RonovanWrites 84th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Links

 

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

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Humor
Inspiration
Life
Literature
Moments
Nature
Storytelling
Thinky
Wisdom

New Offenders!

Darkfire Pheonix:  White Flow | Pheonix Feathers and Dragon Eyes.  One of my favorite themes running this week. “This blog is my attempt to get myself back into the writing. I used write alot when I was younger but as life got more hectic and busy I stopped doing it however the ideas never stopped coming. In fact, they still are. I have set myself the challenge of writing at least one piece a week, be it a short story, drabble, poem or whatever and post here…[Click to Read More].”

Emma Major: Yum! | MS Calling (Thanks brain; I don’t think you’re funny!). Okay, the title I gave it should at least begin to give y’all some ideas of the subject. Best I can tell is she is a “Brit”, a Mum, and an MS Blogger, AND appears to be very involved and connected. AND has a cool name.

Elsie Hagley: Smooth Milk | Ramblings of a Writer. A smart message delivered. You have to think that how we got to exist in the first place. My name is Elsie Hagley, I have been on the internet for some time now and enjoy writing. Was writing lens at Squidoo for nearly four years until their closure September 2014. [Click for a lot of interesting stuff on her about page.] @KiwiNana

Srivi: Icing on the Cake | The Piscean Me. Nice first entry. Tasty! Love the image of the Haiku itself. Very well done. Ola! Hello! A very warm welcome to my blog 🙂 Why I am here: I am here mainly to express my thoughts and my views about any topic which I really feel needs to be shared. Something about me: To be honest mine is a very boring story. And it goes something like this: A workaholic software engineer from a decent engineering college whose … [Click and Read the Rest]!” @ThePisceanMe

Sri Sudha K: Venus ilk | Naa Prapancham, My World. The prompts she did rhyme, in order to be sublime. Also entered last week but on a participantes blog, Haiku title-Pretty gal. Please don’t mind to find these words in an alien language,they are of my mother tounge Telugu., I just love to write and converse in it.. What i said is…
I have been penning down for years now..
But, I just found a new way to store it all..
My blog is the way that entices all in this digital world..
this is me and my world…. [click to see a great family photo]”
Gotta love that sense of humor.



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Dude . . . Really? | Annette Rochelle Aben. She used a word you never thought you would see in a Haiku.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert




Must Reads

MUST READ Mira: Eden | To Wear a Rainbow. Nice. Sensual. @BediMona

MUST READ Ken G.: Brew Debate | RIVRVLOGR. Purest may take issue with this one.

MUST READ Mahatma Kasireddi: Smooth As Milk | MagyKars. OOOO, it heads in a direction … and then … WHAM! Just like it should be. 

MUST READ Sandra: Home | Wild Daffodil. Very interesting. I loved learning something today. Go check it out! I need one of these. You can find the list of this years photo challenges, from her and Melissa, on Daffy’s blog by clicking here. And information about the challenge in her post.

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahMUST READ Natalia Erehnah (Author): Ghost Plant | Weaving Gold. Okay, great Haiku and an amazing learning lesson. Also nice to see where she took the photograph. Wow. @swanmothers

MUST READ 1000hoursleft (Mek): Within the Milky Way | Work In Progress. Love these. Story of parenting and children.

Must Read Kat: As Smooth As A Milk Maiden’s Skin | like mercury colliding. Wow, I had no idea. I won’t be using that description in a book anytime ever. @kat_myrman

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AUTHORS CENTRAL


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

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Pearls Like Silk | Jane Dougherty Writes. Imagery filled, as we come to expect, and a great use of the words in their original prompt form. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Like a Child to Home by Bill EnglesonBill Engleson (Author): Winter Gem. A heart felt offering inspired by terrible real life events. Click the Author Link for Like a Child to Home. 

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Ghost Plant | Weaving Gold. Okay, great Haiku and an amazing learning lesson. Also nice to see where she took the photograph. Wow. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Warning! | mama bear musings. Bit of storytelling in this one. All you men read and heed. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

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

Christine Randall: Easter Egg Warning | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.)  Drink fruit smoothies or/Get a dumpy derriere/Drink malted milkshakes. Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Book Nerd/Sweet Dream | Rawls E. Fantasy. Why would she not write about the two things that define her? Muahahahaha.  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Paradise Lost | The Writer Next Door. Vashti has a nice pair this week. Enjoyed by all her fans. Go see. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Morning | Daily Echo. Very nice imagery supported by some great photography. Love the scene in that top photo. I may have to save it to write about one day. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): Chocolate Mint Day | Simplicity Lane. Now that’s a fresh idea. My mouth is kind of tingling with the idea.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Waiting in the White | An Artist At Heart. A good story with this one. Excellently done. She has one nice looking blog. Love it.



Not participating this week.

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

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

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

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

Colleen Chesebro: Fairy Dance | Silver Threading. Can you imagine, Colleen wrote about fairies? Really? No way! Click HERE to check out her Author Spotlight here on RonovanWrites that came out Saturday. @ColleenChesebro

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HUMOR

Judy: Smooth Operator? | Edwina’s Episodes. Judy gives a taste of the English culture with this one, I think. (Pun intended.) @EdwinasEpisodes

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INSPIRATION

Mira: The Perfect Recipe | They, You and Me. Nice poem. Good advice as well. @BediMona

Nato: Falling in Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Nato wrote a Freku this week. Not sure what that is? It’s a Haiku Poetry form I created. Nicely done. Good rhyming and of course, Romance and Love. @MichelleLunato

Must Read Greg Wolford: The Big Reveal | Potholes in the Road of Life. Okay, the Haiku is good, but the reason behind it is even better. Go and congratulate the old geezer.  @greg_wolford

Don Massenzio: Flawed | Don Massenzio’s Blog Independent Authors Unite!   The Haiku is in the comments, and his blog is the other link.

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LIFE

MUST READ Mira: Eden | To Wear a Rainbow. Nice. Sensual. @BediMona

jazzytower (PR): Paradise: Lovers’ Style | Thoughts and Entanglements. This could have been in NATURE but I can see this one so well in  my mind and I just love the setting.

Willow: Love Along the Way | Willowdot21. Two I combined into one title. Both great and stand alone.

Ritu: Charm Offensive/Latte Angel | But I Smile Anyway. Milk it, baby! That’s what first came to my mind as a title for the first one, she already named both. Then the second one could fit the title as well. Very nice. @PhantomGiggler

Geetha: Like milk and honey. | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. Did you know you can listen to the reading of her poetry on her post? @geethap2007

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Perfect | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Three this week. She couldn’t make up her mind which she liked best.

Janice: Even sun stars die | Ontheland. Two this week, with the second using milk as I was wondering if people would. @ontheland1

Al: Deep Milk  | A Certain Point of View. He wrote Five Haiku. I had no idea what else to call them. He’s deep in the milk. I think I just gave him a name for his new Rock Band. @AlistairLane

MUST READ Ken G.: Brew Debate | RIVRVLOGR. Purest may take issue with this one.

Mira: Milky Way| They, You and Me. Hmm, makes you think. @BediMona

MUST READ Mahatma Kasireddi: Smooth As Milk | MagyKars. OOOO, it heads in a direction … and then … WHAM! Just like it should be. 

