A Poem of Challenges…

a voice from on high

raining down over blind hearts

 the shared truth triumphs

 

The mind plus the heart makes for change.

A whisper of placation will do,

as will just praying from your pew.

Groupthink who buys that…will derange.

Those aware are bound to outrange.

Fools who hate, fear, and deny,

why degenerate, prove your why?

He’s in his fortress, while you fight?

Him or the blood, you know which’s right.

For him, no grace, a nation’s cry.

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for my Haiku Challenge this week: Share & Voice, and my Décima Poetry Challenge No. 10 SENSE. and Pensitivity’s Three Things Challeng #270 Grace, Fortress, and Whisper.

 

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but…”

When I met him, it was by chance in a quiet bar in 1940 Hollywood. I can still remember it as clear as if I were looking him square in those energy filled blue eyes right now.

He was a bit too shiny for the place, if that was possible, but no one seemed to pay him any attention. It was as though he was part of the furniture. He belonged there.

I slid onto a stool as Eddie walked up to take my order. “What’ll you have? Bit early for you isn’t it?”

“Just a beer today, Eddie. I got a date later.”

Bushy eyebrows rose and tobacco stained teeth showed behind thick lips. “Bring her by here, I’ll set you up nice.”

I smiled but didn’t commit to anything. Figaro’s Bar was fine for a few with the boys at night, but a dame didn’t belong here. I took the mug of amber liquid and took a sip. My smile was the show appreciation Eddie had waited for. He was one of the best in the business. He remembered what people liked, and I liked my beer warm. You can’t taste an iceberg. If I wanted something cold, I’d ask for milk.

Leaning against the bar, I checked the mirror that ran above the length of bottles and glasses. I didn’t see any of the boys around to talk with. That’s the first time I saw him. Like I said, he was shiny, shiny on the outside of a worn out inside. He had sheets of paper in front of him and the glass he had wasn’t for beer.

“Guy’s a writer,” Eddie said, following my eyes. “Comes in here around this time every day. Says it helps him escapes life. I asked if it was the wife, he said she wouldn’t be caught dead in here. I get the feeling he wishes she would be caught dead somewhere.”

I didn’t like the chuckle Eddie gave. Maybe it was the amusement in his eyes. He thought he was being funny. Death wasn’t something I played around with, even in jest.

There was something about writers that intrigued me. Writers were strange people. They could make you believe things by using words and nothing else. It was like magic without the tricks. Everything was laid out in front of you but you still got fooled. No film or sound effects, just words, and you would swear you heard explosions, music, and you felt the girl in your arms and smelled the perfume as you kissed her.

He saw me coming. I guess it’s hard to miss me, being a big six footer with red hair. Hollywood wasn’t overrun with my type yet, but I wasn’t ever mistaken for Leslie Howard or Spencer Tracey.

He laid his pencil down about the time I reached his booth. “Is there something I may assist you with?”

He had class. The man was educated for sure. Better, even than the people I met though my work, and I met a lot of people up and down the money living line.

“Eddie said you were a writer and I wanted to ask you something.”

He smiled and leaned back stretching his shoulders. “Have a seat and ask away. I might even answer, if I have one. Writers don’t really know much about writing. We’re too busy being in the middle of it to think about it.”

I slipped into the booth. “So, how do you do the magic that you do with words? How do you take something so simple and turn it into something people, thousands of people, will breathe heavy over rushing to turn the page?”

“Be a whore.”

That wasn’t what I was expecting. “A what?”

He emptied his tumbler and signaled to Eddie before answering. He laughed. “It’s an old joke between me and a friend of mine, Ernest. Write your guts out and lay it all on the page. That’s art, that’s writing. If you want to eat, then you add the tits and ass, the sex and crime the public these days want to read about.”

I remained silent. The illusion I had of a writer was gone in under two minutes. I don’t think I’d ever heard anyone sound so bitter. “Then why do it at all if you hate it so much?”

Eddie set another glass down filled to the rim with something dark and dangerous for that time of day. “I don’t hate writing, I hate money. I hate having to have money. Money ruins a creation, art. All it does is create demons and evil.”

“Then write what you want to and live different.”

