RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #218 Steam&Cover

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Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Steam, Cover.
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com

 

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to Thesaurus.com for Synonym help.
  3. Use the Tag of Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. This will help me find you in case you forget to ping back or leave your URL in the comments.
  4. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL  in a comment so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done. You can do a ping back. What’s a ping back? Put the URL link in the address bar of this post, if you like, within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenges out, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing by more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running I get paid for by your visit. Click HERE for a detailed article on Ping Backs.
  5. You may copy one of the badges/images appearing in this post below or above and place it on your site if you wish, most normally use it within their post. I am not saying you need to, but if you would like to do so then go ahead. It is simply my way of saying thank you for participating. I sometimes make custom images for the week, if time and health permits.
  6. The Challenge currently BEGINS at 8 AM EST (New York City time) on Mondays. And a DEADLINE is Noon EST (New York City time) on the Sunday following the Challenge Post release.


The Challenge Words!

Steam&Cover

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to articles for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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From Within.

A slight twist brings on

Pleasures from deep down within

Surge forth with a scream.

Make Me Sweat.

Never let them see

You sweat in the heat of night

As passion rises.

The Fantasy.

Moonlight, white silk sheets, and dark raven hair dominate my sight. She had given me a key. Maybe she’d forgotten . . . or maybe not. Once through the door I inhaled deeply and took in her expensive scent.

I fought to keep my eyes from closing, from losing sight of her curves under the silk. Mmmm, perhaps she was expecting me.

Sitting on the edge of the bed, I observed her lines, her breathing. Her fingers gripped the pillow. I leaned in to her neck . . . her reactions were faster.

Lips found mine.

Hands pulled me to her.

She kissed me deep, her hand in my hair . . . while the other was searching.

“Glenn?”

“Wha?” I woke, looking up into dark eyes.

“You were gasping for breath, are you okay?”

“I was lost in a dream, a fantasy.” I smiled.

“Well, everyone needs a fantasy.”

I laughed. “Yeah.

She leaned over me her face close to mine.

“And you know what I always say.”

“Which one?” I asked.

“My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy.”


This is my contribution to the Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge. Hosted this week by my co-host, Colleen Chesebro on SilverThreading.com. The theme is Fantasy. Click here  to see other entries and to enter yourself if you like.


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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #8 Entries: THE LINKS

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

GL below stands for the reading Grade Level. Harry Potter is a GL of around 5. Tolkien is around GL 6.5.

The Writers with The Links

The Prompt for the Challenge was this famous Boab tree in Western Australia. The various takes on the prompt were surprising and there are some great ones in there. Some are begging for a series to continue the stories and I so hope the authors do decide to pick up the stories with the next prompt.

Boab tree
The Tree of Life
Kim Russell (Writing in Northfolk)
A story of a girl, her mother, and a twist of an ending. 249 Words and GL of 1.5 @kim88110

Recovery From Birth
by Teresa Smeigh (Writing is my Life)
This week Teresa has more excitement going on and drama as well. 880 Words and GL of 2.9. @TeresaSmeigh

Talitha Emerging
Natalia Erehnah (Weaving Gold)
Natalia used the prompt to write a passage for her work in progress, Spinning Stardust. I’d say it worked out quiet well. 230 words and GL of 6.3. @weavinggold

Curled Within
Lady Joyful (The Joyful Soul Creates)
The first installment of a possible series. A great start. Make sure to comment on what you think. I believe she gave just enough, and actually plenty in the 200 words limit she set for herself. 200 Words and GL of 3.3.

The Wish Eating Tree
by Ritu (But I Smile Anyway…)
Hmm, well that was an interesting read. Ritu has one serious imagination. 1848 Words, 4.4 GL. @PhantomGiggler

Melancholy Through a Looking Glass
Nandini Bharadwaj (Pages That Rustle)
Very nice first time entry. I very much want to see where this one might lead. Hoping there is a part two with the next prompt. 641 Words and 5.8 GL.

Larrkardiy
TJ Paris (La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin)
Good story of fiction based on traditional history of the particular tree used in the prompt. I knew when I saw TJ pop up and knowing the tree is located in Western Australia, I figured I might get a good retelling of facts. He also shares some history, myths, and facts following the story itself. 608 Words and 6.0 GL. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

A Night Shift Dreamtime Story
by Kat Myrman (like mercury colliding…)
Another great story. And another one that needs to keep going. Don’t believe me? Check the comments out. 664 Words. 5.3 GL.

Feverish-Part Two
by Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author Blog)
Melissa, or Mel, has jumped into this series of challenges. A two parter has turned into three. Check out the action, mystery, and fantasy now. 1036 words and a 4.0 GL.

Of Finding Oneself
Solveig Werner (Solveig Werner~eclectic, multilingual…)
Oh, what a wishful story this one is. One I believe we all would like to live. Another excellent first entry to the challenge community we’re growing here. (You all need to go check out her awesome glasses.) 548 Words and 5.5 GL.

Under the baobab tree.
Geetha Balvannanathan (Geetha Balvannanthan’s Blog)
An interesting story. I see a good social commentary on a time gone by, and in some parts of the world, still exists. 382 Words and 5.4 GL. @geethap2007

Promises
anghulinghugotero (anghulinghugotero)
A myth, folklore, fantasy, and a feel of scifi all rolled into one. At least it all seems that way to me. A great story. 1885 Words and 5.4 GL.



Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out Valentine’s Day of 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 a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, a new Friday Fiction Writing Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #7 Entries: THE LINKS

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

GL below stands for the reading Grade Level. Harry Potter is a GL of around 5. Tolkien is around GL 6.5.

The Writers with The Links

The Newborn
by Teresa Smeigh (Writing is my Life)
Tessa makes a mad dash to the hospital with a newborn a lot less stressful in a lot of stressful ways. Humor was the goal this week and she accomplished that, even though it wasn’t where she originally intended to go with the 7th installment of her series. 281 words. GL of 5.6.

How not to start the New Year
by KL Caley (New2Writing)
A great start for our new to the challenge member. I have a bad feeling this was based on fact rather than fiction. Isn’t that where the best humor comes from? At least she can laugh about it, or maybe this was a cathartic endeavor. 283 words and 7.3 GL.

Purple Haze
by Kat Myrman (like mercury colliding…)
Hooch for the pooch brings about an intoxicating smooch. Kat pulls out all the stops in her Humor piece this week. 255 words. 6.8 GL.

Caring For Your Schnauzer by Ima Le’Amature
by Meredith Haynes (Meredith’s Musings)
This week Meredith shares a chapter from a book that’s helped her with Nick all this time. Um, sort of. Chuckles and squeaker toys abound. You know that combination can’t be good … for the owner, not the Schnauzer. 487 words and 5.3 GL.

Stag Don’t
by Ritu (But I Smile Anyway…)
Where does her mind go for these things. The next prompt might be for her to explain what happened in this one. 142 words, 3.2 GL.

Feverish-Part One
by Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author Blog)
Talk about Cats and Dogs. Melissa gives us a sci-fi/fantasy type trip here. And it’s only part one. 1003 words and a 4.6 GL.

Cat’s Rule
by R. Todd (A Flash of Fiction)
Seeing inside the minds of Cats and Dogs. This is evil. And I somehow think it just may be true. 338 words and a 2.8 GL.

The Right and the Wrong Umbrella
by Alka Girdhar (Magnanimous Word)
Alka thought there wasn’t much humor here, but she was only being modest. Her style gives a subtle touch to humor and you begin to chuckle because you see what’s coming before she tells you. Very nice. 324 words at a GL of 4.8.

Fluffy, the Matchmaking Cat
by Michelle ‘Nato’ Lunato (Chasing Life and Finding Dreams)
Seduction, romance, humor, and a cat toy? I enjoyed this one a lot. She’s got some promise. 845 words. GL of 2.4.



Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out Valentine’s Day of 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 a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, a new Friday Fiction Writing Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #5 Entries: THE LINKS

First time visiting? Click HERE for the details of the Challenge and the Free eBook Project.

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

GL below stands for Grade Level. Harry Potter is a GL of around 5. Tolkien is around GL 6.5.

