Haiku Friday – Beast & Day

6 Mar

Hello! A warm welcome to my blog. Thank you for visiting. Today’s prompt words for Haiku Friday come from RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. Anyone can participate in Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenges (Mondays). It’s fun and his prompt words always tests one’s abilities. Today’s prompt words are Beast and Day.

When I read the words they immediately made me think of the new Avengers movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming May 1st, 2015. Yes––I’m a big “geek girl”. I can’t wait to see it! Anyway, here is my haiku. I hope you enjoy it.



Kelsey Grammer as Beast (X-Men)

Henry Philip “Hank” McCoy

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega


Blue fur, fangs, and claws

Reluctant beast awakens

New day for X-Men



A human mutant

Avenger and Defender

Man of science and art


Nerd Disclaimer: I know Beast will not be in the Avengers movie but once upon a time he was part of the Avengers in Marvel comics. So the prompt word “Beast” made me think of him.



Are you excited about the new Avengers movie? Who’s your favorite hero? Who’s your favorite X-Men? Did you read Marvel comics? Are you a geek? Are you a nerd?

42 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Beast & Day”

  1. pattyalcala March 6, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    Great use of the words.


  2. mihrank March 6, 2015 at 1:01 am #

    just impressive and powerful – deep and interesting of details!


  3. davidprosser March 6, 2015 at 3:06 am #

    Blimey Vashti, fancy asking questions like that. I think when I was young Guttenburg had just started his press. Actually I don’t much remember Marvel comics until much later, I can only recall DC comics holding my interest. Of those Superman was obviously the main one but I remember adverts the most. There were always adverts for things like X-RAY specs and Daisy BB rifles or on the back the opportunity to buy WWII jeeps for ridiculously small amounts. As a kid in the UK they used to fascinate me.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Ah, ha, ha, ha! Really? You’re not that old! You probably don’t remember Marvel comics because in the 50s it was called Atlas Comics for whatever reason, then they switched back to Marvel in the 60s. Superman was one of my favorites growing up (maybe because he reminded me of my dad). Batman became my favorite later on, and then back to Superman. I keep flipping back and forth and now there’s a movie coming out featuring both of them and I have to pick one or the other. Dang! Why do they make life so difficult! Ha, ha. Wow, could you imagine what all that stuff would be worth now. A lot of money. Did the X-RAY specs work? 😉 *Hugs & Kisses*

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      • davidprosser March 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

        No, never heard of Atlas comics. Maybe they never made it over the pond. I don’t know about the x-ray specs either as the postage would have been bad, though not as bad as it would have been if I’d ordered a jeep which I fancied (despite being too young to drive)
        xxx Huge Hugs xxx


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

        I guess you may be right about Atlas not making it across the pond. Oh yeah! What kid didn’t want a jeep growing up. 😀


  4. Serins March 6, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    What’s the ladies name with the red hair and phsychic abilities that they call the pheonix in the second X men movie?

    Her, cause pheonix. and just the shear power she has.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Serins! You’re talking about Jean Grey who becomes Phoenix. Her abilities, telekinesis and telepathy, are amazing. She could read your mind and control it. She could also alter or erase your memory and induce paralysis. She can actually do a lot more but if I get into it I’ll be writing all day. 😉 Great choice.

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  5. olganm March 6, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    I have become fond of superheroes later in life. When I was young I can’t remember reading any, other than some of The Fantastic Four. Now I’m not sure I know…I’ll have to think about it…


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

      Hi Olga! The Fantastic Four are a great superhero team. Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber) is a genius! Love that old man (he’s 92). 😀 Let me know after you think about it. 😉


  6. Michelle Stanley March 6, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    These are really great, Vashti. Each satori has such good meaning.


  7. 1stpeaksteve March 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    I am not a nerd! I am a surfer!

    …Do not tell anyone but I am excited about the new Avengers movie as well. Call me boring but no matter how you slice it…Wolverine is about the best of the X-Men. I am also interested in seeing how they are going to present Aquaman. A far cry from the blonde ken doll in the old cartoons.

    What is on your radar?


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

      Um. Yeah––you’re definitely not a nerd. Aquaman is a DC comic hero not Marvel. He will not appear with the Avengers. However, he will be in the new DC movie ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, which I’m also dying to see. Like you, I am also excited to see the aquatic special effects. Also, Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman and that’s exciting in and of itself. Check out what he’ll look like in the movie on my Twitter page. 😉


      • 1stpeaksteve March 10, 2015 at 3:24 am #

        Ha ha ha! You schooled me! 🙂 I was not even thinking about one being from DC and the other from Marvel. Duuuuuuh.

