Décima Challenge 28 Poets Collected

13 Poets from last week’s challenge of FATE and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

A strong set of Décimas this week. Some very personal, with guts and backbone and brutal reality. That’s what the Décima can do. It’s a style from Spain and very much a part of Latin culture and the passion in those cultures seem to give permission through this style to go wherever you need to, or wherever it takes you. Sometimes, a poem just wants to be written.

 

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: The Fates


Charmed Chaos: Whatever It Brings


Don’t Forget the Half: Unpredictable Certainty


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: The Expendable Pawn


http://www.engleson.ca

The Change of Seasons-Dark

Winter pokes out from the far hills
And I watch, I wonder, I wait
for the snow caps to shape my fate,
the storms, the winds, the cold deep chills.

Other welcome winter. It instills
a warmth, an air of solemn grace,
of times evoked, the soft sweet face
of life and love forever lost
yet still alive, a permafrost
of pleasure ever to embrace.


Frank Hubeny:  Fate


The Hidden Edge:  Occult Vault  


Like Mercury Colliding: Blooms From Dust 


Mindfills: Magnetic


MMA Storytime:  Left to Fate


Mystical Strings:   Tempting Fate


Stine  Writing: Integrity


willowdot21:   The Awakening


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morn’s first kiss – a poem

morn’s first kiss

 

caressed by dawn’s light

petals’ tips awash with dew

pearl white blossoms sing

 


My poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 329 BLOOM & Wet

Also, check out this much shorter explanation of my Halloween writing challenge. RW’s The13 Writing Challenge. A Spooky Word Count Enforced Challenge for Poetry and Prose. IYou have all the way until the end of Wednesday, October 28th to enter.



Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets.

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



An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Bloom, Wet
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English (the link shows you how) as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help,
    • For syllables for each word, and different definitions, you use the definition that works for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  2. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenue by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  3. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
    • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.


The Challenge Words!

GAZE & Touch


 


 

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Ranee of Atlantis

Ranee of Atlantis

The vault revealed empty, clarion calls sound,

Ranee slips through shadows, each entrapment found.

 

Fiends unfurl and fly, Deceiver’s crown gone?

What will Ranee do, once set upon?

 

Through streets of Ubar, through dwellings past,

she passes the poor, so many…vast.

 

The demons fly in, stones rain down,

Ranee the rightful queen, wears the crown.



There are a number of words used this time with many meanings. Your interpretation could make the story of the poem be several things, although mostly the same, just with your own imagery and flair to it. Ubar is one of the names of a legendary lost city in the southern Arabian sands, claimed to have been destroyed by a natural disaster or as a punishment by God. The fictional name for it is Atlantis of the Sands.


This poem was created in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox of sammiscribbles blog. As you can see it was to use the word ‘Vault’ and be 56 words.

Weekend Writing Prompt 180 Vault badge. Black text on white background.

Sammi’s challenge as well as other blogger’s challenges/prompts links are collected on the page at the top of this blog Challenges/Prompts from the Blogosphere.


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How to Write The “10×10” or also called the “Vocabularicon” Poem.

A few months ago, after I started the Décima Poetry Challenge, I was wanted to create something of my own, as I tend to do. A 10 line poem with 10 syllables per line. It was inspired by a poet named Vocabularical and his participation in the challenge. He was a cool guy, with awesome ideas, and a way with words. I mean, if you’re going to give yourself a name like Vocabularical…you better be good. I was originally going to name the poetry form a Vocabularicon, which I think if you want to, you can. and if you think about it, you definitely will need to use great vocabulary to deliver that 10×10 form, see the next paragraph for what I mean.

What changed with the form was the syllables. I still wanted them to be 10 per line. Then I participated in MMA Storyline’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge. I thought this challenge is perfect for trying out my new style for the very first time. So, I wrote 10 lines, 10 words per line, with only 10 syllables per line. Yes, that means only one syllable per word. Your word choice is even more vital here than in other poems. Other than perhaps a Haiku, especially the 3/5/3 version, that’s syllables, not necessarily words or even the non-existent 1/2/1 I’ve tried**.

