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.

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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.

jazzytower of Thoughts and Entanglements: Yearnings

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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Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 46 Review

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The image for the challenge came across a bit creepy and Halloweenish so I decided to go with something that I think is a bit brighter and fresher.

If you don’t see your Haiku below, I went in search of the regular members but didn’t see any Haiku for some this week, but I did find a few that didn’t show on the Challenge Post in any form. Remember if you don’t us the ping back link, make sure to leave a link to your Haiku in comments on the original Challenge post for the week that is published on Monday.

Week #46 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Think & Fresh.

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): “I am a mother, and a writer; an interpreter, and a geek. I am an introvert, and a drama queen; kind, and stubborn; intelligent and down to earth. I enjoy to connect with the blogging community and chat about a myriad of subjects. I keep my author site separate, but if you would like to visit and learn more about my published works, please click here. The Haiku: Okay there were several Haiku. Trying to come up with a name for them is a bit difficult. Hmm. Revealed Thoughts. As Melissa mentions in her about blurb she is an author and make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.

Janni Styles of JanniStyles1: “When I announced to my first grade teacher, “I know what I want to do when I grow up – I want to make books!” – I had no idea what lay ahead. ~From her Glimpse Page. The Haiku: Think Fresh. Hmm, I am trying to image that image. That would be interesting to see.

Olga of Stuff and what if…: Gotta like that blog name. I mean seriously, isn’t that what blogs really are anyway? I am a mom/retired teacher/artist/writer and an aspiring photographer. I love those surprise moments in everyday life that twinkle and call us to take a quick shot.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Refreshing. A very good message, one I often write about here on Ronovan Writes. Definite worth a MUST READ



First to Enter this Week:

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Passing Spring. The follow-up sentence puts the words into context a bit. Makes perfect sense.



Serins of Serins Sphere: Blogging on the Brain. Well it’s true! I mean go read and you’ll see. @SerinsSphere

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Food for Thought. It’s the only title that could speak for this Haiku.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Impressing You and Hay Fever and Cold Tea. Yes, you are seeing three haiku. Nice to see the words this week are inspiring if not a bit sneezifying. Last week they caused her Horror. 

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Fresh Five. Five Haiku, thus the name. With such a range of topics used, not much I can say or I would be here forever. 🙂 Go read them yourself you lazy bums. Muahahahaaha. It’s only the 6th entry and I am already losing my mind?

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Krispy Kreme Donuts and More? Hmm, if you combined these two it would most definitely make for an interesting moment. Use your imaginations. Okay, don’t use them that hard. I just realized how bad some of you could get.  

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Signals. Have to like this one. This one made me kind of pause and think, when and how did she come up with it. Not a complicated Haiku, but I like the message of it in the simplicity and calmness of it. Very nice.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Not Mint Candies. My image apparently inspired some Halloween thoughts. I can see that. Was afraid of that actually, but then people get what they get. Just like Elizabeth did in this Haiku. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Lost Forever. OOOOo, a thinky one. I really need to come up with more upbeat words. Well I did but then I made that spooky image. Fresh and Young.  Yay, upbeat. I think. I like the message of this one. A very good advice one. MUST READ @BediMona

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Fresh. Okay, now this one seriously has a message. And I think depending on your stage in life both age and relationship experience, this one could speak volumes. Excellent Advice Haiku. MUST READ. 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.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Fresh Start. Fresh start of what. You know as I wrote the title I knew what I was thinking and of course me being me I thought other things, which I left in the comments of the Haiku.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Wisdom. Most excellent here. Combined a photo and the Haiku challenges. I love it when people do that. This one worked out well.

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Fresh. OOOO. What story lies behind this one. Hmm. We want more.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Bread. Okay, just looking at the title I like this one already, now to see what it’s about. And it did not fail. 🙂 But was I thinking food or money? Hmm. What do you think Steve wrote about?  Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Al of Al the Author: Out of his depth and Two become one become…. Two of them for Al’s second week in. And that second one seems to have sparked some interest that I agree. I like the way it flows. The rhythm of it. It makes you say it a certain way which I think is a big part of why I like it. Al gave us more! As in Four

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(A zombie dilemma) Hmm, thinking about this one. Wondering if this is before, after or during the Haiku. If during, I would like to see the action of the zombie. Now that would be funny. @SpunkyWayfarer

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: I Forget I Am Alone. Long form Haiku, as I like to call it. This one touched someone to the point of a conversation beginning in the comments. Isn’t that an accomplishment you want from your writing? Great job. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Healthy Mind and The Flirt I am trying to determine the meaning of that second one. I think it’s aimed at me but still trying to get the exact meaning. Think I done been put in my place. Me? A flirt? Never.

Annette Rochelle Aben: I like it fresh What does Annette like fresh? Um, you’ll have to read cause I don’t repeat things like that here. Some might run in fear. I have failed to mention some things about Annettte. 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.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Robin’s Song. Not sure what the Bee Gees have to do with the Haiku prompts but anyway. Okay, so maybe I’m pulling your chain. Or something like that.   @greg_wolford 

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Regrets. Hmm, another nature reflecting emotional ones in my eyes I think. Okay, so the title Regrets sort of puts that out there too but the words of the Haiku in a seasonal way lead you in that direction.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Season Sighs. You know, I am torn between that fresh part cause of my hot nature and the later part. I mean, I wish it were like in the low 70s year round with a slight breeze I think. Imagine being allergic to the heat and the sun. It’s a lot of fun.

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Remember and Return. That’s right, two of them. Woman is a romantic. 🙂 Read her Amazon Author Page Bio to see if any of that has an influence, just don’t get too jealous. You’ll get jealous, just seriously, try not to go overboard. 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.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Afternoon Nap  Adorable. That’s pretty much all you can say. That, or nightmare, depending on your own state at the time.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Influence. That last sentence formed-I have to say I like that a lot, especially that last line. Depending on ones imagination you could see a person do having so many facial reactions with that. Great prompt for a flash fiction challenge I would think. And here is another one! Freshened Up. Had a difficult time naming this one. Very interesting subject and way of phrasing. Very enjoyable. One more from Clarence: Pepe Le Scent. Okay, can you just like know where this is going? I haven’t even read it yet and I have a feeling it stinks. 🙂 Okay, this man’s thoughts travel along trails few dare venture. To Pew or not to Pew, that is the question. Dare we Love or Dare we Fear? Phew the Pew. (Okay, I’m done. He inspired my insanity for a moment. Blame Clarence.)

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Think fresh. I’m almost scared to look. This lady has a way with words that has me sitting and staring for a while trying to follow the trail to how she got to where she ended up. Now to go see what she did this time. If you do a search of the name mentioned in the post you will find some wonderful works. I did, of course. Someone gets creativity through DNA it seems.

Katsyarina of LifeRaduga: 5 Haiku. So that’s the number of Haiku she did. Sue me for being so unoriginal. Interesting assortment this week. I couldn’t have come up with a title to encompass all of them if I had tried. Really went in different places from each other with them. Nice.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Refreshed Wounds. Dude, this really hits. You read this and you are like instantly thrown into a place.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Love Doctor  I at first titled this one Ronovan, but I thought people might take it seriously. So I came up with my pseudonym instead. I mean a different title instead. Does it have anything to do with the Haiku? Well, depends on how you look at it, although in this case I don’t think so, but with Florence I can have fun with titles. After all, she literally lives half a world away. And actually, guys, it’s as great Haiku. Seriously. @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Boxed Out. Again, I thought of calling this one Ronovan, amazing, huh? So many people writing about me. Sigh. So little time. So…wait, what am I talking about. Make sure to read the Haiku and the great link included. Great suggestions there that go along with the message of the Haiku. Lots of comments on this Haiku post. And oddly enough, I’ve done every one of them.  Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Suddenly. You know, I actually bought a book about this very topic way back when. Best money I may have ever spent, or so I have been told.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Tick Tock. Gotta love how the prompt words make one think. This one goes along with the mood of recent Haiku from our fair Juliet. (Not her real name. I think it’s actually like Taylor Swifty Perry but don’t quote me on it. And yes, I expect retaliation for that at some point.) @BWseekingBL

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Think Before You Act.  Ha, love it.

Colleen of Silver Threading: A New Day. I think she is conflicted here. One she has an addiction wants to sate and another she, well I think she has two of them she needs to take care of. @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.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Waking Up and Which One. A fantasy world in both Haiku. One would make you sooooo sick. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Marjorie of KyrosmagicaFresh Men. So there are two humorous offerings this week. Um. I have to say, quite interesting. That second one. I just can’t find the words. MUST READ  

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: New New. Very nice. Good message. Structure. And honestly, the Haiku actually makes me think of the author herself.

