Ronovan Writes’ Week #101 Haiku Review with Links.

Click the underlined, blue links to visit the haiku of each poet. All poets, please remember to visit the prompt throughout the week so you can visit those who enter later than you do. We all need each others support. You are missing some great haiku.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review

Annette of Annette Rochelle Aben with a message many need to hear these days, and the days to come, titled Winds of Change.

Sandra “The Wild One” Daffodil with Native, do a twist on the prompt and winding up with a unique idea.

Ruth of Image & Word came up with Deadlock about a alternative to the present to get to the future.

FLOrida Borne of Two On A Rant. Okay so it’s really Floridaborne but I like calling her Flo and pronounce Borne as Bornay yes, I like being weird. She gives us How a Writing Frenzy Feels, with an original photograph that taken during extreme winds.

Jane of Jane Dougherty Writes, yes the author, gives us the Trifecta this week.

Xenia of Whippet Wisdom, yay another dog with blog who lets its owner post sometimes! Fresh Winds Whisper Peace and I believe it with a photo of dogs on a beach. Can’t beat that. Pulling out the puppy card always gets attention.

Srivi, The Piscean me, has Messy Hair! this week. And I do mean messy.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams ended up being Always with me this week. I love how she keeps me in her thoughts long after I’m gone. (Sigh.)

Alice the Boomerang Zone queen speaks straight from the headlines of the week with Orlando Massacre. Need I say more?

Judy, the published poetess of Edwina’s Episodes pipes in with Flying Forth. Yes, it’s a weird title for it but I made it up. That happens if  you don’t name ’em. 😛

Bill gives us Renewal. Not sure if I like the haiku or the description of what he was doing at the time of thinking of it better.

Ken from RIVRVLOGR came up with Fresh Wind. OOOoOOOooO all deep and romantical.

Mira who sometimes can be found To Wear A Rainbow wrote for us this week my lover… Another romantical one.

Ritu over at But I Smile Anyway apparently is sending a message that Wind seems to be Awakening her Hayfever. Don’t wonder about it, just click and read.

Willow of Willowdot21 says too much to be said in one title. Three haiku with some nice images to match.

Leara of LearaWrites enters the fray with Dragonfly At Dawn. Wouldn’t that make a great book title?

Clarence speaking through his PrairieChat gives us his Summer Dreams.

Marie from The Syllabub Sea and Fresh wind. And more romantics going on.

Colleen the Silver Threading Fairy Whisperer wrote Summer Awaits. Considering where she lives, the weather can’t make up its mind what it wants to do.

Mira on her They, You and Me blog with first rain going all nature on us.

TJParis gives us Prayers in the Wind on his la vie est trop courte  boire du mauvais vin blog. Um, you need to go and read the photo description for this one.

Jacqueline of A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales wrote Wind of life this week. Three tales with the same twisted theme.

Debra on her author blog D.B. Mauldin came up with a fantasy of fiction I wish were true. Oh the agony a Windward Dreams.

Shida the 876LoveR likes to frolic in the Summertime.

Janice, nature’s best friend over on Ontheland, wrote four haiku with the title of Fresh Winds.

Oneta of Sweet Aroma wrote Evening’s Peace. Man, I need this to happen. The big boy is dragging as he writes this. Been on the go the last couple of days. Summertime for me means less rest, more fatigue, and being cook and entertainment coordinator for my 11/12 year old son, B. Okay, so he entertains himself mostly but I hate him sitting alone so I stay with him and we do stuff.

OBA of The king’soracle gives us I broke the old cycle!

Maria at Doodles and Scribbles wrote Ildio, a haiku of inspiration and peace.

Melissa The Aran Artisan gives a cultural lesson with Native sean nós singing on Inise  Mor.

Lizi of Quilted Poetry and Springtime Songs, a nice take on the word wind.

Tolulope from Ruby’s Polaroid wrote Ocean Dreams. Just the name is good enough to be great and I haven’t even read the haiku at this point.

Denis visits from Haiku Hound. Charlie appeared to be enjoying the day more than Denis in this photo of their Windy Memory.

