Ronovan Writes’ Week 102 #Haiku #Review with #Links.

Annette of Annette Rochelle Aben-Um, Anette with pom poms? Why did I never think of that one before? You would have thought that would have crossed my mind at least once . . . at least.

Judy of Edwina’s Episodes-Beauties in a Row shows off more than Judy’s talent but her other assets, although perhaps not her most, um, admirable ones. (Did I say that?)

Jane of Jane Dougherty Writes-I think Jane’s making commentary on my day of birth. She doesn’t know the half of it. Muahahahaha. Birthing Pains Triumphant.

Veronica of Charlottesville Winter-Deep, seriously. A short story in three lines, just the way it should be. Excellent. Closed Doors on My Birthday.

TJ of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin-Spring Riot. Amazing photo here and perfect for the title and haiku.

Xenia of WhippetWisdom-A thinky piece, at least to me. Two Whippet’s joyous down by the sea. Summer Blessings.

Wendy of The Dragon’s Lair-Miracle of Miracles, doth the darling one speak.

Mira of To Wear a Rainbow-I’ve been reading and watching documentaries lately. It’s a thing I do. Hate because I love history. The recent object of choice seems to run right along with Glory and Cheer by Mira.

Mira of They, You, and Me-Ah, I didn’t know I could reach that far. I’m blushing. Tender Touch.

Ken of RIVRVLogr-Interesting haiku. That first line has me thinking along three different ideas for the Haiku. Spring Unfolds.

Bill of Engleson.ca-Dude, really? I wonder what the numbers are. Hmm. Balance.

Debra of D.B. Mauldin-Summer Solstice. Imagine, my birthday is the first day.

Frances of imanikingblog-Welcome to Our World! Ha, if only they could speak words we understood.

Peter of Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home-Birth Cheer. You know, I think you’re right. It does make people feel like that. You would almost think the opposite.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway-All About Me! Yes, Ritu devoted two haiku to me. Sigh, I am so adorable it hurts sometimes.

FloridaBorne of Two On A Rant-Night’s End. OOOoOOoooo dark and spooky. Kinda sorta.

Tessa of Always A Writer-Too Easy, Get Ready! Birth is the title of Tessa’s haiku. Oh, how new moms have probably said these words then regretted it.

Leara of LearaWrites-Tourist’s Treat. Party TIME!!!!!!! Beach Blanket BINGO!!!!!

Pat of Thoughts and Entanglements-Color Codes. I know Pat is wondering what in the world I’m doing coming up with that title, but codes signify things, as this haiku content signifies something. So there. Hrmph.

Marie of The Syllabub Sea-Carry On. Yep, another weirdo title from me, but I gots to do what I gots to do. They make sense to me.

Ruby of Whispering Thoughts-Preggo Pause. O,o Don’t I just make you wonder sometimes? Yes, I am that kind of mood during this round of reviewing. Lucky you guys, right?

Sandra of Wild Daffodil-Heat. Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.

Khor of Project Prose-Wonder of Life. A new one can make things like new again.

Janice of Ontheland-Summer’s birthday celebration. Even nature knew to celebrate my birthday.

Denis of Haiku Hound-Banksia Blooming. Interesting looking specimen.

Diedre of Toward the Within-Fragile Brevity. Okay, having to think too much. Brain . . . splitting . . . in . . .  two. Must . . . eject . . .

Jacqueline of A Cooking Pot and Twistedtales-Hip, hip, hurray. I had nothing to do with the twins. Just saying.

R. Todd of A Flash of Fiction-At Birth. Such violence in this one. ABUSE!!!!! You know, I’m surprised this hasn’t been an issue.

Colleen of SilverThreading-Astrological Grudges. Okay, haven’t even headed over yet and I’m scared. Hmm, interesting.

Louise of Fantasy Raconteur-Birth of a Star. Hmm, I could go weird and mention the Voice or America’s Got Talent, but I won’t. 😀 Muahahahahaha.

Janice of Ontheland has another one-Light bulb flash. Ha, okay so the haiku is the same as the title. Sort of. Funny!

Scott of The House of Bailey-Life and Death. He has a warning label on this one and promises to write more cheefuller next time.

OBA of The king’soracle-New birth cheers. Okay, so I was going to be funny then I read the second poem. Hrmph. She had to be all nice and stuff. Hrmph.

Srivi of The Piscean Me-Begin to End… Okay, gettin’ all philosophical like here.

Oneta of Sweet aroma-Let Her Soar. Monkey cheerleading? I guess it has to start somewhere.

Sri of Naa Prapancham-My World…-In a family. Two for two sides of the story.

Lizi of Quilted Poetry-Happy Croaking! Okay, it sounds the opposite of Birth, but it’s not.

Vashti of The Writer Next Door-Welcome. Interesting. Two images used here. Interesting.

Tolulope of Rubys Polaroid-Celebration. Cute picture with this one. So glad I’m human.

Tricia of A Creative State of  Mind-Robin’s Song. I so wish this was the song of Spring!!!!

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Florence of Meanings And Musings-Seeking Joy. But does it really chase it? Hmm.

Melissa of The Aran Artisan-Three Cheers For Summer! I hope they aren’t bonfiring their vanities. Dear me.

Elise of Rawls E Fantasy-“War’s End” & “Trapped”. Two lovelies entered for last weeks challenge but I’m tossing them in here anyway.



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RonovanWrites 68th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

My pen flows always,

Since our meeting and love sparked,

My muse is in my heart.

Hope y’all don’t mind the Closing Haiku. It’s been a while since I’ve done one. I’ve tried to stay out of the influencing of moods in the challenges lately. And honestly there does seem to be a bit more variety now that I no longer do an Opening Haiku.

Just links this week. Not positive how long my window of internet is.

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New Offenders!

NEW! Paul Stears: The Leaky Muse | Paul Stears “Born and bred in Faces of a Small City by Paul StearsKent, UK, Paul lives to write, continuously working on projects that you will see in the future.” And he’s an Author. You can check out his book Faces of a Small City on Amazon or Amazon UK. @PaulStearsNews

NEW! LuAnne Holder: Divergence | Wind Rush. “Pause. Take a breath. Be surprised by the extraordinary joy of ordinary moments. Reflections on mindfulness through poetry and prose.”  

NEW! Dajena Mason: A Haiku in the comments of Claudette’s blog. I had to include it.
Tickles My Pen | moonskittles
through remembrances,
the muse hovers around me
and tickles my pen
“I am currently working as a high school English Language Arts teacher. I love interaction with my students even when they are a pain in the… ahem.. yeah :D” And there is more at THIS link by scrolling to the bottom.



 

First to Offend this Week!

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



Judy: So Vain She Muses Herself | Edwina’s Episodes. @EdwinasEpisodes

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Dream Weaver | Annette Rochelle AbenCheck out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Alice: Shape shifter | Boomerang Zone@Vidocq_CC

jazzytower: Sour Puss | Thoughts and Entanglements

Kat: Muse Haiku | like mercury colliding.

Liz: Dear Beloved | Quilted Poetry

Shida: Muse | 876LoveR. @realrebel_r

Ritu: A Musing Trip | But I Smile Anyway. @PhantomGiggler

AC Elliott No Ink | File Cabinet Ramblings  @elliott_ac

Sarina Your muse | Shining Seeds @shiningseeds

Clarence:(3 this week.) All Halllows Eve | PrarieChat. The Challenge. Ha. Someone has been watching way too much TV this week. A third, Just In Time For Ronovan’ s Cheer and Call

Elusive: The Dreaded Block | Elusive Trope.