Meredith and Martha: Milk Bath/Milky Way from Meredith and Opal/Warning from Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. Very good selections with a nice family picture shared. @MeredithLBL

Teresa Smeigh: The Milk Bath | Always A Writer. This must be a thing. Maybe she could use Meredith’s formula. @TeresaSmeigh

OBA: Smooth love milk | The king’s oracle. Another tasty treat for you to partake of. @obapathway

MUST READ Sandra: Home | Wild Daffodil. Very interesting. I loved learning something today. Go check it out! I need one of these. You can find the list of this years photo challenges, from her and Melissa, on Daffy’s blog by clicking here. And information about the challenge in her post.

Frances: Dripping Lips/Beware | imanikingblog. Two Haiku. Smooth operator advice. @imaniking

Jen (JK): Cold/Cheek| The Secret Keeper. Interesting images fitting so well with each Haiku.  @occultguardian

Must Read Kat: As Smooth As A Milk Maiden’s Skin | like mercury colliding. Wow, I had no idea. I won’t be using that description in a book anytime ever. @kat_myrman

Melissa: BINGO! | The Aran Artisan. I am so misleading you this week. It’s a game, not Bingo, but you could spell it. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. @TheAranArtisan

Elusive: Accounts Receivable | Elusive Trope. Days of selfishness /Breed walls to creative souls/And destroy life’s hope.

Olga:  Curdled Cover-up| Stuff and what if… Speaking the truth here. Sad to say.

Florence: Smooth Transition | Meanings and Musings. Florence goes headlines with her Haiku this week. @FTThum

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LITERATURE

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MOMENTS

Kim M. Russell: Embers | Writing in North Northfolk. Ah, a different take. Good one. @kim88110

Crow: Poem 20160219b (Noisy Love Making) | Caw!.  My title may be misleading, but not for long. mmmmmm. @Crow

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NATURE

TJ Paris: Moon in the Pond | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Great Haiku. Interesting photo to go with it. An odd photo in a way, not a bad way, more an interesting way. Very much an art piece. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Pat B: Pudding River | A season and a time. An awesome title I  had to use from words in the Haiku. A real place.

Lizl : Star Treks, Anyone? | Quilted Poetry. That’s the title of the post, with the name of the Haiku, I think, being Enjoy an Extended Vacation. Very well done. Makes you smile.

Marie: Opals | The Syllabub Sea. I think someone has jewelry on the brain lately.

Clarence: The Beauty of Just Born | PrairieChat. Awww, so cute. I wish there had been a photo with this one. Anyone else enjoying the headers he’s been sharing?

Cathy: At Home on the Stage (or Take a Bow, my title) | Rambling in the Garden. Beautiful words and the photography is excellent.

Denis: 5 Milky Smooth Haiku | HaikuHound. His title this week. I have to say, I had a title in mind as I headed into the third Haiku then flush, it was gone. Great variety of photography this week.

VronLaCroix: Suckling Calf | Simply Snapshots. Sometimes you gotta wonder about calves. How many get the fool kicked out of them? Nice photography. By the way, I am the one that capitalizes her name that way. I may be wrong, but I like it.

 

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STORYTELLING

Alice: Her Experience | Boomerang Zone. Whoa. Go one of two ways with this one. One obvious and one you have to stretch for, but you can get there. @Vidocq_CC

Garima Jain: Confined! | PERFERVIDDREAMS. Very good story in this one. The bad thing is it is so real and true. @perferviddream

MUST READ 1000hoursleft (Mek): Within the Milky Way | Work In Progress. Love these. Story of parenting and children.

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THINKY

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WISDOM

R. Todd: Milk Does A Body … | A Flash of Fiction. Good advice, and if you are nosy you can see a photo of him. He has a chin like mine, one you can hang on to. Good for thinking moments. @psibrone

Neel Anil Panicker: Milking life’s joy. | NeelWritesBlog. Good advice with this one. @PanickerNeel

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RonovanWrites 83rd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Links

Comments are bit skimpy this week. With the book launch of today for Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now live on Kindle as well as Paperback, I may be able to get back in the swing of things. But after only links last week I felt I needed to get back to a normal review this week. Not that I ever am normal in anything I do.

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Must Reads
Fantasy
Humor
Inspiration
Life
Literature
Moments
Nature
Storytelling
Thinky

New Offenders!

Don Massenzio: Flawed | Don Massenzio’s Blog Independent Authors Unite!   The Haiku is in the comments, and his blog is the other link. Like my character, Frank Rozzani, I was born in Syracuse, New York to first generation Italian American parents. I’m an avid reader. Some of my favorite authors are Harlan Coben, David Morrell, Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, and Hugh Howey. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird.
I started writing as a way to combat the long hours of travel and numerous hotel stays that are part of the ‘glamorous’ world of corporate life. I use writing as a therapeutic outlet to combat my homesickness...[more on his author site].”



First to Offend this Week!

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Inflamed Promises | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three Haiku with comments split beween which one is favorite. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33




Must Reads

Must Read TJ Paris: Hidden Gem | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. This is one of those ones where the story surpasses the Haiku. It’s one that gives you a perspective on life.@Roccoco_a_GoGo

Must Read Kat: Passion’s Planes | like mercury colliding. The title may or may not make sense after reading the Haiku. For me it does. If you think of the end results of what she’s saying in the poem, you’ll get my meaning. @kat_myrman

Must Read Janice: Stories of Chocolate | Ontheland. Obviously some good Haiku here, but also something we all need to know. Seriously. @ontheland1

Must Read Greg Wolford: The Big Reveal | Potholes in the Road of Life. Okay, the Haiku is good, but the reason behind it is even better. Go and congratulate the old geezer.  @greg_wolford

Must Read Melissa: Sweet Gems. | The Aran Artisan. Seriously go visit this one, not only for the Haiku but for the recipe. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. @TheAranArtisan

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AUTHORS CENTRAL


A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Precious Process | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette gives us how it all happens. Better than the idea of someone being so uptight if you put a piece of coal … um … never mind. I just being cheeky. Muahahahaha.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

Like a Child to Home by Bill EnglesonBill Engleson (Author): Winter Gem. If I said this was poetic, would it sound a bit redundant. Click the Author Link for Like a Child to Home. 

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Black Opal | Weaving Gold. I oddly looked at the image here to try and figure it out and then did a big duh thing when I put it with the title. Yeah, it’s been one of them weeks. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): The Moment… | mama bear musings. Another process Haiku on the theme but not the same process. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Volcanic- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  Diamonds and flames and licking. Sounds a bit, um, out there.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Christine Randall: Happy Valentine | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) A Haiku and the image was made especially for the Haiku Challenge. Check it out. Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Betrayal/Rule | Rawls E. Fantasy. When I saw the title of these Haiku in the link I had an idea of what the topic could be, I was wrong. Whew.  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Girl-Power! | The Writer Next Door. Mhmm, she done use the Haiku for gender promotion. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Gems | Daily Echo. A very imagery filled Haiku leading to all sorts of thoughts. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Flaming Gem | An Artist At Heart. An interesting one with your own interpretation to go with it.



Not participating this week.

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

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

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

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

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): Where Home Resides | JanniStyles1. A story of the heart perhaps? 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!

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Decades Dance. | 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.
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FANTASY

Willow: Raven Queen | Willowdot21. Two that tell a story. Good one that could be a full story if expanded.

