RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 49

 

 

 

You will notice I am late. Also only half or the Haiku have comments with them. I hope I at least saw all the links on the challenge post. I wasn’t able to go hunting for Haiku this time around. I don’t normally give reasons for lateness but since I also don’t have comments with some, I feel one is in order. Saturday was my birthday and I went to a movie for the first time in two years. Good movie, disastrous results. Then I had to go to my parents for Father’s Day. Combine the two and I have been in bed most of the weekend with a very extreme migraine and various Fibromyalgia pains.

Next week we’ll be back to normal with the review. As for the photo? In case anyone wondered that’s actually my mouth. I just painted using samples of the colors from a photo with the photo and the image side by side. The lock of hair is not mine. That part I made up.

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Week #49 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Lock & Gab.

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My Happiness In Allegory: No About Page information I could find. The Haiku: Something New.

 



First to Enter this Week:This week I am proclaiming a First to enter tie.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Locked Heart A bit of advice from Florence, and with feeling. Would hate to be the one she’s talking about. Um, I hope I’m not the one. @FTThum

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: The Heart’s Secrets. A very good story within this one. So far I think stories are a  theme, not just a Haiku.



Annette Rochelle Aben: Git -r- Done Yeah, a crazy name for a Haiku, but I am a crazy kind of guy. I think it’s appropriate for the piece in the fact of we discover how Annette does git -r- done.  First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included as one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Through the lock gates. ooooo. A new use for Lock in the challenge. Very artful. Has her usual way with words. Obviously very poetic and gives great imagery. A beautiful image created by the words. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Du Monde. For words “not what one would call perfect partners for Haiku” he seems to have done a nice job and had a lot to gab about. 🙂 And then he has a second go with Unlock my heart with words. I think his title says it all.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Bumble Bee. Very good advice. These things can be huge pests. And they love to attack the hummingbird feeder on the front porch. @TeandPaper

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Lock it up. I think she’s been hit on one too many times.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Three this week. our secrets. No worries. I got this, Mira. 🙂 And Lock You Up. Whoa, I thought this one was going to be a whole lot more interesting, not that it wasn’t interesting, but whew. A third, To Play. @BediMona

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Chatterbox. I wonder if she has a sister? 🙂 Or maybe a sister in-law.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The friendly killer OOOO, a nice inspiration for this one. Great thinking. MUST READ

Olga of Stuff and what if…False Prattle. Enjoyed the words used. Nice syllables and the way they play with the tongue.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Yakkety Yak and Gossip The first is excellent. I then had to look up part of the second one. One of the words pertains to a portion of the brain that performs a primary role in the processing of memory. It took on an odd meaning for me.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Incessant Chatter. Nice one. I like that second sentence. It might take a moment to see how it works with the words but I think it’s excellent once you do. It’s kind of one of those burn comments the young people might say these days if they were as talented as Melissa. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Combination Unlocks.  Two Haiku in one this week. One title from me which applies to both, I think. That second one has a good story.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Bloom. She was concerned about Gab and Lock not working with the Photo challenge word Bloom this week hosted on Blue Daisyz. Personally I thought Bloom could have meant many things including love, thoughts, ideas including what Sandra came up with. 🙂 But I am glad she didn’t give up the Haiku challenge as she mentioned she had thought of doing.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Release the Silent Heart and Grab the Handcuffs. Deep and serious Haiku this week. Good messages. Very good take on the words.  

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Shut Up. Ultimately she says for me to bring the challenge prompt words on. In other words if I want to make them more challenging then to go for it. Remember that. You’ll have to read that part in the comments though. The Haiku title speaks for itself. @BWseekingBL

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Over it. I think trust might have popped up in this one. At least that thought came to my mind. Or maybe that is just because I saw Avengers for my birthday and see trust issues there.

Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: Refusal. She refuses to tell us anything, for some good reasons. Go find out why. Muhahahahahaha. (That’s my evil laugh.) Doe she have like the best first and middle names? I mean Spider-Man’s wife? Come on. AWESOME!!!! I bet she’s never heard that before. Hmm, no evil laugh this time, don’t want to over use it. She’s a serious Book Blogger for all you Authors out there so make sure to check out her reviews here in case she might be someone you are interested in.

Al of Al the Author: The Princess and the Toad and The Love That Dare Not Speak and Routemaster. Yes, that’s three of them, just so you know I didn’t do some weird Typonese there. The first two may be the more poetic ones but that last one is quite interesting. But seriously, the first one is quite funny.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerGeeks Dream You have to read to know why I called it that, and perhaps google a bit. Also I want to say the blog has changed, but I can’t be 100%, blame the memory thing but there it looks different to me. @SpunkyWayfarer

Martha of Meredith’s Musings The Girl and Recluse I agree with that first one. That happens so often.

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Blooming Bells. Hmm, she thought the words worked well with the photo challenge some of our Haikumily combine with the Haiku challenge? Let’s see what I can come up with next. @thearanartisan

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordUnlock your heart at Gabbing Club. This one turns into two as you read the article. That’s right, this isn’t just a Haiku post. Read it all and you get thoughts on blogging and some tips in a way. Very good thoughts. @girally

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1Gablock 3. That’s her title, which fits for three Haiku about Gab and Lock. I want to call them all Wasted Time. You’ll see why when you read them. Very nice.