The Writers with The Links
Digging to China
by Clarence Holm (PrairieChat)
Clarence tells a tale of something we probably all thought of when we were kids. 307 words and a 2.9 GL, this is right on track for being in the perspective of a child.

Not now but soon
by Willow (willowdot21)
A tragic story that is all too real. With emotions and dialogue that is spot on for the story, Willow’s first attempt at flash fiction is more than a success. 410 words and a 4.5 GL make this just the right level for the target audience.

A Beautiful Life
by Geetha Prodhom (Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog)
A wonderful nonsensical sort of tale about Spinach and a lonely young lady. I wonder if the spinach has anything to do with the lonely part? Although I love spinach, as does my son. 756 words at a GL of 6.4.

Love Me Tender
by Teresa Smeigh (Writing is my Life)
A fast pace hospital room scene. Judy has to protect her husband and her mother from revenge minded gang members. 589 words. GL of 2.7.

It will rain
by Geetha Prodhom (Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog)
You know, sometimes a story … well you can read this one and probably know where I was going. 209 words. GL of 4.3.

Candle in the Wind
by Kat Myrman (like mercury colliding…)
A story of friendship and hard decisions. If I said much more I would reveal too much. 393 words. 2.8 GL.

The hanging tree
by Sarina (Shining Seeds)
A story about school kids and dealing with a common aspect of life these days. 1409 words. 2.2 GL.

The End or a New Beginning
by Meredith Haynes (Meredith’s Musings)
A couple+A party+Late Again=What? Meredith’s first trip into the challenge. 441 words and 3.2 GL. You would swear from the amount of emotion and storytelling there would be a larger word count.

Strong Enough
by Florence Thum (Meanings and Musings)
Florence chose a poem that is a story at the same time.

Don’t Let Go
by Ritu (But I Smile Anyway…)
We have a story of an event that will haunt a person forever. Good imagery and pace. 287 words, 4.4 GL.

Christmas Stockings
by Greg Wolford (Potholes in the Road of Life)
An interesting story. Know Greg as I do I can see one possible reason for a story like this. It’s still a tough story to put out there. But I think it is a needed one. I believe parents should read them one for sure. 1441 words and 4.7 GL. I think this one read quicker than the word count might imply.



Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out Valentine’s Day of 2016. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, a new Friday Fiction Writing Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #4 Entries: THE LINKS

First time visiting? Click HERE for the details of the Challenge and the Free eBook Project.

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

The Writers with The Links

The Escalator
by Clarence Holm (PrairieChat)
Clarence takes a trip back in time to a day out with his mother. From the comments left as of this review, he captured exactly the right feel. Memories abound for the readers.

Ice Cream Tummy Aches
by Kat Myrman (like mercury colliding)
This one gives attention to an all too common part of society. Memories will come flooding in for some, while others reading need comprehend and apply what they discover here.

It’s Not Happening
by Ritu Bhathal (But I Smile Anyway)
Much like Kat in the previous entry, Ritu takes a similar subject and approaches it from a different angle. This one is also very common and parents need to read this and understand it. Children all over the world react this way every day and carry these traits into adulthood.

Judy and John: Part 4-The Hospital Under Siege
by Teresa Smeigh (Writing is my Life)
Tessa continues her series with our couple in more uncomfortable moments than the title suggests.

Betrayal
by Carol Campbell (WritersDream9)
Carol goes extreme with keeping her piece under 100 words. A story of the inner turmoil of a woman betrayed represented by the world around her. A very nice story idea.

Buried
by Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author Blog)
What has this woman gotten herself into? Will you figure it out before times up?

Crocodiles
by Jane Dougherty (Jane Dougherty Writes)
Corcodiles, stags, and magpies all in a row. What brings the smile to a little boy’s face?

Double Standards
by Janni Styles (JanniStyles1)
You know, I witness this type of thing in my own home. I observe and have begun to point out the times it does happen.

Button Holed
by Melinda Kucsera
A scene from the world Melinda’s created. Also part of an advent series she is doing. I think you’ll want to read the other parts after this one.



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

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #3 Entries: THE LINKS

Update! The Free eBook Project will be through Smashwords and/or Amazon. This is an update to include Smashwords. The reason being, Amazon, as far as I can tell at the moment, only offers FREE eBooks all the time as a price match option. Smashwords offers it all the time and a great many ways to download and read, including Kindle. Click HERE for the details.

As we continue with these challenges I’ll find a balance between blurbs and my insanity at reviewing and hopefully bring some entertainment to the table.

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

The Writers with The Links
Fear of Flying
by Kat Myrman (like mercury colliding)
The title gives you a bit of an idea as to the story. Kat shows her writing experience here very well. No passive writing and she keeps the reader engaged. Also, there are no unneeded extras to take away from the story and feeling. Very nice. A MUST READ!

Mile High Club
by Ritu (But I Smile Anyway)
With a title like that, do you need to ask? Yes you do. Go check it out. Ritu and her imagination shining through.

Judy and John-The Flight: Part 3
by Terese Dean Smeigh (Writing is my Life.)
Part Three of the story has an interesting turn of events. I doubt anyone saw this coming.

A safe place
by Jane Dougherty (Jane Dougherty Writes)
An interesting bit of fantasy, of sorts, this week from our author, Jane. Going in a direction few would think, and some may even wonder now what direction that is. I find the leaving of a certain element in the unknown for the individual to discern allows one to learn how one thinks about life and situations.

Number 26
by Clarence Holm (PrairieChat)
Clarence publishes his first ever, shared piece of fiction. A first person account of a situation, the story pulls the reader in through emotional as well as physical detail. I know the disturbing aspects of writing a work like this on the author. Perhaps that’s why I go there so few times these days. A MUST READ!

Chicken
by Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author Blog)
Melissa brings some action with a touch of comedy with her first entry in the Friday Fiction challenge. You can tell there is experience behind the writing of this fast-paced ride. Her fans are loving her return to sharing her short fiction.

Takeoff
by Melinda Kucsera (in medias res)
Melinda manages to incorporate the prompt into her story world nicely. The descriptions of environment are well done and one is almost able to see it all.

Cupid’s Arrow~Take Two
by Michelle Lunato (Chasing Life and Finding Dreams)
Nato’s first entry into the challenge and she gives us a story about first loves reuniting. We see realistic thoughts surrounding the situation, not a fairy tale story.

Take Off
by ShidaTahirah (876LoveR)
Shida flips the point of view this week. Normally we see the feminine side of things, now the masculine comes through. A contemporary and realistic story with a surprise ending.

Memento
by Florence T (Meanings and Musings)
Florence gives a family moment that may be all to real these days. There is almost the taking of a headline and peeking behind it to what happens where the cameras and the reporters don’t reach and don’t seem to care.



Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, a new Friday Fiction Writing Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com. For my own take on the prompt, and my last entry in the Friday Fiction challenges, visit my new site dedicated to fiction writing, WritingsByRonovan and the story UPSIDE DOWN: Part Two-The Flyby.

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #2 Entries: THE LINKS

Update! The Free eBook Project will be through Smashwords and/or Amazon. This is an update to include Smashwords. The reason being, Amazon, as far as I can tell at the moment, only offers FREE eBooks all the time as a price match option. Smashwords offers it all the time and a great many ways to download and read, including Kindle. Click HERE for the details.

As we continue with these challenges I’ll find a balance between blurbs and my insanity at reviewing and hopefully bring some entertainment to the table.

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

The Writers with The Links
The Legend of Wolf’s Crossing Lodge
by Kat Myrman (like mercury colliding)
An awesomely spooky story using all six prompt words. Kat creates the perfect atmosphere to help the story go to that next level. All this achieved in a short story. A MUST READ!

The Library Date
by Ronovan Hester (Ronovan Writes)
My entry this week. Love comes and goes in glances and heartbeats. We’ve all been there. I like to say comedy is present from beginning to end, you can decide for yourself, but there is also that uncomfortable awkwardness that makes things painful to watch because you want to tell the main character what to do. Or at least that’s how I feel.