Elusive: Phenix | Elusive Trope. I think the title pretty much says it.

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HUMOR

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INSPIRATION

Must Read TJ Paris: Hidden Gem | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. This is one of those ones where the story surpasses the Haiku. It’s one that gives you a perspective on life.@Roccoco_a_GoGo

Must Read Greg Wolford: The Big Reveal | Potholes in the Road of Life. Okay, the Haiku is good, but the reason behind it is even better. Go and congratulate the old geezer.  @greg_wolford

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LIFE

Nato: Flames of Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. 4 Haiku based on Nato’s favorite subject … Romance. @MichelleLunato

Alice: Lasting Love | Boomerang Zone. Some romance action here. It does take time. @Vidocq_CC

Mira: Everlasting Love | To Wear a Rainbow. She is telling it like it is in so many cases. @BediMona

ShidaTahirah: Lit | 876LoveR. The island lady returns. She is going on the theme of romance. Hmm … now who would have thought when I came up with the prompt words for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day that they would inspire romance Haiku? (I’m raising my hand.) @Rebel_Shida

Mira: Hidden Flame | They, You and Me. More romance. Mira does romance well. Sometimes it’s the end results of a romance that’s gone bad, then she does the inspiring moments of being in the good times of romance. @BediMona

Judy: Kindled Fire | Edwina’s Episodes. Even though she went all sweet and romantic, I could not help myself but do a word play with the title. I knew she had it in her. @EdwinasEpisodes

jazzytower (PR): Fireside Memories | Thoughts and Entanglements. Thoughts go where they may when caught up in where the mind leads.

Sandra: Zero | Wild Daffodil. She had to get creative with this one to fit in with her Photo challenge. You can find the list of this years photo challenges, from her and Melissa, on Daffy’s blog by clicking here. And information about the challenge in her post.

1000hoursleft (Mek): Conflict Resolution | Work In Progress. A group of Haiku with a touch of trivia. Makes you want to go check the trivia out.

Al: Under Pressure  | A Certain Point of View. Think the dude is still throwing back to Bowie for a bit of inspiration. Okay, maybe not, but you know when you see those two words together you have to think it. @AlistairLane

Ken G.: Flame Afloat | RIVRVLOGR. Love story time.

Ruby Manchada: Flaming Gems | Whispering Thoughts. Seems like a commentary on someting.

Olga:  From the Ashes | Stuff and what if. This one has two meanings if you like.

Diedre Blake: Road Map | Toward the Within … A bit of down to earth title for this one, that is down to earth but doesn’t sound like it.

Ritu: Ignited | But I Smile Anyway. I don’t think this one says what I think it says but it says what it  might means to say in a very odd sort of way. @PhantomGiggler

Geetha: Conflagration of Senses | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. A whole bunch of cool Haiku. @geethap2007

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Tried | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Two Haiku, both giving some good advice.

Crow: Poem 20160209 (Aftermath) | Caw!.  Not exactly the word I am looking for to give the Haiku, but the one I have at the moment. @Crow

Mahitha Kasireddi: Soul Searching | MagyKars. The name is mine but not what you might think. 

Must Read Janice: Stories of Chocolate | Ontheland. Obviously some good Haiku here, but also something we all need to know. Seriously. @ontheland1

Frances: Out of the flame | imanikingblog. Two Haiku. Some good synonym usage. @imaniking

Jen (JK): Incandescent | The Secret Keeper. Definitely some signs going on here.  @occultguardian

OBA: Flaming Gems | The king’s oracle. Personal achievements? @obapathway

Florence: Chilled Desire | Meanings and Musings. Well, she did the opposite thing quite well. @FTThum

Neel Anil Panicker: Love moves and heart grooves. | NeelWritesBlog. Someone is not into the season me thinks.

Becky: A Hidden Flame | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! She got all mushy with this one.

Clarence: A Gem of an Arm | PrairieChat. Not sure if he’s hoping for spring or thinking back to a week ago.

Must Read Melissa: Sweet Gems. | The Aran Artisan. Seriously go visit this one, not only for the Haiku but for the recipe. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. @TheAranArtisan

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LITERATURE

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MOMENTS

Kim M. Russell: Embers | Writing in North Northfolk. Ah, a different take. Good one. @kim88110

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NATURE

Clarence: Nova | PrairieChat. I like that photo he used with this one. Fits very nicely with the Haiku.

Peter: Crocus | Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home. Hope is near in this Haiku and photo.

Teresa Smeigh: Twinkling Bright | Always A Writer. A gem of a Haiku. I couldn’t resist it, it was there. @TeresaSmeigh

Pat B: Chandalier | A season and a time. These have always been some of my favorites.

Marie: Gem Fire | The Syllabub Sea. That’s how it happens. Did you know they grow?

Denis: Gem of a Sunset | HaikuHound. When you have a built in model, why not use it, right?

Lizl : Smoldering | Quilted Poetry. Gems and sunsets and things like that.

Janice: Cocoa gems sent from the gods. | Ontheland. A good lesson about a favorite subject. I bet most people didn’t know this is where it came from. @ontheland1

Cathy: Synonymical Liberties | Rambling in the Garden. I think this is a nature one. I’m pretty sure it is.

DrKottaway: Pressure | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. Interesting the different was people can describe something.

R. Todd: Over the Rhone | A Flash of Fiction. A very nice and imagery filled one. Also kind of funny when you think of what we consider as being pretty to look at. @psibrone
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STORYTELLING

Wesley Hollifield: Pure/Wicked | NearlyWes. A good story of advice to a lot of people. But advice almost never taken.

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Must Read Kat: Passion’s Planes | like mercury colliding. The title may or may not make sense after reading the Haiku. For me it does. If you think of the end results of what she’s saying in the poem, you’ll get my meaning. @kat_myrman

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

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RonovanWrites 82nd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Poet #Links

Well, you’ll notice the sad state of the Review this week. The reason? A father practicing a rousing game of catch before the upcoming baseball tryouts with his son. A very HARD thrown ball hitting of the glove reaching across the body … from that point onward, it is not certain if the ball went directly into my eye or hit a fence then went into my eye. However, reading is difficult and holding an ice-pack on the eye makes typing difficult. But two awesome things … 1) My son can throw one heck of a fast ball, and 2) All I yelled out was a yell and a Oh Gosh. I was quite proud of myself that my habit of no use of profanity in my language usage came through in that moment. My son was happy too, after he was assured I would survive.

If you haven’t voted about the Review format as of yet, please click HERE and do so.

I thank all of you again, for understanding that I normally save my comments for the review and not always on your blog post. I am attempting to work toward doing both, but I forget sometimes.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now available for Pre-Order:

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Amber Wake; Gabriel Falling on Amazon.IN

He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 81st #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Sorry for the confusion last week with the posting of the Challenge on Sunday for a few hours. Never blog with very little sleep. I went hunting for those who participated last week and I did not have a link for to check and some had participated and some I could not find an entry for. If you missed out because of the error, and would like to be included in this Review, post a Haiku and I’ll update the Review when I wake up. 🙂 As soon as I saw the post had gone out, I took it down to keep as little confusion out there as possible. Some figured out I had goofed. We still had over 60 responses, even with the foul up.