Meredith & Martha: Muse/Pen and Pulse by Meredith and The Blogger/Set Me Free by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. @Meredithlbl

ladyleemanilla: Dreams Fulfilled | ladyleemanila

Elizabeth: NoNoWriMo | Tea & Paper@teandpaper

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

Greg: A Pair of Haiku | Potholes in the Road of Life. @greg_wolford

Janice: Autumn Sun | Ontheland. @ontheland1

TJ Paris: A Mirror Romance |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. AND Ancient Penmanship @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Jen (JK): Whispers | The Secret Keeper. @occultguardian

D.B. Mauldin (Author): The Three Muses | 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.

Al: Totally Random | Al the Author’s Blog@AlistairLane

Jane Dougherty (Author): Inspiring Flow | Jane Dougherty Writes. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Nato of Imaginary Lover | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

J Lapis:   4 Real Muses | DarkLight Harbor.

Pat B.: Erato Helps | A season and a time.

Olga: Wisdom Penned | Stuff and what if.

Cheryl-Lynn: Coming of age (haibun) | Tournesol dans un Jardin@CherylShares

Tessa: The Muse Amuses | Writing is my life

Claudette: Remembrances | to search and to find.

Sandra: Excitement | Wild Daffodil.  See what I mean by Make the Most of Your Post by visiting this Haiku and noting what all she connects it to.

Sarah: Three Muses Penned | tuckedintoacorner

Prakash: The Loner | Its PH.

Daniel Schwamm: The Poetless Pen | Musing Life’s Mysteries.

Florence: Think of You | Meanings And Musings. @FTThum

Swatiu: A mused disdain | imgrowing.

Diedré M. Blake: Ponder | Toward The Within.

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

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

Dr. Kottaway: Musing | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog.

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

denis: My Photographs | Haiku hound.

Juliette: A Bit Challenging | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. @BWseeingBL

Shailzaa: Playing Games. GRR!!! | Fewunsaidwords.

Steven: Calliope/Writer’s Block/Recovery | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind.

E. Rawls (Author):  Gone/For Whom The Bell Tolls | 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_

Mira: My Muse | They, You And Me. @BediMona




 

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 67th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

Log: Blog Sol 556

I’m screwed. Communications in main command center is down. Had to be driven in rover to FF Site MickeyD’s for brief use of systems. Some participants of challenge will be slighted in review or missed. Apologies now. Will make up for it later.

Signing off for now, Space Ranger Ronovan.

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First to Offend this Week!

TJ Paris: Cry Out To Me |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Last week TJ brought as three and he does so again. I didn’t put out a Haiku of my own until Wednesday as part of my #BeWoW link share. I waited because I thought TJ had figured out the Haiku I shared just after midnight my time on Mondays was a Haiku for the challenge and thus had the challenge words in it. But what does he do this time? Three again and just as fast. Man, the dude just has the flow. @Roccoco_a_GoGo



Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Sunshine | Annette Rochelle Aben. I figure this was either about sunshine or she was talking about herself. You can decide which when you visit the further adventures of Rochelle in Annette Aben.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Elizabeth: Sunrise | Tea & Paper. The humor of this is I named Annette’s before seeing the name of Liz’s. I think she goes by Liz at times. But I know her as Elizabeth but wanted to share her preference. But anyway, I like how she came up with the image this week, and it is part of her Haiku. How the challenge sets minds to thinking and observing is fun. @teandpaper

Alice: GSimple Gestures | Boomerang Zone. Now from a lady who might bring to mind a a movie title from a 1974 film by Martin Scorsese that saw the lead actress win the Academy award, we have Alice. Fortunately she is doing the opposite of the movie titles name with us. . @Vidocq_CC

Judy: Suit to a T (Shirt) | Edwina’s Episodes. She may not be the one cast as a Frank N. Furter and no she will not be sullying the memory of a classic but this lady makes any color look good. Haiku must Fall in to her lap with as quickly as she writes them. @EdwinasEpisodes

jazzytower: Who’s Carol? | Thoughts and Entanglements. Public Relations says I should cuddle up with this Haiku. Not sure if some would approve of that, but depending on who Carol is, I might be game.

Kat: Three Cheers to Kat! | like mercury colliding. Man Kat can do. All the way from Nepal this former leader of OMRLP now spends her days enjoying words and the world around her. Her commentary of the season of the US national pastime is quite poignant considering the fate of various teams of late.

Liz: That Cheery Call | Quilted Poetry. All the way from the age defying weather of the cryogenic frozen lands of the north, comes a lady of esteem, no not the family of German actors from the early 20th Century, but a brilliant wordsmith in her own right. Her self titled Haiku could have a sub heading of Contrary Calling as well.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Sing, Sing a Song | Jane Dougherty Writes. The three degrees of Jane this week were not written about a popular Australian Trio of singing brothers, although one of their members is named and does sing. I dare say this one hit wonder of a singer has perhaps the longest charted song on record, and does not appear in a prison of the same name as the title may infer.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Mira:(2 links) Cheer Me Up | They, You And Me. I would love to but I’m certain there would be several to protest my attempts. I think we all fell for Mira At First Sight and have enjoyed her presence ever since. As for the Haiku, oh this one touches the heart in a deep way and reaches out to many a member I am certain.  Cheer and Joy | To Wear A Rainbow. Giving others a bit of support I do believe. Such a thoughtful lady. @BediMona

Ritu: Gone-A Tonka & Last Orders | But I Smile Anyway. No, I’m sorry for all you field hockey fans, this is not that Ritu. Perhaps after reading that last Haiku I might change my mind and think Ritu is using a fake photo and this IS the field hockey player. Nonetheless, the Tonka involved here is not the toy that brings smiles and cheer to millions of children. @PhantomGiggler

Clarence:(3 this week.) The Victim | PrarieChat. Not sure if he’s already earned his wings but I think he’s been living a wonderful life, and I bet he’s tired of hearing things like that. A story of the evils of life and love and aftermath is provided to us this week. And a second one: Susan Lucci’s Last Goodbye. Ha. Someone has been watching way too much TV this week. A third, Just In Time For Ronovan’ s Cheer and Call

Sue Vincent (Author): Recall | Daily Echo. What can you say about a beautiful woman with red hair and a list of books a mile long to her name that hasn’t already been said? No, seriously, what can you say? Let her know in the comments for her Haiku. Her story told is full of nature and will bring a rosy glow to your cheeks . . . if you hold your device close enough to your face when you read her Haiku that is. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Sandra: Orange | Wild Daffodil. To praise our Flower in residence would be like Gilding a Lily, so I’ll move on from here. Daffy left us with a bit of a mystery this week with her photography. Where, what, why, and when were not answered, although normally a forthcoming individual, she was forthawaying this time. See what I mean by Make the Most of Your Post. by visiting this Haiku and noting what all she connects it to.

Steven: Thrush | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Steven has been kind to us. Not only does he continue to provide his experimental Haiku but also a traditional one for those of us who need the in-your-face form.

