The mind – a poem

clip these broken wings

to find a new way of flight

put your mind to work

 

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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/14/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-323-clipwings/.

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the safety blanket – a poem

the silent night sighs

with relief from the glares of man

sun rests within shade

 

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the Self or the Whole – a poem

to destruct a tree

is a penalty of self

a household blessing

 

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I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of TREE, Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of BLESSING, HOUSEHOLD, and PENALTY. and my Haiku Poetry Challenge words DESTRUCT and SELF. Click the links to go to the challenges.


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Destruct and Self

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Through My Eyes – a poem

through simian eyes

she can almost see freedom

from behind cold bars

 

from behind cold bars

kind voices spur her dreams      hope

pony her language

 

pony her language

for true insight to open

effort must happen

 

effort must happen

to bring quality of trust

be shepherds of life

 

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The definition of PONY here isa literal translation of a foreign language text. For example, Robert Pinsky is reported to have used a literal translation in preparing his translation of Dante‘s Inferno (1994), as he does not know Italian. Similarly, Richard Pevear worked from literal translations provided by his wife, Larissa Volokhonsky, in their translations of several Russian novels.

This poem uses the Haiku form with a repeating pattern of the 3rd line of one stanza being the 1st line of the next. I started this pattern during a previous post. Give it a try if you like.

I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of QUALITY, Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of PONY, ALMOST, and FROM. and my Haiku Poetry Challenge words CHIMPANZEE and KISS. Click the links to go to the challenges.


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Chimpanzee&Kiss

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The Quenching Cup – a poem

her name called       moves her,

from the summer’s scorching heat,

clouds teasing relief

 

clouds teasing relief,

give hope of a friendly pool,

to cool the burning

 

to cool the burning

she crawls to the edge to drink

from this lake of fate

 

from this lake of fate

the point        a quenching rebirth

she may soar         again

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This poem uses the Haiku form with a repeating pattern of the 3rd line of one stanza to be the 1st line of the next. I am not aware of a Haiku form using this pattern, not that it matters. Give it a try if you like. I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of FRIENDLY and Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of NAME, EDGE, and POINT. Click the links to go to the challenges.


 

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name   edge   point


 

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Untitled 3 – a poem

Dwindle in anger and
you will find much happiness,
in ripples of love
there will be ups and the downs,
with each mountain and valley.

 

 

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Untitled 2- a poem

A soft ripple in

time will bring the end nearer,

this pain will dwindle.

 

Amnesia Man

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Dwindle & Ripple
 
 

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The Architect of the Queen – a poem

she works in earnest,

to create a home for her queen,

requires great instincts

 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought (Earnest&Instincts)
 
You should click HERE to check out the Worker Bee Wikipedia page. I didn’t know the Worker Bee was female. There are ELEVEN tasks the Worker Bee performs listed on the page. Amazing. Think about how many societal structures of living creatures are based around a female with females being the hardest workers.
 
 
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To Know the Future – a poem

 

Do you have intent

while you dream of the future,

give thought to your past.

 

 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought
 
Inspired by the quote below. One I live by, a mantra if you will, as a former History teacher and writer of Historical fiction. When you do know history you look at what is happening today and you know what will happen tomorrow. And it’s heartbreaking.

George Santayana‘s famous aphorism “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is inscribed on a plaque at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Polish translation and English back-translation

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The Truth of Peace – a poem

harmony’s intent,

isn’t peace       but self’s progression,

in truth        wellbeing
 
 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought
 
 
Inspired by the Theory of Active Peace. Not a perfect representation of it, but the best I could do with 17 syllables… this time.

 

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Words they do… – a poem

Word, the most violent and deadly of devices.

Some cause hurt will some bring sacrifices.

This singular blade of patronization

may bring hope or one’s death causation.

My breath is shallow    get off of me,

those are words below a bended knee.

They are screamed, shouted     cried in mass,

no wonder the chants have turned to “You can kiss my ass.”

Young man, lying cuffed     down on the ground,

pleas of “sorry”, “I’m good”, authorities stand around.

He’s sick and vomiting from fear    confused,

all the man asked is, “What drugs have you used?”

One word can turn belief from one to the other.

The right takedown   then a lineal belief of a brother.

Words, they do good    they do harm    they kill    they agree.

What does the future hold for this land of the free?

 
 
 
 
“One cannot change history, but can create the future.” – Ronovan Hester
 

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Hammers have no Power – a poem

One cannot erase the least of the past,
the memories remain, now, even more, held fast.
It can’t be torn down with a hundred thousand blows.
But unity, voice, and pen have power to transpose.
Not having lost the what, where and were,
one has the knowledge to create the future.
 
 
“One cannot change history, but can create the future.”
 

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the earth burns – a haiku poem

winds of change begin

from east to west and beyond,

earth’s face turns and  burns
 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Change & Face.

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change facer – a haiku poem

to face the nation

each one of us must reflect

our reason to change

 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Change & Face.

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life’s cycle – a haiku poem

samhradh’s sweet first day,

is time of birth and searching,

yields to cloak and death

 

 


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a whispered symphony – a haiku poem

in the garden a voice
leads a whispered symphony
to share with the world
 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Share & Voice.

Can you find Blue Bells four little friends?

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a good time – a haiku poem

voice frustrations while

picking up good pulsations

shares stimulations
 
 

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A Haiku for my challenge this week: Share & Voice.

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‘The Future’ a Haibun

I am looking to the future and am staying positive we will be a better place. There are many outcomes, but with a continued and determined effort the goal is in reach and the winning score is taken. Continued effort. Continued education of the masses, and not only for the Whites. Continued inspection of all contributions to racism and the influences ever how nuanced they are. I stay not hopeful, but positive that it will happen.

the future is bright

after the dark times have past

we all overcome

 

This is related Haibun to the NEXT Décima Poem Challenge that will Be out tomorrow.

HERE is some of my recent poetry related to Black Lives Matter to scroll through.

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‘Torch Memory’ a Poem

It was a dark night back in that early May.

Orange light lit up the windows bright like the day.

Peeking through the curtains late that night,

there before my eyes was a truly evil sight.

My kin and his friend tied to the massive schoolyard tree.

I did not know then who these masked men might be.

White hoods and robes, with burning torches, glowed.

They slashed them both until arms heavy slowed.

No more energy did they have for more blows.

Both white and Black bloodied skin and clothes.

Released from the ropes, they both fell to earth.

White robes kicking what they thought of their worth.

The kin stayed hidden for weeks till fine.

Then he and his Black friend hung out by the schoolyard sign.

Being friends with another color back in 75,

was not the best idea if you wanted to stay alive.

As a teen in the South, you live your own mind.

And to most, there’s only one kind.

 

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An autobiographical poem. I don’t mean to take on the Black Lives Matter as if it were something that has happened to me. This experience is what imprinted me what hatred and evil does and how wrong it is to look at or treat anyone different than another person. That’s why I shared this.

HERE is some of my recent poetry related to Black Lives Matter to scroll through.

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‘the illusion’ a Haiku

like undulant glass

history’s parity myth

fractures with pressure

 

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Break & Glass.

HERE is some of my recent poetry related to Black Lives Matter to scroll through.

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