I wanted all those who participate, my friends and Haikumily, (I know Haikumily sound corny for Haiku family but that’s what it is around here in this growing community.) that as we grow, I know I have not been able to be as personable as I used to be, but don’t let that make you think I don’t appreciate all of your dedication to this thing Y’ALL have made such a huge thing. (For those who don’t speak Southernese, Y’all is Southern American for You All, or All of You.)

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

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Life
Literature
Moments
Nature
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New Offenders!

NEWISH! Bill Engleson (Author): Trill Born. These three Haiku are in my comments. Last week there was also an offering by this writer, although at that time I Like a Child to Home by Bill Englesonreferred to him as Den because of his ‘call sign’ of denmaniacs4. Since then I’ve found out more about our mystery poster.  “Bill Engleson was active in the child welfare arena for more than 25 years, most of them as a front-line, journeyman, government protection social worker and a dedicated union activist. … Like a Child to Home is also very much  meant to be a means of paying tribute to the amazingly resilient  young people that he met along the way as well as to the hard working adults who shared that journey… [read more from his Bio].”



First to Offend this Week!

Teresa Smeigh: Morning Warbling | Always A Writer. Sometimes this occurrence is a nice thing and at other times a bit sad. I suppose it depends if you have a headache or not. @TeresaSmeigh



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AUTHORS CENTRAL


A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): The measure of a man. | Annette Rochelle Aben. I’ll see if people get my title meaning this week. I know what it means. Um, yes, I actually typed that last sentence. Good Haiku and an excellent thinky one.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): You say goodbye, I say hello. | Jane Dougherty Writes. A homage of a title to my favorite band ever. It does have a bit to do with the Haiku as well. A wonderful imagery filled NATURE piece. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Master’s Claim | Weaving Gold. An interesting one, and the image use as well. I’ve never been into those but like learning about those things. Kind of vague, ain’t I? Muahahaha @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Quaking Earth… | mama bear musings. If this one were in the usual category areas it would be in STORYTELLING. 3 Haiku tell a tale. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Dinner- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A scout? Whoa, dude, seriously?  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Christine Randall: Sleepy Pelicans | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) Ha! Okay, you have to go see this one to believe it. Those photographs. I never would have expected that was possible! Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Release/Kung Fu | Rawls E. Fantasy. Those two titles almost sound like a type of martial art. I am so glad she is in the Author section. The first is like a LIFE or a MOMENTS type one and the second is HUMOR.  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): No Place for Children | The Writer Next Door. Where the mind of an author goes? No one ever doth knows. Not even the angelic image in mind, can tell you even when given the time. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Nectar | Daily Echo. Hope she’s careful when she takes these photos. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Dying Bird | An Artist At Heart. An interesting take. You can feel the authors emotions in this one. I can even hear the tone of the words spoken.



Not participating this week.

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

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

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

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

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

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Decades Dance. | 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.
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FANTASY

Colleen Chesebro: The Ultimate Battle | SilverThreading. Colleen shares a thought of what we might see in her book she’s working on and gives us a Haiku as well. @ColleenChesebro

Lizl & Melissa of Aran Artisan: Trees and Rainbows | Quilted Poetry. A back and forth exchange of Haiku between the two.

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HUMOR

Judy: I so pretty. | Edwina’s Episodes. I am shaking my head as I type this. I’m speechless. @EdwinasEpisodes

Sandra: Winter | Wild Daffodil. Um, okay, is this NATURE, MOMENT, LIFE, or HUMOR. I think I’ll go with HUMOR this time, just for the fun of it. See what I did there? HUMOR … Fun … no? Pfft. (I’ve never typed Pfft before. Interesting.) You can find the list of this years photo challenges, from her and Melissa, on Daffy’s blog by clicking here. And information about the challenge in her post.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Testy | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Did she have to go there? I mean really, did she?

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INSPIRATION

MUST READ 1000hoursleft (Mek): For Pho’s Sake | Work In Progress. This, so far in my doing the review, is my favorite overall read of a post. Mek used words to describe the experience of creating Pho in such a way you could feel, smell, and experience it yourself. I only wish I could taste it. Two Haiku mixed in with the post, added at just the right moments made this a complete post. I placed this in INSPIRATION because it inspires the desire to experience things like this.

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LIFE

Alice: The Gift | Boomerang Zone. Ouch, be more careful next time. It’ll still be there at the end. Take your time. @Vidocq_CC

Lizl: Trusted Source | Quilted Poetry. Lizl went slangy this week … and it works. Check it out and see how she used Trill as slang.

Ritu: The Match-A Tanka | But I Smile Anyway. I am sure she watches because she likes the sport. Mhmm. Has nothing to do with the shorts. Mhmm. @PhantomGiggler

Clarence: My Erroneous Trill | PrairieChat. For someone who misread the prompt at first … he made up for it with 5 Haiku.

Greg: Her Voice | Potholes in the Road of Life. It ain’t puccinie or pavoratii but there you have it. (And Yes, I  know I didn’t spell them correctly. What’s the fun in being right ALL the time?) @greg_wolford

Meredith & Martha: Opera by Meredith and Peace by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. I don’t understand why Meredith gave us the one Haiku this week. Oh sure, Martha ran off and left her alone for the sunny environs of the wayward South, but still. Oh, and Meredith, I could have sent you my CPAP machine. @Meredithlbl

Mira: final call | To Wear a Rainbow. And the scene fades. @BediMona

Elusive: The Saxophonist | Elusive Trope. Play that funky music white boy. Actually this one deserves a more serious comment than that. Using trill in this way was inspired and also telling of personal enjoyments. Haiku can be very telling about the writer.

OBA: Dreamland Vibes | The king’s oracle. A bit of a nice rhythm to this one as you read it. @obapathway

Diedre Blake: Sonatas | Toward the Within … Let’s get musical, musical. Let’s get musical.

Mahitha Kasireddi: Charged Thunders | MagyKars. Hmm, a moment of life, a big moment I think.   

Ruby Manchada: Wafting Rhymes | Whispering Thoughts. I think someone feels like dancing, dancing the night away.

Jen (JK): Higher | The Secret Keeper. The musicality rises and raises.  @occultguardian

Prakash: Lesson | It’s PH. Learn something new every day. @ItsPhTweet

Neel Anil Panicker: Shrill Till | NeelWritesBlog. I think someone likes rhyming.

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LITERATURE

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MOMENTS

MUST READ Pancake Bunnykins: Last Breath | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  I’m putting this in MOMENTS, but it could easily be in LIFE, or NATURE. The word choice and writing allows for such a wide interpretation. Only the image used leads me to be specific in the placement. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

Marie: Empty Playground | The Syllabub Sea. I missed typing the letter l in ‘playground’ the first time through, not sure if that is telling of something or not. This one gives me a sad feeling of a devoted teacher’s thoughts. Maybe that says something about me. I get that hollow sad feeling when I think about having once been a teacher but unable to remember.

Olga:  Memories of Childhood | Stuff and what if. See the thrilling transformation of this trilling product of a nun. Say what?

jazzytower (PR): Fun Endings | Thoughts and Entanglements. A bit of a, um, play on words for the title there from me but I like it. A good memory shared. Well nice to have it shared.