A smile spread across the handsome face. “Too many responsibilities for that. I knew what I was getting into when I became a writer. Writing a novel . . . you become famous after you are dead. To make a living you write for the magazines or film. You copy yourself and repeat the process over and over again. What works once will work again. I still write for myself, for after my death’s success.” He tapped the pages in front of him.

I shook my head. I couldn’t understand why stay in such a business. “Looks to me like this job would wear you down, instead you still look like you’re enjoying it. Why not try something else? How do you find the ability to keep going?”

The man stared at the glass on the table, cupped between his hands. “You need to find the energy to keep going in any business. Where do you get the will power to keep going? Some think I find it in this.” He picked up the glass and took a sip.

“Do you?”

He set the glass back down and looked at me. “No. I find numbing escape from certain parts of my life. I will say that much. To the subject of energy when faced by time after time of compromising your work to make a living, I have one thought that comes to mind. Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

“Hey, Scott, telephone.” Eddie’s voice echoed in the quite bar.

“Excuse me a moment,” Scott said as he slipped from the booth.

As he went to the phone at the bar, I glanced over at the first page he’d been working on. Across the top was scribbled The Love of the Last Tycoon. Maybe it was going to be a movie or something.

Scott rushed back to the table. “Sorry, I have to rush out.” He gathered the pages into a stack. “I completely forgot about a movie premiere I’m to attend tonight.”

“Oh, which one?”

“Something with Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas. I think it’s called This Thing Called Love or some such.”

He reached out one hand and I stood taking it. “Nice to have met you,” Scott said.

“You to, hope you keep that vitality going. Oh, and have a Merry Christmas.”

“You to.” He smiled, turned, and headed for the front door.

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

I guess that goes for people like me. I take hit but I keep coming back to be hit again or maybe dodge the punch next time.

Sitting my empty mug on the bar, I fished into my pocket. “Scott took care of you,” Eddie said.

“You’re kidding?”

“No, he’s a good guy, especially when he’s not around those society types. He likes being a normal guy. I don’t treat him like nothing special except keeping people out of his business when it gets crowded in here.”

“He was working on a book. I can see how this would be a good place to do that.”

“He’s good too.” Eddie stepped away to the cash register and came back. “Here, you can borrow this. And I mean I want it back. He signed it for me and everything. Got it?”

I did. I looked at the cover. The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald Vitality Quote

 

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)
Fitzgerald was living in Hollywood with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, when he died the morning after attending a movie premiere with her.

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10 #Quotes of #Respect for #BeWoW Positivity.

Quote about Respect by Ronovan Hester

Combining events across two blogs can bring inspiration. I’ve always been a quote person in my writings. Quotes naturally lead to positive thoughts, and positivity is what #BeWoW is all about. If we write positive words to share across the blog community, instead of rants, hatred, and veiled animosity that fools no one (check politics these days), we then promote a positive atmosphere.

Too many people get their kicks writing about junk. Too many people get their kicks reading about junk. I avoid junk as often as possible. One friend recently asked me to read a satire about Donald Trump in regards to his accepted role in the Republican Party in the United States. I refused. I waste no time with reading about Donald Trump, or any other candidates all that much.

“There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.” Charles Baudelaire

French Poet and essayist, Baudelaire named the three beings correctly, but these days each takes on a different guise. Those committed to revealing the world, bettering the world, and saving the world are encompassed in those descriptions above. If you are or know someone with those characteristics . . .  respect them.

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” Bryant H. McGill

It is difficult to discover what a person is without listening. We have conversations buy how often do we listen? You my have several exchanges but points are completely missed. Each side is colored by their own opinion and thus interpret the other side of the conversation with that opinion. We are often so wrong.

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. Edward Gibbon

By listening you discover a great deal. One is when not to waste time. If someone won’t listen to you, then move on. There is a give in take in the world. There are no time limits or deadlines to the understanding of opinions as long as each are actively attempting to understand.

“It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.”  Estelle Parsons

People are so concerned with obtaining respect for their own opinions or accomplishments they forget there are two sides of the situation in many cases. In order to obtain respect, you must give respect in return. I know that can be difficult when you perceive others as not giving you respect, that’s where listening comes into play . . . true listening.

