life of Liz in her commentary of the Haiku.

Judy: When Nature Calls | Edwina’s Episodes. A nature Haiku of a different calling. One must consider what all nature encompasses. I think there is a natural way of looking at it. Also she says I am a hard taskmaster. Wait till the next one. @EdwinasEpisodes

Mira:(2 links) The Wait | They, You And Me. Romantic and suspenseful in a way. love and passion | To Wear A Rainbow. Not sure if she is speaking about my prompts and own Haiku or what. Or am I being paranoid? @BediMona

Tessa: Clear and Crisp | Writing is my life. A direct and to the point Haiku. But one I didn’t really think of. Sometimes it’s those simpler ones that surprise you.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): ‘why harp’ | Simplicity Lane. Great to look at in a relationship or political sort of way. Or in a Rhino/Elephant Romance kind of way. 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.

Clarence:(2 links) Tears, Mirth, and Dreams | PrarieChat. Touch of Irish history/mythology in this one. Google time folks.  . And a second one would be Oooh…And It Makes Me Wonder. I think some of you will appreciate this one. So get the Led out.

Prakash: A Match Heaven Made | Its PH. Yeah, the dude came with the Romance this week. I hate it when they show me up with the romantical stuff.

Kat: Your Fortune is Clear | like mercury colliding. Some of you have obviously NOT been to check this one out. And you are missing one cool presentation of the Haiku itself. Very well done. Oh, and the Haiku is cool too.

Olga: One Direction Go | Stuff and what if. Some of you may be disturbed by that title I chose but don’t worry, I wouldn’t lead you  astray.

Greg:(2 links) The Call Home | Potholes in the Road of Life. I mentioned in the reblog how Greg kept with the theme of his blog with this one, which should be expected, considering the words. But I like it when people are able to take most any word and do that. Greg didn’t link or paste this one for us, but I found it anyway-Harping. And he ain’t talkin’ bout no music neither. @greg_wolford

Ritu: Soapbox Blog-cast | But I Smile Anyway. A humorous title for a serious Haiku and follow-up message. The message this week is very good. I believe a MUST READ for all. A very popular Haiku this week. @PhantomGiggler

Sue Vincent (Author): Harper | Daily Echo. Don’t go Googling this one if you have an arachnid problem. Not that the Haiku mentions one but you somewhat make an assumption. Most excellent imagery of Haiku with the photo image matching perfectly. Hugely popular Haiku this week. Well worth a ReBlog! Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

jazzytower: Harp | Thoughts and Entanglements. I might would have titled this one Concerted Effort. 🙂

Daniel Schwamm: Love Came Down | Musing Life’s Mysteries. Second week in a row for the new guy. The title is mine but I believe the message of the Haiku inspired it, of course.

denis: sweet sounds | Haiku hound. A lesson of the Crimson Rosella parrot, with photos. Denis has been trained well. 😉

Jen (JK): The Sound Awakened | The Secret Keeper. A bit difficult to describe this one. And in that I think is a good thing. Go check it out and see what you think. @occultguardian

Swatiu: To See Clearly | imgrowing. This message is a huge one that relates very much to several articles I’ve written here on my own blog. Very nice.

Elusive: The Reiteration | Elusive Trope. Dwell to tell what may have fail. Make certain to read the philosophical exchange in the comments. I love it when a Haiku generates a discussion.

Sandra: Shadows | Wild Daffodil. Make certain to read BOTH Haiku. The first goes with the photograph for the Bluedaisy Weekly Photo Challenge that is linked to in her post. The second is more of a Haiku of joy with the word Harp. Remember, Wild Daffy is the queen of what I call Make the Most of Your Post.

Meredith & Martha: Vixen/Dwelling Place by Meredith and The Harpist/Contented Soul by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. All very beautiful ones this week…well maybe except for Vixen. That one is just too true to be beautiful. @Meredithlbl

Al: Multiple Message | Al the Author’s Blog. I saw politics in this one, not that I believe Al was going there. Just too much news for me of late. I normally don’t pay attention and will now revert to old habits. Check out Al and I engaging in a Haiku chat/battle in his comments. This old boy, moi, still has it. Word. @AlistairLane

Nato: Perfect Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Four in one this week. A story told. @MichelleLunato

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Sweet Angel Mama’s Harpin’ | mama bear musings. Two Haiku in this one, I just created a title to include both. That second one I think a lot of people will laugh at from the honesty of it and being able to relate to it. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

J Lapis:   River Music | DarkLight Harbor. Pure nature with this one. Great imagery. People are loving that last line.