I Thought We Were Forever
by Ritu (But I Smile Anyway)
This is a story about a woman who discovers her husband of so many years is moving on with love without her being included in that part of his life. The how she finds out is very much today. Ritu mentions in the comments the ending somewhat created itself. It’s a surprise ending in a way. At least the woman’s reasoning is surprising to me. GREAT READ!

Judy and John—The Newlyweds
by Teresa Dean Smeigh (Writing is my Life)
Part two of Teresa’s work, although it can stand alone. Judy and John are enjoying a moment as newlyweds when disaster strikes.

Staircase to Nowhere
by Melinda Kucsera (in medias res)
This week Melinda shares a scene from an upcoming Kindle eBook. One of her characters comes upon a strange object, well not so much strange as strangely located.

The Cabin
by Michelle (The Journey)
Thanksgiving memories shared in this particular tale. Some legitimate life situations, emotions, and all that comes with them are shared in this Thanksgiving memory filled tale. But don’t think you know anything. Just when you think you know, Michelle throws in a twist.

Movie Night: Part Two
by Greg (Potholes in the Road of Life)
Greg continues his story, although it can be a stand alone piece, with this quick read about how one young woman handles her man being far from home. And she does it in a most constructive way. At least I think so.

Laila’s Brother
by Alka Girdhar (Magnanimous Words)
An almost behind the scenes look at the headlines of today. I’ve often thought of something like this. What goes through the mind of a mother when she sees her adult son in the headlines and on the news around the world? GREAT READ!

What a Mess
by Shida Tahirah (876LoveR)
A cozy time is had by Shida’s two characters in the story. But if you focus on the end you miss what is being said throughout. There is some social commentary in this one and we get how people react to things in today’s world. Even if today’s world in the story is in 2017. And no, it’s not a Science Fiction Futuristic piece.

Dust Devil: the whole story
by Jane Dougherty (Jane Dougherty Writes)
Jane brings science fiction to the challenge this week. I know Jane’s writing through the retelling of Irish legends in a book I reviewed and then had the pleasure of her answering a few questions for an interview. This work is a complete surprise in genre. MUST READ!

To live another day
by Florence T (Meanings and Musings)
An interesting piece in first person voice. I wonder if the speaker is insane, honest, or perhaps both. A surprise of an ending and in truth a surprise of a story. Very Nice.



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

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt #1 Entries: THE LINKS

Nine responses to the first Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes. I call that better than expected. You will notice this is more of a round-up than a review. Being that these are long works of fiction and so many aspects of writing could be commented on, I felt it best to give the links and a blurb about each piece. The story ideas for each had their own merits. And as with my own work, we each had areas we could improve upon. But then, that is one reason we are doing this. One reason all writers do challenges, to keep improving.

As we continue with these challenges I’ll find a balance between blurbs and my insanity at reviewing and hopefully bring some entertainment to the table.

The order appearing is the order in which the entry was received.

The Writers with The Links

That sinking feeling.
by Ritu (But I Smile Anyway)
Our first entry in a brand new challenge, we have a story you might want to keep reading until the end. Ritu throws a curve. | A young woman on a voyage finds herself falling for the ship’s captain when nature takes its course. A familiar story with a very modern twist.

Movie Night
by Greg (Potholes in the Road of Life)
A modern military version of a love letter home. In Movie Night, Greg gives us an idea of how life has changed in some ways for today’s soldier while the core remains the same.

Southern Serenade
by Ronovan (Ronovan Writes)
An untold scene from a work in progress.

Saved by the Chocolate
by Sarina (Shining Seeds)
A young woman brings her fiancé to her family for the first time. And there is some explaining to do.

The Man in the Captain Uniform
by Michelle (The Journey)
A piece of flash fiction about a little girl and her father in his military uniform.

Heart of Gold
by Shida Tahirah (876LoveR)
A shy Jamaica romance between a man, woman, and a beach at sunset.

Judy and John
by Tessa Dean Smeigh (Writing is my Life)
Judy is on the beach when John arrives home. A small disaster happens with an even bigger ending.

As always
by Florence (Meanings and Musings)
A seductive rendezvous is told from the view of the woman arriving at a surprise destination.

Captive Dragon
by Melinda Kucsera (in medias res)
A fantasy story set in a world of her own making, with a character from her previous work.



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

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

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

red bird image with quote

Closing Haiku This Week.

Red feathers on grass,

Sign of passing life to life,

Mother bird and young.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW! vronlacroix Phoenix |rimons33.wordpress.com Not the use of the word red in Phoenix you might think. Cool.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 54

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

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

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

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

New This Week

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

 



First to Enter this Week:

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Haiku: The greatest opportunity.

 

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

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

And the Closing Haiku:

Free from all complaints

In the middle of great bliss,

I think of  problems.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Roundup 53

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

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

poetry haikuWeek #53 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Guide & Mad.

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

New This Week

Elusive Trope of Musings of a Photogenic Memory: Gotta like that title. “I use what I call my “stage name” Elusive Trope in many of my presences on the web. In the past I have hid behind my stage name as a way to keep secret my real identity. I did, in part, because the non-profit for which I worked was apolitical and what I blogged and commented upon was usually political in nature. I slowly started to come out of the virtual closet and now I am just going to come entirely out of the closet.”~From the About Page of the Elusive Trope. Bet you want to know the real identity, right? Well go find out. Muhahahahaha. The Haiku: Tribulation. I think the Elusive one and I have some things in common. Check out the About page. Even though we don’t share all the same things we end up with some same results.

Shailzaa of Fewunsaidwords: No About Information but this is an awesome Gravatar photo! I’m getting dizzy just looking at it.

shailzaaThis is her first ever Haiku!!!! So go check it out. Trailblazers. That’s the name I gave the Haiku.



First to Enter this Week:

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



Florence of Meanings and Musings: Waiting for Love. Two Haiku. Florence is also a member of the Lit World Interviews Team. Read her posts here. @FTThum

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Bathed in light. And Tiny things of exquisite beauty. Oooooo read about this traitorous man. France loves him no more. But a cool story of his life. 

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Gently Escape.

Eloise of Thoughts by Mell0-Elo: Broken Sanity’s Fortune. Eloise is also one of our Authors. You visit Amazon.com here or Amazon UK here to check out her offerings for both children and adults.

Judy of Edwina’s Episodes: Awaiting a Harvest.

ladyleemanilla:  Escapade Bound

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: My Guide  And Into Your Heart. A nice one. I like it.  @BediMona

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Crazy and Mad.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Wake Up! and Patience.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: This Mad World.

R. Todd of R. Todd Writes: Nightmares.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Let go of AngerMelissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  You Drive Me Crazy.

Olga of Stuff and what if…A Spark in the Dark.

OnTheLand: Free Market Guide.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Black.  Um, a bit of confusion apparently, but visit to see what she did anyway. 🙂 Combined with the photo challenge hosted on Blue Daisyz. She also has an Etsy Shop here.

Al of Al the Author: Five Ways to Madness.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Cat & Mad Hat and Inside Out. Great images to go with the Haiku.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Whirlwind of Love. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Mad Max. And a second one inspired by a photo he took this week, Futility.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: The LoveR has arrived.  Blinded.

Suzanne Miller of Art and Life: The Seeker.

Johnoii of johnorzehowski: Pluto.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Lies of Liberty Confuse Me.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Ring, Ring, Don’t Call Me and Magic Mushrooms Heist.

AC Elliott of File Cabinet Ramblings: Missing Rails@Elliott_ac

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Rails.

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Guide to determining if you are constantly being mauled by bears.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Blind. @greg_wolford 

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Journey. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark Reef: Madness.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Mind Mapping (Madness). Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Question.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Friendship. @SerinsSphere

Swatiu of imgrowing: Channel to Bliss.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Shattered@ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Sky Vani of Stain: Mishmash.  

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: The Thief Within. @BWseekingBL

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Madnes Hatter/To Guide You. (No, that is not a typo for Madnes, go find out why.) Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Fear.

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

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: ProtectedRemember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here. And for you authors needing someone to do Audio Books, she has several out now. See the titles here.