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence Stern

For me, when I am well centered and focused on what is important in my life, I have a set of beliefs that allow me to respect myself and when I respect myself, I’m able to respect others  more easily. When you can’t respect yourself it’s almost impossible to find how to respect others.

“As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.” Stockwell Day

It can be tough at times to keep respect in mind. Sometimes you feel disrespected or ignored. Then when you are respecting you must push through those times when other people continue to ignore you, don’t listen to you, and disrespect you.

“I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.” Julius Erving

One thing to keep in mind is, no one has to like you. You don’t need like in this world. Society has because a click away from acceptance and popularity or depression and suicide. If we share something with people we look for a response. Since there is less and less face to face interaction, we now look at clicks for ‘likes’ on updates and posts.

“That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.” William J. H. Boetcker

People are going to disagree with you. The important thing is to stick to your beliefs. If you do that, stick to what you believe, you can always hold your head high. We all slip at times, but the important part is getting back up and moving forward and beyond whatever we allowed to influence our slipping in the first place.

“This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

Looking around you can see divisions everywhere. People demanding respect by not giving respect. You respect us, we’ll respect you. That’s not how it works. You want something, you be something. Communication is one of the most important tools we have as humans, and one of the least utilized ones.

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao Tzu


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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.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Must Reads
Fantasy
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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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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“The artist produces for the liberation of his soul.” #BeWoW #Quotes

I was led to my author today by a man named Martin Gabel, an award winning stage actor from the mid 20th Century. I’m not positive the quote I went looking for was correct, but I ended up in some great ones anyway.

W. Somerset Maugham was a British writer who wrote in just about every form you could at the time: Plays, Novels, Short Stories. He served in the Red Cross during WWI and was recruited into the British Secret Service in 1916.

The man’s views on writing are solid. Other aspects of life are a bit more fragile. Due to the time he lived in there were secrets he kept and veils he hid behind that could only do damage to the man within. I’m giving you today his thoughts about writing with a few thrown in that influence you as a writer

13 Quotes from W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham Imgatination Quote
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
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The crown of literature is poetry.
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It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
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The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
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The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.
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When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
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There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
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It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
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It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, ‘I don’t know.’
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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
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People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
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Writing is the supreme solace.
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Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.

W. Somerset Maugham Poetry Quote


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

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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.)

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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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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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Pre-Order Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling NOW! by @PSBartlett & @RonovanWrites

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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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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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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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NATURE

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

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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 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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AUTHORS CENTRAL


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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5 Things I Take Away From 2015.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for this past year who made it possible for Ronovan Writes to be the success it has been. For a site that started out as a sort of therapy for myself to battle through a lot of issues, it has not only accomplished that, but much more.

I want to share a few things now.

Ronovan Writes 2015

#1

There will be a proper Haiku Review this week.

I’ve allowed pressures to interfere with properly treating those of you who diligently participate in the Haiku Challenge with proper respect. I know there may not be a great number of extra views that come from it, but everyone does receive a few each week and a great many receive at least double digit extra views because of it, and with my dropping the ball that means some of you miss out on those extra visits.

I may not always be able to promise witty reviews with humor or the nice divisions by category, but I’ll have a review out each week from now on unless medical reasons keep me from it. I’ve only missed one so far, last week. And that is eating away at me for breaking that string. I may do one for that week anyway.

#2

I want to share the stats all of you created this year. I haven’t done it, you have. I created a place for you to visit and share your work and in turn others wander through and meander on to your sites, and hopefully become new followers. And in return some of your readers find their way to me. It is much appreciated.

#3

Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News gives me partial credit for helping spread the word about his blog early on with an interview. I don’t know about that, his personality kind of does the trick. He would be a success regardless. Well, I would like to pick up on something I truly enjoyed doing way back then and interview some of you. If you would like, I’ll have a form below for your suggestions of who you would like to see me interview. You’ll notice an email is not required. You can give one if you like, but none is required for something like this.

#4

I want to thank all of you who have visited my new Author site and read the first chapter of my novel. The encouragement I’m getting is a blessing and much needed to calm the nerves. I think we all get nervous during big events in our lives. Doing this as a co-author experience is part of the stress I think, because that means I am either partly responsible for a success, or maybe the cause of someone’s lack of success. The kind words and those of you who have stated you love it and are going to purchase it has help calm me at times.  Thank you.

