RonovanWrites 78th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

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If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post, in some way, of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

For Author’s with no comments, the links go to the last Haiku they had in the Challenge. As long as they’ve participated multiple times, whatever that number means to me, I leave them here as a way to help spread the word of their work. They are also in alphabetical order if they entered this week.

Haiku Challenge Review 78

 




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New Offenders!

NEW! Andre Jayaprana: Great Sphinx | andrejayaprana. An interesting Haiku and image. A MUST READ & VISIT. It sent me to the search engines to seek out some of the meanings in the Haiku. Y’all know I love doing things like that and learning. “lifelong learner, lifelong journey”

NEW! 1000hoursleft (Mek): Watering Hole | Work In Progress. Three NATURE Haiku, with a slightly different take on the same theme. “10000hoursleft* is a writer based in Central Victoria, Australia. Her intention in creating this blog (aside from the many hours of procrastination it offered in setting up) was to have a home for practicing the craft of writing. You can read her writer’s manifesto here.”

NEW! OBA: Sunshine kissing Sand | The king’s oracle.  OOOOO, went to the search engines for one reference in this Haiku. Love me some learning. “Hello World, I am OBA and where the word of the king is there is power. My blog is called the king’soracle . I am a wife and mother to two great boys. I am addicted to Jesus. I used to wear a hooded T-shirt  with that slogan written all over it, in my teenage years. I am an Indie christian recording artiste with the mandate … click to read more.” @obapathway

NEW! Crow: Poem 20160105 | Caw!. An interesting perspective of things. I oddly take a meaning for myself from this, that I am certain is not meant, but that’s what it’s all about, right? I’m a guy who writes. I write. I write fiction. I write poetry. I show the poetry here. I have not published the fiction. I also program (for a living, but not independently). I live in Southern California, where I have lived my entire life. I sometimes think I would like to live in Hawaii. I have, however, never been there. And if I lived there, I would have to constantly try to remember how to spell Hawaii without looking like I was trying to remember it…click to read more.” @Crow

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNEW! Natalia Erehnah (Author): Here Comes the Sun | Weaving Gold. An interesting thought with that last line. “I am an evolving hueman, transformed mother, novice (indoor, so far) rock climber, ardent reader, and a writer exploring ancient, controvertible  history and past lives…I live in Southeast Michigan and am in search of a spiritually-leaning writers’ circle…click to read a great deal more, informative stuff.” Interesting site. Obviously Natalia is an Author, and you can check out her Book, Swan Mothers, on her site synopsis as well as at her Amazon page at the author link in red above. 21 out of 25 reviews are 5 STAR reviews. #Motherhood, #SpecialNeeds, and #Parenting. @swanmothers

NEW! Suzanne Miller: Getting clear | Art and Life. A true cleansing post. Sharing a lot to let go of a lot. You know, I’ve seen her blog so much that I would swear she’s been in the challenge before, but if so, you’re meeting her again. “I’m an artist and a writer with a background in living on a shoestring and making do. Expressing myself creatively brings me great joy and I love to share my work with the world.”



First to Offend this Week!

Florence: Free Your Mind | Meanings And Musings. I went a bit crazy with the video I posted on the reblog, but if you’ve read her Haiku, you just might get why I thought of that song title. @FTThum



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Snapshots. | Annette Rochelle Aben. A different look at approaching a subject or problem.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): Caution! Danger Ahead! | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Open Spaces | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three offerings this week. Two of NATURE and one more of the LIFE type. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Seeing Things | mama bear musings. Having a little fun with the title this time. It’s a play with words in her Haiku. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Ocean Gif- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A nice bit of imagery and peaceful as well. I think maybe that should be Ocean Gift, but not certain.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): The Fall into Darkness | The Writer Next Door. Three Haiku this week, with one from her husband. Inspired by her novel, which you can see an image inspired by it on the Haiku page. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Direction | Daily Echo. . A nice blend of NATURE and LIFE. This could be either. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): To Whisper Soft Words of Love (Haibun) | Simplicity Lane. A very elegant poem this week. Long form followed by Haiku. Very Nice. A MUST READ.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Blue Hues | An Artist At Heart. We got a NATURE one here for sure. Love that image. Makes me want to get up and go.



Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

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

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_
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HUMOR

Lizl: Overwhelming Beauty | Quilted Poetry. So this one might throw some people. I put it here because I see the technological disaster in it.

 

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LIFE

Alice: Age | Boomerang Zone. Two pieces of life advice here. Good luck with it. @Vidocq_CC

Ared (anghulinghugotero): A Haiku for My Heart | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Getting some romance on.

Hugh Roberts: Hey, Mister DJ! | Hugh’s Views and News. Get ready to pump up the volume…DANCE DANCE. @RobertHughes05

Dancing Hugh Roberts

Clarence: Oligarchy | PrarieChat. Clarence to the Dark Side of the…no not THAT dark side.

Mira: vastitude | They, You and Me. Seriously big words this week. @BediMona

Kat: Vastly Clear | like mercury colliding. Very nice Haiku and great image to go with it. MUST READ

Oneta Hayes: Drunk Driving | Sweet aroma. Makes a point with a touch of levity in the matter-of-fact presentation.

Greg: My Weary Soul | Potholes in the Road of Life. Had to scratch my head a moment with this one. Not so much with the message of the Haiku, but the word find. @greg_wolford

Ritu: Empty Headed | But I Smile Anyway. Okay, so I sort of had fun with the title of this one. You’ll find out why it fits when you visit. @PhantomGiggler

Carolyn Injoy: Clouded Thoughts | Reviews & Recommendations. Another that could go NATURE in one sentence then LIFE in the next, but overall I decided on life.