Greg: Shouts of Joy | Potholes in the Road of Life. Sorry ladies, and perhaps some men, Greg isn’t part of Wolford Fashion so you’ll have to look for those bodysuits elsewhere. The young man brings us a message today, a message of opposing feelings, as he should have, and one that could apply to the Writer’s Quote Wednesday by Colleen. His participation, as explained in the beginning of the post shows what the community that has grown here has truly become. Two words + three lines = many friends. @greg_wolford

Janice: On a Crescent Moon | Ontheland  She may be a HÓU but that just means she’s popular. Don’t know what that means? Ah, then you haven’s snooped like the master snooper has. She’s a Monkey of Fire and all signs point to her being quite a success wherever she may find herself. Her softer side is shown in a very lovely moment shared here. I greatly enjoyed reading about what led to the Haiku being written and the fact the words were on her mind at any given point during this time speaks to me a great deal. It means a lot and is most appreciated. @ontheland1

Jen (JK): SKΆL & SALUT | The Secret Keeper. Some may wonder if JK is secretly a Rowling success in the world of publishing. That would be an affirmative. She publishes several times a week, making her a widely published author read in more countries than many of the supposed top authors of our time. A toast to our friend for her two Haiku that gives us a gander in to a life that lights up and puffs us up with (pride?). @occultguardian

Tessa: The Last Call | Writing is my life. No, not the Canadian hockey player, nor the subject of the Norwegian novel of the same name, well maybe not, I haven’t asked. She is a a writer of fiction though, and has her work on her site in chapter form for your enjoyment and convenience. Her Haiku can be happy or sad, all depending on which subject you focus upon and which formed sentence you are looking at.

Daniel Schwamm: Call on ME | Musing Life’s Mysteries. I don’t believe he Daniel is a mushroom farmer, no matter what some of you may believe to have deduced. Although that would be a tasty venture. And no, not a Kiwi farmer either, (Neither the bird nor fruit.) and I think that rather droll of all of you for assuming that a New Zealander would automatically be such. Ahhh, when I first saw the title of his Haiku it brought to mind the song Lean on Me, and although that is not the title, the message is much the same. The link is to the Bill Withers version from 1972. The image is not he that has been named, but Al Green.

Al: Cheers of the Disturbed One | Al the Author’s Blog. A well preserved sort for an early to mid 20th Century Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer in Hollywood, Al Lane now spends day as a Civil Servant while spending most of his day writing for our enjoyment. Yes, you read that correctly. Some of you will actually get it, and some will hurt me physically for implying you wouldn’t. For some unknown reason the young man decided to write FIVE Haiku on his birthday. Mostly about alcohol even when disguised as something else. 110 Cheers for AL!!! @AlistairLane

Elusive: Law of 22 Prairial | Elusive Trope. Hiding out in the wilds of PA after finding success in leasing out parts of the city with his name across the welcome signs for entertainment purposes, the Elusive one now pleases his visitors with writings and continues to grace our community each week with a Haiku offering. The Haiku is a great terror of an attempt this week. A true life or death of a read. And on his birthday as well.

R. Todd: Mockingjay | A Flash of Fiction. I didn’t want to out our friend, but Lord Todd has been found alive and his passing in 1997 at the age of 89 was an attempt to escape to the glare of public life and slink into the obscurity of the blog life. But he has been found out. My powers of deduction are beyond compare. I have not the slightest what that title for the Haiku nor the Haiku itself means. Do you? It must be some obscure reference to something he’s seen in his past life.

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Early Bird & Nature | mama bear musings. Not sure if it’s too hot, too cold or just right where she is but her Haiku seems to make me think just right. Maybe I should have eaten first before perusing that first one. At least it wasn’t spaghetti. 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: Political Uproar | Stuff and what if. Does she have a sister or cousin who appeared with Nicholas Cage, or perhaps that relative played someone with the same name as myself? Humor over with now on with the show. Olga shows her rampant political activism she has hidden from us all this time.

Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Trick or Treat | M Barker-Simpson. Never knew a game show host and jailed football player had an offspring somehow but here we have the proof. Just remember to have your pets spayed or neutered or you may find some gloves near an uncomfortable scene. I believe the title gives away the Haiku meaning, as it should to some extent. Quite the creative flare for the imagery. Click the Author link above to visit her on Amazon.

Pat B.: Four Cheers for Pat | A season and a time. Imagine a famous chef Brockett in your neighborhood. Wouldn’t you want to be her neighbor? This week Pat went cheerfully nuts with commentary on the nature of life in various facets.

J Lapis:   Calls to Cheer | DarkLight Harbor. Feeling blue today or precious as a gem? No? No worries, I believe our poet has it covered. Suspense in the later of the two offerings this week. Had us wanting to throw stones from feeling so blue but pulled things out at the last moment.

Claudette: Echoes | to search and to find. Speaking of a real jewel, Claudette returns to us this week.

 

Shelly Faber: Cheer & Call | My Red Wine Diary@ShellyFaber

Melissa: Autumn Wreath for the birds | The Aran Artisan. Not certain about that title but it is the title of the post.

 

 

denis: cheer the call | Haiku hound. A Haiku that could apply to man or beast and an image that works so well. And I made him dig for this image. Awesome me.

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

Diedré M. Blake: Cheer & Call | Toward The Within. Never thought of that last line before. Cool mind going on here.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): the call of Mickey | Simplicity LaneClick the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

 

 

 

E. Rawls (Author):  Now What You Think & Cling | 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_

Florence: night silence/support | Meanings And Musings. But my internet is down, how can you hear me? It must be very silent now. 😉 @FTThum



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites 66th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

44 Players this week, and one amazing new person joined in. You definitely need to go check her blog out. Also you’ll notice something strange about the review. I did it in reverse. After the First to Offend it goes in last one in, first one mentioned and so forth. I thought, why not throw a monkey mallet into the mix.

Pine car’s race down hill,

To certain glory and dread,

Pizza does race on.

Haiku Review 66

New to Offend this Week!

NEW! Diedré M. Blake: “…a writer and art therapist, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.  She goes by “D.” and has been called a “Renaissance woman” by friends. Travelling has always been an aspect of her personal and family history.  She was born in Jamaica.” Check out much more about this fascinating woman on her about page by clicking HERE. How Low Feels | Toward The Within. Never thought of that last line before. Cool mind going on here.

First to Offend this Week!

 TJ Paris: Odd Couplings |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Does this dude have a photo for every occasion? If things get more difficult around here it might be because I’m challenging his photo file. Nah, I wont’ do that, at least not on purpose. @Roccoco_a_GoGo



Steven S. Walsky (Author): the words drift back | Simplicity Lane. A Haibun this week–a story–something you do need to read. A truly great piece of writing. 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.

Shailzaa: The Tree | Fewunsaidwords. Very good way of using pine here. Two different ways of looking at it depending on the line you want to focus on.

Swatiu: Lesson Learned | imgrowing. I think my title for this one fits. Really it does. Don’t care what y’all say.

E. Rawls (Author):  Burdens & Chocolate Longing | Rawls E. Fantasy. Some serious issues here. That’s all I’m saying. 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: Dare to Fly | Meanings And Musings. One of those life lesson things she does. @FTThum

Alka: Weltshmertz and our Woeful Longing | Magnanimous Words. She was truly inspired this week. Only partly by the words which then lead elsewhere. @girally

Steven: Taiga and Mo(u)rning | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. He went nature. Also make certain to check out the blurb at the bottom of his post.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Ekho’s Passion | The Writer Next Door. Nature of a different sort. One must give credit for one interpreting nature in more than one way, while in some ways staying the same. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

H. M. Goodchild (Author): Golden Moans | Folksong and Fantasy. I took a bit of liberty with the naming of this one, a touch of humor. When you read her Haiku, 2 of them, you will see where it came from. We have a talent with us. 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. 

Greg: It Will End | Potholes in the Road of Life. He cheated, and that’s all I’m sayin’. @greg_wolford

Becky G: For a Road Untraveled | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! Funny how two in a row used the prompt words in one line. Good use of photography to give her words more meaning or a completed meaning.

VronLacroix: Grief in the valley | Simply Shanpshots. Hmm, interesting. After a couple of readings I got it. A great thing about Haiku is you can read it twice in a matter of seconds. 🙂

jazzytower: Beauty Reaches | Thoughts and Entanglements. Well I personally think one aids the other.

