Tag Archives: haiku

Almost New

In a twist of fate, I almost missed the birth of Spring. No photographs of unfurling ferns or opening buds of new growth. My dreams were dashed. So here is my impression of later blooms.   In spirit of hope … Continue reading

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A Hint of Spring

  Ice and cold still friends Sun shining over landscape Smiling face of hope ~ The sun has been trying to warm us up for over two weeks. Before that, winter grayness and constant snow saturated all hope of spring … Continue reading

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Waiting

  Mindful on the edge Someday, one day, not today Sun will shine again

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: At the End of the Day

  Golden hour drifting Into wine-colored moments End of day pleasure     K’lee & Dale’s Challenge *( I decided to challenge myself with new photos and not depend on my archives so much. These were both taken in my … Continue reading

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Look Up! WPC: Ascend

  Imagination Ascending beyond treetops Clear, blue sky calling   Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

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My Christmas Offering

Warming the heartstrings Yesteryear’s yuletide chimes in Happiness jingles   Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #62: Bells & Past *We have been encouraged to use synonyms for the prompt words which I forgot to do last week. Bells = jingles,¬† chimes … Continue reading

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Pic and a Word Challenge #111: Gold

Life leaves its footprints Layers of time distance us Golden memories   Patrick’s Challenge

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K’Lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Walk in the Park

  A walk in nature Cleansing all man-made worries Peaceful moments sing       This fellow came to greet me on my nature walk.   A birch beauty.   A peaceful spot to breathe and absorb serenity.     … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Challenge #172: Wrong (Mistaken) & Touch

  Abstract masquerade Mistaken identity Touched by oddity   Ron’s Challenge

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TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge: Flower & Simply

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Pic And A Word Challenge #106: Number

  What will never be No longer lost in numbers All is possible   Patrick’s Challenge

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #52: Spirit & Joy

  Photographer’s dream Capturing sunrise spirit Joyous indulgence   Colleen’s Challenge

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Life’s Delights

  In whirlwind of life Delight in scent of moments That sweeten the Earth   TJ’s Household Haiku: Earth & Whirlwind   Ron’s Challenge    

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #51: Gift & Song

  Heart feels mind crumbling What is a gift if unused A song never heard Colleen’s Challenge

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RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge #167: Touch & Miss

  Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? Today was my day to get hit with Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.” Not to go into any details, let … Continue reading

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Suzanne’s “Light On The Road”

The prompt is to use emptiness as a fertile ground for positive energy and balance.   Life’s empty canvas Where we paint our destiny One choice at a time   Suzanne’s Challenge *(Gratefully acknowledge unknown source of yin/yang image.)

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RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge #165: Passion & Play

  Texture of ocean Waves playing passionately Yet calming the mind   Ron’s Challenge

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TJ’s Household Haiku #13: Window & Heart

  Exotic window Reflecting back heart’s desires Ocean spirit laughs     TJ’s Challenge *So happy to be able to present photographs of a recent trip to Kauai, Hawaii. ūüôā

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #162: Hope & Stay (*Linger)

  Hope is tangible Adrift vibrations linger Manifesting dreams   Ron’s Challenge    

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Chaos & Order

  Time tells its story Order in midst of chaos Life force finds a way   TJ’s Haiku Hub

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Perfume (Scent)/Lost

  Wild strawberry scent Lingering childhood moment Lost foreverness   TJ’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #160: Party & Enjoy

*( Created my own peep hole into the universe. ¬†I think I see a galaxy in there. ) Dancing with a dream Peep hole in eternity Relishing the glimpse   *I used ‘dancing‘, instead of ¬†‘party‘. ¬†Don’t we all dance … Continue reading

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TJ’s Household Haiku #9: Leaf & Look

  Frozen, past moment Leafing through pages of time Look and find treasures   *( Old black/white photo of me at 17 months that I dug up while leafing through a photo album. I think I took after my mother … Continue reading

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Life’s Garden

  Confused by strange tears Joy entangled with sadness Burning heart opens *I substituted¬†‘burning’ for ‘heat’ ¬†for Colleen’s Challenge. ¬†Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: Heat and Confuse *TJ’s Household Haiku: Strange & Tears

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Following the Heart

  Amidst storms of life Wild eyes mellowing with time Seeking calm waters   Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: Calm & Wild Suzanne’s ‘On the Road’: Following the Heart

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TJ’s Household Haiku #17: Garden & One

  Garden of ideas Fertilize and nurture them Savor ripest one   TJ’s Challenge *By the way, that’s a photo of huge radishes at a farmer’s market. Here’s the original shot.  