Sandra: Game | Wild Daffodil. A peek inside the LIFE of Daffilicious..

Colleen Chesebro: Silver Surfer | SilverThreading. There are several reasons I gave this one the title I did. At least one sill be obvious to each person. For some both reasons might. Good luck with that. @ColleenChesebro

JustMaria: No Distance | Doodles and Scribbles. I like how the image with this one can look to be different proportions. Nice choice to go with the Haiku. @ciisalveni

Kim M. Russell: Canopy | Writing in North Norfolk. A canopy of scope in this Haiku.

Al: Al’s Positive Haiku  | A Certain Point of View. The title says it all. Of course then he throw’s that image up and now I’m depressed, stuck in the cold and in the middle of a state, nowhere near an ocean. Hrmph! @AlistairLane

Meredith & Martha: Monarch Butterflies by Meredith and The Dawning/Capacity by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Great Haiku as always. Loved seeing pictures of the home and family. It’s always nice to see peeks into the lives of the community members. @Meredithlbl

Elusive: Quantum | Elusive Trope. I may have to come up with a new CATEGORY for this guy … and a few others. Something like PHILOSOPHICAL.

Pancake Bunnykins: Somewhere In My Past | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Love is in the … um … air? Well that is where mine would be considering what this Haiku is about. For those who know me well enough, they’ll know what I mean. I being funny man.

Olga:  Clarity | Stuff and what if. A lot of people are getting this thought from the prompt. I did as well. It’s a nice thought to have.

TJ Paris: Childhood Treasures |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I love how our friend TJ combined two challenges for this one. For one reason, we get to have another photograph from him. I greatly enjoy his Haiku but his photography is always my favorite part. There is a story behind each one. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Sarina River of Dreams | Shining Seeds Billy Joel inspired.  @shiningseeds

Wesley Hollifield: Infinite | NearlyWes. I think another Freku from Wes this time. Freku isn’t a strict form as much as an idea of sharing. Thus you have a long from poem followed by a Haiku.

Jen (JK): Infinite Consciousness | The Secret Keeper. I so dislike having to type the word consciousness. Ever since the movie As Good As It Gets came out, I’ve had a problem spelling it.  @occultguardian

Melissa: Equally Unique & Special | The Aran Artisan. The Aran Island Girl gets a bit starchy this will. Will she end up mashed or baked? Maybe we’ll find out soon. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. @TheAranArtisan

Janice: Breath of Fresh Air | Ontheland. A thought about the New Year. @ontheland1

Denis: Thinking | Haiku hound. Three Haiku with photography nailing the imagery in each one.

Dr. Kottaway: Open Your Broken Heart | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. A personal bit of poetry this week. And some good advice.

Janice: Vast Opportunities | Ontheland. Making a list and deleting it twice, makes Janice’s life all clean and nice. @ontheland1

Marjorie Mallon: Nothing New, Kills Me | KYROSMAGICA. She’s so melodramatic. Drama QUEEN alert! Read the post and you’ll get what I’m saying. All in fun. @Marjorie_Mallon

Ronovan: Tea Cups | Ronovan Writes. My offering this week. @RonovanWrites
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NATURE

TJ Paris: Still Forest |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Do I really need to tell you want this one is about? @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Judy: I Can See Clearly Now … Maybe … Somedays. | Edwina’s Episodes. An interesting fact provided through Haiku. @EdwinasEpisodes

Mira: after the clouds | To Wear a Rainbow. The first line could be about seeing life after a dark circumstance. As a whole, though, I decided to place this in NATURE because this could apply to all forms of breathing life. @BediMona

jazzytower (PR): Desert Waves | Thoughts and Entanglements. An excellent imagery filled Haiku. Opposites in the same description. Now that’s cool.

Teresa Smeigh: Escape | Always A Writer. NATURE far above this week. @TeresaSmeigh

Patricia: Breach | A season and a time. We had these problems where I live this past week, I think it was. Whenever all that heavy rain was coming through. Time seems to flow as quickly as the waters.

Janice: Vast Infinity | Ontheland. I think there is a lot of open space to play with in this one. @ontheland1

Ken G.: In the Pulse of a Star | RIVRVLOGR. I chose NATURE for this one, although there is a touch of human aspect to it. Also my creative mind is seeing way more in that image than it is supposed to.

R. Todd: Clear Night Sky … | A Flash of Fiction. Why is this one making me think Close Encounters of the Third Kind? @psibrone

Janice: Winter Horizon | Ontheland. Cleansing thoughts brought about by blanketed moments.  @ontheland1

Ruby Manchada: Humbled | Whispering Thoughts. Very good imagery with this one.

Janice: Boundless Flight | Ontheland. Always nice to discover your purpose in life.  @ontheland1

Willow: Vista | Willowdot21. I think this one would qualify as a NATURE Haiku.

Becky G:  Sundog | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! A what? Ah, a quick search and now I know.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 77th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Since so many people participated in the challenge this week, in spite of the Holidays and vacations going on around the world, I decided I could at least take a break from having a nervous breakdown over the final phases of my upcoming debut novel release and do a right proper Review. Wish me luck, and may the force be with you.