Patty of Strawberries Forever: I Can’t Win Oh how many of you will know this feeling. Excellent use of the prompt words and way way out of the box. Super original.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Freshly Pressed. No, not that kind of freshly pressed. I think there is a blog thing called that, but this isn’t about that. @MinKhor

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Think Fresh or Lose the Plot. Hee Hee Hee. I’m laughing at the title. You know when you are of a mind one way and then you read and you go, “Well duh, it’s this person writing.” Yeah, that’s what this one is. Very good post. Informative on a subject and you get a story of sacrifice to gain. @thearanartisan

 

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Florence of Meanings and Musings: Love Doctor A great Haiku. Seriously. @FTThum


 

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Fresh Men. That second one actually got me. I have to say I don’t actually laugh often but I am still chuckling at this one.


My one own Haiku this week was Night Thoughts.

And the Closing Haiku:

Set up a fresh goal

For you to achieve greatness,

You must think greatness.


Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 45 Review

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For those of you wondering, the image above was time pitching love and it bouncing off the walls into the void where the heart is in the figure above the clock.

Missing a lot of our Haiku Family this week. Don’t you love this time of year? Sarcasm much?

Week #45 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Pitch & Time.

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: “Finding the time to write has always been the major problem. Children have been the inspiration and the incentive to write. They have also been the main obstacle. Now they are old enough to fend for themselves, and despite the growing numbers of feline and canine time-consumers, I have the luxury of some time to myself.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Crow Black. OOOO, nice one. Great imagery, even if the painting had not been included. GMCFinal Version lgeExcellent. Not surprising all things considered. 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.   Here we are with another one from our new member. Cleansed. Okay, this one is awesome. Loving it. I am not sure why I should be surprised. I said that earlier, I know, but she’s a poet and author of novels. I mean for real. A lot of depth in this one. MUST READ.

Donna of Homemade Naturally: “Life is FUN! Life is a JOURNEY! This is my journey into a more natural healthier life!Journeys are to be shared. To learn from. To enjoy. I am a mature happy, sometimes witty woman with many different journeys under her belt. “~From her About.Me bio.  And we need to thank Ritu for guiding Donna our way. The Haiku: I Cannot Pitch. She made some fans with this one. Some of our Haiku family dropped in and loved it and supported her and some giggled. Yes, they actually typed giggle. I swear it. And as one said “Rules schmules! Fun is more important.” Everyone go read and enjoy! That last part was me not a quote from our or Aran Island Rebel.

Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: “As an avowed couch potato, what little time he has off the pillows is devoted to a few hobbies including, computers, electronics, woodworking and day dreaming. He is married and the father of four daughters all old enough to realize dad doesn’t have all the answers.”~From his About Page. (You know, I bet they wonder why I pick what I do to share here.) The Haiku: Fiery Rain. I had been waiting for this one. I was wondering if someone would use pitch in this manner and awesome!

Al of Al the Author: “This blog will be a record of my writing “journey”, living a life of rhyme, trying to write (and get published…) picture book texts that are fun to share, and make both adults and children smile.”~From his About Page. The Haiku: Love’s Case. Nicely done. I think all will enjoy it. I hope you were helped back up.   Three more from Al this week. Pitchforks at Dawn, Love Begins? and Love denied. Like that last one, Love Denied a lot. And love the title Pitchforks at Dawn.

Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Excellent blog title, don’t you think?i am: a second-gen. chinese, a nondenominational christian, angie-lina practicer of mediocrity, a crap singer/not-so-crap pianist, a decent anime artiste, a stubborn optimist, former weeb trash, and an insatiable lover of pie.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Time Stops. Nice one here, guys. Great structure. Two great images. The first and second could read as one or separate. Well worth a visit to say hi. As for that image of her profile picture. If she drew that, AWESOME! I am jealous. Unfortunately no Twitter Handle for this lady. Bummer that.

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns: Yes, you read that right. Do we even have to go any further? I mean, can it get cooler than that title? Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns… an odd name for a blog or what? We’d actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It’s a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed?”~From the About Page. (If you have difficulty reading the about page, just hilight it and it’s a lot clearer. Cool information. The Haiku: Pitch. Interesting. I like that use of time. There is a word in there that is cool.

Katsyarina of LifeRaduga: “I am a poetess with poetry in my blood and heart made of rhymes. Here I will write whatever I feel like. My path. My life. Me. My poetry.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Eyes of the Storm. I like how this one, although with two different sentences could be one and have an emotional element throughout. I think Katsyarina is new to the challenge but I’ve seen her around for so long I am not sure but I’m putting her here just in case.

 



First to Enter this Week:

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Finish Line. She made it first this week. And of course this would be the week she doesn’t have it as an individual post that I can reblog!!!!! Grrrr. Say La Vee. La Vee. @BWseekingBL



Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Love For Hire. Very nice. I like the way nature is included but with a hint of intrusion of man.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Time Knows. A very well done message in this one. I really like the thought put into this one. The interpretations could really go anywhere as the comments show. @TeandPaper

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Time Suspended. I am liking the different uses of the words this week. Definite good use of pitch. I liked that one.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: In His Time. Good one for a Sunday read for certain.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Perfect Timing Okay, good advice for authors out there or perhaps those asking for a date.

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Kind of Pitchy Dawg. Had a flashback to American Idol. Sowwy.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Help. I so don’t believe this one. Impossible. I think it must all be in her mind. Time Will Tell.  Hmm. Well if you would lower your standards a bit. 🙂 @BediMona

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Horror. You know, if my challenges are that horrifying. Hrmph. That’s all I’m saying. Hrmph. 

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: The Pitch. I spent many years doing this kind of thing. Did very well. And now here I am at about 3 AM on a Sunday morning doing Haiku Reviews. Hmm. Wonder which one I prefer.   @greg_wolford 

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Sing Your Heart Out and Keep Climbing.  Wonder if Colleen has read this one yet? She would like that first one for sure. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefCheating. Well there is a title to make you wonder. Now to read it. Ah, there are two. Wow, that first one kind of can put a weight on the heart depending on how you read it and the second one is excellent for authors. Cool.

Sarah of tuckedintoacornerTune. An interesting thought. I do suppose it would be odd to stop. Wonder what the reaction would be. Fortunately for our Review this one came in on time. We missed out on her Sources Haiku. You can check that one out while you are visiting her blog for this one. It’s from May 11th under the Poetry category.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Pitch, Time and Middle. Two actually. Love the image used. Goes so well with both Haiku. Actually gives a bit more meaning overall to the story told in the two Haiku. Very nice.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: 2 This week. One Humor and One Serious. Boot Loot? and Theft. Thievery seems to be the theme here. Never thought of that. That second one is most definitely a serious one. One I never would have thought to put into a Haiku.  

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  The Pitch I Should Have Dropped. She was worried about breaking a rule by finishing her story with additional Haiku? Seriously? More Haiku a problem? Oh, Nato, you poor thing. More Haiku the more better.  And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Some of Your Time. Nice rhyming here. Good structure. Very cool.

Geoff Le Pard of TanGentalComprehension. Hmm, a thought provoking one here. Can be applied to many things. Really like it.  Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(Biodegradable hat) and (Happy Camper) I am so not making these names up for these Haiku. But sure does sound like me. Great compliment made to the Haiku family in this post. Very good member. @SpunkyWayfarer

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Perfect. Wonder if a movie was watched before this was written. Think one was just released that may have inspired the use of the word Pitch in the challenge as a prompt word this week. @MinKhor

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Use by Date. Um, at first I had like two thoughts here at the title. Now I will read and see what happens. OOOO, burn. Someone got told on this one. 🙂 Very nice.

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Sensuous Loving…Memories No, not my title for once. She actually gave this one a name herself. Read it and interpret it for yourself. I’ll leave this one to you guys this week. I have two thoughts on it. Conflicting ones so can’t really grab onto one to share. @FTThum

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: The Devil’s Fork. This woman has one unique mind about things. I gotta say that. Fork it all as she might say.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Lingering Fragments. Kind of a touchy feely one this week. 🙂  @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Illusion. Very nice. Good use of the prompts. I want to say she challenged herself with her overall word usage and giving us a visual illusion with her line lengths. 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.

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Deadlines. I get the feeling of deadlines from this author. I gave the title to the Haiku based on that feeling. But I think we can all identify with it. Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here.

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Pitch.  OOOOO, liked this one. Another one of those in your face dude types. 🙂

Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Okay, the name of the post is In The Middle Of A Pot In The Middle Of The Day but I’m going to call the Haiku itself  Time Out. Why? Well you’ll have to read it and I think you’ll get it. My mind isn’t that warped. Okay, maybe it is but I at least try to make my made up titles make sense. @thearanartisan

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Words Defy. A pretty cool message in this one. And it is very true.  Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Divine Melody. A peek inside her mind while she works on her latest novel?  Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Pitching Time. This one can have some deep meaning depending on where your mind is at. Wow. I am thinking relationships as I read it. Odd, I know, but there you go.

Patty of Strawberries ForeverFear in the Dark A bit frightening, but then it’s supposed to be. And one many people probably will understand, unfortunately. 

