Haiku Friday – Miss & Past

13 Mar

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. It’s Haiku Friday! Thanks for visiting. Once again my prompt words come from RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge If you enjoy haiku poetry you should definitely visit his blog. Many people participate in the weekly challenges and they share the link to their haiku on his page and Ronovan also features the haiku poems on the weekend. The prompt words today are Miss and Past. I thought of Easter for some reason and this is what I came up with.

Ēostre_Vashti Quiroz-Vega_Easter



by Vashti Quiroz-Vega 


Goddess of spring past

bunnies and eggs her symbols

Easter was then born


Missed in the Eddas

Mischievous St Bede

Conjured her being


Did she exist once?

Dancing while the flowers bloomed

The wiccans think so





Do you celebrate Easter? If so what do you do on Easter Sunday? What does Easter represent to you?

28 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Miss & Past”

  1. Michelle Stanley March 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    Beautiful haiku that shows the Easter spirit, Vashti. I celebrate Easter and try to attend Church on that Sunday and possibly a tea party that is often held. Are the prompt words for the haiku posted days ahead or Fridays?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

      Hi Michelle! Thank you. He posts the challenges every Monday. You should definitely participate. I’d love to read your haiku. 😀


  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin March 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    These are lovely Vashti … You’re getting to be quite an expert at Haiku 😊 Easter for me is a time to reflect and be thankful. May be an Easter Hunt this year 🐇

    Liked by 1 person

  3. olganm March 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Great haiku. Not sure what I’ll do this year for Easter as I probably won’t be at home…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kimberly March 13, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    What a wonderful image for all three of your fantastic haikus!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 16, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      Thank you Kimberly! I’m always pleased when someone mentions the images on my posts because I do try to find the perfect ones. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Marigold March 13, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    Great haiku! I never considered what Easter means for Wiccans. Thank you for enlightening me 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Marigold! I was reading on the origins of Easter when I ran across this bit of information. It surprised me at first, but then I thought, most wiccans believe in “Mother Nature” and that’s basically who Ēoestre was.

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  6. Sunni Morris March 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Nice haiku Vashti,

    I don’t attend church, but will probably do my on thing and maybe spend a bit of time reflecting on our egg hunts in the hay meadow as children.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

      Thank you Sunni. Oh yes, I do remember those egg hunts as a child. Hay meadow sounds fun. 😀


  7. Hugh's Views and News March 14, 2015 at 7:49 am #

    I love it, Vashti. You’re the first person who has mentioned Easter to me, and it’s only weeks away.

    On Easter Sunday I spend it with some of the family and we celebrate with a roast dinner (usually Turkey). Then, if we still have space, we eat Easter Eggs. I always have a boiled egg for breakfast on Easter morning, and draw a little face on it before cracking open its head.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 16, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

      I’m so happy you loved the haiku! 😀 I’d love to be at your house Easter Sunday––sounds lovely. A turkey is a great idea. I love roasted turkey, yet, I only make it on Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know why. I love Cadbury’s chocolate, cream-filled Easter eggs. Yum! 😛

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  8. Lorraine Marie Reguly March 14, 2015 at 11:49 am #

    My response is a Haiku!

    Easter Sunday brunch
    A time for family fun
    Unbuckle your belt!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. wccunningham March 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Easter has both religious and family overtones for me. Easter eggs, bunnies, Christ, and Ham Dinner get together..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

      It’s the same with me. Time to be with my family. We usually spend the entire day together. A prayer, a lovely meal, and then chocolate bunnies and cream-filled eggs. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  10. 1stpeaksteve March 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    Easter for me…

    Since it is a Sunday, that means I will be working and cleaning the house. But I will reflect upon the good things in my life and the importance of this day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      I love your positive attitude. It is important to put all commercial things aside and reflect on the real meaning of this day. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Meredith March 16, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    It’s always the celebration of the resurrection.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. raphaela99 March 17, 2015 at 4:24 am #

    I find Easter profoundly moving. I reflect on survival, hope, rebirth. Beautiful piece, my friend. xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

      Hello Raphaela. Your words are always soothing and inspiring. Thank you so much. ❤


  13. JESS44903 March 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    You’re so creative!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!



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