Daniel Schwamm: Nest of Death | Musing Life’s Mysteries. Cool. Totally did some interpreting here and awesome. That one for pine may take people a few moments, but it works.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Long neck memories | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three Haiku telling a story. Had fun coming up with this title.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

denis: tomorrow | Haiku hound. A Haiku that could apply to man or beast and an image that works so well. And I made him dig for this image. Awesome me.

Elizabeth: Silence | Tea & Paper. I think more of us can understand this one, including the story to go with it than we all could imagine. Believe me, I totally get it. @teandpaper

Dr. Kottaway: Grieve | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. Rhymes all over the place in this one, and an expressionist pine is given.

Ritu: Sonu Singh’s Lament & The Things You Do For Love | But I Smile Anyway. Both nature, but different. @PhantomGiggler

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Aromatherapy & Love | mama bear musings. Okay, that first one is just funny if  you pay attention to her blog other than the Haiku 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.

Al: ThreeFerOne | Al the Author’s Blog. I know, not very original of me but it’s one of those days where thinking of Al as bear in the woods just kind of scarred me. @AlistairLane

J Lapis:    5 Griefs and Pine-ings| DarkLight Harbor. Nice use of words you don’t use every day. I kind of like that.

Jen (JK): Among the Branches | The Secret Keeper. I think this is one people will relate to in their own varied ways. @occultguardian

Pat B.: Refuge | A season and a time. Very nice. Also some nice comments as well.

Elusive: Near the Clearcut | Elusive Trope. Yeah, I don’t always get the why of these things being done. Sometimes a necessity but most often not.

Sandra: Allegory | Wild Daffodil. Ha, funny with this one. Remember, Wild Daffy is the queen of what I call Make the Most of Your Post.

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): Oops | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. Yeah, I got it. I’m about an hour from their training facilities, my parents are about 5 minutes away. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Olga: Lost to Wisdom | Stuff and what if. Very interesting image. Keep looking at it. A glance won’t work. The Haiku itself has a great message.

Janice: Lose the Craving | Ontheland  Okay, I got it. Helps to get it when people aren’t like constantly asking you the same question over and over even though you give the same answer each time. I literally mean over and over during the time I tried to review this one. @ontheland1

Sue Vincent (Author): Unchanging | Daily Echo. Jealousy in nature. Yeah, I can see that. Just like two old men. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Clarence:(2 links) Futility | PrarieChat. Aaarrrgh! Find out a bit about Clarence’s acting career in the comments. And a second one: Susan Lucci’s Last Goodbye. Ha. Someone has been watching way too much TV this week.

Kat: Grief Amidst the Pines | like mercury colliding. Okay, you have to love the dedication of this member.

  • I stopped on the way home to get a photo of that sapling nestled amidst the pines. Replaced the first pic. Like I said…perfect timing for this prompt! ☺️

Mira:(2 links) insufferable | They, You And Me. At first sight of the title I thought she was making a commentary on my choice of prompt words. loss | To Wear A Rainbow. I so need to pick more cheerful words next time. @BediMona

Judy: Mourn the Passing | Edwina’s Episodes. It’s not what you think. Go check it out. @EdwinasEpisodes

Peter Bouchier: ‘mine pine’ | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. I like this one. A positive side of it all. Excellent.

Alice: Grief is a bitch | Boomerang Zone. Let’s call it therapy, and I think that’ll explain it. @Vidocq_CC

Meredith & Martha: Oh, Christmas Tree/Grief by Martha and K.I.S./Refugees by Meredith | Meredith’s Musings. These got a lot of lovin’ this week on Meredith’s blog as well as the reblog on my own. @Meredithlbl

Liz: Good Grief | Quilted Poetry. So says the wise. Or the very exasperated.

Juliette: No Home For The Holidays | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Holiday hatin’. @BWseeingBL

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): A Sappy Story | Annette Rochelle Aben. Then take it off, Annette!  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites 65th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

It’s now clear to me

Harping is much easier

Than I imagined.

I think that pretty much sums up how this challenge went. I was certain that Harp might throw some people but apparently I was wrong. Now on with the show.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review 65

New to Offend this Week!

NEW! H. M. Goodchild (Author): dsdfs | Folksong and Fantasy. Numerous poetry included in this post, the challenge appears under the Haiku section and is the lat before a bit of a blurb. Also H.M. posted a haiku in the comments of the challenge post: Oh, don’t harp on so / Your mind’s clear by now, you know: / If it matters, Go! 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. 

First to Offend this Week!

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): The Stringed Winged | Annette Rochelle Aben. Good number of likes to this one and I enjoyed seeing the community commenting.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert A side note here.



TJ Paris: Springtime |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Another Haiku with a great response in the comments. It’s a nature Haiku and the photo used is amazing, and nature. Those swans are a surprise! @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Me (Ronovan): Luminosity is Bliss | Ronovan Writes. I’ve enjoyed seeing the interpretations of my Haiku along with the interpretation of my explanation. Oddly, no one has come up with the exact meaning of it all. 🙂 But then I am a confusing kind at times.

Alice: Someone better | Boomerang Zone. A different manner of interpretation. A very clear message delivered. Deserves a visit and a Like. @Vidocq_CC

Shida: The Gift of Music | 876LoveR. Good message. Surprised by the Like number. Tells me something. @realrebel_r

Liz: Bird Song | Quilted Poetry. Very nice imagery in this one. And a bit of the life of Liz in her commentary of the Haiku.

Judy: When Nature Calls | Edwina’s Episodes. A nature Haiku of a different calling. One must consider what all nature encompasses. I think there is a natural way of looking at it. Also she says I am a hard taskmaster. Wait till the next one. @EdwinasEpisodes

Mira:(2 links) The Wait | They, You And Me. Romantic and suspenseful in a way. love and passion | To Wear A Rainbow. Not sure if she is speaking about my prompts and own Haiku or what. Or am I being paranoid? @BediMona

Tessa: Clear and Crisp | Writing is my life. A direct and to the point Haiku. But one I didn’t really think of. Sometimes it’s those simpler ones that surprise you.

Steven S. Walsky (Author): ‘why harp’ | Simplicity Lane. Great to look at in a relationship or political sort of way. Or in a Rhino/Elephant Romance kind of way. 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.

Clarence:(2 links) Tears, Mirth, and Dreams | PrarieChat. Touch of Irish history/mythology in this one. Google time folks.  . And a second one would be Oooh…And It Makes Me Wonder. I think some of you will appreciate this one. So get the Led out.

Prakash: A Match Heaven Made | Its PH. Yeah, the dude came with the Romance this week. I hate it when they show me up with the romantical stuff.

Kat: Your Fortune is Clear | like mercury colliding. Some of you have obviously NOT been to check this one out. And you are missing one cool presentation of the Haiku itself. Very well done. Oh, and the Haiku is cool too.

Olga: One Direction Go | Stuff and what if. Some of you may be disturbed by that title I chose but don’t worry, I wouldn’t lead you  astray.