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Unfolding

Betwixt veiled layers Filling untouchable depths Prophecy unfolds   Marie’s Haiga Heaven Challenge #29: Betwixt TJ’s Haiku Household #16: Depth & Fill   Here’s the haiga format. Haiku on the image. Just learned how to do this. Time to step … Continue reading

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Release

  Unquiet repose Shoreline of discovery Ocean wisdom speaks   Pic and a Word Challenge #94: Repose Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #156: Ocean & Shore

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Ephemeral Gift

  Eyes dancing in awe Arc of celestial wonder Dream catching delight   *(This photo was taken from my balcony after a downpour on Canada Day-July 1st. The sky just suddenly burst into brilliant color. Once in a lifetime captured!) … Continue reading

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On the Road Prompts

Prompt: On the road to the Holy Grail.   Historical Quest Vessel of desire Elusive, unending quest Shrouded mystery   ‚ÄúI have always quested and still do for the Holy Grail, but I stopped looking in the earthen caves and … Continue reading

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Perfume & Joy

Perfume sniff jolting Nostrils quaking, heartbreaking Fresh air space brings joy   My daughter (M.) has many severe allergies. Someone with perfume on, just walking by, and her body reacts. We’ve gone to many restaurants and M. always notifies the … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #154: Darkness & Deep

  Inviting darkness Decadence of chocolate Deep, sinful pleasure   Ronovan’s Challenge (Photo found on Pinterest. Gratefully acknowledge the baker and photographer. I edited it a tiny bit.)

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Full & Only

  Crack in time opens If only daydreams came true Magic’s full embrace   TJ’s Challenge

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #37: Smoke & Veil

  Veiled beauty revealed Smoky cattails slumbering Under sizzling sun   Colleen’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #153: Star & Bloom

  Wrestling with stardust Ideas bloom in mind’s garden Electrifying   Ron’s Challenge  

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Challenge #152: Color & Warmth

  Forlorn Life without color Like having warmth without love Mind welds the heart tight * That was a bit on the dark side, so here’s something more lighthearted ( I think ) and rhyming fun.   Darkness jumped in … Continue reading

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Drift & Air

  Story-telling sky Drifting childhood memories Sudden airborne joy     TJ’s Challenge

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Weave & Ancient

  Quest for inner peace Pondering ancient wisdom Life weaves an answer   TJ’s Challenge

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #35: Past & Future

  Arms of past moment Gently caressing the now Kissing the future   Colleen’s Challenge

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Melody & Blue

  Melodies enchant Untangling sour notes of blue Painting the world pink   TJ’s Challenge

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Renewal

  Stepping stones of life Crossroads channel adventures Passage to new realms

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TJ’s Household Haiku: Arch &Tree

  Elemental arch Bowing trees and bleeding hearts Rooted in love’s tears   TJ’s Household Haiku

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TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge: Spring & Cold

  Neophyte buds watch Shivering in icy winds Spring throws a cold grin   TJ’s Challenge

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Pic and a Word Challenge #84: Emptiness

  In empty moments Searching for tranquility Nature fills the void Patrick’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #146: Behold & Eye

  Dying Beauty   Eye of camera Beholds light in coming death Black and white splendor   *(Discarded, dying tulips, yet camera’s eye discovers their beauty.)   Ron’s Challenge      

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #28: Hard and Soft

  Soft thoughts float and rest Letting go of hardened past Wrapped in some moment   Colleen’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #144: Wonder (Wondrous) and Spy

  Exploring nature Spy wondrous little fellow Nesting quietly   Ron’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #141: Breeze and Blow

  Shifting winds of time Tantalizing touch of spring Breeze blows me a kiss   Ron’s Challenge    

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Stones of Time

  Rounded stones of time Shaped by heaven’s breath and tears Speaking silently     “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ¬†(Confucius)   “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone … Continue reading

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

    Curiosity Bathing in flora blanket Sublime smile of peace     Cee’s Challenge  

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Challenge#133: Flow and Tear (Haibun)

(Grateful acknowledgement to Ona Kingdon for her wonderful, watercolor artistry) In the autumn season of my life, I’m on a personal journey to understand certain inequities I’ve seen personally since my recent move to the big city life. As a … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #132: Flame and Kiss

  Journey reveals truth Never-ending kiss of hope Flames desire for change     Ron’s challenge        

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dverse – Effervescent Explosion

Credits for original art work “New Beginning” by sylviachanart.com¬† Altered perception Effervescent explosion Breathless elation Intrusive layers dissolve Shivers of recognition     dverse

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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 … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku/Poetry Challenge #127: Kiss and Taste

A kiss with a wish May peace permeate our hearts Tasting love of life Merry Christmas, Ron.