Khor from Project Prose wrote New beginnings, an inspiration for those needing a lift to their lives.

Clarence visits one more time from PrairieChat with Bellicose Boasts. So that’s why we get all those storms in the South that time of year. Hmm.

Scott writes Scents over on TheHouseOfBailey. Yeah, she let him out again. I like the two sentences here. One of somewhat peace if you think of it that way, and the other one instilling a bit of fear.

Tricia of A Creative State of Mind gives us Summer Song. Now, I have to say, some of these things in the image can drive me insane, but those made by a true musical ear can be very nice.

Sri of Naa Prapancham,My World… wrote Afresh. I like how so many people went with fresh outlooks on life. A very positive week.

Dependable R. Todd from A Flash of Fiction showed up with The Promise, with something that should bring some memories of you to many of us. It even gave me a little flash. Which if you know me, you know a flash of memory is a good thing to have. Thanks, dude.

Greg of Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed (Yes, that is the name of his blog.) gives us Oil Spill. So there went the positive outlook on life. 😀 Very descriptive in so few words. Worth the visit and read.

Vashti and The Writer Next Door. The writer that lives next me doesn’t look anything like Vashti. Thank goodness, or I would never end up writing. Anyway, this author writes What If Mother Nature Wanted A Fresh Start?

Florence from Meanings and Musings writes Climax. She has a refreshed view of life after a trip of destiny.


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Challenge #Review 64. 50 #Poets & over 70 #Poems

With words like Tide & Flesh you kind of wonder where people would go this week. One reason I didn’t put an Opening Haiku in the actual challenge post was so as not to influence people’s thoughts. My personal contribution this week can be viewed as being of a human nature or from that of those of an animal in nature. The image gives one a thought, but those thoughts may be wrong. That’s the great thing about Haiku.

Haiku Challenge Review ImageClosing Haiku

Waves of hunger end,

With the potato  now gone,

The skins can be baked.


Brand Spankin’ New this Week!

Tessa: Writing is my life is the name of her blog for the challenge. The other is Advocate for Mental Illness, although the URL says I kind of like that, I think it encompasses the Advocate title as well. Her first blog title pretty much matches what my blog title means. Seems we have a few things in common, especially why we blog. But I don’t have grandchildren yet. Thank goodness. Otherwise my 11 year old would have a lot to explain, or some old girlfriend of mine would have even more explaining to do. How did I get to talking about my old girlfriends? O,O Before I go anywhere else, let’s go to the Haiku. The Waves! Okay, she kind of made me think about sand and stuff, and if you read the comments you’ll see what I mean. 

J Lapis:   Yearning For the Tide | DarkLight Harbor. Ah, a very insightful message. Very people actually think about the truth of this. Awesome. Couldn’t find information to share. But we have a definite poet. How do I know? Well the name of the site has the subheading of Poetry to it. I sort of take that as a sign, plus all the poetry that is on there. 😉

Daniel Schwamm: Redeeming Flow | Musing Life’s Mysteries. Great Haiku. Seriously. And from the comments and just the general feel of the blog I get an energy from this guy. I’ve taken select parts of his About page to share, but you click HERE to see the rest. Seriously. “A human being in all the complexity and uniqueness that being human involves. Think with me. Share your thoughts.
Let’s explore together. If this is your cup of tea, or coffee for those so inclined, feel free to follow me and walk this journey together.” And there was more in the middle. Where is he from? Where did he go to University? And what is his blog about? Click that HERE up THERE and find out.  

Annie: Cleansed | Gentle Kindness. Love that middle line. “This is my blog and I have become quite attached to it. I think that bloggers come alive and discover their true inner voice when they nurture and water their blog on a regular basis. It takes on a life of its own that you could not have foreseen when you wrote that very first post.” So that’s part of her About page and I agree with what she says. If you’ve read my blog long enough you know that already.