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Soul Harmony. Oooo, a thinky one. I like it. 🙂 Make sure to check out her blog for real. I like how she talks about her book signing experience under her Book Related section. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

 

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Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  The Pitch I Should Have Dropped. She was worried about breaking a rule by finishing her story with additional Haiku? Seriously? More Haiku a problem? Oh, Nato, you poor thing. More Haiku the more better.  And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato


 

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Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefCheating. Well there is a title to make you wonder. Now to read it. Ah, there are two. Wow, that first one kind of can put a weight on the heart depending on how you read it and the second one is excellent for authors. Cool.


And the Closing Haiku:

I pitch a few thoughts

About worldly happenings,

I don’t have the time.


Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 44 Review

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For those of you wondering, the character in the center is my creation for the word Lovers. The previous weeks was a Chinese character that meant love or could be lovers, but I chose not to reuse, and created my own instead. No, not a bunny ears thing, that’s a pair of lovers with their heads on the shoulder of the  other and forming a heart of sorts. You can figure out the rest for yourself.

Missing a lot of our Haiku Family this week. Don’t you love this time of year? Sarcasm much?

Week #44 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Charge & Lovers

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

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Mari T. of Overcoming Static: “trying all things fiction to overcome the static of life. being a haiku fiend at this time.”~From the About Page. The Haiku: The Full Moon. Nice. Thinking here. Not one that should require me to think a lot. Straight forward but there is something about it that makes the mind wander around it a little bit. I like it.



First to Enter this Week:

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Love For Hire. A bit telling if you think about it. Shame shame shame. The thoughts to come to ones mind when given words. I was thinking of a spark between lovers when I came up with charge. But I have to say, it is fun seeing what people come up with.



Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Coming in only 7 minutes after Edwina, man, this must have been an easy pair of words. Lovers. OOOO, she always comes up with some good ones. Queen Bee is Mira’s other blog submission this week. Submission? I just read Ritu’s Haiku and I think she’s influenced my thinking here. This one is kind of sad really. Never thought about it this way before. @BediMona

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: One. Okay, I think she got thinky on me here. Hmm, but thinking as I do, I shall not give my definition of umm, things stated. 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.

Annette Rochelle Aben: Golden. I might be saying oooo a lot this week. Perhaps I will just go ahead and say assume an oooo from now on and it will save me some typing.

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Why Charge Lovers?. A good question, with a good reason behind it and of course does give an answer, but one even he doesn’t really like. GRRRR, business!

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Ahhh, Young “Love”.. Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with a title for these Haiku, but I enjoy it. Three this week and in a way they are all connected.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Blood runs cold. Apparently into vampires. @SerinsSphere

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Penny Lost. A bit odd of a name but I came up with it for a reason. It goes with the image and actually with the Haiku as well. @TeandPaper

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordNot Charge Enough. Four this week! I think the prompt words charged her up. 🙂 Her creativity that is. Geesh people. @girally

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Nature and Rescue. I’m thinking the second Haiku is in response to her having ventured too close in the first Haiku. 🙂 I a sure there are a lot of rescuers lined up.  @Meredithlbl

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Two this week.  50 Shades and Sentence. ooooo, see I said it and was trying not to. Ritu going all in charge on us in that first one, or is she? Hmm. You have to read to find out. Am I teasing? Okay, far enough with that. And wasn’t even intentional. 🙂 That second was is great. 

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: My Need and Hold Your Horses. Ha, I like her question for me at the beginning. Great advice given here. People need to read and learn.  @Meredithlbl

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Love. So last weeks review of Sandra’s Haiku was a bit odd. I think I didn’t delete something in there and it was confusing. This week, let’s see if I do better. Two Haiku this week. Lot of hand holding going on. That second one works well for sure. The opposite meanings of the two sentence structure really brings out something. Really cool shell art she did.

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: 2 This week. One Humor and One Serious. Cash Desk Woes and Lover’s Staff. She’s a guilty woman. Um, her words, not mine. Go find out why.  

Prakash of It’s PH:   Busted!. I wonder if this is autobiographical? 🙂 Hmm. @itsPhTweet

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: To The End. A story of love and end and continuance really.   @greg_wolford 

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Sparks I think there is a Haiku but I was a bit taken with the image used. Took me a while to figure out the parts. I must be getting old. Oh, wait, it’s the amnesia. I don’t remember certain things. Oh, the life of a 40 something year old virgin.
@FTThum

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Charging With Hope. At first when I saw this title I thought of credit cards and hope of money to pay them off. Then I read the Haiku. In a way, it still fits. 🙂 Although I don’t believe that is the intent.

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Through It All. Interesting. Sorry if I’m a little slim on my reviews for the next few poets. This is my first one after about 2 hours sleep. Could be dangerous. I hope you read typonese. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer(oh well) Oooookay. Clicked to hear how the Haiku ‘sounded’. I am now slightly disturbed. Not what I was expecting. Very odd sounding voice. @SpunkyWayfarer

Chennai of Twisted Tales on Life: Three this week. For My Ex Lover. Three this week. Hmm. I think a situation that is probably more common than not if people are willing to admit. Some people are just not willing to give it all and accept it all. Commit or not. That is the question. Just so you know, men have issues. It takes years for some to get it, and some just never understand.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams:  Lost Love. Well, you did skip a week of Haiku so I mean I guess  things wane a little. But really, strangers? Come on. After knowing me, how could you ever forget me? And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Colleen of Silver Threading: Dark Lovers. First up, new look to her blog. I like her previous look, I think because of how much of a header you could see and that was entertaining to me. But you have to try new things at times. I’ve thought about doing it, but it can be a pain if the themes are not compatible. Now for the Haiku. Uh oh, say it isn’t so. Ron in the doghouse? Just kidding, we all know that’s not possible. And I mean her Ron, not me Ron. I know, it confuses me at times. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Sweet Embrace. Very nice. I really enjoyed this one. MUST READ. @MinKhor

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Baby Take Your Time. I got to choose the title this week. As I read the Haiku and then thought, a song lyric came to mind. Below is the song. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Love’s Time. An interesting message. Still thinking about it. Kind of deep for me after so little sleep. I think all should go read and see what you think.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Open Hearts. In a way I think she and I had similar takes on this, even with different Haiku. Very nice.

Melissa M of This, right now: Ceasefire. Very interesting imagery here. I can see this one. I like that second line a lot.

Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: The Knight & The Damsel. Hmm. Bravely moving forward with love. I got it. @BWseekingBL

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Who’s In Charge.  Ah, good message. Very true. Surprised after reading so many but not sure why as was staying with theme of blog.

 

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Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Sweet Embrace. Very nice. I really enjoyed this one. @MinKhor


 

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Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: 2 This week. One Humor and One Serious. Cash Desk Woes. She’s a guilty woman. Um, her words, not mine. Go find out why.


And the Closing Haiku:

Charge the gates of Hell

Searching for that only one,

Lovers are worth time.


Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 43 Review

source-shadow-borderFor those of you wondering, the character in the center is the Chinese character for love or lovers, depending on context. For the challenge I used it in relation to my example Haiku and the source being love.

Week #43 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Want & Tatters

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Oliana of Traces of the Soul: “Hello and Welcome to Traces of the Soul where I try to Whisper Insights.  This is a place to let ideas, thoughts, reflections and insights flow.  Some posts may be my sharing events in my life and other times just reflections…an idea stirring and has to get out.  I use a pseudonym here so I can freely write whatever crosses my mind.  I have another blog where I am the “public me” but that comes with restrictions that do not bind me at Traces of the Soul.”~From her Welcome page. I’m putting her in our New This Week because I am a touched confused about things. I think she has participated but you guyes know me. So playing it safe.  Source of JoyA very good and timely one for this time.

Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: “How I wish that this world, could be a beautiful and safe passageway for us all.”~From her About page. A WHOLE LOT MORE there but I liked that one line best. The Haiku: Stuck. I think that title and the Haiku pretty much matches us all.

 



First to Enter this Week:

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vinWestminster. Perhaps an odd choice for a title for a Haiku, but it’s the name on the post, although it think it has more to do with the post than the Haiku, but I am using it anyway. I enjoyed the Haiku, the photography and the story attached to it. A good addition to our group. I think we will all enjoy his enthusiasm for all things ancient. So sayeth the Historian.



Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Panic. The first up to comment on the meanness of my challenge. Okay, she didn’t say meanness, she said monster. Every now and then I like to throw something in to challenge all of us, including myself. I interpret her as the panic I as the “____” source.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Nightmare. I am beginning to develop a complex now. I seem to be the source of panic and nightmares. Hmm. Must make challenge more difficult. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Baby, Baby ,Baby. Um, not sure where that came from, but go check out Mira’s Haiku and you might figure it out. And she called it a difficult prompt. Hrmph. And Mira’s second one. What? You thought there would only be one? Misery. Really? My prompt words inspired misery? @BediMona

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: The Source of Wisdom. Well, he got the source right. 🙂 And no, it wasn’t me. Although I am a fount of knowledge and youth.   @greg_wolford 

Alyssa of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Kismet. OOOOOOO. Who knew Fonzi was making a comeback. 🙂 I mean, first, last, you know. It is what it is. Or is it Chachi? @BWseekingBL

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Thought. Who didn’t like this one this week? Geesh. I haven’t seen that many likes since, well, okay I don’t get that many likes so now I am depressed. Going to the garden to eat some worms. 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.

