RonovanWrites 73rd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge LINKS

Visit those you haven’t.

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Haiku Review 73

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

New Offenders!

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

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

Tessa: The Chase | Writing is my life.

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

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

Shida: Sight | 876LoveR. @realrebel_r

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

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

Clarence: Definitions | PrarieChat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alice: Masked| Boomerang Zone@Vidocq_CC

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

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

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

 

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

jazzytower (PR): Invasion | Thoughts and Entanglements

JustMaria: Duality | Doodles and Scribbles.   

Patricia: Played On | A season and a time.

Sandra: Movement | Wild Daffodil.

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

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

denis: been fishing | Haiku hound

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

Florence: Off Key  | Meanings And Musings.  @FTThum

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

Carol Campbell: Contrast | WritersDream9.  

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

Olga: Heavens Above! | Stuff and what if.

Claudette: Perception | to search and to find.

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

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

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

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

VronLacroix: November fog | Simply shots.

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

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

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

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

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

Tolulope Sanusi: Monochrome | rubys polaroid 

Melissa: Movement | The Aran Artisan.  @TheAranArtisan

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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RonovanWrites 72nd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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

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

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

70 Haiku-50 Poets-1 Review

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review 72

New Offenders!

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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RonovanWrites 71st #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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UPDATE about the FREE eBook Project!

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

End of Update.

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

Haiku Challenge Review 71

New Offenders!

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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Pine and Grieve 2×2 by @meredithlbl

Meredith & Martha are this weeks Haiku Community Reblog. @meredithlbl

Meredith's Reveries

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Ronovan writes our haiku prompt. Write one or two! Enjoy poetry!

Martha and Meredith, 2 x 2, write haiku for Ronovan’s challenge.

conifer

Oh, Christmas Tree
Deep green conifer
lovely against pure, white snow
rue loss at Christmas?
grief
Grief
Despair consumes him
reliving terrors of war
mourning loss of life.
green divider
by Meredith
pine
K.I.S.
No fancy coffin
Ornate design to hold clay
Turn mourning to joy
refugees
Refugees
Woe for the children
must flee what is familiar
Brood in foreign land

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