Heavenly Rain? – a haiku poem

race through time and space

down to Earth as ghostly dust

to lie in the weeds

*

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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/19/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-328-dust-weed/.

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For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt on Monday’s – Ghostly

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fall – a haiku poem

weeping hues

from canopy falls

food for life

*

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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/12/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-327-drip-drop/.

 

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sate – a haiku poem

parched tongue falls

fear rising thirst

one drip sates


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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/12/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-327-drip-drop/.

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The Burning At The Lake – A poem

from deep dark, he rose

to spread wings, to fly and scorch

the men of the lake

 

My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/05/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-326-scorch-shade/.

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Our Past Our Future – a Haibun poem

earth blisters from guilt

of mankind’s ignorance,

shade is cast on all

Remember this is a rambler of a thought withoutt editing, so it went where it went. Enjoy or scream.

The environment has been a concern since Adam took his first breath. Actually, it was before then. God did make the Garden of Eden. Note to some, the Garden was in Eden, not named Eden. You wouldn’t believe how that’s not taught in Sunday School. But back to my thoughts. Environmentalists and the casual green supporters consider they do all they can to stop the killing of our planet. But, none of us really do. We all take, but we can never truly give back in equal measure what we take. There is only so much matter on the planet and it’s recycled every day in one form or the other. But each time, a bit more is lost in the processing. There is always processing. You grow the tomato plant organically from the compost and fertilizer you gathered for the purpose. The plants grow and give. You take. You consume. And then you recycle back into the world. No matter how you recycle it, some is lost in the process by your body. I guess maybe we should just stop having babies and eat up all the cows and pigs and chickens as well as all the other types of animals we raise. So long Emu and Ostrich. Yum.

Yes, I’m being weird today, but this is one of my stream of thought posts that I like to do sometimes. I’m not even sure what I started out to write anymore. But I think it was basically that we all need to do more, go above and beyond what we think we need to do in order to keep this planet burning and turning into a ball of nothing but a sky filled with swirling dust that once was meant to feed living, breathing creatures of all kinds. Then next year? Step it up another notch. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? About Reduce, Reduce, Reuse, Reuse, Recycle?

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Shade here is not one of the traditional dictionary definitions.

The term can be found in Jane Austen‘s novel Mansfield Park (1814). Young Edmund Bertram is displeased with a dinner guest’s disparagement of the uncle who took her in: “With such warm feelings and lively spirits it must be difficult to do justice to her affection for Mrs. Crawford, without throwing a shade on the Admiral.”

In other words, it’s an insult but an insult of another level.

The first major use of “shade” that introduced the slang to the greater public was in Jennie Livingston‘s documentary film, Paris Is Burning (1990), about the mid-1980s drag scene in Manhattan.[2][4] In the documentary, one of the drag queens, Dorian Corey, explains that shade derives from “reading”, the “real art form of insults”. Shade is a developed form of reading: “Shade is, I don’t tell you you’re ugly. But I don’t have to tell you, because you know you’re ugly. And that’s shade.”

I’ve seen the documentary and I can attest to the truth that shade is a whole other level of insult. If done correctly, it’s done with style, grace, and directly to your face.

See quotes in Throw Shade Wikipedia.

My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/05/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-326-scorch-shade/.

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Pray Good Sense – a Shi Rensa poem

Pray Good Sense

by

Ronovan

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gulf storms and sea swells

waves ravage innocent sands

calm beauty returns

*

calm beauty returns

at the final gust of breath

the ear knows silence

*

the ear knows silence

and the roaring void is hope

the listless will stir

*

the listless will stir

when empty truths are laid bare

pray good sense prevails

 

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My Shi Rensa for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/28/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-325-calm-storm/.

To learn more about my poetry form please click HERE.

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They Thirst Alone – a tanka poem

to storm the chaste

we slowly prepare the plots,

for thirsty readers

hearts yearn for their passion tales

then break in hushed loneliness

 

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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/28/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-325-calm-storm/.

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Indignant Nature – a poem

 

gulf storms and sea swells

waves ravage innocent sands

calm beauty returns

 

Indignant Nature Haiku poem on image.

My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/28/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-325-calm-storm/.

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Throned – a poem

queen’s reign abated

her anguished swarm’s fury hunts

in the bonfire’s flame

*

in the bonfire’s flame

frenzied life is fed and born

a limited drones’ race

*

a limited drones’ race

an heir appears slaying foes

by force of nature

*

by force of nature

with dead foes’ her steps to climb

the new queen is crowned

 

 

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This is a Shi Rensa poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/21/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-324-furyslow/. To learn more about the Shi Rensa and How To Write One, click HERE.

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Bonfire – a poem

queen’s reign abated

her anguished swarm’s fury hunts

in the bonfire’s flame

 

Poetry Lost Mind Image

My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/21/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-324-furyslow/.