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Full Spectrum of Love. Awww, but I do. 🙂 I now have, “I Run So Far Away” going through my mind. You know, when you have amnesia and a song starts going through your mind you have to google it go nuts thinking that you are actually going nuts because some of these songs just don’t make sense. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Rajani of THOTPURGE: Source.  Okay, had to read it a couple of times to get it. Nice use of words, different words than we normally see in everyday language. I liked that. Very nice. MUST READ.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Two this week.  It and Child. People gonna love that second one!!!! 

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Sky. Hmm. Next week photo challenge for a prompt she does is LOVE. Interesting. Also she liked my image I created. I think she should like win all the choices this week. I can stop now.

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Worrier  Excellent. Love the form. The message is great. Identifiable by everyone. MUST READ

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: 2 This week. One Humor and One Serious. Balloons and Butterflies. Okay, so I began to read the last one first and knowing the first is the humor, I began to worry about Marjorie a great deal. Even to my disturbed and mentally exhausted mind this was most certainly not a humor Haiku. Thankfully I noticed. Her humor one, well, the contents of that one I’m allergic to. Very traumatic experience all the way around. And here it’s after Midnight my Monday morning and I’m doing this review and being scarred even more for life than I am already. Fortunately, with my memory I will hopefully forget it by the end of the summer.  

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  A Mystery. WooooOOoooOOOo. Does that make you wonder what it’s about? I liked the story the began the post. I love reading about everyone’s life and learning about stuff and throw in a nice photo of something I haven’t seen that is only in that one place and awesome sauce. I typed awesome sauce? I typed it twice and haven’t deleted it. Notice I rarely delete things. I’m cool with being crazy. @MinKhor

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveRNah Leff Yah. I am very happy to hear this. Hmm. An interesting source, but I get it. Someday though. 🙂 I want to visit this source. Also we learn words!!!!

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerSecret Yarn Have I ever told y’all that every time I come to this particular poet I get this odd feeling my cat Spunky has learned to use the computer? I wouldn’t be surprised. Imagine for a moment that you arrive home at night and see this white image floating across the roof. Yes, that’s Spunky. He likes to get on the roof of the house, well in cool weather and chill. Kind of spooky. Ghostly even. Do I sound child-like? Go read the Haiku and you might see why I was inspired to be as such. @SpunkyWayfarer

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Erm, Umm, Dr. KO In the House. Those that have been around and have read the good doctor’s work will understand my choice of title. Especially if they’ve read the Haiku this week. I get it, but how do you come up with a title for that. I thought about Boa Cat, but well why not. Good as any. The Haiku is Boa Cat, you’ll see why when you go check it out.

Geoff Le Pard of TanGental:  2 of them things dis week.  Bird Stew and Gossip Take Care. Quite interesting ones. That first one takes a sharp turn and whams you in the face. Surprises you it does. But it’s Geoff. Why am I surprised? Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard

Annette Rochelle Aben: Smiles: A Self Portrait. Okay, so it’s my title. Whatever, right? And why do I call it that? Hmm. Do you wonder?

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: MOVE IT!!!!.  Okay so the real title is OUT OF MY WAY. Awesome use of the photo.

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: Origin of Life Another great and timely Haiku. Hadn’t thought of this possibility for the prompts and two were along the same lines even if not exactly of the same thoughts. Cool, right?

Serins of Serins Sphere: Solution. Computers, smart phones, software, or my Haiku image design. Seems to apply wherever you go. @SerinsSphere

Rose of Bohemian Nerd: Peace. Very true one here. Two words with different meanings that some don’t realize. Very nice. Sandra of Wild Daffodil called it Meaning-FULL. 

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Be GONE! No, not her. Some of you people are soooo literal. That’s the title of her Haiku. I wish it were possible. Wait. It is. I’ve been there and done that.
@FTThum

ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Thinking. Yeah, I know this is the same title I gave the last entry for our Lady Lee but it still applies. Thinky person much? Hmm.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Heartache. She wrote three. Okay, she done been talking about my business. I have been whatever that word is when you follow the restraining order. Why she done gone and aired out my laundry? Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Thinky. Man got thinky and tongue twisty again. Why he do that so much? :). @itsPhTweet

Melissa of The Aran ArtisanUnclouded Thinking. Philosophy of sorts from our Aran Island Girl. I may speak to the subject of the post myself at some point. As always, my views may be predictable or may not. I am an odd one at times. I think it all depends on exactly how you think and view situations. Now people will read what Melissa has to say, then think of what I said, and make an assumption. Don’t you love it when that happens? @thearanartisan

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark ReefPostpartum. There are two Haiku and that second one has great structure. Could be one sentence or two. Very nice.

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: The Heart Releases the Truest Kind of Magic. I like to call it The Heart Releases. I don’t know the Potter words that I could have applied. Would have been fun though. Go check it out.

Melissa M of This, right now: The Thinker. Very true. Very true in so many situations.

Marigold of Versus Blurb: Reflection. Glad to be so helpful in your studies. 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 

Evolving Ruminations: Broken.  Whoa, like some seriously deep broken-ness going on there. Go give a hug. I hope it’s like all just poetic license and not for real.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Autumn. C00l. I like how this one flows. Very nice. Imagery is great.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Keep Away From Bees and Never Alone  Yep, two of them. Now what is the likelihood of having two people use the word bees in one week for the challenge? Whoa. OOOOO, that second one, nice. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

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Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Worrier  Excellent. Love the form. The message is great. Identifiable by everyone.

 

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Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: MOVE IT!!!!.  Okay so the real title is OUT OF MY WAY. Awesome use of the photo.


And the Closing Haiku:

Think and remember,

My ill from weeks far removed,

The source has returned.

 

 

Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #43 Source & Thought

Challenge 43

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Welcome to Haiku Fu.

I think like HaikuFu for now, so going to go with it. Who will be fast as lightning and be the first to post and be reblogged here on RonovanWrites?

Want to know How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form? Click here for the article.

Welcome everyone to the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge. You may have found your way here through The Daily Post pages, the WordPress Reader, Twitter, Google+, or however you found us, we’re glad you came. I’m not just saying that. After you have been with us for a time you will realize we aren’t just a place to share a three line poem. We are a community of friends here. That doesn’t mean you have to talk to us. Just visit the various Haiku and click Like if you actually like something.

I created this challenge to have a place for people to share and gain a little exposure to other readers they might not have otherwise AND of course to enjoy Haiku. We all have different people who visit our blogs.

Provide your Twitter Handle IF you have one. I usually can get it from sharing your Haiku through your Twitter sharing button. If you have a Twitter and don’t  have it linked to your account don’t worry you can still have the share option work with the handle. Click here to find out how to have your Twitter Handle show up in your share option. You know. I have a how-to article for just about everything. If not? Ask and I’ll write one. Also it is helpful if you have Google+ to follow me there by clicking here so I can include you on the Weekly Review when I post it there. I try to post it there but illness has been taking its toll lately, but hopefully you will see it there soon.

About commenting with your link to your post. I advise it. I think more people click the comment links. Yes, do a ping back, but do a comment link if you think about it. Go ahead and put your twitter handle in there. I think it’s a good idea for readers to follow you that are passing through.

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My Example

I once thought you were

The one to make my dreams true,

Is the source of them.

I once thought you were the one to make my dreams real.

The one to make my dreams true is the source of them.

You do not have to include the sentences within your post, but it does help others understand how Haiku works if you do.

So you’ve written the  Haiku and you’ve created the post. Now what?

  1. You can put a the link of this post in your post and it should, I say should, do a ping back to this post and I and others should see it.
  2. I recommend as well for you to copy the link of your post once it has been published in the comments of this post. That’s a guarantee for it to be seen and I will be certain to include it in the Weekly Review.
  3. Visit other people’s Haiku.
  4. The deadline is Sunday by Noon EST. That’s New York City time.
  5. Shortly after Noon EST the Weekly Review with the names of each blogger, their site names, the name of their Haiku and a link to that Haiku will be published, along with my thoughts, and the Twitter Handle of each person.
  6. The Weekly Review is then Tweeted. The ‘Choices’ are tweeted with the first Tweet. I then continue to tweet the post until every person’s twitter handle has been mentioned.
  7. I also Post the Weekly Review on Google+ with the Twitter Handles and if I am your friend on Google+ I include you there as well.

What’s a Ping Back?