STATS-Year In Review

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 70,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Where did those people come from?

That’s 138 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Australia were not far behind.

My Top Referrers?

#1-Search Engines
#2-WordPress Reader
#3-Twitter
#4-Yahoo.Mail
#5-WordPress Dashboard
#6-Widgets.Wp
#7-PrairieChat.com
#8-Facebook

I mention 8 of these because if I went by the report we received from WordPress, 3 of those on the list would not have been included with Facebook coming in 5th.

And my #1 Comment Maker of the Year?

Author Annette Rochelle Aben, poet, author, radio personality and encourager extraordinaire.



 

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

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Stevie Turner interviews @RonovanWrites

My first time as an Author being interviewed on a blog. 2o Questions ranging from my novel to my teaching experiences and favorite music. Click through and read all of the answers to all of the questions!

Lit World Interviews

I am pleased to feature an interview with Ronovan Writes, who has kindly invited me here to submit articles for LitWorldInterviews.  I am a self-published author, who enjoys interviewing other authors and people connected with writing.

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As well as being an author with a debut novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, coming out in February 2016, Ronovan also provides invaluable resources for Indie authors here on  LitWorldInterviews.com

I also admire Ronovan because, like me,  he is trying to turn a health issue into something positive.

1.  You tell me that you were born of migrant fruit pickers.  How old were you before your parents settled in one place?  Where do you call home now?

As best as I can tell, it was about the time of Kindergarten. I recall taking naps on those floor nap mats each day and swinging in swings to dangerous heights, at least they were high in my mind. Today people would see that…

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At first sight.

At first sight you were
Covered in feathers not fur.
This sounds peculiar,
But if you knew you’d concur.

My sarcastic wit
Seems to have been a big hit.
The feathers all fell
What a tale to tell.

Time continues on
But you are far from a crone.
Unless I suspect
Your wish might be to protect.
Here I stand fully erect.
Of all of you I respect.
~*~
Your charms are many
In morn, day, or at night,
Watch out or you’ll miss.

At first sight by Ronovan Hester

For my Weekly Haiku Challenge.



Ronovan Hester is an author, with a 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 writing, authors and community through his online world has led to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, Weekly Fiction Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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The Haiku Challenge Explained 3: Images.

Day three of The Haiku Challenge Explained discusses images.On day one we talked about Ping Backs, Sharing, Comments. and on day two it was Types of Haiku and How.

Many people like to place their Haiku on an image that relates to the message of the poem they have written. These are also good for Pinterest.

Using an image is entirely up to you. Some do, and some don’t use them. I do sometimes and sometimes I don’t. It really depends on how much time I have or the mood I am in.

Images do not influence anything in regards to the Challenge, but sometimes an image is amazing and is just perfect for the Haiku.

There are plenty of sites to get images from. Many people use their own photography. I make my own images using picmonkey.com or/and pixlr.com.

Within the Challenge post there is an image you may include in your post or not. Sometimes it is customized to the weeks Challenge and then sometimes it’s one simply identifying the Challenge.

Image or not, it doesn’t matter. What matters in the Haiku Challenge is a Haiku. That’s it. For some it is just a bit more fun finding that perfect picture to go with it.

Much Love, Success, and Respect

Ronovan

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I’m being Interviewed TODAY, live on radio by @YouAreTheExpert You never know what I might say.

I’m being interviewed by

Annette Rochelle Aben

@YouAreTheExpert

on the live blog talk radio show

Tell Me a Story

For

The Magic Happens.

TODAY!

Friday February 6th from 1:30-2:30 PM EST.

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That’s right, 30 minutes of me live and unscripted. And I have no idea what she is going to ask. And with me unfiltered you know anything could happen.

Click the link below for details.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themagichappens/2015/02/06/ronovanwrites-on-tell-me-a-story

Here’s the the show so you can listen to it when you have the time if you like.

 http://themagichappensnow.com/?p=2943

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I’m being Interviewed live on radio by @YouAreTheExpert Oh dear.