Greg:(2 links) The Call Home | Potholes in the Road of Life. I mentioned in the reblog how Greg kept with the theme of his blog with this one, which should be expected, considering the words. But I like it when people are able to take most any word and do that. Greg didn’t link or paste this one for us, but I found it anyway-Harping. And he ain’t talkin’ bout no music neither. @greg_wolford

Ritu: Soapbox Blog-cast | But I Smile Anyway. A humorous title for a serious Haiku and follow-up message. The message this week is very good. I believe a MUST READ for all. A very popular Haiku this week. @PhantomGiggler

Sue Vincent (Author): Harper | Daily Echo. Don’t go Googling this one if you have an arachnid problem. Not that the Haiku mentions one but you somewhat make an assumption. Most excellent imagery of Haiku with the photo image matching perfectly. Hugely popular Haiku this week. Well worth a ReBlog! Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

jazzytower: Harp | Thoughts and Entanglements. I might would have titled this one Concerted Effort. 🙂

Daniel Schwamm: Love Came Down | Musing Life’s Mysteries. Second week in a row for the new guy. The title is mine but I believe the message of the Haiku inspired it, of course.

denis: sweet sounds | Haiku hound. A lesson of the Crimson Rosella parrot, with photos. Denis has been trained well. 😉

Jen (JK): The Sound Awakened | The Secret Keeper. A bit difficult to describe this one. And in that I think is a good thing. Go check it out and see what you think. @occultguardian

Swatiu: To See Clearly | imgrowing. This message is a huge one that relates very much to several articles I’ve written here on my own blog. Very nice.

Elusive: The Reiteration | Elusive Trope. Dwell to tell what may have fail. Make certain to read the philosophical exchange in the comments. I love it when a Haiku generates a discussion.

Sandra: Shadows | Wild Daffodil. Make certain to read BOTH Haiku. The first goes with the photograph for the Bluedaisy Weekly Photo Challenge that is linked to in her post. The second is more of a Haiku of joy with the word Harp. Remember, Wild Daffy is the queen of what I call Make the Most of Your Post.

Meredith & Martha: Vixen/Dwelling Place by Meredith and The Harpist/Contented Soul by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. All very beautiful ones this week…well maybe except for Vixen. That one is just too true to be beautiful. @Meredithlbl

Al: Multiple Message | Al the Author’s Blog. I saw politics in this one, not that I believe Al was going there. Just too much news for me of late. I normally don’t pay attention and will now revert to old habits. Check out Al and I engaging in a Haiku chat/battle in his comments. This old boy, moi, still has it. Word. @AlistairLane

Nato: Perfect Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Four in one this week. A story told. @MichelleLunato

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Sweet Angel Mama’s Harpin’ | mama bear musings. Two Haiku in this one, I just created a title to include both. That second one I think a lot of people will laugh at from the honesty of it and being able to relate to it. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

J Lapis:   River Music | DarkLight Harbor. Pure nature with this one. Great imagery. People are loving that last line.

Elizabeth: Music | Tea & Paper. Read the explanation of this one. AWESOME! I wish that were here. We have the old courthouse clock bell and i can hear it. @teandpaper

Jane Dougherty (Author): Soaring Love’s Melody | Jane Dougherty Writes. Two Haiku this week. As amazing as the words in the Haiku are this week, that painting by Franz Marc is one that will mesmerize. Multiple interpretations of what you might see.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Peter Bouchier: Sound or Music | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. Great way his words flowed and the rhymes within the verses. And honestly my interpretation of it went great with his title. My comment explains what I Almost heard.

R. Todd: The Nagging Wife | A Flash of Fiction. I have to say, I’m not certain if my personal Haiku post had any influence on this one or not, but man did he nail it, or at least part of, as there were the two meanings in the Haiku. But seriously, this almost nailed it. 😀 

Janice: Tournier Morning | Ontheland NyMusical, lyrical, harpsical–What? That’s not a word? (I ask that because WP gives an error for it.) @ontheland1

VronLacroix: Harmonica | Simply Shanpshots. Ah, I see why she mentioned memories. A harmonica would do that. There are several in my home. I apparently even have a book and cd/dvd on how to play. Did I do it? Amnesia is not telling me, but my boy “B” has one too. 🙂

Steven: Lullaby and Gymnopédie I | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Some of Steven’s experimental Haiku but also a traditional one with a bit of a music lesson. I always love a good twofer post. Haiku and learning. I wonder why I never do that?

Florence: It’s Clearly Love | Meanings And Musings. I had to have fun with this one. We’re good friends so whenever I can poke fun at her a little, Imma gonna do it. Not that this is really poking fun. She sort of did that to herself. Oops. Did I just spill the beans she was talking about herself in the Haiku? Muaahahahaha, or was she? 😉 (Can you tell I’ve hit the wall after about 6 hours straight of Review by this point?) @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Mellifluous Sounds | The Writer Next Door. It may sound odd but her Haiku brings to mind a novel I read a while back from an author involving angels. So I get a darker feel from this than what the words of the Haiku say. 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): Fate | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. Giving this one a think. This can be viewed as a pretty deep one depending on how one wishes to approach it. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Ruby Manchanda: Clearly melodic | Whispering Thoughts. I like the take here on harp. A very insightful thought. I don’t mean my sentence but the Haiku.

E. Rawls (Author):  Colorful Season & Secret Garden | Rawls E. Fantasy. Ah, a bit of a whimsical fairy tale approach. Nice. 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: Out of the Woods | Becky G? Oh, that’s me! The Woods Are Alive with sounds of . . . (Yeah, I worry about me too.)

Juliette: Short and Sweet | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Whew, I thought for a minute there this was about to get personal, well in a me kind of personal way. But kudos to Juliette for taking the plunge. @BWseeingBL



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites #Haiku #Poetry #Prompt Challenge #Review 61

Week 61 was for the words Wine & Tears. I came up with the prompt words from a spur of the moment thought I had in a melancholy mood and I shared it on Twitter. I liked the way the words turned out after reading them the next day and they became the starting point for the example or opening Haiku of the Challenge. Laughter can do miracles. It’s my go-to for any situation and usually works to get people I know into a better frame of mind and realize all is not lost or hopeless or as bad as they think.

The Closing Haiku

With a wine red nose,

The clown made the people laugh,

While tears flowed inside.

Click Here for the Image version I created today and posted earlier.

Everyone, please try to visit all the poets you can for a show of support. Also share this Review in whatever way you can in order for all to get as much Social Media coverage as possible and perhaps be visited by someone new.

If you have been keeping up with the links in the Challenge comments in order, after you check out the new this week section, why not try working your way up from the bottom. That way you may visit people you’ve never met before.



New to the Challenge this Week:

NEW! Shelly Faber: No Rest For Me | My Red Wine Diary. Yes, that’s the name of her blog. Is that like so appropriate? “I look forward to sharing this precious practice. My stories, poetry, and thoughts relate to experiences I have learned from, and feel privileged, to be a part of, in my personal, and, professional life.” That is from her About page, but what did it say her career profession was? Click here to find out. Very interesting. Seriously. @ShellyFaber

NEW! Alice: Fade the Pain | Boomerang Zone. So the Haiku title is mine, and it is a take on the words she used in the Haiku. Funny. I did a take on her words when she did a take on my prompt words. Okay, maybe not that funny, but loved how this was put together. Great words. I like it when different words are used in great ways. By different I mean not the usual everyday words. Alice has been here before, but it has been a while and it was not quite as formally done as this, so it’s an offical welcome time here. “I am a Dutch non-practicing lawyer/human rights defender. I work on unsolved homicides, wrongful convictions, and assist other human rights defenders and attorneys when requested. This is my personal blog.” Notice she said that it’s her personal blog. Seriously check out the rest of this about page entry for her other blog and why it was named one of the Top 100 Blawgs by a certain American Association. I kid you not. Click here to check out the About. @Vidocq_CC

NEW! Colette B.  Wine along | The Wishing Well. Ha, a play on words AND RHYMES! ‘The Wishing Well’ (previously Bedressed, then Bubblicious) has come a long way during August’s Blogging101 course and I’ve enjoyed the journey. There’s still a long way to go, but now we’re travelling in a well-equipped jeep rather than a saddle-packed donkey. As with any vehicle, there’s re-fuelling needs, maintenance checks / tasks and undergoing some hopeful improvements and further learning progression.” And that’s just the beginning of her About page?