Elizabeth: Music | Tea & Paper. Read the explanation of this one. AWESOME! I wish that were here. We have the old courthouse clock bell and i can hear it. @teandpaper

Jane Dougherty (Author): Soaring Love’s Melody | Jane Dougherty Writes. Two Haiku this week. As amazing as the words in the Haiku are this week, that painting by Franz Marc is one that will mesmerize. Multiple interpretations of what you might see.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Peter Bouchier: Sound or Music | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. Great way his words flowed and the rhymes within the verses. And honestly my interpretation of it went great with his title. My comment explains what I Almost heard.

R. Todd: The Nagging Wife | A Flash of Fiction. I have to say, I’m not certain if my personal Haiku post had any influence on this one or not, but man did he nail it, or at least part of, as there were the two meanings in the Haiku. But seriously, this almost nailed it. 😀 

Janice: Tournier Morning | Ontheland NyMusical, lyrical, harpsical–What? That’s not a word? (I ask that because WP gives an error for it.) @ontheland1

VronLacroix: Harmonica | Simply Shanpshots. Ah, I see why she mentioned memories. A harmonica would do that. There are several in my home. I apparently even have a book and cd/dvd on how to play. Did I do it? Amnesia is not telling me, but my boy “B” has one too. 🙂

Steven: Lullaby and Gymnopédie I | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Some of Steven’s experimental Haiku but also a traditional one with a bit of a music lesson. I always love a good twofer post. Haiku and learning. I wonder why I never do that?

Florence: It’s Clearly Love | Meanings And Musings. I had to have fun with this one. We’re good friends so whenever I can poke fun at her a little, Imma gonna do it. Not that this is really poking fun. She sort of did that to herself. Oops. Did I just spill the beans she was talking about herself in the Haiku? Muaahahahaha, or was she? 😉 (Can you tell I’ve hit the wall after about 6 hours straight of Review by this point?) @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Mellifluous Sounds | The Writer Next Door. It may sound odd but her Haiku brings to mind a novel I read a while back from an author involving angels. So I get a darker feel from this than what the words of the Haiku say. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): Fate | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. Giving this one a think. This can be viewed as a pretty deep one depending on how one wishes to approach it. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Ruby Manchanda: Clearly melodic | Whispering Thoughts. I like the take here on harp. A very insightful thought. I don’t mean my sentence but the Haiku.

E. Rawls (Author):  Colorful Season & Secret Garden | Rawls E. Fantasy. Ah, a bit of a whimsical fairy tale approach. Nice. 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_

Becky G: Out of the Woods | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! The Woods Are Alive with sounds of . . . (Yeah, I worry about me too.)

Juliette: Short and Sweet | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Whew, I thought for a minute there this was about to get personal, well in a me kind of personal way. But kudos to Juliette for taking the plunge. @BWseeingBL



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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Meet The Bloggers Who Attended The First Annual #BloggersBash Held In London on August 1st, 2015

My reblog for today. Yes, I stole the tablet while son works on summer project. Did a few RTs on Twitter so I could be of some use.

Thanks to those who have donated for a new laptop so far. Florence set a goal that would get me something nice and give me freedom again. I can’t tell you how moved I have been. Well the migraine is spiking from using this thing and typing on a screen with knuckles is harder than you think. (I can’t unclench fists due to the arthritis and fibro sometimes but I keep writing anyway,or did.)

Much Love to All
Ronovan

Hugh's Views & News  

If you are viewing this post by email then you will need to log onto my blog to view the videos.

I hope I haven’t scared you off…yet!

Now to the videos.  Underneath the videos you’ll find a list of the bloggers in the order they appear on the video.  Just click on their name and you will be taken to their blog page.

Geoff Le Pard  – TanGental

Helen Jones – Journey To Ambeth

Sacha Black – Sacha Black

Ali Isaac – Ali Isaac Storyteller

Ellie Marinova – A Writer’s Caravan

Suzie Speaks – Suzie Speaks

Graeme Cumming – Graeme Cumming Dot Net

Connie Kaufmann – Study. Read. Write

Marjorie Mallon – Kyrosmagica

Esther Newton – Esther Newton Blog

Lucy Mitchell – Blonde Write More

Melissa Barker-Simpson – Melissa Barker-Simpson

Julie Lawford – Julie Lawford/ A writer Notepad

Dylan Hearn – Suffolk Scribblings

Stuart France – Stuart France, Writer

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One Lovely Blog, Beautiful Blogger & Black Wolf Blogger Awards

For those who nominated me, I apologize for the long wait.