A ping back is when you place the URL from the address bar of this post into the post you write your Haiku on. It will look something like this,

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-43-source-thought/

You also have to make certain the link is actually in there by clicking on the add link button which is next to the right alignment button for WordPress. To me the add link button kind of looks like a diagonal paper clip. It’s the fifth from the right in the WordPress post editor. Click here to find out how.

For a full refresher or How to write Haiku in English click here. But you can use whatever Haiku style you want to. As long as you, do a Haiku.

For Tips and Guidelines refreshers click here.

 DEADLINE: Noon on Sunday New York Time.

 

There are TWO “CHOICE!” recipients each week. One for Humor and one for something more Serious. The Haiku are quite good each week and I am having to turn to the structure guidelines of a Haiku at times to help determine my selection.

Really each Haiku is a choice of mine, and I’m not just saying that, so I feel a bit odd even having something called A RONOVAN’S CHOICE, but hey, it’s a thing, right? And it does make it kind of fun.

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Much Respect

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 42 Review

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Week #42 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Love & Last

Missed a few regulars this week.

5 New members joined in the fun this week.

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Annette Rochelle Aben of well, um, Annette Rochelle Aben: “Allow me to introduce myself, I am a writer, an author, a wordsmith and perhaps find myself to be more interesting than is necessary. So I shall NOT go into grand detail as to what I have done in my 40 + career of writing and instead shall use various pages of this blog site to reveal this energy. As with most writing it may take some time, so please bear with me.”~From her About Page. She must have memory problems because she forgot to mention she’s also the host of various blog talk radio programs each week. You can listen to one by clicking the TMH image to the left, it’s her interview of me from a while back. She jokes I took her Haiku virginity, seeing as this is her first. So let’s check it out. The Monster Within, yeah, she took the easy out with this one. When you read it you will like it and then you will be like, why did she have to write about that, I’ve been good today!

TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: “I am an Australian who enjoys photography, art, collecting, poetry, writing and all things French.”~From his About page. Much more there to find. Three Haiku: Insight, Love Token and Fall. A prolific Haikuist. Yes, I made up another Haikuism. See, I did it again.

Skybright1 of from heart to head: Claudette sent our new poet our way. YAY CLAUDETTE!!! Okay, stop the applause. She gets enough of it as it is. So the Haiku, Love Last Ever After. That’s my name for it. Could be Love Everlasting. But you know me. I get weird. Go read and find your own title.

Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Okay, I tried to pick out parts of her About page to share as I normally do with our new members, but one problem. I love all of it so much and I got so into it that I forgot to pick out anything. Yes, I enjoyed her story that much. From Jamaica, jealous already, drummer, again jealous and starting to hate on her a bit, great beaches and food. Okay, I am officially jelly hating on her now. (That’s a compliment in case people don’t know.)  Read her about page here. Okay, Haiku time. The Heart Doesn’t Lie. Oooo, another almost tongue twister Haiku. Liking that this week. Good message and thought here. And from the title you know it’s true. Too bad we don’t listen to that heart all the time, right? Or is it that we don’t understand it’s language?

Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: “I’m Sarah, a coffee-drinking, writing-obsessed bibliophile. I majored in English, studied several facets of literature and still can’t decide what I like most, though I’m leaning towards Gothic literature… or Victorian, or maybe Chaucer. It is very difficult to decide. Hang on, what about modern novels… I also studied German and have a special brand of terror reserved for The Sandman.”~From her About page. And there is a lot more there. Looks like we have a very nice and open member added to the Haikumily. I just made that up. Haiku+Family=Haikumily. Muahahahahah! Sorry. Where was I? Ah, Haiku, Love Lasting, a good question and one I think a lot of people should ask at some point.

 



First to Enter this Week:

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Love. Awwww, he got all mushy.   @greg_wolford 

 



Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: 2 this week.  Eternity. A somewhat image abounding Haiku this week. I wonder what happens when they retreat? And now from her other blog, The Kiss, hmm, makes me think here. A future post perhaps. If I remember. @BediMona

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Prompts and Lover’s Knots. Well, you know, you just have to love that first one for sure, right? I might as well stop the review now.  @Meredithlbl

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Leaf My Heart Alone Hey, if a bow can be taken, I can name the Haiku what I want to. Hrmph. @MinKhor

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: A Mother’s plight Ew. I just…ew. ew.ew.ew.ew.ew.ew. And I just ate breakfast. EW.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Hope. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Seriously, awwwwwwwwwwww.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Three this week.  Longevity of love and Read Between the Lines and One Live. Ha. Okay, that second one. Ha. She book ends that one with these two nice sentimental ones and you might miss it but, again, ha. You can’t hear me, I’m phantom giggling. 

Serins of Serins Sphere: His Love. The comments indicate she connected to some people on this one. @SerinsSphere

Sacha Black of Sacha Black: Sadness. Her last Haiku? I couldn’t click like. 😦

Rose of Bohemian Nerd: Ordinary Love. Most interesting Haiku. In part one I can most assuredly identify with.  

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Go or Stay. OOOOO, deep one. Wow. Another MUST READ from Rachael. I’m not surprised but I am surprised at the same time. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Chennai of Twisted Tales on Life: Three this week. The Humanity, The Tragedy, and The Truth. Funny how things work out. I did a comic strip somewhat related to her first of the three Haiku. As for that second one, I don’t think it died. It’s still there alive and well. 🙂 You just need to have a very small taste each day to satisfy your desire and you will be fine.

ladyleemanilla: Two this week. Thinking. No, that is my title for them. Why? Because they make me think. It is almost as though that first one was written about me. I know it’s not but, elements of it fit so well.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Beyond. A very good message and piece of advice for all. I wish people would realize this and skip all of the in between by knowing this one simple little thing. She said the wanted to go one way and the words wanted to go another and they won. I think they won for a reason. It amazes me how all parts of the world suffer the same things that seep into our creative outlets in some form. Perhaps the intents of our messages are not as others read them but they are put out there for a purpose and this one speaks volumes. And she needs to add the Twitter option to the sharing buttons. Hrmph.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerMystery Mayhem. I have to say, this one is excellent. Two sentences. Correct syllables. The reason I mention that is, it is also a short story. Perhaps this is one of the best pieces of flash fiction I’ve seen. I am ashamed it only has 4 likes. People must not have found it yet. There is no way you can read this and not like it. This is my MUST READ of the entire challenge.  @SpunkyWayfarer

Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Forever Love, Illusive Love, and Love Speaks. That’s right, three of them. I love these because she finally came out about our secret. 🙂 Okay, so it’s wishful thinking on my part. Love my Literary Angels so much. Oh to be a few years younger, they both say I’m too old for them. I truly appreciate these because she, well go read about it and see. A dedicated part of our family.  @Meredithlbl

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams –  Last Love of the Heart. Can’t blame her. I mean, when you’ve got it good you just have to tell it. And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Epitaph  I want to say her blog has changed. I focus so much on the Haiku when I visit places that I can’t be certain but it looks different. I like how I can see her bouncy picture better here. Who votes we get to see a picture of her face? Show fo hands! Okay, the Haiku, since everyone raised their hands. Great message, to the heart, great structure and I like the way the layout of it progresses in visual form.

Geoff Le Pard of TanGentalLove’s Race. Hmm, I see. Okay first of all, I have to admit, every time Geoff visits I can’t help thinking of Def Leppard. I know, I know, not the same at all but it helps me remember. With my memory I have to use association. Okay, the Haiku. Sounds like how some young love think what love is but need to discover what it is truly about. Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard

Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Aflame. Girls got passion, and some to spare. Not sure if she’s written a bodice ripper but I bet she could. With or without the bodice. 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.

Rajani of THOTPURGE: Impossible.  Very interesting imagery, concept, and thought. Makes you step back and consider it. Very cool. Love those thinky surprises. Might deserve a Thinky Prize.

Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark Reef:  I know I don’t always put the last name up there but don’t you just love her name? This is her first official foray into the brink of destiny. I have no idea where that came from. But anyway, she did some tweet Haiku previously and I put it here as a guest Haiku and on the challenge. But here is her first real entry into the challenge. Lost. Nailed her first entry. Go read and support. Can read this many ways.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Tongue Twisted. Yeah, interesting title for a theme of Love and Last, right? Yeah, again, I came up with it. It’s because of the Haiku wording. He had fun with this one. Wordsmith dude. @itsPhTweet

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Loves Careless Pieces. I have no idea how she comes up with these things. Especially that second one. Who would have thought of using that thing in the first line in a Haiku about love?  