If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. If you posted after 11 AM EST Sunday, I unfortunately have a family thing to go to and will update the review with any additions when I return. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post in some way of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

For Author’s with no comments, the links go to the last Haiku they had in the Challenge. As long as they’ve participated multiple times, whatever that number means to me, I leave them here as a way to help spread the word of their work. They are also in alphabetical order if they entered this week.

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Humor
Life
Nature

New Offenders!

NEW! Ared (anghulinghugotero): Favorite Old Friends | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Ared comes to us from the comments of Bunnykins comments, where I found the Haiku you can get to by clicking the red link above. The blue link is to an article on Ared’s blog titled Anxiety, the most recent at the time of this compilation. I say Ared, although that’s not the actual name of the artist, because that’s the name given as ‘can call me’ in a comment on the about page.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun.NEW! Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Another New Year | An Artist At Heart. She’s looking for good things to in the year, may great opportunities soon appear. “Baheya is my actual name; B is what my friends call me. I graduated from the American University in Cairo with a  major in Political Science and a minor in Art. I’ve been living in Cairo my entire life. I love reading, writing, painting, movies, music and fashion. I consider myself to be a feminist. I aspire to become a writer. I would love to travel the world, explore new places and be as adventurous as possible. But, I hate … [click to continue to read the rest].” An Award Winning Author with TWO FREE short offerings on Smashwords. Click the HERE to go there.

NEW! Oneta Hayes: Breaking News | Sweet aroma. A journalistic thought for this New Year’s Haiku, comes from a new member, so please visit, won’t you? “Favorite people: Husband, Sam. Sons, Carl (with wife Vicky) and Roger. Six wonderful beautiful grandchildren surpassed only by their own children – my wonderful, beautiful great grandchildren (the number of which … [click to read the rest.].”

NEW! imaskara: Balance | Imaskara’s Blog.  Iman joined during the Week 76 Challenge, and I always make sure new people get mentioned. “I’m awesome.” At first I thought it said “I’m Canadian and awesome.”



First to Offend this Week!

TJ Paris: Dreaming Haiku Dreams |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. When you visit you will find it difficult to move past the photo used to reach the Haiku, and this time I think it’s more difficult than usual. (I thought about saying difficulter but that sounded wrong for a couple of reasons.) The second sentence formed I found to be a bit sad, but then I may have been looking for the opposite meanings of sentences formed. @Roccoco_a_GoGo



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Two for the price of one, she even rhymed before she was done. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Um, I think my title for it sort of gave it away but not really? A bit of a life lesson or sorts in the first one and the second. She likes doing stuff like that. And the first part of that title was hers.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Still Do | Jane Dougherty Writes. Jane said this was a quickie, and yes, that may be true, but no it’s not all that tricky,  it’s a then and now Haiku, that includes a bit of me and a whole lot of you. PART II more Haiku. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): New Years Hatin’. | mama bear musings. Okay, so she’s not hating, but she has a philosophy about it all. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Ooops- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  Think someone either um, imbibed too much or maybe can’t handle as much as before.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Renewal | Daily Echo. A daily dose of purple prose, we have Sue to thank, for never being gross.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): 2016 | The Writer Next Door. All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, dream. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): Shadows of Time | Simplicity Lane. Imagery makes this one great, so hurry up and don’t you wait. (This is so late into the review I am way lame with my rhymes.) Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

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

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_
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HUMOR

Lizl: Open ’til New Year’s | Quilted Poetry. Five choices, why not leave the number to your favorite in comments. One of them is hilarious.

TJ Paris: Surreal Thursday – Antelope |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. If you have not farlopinlated to the realm of the clickerdoozle, to take a gander and opticapoloozle, you’ve blunderbaloosed the skribberdiddles recluse as he vanquished his cranialesence away. @Roccoco_a_GoGo
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LIFE

Kim M. Russell: First Day of January | Writing in North Norfolk. Oh so lovely a first sentenced formed, only to be gufffffawed at by the second. Hey, at least I used guffawed. When was the last time y’all used it? Or y’all and spelled it right? Bunch of no here type people. Hrmph. The way some people are you would think this blog was like going around the world or something. LIFE

Mira: old relationships | To Wear a Rainbow. What’s old is new again, or was that what was new is old again? Oh me achin’ ogooglumbada. It not work so well. @BediMona

Alice: Dread | Boomerang Zone. Through this door you enter a world of intrigue, horror, and imagination. You enter …. the Dread Zone. do Do do do, do Do do do. @Vidocq_CC

Greg: Introspection Time | Potholes in the Road of Life. I think he wrote this one just to use a big word. What do you guys think? The Rev. is getting too polysyllabic for his triubhais. @greg_wolford

Kat: Under the Sun | like mercury colliding. Hmm, she says something about vanity, but according to Carly, it’s only half true. Warren was only a third man enough for her, I guess his Dick Tracy ego is blown in two.

Geetha Prodhom: The untarnished Twelve | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. Geetha makes it an experience with: site, sound, and thoughts.

Judy: Positive Thinking | Edwina’s Episodes. Plans are made and goals realistic, for some reason I think, you may be pessimistic. @EdwinasEpisodes

Clarence: Breaking Up | PrarieChat. Clarence gives a piece of advice, you may think you’re stuck, but you never do things exactly the same twice.

Mira: new love | To Wear a Rainbow. You ever wonder if a boyfriend or husband reads a title like this and goes, “Say what?” I mean they are thinking, “What does she mean ‘NEW’ love?” @BediMona

Sarina Optimistic Outlook | Shining Seeds Keeping positive for days ahead.  @shiningseeds

Clarence: Resolution| PrairieChat. Defined by definition, may all things come to fruition.