I’m being interviewed by

Annette Rochelle Aben

@YouAreTheExpert

on the live blog talk radio show

Tell Me a Story

For

The Magic Happens.

Friday February 6th from 1:30-2:30 PM EST.

TMH-Tell-Me-A-Story

That’s right, 30 minutes of me live and unscripted. And I have no idea what she is going to ask. And with me unfiltered you know anything could happen.

Click the link below for details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/437245299763810/?sid_reminder=804562355110281216

 

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 27 Review.

Haiku Challenge 27 Review.

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New This Week

GraceGrace of, well she has two blogs on two different platforms, as I do, but I think she actually uses both of hers. One is-{Bloom} Pictures+Words on blogspot and Grace Notes here on WordPress. Her Haiku this week is at blogspot and is titled Song of Joy. Normally I put in things from a new member’s About page but, wow, she does so much, so go read here. And follow on Twitter as well. @grace_note58 Oh and she is such a nice lady.

 

First in this week is:

AC_ElliottAC Elliott of File Cabinet Ramblings: He wrote for us this week Joy. A spiritual message. @Elliott_ac


T.A. WyattFinale to an EntranceFaultless: People keep missing out on these Haiku. You need to check them out. Sometimes they give you a thought that, well, makes you think about things. I like those Haiku that make you stop and have to think about the wording at times. T.A. is our first resident author to join in this week. Make certain to visit Amazon here and buy those books! Um, we have a second Haiku this week. Kind of disturbing but not really. I guess it might bring to mind nightmares to some but then freedom for real to others when you finish it. The title? Popping Zits: A Pimple Haiku. @FinaleToEntranc

Meredith and Martha of Meredith’s Musings. Our resident ladies gave us Freedom, Puppy Mills, Butterfly and Expense of Happiness. Say that 2 times real fast. I think Butterfly stood out to me because I feel it describes the author so well. At least how I see her. @Meredithlbl

Battered Wife seeking Better Life with Sensing Bliss. She went all happy, well sort of, with this one. @BWseekingBL

Kimberly of K.S. Fause: Victory. She’s appealing to my History side again. @KSFause

Sue from Daily Echo. Our second resident Author entry this week brought us Joy. Yes, she always does, doesn’t she? This time she uses a Z word that I never expected to find in a Haiku. Make sure to check out and purchase Sue Vincent’s books at Amazon here. @SCVincent

Elizabeth gives us Scribbling on Tea & Paper. No, she didn’t scribble on tea and paper. T&P is her blog title the Scribbling is her Haiku title. I am glad T.A. did not do a visual for that Zit one like this one. Whoa, I so love the way she did this. @Teandpaper

Cyril of Cyril Bussiere. Brought forth Two Haiku. I believe he picked up on the inspiration for the prompt words. Cyril is an author that I have actually interviewed, one of my first really. Check out his books and of course purchase them on Amazon here. @CyrilBussiere

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: The Joy of Freedom. I guess she said what she said and she told who she told. Mhmm. @MichelleLunato If you haven’t checked it out yet, take a read at the bottom, underneath the comments  WHO IS NATO?, you’ll find it interesting.

Colleen, Colleen, Colleen. No that’s not three people from Silver Threading. That’s me wagging my finger at her for not doing a comment to show everyone she did a Haiku called I Need You NNNOOWW. Show that face of hers and everyone flocks to her blog cause they are all like “EEEEEEEEEE COLLEEN! YOU WROTE SOMETHING!” Yeah, she has groupies. I have Hiakoopies? I think I need penicillin for that. I would actually consider this for humor but it’s cruel. Beyond cruel. It’s actually evil. Sigh. I saved the image. @ColleenChesebro

Steve over on Simplicity Lane wrote Haiku dreams. He said he didn’t use Freedom in his Haiku this week but I believe I saw it there. Steve will be away for a week or three so buy a book of his on Barnes & Nobles as a surprise while he’s gone by clicking here to go there.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Jailed Freedom. Perhaps something people can identify with. Actually I am sure many can, some reading this today. @SerinsSphere

Marigold of Versus Blurb: Je Suis Charlie. Any explanations needed? Go check it out. And her book for just .99 on Amazon here. @MarigoldDicer