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Neglect Ended. Like that second line here. You want to make it continue on to be one long sentence and can, but it also breaks down into two sentences. Very nice.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Ebullient Eating. Um, Vashti sort of went off the deep end with this one. And yes this was the go to the dictionary Haiku name of the week. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: the size of love. Have to admit I was concerned when I first saw the title of this one. Whew. Actually turned out to be a lovely Haiku. Well, not really surprising, is it? But I am still keeping an eye on her. She’s mischievous she is. @TeandPaper

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Waiting. No Haiku response this week. And the title is mine, spoken as if in answer to her Haiku of that who awaiting. Does one await? Hmmm. @FTThum

Melissa M of This, right now: Empty Nest. Sad and cool at the same time. Love the butterfly in the photo. Haven’t seen that color before

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordFor Love That Lasts. Two this week, with explanations and well done as always. If I read her comment correctly I am afraid she is taking a break from the challenge. 😦 @girally

Melissa of The Aran ArtisanA run on sentence. How many things does this woman do? By the way, does anyone, when they see her commenting, start signing Island Girl by Elton John? Sad thing is I had to look up to find the name Elton John. @thearanartisan

Evolving Ruminations: Writer’s Inspiration and Teenage Love.  Two this week, hmm, kind of the same thought but with different endings. 🙂

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Last Shall be First. Messaged delivered, now for those to receive.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: An Author’s Dream Yep, that’s the dream alrighty right write right. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Waiting Truly. Two Haiku. You know me. I like coming up with one title for both. She’s telling us some of her secrets. 🙂

 

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Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Go or Stay. OOOOO, deep one. Wow. Another MUST READ from Rachael. I’m not surprised but I am surprised at the same time. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

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Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Ebullient Eating. Um, Vashti sort of went off the deep end with this one. And yes this was the go to the dictionary Haiku name of the week. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

 

And the Closing Haiku:

I was ripped apart

the last time I heard the sound,

I love you, I died.

 

 

Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #42 Love&Last

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Challenge 42

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Welcome to Haiku Fu.

I think like HaikuFu for now, so going to go with it. Who will be fast as lightning and be the first to post and be reblogged here on RonovanWrites?

Want to know How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form? Click here for the article.

Welcome everyone to the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge. You may have found your way here through The Daily Post pages, the WordPress Reader, Twitter, Google+, or however you found us, we’re glad you came. I’m not just saying that. After you have been with us for a time you will realize we aren’t just a place to share a three line poem. We are a community of friends here. That doesn’t mean you have to talk to us. Just visit the various Haiku and click Like if you actually like something.

I created this challenge to have a place for people to share and gain a little exposure to other readers they might not have otherwise AND of course to enjoy Haiku. We all have different people who visit our blogs.

Provide your Twitter Handle IF you have one. I usually can get it from sharing your Haiku through your Twitter sharing button. If you have a Twitter and don’t  have it linked to your account don’t worry you can still have the share option work with the handle. Click here to find out how to have your Twitter Handle show up in your share option. You know. I have a how-to article for just about everything. If not? Ask and I’ll write one. Also it is helpful if you have Google+ to follow me there by clicking here so I can include you on the Weekly Review when I post it there. I try to post it there but illness has been taking its toll lately, but hopefully you will see it there soon.

About commenting with your link to your post. I advise it. I think more people click the comment links. Yes, do a ping back, but do a comment link if you think about it. Go ahead and put your twitter handle in there. I think it’s a good idea for readers to follow you that are passing through.

Love & Last

My Example

Last night was a dream,

In your arms I lost my way,

To love’s final rest.

Last night was a dream, in your arms I lost my way..

In your arms I lost my way to love’s final rest.

You do not have to include the sentences within your post, but it does help others understand how Haiku works if you do.

So you’ve written the  Haiku and you’ve created the post. Now what?

  1. You can put a the link of this post in your post and it should, I say should, do a ping back to this post and I and others should see it.
  2. I recommend as well for you to copy the link of your post once it has been published in the comments of this post. That’s a guarantee for it to be seen and I will be certain to include it in the Weekly Review.
  3. Visit other people’s Haiku.
  4. The deadline is Sunday by Noon EST. That’s New York City time.
  5. Shortly after Noon EST the Weekly Review with the names of each blogger, their site names, the name of their Haiku and a link to that Haiku will be published, along with my thoughts, and the Twitter Handle of each person.
  6. The Weekly Review is then Tweeted. The ‘Choices’ are tweeted with the first Tweet. I then continue to tweet the post until every person’s twitter handle has been mentioned.
  7. I also Post the Weekly Review on Google+ with the Twitter Handles and if I am your friend on Google+ I include you there as well.

What’s a Ping Back?

A ping back is when you place the URL from the address bar of this post into the post you write your Haiku on. It will look something like this,

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-42-love-last

You also have to make certain the link is actually in there by clicking on the add link button which is next to the right alignment button for WordPress. To me the add link button kind of looks like a diagonal paper clip. It’s the fifth from the right in the WordPress post editor. Click here to find out how.

For a full refresher or How to write Haiku in English click here. But you can use whatever Haiku style you want to. As long as you, do a Haiku.

For Tips and Guidelines refreshers click here.

 DEADLINE: Noon on Sunday New York Time.

 

There are TWO “CHOICE!” recipients each week. One for Humor and one for something more Serious. The Haiku are quite good each week and I am having to turn to the structure guidelines of a Haiku at times to help determine my selection.

Really each Haiku is a choice of mine, and I’m not just saying that, so I feel a bit odd even having something called A RONOVAN’S CHOICE, but hey, it’s a thing, right? And it does make it kind of fun.

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Much Respect

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 41 Review

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Week #41 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Want & Tatters

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

Chechennairamblingsnnai of Twisted Tales on Life: I like that blog name. Twisted tales, twisted tails. 🙂 Okay, moving along. “But for those millions of screaming fans out there (regardless of the fact that you are screaming at some megastar who just earns a bit more and is fabulous looking), I am just a normal woman in Chennai who has nothing else to do (except work, read and listen to music now and then), passionate about a few things – humour, reading, bloghopping and actually reading a few (especially if they are accompanied by snaps of cute guys). I am also nuts about coffee. I am currently head over heels in love with this darling man who thinks the world of me, as he should.” I Think Ronovan Writes is the best blog I’ve ever come across.~From her About Page. Okay, some of that might be from her about page and some might not be. You’ll have to go visit to figure out which is which. Now for the Haiku: Roving Hands. Very good one here. At first I am thinking of  one thing but then as I read it a second time I got it. Well, I think I did. Men sometimes show their Twisted Tails.



First to Enter this Week:

laughter-lines-sue-vincentSue Vincent from Daily Echo: Fire. A lot of people enjoyed this one this week. I mean A LOT. The photograph with it makes you see one thing until you step back a moment and break it down. A very illusional image. Yeah, I made up another word. 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.

 



Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: 2 this week.  Want. Ooohhhh, yeeeaahh. All I am saying. Mira has a second one on her To Wear a Rainbow blog, Smile Away. I can see the meaning of it as it was intended, but initially, well, after reading the first few Haiku this week, my mind went somewhere else, but the smile showed up just the same.  @BediMona

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Tattered Life. Greg has the right attitude. As Teddy Roosevelt would say, “CHARGE!” No, the Haiku isn’t about riding rough. (Wonder how many will get that?)  @greg_wolford 

Alyssa of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: I’ve Said Too Much. I will pretend this one I never saw when the investigators ask me. @BWseekingBL

Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: For Want of Peace. Edwina noted it was a tricky prompt this week but her result was better than I think she knows. I am thinking of my mind as the object in this Haiku. It is great need of it this past week or so with not much relief to it

Serins of Serins Sphere and Mystified Memoir: Jelly Tots. This Haiku is on her other WordPress blog, thus if you go there and it looks odd, it’s still her. Tumblr does not support ping backs. You actually have to use a plug-in to make it work. I did some research when she first started having the problem. @SerinsSphere

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Nonsense. Makes complete sense to me. Try coming up with new prompt words each week. 🙂 @TeandPaper

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Two this week.  Heartbreak and Little Beggar Girl. Emotional offerings this week, as if Ritu has anything else to give, right? Hmm, odd that’s what I think of when I see Ritu pop up, emotions.

Sacha Black of Sacha Black: Haters. I’m sad. She’s thrown me to the side. Sniff, sniff. Tears on my laptop, pain in my mouse. Hmm, doesn’t have the same lyrical qualities of the original song. Technology ruins a good doo wop song.

mkdbMartha of Meredith’s Musings: Heartbroken and Desire. YES, that’s Martha for all of those who have wondered what she looks like. I’ve been wanting to share but wouldn’t until she outed herself. 🙂 She’s dealing in love this week. You know, you never like sad love, but especially so when it comes from sweet people.  @Meredithlbl

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Fickle. She outs the fluidity of my mind as it passes from one though to the next and forgets the previous only slightly sooner than the current. MUST READ. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  Astray?. Set’s up the Haiku with an intro image giving the mood then gives us the Haiku. Quite interesting. I also find it interesting how people look at the prompt words this week. @MinKhor

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Tatters of Water. A very interesting use of the prompts and makes sense. Impressed.  Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams –  Tattered Hope of my Heart. I think one a lot of people can identify with. And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Thrifty. Life advice here for us all. Advice too many of us don’t take.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerThe Mark of Z? Huh? Okay. Liking this one. . @SpunkyWayfarer

earlyMeredith of Meredith’s Musings: Healh and Porch Sitting. Haiku and a health update from Meredith. And not to be outdone, I am sharing a recent photo of her. Porch sitting works for me. Looks like a good day for it.  @Meredithlbl

 

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: I don’t want a tattered heart! Go give some hugs. 🙂 Pats on the back. Good words. Any of that kind of lovey dovey stuff. 🙂

Rajani Radhakrishnan of THOTPURGE: Tattered.  Three of them, and the last is most appropriate for April. Can any of you think of the reason why? Except for Rajani that is.