The quick and dirty instructions: (links are to LiteraryDevices.net)

  • 10 lines/verses
  • 10 one-syllable words per line.
  • Divided into 5 Couplets See the example below.
  • With Couplets, meter is important. “Essentially, meter is the basic rhythmic structure of a line within a poem or poetic work. Meter functions as a means of imposing a specific number of syllables and emphasis when it comes to a line of poetry that adds to its musicality.”-LiteraryDevices.net
  • “The literary device “foot” is a measuring unit in poetry, which is made up of stressed and unstressed syllables… The combination of feet creates meter in poetry. Later, these meters are joined for the composition of a complete poem. Therefore, a foot is the formative unit of the meter.”

Below is an example of the 10×10/Vocabularicon.

 

Daddy’s Baby Boy

They sneak at night, to pick their mid, fall  gourd,

But they know not,  they have crossed the Dark Lord.

 

The clouds do glow, to buy the fools some time,

and lead the way, clear of his broods’ wet grime.

 

They come each year, to choose for their blithe signs.

and with plans made, hunt one with thick lush vines

 

Once they find him, his life’s line is cut short,

pray what comes next, you’ve heard tell of a sort

 

The Dark Lord comes, his rage steams up the night,

It’s All Saint’s Eve, and Dad’s set for a fright.


Most of us self-taught poets have used poetic meter and feet for the entirety of our poetic lives. Meter, for this poem, is the shared length of the verses and the rhyme pattern. The feet are either stressed or unstressed words. Stressed is when you go up on the word or syllable. Since this poetry form is restricted to one-syllable words, you stress a word. For this poem  I’ve made the first part of each verse four words long, and the second six. As you read you quickly pick up both the feet and meter patterns with ease. Or so I hope. But, for each person their might the opposite feet emphasis than another person reading it. Also, feet are not as simple as four words here and six words there, you should also listen to how your words are working together to accomplish a natural rhythm and not one that’s hunted for. As I’ve been working with these types of poems, I’ve been trying to do better with meter and feet, but still have a long way to go. But…I keep writing.


**My How To Write A Haiku Poem In English Form post has been updated with some added information.

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Décima Challenge 27 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of BLISS and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

I’m serious when I say you need to visit and read these this week. I think they’re some of the best we’ve had yet. A few sent me scurrying to a search engine to find the inspiration. And I was glad I did. Great discoveries.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/10/15/bliss/


Charmed Chaos | Linda LeeLyberg: Reminiscing Summer


Don’t Forget The Half: Blissful Memories  First timer, Give her a visit and a welcome.


eastelmhurst.a.go.go: The Happy Couple


http://www.engleson.ca

PRIMEVAL POTUSK

He’s in a state, euphoric bliss,
something opaque, and somewhat mad,
deranged, demented, slightly sad,
his urge to share his COVID kiss.

He’s taken us to the abyss,
with megalomanic raving,
“I’m immune,” his new saying,
As if he is a chosen one,
Yet he has simply come undone,
Our souls are what he’s craving.


Frank Hubeny | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:  Bliss – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking  


Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Bliss – (Decima Challenge #27) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge 


Mindfills: The More I Live


MMA Storytime:  Thrills of Victory, Agonies of Defeat


Mystical Strings:   Glissful Love


Revived Writer:  Precious and Priceless


willowdot21:   Bliss is a Quiet Tap!


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Fuel – a 10×10 Poem.

The mind is a vast starved beast of a thing,

it takes all you give, like leaves in the spring.

 

The means to stir one to move like the wind,

is the means it takes to make the same bend.

 

To feed the soul or to feed the gut’s fire,

start with one thing, to push you to the wire.

 

When the three piers are good, glad, and well fed,

there’s not one thing they can’t do when well led.

 

Keep in tune and you will not fail to win,

lest be your foe man, or be your foe sin.

