A poetry challenge housekeeping post.

Hello everyone. I just need to mention a few things to make the poetry challenges provide each of you with the best chances of receiving some extra visitors each week. There are a few things I wanted to tell you.

  1. Make certain to either do a PINGBACK or place a COMMENT LINK to your poem in the Comments Section of the challenge you are doing.  It makes it easier for other participants to visit you, and for me to gather the links for the collected poets’ posts.
  2. The PINGBACK helps the challenge receive notice by your followers/friends/readers on your blog. This is one way our challenges have seen increases in poets the past several weeks. If you have been doing PINGBACKS for quite a while, see if something as simple as a text color change catches a visitor’s eye. I’m not asking for it to be intrusive. I’m also not asking that you do a PINGBACK AT ALL. Doing the challenge is the only thing that matters. I’m confident in saying there are people out there using the prompts we don’t know about, and that’s WONDERFUL. I never expected to do a challenge when I started a blog, nor have 50 participants per week back before I burned out on blogging, writing, and life itself.
  3. Why do I do the challenges?
    1. To give writers something to write about.
    2. So each of those who take part has a community of friends if they want one. They can make one by visiting the other poets’ poems, comment at times, and interact on other posts. You don’t know how many long-lasting friendships on WordPress started through the haiku challenge.
    3. So each of you gets extra visitors each week, and maybe some regulars who start checking out your other posts.
  4. I don’t always comment on poem posts; it doesn’t mean I’m not reading them. I am or the poets collected posts wouldn’t exist. Sometimes I have the energy to comment and even write a haiku responding to your haiku. More often than not, I don’t. I’m working on the first book in a new series I’m writing and editing books multiple books for others, and it’s using up more energy than I could’ve imagined.
  5. For those of you who do both PINGBACKS and COMMENT LINKS, you may notice the PINGBACK disappears. I remove one so people who visit the challenge and click the links to read the poems don’t visit the same page they just left. Sometimes I correct the links when links provided give error messages.

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haiku #5

choking life groping

green blue brown invisible

give sailing orb life

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Finger&Planet (Grope&Orb)
 

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Untitled 4- a haiku poem

mother earth revolves

on the fingertip of God

universe crumbles

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Finger&Planet
 

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Untitled 3 – a poem

Dwindle in anger and
you will find much happiness,
in ripples of love
there will be ups and the downs,
with each mountain and valley.

 

 

Amnesia Man

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Untitled 2- a poem

A soft ripple in

time will bring the end nearer,

this pain will dwindle.

 

Amnesia Man

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Dwindle & Ripple
 
 

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The Architect of the Queen – a poem

she works in earnest,

to create a home for her queen,

requires great instincts

 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought (Earnest&Instincts)
 
You should click HERE to check out the Worker Bee Wikipedia page. I didn’t know the Worker Bee was female. There are ELEVEN tasks the Worker Bee performs listed on the page. Amazing. Think about how many societal structures of living creatures are based around a female with females being the hardest workers.
 
 
Ronovan Writes Standard Neon Poetry Image
 

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To Know the Future – a poem

 

Do you have intent

while you dream of the future,

give thought to your past.

 

 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought
 
Inspired by the quote below. One I live by, a mantra if you will, as a former History teacher and writer of Historical fiction. When you do know history you look at what is happening today and you know what will happen tomorrow. And it’s heartbreaking.

George Santayana‘s famous aphorism “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is inscribed on a plaque at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Polish translation and English back-translation

George Santayana Quote at Auschwitz
 

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The Truth of Peace – a poem

harmony’s intent,

isn’t peace       but self’s progression,

in truth        wellbeing
 
 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought
 
 
Inspired by the Theory of Active Peace. Not a perfect representation of it, but the best I could do with 17 syllables… this time.

 

Ronovan Writes Monday Poetry Image

 

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the earth burns – a haiku poem

winds of change begin

from east to west and beyond,

earth’s face turns and  burns
 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Change & Face.

Tuesday Poetry. Standard Image.

 

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change facer – a haiku poem

to face the nation

each one of us must reflect

our reason to change

 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Change & Face.

Standard Monday Poetry Image

 

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a whispered symphony – a haiku poem

in the garden a voice
leads a whispered symphony
to share with the world
 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Share & Voice.

Can you find Blue Bells four little friends?

whispered symphony image impressionist

Tuesday Poetry. Standard Image.

 

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a good time – a haiku poem

voice frustrations while

picking up good pulsations

shares stimulations
 
 

Name that inspiration in the comments below.

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Share & Voice.

Tuesday Poetry. Standard Image.

 

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‘the illusion’ a Haiku

like undulant glass

history’s parity myth

fractures with pressure

 

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Break & Glass.

HERE is some of my recent poetry related to Black Lives Matter to scroll through.

Standard Monday Poetry Image

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‘nature’s health’ a Haiku

nature’s logic keeps

life with health and harmony

is without anger

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Anger and Logic.

Standard Monday Poetry Image

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‘Feared or Loved’ a Haiku

stray cats open eyes

stay away from those who hate

close to those who love

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

Friday Poetry Standard Image

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‘BURN’ a Haiku

when close to the sun

flesh and bone burn quick to ash

open to give life

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

Ronovan's Image for Thursday Poems

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‘Young Life’ a Haiku

den mother keeps close

the young when danger rumbles

open their raw eyes

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

Brown and red wednesday poetry image

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‘Water’ a Haiku

river opens spills

giving saline life from fresh

part of closed circle

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

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‘Mother Earth’ a Haiku

clouds stay closed leaving

her sprouts in a thirsty plight,

earth opens … gives life

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

Standard Monday Poetry Image

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The Horn Sounds: A Haiku Poem.

Their cloak of trust and

        Greedy guile gained victory

            and his vengeful chase.

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Cloak&Race.

 

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