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My Haiku: Guide those tongues wisely.

Special Ronovan’s Choice for Creativity and Best Mis-Read of All Time

Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Mind Mapping (Madness). Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

 

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Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: The LoveR has arrived.  Blinded.

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Ring, Ring, Don’t Call Me and Magic Mushrooms Heist. I worry about her sometimes.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

Lead me in your ways

To the land of peace of mind,

Madness will be found.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 52

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

The image is a painting done in Photoshop, well pixlr.com. I used Meredith’s photo from her blog as the inspiration. The smudge tool makes for a great way to give that painted, brush stroke look.

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Week #52 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Silent & Loud.

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

New This Week

OnTheLand: “Hello! I started this blog when I moved to the country, off a dirt road, in the middle of nowhere, near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  I was excited to live in nature ‘on the land’, my dream since childhood.  I was also happy to finally have a patch of land where I could try growing vegetables and herbs- -perfect for a vegetarian and natural foods enthusiast!” From her About Page. Much more there and her sidebar. Very informative and nicely done. The Haiku: Dawn. Excellent. Very nature grounded Haiku. Good structure. And put in a nice plug for the challenge. First Haiku since grade school. YAY!!!  

R. Todd of R. Todd Writes: “I love science fiction and fantasy. I also enjoy writing poetry. A lot of what you will find here will fall into one of those three categories. I leave my real life stuff over on that other site I mentioned earlier.” From his About Page. Much more there and entertaining. The Haiku: Trapped. Hmm, a theme this week it seems. One I could have written about as well.

Sky Vani of Stain: There is something familiar about this blog but I am putting her as a new one just in case. But seriously. Very familiar, but what does the amnesiac know, right? “Let’s make it clear at the beginning, I’m not philosopher nor poet. In fact, I am nothing special, just an ordinary … With an ordinary life … But hey, sometimes I like to dive my head in the pillow and dream away. Sometimes I just go to a nicer time in the past. Sometimes, if I gather courage, I step into a better future. However, I mostly just close my eyes and watch. I look a little at myself, or imagine people around a little. And that’s it …” From her About the Author Page. The Haiku: After the midnight. Hmm. Several meanings here. I like the profile photo used. A bit artistic. 🙂  

Mark Schutter of Maleko’s Art: “I never thought I would be this old & have my life just begin! Life is an adventure & the present is the moment that touches eternity.”~From his Side bar. More there to find out. The Haiku: A Rhyming Scheme. You’ll have to read it and you’ll get where I got the name from. 🙂 



First to Enter this Week:

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



Florence of Meanings and Musings: Inner Thoughts. I like the alternate word for silent. If I had done a Haiku other than the example it would have included this word. Florence is also a member of the Lit World Interviews Team. Read her posts here. @FTThum

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Demanding. Mhmm. Yep.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Closing Time. Um, I wonder if this was a personal experience? Hmm.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Silence Spooooky. And In Your Arms. A nice one. I like it.  @BediMona

Judy of Edwina’s Episodes: Ex-Spouses. Yes, I named it. I said, yes I did.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Train Traveller’s Blues. She’s trippin’.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Haiku. I might have named this one Forlorn. And a second one, Tiny things of exquisite beauty. Oooooo read about this traitorous man. France loves him no more. But a cool story of his life. 

Olga of Stuff and what if…The Senses. I felt that the senses were represented in each line and thus the title I chose. Makes sense to me. 🙂

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Turmoil. I think word has always meant an internal force to me.

Ms. Toy Whisperer of Ms. Toy Whisperer: Frances. Looking at the prompt words used in essence here. I do believe I get it.

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Silence. Peace is a good description of this one. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Close. Vintage ashes would be another good title for this one. Combined with the photo challenge hosted on Blue Daisyz. She also has an Etsy Shop here.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Washing Machine Woes and Dive Bombing Bird. The woman has some serious house issues.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Two this week I think I will call  The Void. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Out Loud and Silent Blue. Okay, that first one with the image. 🙂 People should have that as their screen saver and start sharing it everywhere.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Silent Words, Screaming Actions. ooooooooo That’s all I can say. 00000000 Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Johnoii of johnorzehowski: Stoicism. A tree? Loud dirt? Whu? Nah, I get it and I also get the follow up message. 🙂 It just happens that way.

Al of Al the Author: A rarity. Only one this week? I feel as though I have let him down. I must come up with better words. Hrmph.

Meredith and Martha The Poetic Angels of Meredith’s Musings: Four Haiku, two from each as usual but in one post this week. Chose Wisely and Silence by Merdith & Over and Hurt by Martha. Great as usual. Martha brought her A game this week. Some very nice lines.

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Screaming. I think we all have some mental problems. But it’s taken me until now to realize it. Not that Wendy is mental or anything. Nooooo.  Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here. And for you authors needing someone to do Audio Books, she has several out now. See the titles here.

jazzytower of Thoughts and Entanglements: Yearnings. 🙂 Pretty. 🙂

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Mischievous Mayhem. Mothers go and read. And read the comments as well. 🙂  Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Busy Week. I think the title is a bit of an understatement. @greg_wolford 

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: The LoveR has arrived.  Sugar coated. Um, well several interpretations of this one could roll through the mind. I shall remain silent despite the loudness of my thoughts. o,O

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Volume  Okay, so four Haiku telling a story. Volume by number and by sound? 🙂 Interesting.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Lamentations. She did a bit of playing with words this week. You might want to check it out. @SerinsSphere

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Noises. A very honest message. Very much so in this day and age.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Schizophrenia. Hmm, the message is something I actually went through after my accident. I may have to write about it some day. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: As If. oooooo, an interesting one. Brutal as well. I like it.

Marigold of Versus Blurb: Contrary. Makes me think of my son. 🙂 Go purchase Marigold Deidre Dicer’s book The Black Swan Inheritance from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or the iBooks store or purchase it from Amazon on Kindle by clicking here. @MarigoldDicer 

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Rewind, Rethink, Recreate. Juliet took a trip back to that first Haiku she wrote for the first challenge and compared them to her new one. Same prompt words. See what change has happened in a year. Also read how she found the challenge. @BWseekingBL

Colleen of Silver Threading: Haunting Memories. Myths and spooks are about methinks.  @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Silence Please. Another one with multiple possibilities. I’m choosing the pure nature one. Also the image is awesome. MUST READ & SEE!

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Give A Hug/Unnoticed. Unnoticed is one we can all identify with. Give A Hug? Well I hope no one can identify with that one. :) Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Swatiu of imgrowing: Hello. Wow. MUST READ

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Sweet Serenity. A Haiku to describe a good friend. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

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Swatiu of imgrowing: Hello. Wow. MUST READ

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Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Closing Time. Um, I wonder if this was a personal experience? Hmm.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

Silence as a friend,

I take as a sign of truth,

Your heavy absence.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 51

First, you can still submit your entry to the challenge and have it added to the Review.

Today the reviews do not have any comments. I’m testing the different format to see how it goes. It was easier somewhat but still took four efforts to complete. But I see that as a blessing for what this challenge has become.

As for the image below. Now you know what was inside of the wrapped up almost flower bud looking image last week.

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Week #51 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Future & Give.

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Aimer Boyz of AimerBoyz: “I like dessert better than real food. I like fiction and happy endings and ice cream. I have no interest in sports, none. To me, Super Bowl Sunday means an empty shopping mall, yeah! I always meant to learn how to sail, and fly a plane, anaimer boyz fireworksd dance the waltz properly but nope, never happened. All cars should be convertibles and groceries should buy themselves!”~From the About Page. The Haiku: To Be Me. Aimer is also an author with the first book being GoodReads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Award  Nominee 2014 Best Book Debut for Fireworks. Our very own Hugh Roberts gave it a 5 Star review. You can read his review on Lit World Interviews where he is a Team Member by clicking here.

Suzanne Miller of Art and Life: “I’m an artist and a writer with a background in living on a shoestring and making do. Expressing myself creatively brings me great joy and I love to share my work with the world. “~From her Gravatar Page. The Haiku: Give and Take. A great beginning to her time with us here in the Haikumily that is this challenge family. (Really love the url address for this one. Very cool.)