Peter Bouchier: Drifting | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. The title is mine, of course. And it fits what I saw the two events occurring. Or at least I saw two events, but then I am a Gemini, whatever that means. Peter comes to us through Jane Dougherty, as he reblogged her offering this week and provided one of his one at the same time. Thus I decided to throw him into the mix.

cbhanek: Returning Evil  and Love, Crocheted |Quick Thinks about Literature & Life (Redundant?) At first I was a little concerned my past was coming back to haunt me, perhaps that old girlfriend I mention in a review further down in the review but was technically entered before this one. Fortunately I was wrong . . . maybe. About cbhanek: “As you might not have guessed, “cbhanek” is the pen name of a mother-daughter team of teacher-authors. Between us, we have taught language arts-literature to every grade from preschool through adult school.” And there is a lot more, of course. Click HERE to read the rest of the story. 

Nagrij or (Greg Pierce) yeah, I snooped. (Author): Halloween | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. (Coffee infused it seems.) 🙂 Swarming flesh? Well kind of. OOoooOOooOOOoOO. Okay, I’m better now, back to normal. Okay so no info on the Nagrij. 🙂 But, apparently a person of their word. They said they would give the challenge a shot and they did and they did it well. So I snooped and found some stuff. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.


First to enter the Flesh Tide this week!

Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Talkin’ Dirty Laundry | Annette Rochelle Aben. She’s stuck in the pun zone since last week. It’s a scary thing. Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert A side note here. I was able to catch her Friday show and connected with her author guest. Very intelligent guy and I now have a book to review, a friend on Twitter, and an enemy in College Football, especially after Saturday’s game results. Very nice man by the name of And you can catch his interview with Annette by clicking here, and I’m the one in the chat room that asked the question Annette asks him.


Greg: Grace | Potholes in the Road of Life. I somehow knew he would go there. 🙂 @greg_wolford

TJ Paris: The Fleshpots! |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. When I first read the intro to this Three Haiku offering, I was almost expecting a vegetarian trio, but nope. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Judy: Bone | Edwina’s Episodes. Oh just wait until you see this one. Was I surprised? Does anything this woman does surprise me? @EdwinasEpisodes

jazzytower: Feeling Beachy | Thoughts and Entanglements. Well, when you don’t think of the prompts in a certain way and then read a Haiku the word DUH comes to mind. So, DUH.

Alice: Water Erosion | Boomerang Zone. You know, considering Alice’s background, I have to say I am not overly surprised at this. But then you take a look at this nice, sweet, pleasant looking lady and think, “No way she would think like that.” @Vidocq_CC

Liz: Tide of Light | Quilted Poetry. This one had some nice reactions in the comments. And some confessions by moi. I think that last word was French, without the funny thing over the funny things over the letters.

Meredith & Martha: (Meredith) Attraction and Undercurrent, (Martha) Hang On and Melancholy | Meredith’s Musings. Cellular? Cool. I like the alternate of tide in Hang On. @Meredithlbl

Kat: Boxed Out? | like mercury colliding. I dare you to count ’em all. She pen the med oh, against the times.

Mira: Ghostly Night | They, You And Me. oooo Spooky. And a new use for the prompt Tide. indifference | To Wear A Rainbow. You know, that is one interesting way of putting it. And she is so very correct. @BediMona

Clarence: Lovers Touch | PrarieChat. oooo Clarence, you devil. And a second one would be Dream Catcher. Ah, nice take on the flesh prompt. Good turn there, dude.

Ritu: Need | But I Smile Anyway. Oh . . . my . . . Ritu. O,O. @PhantomGiggler

Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Pound of Flesh | M Barker-Simpson. Who thinks it’s cool how Mel relates the Haiku challenge prompts back to her Work In Progress? 🙂 I think I might be scared. Click the Author link above to visit her on Amazon.

Khor: Waverings | Project Prose. Oh those thinky people.  

Elizabeth: feelings | Tea & Paper. Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
Wo-o-o, feel you again in my arms. @teandpaper

Jen (JK): Endless Cycle | the secret keeper. Oh this is a fun one. Childlike in nature and the image is very appropriate and not in the normal way. I can actually see certain images in my mind this describes perfectly. Thank you for this one. @occultguardian

Sandra: Numbers | Wild Daffodil. o,O Only Daffy the Wild One would do something like this. Tsk tsk tsk. (Some of you may have read my recent post Make the Most of Your Post. Well, Delicious Daffy does exactly what I talk about in that post.