Today is a Lovely Ceremony because I have two types of Lovely Awards to give out and a Beautiful one as well.

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First I have the One Lovely Blog Award from LoudThoughtsVoicedOut.

LTVOYou know I really enjoy nice people and she’s a very nice person. That’s pretty much the best thing you can say about someone, isn’t it?

 

Then I have another Lovely Blog Award from Meredith of Meredith’s Musings.

MeredithsMusingsMeredith is a special LADY in my life. There are people that choose to be in your life sometimes that makes you feel good about yourself just by their choosing to be friends with you. Meredith is one of those people. I love the LADY very much but never tell her. Well I am telling her today. I capitalize the word LADY when speaking about her because she is one in every sense of the word.

Here are the guidelines for those who are nominated for the award.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.

2. Display the One Lovely Blog Award on your Blog.

3. Share seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate fifteen Bloggers you admire. Inform them by commenting on their Blog.

 

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And there is the Beautiful Blogger Award from Tempest Rose of Nonsense & Shenanigans.

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Well can you imagine getting the Beautiful Blogger Award from a beautiful woman? Well I don’t have to. Tempest is a lot of fun to read and pulls no punches. Her name says it all and she really enjoys helping her fellow bloggers out.

THE RULES (though I follow them more like guidelines):

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award!
  2. Add The Beautiful Blogger Award logo to your post and blog (and add the rules/guidelines).
  3. Nominate 7 beautiful bloggers and say a little something about why you love their blog. (below)
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog.

 

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And one new award I hadn’t seen before called the Black Wolf Blogger Award from asmukti.

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The rules for the award are:

1) The nominee shall display the respective logo on her/his blog.

2) The nominee shall nominate ten (10)  bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.

 

I am going to combine the rules here as I nominate 10 people.

#1

Katie of Plus+ Beauty

I am new to Katie’s Blog World but I was just impressed by her.  She has a nice heart, a great personality, great sense of encouragement about her and there is a lot more.

My fact about me: I like ladies names beginning with the letter K apparently, as you will find out as you go through this list.

#2

PS Bartlett of PS Bartlett

What can I say about Bartlett? Great author, lovely lady to talk to, great to work with, loves to promote other authors, and just really an all around amazing person.

My fact about me: Her Bartlett’s husband and I share a name, and I have never been a pirate.

#3

Chris of  Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

A guy who promotes every author he can find.  That should tell you all you need to know about this guy. Well that, and he has no idea about how talented he is.

My fact about me: I once saw Willie B, the famous Gorilla of the Atlanta Zoo. My son has his picture taken on a statue of him.

#4

Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News

Well here I am with Hugh again. I can’t do an award ceremony without mentioning this guy. I don’t think anyone who knows him would say he isn’t deserving of this award. I am actually considering starting a Blogger Award as well and I might use Hugh as the Badge Image for it.

My fact about me: I told Hugh not long ago in a private conversation that he was an incredible person and one of the best friends I had. Everyone has someone they think of as their best buddy. Well I had a lady best buddy, lost that one now, but I haven’t lost the best guy buddy.

#5

Amanda of insidethelifeofmoi

One of the best bloggers around. I’ve worked with her on articles and seen how she does her creative work. Although those creative compilations were only for a brief time it was a great experience. If you know her, you love her.

My fact about me: I still am not sure what a jammy dodger is. But I do love a good chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk. Only hold a cookie in the milk for 10 seconds, no longer, or you end up with cookie cereal. Yes, my son does it on purpose.

#6

Faith Unlocked

Inspiring, always participates in my Haiku Challenge, and just a very peaceful place to visit. I have no idea if Faith Unlocked is a guy or woman. Doesn’t really matter, just curious. The message is the same.

My fact about me: I am very much a Christian guy. I am into apologetics

#7

Kat of Dandelion Fuzz

Likes my articles, is a Beatles fan, has a dog that thinks it’s a person. Cool, huh?

My fact about me: I saw Paul McCartney in concert and have a cat that thinks it’s a dog. It comes when you whistle for it.

#8

Colleen of Silver Threading

Colleen was  a surprise addition to my Blog World. I guess really everyone is, but this is another one of those LADIES. A very wise woman and very lovely in every way. Oh and one last thing . . . she really is that gorgeous because she posted photos of her daughters and she passed on the gorgeous genes to them.