Ritu: In the Reading of It. | But I Smile Anyway. Depending on when you read Ritu’s 5/7/5 Haiku, which is one of three types she did for the challenge, women may have a packed closet this year. @PhantomGiggler

Clarence: If-Then-Go| PrairieChat. Positive outlook of old misbegotten days, lays waste to the pessimism of the promise of what may come y’alls ways.

Wesley Hollifield: Change | NearlyWes. A feeling and a day that we all go through, but we never learn and we add more, making the days well beyond two. And it’s in the form of my Freku too.

Pancake Bunnykins: A New Chapter | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Timing the ending of her read, to close with the New Year’s Eve. But she has a new one to begin, wonder if it will take a year to end?

Sandra: Joy | Wild Daffodil. A dark experience with a bright ending, with two styles of Haiku, Daffy ain’t a poet pretending.

Al: New Year  | A Certain Point of View. As we enter this brand new year, someone sounds so full of cheer … NOT! Muahahahahahaha! @AlistairLane

VronLacroix: Another Dawn | Simply shots. And I have hit a Fatigue Wall at this point in the Review. So if the review comments get skimpy, now you know why. Looks Vron is on the hunt, maybe she’ll find it on the oceanfront?

R. Todd: Another Year Down … | A Flash of Fiction. A cow calendar would make this awesome. They come with a gift card for a free thing to eat each month. Yes, I’m that random or that hungry. Trying to get my numbers down before blood work. Craving, craving, craving. @psibrone

Jen (JK): New Tales | The Secret Keeper. Addicted to the word, for years from her they never heard.  @occultguardian

Janice: New year’s reflections | Ontheland. Yeah, the brain is tired as I read these. Good ones but can … not … focus. Aieyeieieyeyeee.   @ontheland1

Meredith & Martha: Perfect/Organize by Meredith and Resolution/Determination by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. NICK PICTURE ALERT!! @Meredithlbl

Denis: New Year | Haiku hound. Fear doth abound, and for that reason, Kyoto may never be found. I’m evil. So Evil. As Evil as Evil can beeeeee.

Becky G:  Pathways | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Upside down, inside out, wherever he leads, that’s what it’s all about.

Florence: Nothing New  | Meanings And Musings. Florence gives us some mindful type things on which to dwell/Underneath I think she has much more than she is telling in this tale. @FTThum

Ronovan: Generation Inspiration | Ronovan Writes. A Haiku about how one helps another. @RonovanWrites

Ronovan: Spark the Imagination | Ronovan Writes. This one started out as an image to go with Generation Inspiration and by the time I finished creating the image, I had a new Haiku. @RonovanWrites

Cousin Kathy: Perk Up Buttercup | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me?. Some Happy New Year’s wishes and advice from Becky’s talented cousin.

Claudette: Blink | to search and to find. Polaroids, and windowed moments, all here in poetry of  three line persuasions.

Olga:  Loopy | Stuff and what if. Read and see if you get what I mean, if not … the perhaps I’m off my bean.
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NATURE

jazzytower (PR): Almost a Double? | Thoughts and Entanglements. A great bit of information, given right here. Looking for that change in the second, blew my mind a bit severe.

Elusive: Cycle | Elusive Trope. Nature is the way of the day, and that’s what Elusive has to say.

Ken G.: Continuity | RIVRVLOGR. Hmm, thinking environmental here a bit. But then you could also go media. Intewesting.

Patricia: It AWAITS! | A season and a time. What happens, you may ask, but to find out what, you must complete the task. Um, of like clicking through, and reading her haiku. (I so did not try to rhyme the two parts of that last sentence. This is getting weird.)

Tolulope Sanusi: Fresh Start | rubys polaroid. What happens in the middle of the night, when you’re all tucked in, nice and tight?  

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 75th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Abbreviated Review

This week you see the format that will most likely be here for the next couple of weeks or so for the Holidays. I hope you all understand. I need a bit of a rest. My son is out of school for the holidays and I would like to get some writing done as well … maybe. If you see a review in this format, it’s not wrong or incomplete. I may try to get a full one done, but this is a just in case.

I will continue to include the new participants, the first offender, and leave the Author links to Amazon and their blogs since it is the holidays and perhaps people would like to check their books out as gifts.

All the links to all the poets are in the comments of the original challenge post. You can get there by clicking HERE. I’ve removed duplicate links that are in there as ping backs and comment links.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

New Offenders!

NEW! Kim M. Russell: Coyote | Writing in North Norfolk. A true nature Haiku. Kind of odd to think about opposites for a Coyote but she did it. Cool. (I so ruin my credibility by saying cool.) “Reading and writing have been a huge part of my life since I was very young. I used to write mainly poetry, moved on to short stories, and finished my first novel for children aged 8+ at the beginning of this year: Joe and Nelly, a ghost story set in London in the Second World War. I am currently writing a novel for older children, another ghost story called The Haunted Tide, this time set in North Norfolk. … continue to read more.” I almost included the picture of her standing with the dragon but thought you would want to go see that for yourself.