R. Todd: Taps… | A Flash of Fiction. Very nice. Not much more you want to say really. Make certain to scroll down to click like or you’ll miss the second one. @psibrone

Nato: Trill of Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. She is such a romantic. @MichelleLunato
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Kat: On the Wing | like mercury colliding. At first glance of the title I was concerned this might be a recipe. Then of course I read the actual Haiku itself and the interesting fact that went along with it. @kat_myrman

TJ Paris: Sunset |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. A feasty boy writes as poem, and his ships come sailing after him. Or is that chips? And what’s that about a prawny tiger? Aussie people have some strange anjimals. Then there was a pelican too? @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Ken G.: Spring’s Herald | RIVRVLOGR. Very nice Haiku and enjoyed the selection of image here. I’m wondering about that one fellow at the top though.

MUST VISIT & SEE Denis: Trilling Seagulls | HaikuHound. Guys, you MUST go and see this. The photography here of Australia at sunset is AWESOME!!! I always love Denis’ photos of his pet and all the birds he comes upon, but the birds are secondary in these. Makes you want to get up and make a trip.

Janice: Evening tweets | Ontheland. I like the tongue in cheek of that title. But the two Haiku are even better. And where else but NATURE would you find Janice? @ontheland1

Kim M. Russell: Evensong | Writing in North Northfolk. You have to like those Haiku that can be read as one sentence or two separate ones. @kim88110

Cathy: Winter Haiku | Rambling in the Garden. I climatic telling of the UK Midlands. It’s nice to see similarities between nations and people in things as simple as the weather. This matches what happened here this past weekend, much to the displeasure of my son.

Al: Sunset  | A Certain Point of View. Interpret this one how you may. How many ways can you? Will you go with the straight forward obvious, or obvious to most, or will you think outside the box? @AlistairLane

MUST READ JustMaria: Earth’s Cry | Doodles and Scribbles. (Why do I use JustMaria? Because we have other women named Maria in the challenge AND I first met Maria as JustMaria. Although there is nothing JUST about her.) When I saw the title in the link, the first thing I thought of was how when the earth begins to tremble for whatever reason, earthquake or some other cataclysmic event, birds let out a call of warning, alarm. They are like the cry of the earth to let other living things know something is happening. Maria came up with another idea and a lot more poetic too.  @ciisalveni

Roz Hill: Hardened Harmony | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. After some snowl searching, (It’s an inside joke, inside of me that is.) we have a nice Haiku with a photo that would be good for using in a story. That’s one reason you check out blogs, for reference material.

Janice: Canaries in the Coal Mine | Ontheland. I knew, of course, what this one would be about as soon as I saw the title. Then I read the rest of the post. The post itself had to do with the Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen of SilverThreading.com and the #BeWoW (Be Writing on Wednesday/Be Wonderful on Wednesday) event hosted by me. A good read. @ontheland1

Crow: Poem 20160128 (Forward Thinking) | Caw!.  As always the words are my title contribution. A programmer but I wonder if there is a gardener inside this one. @Crow

Melissa: Snowdrops/Winter Sky. | The Aran Artisan. Some of you may know what her titles mean, and some of you will be completely wrong. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. @TheAranArtisan

Mira: Free | They, You and Me. Awww, she went NATURE on us. Very nice. Peaceful @BediMona

Lisa Greenbow: Gardens and Haiku | Greenbow. Nice Haiku with nice photography from the other half.

Becky: The Hills are Alive with the … | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! When you read this one, you know you’ll finish that title.

VronLaCroix: Fence near an Oak | Simply Snapshots. The cool thing about this is what the fence is made of. Here, in America, you would rarely find this. Rarely, I said. I did not say not at all.
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STORYTELLING

Simple Girl: Magic | PERFERVIDDREAMS. 3 selections creating a story of magic.

Wesley Hollifield: Broken/Trust | NearlyWes. Well done story even with a not so happy plot. I think my prompt word led to some rhyme to it and thus sent some in some interesting directions.

Sarina Jolly Roger | Shining Seeds I thought this title fit considering her mention of it in more than Haiku only. A story almost of pirate lore.  @shiningseeds
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Thinky

Tolulope Sanusi: An Exception | Ruby’s Polaroid. This being a THINKY piece, you’ll have to think about it. @rubyr8_soul

Ronovan: Dripping Melody | Ronovan Writes. I really have no idea what I was thinking. @RonovanWrites

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

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RonovanWrites 80th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Some sites do not have their handle showing in their Twitter share option on their posts. I have to put in the handle from knowing they have one when I share the post on Twitter. How to get your Twitter Handle to show when people Share your blog articles.

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review 80




AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Fantasy
Humor
Inspiration
Life
Literature
Moments
Nature
Storytelling

New Offenders!

NEW! Simple Girl: Memories | PERFERVIDDREAMS. Three Haiku with different imagery but with the same result. If you get what I mean.  Read the following and you see where I got her name from. I am a simple girl lost in her thoughts trying to keep a track of those…chasing some dreams and hopeful to achieve them..someone who wants to fly like  a free bird and discover the skies..!!I love to read and write both..For me a day spent reading and writing is not just a day passed but a day Lived well…After reading something you are wiser than you were before you started to read…And so the scope to learn is infinity and beyond. Through this blog, I just want to put my thoughts (howsoever strange or common or ghostly or pleasing), express my emotions into [click to read the rest].”

NEW! Mahitha Kasireddi: Trail of Questions | MagyKars. A thinky first entry. “Trying hard to fight my fears and depression. The only way I know to vent out my madness is writing poetry and prose… I’ll keep you posted !”  

NEW! Cathy: Vintage Knots | Rambling in the Garden. Very nice first entry. Stuck to her theme, and she participates in the Weekly Photography Challenge with Daffy and Melissa. I really liked the photo used for the Vintage challenge. “I had not intended to write a blog, but was talking to a friend about how, now I had more time,  I wanted amongst other things to keep a better record of the garden and nurture its spiritual aspects, as well as writing poetry more often. She suggested I…[read the rest of the story].”

NEW! Neel Anil Panicker: Armed and Fragrant! | NeelWritesBlog. So I came up with the title of the Haiku. I thought it a humorous take on the poetry provided. Go check out the poem and this BRAND NEW BLOG based on writing!

NEW! Lisa Greenbow: Gardens and Haiku | Greenbow. Evergreen and white. Lisa found us through one of our other New Offenders, Cathy. Lisa is one of our BlogSpot.Com members.

NEW! Den: Twistin’ Away. To be found in the comments of the challenge. Click the title, visit and like it.



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Noisy Rabbits. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette attempts to force her eating habits on her readers this week.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): House of Dreams | TheHouseOfBailey. A take on TV and politics. And I agree. As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Empire Style of Mind | Jane Dougherty Writes. Some may realize I did a play on words here with the title. Kudos for those who do. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Frosty Fashion | Weaving Gold. The Winter Queen speaks. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Greeeeen Acres is the Place to be… | mama bear musings. If that title didn’t tell you what the poetry is about, then I don’t know what could without flat out telling you. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Irony- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A lot of truth in this one. New is old, no original. At least almost how my mind is reading it.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Sing Away/In Style Rawls E. Fantasy. The prodigal returns. Two Haiku with a bit old world style .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Virgin Fields | The Writer Next Door. She left this one without a title so I got to do it. I think I came up with a decent one. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Simple | Daily Echo. ANI (pet) ALERT. Not sure when this photograph was taken. But if it’s recent there must be  vacation involved. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Decades Dance. | Simplicity Lane. Let’s Dance, put on your red shoes and dance the…  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Style of Disdain | An Artist At Heart. The never-ending story of life, politics, and love.