My fact about me: Well, Colleen’s husband and I share a name, and I used to do embroidery for a uniform company on a very expensive computerized system. What connection is that to Colleen? You’ll need to check out her blog, and it has nothing to do with the title of her blog.

#9

Kate of Dazzling Whimsy

Real life friend and a wonderful person. Dedicated mother to three beautiful daughters who I like to pretend are my own sometimes. An encouragement to others and did I mention a dedicated mother? I wish I could fully explain that but I don’t know that I really could.

My fact about me: I get  on the crazy train sometimes, or used to and Kate  has been there to suffer the brunt of it a lot. She hangs in there and is like “Get better and I’ll be here to talk to.” Oh, and that train was mostly before the concussion.

#10

Jenna of Jen’s Pen Den

And finally Jenna. I love Jenna’s blog because she shares some great information and does it quietly. She finds these great articles about writing and we also share a lot of the same thoughts about things. She is one of those great people to have as a friend that you don’t have to worry about turning whack on you. She just puts into her writing instead. Oh, and she has her dimples insured for like a million dollars or something like that.

My fact about me:  I used to write everywhere. I even wrote a book sitting in a car at the University during the afternoons in the heat and the cold. I have dimples too. The ones you can see are the one in my chin and I have one on the right side of my smile. Well that one may not be a dimple if I lose more weight.

 

Well, there you have it. My nominations for all three awards. If I didn’t mention you it’s not because you didn’t deserve it, it’s because I was interrupted about a hundred times while doing this.

Tempest put a video at the end of her award and so I shall too.

Much Respect

Ronovan

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Female Feature Friday: Featured Female Blogger Blog Site-Jen’s Pen Den

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Today I want to introduce the first Female Blogger Blog Site Feature.

 

There are many sites out there that I enjoy for various reasons. And some of those have been included in interviews. One has not but I have a commitment for one and will hold her to it, but as a writer not a blogger.

 

This lady finds and shares the best writing advice from the best there is out there. She also gives her own advice from her own experience. I admire her. I enjoy calling her  friend. She makes a smile cross my face every time I see her name because she is just such a nice and sweet lady.

Another reason I am featuring her today is that her 1 year Blogiversary was on the 12th. You need to read her article “One Year Blogiversary-How My Blog Saved Me“.

Another reason? For all of you NanoWrimo people she has great articles for that as well. Just click that link.

Everyone go and follow her blog today as soon as you read this. You will not regret the advice you will get on writing. And follow her on Twitter as well @JensPenDen.

Jenna Willett

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(Just so everyone knows . . . I made the gif below and I think it might actually annoy her a bit so don’t mention it. I call it the Jenna Kent to SuperWriter look. And don’t laugh, one of you is next.)

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A partial from Jenna’s About Jen Page:

I write because I must. It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding calling and my passion.” -Elizabeth Reyes

Jenna Willett is a native of Denver, Colorado. Currently, she’s working as a Lead Copywriter for a Denver ad agency, while pursuing her ultimate dream as a traditionally published author. In 2011, she optioned one of her young adult manuscripts to Envision Media Arts, a film, television and commercial production company based at Paramount Studios. She also enjoys writing the occasional short story or flash fiction piece (Jen’s Pen).

 

 

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Female Focus Friday: New blogs that I found this week.

Female Focus Fridays: Female Bloggers I Met This Week

 

Here are some people that we followed each other on Twitter and/or WordPress. They all have WordPress blogs and I follow them all. I me each one this week and wanted to share them with you. There are more I am sure but these are the most recent. This will become a regular Feature on Fridays. Enjoy!

 

Life With Rossye

“At first I had many ideas, plans for my blog. I wanted to write about everything: fashion, makeup, fitness, healthy eating, recipes…But I had no way or opportunity to write about these things. Because I am really obsessed living and eating healthy, I decided to write about that.”-From Rossye’s Post “What having a blog means to me“.

Y’all know I love young people, and I love to encourage. Definitely encourage this young lady by following her blog. She really seems to have the enthusiasm and desire.

 

Single Strides

“My story begins somewhere between “sweet dreams” and “happily ever afters.” I’m a hopeless romantic who wears her heart on her sleeve as my favorite accessory. I’ve been told it’s my biggest strength, and my biggest weakness. I believe in love so fiercely that sometimes I force it more in my head than in my heart. So follow me along my single journey – whether personal or international. Now I am just a girl out looking for love and adventure. A girl who likes peppermint coffees, rainy days, rooftop bars and good reads. A girl who realized her strength only after being broken. Ready to take on the world with me?”-From Sonya’s About page.