Serins of Serins Sphere: The Key@SerinsSphere

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  The Plague.  @MinKhor

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Ebb Tide.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Weapons.   @greg_wolford 

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: One Beat.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Babble, Jabber, Blab. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: The Prattle.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Monkey Says and Secret Key Sings.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Meditation@ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Nice Advice.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Gift of Gab.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Unsilent. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Vagabond and Meditation. Yes we have two this week. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Faith Unlocked: The return of our friend. GAB  

 

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Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Incessant Chatter. Nice one. I like that second sentence. It might take a moment to see how it works with the words but I think it’s excellent once you do. It’s kind of one of those burn comments the young people might say these days if they were as talented as Melissa. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Monkey Says.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

Parents lock up your

Daughters, there is a man about,

With a gift for gab.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 48

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Week #48 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Inspire & Loss.

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Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: “Hello, I’m MaryJane. I’m a book addict, writer and book reviewer. If you’re looking for honest book reviews,  you’re in the right place. I’ll post reviews of the latest books and participate in writing prompts to work out my writing muscles.”~Mary Jane’s About Page. The Haiku: Time Tells. Hmm, an interesting Haiku. I like how it gives you just enough to give an idea of its meaning but not the complete story. It made the naming of the Haiku challenging, as I like it to be. She’s a serious Book Blogger for all you Authors out there so make sure to check out her reviews here in case she might be someone you are interested in.

ThreeNotes of Vignette: “Everything I write is for the fun of writing and the joy of having others read what I write.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: The Artist. Two Haiku. The second inspired by Tolkien but I believe both in a way were in tone and style. A great first step into the community here.

Swatiu of imgrowing: “I live in Gurgaon, India. This blog is an attempt to give words to my numerous and often incoherent thoughts.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Finding My Self. Loss often does that doesn’t it?



First to Enter this Week:

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Rhythm. I want to say Sue and I were on the same wave length, her Haiku and my example. I say that to placed in the same category as Sue, the author and human. I can do that here on my blog. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.



Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: The Artist. Considering a recent recognition in my life and path here on the blog, I am going to take this one to heart, although not written about me. A very deep a touching Haiku. MUST READ (This seems to be becoming a habit with Angie.)

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: He Who Hesitates. A Haiku about an artistic race. Lovers Lost. A sad farewell, but not what you think, hopefully.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Fresh Air I chose the title after a few minutes of reflecting on how the Haiku made me feel. Very therapeutic. I may have to steal this one at some point. Annette gave a second Haiku this week. Inspired. The title speaks to the Haiku as well as Annette’s writing a second Haiku.  First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included a51kogY33IrL._UY250_s one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Prakash of It’s PH:   The Path. A very true Haiku for creatives. @itsPhTweet

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Dear Dad. Some may see it as slightly sad but I take from it the honest inspiration I feel from the words written.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: The Noble 600Ascension. Touch of the classic and then the reason man can fly in the second.

Olga of Stuff and what if…Inspiration. Nice. I think she wants something more challenging though. I’ll see what I can do.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: No Threats and Abby Life lessons abound.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Loss Inspiration…  Couldn’t really come up with a good title for this one. Maybe you guys can help out. I like the play on words with the that first sentence formed.

Al of Al the Author: Risk and Better? Ah, a definite life lesson with these two. And no punning around this week, although I don’t think I gave much inspiration for puns. I’ll see what I can do with the next set of prompts.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Inspiration. A somewhat simple title from me but appropriate. @TeandPaper

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark Reef: Loss. Two Haiku this week. One might be seen as humorous but I see it as serious. I so could not do that and look at myself. Ghastly.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Plath’s Path Onward. I enjoyed this one a lot with the historical element to it. I spent some time reading about the subject of the Haiku before continuing with the review.  

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Hopeless. You ever have a feeling and you share it and people then say “I’ve been there”? Sometimes you just wanted to-needed to say something, not hear something. I think this is that kind of Haiku message. Poetry is therapy, even if this particular Haiku is not meant to be that.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Green. I like the image used and how she once again linked the two challenges together. An interesting source of ‘inspiration’ in this one in the words of the Haiku. I thought I would give one more little shout out to another growing community Sandra is a part of and one in which you can actually combine with the Haiku Challenge. It’s run through Blue Daisyz and it’s 52 Weeks of Photos. The great thing about this one is there is already a list of all 52 of the challenges at that link provided in blue. No, not the word Blue but the color blue. 🙂 I had to do that. Also our own Aran Island Girl is part of the photo challenge as well. I would say you could kill two challenges with one post but I don’t think that comes out quite right.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Inspirations. I think what I like about this Haiku is how that loss can be about anything and any kind. It’s one of those Haiku that can be meant as whatever the reader needs it to mean. Sarah keeps bringing some great Haiku each week.

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Moving On. Very nice. Not letting anything hold you back. I like how this one has that element of interpretation in the first line that can make the Haiku mean many things.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Distant Words. An odd name I’ve chosen for two Haiku this week, but I though the two shared something and a sense of space was part of that. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Confidence and Retribution That first one really does make a lot of sense. A great piece of advice from one of our Literary Angel Sisters. The second I found sad but maybe also vengeful at the same time. I think sad because of my own thoughts of how things should be, but also sad of how the character is. I know, a very strange path my thoughts are taking this week.