Johnoii of johnorzehowski: The Haiku: What Future. He created the blog to participate in the Haiku Challenge. Make sure to go and welcome him. And I bet we’ll see a lot of other things as well. 🙂

 



First to Enter this Week:

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: The Unknown. @BWseekingBL



Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: No Cake for You. MUST READ

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

Judy of Edwina’s Episodes: She’s a Mind Reader!.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Brittany Coast.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Give Up. @greg_wolford 

Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: View of LoveShe’s a serious Book Blogger for all you Authors out there so make sure to check out her reviews here in case she might be someone you are interested in.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Notes on a summer dayCheck out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Unforeseen. And Endless Love@BediMona

Olga of Stuff and what if…Alterations.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Sacrifice. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  To Our Son On His Birthday.

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Start Now. Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here. And for you authors needing someone to do Audio Books, she has several out now. See the titles here.

Serins of Serins Sphere: The Spice of Life. @SerinsSphere

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Springtime Blossoms.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Letters. Combined with the photo challenge hosted on Blue Daisyz. She also has an Etsy Shop here.

jazzytower of Thoughts and Entanglements: Peace.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Out with the Old, In with the New. Florence is also a member of the Lit World Interviews Team. Read her posts here. @FTThum

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Building Love. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Wait For It and Waiting For Beckett.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: A Chance To Laugh.

Al of Al the Author: Political and Pastoral and Personal.

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Bridal. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordHands Up!!. MUST READ THE STORY @girally

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Future loss.

Swatiu of imgrowing: Clean Slate.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Recycle.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Killer of Bees. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Firm Hope.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Sweet Dreams. Glad Claudette did her Haiku as a reminder. 🙂

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: A baby girl and Cherish Every Day. MUST READ

Prakash of It’s PH The Present. @itsPhTweet

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Blind Love.  Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

Meredith and Martha The Poetic Angels of Meredith’s Musings: Four Haiku, two from each as usual but in one post this week. Blessings and Gift of Life by Merdith & Betterment and The Future by Martha. MUST READS

Colleen of Silver Threading: An Ode to Novel Writing. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

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

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Willingly?  @MinKhor

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Future.

 

 

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Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Springtime Blossoms.

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Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: No Cake for You.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

I give all of me,

To you, willingly I do,

Devote my future.

Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 50

First, you can still submit your entry to the challenge and have it added to the Review.

Second, for future reviews, as the number of poets are increasing and my functioning hours are decreasing due to health, I am allergic to heat and it’s exacerbating my other conditions and it’s been 100 degrees here lately and no air in my room, that’s what you get for living in a house that was a school house a hundred years ago, the reviews may be minus my comments. I think the comments may actually take away from people being able to get to all of the Haiku anyway, but I know some people enjoy it when I am in a good enough way to have fun with them. Yes, I get goofy sometimes. 🙂

 

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Week #50 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Gain & Hound.

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jazzytower of Thoughts and Entanglements: This is a space for a collective of thoughts on different topics and interests.
My likes:- quiet times – people with cool heads – travel -sewing gardening – jazz – reggae music – the sounds of the ocean – the sound of a hard steady rain on a tin roof, and most of all I like putting my thoughts down on paper. I am living my second life and handling it with care.”
~From the Gravatar Page. The Haiku: Clarity. Something for all to think about doing.

 



First to Enter this Week:

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

 



Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Unconditional. Ani is back. Don’t know who Ani is? Go find out. Sue is sooo jealous of her fame. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Run!. Um, disturbing. That’s all I have to say. Disturbing. Okay, so I said it twice. 

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Bad pig. I like that second sentence formed. Quite profound.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Three this week. Attention. I am a winner! Yay, me! Um, unless it’s not me. Hmm. I will shhhh now. And Lock You Up. Whoa, I thought this one was going to be a whole lot more interesting, not that it wasn’t interesting, but whew. A third, To Play. @BediMona

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Three for One. Yep, three Haiku for one post. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Out of the Dog House…  Interesting middle line.

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: SNACK TIME, WOOF!. Doesn’t my title for it say it all? 🙂 If not or if so, go check it out anyway.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Cerberus.  Good title there. And a good Haiku to go with it.

Olga of Stuff and what if…Retirement. Ahhh, the dream. 🙂

Al of Al the Author: Gain and The Hound? GoT Talent?

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Dog vs. Rabbit. Um, I so…I just am going to stay quiet about this one. You all go and come up with your own interpretations. Sometimes I am just soooo wrong.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Hounded. Three for one from Sarah. Who is hounding her and what is to be gained. Hmm.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Haunted by Hell Hounds. A Haibun.  @SerinsSphere

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: What will come and Meditation. Really like the last one. It nails the act of the title perfectly.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Freedom of Love. I might have called this one Rediscovery or something like that. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: The call of the sea. Wow, he combined three challenges into one Haiku. That’s serious. Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Red Hot. Some really great photos on her post in regards to this challenge and the photo challenge she combines it with hosted on Blue Daisyz.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Annoyance. At least this is what I get out of it. I agree.  @MinKhor

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordWe are hounds forever. Okay, there are four Haiku this week. Man, I am like so worried which one she thinks I am. And here I was going to mention the cool header photo for this. Geesh. @girally

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Meditation. Not her title, but mine because this can happen when you do meditate. 🙂

Swatiu of imgrowingOne way or another. I like this one. The idea behind it really makes me think. Very interesting. Nice.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Cruel and Aspiration The second one. Yeah. Been thinking about that A LOT lately. A whole lot.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Hounding Kitchen Fears and The Skinhead Hound. When I saw the title of that second one I was a bit concerned. But turns out it was a different definition than first came to mind. Whew.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Sudden Flight. I like when the words actually bring in thoughts or music that inspires from them as well. That’s kind of cool. One art connected to another art in a far out way.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerAnimal Mania There are moments when I read a Haiku and simply shake my head in wonder. Fortunately there was an explanation this time. Wow. @SpunkyWayfarer

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Summer. She used the evil word as a title. Not sure I can read it. Hmm. Oh how I disagree. But then gain I am allergic to the sun and to heat. When I say I wish I had a man cave, I actually mean it. Actually a writer’s cave would be awesome. @TeandPaper

Colleen of Silver Threading: Typed Out. I think Colleen is experiencing some novel pangs.  @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Loves Chase Great image and Haiku combination. MUST READ. It’s one of those make you think for a moment kind of things. @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Hore-Hound. Somewhat informative Haiku this week. I like it. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Elke of writingindevizes: Supersleuth. Interesting how she went with this. Cool.

Carol of Mama Cormier gives No Pain, No Gain. The evil speaks to her, but for her own good. @carol_cormier

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Jekyll or Hyde…You Decide. Hmm, a very interesting but true Haiku. I wonder when one decides they know though? Then again some just never do know. @BWseekingBL

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Run. Tsk tsk tsk. Greg and his wild thoughts. Not sure if there are costumes involved here or not. I just had to say that. Anyone knowing Greg will have to laugh at that.  @greg_wolford 

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pursuing Growth. Ha. Okay, I think it’s funny. I’m not certain if it’s supposed to be, but that’s where I’m going with it.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Grades are just numbers. I like that title even before reading the Haiku. And a good message as well. Sure would like to know where that grade scale is used. Man, we don’t have that here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Unfulfilled. Hmm. I somehow don’t think this is an actual personal Haiku. But a good one to learn from.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Troubled Mind and Plights of a Merchant. OOOO, that second one. 🙂 Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Finbar. I love these two Haiku. A great story and a MUST READ. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Trials. I got the image of someone making headway a little at a time as they were going through various hard moments.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Hounded. Glad Claudette did her Haiku as a reminder. 🙂

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Every Moment. A very positive message in her Haiku this week. 🙂 Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

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Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Aspiration Been thinking about that A LOT lately. A whole lot.

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A tie this week.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pursuing Growth. Ha. Okay, I think it’s funny. I’m not certain if it’s supposed to be, but that’s where I’m going with it.