Dr. Kottaway: I gotta say it up front. I always  want to say Mr. Kotta when I see her name. Don’t sweat it, I’m not a hog. (How many of you got any of that?) 😉 Okay, now to the Haiku. Fresh flesh | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. Some of you may not be familiar with the good doctor, but well, that blog title should tell you a lot. This is one disturbed doctor. I so am not going to her. Nope. And such a nice photo too. But then that makes even more disturbing. So actually excellent! Had to give her a difficult time there. It’s been a while.

Al: Sleepless Nights Remedied | Al the Author’s Blog. Now some of you will go and read the two Haiku this week and think, “Where did that title come from?” Then some of you are thinking now, “Where do any of his titles come from?” So read and enjoy AND he has a link to a short zombie tale for you to start off October right. @AlistairLane

D.B. Mauldin (Author): Jelly Fish Mornings | mama bear musings. Not sure what exactly her image was when writing but this is what came to my mind from when I spent about 2 months the year after high school during the spring break season in Florida on the beach. I would take a walk each morning before the heat and crazies came out. 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: Ever Lasting | Stuff and what if. I at first read the final line incorrectly. That’s what I get for doing these Reviews when tired and in the middle of the night, but then I’m always tired and there is no day or night for me. If you know me then you know what I mean. But that incorrect reading is why I read the Haiku several times before I type anything. Then I think about it, and then I dig when the words warrant it. For this one I feel a personal connection to it in that no matter what happens to me in my ailments, that last line is something I hope is real for me.

Elusive: Powerlessness | Elusive Trope. Back to nature with this one. And I mean that in many ways.

Janice: Nature Rebounding | Ontheland. You know, I haven’t done a study yet, but I should of my personal situation and see what the phases of a certain orb does in conjunction with my said situation. Funny how a Haiku can set your mind to thinking. 🙂 But then y’all know my mind gets to thinking a lot. @ontheland1

vronlacroix: Tidal waves | Simply Snapshots. Ah, a great take on the prompt words but also a nice play on words with the title of the Haiku and then the meaning. Surprise there and very true. Great. On a funny note. I love the image and when I pass my cursor over it and off it looks like it’s a lightning storm. Very appropriate with the image. Very cool. (I’m a guy. Things amuse me.)

denis1950: Feeding with the tide | Haiku hound. As always we have some great photos with the Haiku and I like the explaining of what is in the photos. By the way, he continues with the 3/5/3 form of Haiku here.

Jane Dougherty (Author): Food for Fowl | Jane Dougherty Writes. Took a little freedom by using the painting she shared and combing what the Haiku could mean. She said there might be another, and as any author knows, always bring the sequel when you have success the first time out. The Sea Provides Needs. And actually there are 2 Haiku there.  Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Pat B.: A Mother’s Tide | A season and a time. Well I do believe I came across the most unique take on the prompt words. This one never would have crossed my mind. 🙂

Nato: Tide of Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Girl got some Romance going on over there. O,O And the comments seem to agree. @MichelleLunato

The Jane Dougherty Gang:  Click HERE for the Haiku post. And the poets’ names below for their personal blogs. Yes I know she has an entry above but this is for other poets who posted in her comments. She wanted to share their efforts with us. From Published Author Harriet Goodchild there is The Tideline Taking and from Peter Bouchier  we have Drifting. Peter appears in the New section at the beginning of the challenge, as his Haiku appeared on his blog. And wouldn’t you know, Jane also joined in for a third go with Crab Delight.

R. Todd: Objects | A Flash of Fiction. Wow, right to the point, and he nails it for so many. Chesapeake Bay. Bit of a history lesson of sorts, what with the image used. But then it is appropriate. I love old images and history. I wonder why. 😀 

Sue Vincent (Author): Waning | Daily Echo. Where in the world did she come up with that six syllable word in the second line? Wow. This could be the Haiku of the week. Seriously awesome use of words. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Colleen: Family Relations | SilverThreading. Not having read the comments to this one, as I don’t until after I review, much like when I review a book, I think of how Colleen is moving and her life is somewhat starting anew. @SilverThreading

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Cosa Nostra | The Writer Next Door. She went HIT us with one that left is stone cold. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

Ruby Manchanda: Tides rush in | Whispering Thoughts. Ruby got some praise this week. I see, I can’t exactly say what I see imagery wise with this one, but I think that sort of actually says a lot. Once you read it you might get what I mean.