Not participating this week.

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

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

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

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

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

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HUMOR

Judy: Seriously Fresh. | Edwina’s Episodes. I know, I know, it says Seriously in the title, but even though she says she went a little more serious this week, I think you will all agree this belongs in the humor section. @EdwinasEpisodes

Charly Priest The Beauty Fish | Crazy Life. Um, erm, (that’s me trying to keep my lunch from paying a visit) a Haiku with humor, imagery, and a great use of not only the prompt words but another as well. Down here in the South we have something called Hushpuppies that we eat with Fish.

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INSPIRATION

Marie: Fresh Start | The Syllabub Sea. Not only a great message to this one, but also a well done use of photo and accessorizing.

Al: Blog Tip  | A Certain Point of View. A very good tip indeed. @AlistairLane

Olga:  The Write Inspiration | Stuff and what if. You see what I did there? Write, right? I so punny.

Ronovan: Newborn Hope | Ronovan Writes. The hope brought about be a birth long ago. @RonovanWrites

Sarina Forgive, Forget, Forge Ahead | Shining Seeds Two Haiku, some quotes, and a song.  @shiningseeds

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LIFE

Juliette: Flashback | BWseekingBL. An assault on the senses with fonts and focus, but it works for the purpose. @BWseekingBL

Nato: Desire of a Stale Heart | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Nato gives a story with a series of linked Haiku. I almost created a new category of WISDOM but then I would have one more decision in this old brain to sort through. @MichelleLunato

Clarence: Je Ne Sais Quoi | PrarieChat. For a moment I thought I was on TJ Paris’ blog. Okay, Clarence, too much thinky for me here. Grrr. Muahahahaha.

Alice: Trial Strategies | Boomerang Zone. Perry Mason tactics. @Vidocq_CC

Willow: Country Fresh | Willowdot21. This is one of those that leads you off on a search.  You can click HERE after you read the Haiku.

OBA: My Retro-Africanness | The king’s oracle.  Humor, style, life, and a nice turn of phrase. @obapathway

Ritu: Clothes Horse/The Freshest of Them All | But I Smile Anyway. Slave to trends and stuck in the past. @PhantomGiggler

Kat: Mukluks and Parkas | like mercury colliding. Social commentary and weather reports. @kat_myrman

Meredith & Martha: Attraction Meredith and Change/New Year’s Day by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. Um, infatuation, decorating, and a gang are on the plate this week. @Meredithlbl

Janice: Hyperloop | Ontheland. We challenge, we write, we read, we learn. Go read and learn. @ontheland1

Ared (anghulinghugotero): Politics | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Around the world it’s all the same.

Mira: fearless | To Wear a Rainbow. Reasons for romance. @BediMona

Sandra: Vintage | Wild Daffodil. The Haiku prompt matched up perfectly with our PhotoChallenge ladies’ prompt word this week. Love the textiles she shared. You can find the list of this years photo challenges on Daffy’s blog by clicking here.

Oneta Hayes: Bittersweet | Sweet aroma. Oh how this one is so true. Things going and coming and going and coming and you moving along and watching it all happen.

Clarence: Lunch Time! | PrarieChat. A lot more to this one than you might first think of. Keep reading it and going over that last line. There is a story there.

jazzytower (PR): ReNew The View of The Old to You | Thoughts and Entanglements. So I got started with that title and couldn’t stop. Sue me. I mean as in Vincent, not like the legal way.

Terri: Fresh Style | The BeeSpeak. Making classics work. It took me a moment to recognize the image, but then I went way back to my childhood. We had some of these from a tree in the middle of a field that were as large as your head. 

Pancake Bunnykins: Bread and Coffee | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Shopping list? No, she’s trying to make us hungry. Evil she is. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

JustMaria: Cup of Warmth| Doodles and Scribbles. She’s one tracked minded for this one.  @ciisalveni

Suzanne Miller: Into the New | Art and Life. Going her own way. Funky, fly, and fresh.

Greg: Rebel with a Cause | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg has a cause, I’m just not sure his Haiku does. Two this week and I think his illness tainted mind may have warped a bit. He DOES give a warning before reading them. @greg_wolford

Jen (JK): Perfect Domain | The Secret Keeper. Someone trying to make us drool with that image.  @occultguardian

Ruby Manchada: Transients wither | Whispering Thoughts.  Hmm, this one is going to make you think. So much so that I’m still thinking.

Khor Hui Min: Unsustainable | Project Prose. Consumerism and obsolescence? My heard hurts. Yes, I read the entire post and not just the Haiku. @MinKhor

Florence: Phoenix Risen. | Meanings And Musings. Live in art. Words over wounds. @FTThum

Becky: Bundle Up Buttercup | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Style with sense this week.

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LITERATURE

Kim M. Russell: Writing Haiku | Writing in North Northfolk. Her title tells what the Haiku is about and a nice image to go with it of the man himself. @kim88110
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MOMENTS

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Inhale | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Two Haiku with style and flare, one of memories the other of fragrant hair.

Teresa Smeigh: Styling Fresh | Always A Writer. Cool Haiku and photo. @TeresaSmeigh

1000hoursleft (Mek): Assembling Dreams | Work In Progress. Okay, this is so well done you all MUST go read it.

Geetha Balvannanathan: A form of chaos. | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. Haiku and more, as always, from Geetha. @geethap2007

Mira: fresh as death | They, You and Me. An interesting point of view. I do believe I know what she means. @BediMona

Lady Joyful:  Sishevelled | The Joyful Soul Creates.  Mess happens, ever after.

VronLaCroix: Frost fields | Simply Snapshots. Frozen by creation.

Melissa: Vintage Vogue. | The Aran Artisan. Grandparents Vogue before Vogue was cool? Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. I believe at least 3 of our members participate now. @TheAranArtisan
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NATURE

TJ Paris: The latest in fashion |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I almost reblogged this one just to have that photo on my blog. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Elusive: Opaque | Elusive Trope. Very nice. Great photo and Haiku combination. The color of the subject of the photo is amazing.

Ken G.: Fresh Air | RIVRVLOGR. Can’t be it.

Crow: Poem 20160118b (Glorious Gardening) | Caw!.  My title addition might give this one away. Very nice use of the words without seeming to stretch to do it. @Crow

Andre Jayaprana: Somewhere near the Kitchen | andrejayaprana. I like to call this one Mother-in-law. Might be some humor there. Muahahahah.

Roz Hill: Standing up to Time | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. No matter the weather, some things keep lasting..

Lizl: Sunlight Fresh | Quilted Poetry. Hmm, a lot of imagery here. I can see a few different ways of interpreting.

Colleen Chesebro: The Lacemaker | SilverThreading. Look close at the image and you’ll see the subject of her Haiku. @ColleenChesebro

Denis: Styled Up | HaikuHound. Great photography of some Crested Pigeons. This is one of the great things about Denis’ blog, he brings a great deal of the animal kingdom from Australia into other parts of the world, especially birds. I’ve seen different types of pigeons at the bird feeders outside my window but we don’t have this type here, at least I haven’t seen them.
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Storytelling

Wesley Hollifield: Let Me Stay Awake | NearlyWes. Doing the Freku dance. I like the way both parts were named but with an overall title included.
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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 79th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review Number 79




AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Fantasy
Humor
Inspiration
Life
Moments
Nature

New Offenders!