NEW! Pancake Bunnykins: That Certain Look | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine. I’m not sure if I want to comment on the awesome writer’s name, the cool blog title, or the great Haiku. I think I just did all three. “I am an Asian mermaid lost in transition. Instead of a purple fishtail, I got legs. I never learned how to swim. I might drown, I know, but my body will embrace the water where I belong, there and then, maybe, just maybe, I can have my tail back. Despite my failure in such transformation, my love for the sea, the sand and the sun is infinite.  continue to read more.”

NEW! Blackcherriess: Fiendish eyes | cherrytato. Spells and women and things like that. Hey, I didn’t write it. “She adores cherries, and she has a good friend called potato. After joining his family, she adopts the family’s middle name: tato. Because she has a tendency to stick first and middle name together, cherrytato is born continue to read more.”



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): So Charming | Annette Rochelle Aben. 2 Haiku this week from Annette. One she went cowboy on us and the second she felt guilty and followed the challenge SUGGESTION of doing opposites.  Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): | Simplicity Lane. . Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  .  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): | Daily Echo. .  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyA MUST READ Jane Dougherty (Author): | Jane Dougherty Writes. . Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above.

 

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.A MUST READ D.B. Mauldin (Author): | mama bear musings. . Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

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

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): | The Writer Next Door. . Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV
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Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 74th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

This week you’ll notice the Haiku are divided into different categories and there is even an Authors Central divided into categories as well. The new Freku poetry form entries are at the bottom. Freku is not really a challenge, but for those trying it out, I thought I would list them here. Also, you can use it for the challenge form if you wish, considering the final part of Freku is a Haiku.

Visit those you haven’t.

Some of you may wonder why I don’t comment all the time on your Haiku posts. Sometimes I would end up saying the same thing twice, therefore I keep the comments for the review. You may also notice I don’t click like on your link comment in the Challenge post or on your blog post until the weekends normally. The like is my way of knowing I have put you in the review. I’ve read your Haiku before that.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Haiku Review 74

 


AUTHOR CENTRAL
BLOGGERS
HISTORICAL HUMAN NATURE HUMOR LIFE MOMENTS NATURE SUSPENSE

FREKU

New Offenders!

NEW! Terri: Howl at the Moon | The BeeSpeak. Good nature Haiku with a good us of the prompt words in their original form. Structure is perfect. “This is a blog about looking for lessons in everyday life leading to positive BeeSpeak, Bee-haviors and Bee-liefs. I am a cautiously optimistic over-thinker ready to embrace the bright side of everyday life! I want to stress less and laugh more. I want to find joy in simple moments and share that joy when I can. Join me in my journey along the beeline!”

NEW! Erica Herd: Shadow Wolf | Suburban Hobo. Oh my. So many phobia alerts in this one. Where to start? Enter if you dare!!! When I was a teenager living in Hollywood, California in the late 70s, Woody Guthrie fascinated me. I borrowed his autobiography, Bound for Glory, from the library and read it voraciously as if it were my Creed. I wanted to live his life—free, riding the rails, playing my guitar. I learned to play “This Land is Your Land,” “This Train is Bound for Glory” and other songs he wrote. The hobo’s life for me . . . wanderlust!” continue to read on the author’s site.

NEW! Jael Aster: Red Caped Haiku Fairy Tale | Laszulitopia. Interesting how a certain theme goes through a couple of Haiku this time around. I didn’t think about this. But that’s one reason the challenge is so much fun to read, if not participate in, you get to see how minds work with two words. “As I open yet another blog, it’s the fall-winter holidays ~~ everyone’s busy, maybe excited, possibly depressed.  Here in Lazulitopia mood swings are the norm, with muses doing their best to keep up (that’s a cautionary note, so Readers ~ Beware).  Depending on what you like to read about…it could be an interesting visit.” continue to read on the author’s site.

NEW! Frances Otung: of cake and wolf (The Deceiver) | imanikingblog. Okay, the Haiku is very nice, no comedy to it. But that picture used? I am about to die!!! HAHAHAHA! Okay, I’ve recovered now. Frances participates in the Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen each week, I’m happy to see her jumping into the Haiku pool. “The last time I checked, I’m human with my own peculiarities, fetishes, ‘craze’ and cravings. Beyond that which makes me human, I’m supernatural with a love of and for books. Beautifully bonded journals beckon on me to…click to continue to read on the author’s blog.”  



First to Offend this Week!

Tessa: The Cake | Writing is my life. Maybe this one should have been named Dog Gone.   HUMOR



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

 

HUMOR

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Cake | Simplicity Lane. Nature and Humor together in this one. I’m glad Steven included the cake in the Haiku and not a synonym, otherwise those last lines would have been kind of creepy. Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Cookie Monster? | Annette Rochelle Aben. Looks like Annette got a little confused. Not really, but you’ll find out what I mean when you check her Haiku out.  Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): The easier meal | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  What happens after the story … maybe … in the PETA book of fairy tales.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author):  Predator | Daily Echo. Sue gives us one that fits in many categories. She pulled out the big gun for this one. I can tell it’s late in the week for this one being posted from the number of likes so far. This subject always blows up her blog whenever it appears. That should be a big hint for all Sue Vincent fans.  Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent
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NATURE

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): Big Bad Wolf | Wendy Anne Darling. A message of not wasting the moment. Check out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyA MUST READ Jane Dougherty (Author): Famine Eyes | Jane Dougherty Writes. Nice take on the prompt. Jane took her imagination places with this one. This could be under SUSPENSE as well. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): Wolf in Snow | thehouseofbailey. These authors need to get out more often. Their imaginations are crazy. Another site too, Poet’s Corner is another site with the same Haiku if you want to visit.  As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.A MUST READ D.B. Mauldin (Author): The Victory Dinner | mama bear musings. Nature, fairy tale, and more, in a three Haiku story. Very Nice. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): Alternative/Blurred Line | Folksong and Fantasy. I chose the titles for the two Haiku this week. Blurred Line comes from, not the song, but from the imagery I personally get from that second line of the second Haiku. H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 
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LIFE MOMENTS