Steven: Flow | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind. Ha, not creepy unless you do “at your own peril”. Muahahahaha.

Melissa: Come Out Of Your Shell | The Aran Artisan. Okay, the um header is new. No but heads about it. I just want to know how they turned into those things, one blonde, one brunette. Awesome but kind of creeps me out thinking about it. Ireland has lots of ‘splainin’ to do. Melissa writes about something her families has to do for the winter and it’s something you just don’t think about nor do you consider the thought you must put into it, the planning. Very interesting.

Alka: Ebb and Flow of Poetic Challenges | Magnanimous Words. SIX Haiku in this one? Wow. 😀 And I loved her self portrait at the end. 😀 @girally

Marje: Spookapaloosa | Kyrosmagica. Why? Because she wrote 5 spooky haiku, that’s why. Another Wow! @Marjorie_Mallon

Florence: A Rotten Time | Meanings And Musings. Yes, I said it and I mean it. Rotten! And a rare occurrence, a second one. Non-Fiction. She went all emotional and stuff with this one. Making up for the previous one I think. But I have to give her props for the first one, she didn’t to typical route that many could have. @FTThum

Juliette: Pheromonial Dance | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. Yeah baby! I think I just channeled Austin Powers. o,O @BWseeingBL

E. Rawls (Author): Erosion & Man Eaters | Rawls E. Fantasy. Very interesting. That first one was so excellent and then the second with the two nature creatures. Awesome. 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_

Mine (Ronovan): Tide to Love | Ronovan Writes. Some say it’s about people but oddly it is also about nature and what tides bring in and take out of the lives of those dependent upon it.

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

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Prompt #Challenge #Review 59

We have a few authors who are members of our Haikumily here. Click the RED Author link next to their names to go to their Amazon Author pages.

red bird image with quote

Closing Haiku This Week.

Red feathers on grass,

Sign of passing life to life,

Mother bird and young.

First in is This Week:
Annette Rochelle Aben (Author & Radio Host): Robin Red Breast or Fowl Minded State | Interesting fact shared. Click the Author link for Amazon best selling Author Annette’s author page and the Radio Host link for just ONE of her shows she hosts. @YouAreTheExpert

Judy: Seeing Red? ANGRY! | Edwina’s Episodes I have to say, this one should have come to mind but I so totally missed the idea. But of course Judy would do this.  

TJ Paris Sparrow-Beaked Jug | Should I say nice photo and haiku or is that a bit redundant at this point? I mean I could just copy and paste my response for TJ each week. Although the quickness of thought in finding his objects to go with the Haiku prompts is amazing. Either that or he just has a LOT of stuff! 

Ritu: Sesame Street Silliness or My Title for it “That’s Just Wrong!” | But I Smile Anyway… Well my title for it should make you go check this one out. Where Ritu’s mind goes I just…well we know where it goes but how does it get there is the question. 

Elizabeth: Red and Black in Summer come back. | tea & paper  Amazing photo. Simple but something I haven’t seen and I learned. I love that. 

Sue Vincent (Author): Red | Daily Echo A great Haiku that turned into “What do you see in the image?” fest. What do you see in the water? Sue is of course an author, that many of you probably know with a LOT to offer. Check out the link for her Amazon page.

Rajani: Rumination | I get like this after too many tacos. It’s like a stupor or something. I don’t drink so it’s tacos for me. 🙂  
RTodd: Red is the Color… | A Flash of Fiction… I think he and I have somethiing in common. Just can’t quite put my finger on it. Hmmm.  

Janice: Poem #1 Red Cross | Ontheland & Poems #2-4 Upset Idiom, Canine Ambush and Childhood Memory | Ontheland Just a few from our friend Janice. 🙂    

NEW! vronlacroix Phoenix | Not the use of the word red in Phoenix you might think. Cool.