I like the attitude and spirit of this blog, the person behind it. The story of course hits me close with the hear to n the sleeve.

 

Natacha Guyot-Science Fiction. transmedia & Fandom

Natacha Guyot is a French independent researcher, writer and public speaker. She holds two Master’s degrees: Film and Media Studies (Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Digital Culture and Technology (King’s College London).

What will you find on this blog?

  • Discussions: Science Fiction, Feminism, Diversity, Children Media, Online Communities, Transmedia.
  • Reviews: Books, Movies, TV shows, video games.
  • Status Reports: Bits and pieces about her works in progress.
  • Fannish Content: Graphic and Vidding creations.“-From Natacha’s About page.

I loved this site and person the moment I clicked. I like to follow a site that is different for me and science fiction is really something I haven’t found much of so far. I am really looking forward to this. And of course the intelligence of a blogger always hooks me in deep.

 

Alana Munro Author

Born and raised in Scotland, I acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from an Edinburgh University before jumping head first into motherhood, and then moving to sunny Australia.

After five years upside down in Aussie land fighting dangerous spiders and facing off cyclones, my young family and I headed back to the relative calm of the frozen north. Although, I do wonder what I will do with myself.“-From Alana’s About page.

I have to add more here. There is just too much to to Alana and what she does to limit it to just a few blurbs. Go to her About page by clicking her name and just see. She even runs a writing community.

 

Olgan M-Just Olga

I’m a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice versa) and a forensic psychiatrist. I was born in Barcelona and moved to the UK in 1992 to train in psychiatry. After a few years I decided to go back to full time education and completed a BA in American Literature at Sussex University (it included a year in Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, and a PhD on ‘the Films of David Mamet’. As I never tired studying I also did an MSc (Distance Learning) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Leicester University). Now decided to try and focus on writing, translating and exploring interesting stuff.“-From Olga’s About page.

Fascinating! That is the word that came to mind when I first read Olga’s bio. Intelligence, talent, and a spirit all in one. Fascinating!

 

 

The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic

THIS BLOG ISN’T ABOUT FASHION. THIS ISN’T ABOUT FOOD. OR TRAVEL. THIS IS ABOUT ME ^^ AND ALL THE THINGS I LOVE… WHICH ARE FASHION, FOOD, TRAVEL. i’m a writer and post a lot of short stories, haibun and fun poetry in my own free style 🙂 that’s fresh hot off the oven fiction, so feel free to read on 😉 i also post haiku daily ^^. ( update: i now post my micropoetry and haiku only on twitter. check me out @ https://twitter.com/kzmorano“-From KZ’s About page.

 

What hooked me was her book of short stories each consisting of no more than 100 words.

 

 

 

 

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Hannah of Inked Roses on Twitter! Follow time Friends!

Hey everybody! Hannah of Inked Roses is now on Twitter! YAY!!!  Follow her and make her feel welcomed!

 

Very Inspiring Blogger Awards From . . . Jennifer Terry & Blondewritemore.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

 

As some may have noticed, or perhaps not, my content output is decreasing. If not for the Haiku challenges there would not be that much these past few days.  Why do I mention that?

 

I once again am having to combine award recognitions. As my ability to come through with content has  decreased for certain reasons that I will not dwell on, I will simply get to the recognition of two wonderful people that nominated me and ask for forgiveness in combining them into one article.

 

Jennifer Terry of The Things I Yell At My Television. As I mentioned in a previous article about this lady, do you really need any other reason than the name of her blog to actually click and visit her? Do you really? You do? Seriously? Oh give me a break!

 

Now, onto the next lovely person . . . I said the next one. Stop harassing me about Jennifer, yes I know the Lion scared you when you went to look, but it was just a picture. No, it was yawning, not trying to eat you.  And yes she has  a book available at Amazon called You’ll Know Her When You See Her and it has a dog on the cover. Why not a lion? I don’t know go ask her in her comments!

 

Now where was I? Oh yes, a VERY lovely person I only know as Blondewritemore. Perhaps her name is Blonde Writemore? But anyway, if that is her picture on her page then she looks great in glasses and a book. Yes, I am sure she’s read the book. No, I don’t know how many pages the book is. Does it really matter? Yes, Cyril, it’s okay if you click on her article Hairdressers and Writers.