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Tatters. Ha, a dilemma, I think. Hmm. But then is the second one an issue?

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Soaring while Grounded.
Now your dreams are yours
In a life new and waiting,
Dreams watch patiently
@FTThum

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: What a Girl Wants. So, saying no Tacos, eh? Well, I do suppose too many tacos would probably be counter to want a girl wants in this case.

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordTypes of Tatters. A very good subject this week. In truth the best subject matter yet. MUST READ. @girally

Marigold of Versus Blurb: Don’t. The issue of love? You know I read and I assume that’s the subject many chose this week, but maybe it’s not. You know really when you read something it could be something entirely different. If you intentionally go in with the purpose of not looking at it from the love angle it could take on other lives. 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 

Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Want some taters. So she combined two challenges this week, so what. She said she cheated but she didn’t.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Eve’s Temptation. Shame shame, getting spicy over there. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

Melissa of The Aran ArtisanTrashy Romance. Yes, my title. You’ll get it when you go and read. 🙂 @thearanartisan

Colleen of Silver Threading: Tattered and Beaten. Nope, not what you are thinking. Awesome photo to go with it too. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Complete. Yeah, another thinky one from Claudette. But you get it after a couple of times. I like those though. This one seems kind of deep to me..

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Bronze Alice. Loved her source of inspiration. And the photo to go with it was awesome. Everyone needs to go take a look.  

Melissa M of This, right now: Tatters. I find it interesting the different types of certain things in this world. When I think if the object here, being from a state where the flower and tree is this but a different variety.

Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Prosperity. A good way of looking at things. Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Potatoes for Soup and The Sea’s Hunger A touch of humor I think you will all enjoy with that first one, especially literary types, and nature sneaks in with the second. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Evolving Ruminations: Materialistic Glutton.  Actually that’s two Haiku but I thought the titles worked so well together. Um, erm, well, y’all go read now, you hear?

 

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Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordTypes of Tatters. A very good subject this week. In truth the best subject matter yet. @girally 

 

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E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Potatoes for Soup    


And the Closing Haiku:

Memories tattered,

In days and nights with no rest,

I only want peace.

 

 

Much Respect,

Ronovan

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #41 Want&Tatters

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Challenge 41

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Welcome to Haiku Fu.

Yes, it’s on like Diddy Kong. The battle to the finish. Who will remain standing as we Haiku Fu you? Everybody was Haiku Fu Fighting. Who will be fast as lightning and be the first to post and be reblogged here on RonovanWrites?

Want to know How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form? Click here for the article.

As the love I have for her is new each morning.

Welcome everyone to the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge. You may have found your way here through The Daily Post pages, the WordPress Reader, Twitter, Google+, or however you found us, we’re glad you came. I’m not just saying that. After you have been with us for a time you will realize we aren’t just a place to share a three line poem. We are a community of friends here. That doesn’t mean you have to talk to us. Just visit the various Haiku and click Like if you actually like something.

I created this challenge to have a place for people to share and gain a little exposure to other readers they might not have otherwise AND of course to enjoy Haiku. We all have different people who visit our blogs.

Provide your Twitter Handle IF you have one. I usually can get it from sharing your Haiku through your Twitter sharing button. If you have a Twitter and don’t  have it linked to your account don’t worry you can still have the share option work with the handle. Click here to find out how to have your Twitter Handle show up in your share option. You know. I have a how-to article for just about everything. If not? Ask and I’ll write one. Also it is helpful if you have Google+ to follow me there by clicking here so I can include you on the Weekly Review when I post it there. I try to post it there but illness has been taking its toll lately, but hopefully you will see it there soon.

About commenting with your link to your post. I advise it. I think more people click the comment links. Yes, do a ping back, but do a comment link if you think about it. Go ahead and put your twitter handle in there. I think it’s a good idea for readers to follow you that are passing through.

Want & Tatters

My Example

This hunger in me wants,

A fine meal of you to devour,

Tattered tacos yum.

This hunger in me wants a fine meal of you to devour.

A fine meal of you to devour, tattered tacos yum.

You do not have to include the sentences within your post, but it does help others understand how Haiku works if you do.

So you’ve written the  Haiku and you’ve created the post. Now what?

  1. You can put a the link of this post in your post and it should, I say should, do a ping back to this post and I and others should see it.
  2. I recommend as well for you to copy the link of your post once it has been published in the comments of this post. That’s a guarantee for it to be seen and I will be certain to include it in the Weekly Review.
  3. Visit other people’s Haiku.
  4. The deadline is Sunday by Noon EST. That’s New York City time.
  5. Shortly after Noon EST the Weekly Review with the names of each blogger, their site names, the name of their Haiku and a link to that Haiku will be published, along with my thoughts, and the Twitter Handle of each person.
  6. The Weekly Review is then Tweeted. The ‘Choices’ are tweeted with the first Tweet. I then continue to tweet the post until every person’s twitter handle has been mentioned.
  7. I also Post the Weekly Review on Google+ with the Twitter Handles and if I am your friend on Google+ I include you there as well.

What’s a Ping Back?

A ping back is when you place the URL from the address bar of this post into the post you write your Haiku on. It will look something like this,

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-41-want-tatters

You also have to make certain the link is actually in there by clicking on the add link button which is next to the right alignment button for WordPress. To me the add link button kind of looks like a diagonal paper clip. It’s the fifth from the right in the WordPress post editor. Click here to find out how.

For a full refresher or How to write Haiku in English click here. But you can use whatever Haiku style you want to. As long as you, do a Haiku.

For Tips and Guidelines refreshers click here.

 DEADLINE: Noon on Sunday New York Time.

 

There are TWO “CHOICE!” recipients each week. One for Humor and one for something more Serious. The Haiku are quite good each week and I am having to turn to the structure guidelines of a Haiku at times to help determine my selection.

Really each Haiku is a choice of mine, and I’m not just saying that, so I feel a bit odd even having something called A RONOVAN’S CHOICE, but hey, it’s a thing, right? And it does make it kind of fun.

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 40 Review

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Week #40 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words New & Time

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.

A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.

New This Week

rose-KRose of Bohemian Nerd: “I’m a practicing bibliophile who seeks refuge among dusty paper magic and the Dewey Decimal System. I’m an inspiration pack-rat always looking for my next “information high.” I lust for linguistics and daydream about the likes of Susan Sontag, Philip K. Dick, Neil Young and Aerosmith.”~From the About page. The Haiku: Teacher or Student. Hmm, interesting, interesting. Could be read as one whole sentence or two. Hmm. As fro the photo here. I had a few to pick from but this one was just awesome.

cjSo many names to use. Miss O-CD, Geeker, Noisy Dancer. Maybe she’ll tell us what to use. But her blog is Dancing Echoes: Beats Stumbling Around in Silence. “I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Picture straightener.”~Her About Page, Her Twitter. Possible tattoo on her foot says O-CD Rules, it does, I say it DOES!  Yes, I’ve been at this for hours now and I think I am a little slap happy. On to the Haiku: Empty Nest. Mix of the use of life and nature. Cool. Liked it.  

 



First to Enter this Week:

edwinaEdwina of Edwina’s Episodes: A New Spring Outfit. Staying with nature. And staying with her theme of, well her theme of entertainment. I’ll put it that way.

 



Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Hangover…  Yeah, it’s about someone else. Mhmm.

Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs:  Your Beauty. Very much seems to have played off of my image Haiku. Liked it. Then she gave us another from her They, You And Me blog, Forget Me Not@BediMona

Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Emotion. You have to go see. It’s never just a Haiku when you visit Sandra. Photography, now with Friends and a story to go along with it. I enjoy those. You get a piece of life along with a pinch of it you get from a Haiku. I love having her in the Haiku Family. Yes, I as going to say Haikumily.

Meredith & Martha of Meredith’s Musings Antiques and Son from Meredith then Golf and Friends from Martha. Good ones again. I liked Meredith’s Antiques. And we see where Martha’s passion lies.  @Meredithlbl

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…:  Beauty Queen and Standing Still. We have two. One a commentary I do believe and the other a thinky piece. She has two minds I think. And who does not love her Twitter Handle? I mean, seriously.