NEW! Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Crystal Meth | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. A warning tale of caution and stars. (I have no idea what my comment for this one means. It just came out and I put it down.) Jacqueline, the face behind acookingpotandtwistedtales, is a passionate Nigerian woman. I am a gregarious, avid reader, who loves writing and telling stories. In a short sentence, I am a life enthusiast…[click to read the rest of the story].”

NEW! Lady Joyful:  Shatter | The Joyful Soul Creates.  A bit of good parenting advice here. Hello and welcome to The Joyful Soul Creates! This blog is an offshoot of our original blog, The Joyful Soul. I, Lady Joyful, made The Joyful Soul Creates to have a blog dedicated to all the things I make. From photography, to crafts, to writing, you’ll find it all here…[click to read the rest.]

NEW! Marie: Energy for the Future | The Syllabub Sea. For one, you gotta love that blog title, and two the Haiku is great. “I’m Marie.  I  juggle being a  busy mother of three wonderful children – young adults now, looking  after my elderly father who lives 150 miles away and  I teaching in the local primary school where I am also a governor. The Syllabub Sea is my haven in a hectic world, where I can indulge in my interests.  In no particular order I  love cooking, picnics, theatre, photography, reading, writing, poetry and Christmas…[click to read an extract from Calico Pie by Edward Lear].”

NEW! Roz Hill: Earthly Hope | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. Climactic issues abound in this one. “IT’s NEVER TOO LATE. First this blog is about living life to the full. Its about building, being adventurous and creative. Its also about making changes and kick starting life. Its about realising that something is so good and if it feels right, its worth writing about. Like happy pigs and…[click to read the rest of that.]

NEW! Stephen Cole: Sunlight Bending | Griban Isaf. “Gribin Isaf is a space of three and half acres at an altitude of 900 feet somewhere in Montgomeryshire.” Brought to us through Roz’s comments. Click thee Haiku title for the Haiku and then the Blog name for the Blog.  @thecolehouse

NEW! Charly Priest Winter Inferno Déjà vu | Crazy Life. Talk about an inferno of white. I’m glad I live where I do now. “After a ten year hiatus of not writing I´m back to what I really love, and relatively new to a whole new world called social media.The blog ranges from poems ,stories,some flash fiction to my outrageous thoughts about things,people, society, and me. I feel like I´m really…[click for the rest of the story].”



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Rainbow Pools. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Why that name? There is a two word combination that made me think of it. I could have attempted humor, but this one was more serious and deserved a serious title.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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AUTHORS CENTRAL


Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): The Future | TheHouseOfBailey. Some blurred lines in this one. Thick with wisdom. 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. 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. An odd title I  have? Well, I ended up with two thoughts as I read the Haiku. This title could be a whimsical title or one that has a more negative meaning, not that the poem is negative. Sometimes word combinations send you elsewhere for a moment, and THAT is where inspiration happens.  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Cat’s in the Dipper | Jane Dougherty Writes. Okay, a humorous type Title for a Lady Jane offering is obviously not always appropriate, however, Take a look at the two Haiku and I believe you will see where I got this one from. She actually dedicated the writings to Branwell this week. Don’t know Branwell? Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Oh, Glorious Vibration! | Weaving Gold. I like this one. I think depending upon where your mind is at a given moment it could take on different meanings. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Silver lining | mama bear musings. Hmm, showing not to always depend on the self to get where needed. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Dracúl/Aurora | The Writer Next Door. Three Haiku introducing two characters from her work in progress, the second in her Fantasy Angels Series, the first of which I’ve read. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Hope | Daily Echo. Good imagery and story telling as well. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): When Love is Still a Stranger. (Haibun) | Simplicity Lane. Ever lasting school boy fantasies.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Hidden Beneath | An Artist At Heart. Hmm, an either very obvious statement or you could get into a philosophical mindset here.



Not participating this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Geetha Balvannanathan: As spring makes its way | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. When Geetha didn’t participate last week, I wondered why. But I should never wonder. If you ever pay attention to her entries, you’ll notice what all she puts into them. They are not a Haiku entry. I don’t think she could do just one. They are stories and filled with sight and sound as well. Never visited a one of Gee’s entries? Just you wait and you’ll see what I’m talking about. (If you see her profile here and no entry, just like with the authors, you try and type her name and then her blog name each new time she joins in. Although I’m getting pretty good at that last name part.) @geethap2007
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HUMOR

Judy: Clear as a Bowling Ball. | Edwina’s Episodes. It’s in the Humor section, what kind of title did you expect from me? @EdwinasEpisodes

Crow: Poem 20160111 (Lilly Pad Lovin’) | Caw!.  Ha! Okay, this one is awesome! @Crow MUST READ

Kat: Ill-fated Ice Crystals | like mercury colliding. She had to go the humor route. She couldn’t help herself.

Diedre Blake: Crushingly Clear Minded | Toward the Within. So this could have gone into LIFE but that last line just begged for HUMOR.

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INSPIRATION

Greg: My Hope | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg stays with the theme of his blog. I often think some get titles wrong to poems like this. I’m not afraid to say I believe this is one of those times. It is not a hope. It is a promise given. @greg_wolford

Ken G.: Into the Light | RIVRVLOGR. Strangely, this has a link of sorts with Greg’s, if one puts their mind to it.

Lizl: Tomorrow, Hope | Quilted Poetry. I think this should be in INSPIRATION, for I believe people can take something from it and move forward with their lives if they think about this one.

Ritu: Breeding Sunshine | But I Smile Anyway. That almost sounds like a title Ritu would come up with, but it’s mine. A very upbeat Haiku. @PhantomGiggler

Terri: Hope | The BeeSpeak. Good nature Haiku with a good us of the prompt words in their original form. Structure is perfect. 

Florence: Seeing the forest for the trees. | Meanings And Musings. A very odd title for this one but I think it fits with the idea I am getting from it. @FTThum

Susan Langer: Clear Crystal Chalice | Susan’s Creative Writing and Poetry.  For a moment you think one thing then you smack yourself in the forehead and have a DOH thing happen. @Susan_Langer1

R. Todd: Faith, Hope, and Love … | A Flash of Fiction. A new lineup for Destiny’s Child? No, a very well thought out sequence in Haiku form. @psibrone

Ruby Manchada: Crystals of Hope | Whispering Thoughts.  A poet that always bring imagery.

Becky: Live in Faith | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Straight to the point with her message this week.

Christine R: Ride the wave of hope | Christine R. Be a dear, and think clear. 
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LIFE

Willow: Crystal Hope | Willowdot21. This is one of those you read a few times before grasping it all. Willow use a syllable numbering all her own this week, well of sorts. Creativity is a huge part of this challenge and community.

Alice: Let’s Dance | Boomerang Zone. A David Bowie tribute. The first of the week, and if enough occur, a section of his own will be added for the challenge. @Vidocq_CC

Teresa Smeigh: Make it Crystal Clear | Always A Writer. Dreams revealed in this one. I have to agree with the destinations. @TeresaSmeigh

Meredith & Martha: Snow/Anniversary by Meredith and Fisherman’s Dream/Purpose by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. I almost see Martha’s offerings as one, if you see what I mean. And we have a NICK (pet) picture Alert, and boy does he seem happy. NOT! And have you noticed the new title of the site? Not sure when that happened, but I just noticed it with this Haiku. @Meredithlbl

Kat: Crystal Hope | like mercury colliding. Three here that could have gone in another category but I felt over it they each had something to do with life. Good deal of imagery here.

