It’s been a great week for the Haiku Challenge. I remember when some had never written a Haiku before but now are amazing me. There is something about telling a story, or feelings, or a memory in just a few short lines and syllables that brings out something inside of you. We are missing some of our regulars this week. That nasty thing called Spring Break here in the US might have a little something to do with that. I did go and check a few places to make certain I didn’t miss a few regulars, just in case.
I want to thank all of the well wishers this past week. No, I don’t mean the one Lassie is trying to get help for Timmy with. Several Haiku were aimed at my becoming healthier. I am still several weeks away from recovery but I can prop up in bed with a laptop. That means the Challenge keeps on keeping on. Much Love to all of you.
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39 Poets this week. With 5 New Poets Joining in. And 50 Haiku.
Very sad to see some were absent this week. Hope all is well.
New This Week
stu06bloc9 of actually two blogs. The Haiku is on Pitter Patter Poetry but there is also Snailzpace Daily: “My blog here is a personal journal / work-book type blog, sometimes the home to writing done in response to challenge prompts, reflection and often rambling.”~From the About page. Now the Haiku: Paired. Yes, that means two. Haiku about time, nature, man, rest. A lot of natural elements included. Very nice.
Blair King of People, Things, and Life: “As a senior in college, I realized I may be headed down the wrong career path. I’m just discovering what I love, one post at a time.”~From the About on Facebook. The Haiku: Ill Thoughts. I like the message of this one. It reminds me of my own thoughts at times.
clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: “Only a photographer knows the joy of clicking 100 shots of the same flower to finally get the right picture. Only a writer knows how bittersweet it is to tear pages after pages and crumble each one of them just to get one story right.”~From the About page. The Haiku: Long Time Coming. At least that’s the title I’m giving it. For CW’s first go at our challenge this was nice. Nature. Two sentence structure. Opposing views. Check it out.
BRH of Haiku300: “I’d need to find a short form of poem. My time is precious and I’m lazy, so it’s got to be easy to do. I know – haikus! I’ll write a haiku every day! Hang on a minute, it’s already the 6th of January so maybe I should go for a smaller, more achievable number…”~From the About page. Yeah, I think you get the name of the blog now. The Haiku: To ill or be illed. A bit of the fruit of God, eh? Well that would probably work.
Stacy of Visual Venturing: “Obsessively visual person passionate about creating visually pleasing projects. I lead. I follow. I volunteer. I thrive on detail and organization. I have a zest for writing. I love my laptop and my camera. I’m crazy about theatre. And I’m obsessively visual. So what’s all this add up to?”~About Stacy. The Haiku: For Peter. Being a photography blog you know the image used is good. The Haiku itself is excellent. A Haiku about a person and seasonal weather can read as simply about nature, earth. Very nice. Two sentence structure. And the sentences have opposite meanings, at least to me. Sometimes I wonder if some do and I am just reading them that way. But I am the reader, and that’s what counts.
First to Enter this Week:
Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Nymphomaniac. A cautionary tale? Based on the emotional level, perhaps the human Nature aspect of the world. Nature being a basis for Haiku. Good one.
Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear and Rainbow blogs: in your arms…. Two offerings of what you want them to be. Could be love, lust, illness for one, loss. Good form with two sentence structure. Looking to the emotional as oppose to the actions. Good. @BediMona
Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Plague. Considering my recent health battle and hospitalization, I at first thought this was a pointed jab at me. Of course Elizabeth wouldn’t do that. It wasn’t the plague I had, close but not quite. She speaks of a Lady in this one. And that lady’s name is . . . Read and find out. @TeandPaper
Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Ritu returns for her second week with two Haiku. Sinister Thoughts and Indulgence. And the titles do tell the tale the needed to be told. Or tales. I mean there are two of them. That first one has me worried a little bit. Remind me to keep being nice to her.
Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Sweet Suicide… She’s cool, y’all. No need to worry. Just letting the words flow is all. Believe me, I was concerned a touch when I saw the title as well. Not specifically about her but about the thoughts that go through minds at times. But that’s what we get for being creatives.
Sacha Black of Sacha Black: Black is back for a second week. Gotta love it, right? I call this one No Rest. I somewhat think I disagree with that last sentence formed. I don’t think they will rest even then. But that’s a matter of point of view. Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh. Remember when you visit Sacha does several writing challenges at once. Enjoy those as you meander down to the Haiku. Actually we are only second on the list this week.
Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Intrusion. Hmm, very nature oriented. Opposite meanings. Good imagery. Mhmm. Mhmm. Sue is one of our resident Authors. Click here for her Amazon Author Page and all those books she’s written. @SCVincent
Rajani Radhakrishnan of THOTPURGE: Silver Lace. Again we have some nature elements showing up. Nice imagery. Clever use of the imagery as well for the title. Let your imagination go for just a moment and you see it. Very nice. I think this and Intrusion by Sue would be great companion Haiku.
Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Taking the Cure. Nature is abundant. I like it. Claudette speaks of a healing element that is greatly overlooked. This one thing does so much good.
Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous Word: Rewards of Goodwill. I like the message this week. Reading the story to go with it, the explanation, as I enjoy with Alka’s entries, I look at her Haiku instead of the material plane of existence and more toward the spiritual plane. A very good think piece this week. One well worth your time to check out. Peaceful Sunday. Well, just say Amen, why don’t we?
Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Time to get wild with Sandra. I’m already talking crazy and not even halfway finished? Yep, trouble ahead. Gold Granny. No, not exactly her title, but I’m going with it. I loved the story behind the Haiku and the images, especially the smaller one.
Faith Unlocked: Our Friend Suffers. I think this one is about me. But we all have so many friends this could be for. A Haiku prayer. Well, apparently it’s been a week for our friend. We also have Give Me Silence. A definite one I can relate to. Apparently a lot of people can. Definitely need to check it out. @FaithUnlocked
WritersDream9: Rest. Okay, giving me flashbacks here. Evil. EVIL! 🙂 Okay, not so evil but still. Maybe tiny evil.
Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Two of a Kind. A great message this week. Greg tells something a lot of people forget, especially on Sundays.
Felicity of The Dark Night Chronicles: Traveller. Nice two sentence structure. Funny, the discussion in the comments were about syllable counts. The things a Haiku makes people talk about. Felicity is also one of our Authors. You can get her book Erotic Passages at Amazon by clicking here.
Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Greed. Interesting. I think of masks. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available o.n Amazon with great reviews.
Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Weak from Life. Another great message for today. Visit Michelle’s photography page Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato
SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer: Okay, I think our friend is trying to make it a challenge for me to come up with titles. Blinged Nest.
Geoff Le Pard of TanGental: Peekaboo. Two this week. Bit of comical play with the first with a touch of nonsensical and the second a life lesson for a few. 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
Marigold of Versus Blurb: Shake it Off. I know. She’s not Swifty or as the Rock called her on Lip Sync Battle Tay Tay. But I think this is Marigold’s goal this season. Go purchase
Marigold Deidre Dicer’s book The Black Swan Inheritance from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or the iBooks store or purchase it from Amazon on Kindle by clicking here. @MarigoldDicer
Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: We have two this week. A Bitter Ill and The Tornado’s Fist. Two very good ones where nature can or is involved and I love the image used for the second one.
Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Hatred. I see the message of this one as something prevalent in the world today, even among fellow writers. Get Vashti’s The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.
Florence of Rambling On Blog: Get over yourself, Ron. Well, I have to have fun somewhere along the way. @FTThum
Prakash of It’s PH: For Real. Not sure if this is aimed at me but let me tell you. He nailed it. Wait, did he just call me crazy?
E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Knights’ Death War, huh, yeah. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/
Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News: Easter Delight. He’s an evil man. But then I wondering how the chicken and the bunny got busy and . . . well never mind. You’ll just have to go see. And see Hugh. He’s got to be sick right now. @RobertHughes05
Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Glad Heart. The doctor has spoken. Mhmm. I should have expected this.
Melissa M of This, right now: oops. Well, it is that time of year, but um, I would have that the other guy would be the one oopsing. Is anyone else proud of me for not breaking out into the Britney song?
Alyssa of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Karma’s Wrath. Nice. Great photo go to with it. Two sentence structure. A go see for sure. (Some may wonder why her name changes each week. Well she said I could use different ones. This is a throw back to the days of when I was younger and a show called Who’s the Boss was on. Who am I kidding? This is for today and Alyssa Milano being Alyssa Milano.) @BWseekingBL
Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Chronic Pain. I’m feeling you on this one. The past few days have been bad.
Khor Hui Min of Project Prose: Rest Well A message for me. 🙂 No, really, it’s for me. @MinKhor
Meredith and Martha of Meredith’s Musings Best Wishes and Anger from Martha then Nick and Anger from Meredith. Um, there is a reason I love these ladies so much. I think I would be taken care of very well there. I mean, you should see what they do for Nick. @Meredithlbl
Evolving Ruminations: Life and Death as well as Love Affair. Two Haiku this week. I found the second one very interesting. Very nature centric. Very interesting thoughts to come up for that second one for sure.
Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Intrusion. I’m going with Sue for message, structure, and basic true to Haiku theme of nature. It was the only way I could pick. I had a list and had to whittle it down by specifics. This was probably the toughest yet. Sue is one of our resident Authors. Click here for her Amazon Author Page and all those books she’s written. @SCVincent
Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News: Easter Delight. A week of Serious Haiku brought us a shining star of Humor. Some might not find it surprising Hugh would be that star but he usually brings more Serious Haiku. Humor is, at times more difficult to tap into. @RobertHughes05
I did a couple of Haiku this week, in addition to the two examples in the Challenge Post. Her will out. and It came to pass.
And the Closing Haiku:
She was ill at ease,
Letting others hold her back,
Gave her spine some rest.
Inspiration for the Challenge Words.
Um, I was ill and in the hospital and I need to rest?
“I’ll go curl up in a ball now and quietly read Haiku in my dreams.” I know it’s the same from last week, but that happens reading all these Haiku for the Review. Not saying it’s a bad thing.
See y’all later,
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