 

I believe there are rules to this engagement:

  1. Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

 

My Seven Facts That

  1. I think the flour tortilla is an amazing creation that can be used as an edible plate. You can put anything on it and don’t have to worry about dishes. It’s biodegradable as well. This goes along with a previous fact I mentioned somewhere else in an article of some sort about any food worth having can be eaten as a sandwich. A flour tortilla is floppy bread.
  2. I was once bitten by a spider right before the release of the first Spider Man movie. When I arrived at a private viewing of the movie and talked to the host he asked about my hand. I explained. During the moments before the movie started he made the announcement that if I suddenly shot webs out of my butt or climbed the walls, it was okay. I had simply taken the theme of the night to the extreme. I went home with a door prize.
  3. No I do not know what Jennifer Terry looks like so please stop asking.
  4. I once felt like I was going to fall on top of Andre the Giant’s head when I was no more than 3 years old. It was in Florida at an arena and I was sitting on the floor with my legs hanging over the edge. Little did I, a 3 year old, know that the tunnel to backstage was beneath me. Then Andre walked out. I’m not sure if I Pirates of Penzance or perhaps there was a beverage spill that I had not noticed before, but it was a very unusual experience.
  5. Pac-Man for Atari became so easy I began laying on the couch with my feet on the back of it and my head hanging upside down and playing it that way. I am sure you all tried it. Admit it. I see you Nishi. I know you did it. Don’t hide over there Amanda. You’ve admitted to far stranger things in our interview that I left out.
  6. When I first had the courage to skateboard down the street in front of my MawMaw’s house, well I did not consider the fact that at one point, if I managed to stay on long enough . . . it turned into a very steep . . . you guessed it, hill. Needless to say a young boy, a skateboard beginner, no breaks. A six foot deep ditch. There you have it.
  7. I have recently been wanting to do an article on Salt of Salt-N-Pepa, the rap duo. I apparently think she was an extremely attractive woman. Talk about a woman that can work the short hair? Mmm Mmm Mmm

 

 

I apologize, I had to take a moment.  Did you know Salt’s real name is Cheryl James and if you google and the click images you get a whole page of beautiful? (sigh)

 

Okay, now my nominees.

Amira Makansi of The Z-Axis Why? A writer that knows what she is doing and puts some long hours in. I have an interview her that I am actually putting the final touches on. It is about the writing process from beginning to publishing. Not a normal author interview and to be honest there were moments I just went ‘yes’ and I felt like I was doing the right things and then there were moments of ‘duh’ as I realized I was blind to the obvious.

 

Kuheli S of Kajori only one LIFE We recently came to know one another but she had some kind words that kept me going. Sometimes that’s all you need, a few kind words. Who hasn’t been inspired by that before? Who becomes uninspired by kindness? I thank you, Kuheli for your following and for your being.

 

The Owl Lady She likes my work, reblogs and helps a lot. When I am feeling a bit low, she is there to help. Do I depend on that? I never assume anything. When I do see she has been at her special work it does make me pleased and able to continue on. Thank you for your quietly doing what you do.

 

Tempest Rose of Nonsense & Shenanigans is another great WordPress community member and Friend. I am surprised it’s taken me this long to publicly recognize her help to my blog through what she does. It’s not always  about the comments or the likes. Sometimes it’s about support and promotion. She’s one of the best and her giving some attention to what I do is greatly appreciated and definitely inspires me. Thank you Tempest Rose for what you do. And I love your new Header Photo. At least I think it’s new. With the concussed head of mine who knows?

 

Jolene of Valley Girl Gone Country does a great job of liking my work. Sometimes you just need that person you can depend on. And when you don’t see them around for a while you worry. Jolene is one of those for me. You know when it gets to that point you count someone as a friend, even if you don’t talk often. You don’t have to talk to have a friend.

 

Eloise of Thoughts by Mello-Elo has recently become a good friend to me. Her self motivated writing and publishing career, never stop attitude, and her participation in my Haiku challenge have been wonderful for my spirit to continue blogging. She is a lovely lady, the real thing, the smile in the photo on her site is not just a picture it is what she is. I’ve read one of her books and enjoyed it. (Which reminds me I need to do a review.) And  yes, there is an interview coming eventually. Thank you Eloise for giving a man a boost when he needs it and a kick when he refuses the boost.

 

Much Apprecation to you All

Ronovan

 

 

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