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Thunders and light rain) and (GoT Spoilers) A Game of Thrones inspired Haiku? It’s amazing where that show turns up . @SpunkyWayfarer

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Kite Boy and Plucked Still Life. You know, you just never know what you are going to get but you know it will be  something different. 🙂 And it will be entertaining. Does anyone else worry about where these thoughts of hers come from? Is there anyone we should call?

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Change. Life has a way of doing that. @MinKhor

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Blackbird. This one comes with a readers warning at the beginning. 🙂 Also do make sure to visit as her blog look has changed. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Damsel. Getting over it, would also be a good title for this one. 🙂

Carol of Mama Comier: Dancing With the Stars. A double Haiku of one topic. Perhaps you can already figure out the inspiration from the title. @carol_cormier

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Clouds. Yep, another great message. Some people are on the same wave length this week.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Realization I’m not sure why, but it took me a few moments to get this one. I think I was going for the two sentences and opposites and didn’t see the message in front my my nose freckles. @FTThum

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Hope Arrived. A definite message for us on a Sunday, and any other day for that matter, but most appropriate for a review going out on Sundays.  @greg_wolford 

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Deadheading. Another sort of GoT inspired Haiku. Now, deadheading has nothing to do with the band Grateful Dead even if you do have one of their stickers on your Cadillac. Wow, where in the world does my mind go when I write these reviews? Yes, I saw the live performance of that last song reference years ago in Atlanta.   Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Wind Took It. Not sure if humor or serious. 🙂 Could be either. Could be fortunate, could be sadness. Could be, could be…

Serins of Serins Sphere: New Life. Nature and also a bit on the human side if you really think about it. @SerinsSphere

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Funeral Pyre. Love the photo here. A glimpse into the historical familial past of the good doctor. Her grandfather had that Southern goatee look going before it was hip. Trendsetter. Make sure to check out the comments. I enjoyed the ones there. Just some little insights into the mind of our friend about some literary favorites I think.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Summer Fury. And don’t I know it. Every evening we get hit here by this. If only defeat were true I wouldn’t mind so much. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: loss of hesitance. An excellent piece of advice. MUST READ Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Creator.  At times people face adversity and look for help. Some can’t look past self. Some can’t find hope. For some hope and help are found within self because of a belief and an acceptance. This Haiku finds me just a couple of hours after hearing some news. It comes at a most appropriate time. That news is why the Review is late coming out today.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Losing Oneself. A good theme this week I chose. Although I didn’t really know where all of the poets would go with it there are some shared thoughts using the words. I think when you look at all of these Haiku from all over the world, you can see we are all a lot more alike than different. @BWseekingBL

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Doughhhhhnuts. So wrong. Just…so wrong. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Firefly Flight and Time. That second one . . . a very interesting one. I think it can be inspiring or depressing depending on how you look at it. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Changing Views. A bike tour gives us some amazing photographs in Ireland and inspires a Haiku. @thearanartisan

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Counterpoint. Interesting. Hadn’t thought of that loss before.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: inspiration. Hmm, sometimes you wonder where the inspiration comes from for a Haiku. You wouldn’t think Mira would be one to lose control of something like that. @BediMona

The Fool’s Loss, my own personal Haiku, other than the example in the Challenge, can be found here.

 

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Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: loss of hesitance. An excellent piece of advice. MUST READ Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

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Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Doughhhhhnuts. So wrong. Just…so wrong. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

My loss never is

A wondrous place of dwelling,

Your love inspires me.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 47 Review

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Week #47 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Water & Bard.

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Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Okay, so I normally copy a bit from the about page of our new Haikumily members, but I didn’t even know what part to start with to share this time. Don’t understand what I mean. Well here‘s the link to the About Page and read for yourself. Quite an interesting series of thoughts. The Haiku: Water Bard. This one received some excellent reactions from our members. And the imagery given through the Haiku is an obvious reason why. It’s every writer’s wish. Check it out.



First to Enter this Week:

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Silence. Sometimes us poor saps read something and go like “Wha?” Not because we don’t understand but because we’re like “Whoa.” Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.



Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Checkmate.
Rarely rhapsodist’s
Rhymes roamed royals readily
Resembling rat rain.
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Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Hidden Inspiration. Perfect combination of Haiku and image this week. Didn’t even need the image but when you read the words, get the image in your head, then see the image used and they are about the same? Nailed it.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Much Ado About Haiku From the Haiku to the follow-up paragraph, Annette went all in this week. Although she resorted to name calling. Very sad I am. Sniff sniff. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included a51kogY33IrL._UY250_s one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Pure and Trial Very nice. Trial was a surprise. I hadn’t really thought along those lines.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: The Bard and Traveling Minstrel Awww, she wrote about me in the first one. Alas, I no longer can be identified with the second one.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The Chaotic Poet I guess I should be happy I made a more challenging prompt. 🙂 But no watering eyes.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Uninspired. I prefer milk myself. 🙂 

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Poetry In Motion. At first I thought she had done a autobiographical Haiku. Pure as Water. As Elizabeth said “Romantic.” @BediMona

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author)Charmed by a Witch. Ah, we get to connect with one of her characters. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Uisge Beatha…  You know, there is a humor here, as it is supposed to be but I’m not certain if the humor I am thinking is the intent. After all, I have that damaged cranium. But this did have a lively water quality to it.