        Ok…let me ask you this question. What do you think of reboots in which they kill off the hero? Which forces something to happen such as they are brought back because their soul was saved by a old shaman in a hidden lair. Or do you think the story line should not be so far removed from the original series?

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 10, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

        Ha, ha! Killing off the hero would be something most people would not be able to swallow. Maybe the hero can lose his/her identity or powers for a while, but that has been done. I don’t know. It’s a unique idea.


      • 1stpeaksteve March 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

        It is crazy because in the comics, it has happened. In some series, for example, The Justice League, Batman, Superman, and some others were killed. It was not always that they were killed in a traditional way such as an alternate timeline was created and the hero was killed off in the alternate timeline.

        For me, I am all for creative licensing but I like when they stick close to the script. I could not imagine someone trying to rewrite Carrie for example, and then they reveal that Carrie is an alien and she lives through the prom and becomes the President of the United States. It is muddling up a great story written by a great author.

        Thankfully the movies do not go that crazy. I hope. I am worried about the Mad Max movie.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 11, 2015 at 11:00 am #

        You’re right about the comic books. But the superheroes are only gone for a while. They always return. In a movie is different I guess. Ha, ha! That alternate Carrie plot is crazy! I’m with you all the way though. I hate going to watch a movie based on a novel and for it to be nothing like the book. It’s very disappointing––to say the least. Why are you worried about the Mad Max movie?


      • 1stpeaksteve March 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

        This is going off on a tangent but movie wise…I really love the first low budget Mad Max and The Road Warrior. The thing I like about Mad Max is the people still had jobs and were human. Road Warrior had crazy characters but was not off the deep end. This movie looks visually exciting but seems so far fetched compared to Mad Max that I think they might be losing sight of what made the first two so good.

        Maybe once it comes closer to the release date then something will change my opinion. Cars getting sucked into a vortex and people on giant swinging poles attached to cars is not helping at the moment.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

        Oh! Yeah, I definitely see your point.


  8. vishalbheeroo March 7, 2015 at 3:06 am #

    A fantastic Haiku:)


  9. Hugh's Views and News March 7, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    I hate to say it but I’ve not seen any of the Avengers movies, Vashti. Now your haiku makes me want to watch them, so I’ll look out for them when they come to a TV screen near me soon.

    My Superhero was the Bionic Man (if you can call him a superhero?) When I was younger I wanted to be Lee Majors so much. I wonder what ever happened to him?


  10. Karen March 7, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    so awesome….I love the avengers. I want more Thor and Captain America


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

      Hi Karen! You want more of the hunks, hugh. I hear you. Ha, ha! My personal favorite in the movie is Iron Man (Tony Stark). 😉


  11. Ronovan March 7, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

    He was like the 17th Avenger. All the way back in 1976. I have some comics with him in it. I was once an avid collector. Over 15K books.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

      Hi Ronovan! Wow! That’s some collection. Do you still have some of those?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ronovan March 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

        I have all of them.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

        You’re rich dude! Ha, ha, ha! Those old comics, if in good condition, can sell for ‘mucho dinero’. So take good care of them. 😉


      • Ronovan March 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

        mylar bags with acid free backings and in long boxes in a dark closet.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 11, 2015 at 10:51 am #

        Ha, ha! You took every precaution. Good for you! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  12. greenlifenow March 8, 2015 at 7:18 am #

    Great subject for your haiku! I too watch Avengers:)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

      Yay! I thought people were going to see the blue guy and think, ‘Who the heck is that?’ Ha, ha! I’m glad there are so many Avengers, X-Men, and superhero fans out there. I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku. 😀 Who’s your favorite character in the movie?


  13. ShrutiInsights March 8, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Thoughts put to words powerfully! Great! :0


  14. ShrutiInsights March 8, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Thoughts put to words powerfully! Great! 🙂


  15. aranislandgirl March 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    I remember when I was a child my brother’s barber had stacks and stacks of the comics for us children to flip through. Fond memories. Now I have purchased old (original?) X-men dvd’s for my own children. The current movies are great. My fave would have to be Wolverine, hubba, hubba… 😉


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

      Ha, ha! I think Wolverine is a lot of people’s favorite movie. It’s a very good movie, it answered many questions for some people, it introduced new characters and the eye candy in that movie was amazing. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom March 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    I love The Avengers! This made me chuckle (because I love Haikus too). My husband made me a booklet of Haikus for my birthday this year. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      Hi Jennifer! What a thoughtful hubby you have. I’m so glad you enjoyed the haiku. I was worried that no one would get it, but it turns out that a lot of people enjoy this stuff as much as I do. 😀 xx



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