JK: Circling & Revolving | the secret keeper  Nature and very poetic. Very nice images to go along with it. Read the comments when you visit.  

Mira: the-burning-heart | They, You and Me & the robyn | They, You and Me & sunset… | To Wear A Rainbow Um, I had to take a few moments after that first one. 

stu0sbloc9: Sunset | Pitter Patter Poetry A great deal of imagery in this one and symbolism as well.

Denis1950: Spring is Here | Holy wow are there some awesome photos on this one. The colors. AWESOME! I think I said that already but oh well. 🙂

Jane Dougherty (Author): Birds of Seasons |  Three poems this week from Jane. Three birds, three seasons. Three outcomes. Click the Author link above to go to Jane’s Amazon author page. Several offerings there. @MJDougherty33

Olga: Phoenix | Ah, but not the phoenix you’re expecting. Muahahahaha. Evil laugh, evil laugh.

Alka: KleptomaniaAborted|  Informative and humorous as well, and serious. Kind of covers it all doesn’t she? 🙂 @girally

Pat B.: Beautiful Tom Turkey Struts His Stuff |  You may not realize how gorgeous a turkey can be, and I don’t mean on the table at Thanksgiving. Go check this out.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Writer’s Block| The Writer Next Door  I think she’s in denial. But whatever else she is she Vashti is one of our resident authors. Click the  Author link above to visit her Amazon page.

Clarence: Casting Call| PrairieChat & Flashy Fins| PrairieChat  Looks like Clarence went back  in time for both of his entries this week.

Claudette: A Clear Blue Day |  My son’s prompt words seems to have come in handy for some with their images this week.

Serins: Dreaming High | Serins Sphere  Five lines of flying and dreaming.  @SerinsSphere

MUST READ Colleen: Kathy’s Cardinal | Silver Threading Go read for a personal look. @ColleenChesebro

Elusive Trope: Summer Tanager |  Interesting use of the word red. I like those unexpected ones. 🙂

Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Wings of love | Melissa Barker-Simpson  Inspired to write by Colleen’s offering this week. Click the author like for Melissa’s Amazon Author page.

Elke: Red bird | writingindevizes  Um, all I can say is you have to go see…I mean read to believe. Enjoy and be entertained. 🙂

NEW! Maylian Leo: Calling Passion & Natures Formation | personalselfperfection  I say Maylian Leo even though the link says anonymous because the copyright on the poetry has that name. Definitely kept with the nature aspect of Haiku. Very peaceful offerings. Enjoyed.

Florence: The End | MEANINGS AND MUSINGS   Considering the title I almost put this one at the end instead of the order it arrived. Wait until you read it and see who actually wrote it. Chills I tell you. Our poor future. @FTThum

Al the Author: Bird Flippin’ | Al The Author’s blog Only from  Al would we get this Haiku. @AlistairLane

BeckyG: Rather Red Than a Blackbird on Your Head:  Very nice take on the prompts and loving that background photo on the blog.

Juliette: College Bound & Year Round Beauty| Battered Wife Seeking Better Life Loved the photo used here as well as the sentiments in the two Haiku. @bwseekingbl

Shailzaa: Red Bird Waiting?| Very interesting and original take on the prompt words. Good structure and uses the nature aspect of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love


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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 54

If you do not see your name below and you did write a Haiku for the challenge, please leave a comment and I will add you to the Review. I may have missed the link in the comments section of the Challenge. I did visit the sites of those who participated last week but may have missed a post.  Thank you for your participation.

If you see Roundup in the Title, that means I just couldn’t do comments this week for everyone due to health issues. Review means comments.


Week #54 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Free & Think.

Be aware all links and images if clicked will open in a new window. Links are in blue and usually underlined. I believe they look cleaner and nicer this way rather than having a URL showing on the page.