Al of Al the Author: Banned Poetry! Yes, I said it. And yes it was so punny it was that bad-painful. I literally shook my head in shame. And remember the following is all in fun. The host of the challenge has to step up at times and show he’s got game as well.
Al is a poet
His words dance and flow forth,
Like water through steel.

And now for a second entry The Tragedies and The Comedies.
Alistair the bard
His false tongue dost spew poison,
More than all Nile worms.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Enchantment and Sea Wolves. Okay this woman just tells stories with her three lines. Seriously. She’s one of those new people to the community that helps push us to that next spot, gives us a challenge to creativity. MUST READ She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Siren’s SongLampoon. Twilight. That first one nailed it. And the other two humorous ones are enjoyable as well. Nice to see a different kind of humor, somewhat of an more cerebral type of thing here. As opposed to my usual in your face things.

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1 Bard Water. Okay I have to say this was a very direct use of the words and I loved it. I never even thought about it this way but once reading this Haiku it was a big DUH moment for me. Excellent. A MUST READ.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Diamonds. There are two this week. The second one was humorous in the truth of it, when one considers what the a bard was back in the old days. The image used was perfect for the challenge and of course we get to see some more of TJ’s great photography of his travels.

Rajani of THOTPURGE: Water Bard.  Hmm, a lesson of sorts given in the Haiku itself, as I found in the comments section. Shows you find out things by reading everything. Often times I enjoy the comments of a Haiku as much as the Haiku itself because of the exchanges between everyone. Some are hilarious at times. So happy to have this one included in the jumble. MUST READ.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tears are. Holy Haibun Batman. Guys, I know I get excited and say MUST READ at times, well usually only a couple of times a review. I’ll be honest in this case, MUST READ doesn’t do it justice. This is possibly one of my all time favorites…no it is one of my all time favorites. This is why I’ve kept this challenge going for almost one year without a week skipped, even when I was in the hospital.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Fresh. Three this week. I’ll quote “And, I just can’t stop”.  Sandra has been an enthusiastic part of this challenge for a long time now and especially the community of it and thus I wanted to give a little shout out to another growing community Sandra is a part of and one in which you can actually combine with the Haiku Challenge. It’s run through Blue Daisyz and it’s 52 Weeks of Photos. The great thing about this one is there is already a list of all 52 of the challenges at that link provided in blue. No, not the word Blue but the color blue. 🙂 I had to do that. Also our own Aran Island Girl is part of the photo challenge as well. I would say you could kill two challenges with one post but I don’t think that comes out quite right.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: View of the Rain. OOOOOO, that second one, oh my. My jaw dropped. Awesome. How many bards would be burned by that? Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Olga of Stuff and what if…Shreds. First of all…AWESOME that all the new people from last week are now officially back this week. YAY!!!! Okay, I’m good now. Guys, this one. Another burn moment. Burn means as in, oh you like really got up in someone’s grill on this one. o,O I know, people are wondering about what that means. o,O  is my say what or huh? or whoa look in text form. 🙂 But you have to go read this one.

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Shanty of a young Celt) Great explanation of this one in a follow-up paragraph. I love follow-up paragraphs that give a bit of insight. This one will send you to google searching for words that are new and fascinating. Ruth and the Spunky one were on the same wave length I think. @SpunkyWayfarer

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Nonsense. Hmm. Trying to get inside of Elizabeth’s mind on this one and then I looked at my image. Um, and decided perhaps I would go with that as an interpretation. Actually it gives me an idea about a challenge in the future, so blame Elizabeth if I do it. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Water bard. “I sorta got silly.” A quote from the good doctor with her link in the comments. Imagine her getting silly in a Haiku. The only question is, am I smart enough to get it. Let’s find out. Oh my goodness. She did get silly, and I do mean silly. 🙂 Ha. If I were a patient I would be soooo scared after reading this one to go to her. I mean, the way that mind works.

Chennai of Twisted Tales on Life: Three this week. Water under the bridge. Kind of think of Taylor Swift with this one. Well sort of. I actually like Swifty for the most part. And this Haiku says a whole lot. I really like it. Read this one and then take a moment to think about  it. A MUST READ.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Barded out. Funny. 🙂 But oddly relaxing in some way. I can’t explain it. But there is an imagery in that first line for me that kind of sends me to a place. @itsPhTweet

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: The Riverside Bard. ooooo Pretty. Kind of funny how this one and the previous one both give me similar images but are completely different. Awesome how that works out.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Occasional Treat. Oh…my…word. Guys, you have to go see this one. For a man that was stumped I am so thrilled he kept at it and did some research. If I had a most original Choice award it would go to Greg this week. AWESOME!!!! Some might say this one is humorous but I take it seriously. Yum.  @greg_wolford 

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Empty Heart.  Great the way this one stays with the theme of the blog. Excellent. Autobiographical as well. Props to you on this one.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Fair Sun. An excellent entry this week. She gives a background to it as well. I have to say this is probably one of the best I’ve seen on her blog, well as in the use of something existing and giving it a twist to show her creativity. A MUST READ @SerinsSphere

