Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #130: Spin and Water

Mountains draw me near

Heart’s desire flows like water

Spinning on my toes


A travel opportunity took shape to encounter the Rocky Mountains via Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada – not seen in four decades. Fear of flight overcome for love of a daughter who would otherwise spend Christmas alone.  A life-changing, joyous experience.


(Cavern enveloping waters flowing from frozen Athabasca Falls.)


“Your largest fear carries your greatest growth.”  Brian Tracy


“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”              George Addair


A joy to post this Ron!


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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29 Responses to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #130: Spin and Water

  1. A beautiful haiku Olga :o)

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  2. Hélène@MotherWillow says:

    Beautiful haiku and pictures, words that accompany it all bring back fond memories of these same spaces I visited once while touring in the Rocky Mountains. Thank you for this lovely post.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you for stopping by to add your lovely comment, Helene. Here’s a quote that matched my feelings in the presence of these mountains. “This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble.. just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” (Bridget Asher) ❤


      • Hélène@MotherWillow says:

        My feeling was like being in the presence of great ancient masters. The silence I felt all around was never felt the same again. These mountains are indeed great communicators who have lived and delivered many great secrets to humanity.
        Beautiful quote you wrote above, it is awesome in description of the mountains.

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  3. Wow, glad you were able to spend Christmas with your daughter…and that you both got back in one piece!

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    • Olga says:

      Thanks, Marissa. We lucked into some decent weather. Little turbulence on the flights. The drive to Jasper National Park was icy though, the closer we got to the mountains. A bit scary going down steep hills. I came back with wonderful memories and photos. 🙂


      • It’s funny because I was just listening to a comedy monologue about how the comedian would never hike because so many people die or go missing. Being not very outdoorsy myself…I could subscribe to that!

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  4. Gayl says:

    Your haiku sounds so happy! I love it and I love the photo, too. So glad you overcame your fear and got to spend that time with your daughter! Blessings to you!

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    That sounds like excitement from head to toes. Nicely written.

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  6. Denis1950 says:

    A beautiful trio Olga, stunning images, wonderful haiku and a very endearing story. And I strongly connect to the fear of flight.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you for the lovely words, Denis. Happy that you enjoyed my post. The images don’t do justice to being in the presence of those breath-taking mountains. It was a trip of lifetime! Worth going through a bit of fear. Ha ha! 🙂

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  7. jazzytower says:

    I love the haiku Olga, and what a great photo:)

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  8. This was joy! Lovely pictures! Awesome haiku.. 🙂

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  9. Powerful quotes at the end, Olga. I love your haiku and the pictures. I’m happy you conquered your fear of flying and enjoyed a marvelous vacay with your daughter. Good for you! ❤ xx

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  10. Janice says:

    I can really feel the joy in your haiku! I love the spinning on your toes 🙂

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  12. Alice says:

    There is something majestic about mountains. They have a calming effect.

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