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): Wolf Cakes | JanniStyles1. You’re all thinking I came up with that title, and you’re wondering if there is some wolf in a bikini waiting for you, right? Maybe it is, or maybe it’s not. Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: Consume | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) This one has an amazing photo with it for you nature lovers. Don’t hate because you can’t grow things like this. I almost created a new category for this but I think it falls here nicely. Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author):  You Better Watch Out/Through the Window | Rawls E. Fantasy. Two Haiku with the opposite feelings given for the two sentences formed in each. Very nice job.  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

HUMAN NATURE

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Broken Heart Syndrome | The Writer Next Door. A bit sad, but unfortunately a fact of life. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV
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HUMOR

Dorn Simon-Sinnott: When Daylight Appears | The Writer Behind DornDryad’s Blog. Well this one was a bit more literal than I expected.

Geetha Prodhom: It Was Tea For Two | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. A Senryū , or a humorous, somewhat dark and cynical look at things type of poetry. Most often it is about foibles of man to the absurd. This one is almost a fairy tale and perhaps it is. I thought of Alice in Wonderland meets Little Red Riding Hood. 17 stanzas long. Meaning 17 Haiku in this case. Also a great youtube song by Doris Day.

Meredith & Martha: Crystal Ball/Wolfie Dreams by Meredith and McKinley/Lobo by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. This appears in Humor but there is one, Lobo, that should be in NATURE. But Three out votes One, so here we are. And it’s not all about Humor, but the three make you smile. @Meredithlbl

Judy: Bad Girl | Edwina’s Episodes. I think The Lady Judy has given us a glimpse into her childhood here with a possible quote from her parents. @EdwinasEpisodes

Clarence: The Guillotine | PrarieChat. Not exactly humor, unless you have a historical thought process like mine, but I’m putting it here in Humor anyway. I actually understand the context of the phrase used, seeing as I took a whole quarter in college devoted to French Revolution History. And we also have The Fix Is In!, a commentary on the business world.

Mira: in love | To Wear a Rainbow. Calling this one humor might be surprising to some, but I think the thought processes behind the actions, well I can see them and they bring a smile and a chuckle to me. There you have it. @BediMona

Sandra: Contrast | Wild Daffodil. There are two Haiku, but I’m focusing on the first one. The Wild One might not see this as humor, but the fun I received from it tells me differently. The imagery and the truth of it makes it a sweet Haiku people will smile at when they read. The second Haiku is nice, but not humor and the first is so good and there is so much sentiment in it that it steals the show.

Lizl: Jumbled Fairy Tales | Quilted Poetry. This is a bit disturbing once you sit and think about it a few moments. But I felt a section titled DISTURBING might not get a lot of clicks for the author. Actually it’s not disturbing just, um, yeah, you go read.

Dr. Kottaway: Where wolf | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. I don’t know. Maybe she’s dreaming?

Marje: Cake A la Sharp Fangs Santa/No Wolfish Sexism Allowed | Kyrosmagica. Well, I don’t see what she means by that second one. All three are allowed, right? (That was not typed me be. I was hacked.) @Marjorie_Mallon

Greg: Cake on Her Face | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg pulls one from the tabloid vaults for this one. @greg_wolford
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HUMAN NATURE

Clarence: The She-Wolf | PrarieChat. This week Clarence gives a Tanka about just what the title implies. 

Ronovan: Gasps for Breath | Ronovan Writes. A Freku, my own poetry creation, with the final lines being the Haiku for the challenge. @RonovanWrites

Diedré M. Blake: Howling Grief | Toward The Within. A lot of human nature in this one. A fact of life we all do, but we all deny and refuse to see.

Kat: Ladies Man? | like mercury colliding. Three Haiku telling a true story, perhaps not of anyone specific, but of many in general.

AC Elliott Prowling Wolves | File Cabinet Ramblings. This could be in NATURE but to me it falls here. At least that’s the message I’m getting. @elliott_ac

Colleen Chesebro: The Lothario/Temptation | Silver Threading.  I wasn’t sure to put these two in HUMOR, LIFE MOMENTS, here, or create a new one entirely, but I think with humans being included in both and so forth and so on, here you are. @ColleenChesebro

Sarina The switch | Shining Seeds I guess life brings a switch at times.  @shiningseeds

Patricia: Wolf Down | A season and a time. You might get the meaning of this by the title … in a way. Then there is a touch more to it, at least from my thinking as I sit back and consider the possibilities.

Nato: Love Like a Wolf | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.  Um, just go read. I am still recovering. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato
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SUSPENSE

Alice: The Cause | Boomerang Zone. A bit of suspense and mystery in this Tanka. I sometimes wonder how people think. Then I come to my senses and stop. @Vidocq_CC

Ritu: Dessert/Victim-a tanka | But I Smile Anyway. These are two separate Haiku in one post. The first is exactly the obvious I was thinking of in my comment on the challenge post. And she even says it is the obvious interpretation. What I find interesting is the two titles go together. Maybe the first Haiku is why the actions in the second one are taking place. You never know who might have a sweet tooth. @PhantomGiggler

A MUST READ Olga: Like a Wolf | Stuff and what if. The imagery this one brings to mind is powerful, at least it is to me. I can see it and feel it. The more times I read it the more I get into the action of it.