Colleen of Silver Threading: A Bard Full of Water. Hmm, I get it. I like how some use water to represent something else. At least that is what I am doing in my interpretation of this one. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Across the Water. Love the imagery of this one. You know, I hadn’t given it thought but I wonder if I chose water this week because water is one of my favorite calming environments? The ocean is something amazing to me, although I haven’t been there in probably seven years. But oh well, I took a stand for something I believed in and I can live without an ocean for a few years as long as my son has the best life he can. Sorry for the moment there.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Tweet Tweet and The Tragic Bard’s Tale. Very interesting. That second one was most telling and hit home in a way. Also I liked the explanations while they still allowed me to have my own interpretations.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: No Oasis. Deep. Have to say that. Well, yes it kind of goes with some lines in the Haiku but it’s a deep thinking Haiku. Love those thinky Haiku. Haiku that can either make you stop and wonder for a moment or can make you burst into laughter are the best. Awesome.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Wellspring I had to think for a time about naming this one, two actually. Yes, Florence wrote two this week. I gave them this name because of what Florence gives of herself through her writing. I’m not saying she is what is in the Haiku but she must tap into something to convey those feelings on the level she does. I think she’s one of our most under appreciated poets. Partly because she’s just so smart people think she can do things. She can’t twerk. 🙂 Ask her daughter. @FTThum

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Peaceful Music. Oh, very nice. And very true as well. That last formed sentence is awesome. Loved it. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Rhythmic Tinkling. Good rhyming in this one and I suddenly need to head to the restroom.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Weary. Really liked how this one came together. Some of you may have missed out on this one. In fact I know you did because this one should have a ton of likes on it. MUST READ.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Ebb and Flow. An ode of sorts to the Bard himself. 🙂 Strange words indeed. Muahahahaha.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Requiem and Size Doesn’t Matter. Um, did anyone else have their mind go way off kilter there for a moment? Whew. I just read them. They were exactly what I thought they would be. (Maniacal laugh, Maniacal laugh.) That was for all you Muppet movie fans out there. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordPurge you Heart. There are two Haiku in this post. The first one you see and then you get to read some very interesting thoughts. Then at the bottom of the post is a second Haiku. I mostly agree with the post itself and oddly I think this would fit in with a theme I have going here on the blog. @girally

 

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Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tears are. Holy Haibun Batman. Guys, I know I get excited and say MUST READ at times, well usually only a couple of times a review. I’ll be honest in this case, MUST READ doesn’t do it justice. This is possibly one of my all time favorites…no it is one of my all time favorites. This is why I’ve kept this challenge going for almost one year without a week skipped, even when I was in the hospital.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.


 

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Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Uisge Beatha…  You know, there is a humor here, as it is supposed to be but I’m not certain if the humor I am thinking is the intent. After all, I have that damaged cranium.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

The heart of a bard

Wandering through agonies,

By loves waters cleansed.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

(A funny thing, since I’ve added to me salutation I am so unaccustomed to writing about success I keep spelling it wrong.)

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Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 46 Review

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The image for the challenge came across a bit creepy and Halloweenish so I decided to go with something that I think is a bit brighter and fresher.

If you don’t see your Haiku below, I went in search of the regular members but didn’t see any Haiku for some this week, but I did find a few that didn’t show on the Challenge Post in any form. Remember if you don’t us the ping back link, make sure to leave a link to your Haiku in comments on the original Challenge post for the week that is published on Monday.

Week #46 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Think & Fresh.

Be aware all links and images if clicked will open in a new window. Links are in blue and usually underlined. I believe they look cleaner and nicer this way rather than having a URL showing on the page.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): “I am a mother, and a writer; an interpreter, and a geek. I am an introvert, and a drama queen; kind, and stubborn; intelligent and down to earth. I enjoy to connect with the blogging community and chat about a myriad of subjects. I keep my author site separate, but if you would like to visit and learn more about my published works, please click here. The Haiku: Okay there were several Haiku. Trying to come up with a name for them is a bit difficult. Hmm. Revealed Thoughts. As Melissa mentions in her about blurb she is an author and make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1: “When I announced to my first grade teacher, “I know what I want to do when I grow up – I want to make books!” – I had no idea what lay ahead. ~From her Glimpse Page. The Haiku: Think Fresh. Hmm, I am trying to image that image. That would be interesting to see.

Olga of Stuff and what if…: Gotta like that blog name. I mean seriously, isn’t that what blogs really are anyway? I am a mom/retired teacher/artist/writer and an aspiring photographer. I love those surprise moments in everyday life that twinkle and call us to take a quick shot.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Refreshing. A very good message, one I often write about here on Ronovan Writes. Definite worth a MUST READ



First to Enter this Week:

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Passing Spring. The follow-up sentence puts the words into context a bit. Makes perfect sense.



Serins of Serins Sphere: Blogging on the Brain. Well it’s true! I mean go read and you’ll see. @SerinsSphere

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Food for Thought. It’s the only title that could speak for this Haiku.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Impressing You and Hay Fever and Cold Tea. Yes, you are seeing three haiku. Nice to see the words this week are inspiring if not a bit sneezifying. Last week they caused her Horror. 

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Fresh Five. Five Haiku, thus the name. With such a range of topics used, not much I can say or I would be here forever. 🙂 Go read them yourself you lazy bums. Muahahahaaha. It’s only the 6th entry and I am already losing my mind?

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Krispy Kreme Donuts and More? Hmm, if you combined these two it would most definitely make for an interesting moment. Use your imaginations. Okay, don’t use them that hard. I just realized how bad some of you could get.  