Clarence: Haiku Quintation | PrarieChat. As those who regularly attend our shindig here, you know Clarence comes up with his own title. I have so wanted to do something like this. Here are five Haiku. And the name’s meaning will be obvious as soon as you arrive. If not, I am speechless. Also, has anyone noticed how awesome Clarence’s writing is? I mean I know we all know it is, but from those first days to now? Wow. The man has let his mind go and written his little heart out. Fearless.

Mira: frozen tear | They, You and Me. Wonder what the hope is in this one? As in I can see it being two different things. @BediMona

Sandra: Happy | Wild Daffodil. She wrote a happy post, with two Haiku about a happy time combined with photography of a Happy theme challenge, and her laptop crashes. Anyone feeling this pain as much as I am? You can find the list of this years photo challenges on Daffy’s blog by clicking here.

Andre Jayaprana: White Sand Beach | andrejayaprana. Very nice photo with this one. Makes me jealous. Last weeks did too. One thing I love about this challenge is seeing how much others get to live and travel and do wonderful things. Andre, you should try the photo challenge that Sandra and Melissa host, they are two of our Haiku members and they combine the photo and Haiku challenge into one post.

Al: Hope’s Return  | A Certain Point of View. Whoa, a single Haiku offering this week. Very sweet as well. @AlistairLane

Ared (anghulinghugotero): I Just Want Her To Be Happy | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. A nice hope here.

Olga:  Untitled | Stuff and what if. .

Elusive: Spring Fever | Elusive Trope. I say this for an obvious reason, at least obvious to me. It’s a type of fever that isn’t the norm though.

Mira: hopeful | To Wear a Rainbow. Mystical romance. @BediMona

JustMaria: Hope | Doodles and Scribbles. You can get a nature thing going with this or an artist’s technique. BLOG TIP: One thing about Maria’s blog, she chose the perfect profile photo. When you arrive you instantly feel a touch of cheer.  @ciisalveni

Carolyn Injoy: Fractured Focus | Reviews & Recommendations. I love this one. At first one gets an awww factor, then you think about it and you realize what it is saying and as a writer and life liver in general you have to laugh.

Jen (JK): DĒJĀ VU | The Secret Keeper. Mystical moments with the Secret Keeper.  @occultguardian

Marjorie Mallon: The Grotto of Unrequitted Love | KYROSMAGICA. I’m scared to read this one. Well, she shares an awful experience with us. Okay not the awful kind some may think, but a hurtful one. @Marjorie_Mallon

Melissa: If you want to be happy, then be happy. | The Aran Artisan. All need to go an read this post, not only the Haiku, bu the entire post. A very family filled inspiration of happiness. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. @TheAranArtisan

Colleen Chesebro: First Meeting | SilverThreading. Wish her luck. Be afraid, very afraid. I was going to name this one Beam Me Up Scotty, but she already named it. If any of you know the other person involved in the Haiku, you will know why I would have named it that. @ColleenChesebro

Sarina Flowing Hope | Shining Seeds Things flow, hope, water, all that kind of stuff.  @shiningseeds

1000hoursleft (Mek): Plato’s Cave | Work In Progress. A very interesting thing to learn about. Make certain to give a search after reading the Haiku.

Hugh Roberts: Crystal Tipps and Alistair | Hugh’s Views and News. Who knew the UK and Captain Kangaroo had something in common? @RobertHughes05

Wesley Hollifield: Please… | NearlyWes. I thought it was a theme he had going and it is. A continuation from last week. Make sure to check both out, although both stand alone.

Tolulope Sanusi: Jeweled Despair | Ruby’s Polaroid. I’m seeing greed and desire in the Haiku, but that could just be me. @rubyr8_soul

Juliette: Whatever it Takes | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. The post is called Missing You and includes  two months of Haiku. She’s back, caught up with two months of Haiku, and going strong. I think we should all join in and come up with a new name for her blog. @BWseekingBL

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MOMENTS

VronLaCroix: Crystal Wishes | Simply Snapshots. This one brings a nice image to the mind.

Janice: Ice Dreams | Ontheland. Very cool Haiku. Not sure if a pun is intended or not. @ontheland1

Dr. Kottaway: Fear stands | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. A very personal door open for her Haikumily to see.

Clarence: On My Daughter’s Dresser | PrarieChat. A lot more to this one than you might first think of. Keep reading it and going over that last line. There is a story there.
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NATURE

TJ Paris: Blue Sky Ennui |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. We receive a wise saying in the commentary for this piece. And I agree with it entirely. Would love to have a little cabin there, except for that other little fact that may miss your attention if you aren’t looking for it. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

OBA: Crystal. hopefully | The king’s oracle.  A nice bit of poetry. I think some of our readers will identify with this one. @obapathway

Geetha Balvannanathan: Man and sun conspired. | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. Geetha shows her variety of interests with her range of display here. @geethap2007

jazzytower (PR): First Light | Thoughts and Entanglements. I think the image adds a different spin to this Haiku. You may see ‘clear’ in a new way. It all depends on how murky things have been.

Cheryl-Lynn: Early Spring | Tournesol dans un Jardin. The image makes me think of a Purple Rain at some place like the North Pole. @CherylShares

Pancake Bunnykins: A Hopeful Morning | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  The dawning of a new day. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

Janice: Frazil ice | Ontheland. A river dreams? Go read and learn. @ontheland1

Suzanne Miller: Early Morning | Art and Life. A Haiku inspired not only by the words but by the photo she took the same day she wrote the Haiku. Very jealous.

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

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RonovanWrites 78th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Visit this article, Help a Sister Out!, and help Annette Rochelle Aben win a Book Cover War.

 

Humor and comments are lean this week. Difficult time focusing. Don’t you hate being human sometimes? If you have a Twitter and don’t see your Twitter Handle below, let me know so I can add it. Some sites do not have their handle showing in their Twitter share option on their posts. I have to put in the handle from knowing they have one when I share the post on Twitter. How to get your Twitter Handle to show when people Share your blog articles.

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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

Haiku Challenge Review 78

 




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New Offenders!

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

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

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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LIFE

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

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

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

Dancing Hugh Roberts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RonovanWrites 77th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

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

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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

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New Offenders!

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RonovanWrites 75th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Abbreviated Review

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

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

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

New Offenders!

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RonovanWrites 74th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

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

Visit those you haven’t.

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Haiku Review 74

 


AUTHOR CENTRAL
BLOGGERS
HISTORICAL HUMAN NATURE HUMOR LIFE MOMENTS NATURE SUSPENSE

FREKU

New Offenders!

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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HUMOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HUMAN NATURE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NATURE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RonovanWrites 73rd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge LINKS

Visit those you haven’t.

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

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

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.

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review 72

New Offenders!

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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RonovanWrites 71st #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Challenge Review

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UPDATE about the FREE eBook Project!

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

End of Update.

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

Haiku Challenge Review 71

New Offenders!

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

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

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

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



First to Offend this Week!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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