Wesley Hollifield: Down Again | NearlyWes. I can feel this one. The event taking place can be painful. We all do it. It’s part of life. We hate it at times, but we have to do it. The fact doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. And thanks to Wes for encouraging others to give the Challenge a try. Nice little blurb given.

Mira: handle with care | They, You And Me. Taking your time is something important in many parts of life. @BediMona

Al: Natures of the Beast  | A Certain Point of View. Have you noticed the new name of Al’s Blog? We get FOUR Haiku this week on a theme. He even those in some pop culture for us. @AlistairLane,

Jen (JK): Being Free | The Secret Keeper. I think suspense fits this one quite nicely as a category.  @occultguardian

R. Todd: Predator | A Flash of Fiction. A play on a theme that people have been doing. I was surprised the first time I saw it, and am still surprised with each interpretation. @psibrone
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LIFE MOMENTS

Janice: Edible Art| Ontheland. I named this Triumph before the Fall before I saw the name given. I think we can all identify with this one. You admire it, then you destroy it. That initial moment of sadness is replaced by something else.  @ontheland1

A MUST READ Elusive: Tribulation | Elusive Trope. Powerful piece. Not much else I can say.

Prakash: Not a Cake Walk | Its PH. I think Prakash may just have given the most appropriate message. @itsPHTweet

Florence: The Shame of it All  | Meanings And Musings. Not sure how she knows how I looked but whatever. @FTThum

Becky G: Gulping | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Do you think you can guess what this one is about? Get this, her second line has only two words.

NATURE

Ken G.: Patience | RIVRVLOGR. After the storm is when you need worry.

Carol Campbell: Lone | WritersDream9. GROSS. Well not really, but it does have a ookey aspect. 

Denis: do wolves eat cake? | Haiku hound. We receive a lesson this week. In a fun form and with a visit from one of our favorite subjects.

Becky G: Creeping | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Becky asks you to use your imagination in this offering. So, um, use your imagination.
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HISTORICAL

TJ Paris: Let them eat Marie |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Before anyone gets the wrong idea, this is a historical reference. Alright? I almost expected a crumb of cake on some antique china, but we get something better. And from someone who studied a whole quarter of just French Revolution History at University, I enjoyed this one. @Roccoco_a_GoGo
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FREKU

A bit of explanation here, for one, this is not a Haibun. This is my new form of Haiku. A free prose poem combined with a closing Haiku that retells the original poem in the Haiku form. You can see the article about it by clicking HERE. There is a link there of my example, or click Gasps for Breath.

Al: Al has written a Freku, but in two parts. First there is the long form prose called Magic.  Then he read about my Freku and joined in the fun and gave us Magic Haiku. @AlistairLane

Willow: Caribbean Blue | willowdot21 (An insight to a heart mind and soul.) A getaway type of verse and Haiku. Very nicely done. Good rhyming.

Geetha Prodhom: Broken memories my staff. | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. A story with a meaning to the title you might not think of. The Haiku portion is down lower. Make sure to look at the entire post. That last part at the bottom is just freaky, man.

jazzytower (PR): Chance | Thoughts and Entanglements. Powerful story, sad, but I hope a happy ending.

Melissa: Musical Therapy | The Aran Artisan. A fun offering with some Song  Homages including that some of you will get. @TheAranArtisan

Janice: Nesting Instincts| Ontheland. I first looked at this and thought nesting insects and was afraid to go look. Whew, lucked out. Janice gives us a nature’s eye view of things.  @ontheland1
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Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 73rd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge LINKS

Visit those you haven’t.

Some of you may wonder why I don’t comment all the time on your Haiku posts. Sometimes I would end up saying the same thing twice, therefore I keep the comments for the review. You may also notice I don’t click like on your link comment in the Challenge post or on your blog post until the weekends normally. The like is my way of knowing I have put you in the review. I’ve read your Haiku before that.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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

New Offenders!

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

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenChristmas Landing | Annette Rochelle Aben. Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Tessa: The Chase | Writing is my life.

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

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

Shida: Sight | 876LoveR. @realrebel_r

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

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

Clarence: Definitions | PrarieChat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alice: Masked| Boomerang Zone@Vidocq_CC

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

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

Scott Bailey (AUTHOR): Between the Lines | thehouseofbailey. Mankind Limited by Scott Bailey  As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

 

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

jazzytower (PR): Invasion | Thoughts and Entanglements

JustMaria: Duality | Doodles and Scribbles.   

Patricia: Played On | A season and a time.

Sandra: Movement | Wild Daffodil.

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

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

denis: been fishing | Haiku hound

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

Florence: Off Key  | Meanings And Musings.  @FTThum

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

Carol Campbell: Contrast | WritersDream9.  

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

Olga: Heavens Above! | Stuff and what if.

Claudette: Perception | to search and to find.

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

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

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

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

VronLacroix: November fog | Simply shots.

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

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

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

H. M. Goodchild (Author): Three for One | Folksong and FantasyH. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

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

Tolulope Sanusi: Monochrome | rubys polaroid 

Melissa: Movement | The Aran Artisan.  @TheAranArtisan

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

E. Rawls (Author):  Found Note/Stealth | Rawls E. FantasyCheck out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

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

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

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

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



Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 72nd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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

Some of you may wonder why I don’t comment all the time on your Haiku posts. Sometimes I would end up saying the same thing twice, therefore I keep the comments for the review.