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Signals. Have to like this one. This one made me kind of pause and think, when and how did she come up with it. Not a complicated Haiku, but I like the message of it in the simplicity and calmness of it. Very nice.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Not Mint Candies. My image apparently inspired some Halloween thoughts. I can see that. Was afraid of that actually, but then people get what they get. Just like Elizabeth did in this Haiku. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Lost Forever. OOOOo, a thinky one. I really need to come up with more upbeat words. Well I did but then I made that spooky image. Fresh and Young.  Yay, upbeat. I think. I like the message of this one. A very good advice one. MUST READ @BediMona

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Fresh. Okay, now this one seriously has a message. And I think depending on your stage in life both age and relationship experience, this one could speak volumes. Excellent Advice Haiku. MUST READ. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Fresh Start. Fresh start of what. You know as I wrote the title I knew what I was thinking and of course me being me I thought other things, which I left in the comments of the Haiku.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Wisdom. Most excellent here. Combined a photo and the Haiku challenges. I love it when people do that. This one worked out well.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Fresh. OOOO. What story lies behind this one. Hmm. We want more.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Bread. Okay, just looking at the title I like this one already, now to see what it’s about. And it did not fail. 🙂 But was I thinking food or money? Hmm. What do you think Steve wrote about?  Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Al of Al the Author: Out of his depth and Two become one become…. Two of them for Al’s second week in. And that second one seems to have sparked some interest that I agree. I like the way it flows. The rhythm of it. It makes you say it a certain way which I think is a big part of why I like it. Al gave us more! As in Four

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(A zombie dilemma) Hmm, thinking about this one. Wondering if this is before, after or during the Haiku. If during, I would like to see the action of the zombie. Now that would be funny. @SpunkyWayfarer

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: I Forget I Am Alone. Long form Haiku, as I like to call it. This one touched someone to the point of a conversation beginning in the comments. Isn’t that an accomplishment you want from your writing? Great job. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Healthy Mind and The Flirt I am trying to determine the meaning of that second one. I think it’s aimed at me but still trying to get the exact meaning. Think I done been put in my place. Me? A flirt? Never.

Annette Rochelle Aben: I like it fresh What does Annette like fresh? Um, you’ll have to read cause I don’t repeat things like that here. Some might run in fear. I have failed to mention some things about Annettte. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included a51kogY33IrL._UY250_s one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Robin’s Song. Not sure what the Bee Gees have to do with the Haiku prompts but anyway. Okay, so maybe I’m pulling your chain. Or something like that.   @greg_wolford 

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Regrets. Hmm, another nature reflecting emotional ones in my eyes I think. Okay, so the title Regrets sort of puts that out there too but the words of the Haiku in a seasonal way lead you in that direction.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Season Sighs. You know, I am torn between that fresh part cause of my hot nature and the later part. I mean, I wish it were like in the low 70s year round with a slight breeze I think. Imagine being allergic to the heat and the sun. It’s a lot of fun.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Remember and Return. That’s right, two of them. Woman is a romantic. 🙂 Read her Amazon Author Page Bio to see if any of that has an influence, just don’t get too jealous. You’ll get jealous, just seriously, try not to go overboard. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Afternoon Nap  Adorable. That’s pretty much all you can say. That, or nightmare, depending on your own state at the time.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Influence. That last sentence formed-I have to say I like that a lot, especially that last line. Depending on ones imagination you could see a person do having so many facial reactions with that. Great prompt for a flash fiction challenge I would think. And here is another one! Freshened Up. Had a difficult time naming this one. Very interesting subject and way of phrasing. Very enjoyable. One more from Clarence: Pepe Le Scent. Okay, can you just like know where this is going? I haven’t even read it yet and I have a feeling it stinks. 🙂 Okay, this man’s thoughts travel along trails few dare venture. To Pew or not to Pew, that is the question. Dare we Love or Dare we Fear? Phew the Pew. (Okay, I’m done. He inspired my insanity for a moment. Blame Clarence.)

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Think fresh. I’m almost scared to look. This lady has a way with words that has me sitting and staring for a while trying to follow the trail to how she got to where she ended up. Now to go see what she did this time. If you do a search of the name mentioned in the post you will find some wonderful works. I did, of course. Someone gets creativity through DNA it seems.

Katsyarina of LifeRaduga: 5 Haiku. So that’s the number of Haiku she did. Sue me for being so unoriginal. Interesting assortment this week. I couldn’t have come up with a title to encompass all of them if I had tried. Really went in different places from each other with them. Nice.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Refreshed Wounds. Dude, this really hits. You read this and you are like instantly thrown into a place.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Love Doctor  I at first titled this one Ronovan, but I thought people might take it seriously. So I came up with my pseudonym instead. I mean a different title instead. Does it have anything to do with the Haiku? Well, depends on how you look at it, although in this case I don’t think so, but with Florence I can have fun with titles. After all, she literally lives half a world away. And actually, guys, it’s as great Haiku. Seriously. @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Boxed Out. Again, I thought of calling this one Ronovan, amazing, huh? So many people writing about me. Sigh. So little time. So…wait, what am I talking about. Make sure to read the Haiku and the great link included. Great suggestions there that go along with the message of the Haiku. Lots of comments on this Haiku post. And oddly enough, I’ve done every one of them.  Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Suddenly. You know, I actually bought a book about this very topic way back when. Best money I may have ever spent, or so I have been told.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Tick Tock. Gotta love how the prompt words make one think. This one goes along with the mood of recent Haiku from our fair Juliet. (Not her real name. I think it’s actually like Taylor Swifty Perry but don’t quote me on it. And yes, I expect retaliation for that at some point.) @BWseekingBL

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Think Before You Act.  Ha, love it.