 

I’ve had the idea for this style for a while, haven’t been able to find it out there anywhere so far. I call it the 10×10, meaning 10 lines with 10 one-syllable words each. You see the structure above if you’d like to try it.

But, I haven’t had the time. So, when I saw today that MMA Storytime, our resident all things macho, (at least in my mind) had his 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge, (Out on Tuesday, see the challenge list at top of this blog.) I thought…oh why not give it a shot. This week’s word is DIET. You don’t have to use the word, just be inspired by it.

MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge Badge Image.


 

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 328 DUST & Weed

Hello to all, I have a request to make: Click here for my post from Friday ‘Poetry Challenges and Prompts‘. I’m not taking any other space here for it than that.

Also, check out RW’s The13 Writing Challenge. A Spooky Word Count Enforced Challenge for Poetry and Prose. IYou have all the way until the end of Wednesday, October 28th to enter. It looks like a long post but isn’t. Some of it is just an explanation of what certain elements are such as a protagonist, conflict, climax, and resolution. I go into quite a bit of detail with examples from the Netflix show House of Cards and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Not as their being examples of spooky stories, but to give examples of what most people would be familiar with. I even explain how a villain can be the protagonist.



Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets.

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



An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Dust, Weed
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English (the link shows you how) as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help,
    • For syllables for each word, and different definitions, you use the definition that works for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  2. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenue by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  3. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
    • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.


The Challenge Words!

DUST & WEED

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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Heavenly Rain? – a haiku poem

race through time and space

down to Earth as ghostly dust

to lie in the weeds

*

ronovans haiku image

 


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

&

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

Eugi's weekly promptt on Monday image. Silhouette of two women at a table with multi colored background.

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fall – a haiku poem

weeping hues

from canopy falls

food for life

*

ronovans haiku image

 


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

 

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Décima Challenge 26 Poets Collected

10 Poets from last week’s challenge of SWING and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Nice variety this week. A bit of humor, some family stories, nature, nurture, a bit of this, a bit of that, and etc. In other words, we got some good sttuff this week. (Don’t judge the poets by my lack of couth and grammatcal dexteritty and adeptitude.)

Yeah, I had to look up how to spell couth, what of it? I’m not ashamed to admit it.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: Captain Swing


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO.: The East Elmhurst A Go Go


http://www.engleson.ca

In the Swing of Things

I wait in my corner: a spring
in my step, smile on my lips,
ignoring that pain in my hips,
loaded for bear, but here’s the thing…

Much has changed, a pendulum swing,
a wearing down, more fits than starts,
my fair share of replacement parts;
Not quite bionic, robot bound,
and there are days I don’t hear a sound,
bred by Science, and not the Arts.


Frank Hubeny:  Swing – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking  


The Hidden Edge:  Swing (Weekly Decima Prompt #26) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Mindfills:  time-blanket-a-quadrille


MMA Storytime:  Winning Fights


Mystical Strings: A Failing Art


Ronovan Writes: Long Gone


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 26 (SWING) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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sate – a haiku poem

parched tongue falls

fear rising thirst

one drip sates


Please help me out collecting writing prompt challenges you’re aware of. Click here for my post from Friday ‘Poetry Challenges and Prompts‘. The links to the prompts you provide will be added to the Challenges/Prompts From the Blogosphere at the top of my blog.


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

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 327 DRIP & DROP Please See Beginning Request,

Hello to all, I have a request to make: Click here for my post from Friday ‘Poetry Challenges and Prompts‘.

It’s asking you to:

  1. Link to challenges or prompts you are aware of, preferably to a how-to participate page, if not, then a current challenge.
  2. One sentence description of the challenge/prompt. NOT REQUIRED (This would just be saving me time.)
  3. Host’s name if you got it, if not, I can get it. NOT REQUIRED (This would just be saving me time.)

I want to participate in some prompts to stretch the creative muscles AND I have created a page at the top of my blog with all the prompt links provided so far, or at least the ones I’ve been able to get to and AS LONG AS THEY ARE FOR WRITING. This will be for you to find new places to write and for anyone wandering by to click on and find something. Here’s the page. It’s nothing fancy, no images or anything like that. Just straight up text and tone. I’ll probably add something later. You know me, I can’t leave anything alone.