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E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Plights of a Merchant.  Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

 

And the Closing Haiku:

Dread days hound my soul,

Daily traversing the dark,

My faith brings me light.

or

I hound for her love

Like a thirsty man’s dire need

I gain naught alone.

or

Hounds of Mounds call me,

I look over ancient wood,

Gaining Almond Joys.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 49

 

 

 

You will notice I am late. Also only half or the Haiku have comments with them. I hope I at least saw all the links on the challenge post. I wasn’t able to go hunting for Haiku this time around. I don’t normally give reasons for lateness but since I also don’t have comments with some, I feel one is in order. Saturday was my birthday and I went to a movie for the first time in two years. Good movie, disastrous results. Then I had to go to my parents for Father’s Day. Combine the two and I have been in bed most of the weekend with a very extreme migraine and various Fibromyalgia pains.

Next week we’ll be back to normal with the review. As for the photo? In case anyone wondered that’s actually my mouth. I just painted using samples of the colors from a photo with the photo and the image side by side. The lock of hair is not mine. That part I made up.

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Week #49 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Lock & Gab.

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My Happiness In Allegory: No About Page information I could find. The Haiku: Something New.

 



First to Enter this Week:This week I am proclaiming a First to enter tie.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Locked Heart A bit of advice from Florence, and with feeling. Would hate to be the one she’s talking about. Um, I hope I’m not the one. @FTThum

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: The Heart’s Secrets. A very good story within this one. So far I think stories are a  theme, not just a Haiku.



Annette Rochelle Aben: Git -r- Done Yeah, a crazy name for a Haiku, but I am a crazy kind of guy. I think it’s appropriate for the piece in the fact of we discover how Annette does git -r- done.  First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included as one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Through the lock gates. ooooo. A new use for Lock in the challenge. Very artful. Has her usual way with words. Obviously very poetic and gives great imagery. A beautiful image created by the words. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Du Monde. For words “not what one would call perfect partners for Haiku” he seems to have done a nice job and had a lot to gab about. 🙂 And then he has a second go with Unlock my heart with words. I think his title says it all.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Bumble Bee. Very good advice. These things can be huge pests. And they love to attack the hummingbird feeder on the front porch. @TeandPaper

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Lock it up. I think she’s been hit on one too many times.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Three this week. our secrets. No worries. I got this, Mira. 🙂 And Lock You Up. Whoa, I thought this one was going to be a whole lot more interesting, not that it wasn’t interesting, but whew. A third, To Play. @BediMona

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Chatterbox. I wonder if she has a sister? 🙂 Or maybe a sister in-law.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The friendly killer OOOO, a nice inspiration for this one. Great thinking. MUST READ

Olga of Stuff and what if…False Prattle. Enjoyed the words used. Nice syllables and the way they play with the tongue.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Yakkety Yak and Gossip The first is excellent. I then had to look up part of the second one. One of the words pertains to a portion of the brain that performs a primary role in the processing of memory. It took on an odd meaning for me.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Incessant Chatter. Nice one. I like that second sentence. It might take a moment to see how it works with the words but I think it’s excellent once you do. It’s kind of one of those burn comments the young people might say these days if they were as talented as Melissa. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Combination Unlocks.  Two Haiku in one this week. One title from me which applies to both, I think. That second one has a good story.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Bloom. She was concerned about Gab and Lock not working with the Photo challenge word Bloom this week hosted on Blue Daisyz. Personally I thought Bloom could have meant many things including love, thoughts, ideas including what Sandra came up with. 🙂 But I am glad she didn’t give up the Haiku challenge as she mentioned she had thought of doing.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Release the Silent Heart and Grab the Handcuffs. Deep and serious Haiku this week. Good messages. Very good take on the words.  

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Shut Up. Ultimately she says for me to bring the challenge prompt words on. In other words if I want to make them more challenging then to go for it. Remember that. You’ll have to read that part in the comments though. The Haiku title speaks for itself. @BWseekingBL

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Over it. I think trust might have popped up in this one. At least that thought came to my mind. Or maybe that is just because I saw Avengers for my birthday and see trust issues there.

Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: Refusal. She refuses to tell us anything, for some good reasons. Go find out why. Muhahahahahaha. (That’s my evil laugh.) Doe she have like the best first and middle names? I mean Spider-Man’s wife? Come on. AWESOME!!!! I bet she’s never heard that before. Hmm, no evil laugh this time, don’t want to over use it. She’s a serious Book Blogger for all you Authors out there so make sure to check out her reviews here in case she might be someone you are interested in.

Al of Al the Author: The Princess and the Toad and The Love That Dare Not Speak and Routemaster. Yes, that’s three of them, just so you know I didn’t do some weird Typonese there. The first two may be the more poetic ones but that last one is quite interesting. But seriously, the first one is quite funny.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerGeeks Dream You have to read to know why I called it that, and perhaps google a bit. Also I want to say the blog has changed, but I can’t be 100%, blame the memory thing but there it looks different to me. @SpunkyWayfarer

Martha of Meredith’s Musings The Girl and Recluse I agree with that first one. That happens so often.

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Blooming Bells. Hmm, she thought the words worked well with the photo challenge some of our Haikumily combine with the Haiku challenge? Let’s see what I can come up with next. @thearanartisan

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordUnlock your heart at Gabbing Club. This one turns into two as you read the article. That’s right, this isn’t just a Haiku post. Read it all and you get thoughts on blogging and some tips in a way. Very good thoughts. @girally

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1Gablock 3. That’s her title, which fits for three Haiku about Gab and Lock. I want to call them all Wasted Time. You’ll see why when you read them. Very nice.

Serins of Serins Sphere: The Key@SerinsSphere

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  The Plague.  @MinKhor

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Ebb Tide.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Weapons.   @greg_wolford 

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: One Beat.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Babble, Jabber, Blab. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: The Prattle.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Monkey Says and Secret Key Sings.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Meditation@ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Nice Advice.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Gift of Gab.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Unsilent. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Vagabond and Meditation. Yes we have two this week. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.

Faith Unlocked: The return of our friend. GAB  

 

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Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Incessant Chatter. Nice one. I like that second sentence. It might take a moment to see how it works with the words but I think it’s excellent once you do. It’s kind of one of those burn comments the young people might say these days if they were as talented as Melissa. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Monkey Says.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

Parents lock up your

Daughters, there is a man about,

With a gift for gab.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 48

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Week #48 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Inspire & Loss.

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New This Week

Mary Jane Brodeck of MJ’s Marvelous Book Blog: “Hello, I’m MaryJane. I’m a book addict, writer and book reviewer. If you’re looking for honest book reviews,  you’re in the right place. I’ll post reviews of the latest books and participate in writing prompts to work out my writing muscles.”~Mary Jane’s About Page. The Haiku: Time Tells. Hmm, an interesting Haiku. I like how it gives you just enough to give an idea of its meaning but not the complete story. It made the naming of the Haiku challenging, as I like it to be. She’s a serious Book Blogger for all you Authors out there so make sure to check out her reviews here in case she might be someone you are interested in.

ThreeNotes of Vignette: “Everything I write is for the fun of writing and the joy of having others read what I write.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: The Artist. Two Haiku. The second inspired by Tolkien but I believe both in a way were in tone and style. A great first step into the community here.

Swatiu of imgrowing: “I live in Gurgaon, India. This blog is an attempt to give words to my numerous and often incoherent thoughts.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Finding My Self. Loss often does that doesn’t it?



First to Enter this Week:

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Rhythm. I want to say Sue and I were on the same wave length, her Haiku and my example. I say that to placed in the same category as Sue, the author and human. I can do that here on my blog. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.



Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: The Artist. Considering a recent recognition in my life and path here on the blog, I am going to take this one to heart, although not written about me. A very deep a touching Haiku. MUST READ (This seems to be becoming a habit with Angie.)