New This Week

Pat B of A season and a time: Some of my current interests besides my family, church, and family history include the following:  browsing thrift shops and antique stores, trying out new recipes as well as coming up with a few of my own, playing the piano, learning about my DNA and my health traits, and doing research on various topics.”~Just a taste of her About Page. The Haiku: The Parent Plunge. My name for her Haiku and one that doesn’t even come close to giving away what the Haiku is about. The photos she used to go along with the Haiku are her own and I have to say WOW. Am I so envious she had this experience.


First to Enter this Week:

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Temple. Very much like his photography. Not sure where it is that he’s not supposed to be in. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t mention it. 🙂 He also has his own type of Haiku Challenge.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Mind Your Own. That’s my choice for title of the Haiku and I think it fits. Once you read it I think you might too. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included as one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Only…Love… Nice message to the opinionated. And The cage. Hmm. Interesting. Maybe someone liked the house?  @BediMona

Judy of Edwina’s Episodes: Free to be WhatEvEr. Hmm. Sometimes it’s best not to comment. Not that I would say anything bad, but it might come across wrong. Once you read it you’ll see what I mean.

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Free. I think of the title The Lie when I read this one. Looking at the photo with the boundaries in the distance give visuals to the words. Very nice. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Hugh Roberts of Hugh’s Views & News: Sauce Junkie. Um, you have to read it to get it. 🙂 And yes, I did come up with the title. Hugh is also a member of the Lit World Interviews team. You may read his contributions by clicking here.  

Prakash of Its PH: Clenched in Hyberabad. The other title I thought of was Disturbing. Sometimes I worry about where our friend’s mind goes.

Al of Al the Author: Three Thoughts of Free. Um, yeah, three Haiku about like you know, thoughts, thinking, and free. Some about like being staged, caged or maybe enraged. Not really sure.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Fiscal Expediency. Ew. Just ew. 🙂  And a second one that is not Ew at all, Minnesota Morning.

Olga of Stuff and what if…Miracles. I have several reasons for the title choice. But one is the idea of last two words in that second line. I wonder how often people feel they really can be that. A whole society like that would be a Miracle.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Disappointed. So many interpretations for this one. From the silly to serious.

Eloise of Thoughts by Mell0-Elo: Breaking Boundaries. I think this is somewhat of a Haibun in that there is a short message following it. Short but important. She’s branching out. Prose + Haiku = Haibun. 🙂 Eloise is also one of our Authors. You visit here or Amazon UK here to check out her offerings for both children and adults.

OnTheLand: Our Struggle With Nature. Three for one with a singular message.

Suzanne Miller of Art and Life: Thinking with the heart. Whoa, talk about an informative post. Not just a Haiku here. Read and enjoy.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  I’m Free. She went Tanka on us this week. 🙂 A very good poem and I get the actual feel of it that she is relaying. And the message is true for us all if we want to follow it.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Soulmate. A sometimes scary use of the word think. 🙂 Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: A Free Wind and Pure Imagination. a very ethereal feel to both Haiku this week.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Living Free? Wish I could afford the cost of the Haiku. 🙂

Meredith & Martha of Meredith’s Musings Free Thinker and Breakup by Meredith & Freedom and Butterfly by Martha. I think Freedom is really a visual of what Martha is. 🙂

AC Elliott of File Cabinet Ramblings: Corporate Objectives. There is a certain freedom in this but then not. Very good opposing ideas in one. Really like the thinking here. @Elliott_ac

Johnoii of johnorzehowski: Limitation. Very interesting nature Haiku. Something to think about.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The end Spring cleaning maybe? Yard sale? Hmm.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Anxiety and Pet Hugs. Seriousness from our resident Humorist. Definite MUST READ on that Pet Hugs and the reason behind it.

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: A crazu ideological teenager who still thinks that clear, free, rational thinking can save the world. Not my title. 🙂

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: A mountain gives forth. A Haibun by Steven. Another one of those jealous moments for me.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

R. Todd of R. Todd Writes: Freedom…. It comes with a price.

ladyleemanilla of Lady Lee Manilla’s Photos:  Our Oyster?. What is our oyster? Go find out. 