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #124: Dream and Dare

  Harvesting moments Dreams fluttering consciousness Daring to unveil Ron’s challenge

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TJ’s Household Haiku-Drift

Waves drifting to shore Seagulls accept my presence Oneness with nature TJ’s site  

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #120: Heart and Petals

  Heart of the issue Lies like petals unfolding Integrity dead *My muse nudge me to make a political statement. *Image created by using Dreamscope magic on an original photograph. Ron’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #118: Reward and Trial

  Time to look inward Find the key to happiness Reap rewards of faith Hidden lessons ease the trials A new sunrise will inspire     This is my first Tanka (5-7-5-7-7). A haiku with bit of extra. Needed more … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #117: Lark & Rush

  Larkish glint lures eyes No time to lull inner child Rush into moment   Ron’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #116: Home and Leaves

  Leaves abandon home Seasonal transformations Replenish the earth Ron’s challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #114: Magic and Stars

  Magical stardust Depositing seeds of life Ancient eyes watching   *I did some research on “stardust”. Here are some of the intriguing highlights that match the images. (Credits to NASA, ESA, nau.edu)   Image #1:¬† Comet 67P¬†¬†¬† The primary … Continue reading

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Spirit island calls Walkway to ancient waters Man’s connection thrives   *These photographs were taken on a recent visit to Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. The sun was hiding and rain eventually found me. I’d hoped for the sun’s assistance in … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #112: River and Stone

True river of life Found in hidden stones of time Refreshing the soul Ron’s challenge

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Haiku Hub Floating Challenge #1: Heritage

Sudbury Garlic Festival Ukrainian roots Honoring freedom struggles Across the ocean *Attended the Sudbury Garlic Festival for the first time today (August 28, 2016). Such a wonderful experience! My haiku was inspired by the opening ceremonies where the speaker asked … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #110: Change and Mind

  Ever-changing ebb Mind foraging past moments A flutter of time   Ron’s Challenge *(That’s a photo of me many moons ago.)

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Tricky Lighting (Under the Light)

  *A cloudy day that didn’t do justice to these wonderful boulders. The color of the lake is wiped out also. Tricky lighting. *Frozen ice over a puddle in my former driveway. A grey rainbow. Tricky lighting. *Extremely foggy image … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #109: Hope and Up

Tangled in the mire of life Look up for the key of hope Rewrite the torn page Ron’s Challenge

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TJ’s Household Haiku-Symmetry

  Ageless symmetry Hanging onto life’s cobwebs Undisturbed by man   TJ’s site (On a recent visit to a gazebo beside Ramsey Lake in Sudbury, the sight of the cobwebs above was striking. A photo moment. This image fits in … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #108: Sizzle and Sleek

  Hidden ties invite Sleek tongue whispering delights Sizzling thoughts emerge Ron’s challenge *( Thanks to Judy at¬†Edwina’s Episodes for her encouragement to go in this direction.)

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #107: Pie and Dust

Pie-eyed with pleasure City’s splendour resounding Yet blind to the dust   Pie-eyed with pleasure City’s splendour resounding Yet blind to the dust (On a recent week-end trip to Ottawa, what struck me the most and reflected in this post, … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #106: Sing and Flower (Poppy)

  Singing in the wind Swaying poppies remember Songs of childhood joy Ron’s site

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Why?