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: He Who Hesitates. A Haiku about an artistic race. Lovers Lost. A sad farewell, but not what you think, hopefully.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Fresh Air I chose the title after a few minutes of reflecting on how the Haiku made me feel. Very therapeutic. I may have to steal this one at some point. Annette gave a second Haiku this week. Inspired. The title speaks to the Haiku as well as Annette’s writing a second Haiku.  First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included a51kogY33IrL._UY250_s one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Prakash of It’s PH:   The Path. A very true Haiku for creatives. @itsPhTweet

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Dear Dad. Some may see it as slightly sad but I take from it the honest inspiration I feel from the words written.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: The Noble 600Ascension. Touch of the classic and then the reason man can fly in the second.

Olga of Stuff and what if…Inspiration. Nice. I think she wants something more challenging though. I’ll see what I can do.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: No Threats and Abby Life lessons abound.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Loss Inspiration…  Couldn’t really come up with a good title for this one. Maybe you guys can help out. I like the play on words with the that first sentence formed.

Al of Al the Author: Risk and Better? Ah, a definite life lesson with these two. And no punning around this week, although I don’t think I gave much inspiration for puns. I’ll see what I can do with the next set of prompts.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Inspiration. A somewhat simple title from me but appropriate. @TeandPaper

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark Reef: Loss. Two Haiku this week. One might be seen as humorous but I see it as serious. I so could not do that and look at myself. Ghastly.

Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Plath’s Path Onward. I enjoyed this one a lot with the historical element to it. I spent some time reading about the subject of the Haiku before continuing with the review.  

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Hopeless. You ever have a feeling and you share it and people then say “I’ve been there”? Sometimes you just wanted to-needed to say something, not hear something. I think this is that kind of Haiku message. Poetry is therapy, even if this particular Haiku is not meant to be that.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Green. I like the image used and how she once again linked the two challenges together. An interesting source of ‘inspiration’ in this one in the words of the Haiku. I thought I would give one more little shout out to another growing community Sandra is a part of and one in which you can actually combine with the Haiku Challenge. It’s run through Blue Daisyz and it’s 52 Weeks of Photos. The great thing about this one is there is already a list of all 52 of the challenges at that link provided in blue. No, not the word Blue but the color blue. 🙂 I had to do that. Also our own Aran Island Girl is part of the photo challenge as well. I would say you could kill two challenges with one post but I don’t think that comes out quite right.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Inspirations. I think what I like about this Haiku is how that loss can be about anything and any kind. It’s one of those Haiku that can be meant as whatever the reader needs it to mean. Sarah keeps bringing some great Haiku each week.

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Moving On. Very nice. Not letting anything hold you back. I like how this one has that element of interpretation in the first line that can make the Haiku mean many things.

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): Distant Words. An odd name I’ve chosen for two Haiku this week, but I though the two shared something and a sense of space was part of that. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Confidence and Retribution That first one really does make a lot of sense. A great piece of advice from one of our Literary Angel Sisters. The second I found sad but maybe also vengeful at the same time. I think sad because of my own thoughts of how things should be, but also sad of how the character is. I know, a very strange path my thoughts are taking this week.

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Thunders and light rain) and (GoT Spoilers) A Game of Thrones inspired Haiku? It’s amazing where that show turns up . @SpunkyWayfarer

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Kite Boy and Plucked Still Life. You know, you just never know what you are going to get but you know it will be  something different. 🙂 And it will be entertaining. Does anyone else worry about where these thoughts of hers come from? Is there anyone we should call?

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Change. Life has a way of doing that. @MinKhor

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Blackbird. This one comes with a readers warning at the beginning. 🙂 Also do make sure to visit as her blog look has changed. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Damsel. Getting over it, would also be a good title for this one. 🙂

Carol of Mama Comier: Dancing With the Stars. A double Haiku of one topic. Perhaps you can already figure out the inspiration from the title. @carol_cormier

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Clouds. Yep, another great message. Some people are on the same wave length this week.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Realization I’m not sure why, but it took me a few moments to get this one. I think I was going for the two sentences and opposites and didn’t see the message in front my my nose freckles. @FTThum

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Hope Arrived. A definite message for us on a Sunday, and any other day for that matter, but most appropriate for a review going out on Sundays.  @greg_wolford 

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Deadheading. Another sort of GoT inspired Haiku. Now, deadheading has nothing to do with the band Grateful Dead even if you do have one of their stickers on your Cadillac. Wow, where in the world does my mind go when I write these reviews? Yes, I saw the live performance of that last song reference years ago in Atlanta.   Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Wind Took It. Not sure if humor or serious. 🙂 Could be either. Could be fortunate, could be sadness. Could be, could be…

Serins of Serins Sphere: New Life. Nature and also a bit on the human side if you really think about it. @SerinsSphere

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Funeral Pyre. Love the photo here. A glimpse into the historical familial past of the good doctor. Her grandfather had that Southern goatee look going before it was hip. Trendsetter. Make sure to check out the comments. I enjoyed the ones there. Just some little insights into the mind of our friend about some literary favorites I think.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Summer Fury. And don’t I know it. Every evening we get hit here by this. If only defeat were true I wouldn’t mind so much. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: loss of hesitance. An excellent piece of advice. MUST READ Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Creator.  At times people face adversity and look for help. Some can’t look past self. Some can’t find hope. For some hope and help are found within self because of a belief and an acceptance. This Haiku finds me just a couple of hours after hearing some news. It comes at a most appropriate time. That news is why the Review is late coming out today.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Losing Oneself. A good theme this week I chose. Although I didn’t really know where all of the poets would go with it there are some shared thoughts using the words. I think when you look at all of these Haiku from all over the world, you can see we are all a lot more alike than different. @BWseekingBL

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Doughhhhhnuts. So wrong. Just…so wrong. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Firefly Flight and Time. That second one . . . a very interesting one. I think it can be inspiring or depressing depending on how you look at it. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Changing Views. A bike tour gives us some amazing photographs in Ireland and inspires a Haiku. @thearanartisan

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Counterpoint. Interesting. Hadn’t thought of that loss before.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: inspiration. Hmm, sometimes you wonder where the inspiration comes from for a Haiku. You wouldn’t think Mira would be one to lose control of something like that. @BediMona

The Fool’s Loss, my own personal Haiku, other than the example in the Challenge, can be found here.

 

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Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: loss of hesitance. An excellent piece of advice. MUST READ Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

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Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Doughhhhhnuts. So wrong. Just…so wrong. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

My loss never is

A wondrous place of dwelling,

Your love inspires me.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

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Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 47 Review

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Week #47 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Water & Bard.

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Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: Okay, so I normally copy a bit from the about page of our new Haikumily members, but I didn’t even know what part to start with to share this time. Don’t understand what I mean. Well here‘s the link to the About Page and read for yourself. Quite an interesting series of thoughts. The Haiku: Water Bard. This one received some excellent reactions from our members. And the imagery given through the Haiku is an obvious reason why. It’s every writer’s wish. Check it out.



First to Enter this Week:

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Silence. Sometimes us poor saps read something and go like “Wha?” Not because we don’t understand but because we’re like “Whoa.” Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent  But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.



Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Checkmate.
Rarely rhapsodist’s
Rhymes roamed royals readily
Resembling rat rain.
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Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Hidden Inspiration. Perfect combination of Haiku and image this week. Didn’t even need the image but when you read the words, get the image in your head, then see the image used and they are about the same? Nailed it.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Much Ado About Haiku From the Haiku to the follow-up paragraph, Annette went all in this week. Although she resorted to name calling. Very sad I am. Sniff sniff. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included a51kogY33IrL._UY250_s one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, PerspectivepowerAnd remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Pure and Trial Very nice. Trial was a surprise. I hadn’t really thought along those lines.

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: The Bard and Traveling Minstrel Awww, she wrote about me in the first one. Alas, I no longer can be identified with the second one.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The Chaotic Poet I guess I should be happy I made a more challenging prompt. 🙂 But no watering eyes.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Uninspired. I prefer milk myself. 🙂 

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Poetry In Motion. At first I thought she had done a autobiographical Haiku. Pure as Water. As Elizabeth said “Romantic.” @BediMona

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author)Charmed by a Witch. Ah, we get to connect with one of her characters. Melissa is an author of numerous books so make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Uisge Beatha…  You know, there is a humor here, as it is supposed to be but I’m not certain if the humor I am thinking is the intent. After all, I have that damaged cranium. But this did have a lively water quality to it.

