Haiku Friday –– Force & Free

6 Feb

Welcome to Haiku Friday! Today’s Haiku is inspired by RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge The prompt words are Force & Free. I must admit I struggled a bit with these prompt words but this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy.



Life Finds A Way

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

From the dry, cracked earth

Delicate life forces through

Free as a daisy



Did you enjoy the Haiku poem? I love daisies. They make me smile and to me they represent simple beauty, purity, and strength. What’s your favorite flower and what does it represent to you?

34 Responses to “Haiku Friday –– Force & Free”

  1. olganm February 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    Lovely haiku and powerful thought expressed. Yes, a survivor plant. I’m not sure which flower is my favourite. I think I’ve gone through a few in life.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

      Hello Olga, thank you. I understand. There are so many varieties and all beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂


  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin February 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    You’re getting very good 😊


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

      Thank you Yolanda! 😀 That means a lot coming from the poetry queen herself. 🙂


  3. Debo Da Pro February 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Thank you so much for everything you do! You really are teaching me a lot!


  4. Lorraine Marie Reguly February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    Oh, Vashti, my late Nana LOVED daisies! They make me think of her, a lovely lady… although she was very opionated! LOL Thanks for making me think of her today! I needed that! 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

      What’s wrong with being opinionated? 😉 I’m so glad it brought you good memories. You’re welcome and thank you. 😀


  5. Sunni Morris February 6, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    I liked this one. You’re better at it than I’d ever be. I love daisies too.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

      I’m happy you liked this one. You won’t know unless you try, Sunni. Daisies are such cheery flowers. 🙂


  6. Hugh's Views and News February 7, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    You did a great job with your haiku from the prompt words, Vasti. 🙂

    My favourite flower is the daffodil, but I’m hearing on the news this morning that some people have been mistaking them for onions in supermarkets!!. Apparently daffodils are poisonous if eaten, but luckily for me I’ve never tried eating one.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

      Thank you Hugh! 😀 Oh yes––the beautiful and poisonous daffodil. I feel a short story coming . . . ha,ha! The bulb is the most toxic part and it looks like an onion. Yikes! 😮

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hugh's Views and News February 9, 2015 at 4:05 am #

        If I get through to the next round of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge, lets hope I’m given a daffodil or a flower shop as something I have to include in my story 🙂 Now you got me thinking 🙂


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

        Ha, ha! Not if––when you get through to the next round. Yeah! ‘Killer Daffodils on the Loose’ i can see it now. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • Sunni Morris February 11, 2015 at 12:31 am #

        That does get the old mind working on a story. LOL

        Liked by 1 person

  7. A Long February 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

    Love the imagery Vashti.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi A Long! Thank you. That means a lot coming from you. I’d love for you to write up a couple for Haiku Friday. 😉


  8. Serins February 8, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    The Haiku is really beautiful. You have a talent for these. Quite a life lesson in yours.

    I love roses. mostly because of that Shakespeare line in Romeo & Juliet. “A rose by any other name”


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Serins! Thank you very much. 🙂 Roses are gorgeous and there are so many varieties and colors. I love that passage from Romeo & Juliet too! “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. So true, the names of things do not affect what they really are. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  9. deb newton February 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    I love your Haiku! I would never be able to put those two together as beautifully as you did. And the photo is so perfect. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the new follow. I returned the favor. I would love to be a better writer. Enjoy your day ♥


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank you very much, Deb, for the kind words, visit, and follow. You know what they say about ‘practice’. Just write, write, write and you will definitely get better. Happy Sunday! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  10. JESS44903 February 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    Ha! This is so good!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!


  11. carolyninjoy February 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Love the haiku & the daisy photos. It was a must re-blog for me. 🙂


  12. carolyninjoy February 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on Reviews & Recommendations and commented:
    Love the haiku & the daisy photos.


  13. GiGi Eats Celebrities February 12, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    We all have to remind ourselves that we are all unique daisies! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. April G February 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    My love forces me
    To do those things I can’t stand
    I’m set free by love

    I don’t have a favorite flower. I find them all pretty. This haiku thing is fun even though I suck at it.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      Hi April! You don’t suck at it! That was actually pretty good and you caught me off guard. Ha, ha! 😉


  15. greenlifenow February 16, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    Great haiku! Small daisy is indeed a symbol of strength and beauty 🙂



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