Florence of Rambling On gives from her super brain the Haiku Enchained Joy. I read this Haiku probably at least three times this week. I read the Haiku from each person several times. Surprised, huh? Well, not until this time did I really notice that last line and how it is ironic in a way and an oxymoron in another. Well that is unless there is something about Florence we don’t know about. Just saying. Oh, on a side note; Slap me if you see me using ‘Just Saying’ any longer after the upcoming week. I say upcoming week as I  have things scheduled already and I have no idea what I wrote. @FTThum

Melissa of This, Right Now and Rush Hour. Okay, before I even read it, I am going to say this might get Humor Haiku this week just from the fact she named it Rush Hour and what the prompt words are. Okay, now that I read it, she’s got a good shot.

Faith Unlocked: Life Renewed. This was s set up. I was inspired by one thing this week as I picked the prompt words but I knew that Faith Unlocked would have an easy time with it. @FaithUnlocked

Carolyn of Reviews & Recommendations: Sharing Joy. Great message and I bet she does too.

Cindy of dreamsinalaska: Joyful Grace. Any guesses on the message in this one? @CindyBurrill

Patty of I Am Not Sick Boy wrote The End Becomes The Beginning.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals wrote for us Freedom.  This Haiku really hit on a truth that I live by. I tell you now, this is the Serious Haiku of the Week.

Serious Haiku of the Week:

Note even going to copy it. Just look right above here to Canaf with Freedom.

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Humor Haiku of the Week:

This one was so difficult but I have to go with T.A. Wyatt with Popping Zits: A Pimple Haiku. @FinaleToEntranc

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My own offerings this week numbered two. Try to take my joy. & My Lips, Your Curves. A Haiku.

Now for the closing Haiku for Challenge # 27:

Freedom is never

Changing for another man,

Does not bring you joy.

 

Much Love to Each of You ’til Next Time

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RonovanWrites Week 26 Haiku Prompt Challenge Review

Haiku Prompt Challenge Badge WinterThe 26th Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Review. And they said it wouldn’t last. I don’t know who they are but I am certain someone said it somewhere.

 

First to the finish line this week!

t_a_wyatt_authorTA Wyatt and Broken Mind. Visit Finale to an Entrance to read this Haiku that is almost about me or a once me. The Broken Mind is definitely me. Remember T.A. is another of our resident authors so check out books available at Amazon here. @FinaletoEntranc



 

Battered Wife seeking Better Life wrote Ready, Set Go. She wasn’t thrilled with it but I think it works. I do half of what she says but the other half not so much. @BWseekingBL

 

Crisisalive with Storm of Ideas. Oh how I feel this one. Well I use a laptop though.

 

Sue from Daily Echo. Bedlam. Just go check out this one. I SO LOVE THE IMAGE!!!! Joy! @SCVincent is one of our resident authors so check out books available at Amazon here. The Sword of Destiny in England looks cool and The Osiriad based in Egypt very awesome. And don’t get me started on that whole Doomsday series of books co-authored with Stuart France, who doesn’t like a series?

 

Elizabeth brought Emptiness from Tea&Paper. This definitely defines this first day of the first full week of the new year. @teandpaper

 

Serins of Serins Sphere wrote Chaos Bleeds for us this week. Hugh wants Photoshop tips and there is something about vampire fan fic in there. Both are evident in the piece this week. @SerinsSphere

 

Becca from On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea returns with Empty Bedlam. A good description of mental fatigue. @rgbickerstaff

 

Cyril of Cyril Bussiere: My Secret Bedlam. A Haiku that I feel at times. More than a few times. I wish we all could  have Freedom from these thoughts. Cyril, of course, is one of our resident authors, even having been interviewed before I created my LWI site. I will need to interview him again for his next book and have a real interview now that I have a few more under my belt. Check his work on Amazon here. @CyrilBussiere

 

Mira of To Wear a Rainbow: Soul . . . less. Somber but honest. Sad yet joyful depending on your side of the words and imagery. @BediMona

 

Claudette from To Search and to Find Happiness in Every Day brought us Mad House. A Haiku that I would put as the next chapter after Cyril’s if I were making a book out of these Haiku.