First to Arrive This Week:

Faith Unlocked: Come Taste the New Wine | Faith Unlocked. If there had been any other type of message in this Haiku I would have been surprised. I was only waiting to see how it was done. And there was no disappointment. And 32 other people agreed with me. @FaithUnlocked



TJ Paris: Early but Too Late | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Yeah, I know, the blog title is a mouthful, but if you think we have a hard time saying it, try it with a mouth of Early 21st Century Cake. As for the title? I came up with that from not only the Haiku but the description of the photo used. As always you know we’re going to get something creative from this entry. Entry #2 In Vino Veritas. Looks like TJ has begun Writing 101 through Blogging U. Will be interesting to see what he comes up with.  @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Fond Memories | Annette Rochelle Aben. That’s my title for her Haiku and I’m sticking with it. I just hope PETA doesn’t get hold of this one. Annette will have some ‘splainin’ to do. Click the Author link for Annettes books on Amazon and the Radio Show Host link for just ONE of her shows. @YouAreTheExpert

Judy: Bad Blood | Edwina’s Episodes. The title I gave this week is implied somewhat by the Haiku. I get a sense of initial conniving followed by realization. As I pondered a title friendship came to mind and the colors in the image used, and a take on the prompt words and that led me to Taylor Swift’s song Bad Blood. There is a story behind the song about friendship. @EdwinasEpisodes

Carol: Affair to Forget | Mama Cormier. Two Haiku that one reader noted was an affair in two Haiku. Thus I decided on the title. For me it would have been Moutain Dew cola at Taco Bell instead of the setting in the image she used. 🙂 @Carol_Cormier

Mira: let go | They, You, and Me. Nice. Romantic, sexy, sad, all rolled into one. Entry #2 love story… | To Wear a Rainbow. This one is actually two. @BediMona

Olga: Do Not Enter | Stuff and what if… The title is more of a take not so much on our not allowed in but what else is not able to.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Wine Glasses, Tossed and What Not | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three Haiku. I had a good theme going for a title but one of these was not like the other. But I tossed the title together anyway. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Ritu: Dutty Wine Glass | But I Smile Anyway. Well, I learned a new song today. Now I am trying to picture Ritu in the one of the Haiku she wrote. If I tried that I would so not be able to move ever again. (still picturing…) @PhantomGiggler

Kat: Buzzin’ | Like Mercury Colliding… So with a prompt like tears and wine do you really need an explanation of my title for this Haiku?

Alka: To drown in Wine and Poetry | Magnanimous Words. That title would make a great blog title . . . and I didn’t come up with it. 🙂 All Alka. Now who in the world would think of creating an image like that is beyond me, but it worked. I didn’t know they drank. But now I do. @girally

Sue Vincent (Author): Rosé | Daily Echo. Have to say, this lady has a following. People loved this Haiku. Very nice use of the prompt words. Very poetic, as it should be. Nice. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Janice: Heart Torn | Ontheland. I think this one does a great job of playing with the words. This could be about romance broken, love lost, or a  musician’s life. @ontheland1

Jen: Twisted Vine | The Secret Keeper. Very nice. Bit of mythology with a two meaning Haiku structure. The painting shared goes well with the Haiku created, and fits the prompt words perfectly. @occultguardian

Steven: Vineyard | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Quite poetic with the words this week. I know poetic in a Poetry Challenge should be a duh thing but sometimes the offerings are very poetic. I would explain it but the more I read it the more the words begin to jumble. 🙂

Clarence: Taste of Wine | Prairie Chat. Clarence has been letting his inner romantic out lately. He doesn’t disappoint this week.

Sandra: View | Wild Daffodil. Combining the two challenges she likes to do, this one and Bluedaisyz Weekly photo challenge, we get a amazing photo that goes perfectly with the Haiku. I just hope they made it back okay. Nice to see where you’ve been as long as you can still make it to where you’re going. 🙂

Denis1950: Sunset Over Wine | Haiku Hound. Okay, the two Haiku are great. But when you put your photos of those sunsets of over the bay with those boats masts silhouetted…WOW. Great combinations all around.

Al: Full Seasoned | All the Author’s Blog. Well, he says the prompts spoke to him, and I believe him. 7 Haiku, 4 Titles, 1 narrative. Yeah, they spoke to him. @AlistairLane

Amy: Recovery | Haiku of a Homeschooler. I enjoy those Haiku that have a deep personal meaning. When the author shares that meaning and allows you to enter into that world of emotion with them, it is something special. This is one of those. The title is mine, but the Haiku gave it to me. @me_the_seeker

Meredith & Martha: Wine brings forth the truth | Meredith’s Musings. As you know, if you are a regular, we have four Haiku this week from our Angels. The one title is mine to somewhat sum up the feel I get from what they shared. First there are Frivolity & Lachrymose from Meredith and then Red, Red, Wine & Obloquy from Martha. You know, when you need a dictionary to read the Haiku you know you are in over your head. 🙂 The ladies went all out this week. @Meredithlbl

R Todd: Watercolor Ponies | A Flash of Fiction. This is the day for videos inspire or Haiku inspire video selections. A very sad Haiku. I may be dropping into a depression bout now. Read on at your own risk, unless I take a break. @psibrone

Shida: Another Option | 876Lover. I think this may be what they call Jamaican Rules. Not sure why but I want to say her blog theme or layout has changed since she first joined us. I’ve seen it like this before but I like the color and all. @realrebel_r

Becky: Peace Like Wine | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me. Nice twist here. I like those peaceful inspiring Haiku, especially when doing the review. (And now while doing it and my boy “B” ‘playing’ his trumpet he just got on Friday.)

Elizabeth: the solution | Tea And Paper. Ah, nice. Makes me wonder if it would make it worse. 🙂 And I wonder that because of some of the other Haiku I’ve read, but it seems like most of them would agree with Elizabeth. @Teandpaper

Geoff Le Pard (Author): The Problem Solver | TanGental. At first you think, “Oh no, he got it wrong.” Then you are like he suckered us. But he’s an author, so what do you expect. Click the Author link to go to Amazon. @geofflepard

Nato: Tears Flow Like a Dry Wine | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Obviously well done, but the message. Sad. @MichelleLunato

Pat B: Satin Like Wine | A season and a time. Sounds like minutes after the prom or home coming dance. 🙂

VronLacroix: Sadness | Simply Snapshots. ooooo, very nice use of wine here. Excellent. I like it.

Greg: Pouring Out | Potholes in the Road of Lfe. I wonder how many people will get the meaning of this one. 🙂 @greg_wolford

Maylian: For Tears and Wine | Personal Self Perfection. Two Haiku this week. You know, I’m not sure why people are talking so much about wine causing or curing tears in their Haiku this week so much. 🙂

Serins: Turn With the Wind | Serins Sphere. Poetic. (If you haven’t picked up on it by now, that’s a big compliment from me.) Very good use of the prompts and phrasing. Very image inducing. @SerinsSphere

Shailzaa: The Plunge | Fewunsaidwords. You know, if you think about it, after this is over with, The Plunger might end up being appropriate. 🙂 Oh I slay me sometimes. And you people thought I had lost my sense of humor this week. Hrmph.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Happy Tears | The Writer Next Door. Nice story behind this one. 🙂 She even managed to plug her debut novel The Basement. Check it out on Amazon by clicking the Author link above. @VashtiQV

Colleen: Sutter Home | Silver Threading. You know, I wonder what the yesterday is referring to here. Could be wine or tears. Very well done. Check out Colleen as part of the LitWorldInterviews team by clicking here to see her book reviews. @ColleenChesebro

Ruby: Unsated, we burn | Whispering Thoughts. Nice. Wow. You guys have to go read this one for sure and see the art.