Thank you to those already helping out, and to anyone else who joins in.



Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets.

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



How to write Haiku in English. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Drip, Drop
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help,
    • For syllables for each word, and different definitions, you use the definition that works for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  2. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenue by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  3. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
    • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.


The Challenge Words!

DRIP & DROP

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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Future – A Haiku Poem

peaceful the lilies

spread across the fresh-turned earth

genesis is sowed

 

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The Burning At The Lake – A poem

from deep dark, he rose

to spread wings, to fly and scorch

the men of the lake

 

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

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Long Gone – A poem.

Long Gone

I loved those days, him in his swing,

and those when he giggled to swim.

Hopes to play in the big boy gym,

or watch Pooh and Pig’et and sing.

 

Now I see him sinking, drowning,

‘neath pressure not meant his to be.

I reach out to lift the weight free,

receiving rebukes for my care.

Being told it’s not my affair,

just a father in name only.

 

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 26 SWING.

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Décima Challenge 25 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of STILL and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Nice to see some join in that missed the previous week. That almost made up for the ones out this week. Crazy world right now. I’ll do a better prompt word for #26 and it’s in the A rhyme spot so this should be good.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/09/30/haiku-and-decima-challenge/


http://www.engleson.ca

The Debate

At the heart of a good debate
might be ideas proffered well,
a give, a take, a stunning swell
of thought on what might be our fate.

But no, not this, to decimate,
to thrash with rage, with vitriol,
the man, his clan; this playground brawl
demeans us all, a sadness, yet still
we watched until we had our fill,
grieving for what might next befall.


Frank Hubeny:  Still – Holy Spirit – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


The Hidden Edge:  Gin – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Like Mercury Colliding: if only… | like mercury colliding… 


Mindfills: ghost-a-decima/


MMA Storytime: And Still…


Mystical Strings: Call to Rest #Decima #Poem | Mystical Strings 


Revived Writer: Truly | revivedwriter


Ronovan Writes:

Someday – a poem. | ronovanwrites

Mad Mad…what was I talking about again? A poem. | ronovanwrites


The Tenth Zodiac: Behind those Eyes – The_tenth_zodiac


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 25 (STILL) This week, it’s the D rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Mad Mad…what was I talking about again? A poem.

Today, Tuesday, October 6th, is Mad Hatter Day, so get your imbecilic nonsense on. I know I did.

Mad Mad…what was I talking about again?

I’m neither here nor there but yonder
smudging the windows of your pains.
Did you know I’ve been seen in seines,
while you stink of Salamander?

Have I seen a girl, much blonder,
than that tailored swift one just there?
Such a question is plain not fair,
I’ll be the hook of her next trill.
But she’ll not catch me standing still
for I’ll pull out my Joyn Mayair.

What was I talking about again poetry image Mad Hatter.

 

You might have a bit of fun figuring out some of the words and how they’re used in the story of the poem. Some happened by accident when I read back through. And with a little word change here and there, it jelled. I even ventured into the Lord of the Rings stories, but fortunately thought better.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 25 STILL.

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Our Past Our Future – a Haibun poem

earth blisters from guilt

of mankind’s ignorance,

shade is cast on all

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

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

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

Our Past Our Future poetry image

Shade here is not one of the traditional dictionary definitions.

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

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

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

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

See quotes in Throw Shade Wikipedia.

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

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 326 SCORCH & SHADE

Note: I’ve changed the syllable counter I link to. My antivirus has been giving me a ‘blocked threat’ message the last several times I tried it. It could be an error, but this one works nicely. Just put your entire Haiku in.

Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets.

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



How to write Haiku in English. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Shade, Scorch
SyllableCounter.net
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help, visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
    • Words have different definitions and you use the definitions that work for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
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  2. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenue by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  3. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
    • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.


The Challenge Words!

SCORCH&SHADE

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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