Haiku Friday – Love & Last

30 Apr

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge


Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have to admit that when I read the prompt words for this week’s Haiku Friday, Love and Last, I was in a weird sort of mood. Once in a while, I get in a goofy, laugh at everything, I want to play and joke around mood, and that’s the kind of mood I was in when I wrote this week’s haiku. I was also starving after hours of writing and I wanted to celebrate because the writing went well. So I celebrated with––you guessed it––food.



Ebullient Eating

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

I love leftovers

Sometimes the last morsel is . . .

the most succulent

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After I satisfied my belly my mood changed . . .

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by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

A million stars

Twinkle above in the night sky

One shines the brightest

Do you believe in true love? Are you in love?

Do you enjoy leftovers? What are your favorite leftover foods? 


60 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Love & Last”

  1. Wild Daffodil April 30, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Brilliant – makes me laff! Wonderful take on this week’s words.

    I’ve said quite a lot about love recently it seems: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/what-would-love-do/

    Now let’s see, left overs – I love the remains of an Indian Take-away next morning, for breakfast and to pick away at Christmas Dinner for days afterwards – yep, they are my favourites.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 30, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

      Hi! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Hmmm. It seems to me like someone’s been bitten by the love bug. 😉
      I love indian food but I don’t get it often. Perhaps because we have so few Indian restaurants where I live. When we do get it, we never have any leftovers. 😦 I do the same with our ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner leftovers. 😛

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      • Wild Daffodil April 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

        Yep – turkey and all the trimmings infused with the sparkle of celebration – nothing better!

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  2. Hugh's Views and News April 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    True love does exist, Vashti. I found it many, many years ago and I’ve kept real tight of it since then. I dare not open my hands incase it flutters off and leaves me for good.

    Leftovers are a real treat. We have Bubble & Squeak quite a lot. Have you heard of it?

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      Awww. That’s so sweet and romantic, Hugh. I’m sure he’s holding on just as tightly. You’re quite the catch. 😀
      No, you must tell me what Bubble & Squeak are. 😛

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      • Hugh's Views and News May 1, 2015 at 7:06 am #

        You say the nicest things about me, Vashti. Thank you 🙂 ❤

        Bubble and Squeak is made form all the left over potatoes and vegetables from a roast dinner. You mix them all together and then mash them up with a potato masher, before frying it gently until it is hot and slightly crispy on the outside. I enjoy eating my Bubble and Squeak with lots of HP Brown sauce.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 1, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

        That’s a great idea, Hugh. I never know what to do with the leftover potatoes and veggies after a roast. I’m going to try this next time. Thank you! Bubble and Squeak it is! 😀

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  3. darshith0000 April 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    True love.. ummm.. Yes may be.. I can be sure if I get it 😀 but have high hopes 😉 But love in other forms can also be true 🙂 Leftovers are great. Awesome post 😉


  4. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin April 30, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    Lol … Love them Vashti x

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  5. aranislandgirl April 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    Yes, yes, yes!!! I love leftover soups, lasagna, casseroles…the flavour is enhanced by the flavours mingling that much longer. Sadly, they are rare in our house of seven 🙂
    Your Haikus are excellent! That Kate Hudson, frickin funny!

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  6. clickerwriter April 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    I love how the photos complement the haikus so well!! And the haikus – one made me laugha and the other made me cry. The second one reminded me of my maternal grandmother who passed away last year – she would be the brightest star for us 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Awww. That’s so sweet. I too lost my maternal grandma and I loved her very much. I bet they’re both together up there shinning brightly. I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku, photo, and gifs. 🙂 xx

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      • clickerwriter May 1, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

        Yes, I’m sure they are shining and watching upon us 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 5, 2015 at 8:46 am #

        That’s a beautiful thought. ❤

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  7. Sarah Brentyn April 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    Hee-hee. 😀 That’s great. Fantastic take on the prompt.

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  8. tjparis April 30, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    I love the image with the haiku. Glad I found your blog after you most kindly followed mine. Looking forward to reading more. 🙂

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  9. Francine Rose Hirst May 1, 2015 at 12:17 am #

    Haha. A funny mix. Leftovers are fabulous. 🙂

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  10. Sueju Takeshi May 1, 2015 at 2:26 am #

    Between love and food, I’ll choose food! HAHAHAHA

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 1, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Ha, ha, ha! You say that now . . .


      • Sueju Takeshi May 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

        Yes! Because love keeps me depressed, while in food, I can find relief from stress! HAHA!

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  11. Claudette May 1, 2015 at 3:04 am #

    Oh, I so know what you mean in the first haiku. Nice writing.

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  12. alltentoes May 1, 2015 at 8:12 am #

    Hah ha, I love the seamless hop from being in love to loving leftovers. Not sure what this says about you Vashti 🙂


  13. alltentoes May 1, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    Cold Indian food leftovers the next morning for a slobby breakfast straight from the takeaway foil tins – it’s just my best. Okay I’m getting it now, I’m getting it!

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  14. olganm May 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I guess we’re all hungry as there are many more people talking about love of food… Great haikus! Happy weekend and bon appetit!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      Ha, ha! Thank you very much, Olga. Happy Friday and have a great weekend! 😀 xx


  15. marjma2014 May 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    There is nothing like love and food what a perfect combination!


  16. Alka Girdhar May 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    Vashti, even this light-hearted foodie Haiku made me think seriously.

    Leftovers initially are part of a very different recipe. When many such leftovers combine to form a new tasting meal, it brings forth goodness of all these put together, both in taste as well as nutrition.
    I sometimes use leftovers to make a quick quiche`, pies, baked layered rice and Indian stuffed bread called parantha or stuffed chappati.

    I’ll write a full article on leftovers…:)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 5, 2015 at 8:46 am #

      You’re such a thinker, Alka. I like that. I believe you’re absolutely right. I’ve done similar things with my leftovers. I’ve made ‘croquetas’ and ’empanadas’ with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving Day. 🙂


  17. canaf May 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    I almost wrote about food and love. Great what you came up with :-). I have a love affair with food.


  18. edwinasepisodes May 3, 2015 at 5:20 am #

    I loved your leftover Haiku, brilliant! I love food but funnily enough, not so keen on leftovers, unless it is roast beef or something!


  19. Silver Threading May 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Ebulliant eating! I loved it!!! Well done, Vashti! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

      Thank you Colleen! I get so few chances to use the words on my ‘Beautiful Words’ list that I have to take advantage whenever I can. 😉

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      • Silver Threading May 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

        I agree. What a great word! Ebulliant! ❤


  20. Claudette May 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    Congrats on your Award Vashti – well deserved.

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  21. GiGi Eats Celebrities May 5, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    I actually HATE left overs – ha ha! I am a clean plate girl 😉


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 9:00 am #

      Hi GiGi! Well, in your case it may be a good thing. I don’t think some of the stuff that you eat would keep very well. 😉

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  22. JESS44903 May 7, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

    Another great submission! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!


  23. teagan geneviene May 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    A charming haiku, Vashti. I’m all for leftovers — anything that means one less time i have to cook and clean up. The second one is just lovely. Oh, and the GIFs were so funny! Hugs. 🙂


  24. Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    Thank you for the mention! 😀 xx


  25. Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Thank you so much Edwina!



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