Florence: Woman as Wine | Meanings and Musings. Well, Florence is afraid people will think she is a drinker, when she’s not. She can’t touch the stuff really. But this Haiku seemed to me more about woman than wine. At least that’s how I read it. Check out Colleen as part of the LitWorldInterviews team by clicking here to see her book reviews. @FTThum

E. Rawls (Author): Singing Dwarf & Crucified | Rawls E. Fantasy. Two for the return of the one called E. or Rawls. or maybe Rawls E. Hmm Rawlsy. Rowdy Rawlsy. Stop me now…please. Seriously. Okay. I’m good now. 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: More Vino Please | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Two Haiku this week. She said her first one isn’t a proper Haiku, but I don’t see anything wrong with it. I think she tells a story of many lives in our Challenge without even knowing it. She would be surprised. @BWseeingBL

Marje: Lost and Alone Tears & Tears of Sweetest Joy | Kyrosmagica. Stories to go with Haiku, love those. The last one is very interesting. I read this earlier but for some reason it didn’t make it on my review at first. No idea why. Brain fade I guess. Sorry Marje! @Marjorie_Mallon

stu06bloc9: Drops Holy | Pitter Patter Poetry. A deep entry this week. Not only as far as placement but in meaning. I think people will take away several thoughts about this one.
And the closing Video. You didn’t think I could do these prompt words and not use this video did you?

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan



Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Prompt #Challenge #Review 60.

Hello Everyone,

This week the suggested focus was to make two complete sentences out of the three lines of Haiku with the second line being the end of the first sentence and the beginning of the second sentence. It wasn’t a must, just a suggestion for those interested in moving toward or testing their ability at the traditional form of Haiku.

The closing Haiku.

The man’s bridges fell

Out of his dark lusting maw

Ron’s tongue wagged, the dog.

To be read as:
The man’s bridges fell out of his dark lusting maw.
Out of his dark lusting maw, Ron’s tongue wagged, the dog.

Now on to the Poets all of you need to begin to Follow, appearing below in the order they submitted their links. Well except the New Members appear first. I know I haven’t done that for a few weeks because of the laptop being dead and time but here I am back to it again.

NEW! Cathy Lynn Brooks (Author): Cathy is working on a work of love, a book about…well click here to find out what it’s about. As for the Haiku… A Move to Understanding | Cathy Lynn Brooks. The page about her book and the Haiku explain its meaning.

NEW! Gerard Young also known as dun dun dun SilverBulletHead!!!: A student in Ireland, gamer and writer. The Haiku will tell you that first part, sort of. Ah, the hopes of the higher educated (you get that from his About page, yes I read those.). I remember those days. Oh wait…no I don’t. I have amnesia. (No seriously, I do…I think.) Bored Genius | This Is CruserBladezz. I am wondering with a handle such as Silver Bullet Head if he would be great to have along in case of werewolves? Totally ignore everything I say from this point on. I took double medications and am really far out there at the moment. No werewolves were harmed in the making of this Haiku Review.

NEW! Steven O. Young Jr.: River Rouge | Rambings of a Drabbling Mind 100 Words at a time. Hoping this guy stays around. Some experimental poetry here and I like it. As for the Haiku, wow, another one of a them you will find running through the Review here. Man, this one is insane. And if you are into basketball, check out his other blog Above the Cylinder by clicking here.

NEW! Ruby Manchanda.: Bridges unite | Whispering Thoughts. We have an artistic one joining us with a good message. Definitely go and visit as this was our last entry of the week and thus not many have seen it yet. So go, like, share, praise. You know, do the be you thing y’all do so well.

NEW! Kat Myrman: Love Gots To Do It | like mercury colliding. Well if love has to do it then you know what it has to do, right?  About Kat: This place is an indulgence.  A place to ruminate and simmer thoughts, reflections and perceptions while also sharing an occasional fabulous recipe to die for, peppered with a bit of photo art…my new found artistic passion.

First in this week:

Juliette: A Year in Haiku | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. One year doing our Haiku Challenge, and the only person to do every single one of them, as far as I can tell. Dedication or OCD, I’m not certain but I say thank you for that continued participation. Here the woman I finally settled on calling Juliette explains how she came to be involved in the challenge. She gives not only this weeks Haiku offering but each weeks as well, with a total of 64 Haiku. If you want to see how someone has grown or regressed in their life over a time span, Haiku can be a great way to do that. Juliette has gone from being the mystery woman of the group to a mainstay veteran who I can always count on being involved. And more often than not when I see a like in the comments next to someone’s link on the Challenge post, she’s the one who has liked it. A true full on participate. @BWseekingBL



Annette Rochelle Aben (Author & Radio Host): The Mackinac | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette chose to stay with her Michigan theme and give us a bit more history of her home state. The picture below is the subject of her Haiku. That doesn’t mean I am giving away what she says though. Remember to check her out on Amazon for her best selling offerings by clicking Author above. @YouAreTheExpert Click the picture below for the wikipedia site for the Mackinac Bridge.

"Mackinac Bridge Sunset" by Dehk - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mackinac_Bridge_Sunset.jpg#/media/File:Mackinac_Bridge_Sunset.jpg

Judy/Edwina: Working for it | Edwina’s Episodes. First of all, call her Judy or Edwina, both are her names, but Judy seems to be the one commonly used in her comment section by those who chat with her, although she notes that she kind of has become fond of being called Edwina. That image she used sets off everything nicely. You may need to click the image to get a good read of the Haiku. For me that makes it even better though. 

Sue Vincent (Author): Bridge | Daily Echo. Very nature oriented Haiku. Like it. Love the contrasting colors in the photo used. Sue is one of our authors with several books available. Visit the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author Page.

TJ Paris: Star Crossed Lovers | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. A Western Australia with a French Fetish. Very nicely done with the two sentences and opposing meanings. A touch of romance. But with a blog focused on France, especially Paris, how could he not?

Mira: overwrought | They, You And Me. Feeling anguish here, longing. Two sentence structure as was suggested to focus on. I always get that sense of wanting to give Mira a big hug when I read her Haiku. fears | To Wear A Rainbow. I would swear she can read minds at times.

Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Brothers in Arms | M Barker-Simpson. Call her Mel. At least that’s what she signs everything as. Not only does she have a blog but an author site as well. She’s everywhere. Now to the Haiku. I had named this one The Journey until I noticed the name in the link. I liked her explaining how she arrives at her Haiku and it makes you begin to anticipate what she’s working on. Sneaky, right? A lot of feeling here. I like it. No Twitter as far as I have found. Shame as I would like to share there. Click the Author link above to visit her on Amazon.

Me: I don’t normally put myself in here but seeing as I actually did one outside of the example this week, and I linked to the challenge, here I am. No Bridge Too Far | Ronovan Writes. You might think I would have been the first entry, but I thought that a bit unfair of an advantage. The Haiku can mean positive and negative things but moving toward the same end. I chose the positive with this offering. You can also find me at LitWorldInterviews a site I founded where I do author interviews, book reviews, and feature articles. It’s a team effort now with authors, lawyers, professors and your lover of literature giving their time to help authors. The link will take you to my specific offerings. @RonovanWrites

Al: Key to Moving | Al The Author’s Blog. Two offerings from Al this week. Got the structure in both. That first one I really like for a peaceful moment. The second? Well…That’s Al for you. @AlistairLane

Ritu: Oh those gaps. | But I Smile Anyway. Obviously a nice message. The image used is interesting and something I would like to try. Takes a lot of skill and patience.