Colleen of Silver Threading: A New Day. I think she is conflicted here. One she has an addiction wants to sate and another she, well I think she has two of them she needs to take care of. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Waking Up and Which One. A fantasy world in both Haiku. One would make you sooooo sick. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Marjorie of KyrosmagicaFresh Men. So there are two humorous offerings this week. Um. I have to say, quite interesting. That second one. I just can’t find the words. MUST READ  

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: New New. Very nice. Good message. Structure. And honestly, the Haiku actually makes me think of the author herself.

Patty of Strawberries Forever: I Can’t Win Oh how many of you will know this feeling. Excellent use of the prompt words and way way out of the box. Super original.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Freshly Pressed. No, not that kind of freshly pressed. I think there is a blog thing called that, but this isn’t about that. @MinKhor

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Think Fresh or Lose the Plot. Hee Hee Hee. I’m laughing at the title. You know when you are of a mind one way and then you read and you go, “Well duh, it’s this person writing.” Yeah, that’s what this one is. Very good post. Informative on a subject and you get a story of sacrifice to gain. @thearanartisan

 

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Florence of Meanings and Musings: Love Doctor A great Haiku. Seriously. @FTThum


 

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Fresh Men. That second one actually got me. I have to say I don’t actually laugh often but I am still chuckling at this one.


My one own Haiku this week was Night Thoughts.

And the Closing Haiku:

Set up a fresh goal

For you to achieve greatness,

You must think greatness.


Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 45 Review

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For those of you wondering, the image above was time pitching love and it bouncing off the walls into the void where the heart is in the figure above the clock.

Missing a lot of our Haiku Family this week. Don’t you love this time of year? Sarcasm much?

Week #45 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Pitch & Time.

Be aware all links and images if clicked will open in a new window. Links are in blue and usually underlined. I believe they look cleaner and nicer this way rather than having a URL showing on the page.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: “Finding the time to write has always been the major problem. Children have been the inspiration and the incentive to write. They have also been the main obstacle. Now they are old enough to fend for themselves, and despite the growing numbers of feline and canine time-consumers, I have the luxury of some time to myself.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Crow Black. OOOO, nice one. Great imagery, even if the painting had not been included. GMCFinal Version lgeExcellent. Not surprising all things considered. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.   Here we are with another one from our new member. Cleansed. Okay, this one is awesome. Loving it. I am not sure why I should be surprised. I said that earlier, I know, but she’s a poet and author of novels. I mean for real. A lot of depth in this one. MUST READ.

Donna of Homemade Naturally: “Life is FUN! Life is a JOURNEY! This is my journey into a more natural healthier life!Journeys are to be shared. To learn from. To enjoy. I am a mature happy, sometimes witty woman with many different journeys under her belt. “~From her About.Me bio.  And we need to thank Ritu for guiding Donna our way. The Haiku: I Cannot Pitch. She made some fans with this one. Some of our Haiku family dropped in and loved it and supported her and some giggled. Yes, they actually typed giggle. I swear it. And as one said “Rules schmules! Fun is more important.” Everyone go read and enjoy! That last part was me not a quote from our or Aran Island Rebel.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: “As an avowed couch potato, what little time he has off the pillows is devoted to a few hobbies including, computers, electronics, woodworking and day dreaming. He is married and the father of four daughters all old enough to realize dad doesn’t have all the answers.”~From his About Page. (You know, I bet they wonder why I pick what I do to share here.) The Haiku: Fiery Rain. I had been waiting for this one. I was wondering if someone would use pitch in this manner and awesome!

Al of Al the Author: “This blog will be a record of my writing “journey”, living a life of rhyme, trying to write (and get published…) picture book texts that are fun to share, and make both adults and children smile.”~From his About Page. The Haiku: Love’s Case. Nicely done. I think all will enjoy it. I hope you were helped back up.   Three more from Al this week. Pitchforks at Dawn, Love Begins? and Love denied. Like that last one, Love Denied a lot. And love the title Pitchforks at Dawn.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Excellent blog title, don’t you think?i am: a second-gen. chinese, a nondenominational christian, angie-lina practicer of mediocrity, a crap singer/not-so-crap pianist, a decent anime artiste, a stubborn optimist, former weeb trash, and an insatiable lover of pie.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Time Stops. Nice one here, guys. Great structure. Two great images. The first and second could read as one or separate. Well worth a visit to say hi. As for that image of her profile picture. If she drew that, AWESOME! I am jealous. Unfortunately no Twitter Handle for this lady. Bummer that.

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns: Yes, you read that right. Do we even have to go any further? I mean, can it get cooler than that title? Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns… an odd name for a blog or what? We’d actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It’s a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed?”~From the About Page. (If you have difficulty reading the about page, just hilight it and it’s a lot clearer. Cool information. The Haiku: Pitch. Interesting. I like that use of time. There is a word in there that is cool.

Katsyarina of LifeRaduga: “I am a poetess with poetry in my blood and heart made of rhymes. Here I will write whatever I feel like. My path. My life. Me. My poetry.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Eyes of the Storm. I like how this one, although with two different sentences could be one and have an emotional element throughout. I think Katsyarina is new to the challenge but I’ve seen her around for so long I am not sure but I’m putting her here just in case.