Hidden spam dungeon Broken heart screams for a voice Help slow, I’m drowning. To fellow bloggers: My “likes” seem to post. A “heart” in comment. (sometimes) My word comments almost never post. My saddest moment was when I couldn’t post … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #105: Time and Grow

When time allows me I will grow into the light Dreams show me the way   These images were taken off my balcony over a series of days. A very different daily visual from living in a house for 30 … Continue reading

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Wandering Soul: Three Line Tales-Week 19

  Wandering soul yearns Heart’s final destination Mysteries unveiled Photo by NASA via Sonya

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Three Line Tales: Week 17

Cords intertwining Man’s genius for survival Where have we gone wrong? Thanks to Sonya for bringing me out of my funk. (Photo by Wynand von Poortvliet)

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Life Changes

My mind somewhere else Shifting into the unknown Excuse my absence Life changes have opened a window to the unknown. I’ve lived in my family home since 1986. Circumstances require a move to the big city at this time. The … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #96: Lightning and Rain

¬†Fort McMurray’s Tragedy Lightning with no rain Hellish flames scattering fear Lives changed forever Ron’s site *(Photo credits to Jason Franson/The Canadian Press and Joe-Felix Bienentreu)

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #95: Dragon and Invite

Inviting hot dreams Dragons breath and marshmallows Perfect campfire friends Hi Ron.

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #94: Pearl and Diamond

  Profound truths humming Pearly words adrift in time Cosmic diamonds sigh Ron’s challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #93: Sun and Moon

Sun-speckled landscape Intertwining with moonbeams Raindrops create worlds Ron’s challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #92: Life and Path

Mental shift reflects Harmony with ‘womb of time’ Life path manifests I incorporated William Shakespeare’s phrase “womb of time” in this haiku. It seemed to fit my intention. ‚ÄúThere are many events in the womb of time which will be … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #91: Fray and Veiled

  Veiled in memories Frayed loving moments still glint Comforting the heart Ron is here

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week #20-Solitude

‚ÄúThere is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more‚ÄĚ … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Saturday: Week#9-Repetition

Curved line creation Imitating nature’s web Patterns form magic The challenge is: ” To take a single shape, form, word, image, whatever, and repeat it throughout your sketch…Try to make your repetitions flow together in some sort of composition.” Below … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #90: Friend(ship) and Shiver

  Friendship with nature ¬†Shivering with love unknown Ignites joyous glow   Ron’s challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #89: Shower and Play

  Shower of anger Overcoming every cell Breathe and play poker   Ron’s Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #88: Lift and Plan

Plan of action fails Time to switch gears and lift-off Suddenly success   ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ron’s site

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Northern Thaw

Winter starts to wane Lakes opening to spring’s smile Darkness defines light

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #87: Class(ic) and Firm

  Transitions looming Standing firm in classic faith Adventures await

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #86: Flash and Dance

  Flashes paint the sky Poet lost in timeless space Crystallized thoughts dance   ( Go to Ron’s blog to view more.) *I decided to add a few photos of my greatest fan during the process of creating the above … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Saturday Week #5: The View

Tammie Painter featured an intriguing prompt that I could not resist. I was inspired with the following words on some possibilities of subject matter; …to be creative with “a view that’s stuck in your head from a vacation or other … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #85: Tight and Warm

Destiny awaits Tightness lovingly unfurls Blooming in earth’s warmth (Here’s Ron’s site to view other wonderful haiku artists.)

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #84: Smooth and Milk

  Smooth talker shrouds truth Unforeseen revelation Curdles glass of milk   (Here’s Ron’s link to take a peek.)

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #83: Gem and Flame

  Smoldering desire Rising in flames from ashes Treasured gem unfolds   (Here is¬†Ron’s link.)

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #82: Star and Child

  Stardust thoughts emerge Realizing childhood dreams Moments spark intent   ( Thanks to Ron’s prompt words, I was inspired to play with stardust.)  

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #81: Trill and Final

  Memories of Childhood Child’s tongue vibrating French trill finally mastered Nun smiles approval   Memories of childhood triggered. A wee girl obsessed with practising her rolling R’s to make her teacher proud. Oral reading in French demands perfection and … Continue reading

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TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge:Wood

  Memories rooted ¬†¬†¬† Embraced by a kiss of light Forever in wood   These images in wood embrace many memories. I’ll start with the wooden eagle. It was handed down to me from my mother who received it as … Continue reading

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Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #80: Style and Fresh

Floating, fresh ideas Seedlings of personal style Emerging magic   (Thanks to Ron for his weekly prompt words that inspire poetic reflection.)

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TJ’s Household Challenge-Calendar

  Vibrations of time Seasons paint the calendar Harness the moments   Thanks to TJ for the inspiration.

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