 

Meredith and Martha bringing their 2×2 from Meredith’s Musings. The ladies have created their own challenge where YOU must guess who wrote which Haiku. It’s more difficult than you think. @Meredithlbl

 

Faith Unlocked: Restored by Grace. Excellent message. Goes along with my Year of Renewal message. @FaithUnlocked

 

Carolyn of Reviews & Recommendations: Young Nest. Something you don’t think about but really is common these days.

 

Colleen of Silver Threading wrote My Vacant Heart. I believe Colleen had to stretch out for this one. Her with a vacant heart? @ColleenCheseboro

 

Marigold of Versus Bulb: Jellyfish Bedlam. A bit sad. I was thinking this was going another place but then was surprised. Marigold Deidre Dicer is one of the RW Haiku Challenge resident authors. Check out her work on Amazon here. @MarigoldDicer

 

AC Elliott has returned. Bedlam is on File Cabinet Ramblings. I mean the Haiku not actual chaos and stuff is occurring on his site. Well it might be. A definite writer’s mind wrote this. A writer’s mind with a writer’s problem. Check it out. @Elliott_ac

 

Florence of Rambling On rejoins with Creating Bedlam. I think we, well a lot of us might connect with this one. @FTThum

 

Maniparna from Scattered Thoughts wrote Memories. You walk in and things just come to you sometimes for good or ill they happen. They can bring happiness or sadness. A good one. @Maniparna

 

Melissa of This, Right Now with Bedlam. A true contrast here, not only in sentences but even in elemental meanings. Excellent.

 

Canaf over at Faithful Devotionals: Peace. An interesting way to do it and an excellent message.

 

Cindy of Dreams in Alaska. I’m still not telling you where she lives. She wrote Empty Illusions. I get it. I have bedlam, at least I think I do. @cindyburrill

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Sue from Daily Echo. Bedlam. If you don’t know why, then you haven’t visited the Haiku yet. @SCVincent

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serious haiku badgethis week:

A tie. That’s right. I simply am not going to agonize over this one. Two poems spoke to me on a personal level in different ways.

cyrilCyril of Cyril Bussiere: My Secret Bedlam. @CyrilBussiereAC_Elliott

AC Elliott has returned. Bedlam is on File Cabinet Ramblings. @Elliott_ac

My offering this week was a timely one titled Back to School. I am not often so much proud of a Haiku I do but I was very happy with this one for once.

And now for our closing Haiku for this week:

Though pens are empty,

May your minds be full of thoughts,

Lest fear bring bedlam.

As for Challenge #27 Prompt Words? You can always wait until tomorrow or find them hidden in this Review.

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A New Look

Well,  it finally happened. Out with the old and in with the new . . . theme that is. I mentioned not long ago that a change was coming. In truth I had no idea what it would be. I had come up with the header but had no theme or anything else in mind.

So Saturday night I sat down and decided it was time. I went through several themes on a practice site, trashed them all. Then I picked this one and after a few hours here we are.

There are still some things that will need to be done, but I think overall I am pleased with the results.

Over on the right side you will see I have added the Tag Cloud. Now if there is a topic you might like to check out, go for it. Who knows what you might end up with though. I have slowed down on my number of tags these days for the most part. But when I started I was a bit tag happy. As I recently told a couple of friends, think of Categories as your subject/noun and your tags as your adjectives.  I actually get rid of some tags from old posts as I revisit them at times.

For those of you that don’t know, that’s a typewriter up there in the header photo. And I actually taught myself to type on one older than that and that’s probably why I’ve had to replace my laptop keyboard. (You had to hit them bad boys back then.) I was bored one summer and decided why not. I had a typing book and a typewriter so by the end of the summer I was flying away. The last time I was timed in typing I was over  100 words per minute. That was some time ago. But you can ask those who chat with me and they will tell you that I do type fast.

 

See Y’all Next Time

Ronovan

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When Ronovan Met Miss Maple (on Skype) – Part 2

Read Hugh’s most recent episode of our ongoing mystery. Then read mine tomorrow! I can’t guarantee it will be good, but I will say this . . . it’s different. muahahahahahaaha And just who is The L.A.W.?
Much Respect and Love to Y’all
Ronovan