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Reflections. I think the message in this one will hit a lot of people close to home. @BWseekingBL

Serins of Serins Sphere: The unforgiven. A Haiku and a Tanka. Some may recognize that title. Even if you don’t go check it out. @SerinsSphere

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Seek Your Freedom. A Tanka this week. One most of us can identify with. Florence is also a member of the Lit World Interviews Team. Read her posts here. @FTThum

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: I Think. A Haibun. I think this one can be as he intends or for me I think it gives thoughts of maybe my own earlier years. @greg_wolford 

Swatiu of imgrowing: Unfettered. Considering the prompt words, I think the title says it all. But what all does it say?

Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Po-Po.. She got them right this week. 🙂 And I think she’s gotten a pass or two in her life. And no, not that kind of pass. Geesh you gutter minded people you. o,O Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Marigold of Versus Blurb: Thought Security. Yeah, I have no idea where I came up with the title either. I mean, I just sort of at this point in the review am lucky to be able to even think myself. Okay so I know where I came up with it, but you have to go see why. Go purchase Marigold Deidre Dicer’s book The Black Swan Inheritance from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or the iBooks store or purchase it from Amazon on Kindle by clicking here. @MarigoldDicer

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordAn Obedient Feminist. I in no way came up with this title. A very interesting read. @girally

Elusive Trope of Musings of a Photogenic Memory: Freeway Moment. I instantly got that Friday rush-hour-stuck-on-top-of-spaghetti-junction-in-Atlanta-with-no-air-in-summer feeling.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: My Head in the Clouds and I Think. I think there will be no cloud visits unless you stay free and clear of that second one. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site,  

Shailzaa of Fewunsaidwords Ego Destroyers. That last sentence kind of made me think a bit.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Delusion. Definite true message.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: True Freedom. A freedom that is less and less apparent these days. Awesome image!

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Memories. Somewhat romanticalish. 🙂 I made up a word.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Utopia. Love the peacefulness of these two. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

My Haiku: The greatest opportunity.



Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Anxiety and Pet Hugs. Seriousness from our resident Humorist. 

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Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Po-Po. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

And the Closing Haiku:

Free from all complaints

In the middle of great bliss,

I think of  problems.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,


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The Haiku Challenge Explained 4: Review and Ronovan’s Choices.

What many people who read the Challenge Post don’t realize is there is a Review or Roundup each Sunday. You see the Challenge runs from 9:00 AM EST Monday until Sunday Noon EST. Shortly after Noon on Sunday I post goes out that includes the names, blog names, and Haiku names and links and Twitter Handles of all those who participated.

If 5 people participate a post goes out, if 50 participate a post goes out.

The difference between a Review and Roundup

A Review includes my comments of either opinions, feelings, or fun teases about the Haiku. I have no shame and enjoy being goofy with this and being very honest and serious as well.

A Roundup does not have the comments due to time or health. Yes, I have health problems that interfere with do all I would like.

The Review Post Structure

First Timers will appear at the top of the post with information from their About Page to introduce them to the community.

First to Enter for the Week and appear in the comment section on the Challenge Post will be right below the New Participants in a prominent manner AND will be reblogged onto my own blog to be shared with my readers and thus my Twitter followers.

From there each person is listed in order of entry.

Authors have it mentioned they are authors and links are provided to their Amazon pages. Etsy Shop pages are linked to as well as any other blogs of the participant like one lady has a photography business.

Ronovan’s Choices

I pick one Serious Haiku and one Humor Haiku each week that grabbed me for some reason. My humor has a broad range and as always with any type of award this is an opinion. Sometimes the choice comes down to proper Haiku structure, it gets that close. And yes, I do at times have ties.

My Closing Haiku

Just as I give an Example Haiku with the Challenge Prompts, I also do a Closing Haiku with them.

Sharing the Review

I then share the Review on Twitter and Google+ on Sunday and Monday.

Courtesy in the Community

Every member of the Challenge should pay a courtesy visit to the other members. I notice some do this. Yes, it takes time, but it is nice to see how others think and to support others with some views, and likes and comments if you do actually like the Haiku and want to comment. Notice I did say SHOULD. You don’t have to visit, but it is nice, and no one knows if you don’t. If you do like it a lot, share it wherever you like to, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, wherever.

Much Love, Success, and Respect


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