Becky: Nature’s Bridge | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Can you guess what the Haiku is about from the title? When I chose it I thought it easy, but then I kept coming up with different things it could mean. I think I think Haiku to much. 🙂

Clarence: Lovers Schemes | Prairie Chat. Uh oh. Clarence is keeping with the romance here. Tapping into the Romeo side…and the people are liking it. You go Man!

R. Todd: The Bridge | A Flash of Fiction. Ah, nice one. Had not thought of this idea yet. Cool. 

Pat B.: Arches over Oregon | A season and a time. Seems a couple of people had similar ideas this week. And I must say I do love the subjects, they are fascinating pieces of art to me when done properly. This can read as one sentence or as two.

Maylian: Sensory | Personal Self Perfection. Maylian returns for a second week!!! YAY!!! Two Haiku this week from Maylian. Very much nature with some humanness thrown in. (Is it just me or does humanness “funny? Okay, and no wisecracks about how funny humans look.) Definitely go visit the blog. I love the look of it; the layout and color scheme. Very nice.

Sandra or “Daffy” as one reader called her. Whichever, the WILD ONE IS BACK! Peace | Wild Daffodil the joy of creativity. This is a MUST SEE post. So  much included in this one and for very good reasons. Definitely stop by and like it.

JK: Move Silently | The Secret Keeper. Whoa. Seriously serious thoughts there. And an appropriate image for said or suggested serious thought.  

Olga: Wait | Stuff and what if… Like the message and the image is kind of spooky in a way but also leaves a mystery to it. Nice.

Janice: Bridge | Ontheland. Two meanings for the Haiku, as Janice explains in her post. And it is a post of encouragement and inspiration. Well here we are again, well so I am anyway. This is actually much later in the order of entries and the second for Janice. Bridge of Change. This just goes to show how the Haiku challenge sticks with you no matter what you try to do. 🙂  

Denis: Survivor | Haiku Hound. Carrying on a theme, yes, I know the Haiku has a prompt and thus a theme or sorts…but hang with me here for a moment. Denis gives us a lesson about a little place just outside of Hobart Tasmania Australia. Like I’ve said before, love these types of pieces. The Haiku says a lot about the subject.

The Elusive One: Bolero | Elusive Trope. Yes, the Elusive one’s name is in the blog, but I’ll stick with Elusive for now. All I can say is I believe there was some freaking out at the prompt words, and I swear I had no idea.

Elizabeth: Madness | Tea&Paper. Ah yes, this one actually struck a chord with me when I read it earlier in the week. I’ve had to think about this often.

Meredith & Martha: Four From the Angels | Meredith’s Musings. No, that’s not really a title, but they do two apiece each week. The Bridge & Beloved Pet by Martha, and then Family Feud & Progress from Meredith. Great images. I really love them AND Beach Babes with Nick!!! Also, these ladies are facebook friends of mine and I will tell you Meredith is looking great. Visit her twitter and see either a very strange looking Beach Babe baked potato or seaweed loved coconut, I’m not sure which. @MeredithLBL

vronlacroix: Fragile | Simply Snapshots. She’s back for a second week in a row! Love it when new people come back for more AND when I see the comments on their Haiku. Awesome! Fragile is a deep one. I mean philosophically deep. Some said powerful.

Stu06Bloc9: Paired | Pitter Patter Poetry. Whoa. So there are two Haiku. Take your time and read them through. I’m still rereading as…well not AS I type this, but you know what I mean.

Marjorie Mallon (Why did I put the whole name this week? Cause it just sounds cool saying! Well…at least how I say it.): A Sweet Bridge Too Far & We’re Finished Lover |Kyrosmagica. She’s back in her groove people! I tell you this was an entertaining read from beginning to end. And if you are into Scotland and all, go check out her Edinburgh posts while she visited the Book Festival. AMAZING photos!!!  

Prakash: Move on Big River | Its PH. Yes, that’s my name for the Haiku, and if you have been reading all of this review this is just after I did the NEW! entry of Gerard, so you know I am a bit insane at the moment. But this one is both deep and funny at the same time depending on how you take it. I’m of two minds about it. Muahahahaha. Stop that Ron! What? Huh? (I just had a conversation with myself. O,o)  

Jane Dougherty (Author): Three from Lady Jane | Jane Dougherty Writes. I couldn’t really come up with one suitable name that encompassed the three, but then it struck me what better name than the name above? You all know that Jane writes beautiful poetry, and won’t enter until it’s just right. She took her time this week, for certain, and I love the painting. Always a class act. A great part of our Haiku family. And I’m not saying that because I reviewed one of her books, or because I interviewed her on my book review/interview site. Click the Author link for numerous books by her on Amazon.

Alka: Games of Chance | Magnanimous Words. She just blew my mind!!! I was not expecting this at all. The idea of using the prompts this way absolutely did not come to mind. Now that I have hyped it up so much, please go and peruse for your own enjoyment and laugh at my excitement.  

Colleen: A Hushed Moment | Silver Threading. You know, I’ve seen her blog so many times and I know the meaning but with her being part of my team on LWI, it occurred to me it could mean Silverth Reading. 🙂 Now the Haiku was amazing. Romance! @SilverThreading

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Star Trek | The Writer Next Door. Okay, another one that took me by surprise, but I have no idea why considering it’s from Vashti. Nothing should surprise me from her. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking here. @VashtiQV

Florence: My Lullaby | Meanings and Musings. Peaceful, serene, and just right. I may not have any idea what it means, but it works for me. 🙂 As well as being a blogger, college professor, lawyer, and therapist she is also part of the LWI team. By the way, LWI stands for LitWorldInterviews, the book and author site I founded and take credit for the work of others. @FTThum

Steven S. Walsky (Author): Life is a Road | Simplicity Lane. A Tanka, meaning three normal lines of Haiku plus two additional lines of 7 syllables each using the third line as the link. A very thoughtful Tanka. I always expect humor when I vent Steven and have ended up with thought provoking of late. 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. 🙂

Swatiu: To Great a Distance | imgrowing. Romantic, and sad at the same time. Nice. (You ever wonder why a guy that deals with depression all the time holds a poetry challenge every week? Glutton perhaps?)

Shailzaa: Comfort Zone | Fewunsaidwords. Okay, first of all, I just realized what the blog name says. o,O I plead the concussion excuse. Wow. I am so red. Wait, I always red, well pink actually. I may have actually understood it bfore but don’t remember. 🙂 Gotta use my out when I can. Anyway. I named the Haiku Comfort Zone from my take on the meaning of the message written. A very thinky piece, as I like to call them. It makes you sit and ponder a few moments or dozen before the pain begins between the eyes at how you can’t write like that yourself. O,o

Khor Hui Min: Utopia | Project Prose. A very topical message pulled from today’s headlines all over the world. @MinKhor

Greg: The Bridge | Potholes in the Road of Life. Got the message, both of them. The first was the Greg must have goofed his link back to the Challenge I missed it, and the second is the message of the Haiku. But then I goofed by not catching a mainstay of the Challenge not being present.

If you aren’t appearing here and did participate, please let me know. I went hunting for a few usual suspects but didn’t see a Haiku on those sites.

Also, if you have a Twitter handle that does not appear above, let me know.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though 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.WordPress.com.

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