Sacha Black of Sacha Black: New Bum. Um, I’m not sure if this is a self help tip or what. If anyone tries it, let me know if it works.

SW ysobel of Spunky WayfarerWho? Yes? What? No, Who.. Who is right but you have to go and read to find out what I am talking about. Well, we were told there might be a second one. A Vegas Love Story. Ha. And so many did not go and read this one. I am ashamed. Tsk Tsk. @SpunkyWayfarer

Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Spring powerCan you tell what part of the world some people are in by what they right? @TeandPaper

Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey: Before It’s Too Late. I like this one a lot. MUST READ. Remember to check out her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.  

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Springtime. Greg gone Nature. I think he and Elizabeth were on the same page.  @greg_wolford 

clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: Cure for the pain. Do you agree? Do you not agree? Go find out what you are agreeing to or not agreeing to.

Felicity of The Dark Night Chronicles: Brutalized Blossoms. She went high tech this week. She put her Haiku on an image. From the likes, people like it. Felicity is also one of our Authors. You can get her book Erotic Passages at Amazon by clicking here.

Khor Hui Min of Project Prose:  You got to move it, move it. Image and Haiku go perfectly together. The one makes the other work and makes you want to well, move it move it. @MinKhor

Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams –  Longing for Love. Tsk tsk tsk. You keep looking in the wrong places. Do I have o draw a map? Geesh. 😛 And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato

Daleen of My Grandfather was an Undertaker: Clock Face. Hmm. Giving a somewhat inanimate object human characteristics. Interesting. Nice.

Serins of Serins Sphere: Has Been. Sometimes you get a message that may not be the message but that’s what I got. Maybe I’m past my prime and need to be silent. @SerinsSphere

Geoff Le Pard of TanGentalTimes and Tides. Two this week. I definitely like the first which he has called untitled. Great imagery with that one. Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard

Rajani Radhakrishnan of THOTPURGE: Time & Again.  oooo, very nice ones. Awesome. Must Reads.

As a side note, are banana flavored popsicles not like so awesome?

Alyssa of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Heart & Soul. Three this week from the mystery lady. Yes, mush for certain this week. But we have some mushy parts to us at times. No comments from anyone, please. She was concerned her third Haiku did not use the word new, however I think she missed the fact the use of the last four words in the third line infer something new is about to happen. So she got it. Those of you who have not been visiting need to start. Each week has a post of its own and her Haiku have come a long way from where she was. Hmm. I think that speaks to a lot of things about her perhaps. @BWseekingBL

Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: New Life Replaces Old and New Life Surrenders. Two Haiku both with different environments and meanings. I liked them a lot. As always perfect images to go with them.

Colleen of Silver Threading: Poof, You’re a Fairy. Does the title have anything to do with the Haiku? Maybe. Perhaps. A little? A word maybe? You have to go see to know for certain. @ColleenChesebro  Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.

Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Seconds Pass. A serious one from our often times humorous friend. Anyone else been concerned about our missing maestro of merriment?  Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it.  Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.

Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Glory. Always has me thinking with these. Okay, as I am thinking I think I thought thoughts that were not thought of as this was being thought out.

Marigold of Versus Blurb: It’s Raining Men. That has nothing to do with her Haiku, but the little image at the top instantly brought that to mind. No idea why. But who knows what was going through her mind to make her so sun shiny at the time? 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 

Florence of Meanings and Musings: Coffee Time. I based that title on her first Haiku. Read it, think about it, and you’ll get it. Maybe I’m wrong, but maybe I’m right. Also it was her birthday when she posted so go wish her a belated birthday. @FTThum

Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Let Me Go. At first when I saw the title I thought she meant she wanted me to stop the fan mail I send each day. Then I read it and I think it still might mean that. Either that or it’s a new theme song for a Disney movie coming up. You decide.. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.

E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Here One Day, Gone the Next Very good with the nature, use of time very well done. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: All Things New. Good message. Not surprised there. Peace.

Melissa M of This, right now: Start Anew. Awesome. So many of us need to follow this, and read it every day. A Print It and Pin It for the Week.

Prakash of It’s PH:   Time Keeps on Slippin’ Slippin, Into the Future. Yes, that’s the words to an oooold song, but fits the Haiku. Go check it. @itsPhTweet

Melissa of The Aran ArtisanBlackberry Bliss . Ha. Sweet Haiku, the Ha is for the photo. Yeah, that’s Bliss for certain. @thearanartisan

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous WordAll Powerful Time. Three from Alka this week. Reflective Haiku this week. Enjoyed the middle one a lot. @girally

Evolving Ruminations: New Moon.  A science lesson as well as a Haiku. Gotta love it.

laughter-lines-sue-vincentSue Vincent from Daily Echo: Tides. Okay, the first line, the first word. Is she like trying to show us up or something? 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.

 

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E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Here One Day, Gone the Next Very good with the nature, use of time very well done. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/  

 

 

 

 

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Meredith of Meredith’s Musings Antiques She doesn’t need any help or saving. I think she’s perfect as is.  @Meredithlbl

And the Closing Haiku:

New is not better,

When it comes to lover’s arms,

Time will tell the truth.

 

 

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #40 New&Time

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Challenge 40

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Welcome to Haiku Fu.

Yes, it’s on like Diddy Kong. The battle to the finish. Who will remain standing as we Haiku Fu you? Everybody was Haiku Fu Fighting. Who will be fast as lightning and be the first to post and be reblogged here on RonovanWrites?

Want to know How to write a Haiku Poem in English Form? Click here for the article.

As the love I have for her is new each morning.

Welcome everyone to the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge. You may have found your way here through The Daily Post pages, the WordPress Reader, Twitter, Google+, or however you found us, we’re glad you came. I’m not just saying that. After you have been with us for a time you will realize we aren’t just a place to share a three line poem. We are a community of friends here. That doesn’t mean you have to talk to us. Just visit the various Haiku and click Like if you actually like something.

I created this challenge to have a place for people to share and gain a little exposure to other readers they might not have otherwise AND of course to enjoy Haiku. We all have different people who visit our blogs.

Provide your Twitter Handle IF you have one. I usually can get it from sharing your Haiku through your Twitter sharing button. If you have a Twitter and don’t  have it linked to your account don’t worry you can still have the share option work with the handle. Click here to find out how to have your Twitter Handle show up in your share option. You know. I have a how-to article for just about everything. If not? Ask and I’ll write one. Also it is helpful if you have Google+ to follow me there by clicking here so I can include you on the Weekly Review when I post it there. I try to post it there but illness has been taking its toll lately, but hopefully you will see it there soon.

About commenting with your link to your post. I advise it. I think more people click the comment links. Yes, do a ping back, but do a comment link if you think about it. Go ahead and put your twitter handle in there. I think it’s a good idea for readers to follow you that are passing through.

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Can you guess the inspiration for the prompt words?

My Example

Old life gives ways to

A time of our greater joy,

Is found in new days.

Old life gives ways to a time of our greater joy.

A time of our greater joy is found in new days.

You do not have to include the sentences within your post, but it does help others understand how Haiku works if you do.

So you’ve written the  Haiku and you’ve created the post. Now what?

  1. You can put a the link of this post in your post and it should, I say should, do a ping back to this post and I and others should see it.
  2. I recommend as well for you to copy the link of your post once it has been published in the comments of this post. That’s a guarantee for it to be seen and I will be certain to include it in the Weekly Review.
  3. Visit other people’s Haiku.
  4. The deadline is Sunday by Noon EST. That’s New York City time.
  5. Shortly after Noon EST the Weekly Review with the names of each blogger, their site names, the name of their Haiku and a link to that Haiku will be published, along with my thoughts, and the Twitter Handle of each person.
  6. The Weekly Review is then Tweeted. The ‘Choices’ are tweeted with the first Tweet. I then continue to tweet the post until every person’s twitter handle has been mentioned.
  7. I also Post the Weekly Review on Google+ with the Twitter Handles and if I am your friend on Google+ I include you there as well.

What’s a Ping Back?

A ping back is when you place the URL from the address bar of this post into the post you write your Haiku on. It will look something like this,

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-40-new-past

You also have to make certain the link is actually in there by clicking on the add link button which is next to the right alignment button for WordPress. To me the add link button kind of looks like a diagonal paper clip. It’s the fifth from the right in the WordPress post editor. Click here to find out how.

For a full refresher or How to write Haiku in English click here. But you can use whatever Haiku style you want to. As long as you, do a Haiku.

For Tips and Guidelines refreshers click here.

 DEADLINE: Noon on Sunday New York Time.

 

There are TWO “CHOICE!” recipients each week. One for Humor and one for something more Serious. The Haiku are quite good each week and I am having to turn to the structure guidelines of a Haiku at times to help determine my selection.

Really each Haiku is a choice of mine, and I’m not just saying that, so I feel a bit odd even having something called A RONOVAN’S CHOICE, but hey, it’s a thing, right? And it does make it kind of fun.

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