Al of Al the Author: Banned Poetry! Yes, I said it. And yes it was so punny it was that bad-painful. I literally shook my head in shame. And remember the following is all in fun. The host of the challenge has to step up at times and show he’s got game as well.
Al is a poet
His words dance and flow forth,
Like water through steel.

And now for a second entry The Tragedies and The Comedies.
Alistair the bard
His false tongue dost spew poison,
More than all Nile worms.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Enchantment and Sea Wolves. Okay this woman just tells stories with her three lines. Seriously. She’s one of those new people to the community that helps push us to that next spot, gives us a challenge to creativity. MUST READ She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Siren’s SongLampoon. Twilight. That first one nailed it. And the other two humorous ones are enjoyable as well. Nice to see a different kind of humor, somewhat of an more cerebral type of thing here. As opposed to my usual in your face things.

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1 Bard Water. Okay I have to say this was a very direct use of the words and I loved it. I never even thought about it this way but once reading this Haiku it was a big DUH moment for me. Excellent. A MUST READ.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Diamonds. There are two this week. The second one was humorous in the truth of it, when one considers what the a bard was back in the old days. The image used was perfect for the challenge and of course we get to see some more of TJ’s great photography of his travels.

Rajani of THOTPURGE: Water Bard.  Hmm, a lesson of sorts given in the Haiku itself, as I found in the comments section. Shows you find out things by reading everything. Often times I enjoy the comments of a Haiku as much as the Haiku itself because of the exchanges between everyone. Some are hilarious at times. So happy to have this one included in the jumble. MUST READ.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tears are. Holy Haibun Batman. Guys, I know I get excited and say MUST READ at times, well usually only a couple of times a review. I’ll be honest in this case, MUST READ doesn’t do it justice. This is possibly one of my all time favorites…no it is one of my all time favorites. This is why I’ve kept this challenge going for almost one year without a week skipped, even when I was in the hospital.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Fresh. Three this week. I’ll quote “And, I just can’t stop”.  Sandra has been an enthusiastic part of this challenge for a long time now and especially the community of it and thus I wanted to give a little shout out to another growing community Sandra is a part of and one in which you can actually combine with the Haiku Challenge. It’s run through Blue Daisyz and it’s 52 Weeks of Photos. The great thing about this one is there is already a list of all 52 of the challenges at that link provided in blue. No, not the word Blue but the color blue. 🙂 I had to do that. Also our own Aran Island Girl is part of the photo challenge as well. I would say you could kill two challenges with one post but I don’t think that comes out quite right.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: View of the Rain. OOOOOO, that second one, oh my. My jaw dropped. Awesome. How many bards would be burned by that? Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Olga of Stuff and what if…Shreds. First of all…AWESOME that all the new people from last week are now officially back this week. YAY!!!! Okay, I’m good now. Guys, this one. Another burn moment. Burn means as in, oh you like really got up in someone’s grill on this one. o,O I know, people are wondering about what that means. o,O  is my say what or huh? or whoa look in text form. 🙂 But you have to go read this one.

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Shanty of a young Celt) Great explanation of this one in a follow-up paragraph. I love follow-up paragraphs that give a bit of insight. This one will send you to google searching for words that are new and fascinating. Ruth and the Spunky one were on the same wave length I think. @SpunkyWayfarer

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Nonsense. Hmm. Trying to get inside of Elizabeth’s mind on this one and then I looked at my image. Um, and decided perhaps I would go with that as an interpretation. Actually it gives me an idea about a challenge in the future, so blame Elizabeth if I do it. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Water bard. “I sorta got silly.” A quote from the good doctor with her link in the comments. Imagine her getting silly in a Haiku. The only question is, am I smart enough to get it. Let’s find out. Oh my goodness. She did get silly, and I do mean silly. 🙂 Ha. If I were a patient I would be soooo scared after reading this one to go to her. I mean, the way that mind works.

Chennai of Twisted Tales on Life: Three this week. Water under the bridge. Kind of think of Taylor Swift with this one. Well sort of. I actually like Swifty for the most part. And this Haiku says a whole lot. I really like it. Read this one and then take a moment to think about  it. A MUST READ.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Barded out. Funny. 🙂 But oddly relaxing in some way. I can’t explain it. But there is an imagery in that first line for me that kind of sends me to a place. @itsPhTweet

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: The Riverside Bard. ooooo Pretty. Kind of funny how this one and the previous one both give me similar images but are completely different. Awesome how that works out.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Occasional Treat. Oh…my…word. Guys, you have to go see this one. For a man that was stumped I am so thrilled he kept at it and did some research. If I had a most original Choice award it would go to Greg this week. AWESOME!!!! Some might say this one is humorous but I take it seriously. Yum.  @greg_wolford 

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Empty Heart.  Great the way this one stays with the theme of the blog. Excellent. Autobiographical as well. Props to you on this one.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Fair Sun. An excellent entry this week. She gives a background to it as well. I have to say this is probably one of the best I’ve seen on her blog, well as in the use of something existing and giving it a twist to show her creativity. A MUST READ @SerinsSphere

Colleen of Silver Threading: A Bard Full of Water. Hmm, I get it. I like how some use water to represent something else. At least that is what I am doing in my interpretation of this one. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Across the Water. Love the imagery of this one. You know, I hadn’t given it thought but I wonder if I chose water this week because water is one of my favorite calming environments? The ocean is something amazing to me, although I haven’t been there in probably seven years. But oh well, I took a stand for something I believed in and I can live without an ocean for a few years as long as my son has the best life he can. Sorry for the moment there.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Tweet Tweet and The Tragic Bard’s Tale. Very interesting. That second one was most telling and hit home in a way. Also I liked the explanations while they still allowed me to have my own interpretations.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: No Oasis. Deep. Have to say that. Well, yes it kind of goes with some lines in the Haiku but it’s a deep thinking Haiku. Love those thinky Haiku. Haiku that can either make you stop and wonder for a moment or can make you burst into laughter are the best. Awesome.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Wellspring I had to think for a time about naming this one, two actually. Yes, Florence wrote two this week. I gave them this name because of what Florence gives of herself through her writing. I’m not saying she is what is in the Haiku but she must tap into something to convey those feelings on the level she does. I think she’s one of our most under appreciated poets. Partly because she’s just so smart people think she can do things. She can’t twerk. 🙂 Ask her daughter. @FTThum

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Peaceful Music. Oh, very nice. And very true as well. That last formed sentence is awesome. Loved it. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Rhythmic Tinkling. Good rhyming in this one and I suddenly need to head to the restroom.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Weary. Really liked how this one came together. Some of you may have missed out on this one. In fact I know you did because this one should have a ton of likes on it. MUST READ.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Ebb and Flow. An ode of sorts to the Bard himself. 🙂 Strange words indeed. Muahahahaha.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Requiem and Size Doesn’t Matter. Um, did anyone else have their mind go way off kilter there for a moment? Whew. I just read them. They were exactly what I thought they would be. (Maniacal laugh, Maniacal laugh.) That was for all you Muppet movie fans out there. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordPurge you Heart. There are two Haiku in this post. The first one you see and then you get to read some very interesting thoughts. Then at the bottom of the post is a second Haiku. I mostly agree with the post itself and oddly I think this would fit in with a theme I have going here on the blog. @girally

 

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Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tears are. Holy Haibun Batman. Guys, I know I get excited and say MUST READ at times, well usually only a couple of times a review. I’ll be honest in this case, MUST READ doesn’t do it justice. This is possibly one of my all time favorites…no it is one of my all time favorites. This is why I’ve kept this challenge going for almost one year without a week skipped, even when I was in the hospital.  Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.


 

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Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Uisge Beatha…  You know, there is a humor here, as it is supposed to be but I’m not certain if the humor I am thinking is the intent. After all, I have that damaged cranium.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

The heart of a bard

Wandering through agonies,

By loves waters cleansed.


Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,

Ronovan

(A funny thing, since I’ve added to me salutation I am so unaccustomed to writing about success I keep spelling it wrong.)

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