 



First to Enter this Week:

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Finish Line. She made it first this week. And of course this would be the week she doesn’t have it as an individual post that I can reblog!!!!! Grrrr. Say La Vee. La Vee. @BWseekingBL



Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Love For Hire. Very nice. I like the way nature is included but with a hint of intrusion of man.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Time Knows. A very well done message in this one. I really like the thought put into this one. The interpretations could really go anywhere as the comments show. @TeandPaper

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Time Suspended. I am liking the different uses of the words this week. Definite good use of pitch. I liked that one.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: In His Time. Good one for a Sunday read for certain.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Perfect Timing Okay, good advice for authors out there or perhaps those asking for a date.

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Kind of Pitchy Dawg. Had a flashback to American Idol. Sowwy.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Help. I so don’t believe this one. Impossible. I think it must all be in her mind. Time Will Tell.  Hmm. Well if you would lower your standards a bit. 🙂 @BediMona

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Horror. You know, if my challenges are that horrifying. Hrmph. That’s all I’m saying. Hrmph. 

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: The Pitch. I spent many years doing this kind of thing. Did very well. And now here I am at about 3 AM on a Sunday morning doing Haiku Reviews. Hmm. Wonder which one I prefer.   @greg_wolford 

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Sing Your Heart Out and Keep Climbing.  Wonder if Colleen has read this one yet? She would like that first one for sure. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefCheating. Well there is a title to make you wonder. Now to read it. Ah, there are two. Wow, that first one kind of can put a weight on the heart depending on how you read it and the second one is excellent for authors. Cool.

Sarah of tuckedintoacornerTune. An interesting thought. I do suppose it would be odd to stop. Wonder what the reaction would be. Fortunately for our Review this one came in on time. We missed out on her Sources Haiku. You can check that one out while you are visiting her blog for this one. It’s from May 11th under the Poetry category.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Pitch, Time and Middle. Two actually. Love the image used. Goes so well with both Haiku. Actually gives a bit more meaning overall to the story told in the two Haiku. Very nice.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: 2 This week. One Humor and One Serious. Boot Loot? and Theft. Thievery seems to be the theme here. Never thought of that. That second one is most definitely a serious one. One I never would have thought to put into a Haiku.  

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  The Pitch I Should Have Dropped. She was worried about breaking a rule by finishing her story with additional Haiku? Seriously? More Haiku a problem? Oh, Nato, you poor thing. More Haiku the more better.  And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Some of Your Time. Nice rhyming here. Good structure. Very cool.

Geoff Le Pard of TanGentalComprehension. Hmm, a thought provoking one here. Can be applied to many things. Really like it.  Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Biodegradable hat) and (Happy Camper) I am so not making these names up for these Haiku. But sure does sound like me. Great compliment made to the Haiku family in this post. Very good member. @SpunkyWayfarer

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Perfect. Wonder if a movie was watched before this was written. Think one was just released that may have inspired the use of the word Pitch in the challenge as a prompt word this week. @MinKhor

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Use by Date. Um, at first I had like two thoughts here at the title. Now I will read and see what happens. OOOO, burn. Someone got told on this one. 🙂 Very nice.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Sensuous Loving…Memories No, not my title for once. She actually gave this one a name herself. Read it and interpret it for yourself. I’ll leave this one to you guys this week. I have two thoughts on it. Conflicting ones so can’t really grab onto one to share. @FTThum

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: The Devil’s Fork. This woman has one unique mind about things. I gotta say that. Fork it all as she might say.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Lingering Fragments. Kind of a touchy feely one this week. 🙂  @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Illusion. Very nice. Good use of the prompts. I want to say she challenged herself with her overall word usage and giving us a visual illusion with her line lengths. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Deadlines. I get the feeling of deadlines from this author. I gave the title to the Haiku based on that feeling. But I think we can all identify with it. Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Pitch.  OOOOO, liked this one. Another one of those in your face dude types. 🙂

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Okay, the name of the post is In The Middle Of A Pot In The Middle Of The Day but I’m going to call the Haiku itself  Time Out. Why? Well you’ll have to read it and I think you’ll get it. My mind isn’t that warped. Okay, maybe it is but I at least try to make my made up titles make sense. @thearanartisan

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Words Defy. A pretty cool message in this one. And it is very true.  Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Divine Melody. A peek inside her mind while she works on her latest novel?  Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pitching Time. This one can have some deep meaning depending on where your mind is at. Wow. I am thinking relationships as I read it. Odd, I know, but there you go.

Patty of Strawberries ForeverFear in the Dark A bit frightening, but then it’s supposed to be. And one many people probably will understand, unfortunately. 

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Soul Harmony. Oooo, a thinky one. I like it. 🙂 Make sure to check out her blog for real. I like how she talks about her book signing experience under her Book Related section. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

 

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Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  The Pitch I Should Have Dropped. She was worried about breaking a rule by finishing her story with additional Haiku? Seriously? More Haiku a problem? Oh, Nato, you poor thing. More Haiku the more better.  And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato


 

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Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefCheating. Well there is a title to make you wonder. Now to read it. Ah, there are two. Wow, that first one kind of can put a weight on the heart depending on how you read it and the second one is excellent for authors. Cool.


And the Closing Haiku:

I pitch a few thoughts

About worldly happenings,

I don’t have the time.


Much Respect,

Ronovan

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