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

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review 72

New Offenders!

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenThe Excitement! | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette shares part of her philosophy of positive thinking in three lines. Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E. Rawls (Author):  Drops of Life/At Peace | Rawls E. Fantasy. Considering last week’s spooky offering I didn’t know what to expect when seeing the title of Drops of Life, but it turned out safe. The second one, depending on how you define or pronounce that first word used, the Haiku can take on a couple of different meanings. Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

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

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



Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 71st #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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UPDATE about the FREE eBook Project!

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

End of Update.

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

Haiku Challenge Review 71

New Offenders!

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenColor Me Ginger | Annette Rochelle Aben. Not sure if I was watching Gilligan’s Island when I came up with that title or it has something to do with her Haiku. You’ll need to click to find out. Although if you’ll notice I didn’t say Cover Me Ginger. Maybe that’ll give you a clue. Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steven S. Walsky (Author): magic colors dance | Simplicity Lane. A very nice autumn Haiku. We didn’t get much color here this year so it’s nice to see people sharing photos of some.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E. Rawls (Author):  Shine Out/Mist | Rawls E. Fantasy. Some spooky nature stuff going on with these two. Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

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

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

Janni Styles (Author): Color and Cover in 3 Haiku | JanniStyles1.
She’s a rule breaker in the second one. The other two are a bit more serious in tone. And even the second one has some somber tones if you choose to look at it that way. Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

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



Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 70th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

Something NEW!

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

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

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

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

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New Offenders!

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H. M. Goodchild (Author): Fortunes Dreams of Good Luck | Folksong and Fantasy. Two Haiku of folklore and fantasy. That may seem odd considering the name of the blog, but the two haiku actually fit perfectly. H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

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

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

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

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

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

Steven S. Walsky (Author): lost gold of mankind | Simplicity Lane. Whoa, serious commentary and history lesson here. Excellent and sad.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E. Rawls (Author):  Beyond/Source of Greed | Rawls E. Fantasy. The second of the two stays somewhat with a theme that has run through the challenge this week, or so it seems, but I like the words used here around the prompt words. Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

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



Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 69th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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

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New Offenders!

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenInspiration to Perspiration to Inspiration | Annette Rochelle Aben. Anyone knowing of recent events and especially perhaps a certain release by Annette will appreciate her Haiku this week and the title, although that Perspiration part is stretching it a tad bit much. Click the image for the story and the great purpose behind her endeavor.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steven S. Walsky (Author): A Barista’s Conundrm | Simplicity Lane. I am wondering if we’re getting a glimpse inside the life of Steven. And the exchange with Clarence in comments was entertaining.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E. Rawls (Author):  A Turkey’s Plea/A Haiku is… | Rawls E. Fantasy. Humor (Or Maybe Not) and ferrizzle. I spelled that with an fer not fur to respect the first Haiku message. Although Thanksgiving is called Gobble Day for a reason. O,O Dun Dun Dun. Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

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

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

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

 




 

Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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    6. Carol Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – Must and Bust | Mama Cormier

    7. Janice 5/08/10/ronovans-haiku-prompt-challenge-57-bustmust/
    8. Eloise RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #57 Bust&Must | Thoughts by Mello-Elo

    9. Jennifer Touch, Wildness & Abusers | the secret keeper

    10. Mira bust…must… | To Wear A Rainbow

    11. Sarah Haiku: Busted | Lemon Shark Reef

    12. Shida Tahira http://876lover.com/2015/08/11/compulsion/
    13.  AC Elliott Family Style | File Cabinet Ramblings

    14. Olga https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-challenge-57-bust-and-must/#more-2014
    15. R. Todd Giving In… | A Flash of Fiction…

    16. Elusive Trope http://elusivetrope.com/2015/08/11/upon-the-book-shelf/
    17. Pat B http://aseasonandatime.blogspot.com/2015/08/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry.html
    18. Valida: FAITH’S ANCHOR (Haiku Prompt) | WEALTH of RUINS

    19. shalizaa https://fewunsaidwords.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/haiku-prompt-must-and-bust/
    20. Serins: Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 57 | Serins Sphere

    21. Ruby Manchanda http://scraps-from-life.blogspot.com/2015/08/sparrows-must-sing.html
    22. TJ Paris: Monday Haiku | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin

    23. johnoiii Infection | johnorzehowski
    24. Marigold Dicer @RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Bust & Must | Versus Blurb

    25. Florence #Haiku Challenge 57 @RonovanWrites | MEANINGS AND MUSINGS

    26. Vashti Q Vega Haiku Friday – Bust & Must | The Writer Next Door

    27. Sarah compulsion | tuckedintoacorner

    28. Becky G http://beckygblog.com/2015/08/15/beckys-haiku-bust-and-must/
    29. Greg Must Bust: a #haiku | Potholes in the Road of Life
    30. Canaf https://faithfuldevotionals.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/gotta-dance-a-haiku/
    31. Rawls E. Haikus: Bust a Move/Shackled | Rawls E. Fantasy
    32. Juliette Humanity | Battered Wife Seeking Better Life
    33. Colleen Silver Ponders Life Choice
    34. Jane Dougherty https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/haiku-challenge-must-bust/
    35. Steve https://simplicitylane.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/the-broken-window-haiku/