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Carving a Masterpiece- a Shi Rensa poem

clip these broken wings
to find a new way of flight
put your mind to work

put your mind to work
bringing art from cobwebbed wings
we carve through despair

we carve through despair
to discover a masterpiece
fly beyond limits

fly beyond limits
to create your own meanings
form fierce confidence

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Click HERE to learn about the new style I’ve created called Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, maybe even for the challenges.

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 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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To Fly – a poem

fly high on loosed wings

away from the nation’s noise,

clip traditions’ hold

 

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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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Disbelief – a poem

savor one sweet sip

from the heart’s cup of belief

weep eternally

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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/07/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-322-cupsip/.

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Surge Ahead To Not Remain Behind – a poem

Surge Ahead To Not Remain Behind

The morrow brings life

To the masses of fleet rage,

Keep the surge alive.

 

Keep the surge alive

It never lasts long enough,

to change fate’s robbed course.

 

To change fate’s robbed course,

Ride this rare swell of free minds,

To bring man purpose.

 

To bring man purpose,

Stop these apathetic streams,

choose on the morrow.

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To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/31/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-321-morrow-surge/ click HERE.

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vigor and magic – a poem

part with your stale thoughts

breathe in new inspiration

meet the future here

 
 

meet the future here

dip into dawn’s bracing dew

morning’s part of joy

 
 

morning’s part of joy

skill joins creative vigor

to reveal magic

 
 

to reveal magic

greet life’s every moment

with measure of heart

 

 

 

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-317-Meet and Part  click HERE.

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To Know Love – a poem

the flames in your eyes

cast a shadow o’er the moon

to cage my hunger

 

to cage my hunger

sights are set upon my heart

to bring to light fear

 

to bring to light fear

look into my weakened soul

for me     to know love

 

for me to know love

I’ll worship     your     every     breath

till the last      sun      sets

 

 

 

Volume One: To Know Love – This haiku structure uses the form I’ve created and call Shi Rensa Haiku.

Volume Two: To Have LoveDécima

Volume Three: My Love AlwaysRondelet poem (Link is active at 08:00 EDT, Thursday, 08/06/2020. Also, the poem includes a How to Write a Rondelet at the bottom of the post.)

 

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Four Chain Haiku | Shi Rensa Haiku

Some of you may have noticed I created my own form of haiku recently. It’s not that I changed the number of syllables.

I simply made the ending verse, the third, of one haiku required to be the first verse of the following haiku in a poem containing four haiku.

(You can also do this with more than four haiku if you like as a basic Rensa Haiku, or Chain Haiku. I simply put it at four because that’s long enough for a story, but short enough for a challenge.)

This may sound like a haiku quartet, which I just discovered was an actual form, existed at 01:50 Tuesday, 7/28/2020. I’ve been using my style for a while now, created randomly with the first one I posted.

I’ve been doing a lot of research on haiku and other forms of poetry recently and I thought I would give this one a name I just don’t want people thinking I sought to pass one style off as another.

I first wrote, what I call Shi Rensa Haiku, one day when I thought it would be challenging to take a verse and make two Haiku that are unique but stay within the same message.

Here I give you the name I’m giving this style as it appears here on my blog, and among my poetic friends. The name is primarily to distinguish in case I have a reason to mention the name in our poetic circle.

Shi Rensa Haiku

Shi=Four

Rensa=Chain, connection

Haiku=Poem

From my understanding, you place the adjective of most emphasis next to the subject.

Here, the word Rensa means chain as in connection. and to me, that is the key adjective.

So, there is more behind the scenes in the development of this form than a row of numbers in red and black. But for the enjoyment of writing one, that row of numbers in black and red. is all you need. Some other day I’ll get into the rest of the story.

The way you write a Shi Rensa Haiku is with the following verse pattern with the like numbers being identical.
1
2
3

3
4
5

5
6
7

7
8
9

The goal is to have the entire poem deliver one message but with each haiku being a unique part/purpose within the poem and possibly having the story or message being told to progress with some purpose by the end.

Here is one I wrote recently as an example.

Loves anguish… thirst

 

I self-destruct when
your words are lost from my life
dread pervades this void

dread pervades this void
as my ego begs for hope
life devastates me

life devastates me
when your eyes embrace with mine
own          these thoughts hunger

own these thoughts           hunger
and thirst           to demolish walls
for identities

 

The additional spaces you see between some off the words are the pauses I feel occur between them, giving that moment emphasis and meaning. This is a tool used in haiku when you don’t want to use punctuation or perhaps when punctuation doesn’t really fulfill what you want. It has also been used because haiku in the original form was written in one continuous line, not three stacked lines. With the stacked lines, there is a built-in hesitation/pause.

I hope you give it a try. It’s challenging to get one just right.

Another way to view the pattern that may be easier for some as not everyone thinks the same, especially when it comes to such restrictive poetry forms.

1
2
3 same as next line

3 same as the previous line
4
5 same as next line

5 same as the previous line
6
7 same as next line

7 same as the previous line
8
9

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Tree Hanger – a poem

Monday‘s captioned truth,

I see the first light ending,

gasp, “Mom’s fringed bottom!”

 

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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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