Haiku Friday – Inspire & Loss

12 Jun

Hello everyone! First, I’d like to apologize to everyone for being MIA these last two weeks. It was not intentional. My lap top gave out on me and I was unable to get online to post, link up or anything else. It was a nightmare, believe me. Well, the problem has been resolved and I’m happy to be back.

Today is Haiku Friday and today’s prompt words are provided by Ron from RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. The prompt words are Inspire and Loss.

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by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

New blooms are inspired

As flowers shed their petals

Lose one gain many



Sometimes you have to sacrifice the one for the many. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to make a tough decision that meant someone would suffer for the sake of the many? I watched last week’s episode of Game of Thrones and without giving anything away, I have to say that if you thought the ‘Red Wedding‘ episode was shocking––prepare yourself. Anyway, last week’s episode got me thinking about how far I would go to get what I want. How far would you go?

60 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Inspire & Loss”

  1. Wild Daffodil June 12, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    Glad to have you back, we missed you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 11:28 am #

      Aww. Thank you so much! I’m very happy to be back. I missed you guys too. 😀 xx


  2. Kevin J. Hotter June 12, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    Welcome back, Vashti! Great poem. I’m behind an episode on Thrones. Now you have me conjuring up scenarios in my head. 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 11:33 am #

      Thank you Kevin! I just caught up last night (HBO On Demand), since the season finale is on Sunday. I still haven’t gotten over the episode. I still haven’t gotten over the ‘Red Wedding‘ episode! Ha, ha! I love author George R.R. Martin––he breaks all the rules! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Elizabeth June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Hi Vashti, great haiku, and great photos, this place is lovely, a field of flowers, I can imagine all the fragrance there.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 11:40 am #

      Hi Elizabeth! Thank you very much. This is in the gardens of the Fuji Shiba-Zakura Festival in Tokyo, Japan. They have this festival of pink blooms and pink moss every year in spring (April-May). I would love to visit someday, and yes, the fragrance in the air must be wonderful. 🙂 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Dave Goodlove June 12, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    That haiku is a great symbol. Welcome back, Vashti! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frank June 12, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    rose petals falling
    fragile promises inspire
    such loss of beauty

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Katie Cross June 12, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Beautiful Vashti! I need to get into haikus. I’ve never even tried. And I’m glad your computer is back at it!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

      Hi Katie! Thank you! I hope you’re feeling well and everything is okay with the little bun. I used to be very intimidated by haiku (poetry in general) but since trying it, I just love it. They’re a lot of fun to write. You should give writing haiku a try. Someone with your talent and creativity would write wonderful poetry. 😀 xx


  7. coldhandboyack June 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Welcome back. This reminds me that I have to get out there and deadhead my roses.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Thank you. Ha, ha! Get to it. 😉 Roses are so beautiful and fragrant but I’ve heard they’re very hard to grow and maintain. Is this true?

      Liked by 1 person

      • coldhandboyack June 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

        Depends upon the type. I won’t allow any prima donnas in my garden. They really appreciate deadheading though.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

        I see. Ha, ha. If I decide to grow roses I’ll be sure to leave the prima donnas out. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Al The Author June 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Welcome back, Vashti. Beautiful haiku 🙂


  9. Greg June 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    Lovely haiku and photos! I thought I already followed you but was wrong; I fixed that 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

      Hi Greg! Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku and photos. I’m also happy you’re following my blog. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  10. marjma2014 June 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Glad you’re back. Enjoyed your haiku very much. I’ve been having some problems too in my case with internet connection but back to normal now. It’s amazing how much we rely on having access to our blogs, and social media isn’t it?


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

      Thank you so much! It sure is. I was really stressed over the situation. I’m sorry you had a similar problem. I’m glad it’s over for the both of us. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • marjma2014 June 13, 2015 at 3:31 am #

        Thanks Vashti, yes It’s pretty stressful having no internet connection, and even more so if your teenage daughter goes over on her phone bill due to lack of Wi-Fi! UGH!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. mbarkersimpson June 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    I love the haiku – it speaks of the power of nature. It also speaks to me of opportunity – where one disappears, more will bloom if you just open your eyes 😀


  12. Sueju Takeshi June 13, 2015 at 3:34 am #

    I love this haiku, Vashti. The fresh metaphors are indeed amazing. I sense that you used symbolism, like flowers. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 13, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi! Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku. I enjoy using metaphors and flowers are great symbols for strength, beauty, creativity . . . ❤


      • Sueju Takeshi June 14, 2015 at 7:12 am #

        No problem, Vashti.
        Metaphors are really the best ways in which we can convey our message in colorful ways. 🙂


  13. olganm June 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Gorgeous pics and haiku. And nice to have you back! I don’t know how far I would go, but I guess there are always things one couldn’t live with. It would depend on what’s at stake, I suspect. Have a great weekend.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

      Thank you very much, Olga! That’s a very good point, what’s at stake would definitely influence how far we would go. You’re always so eloquent. You have a great weekend too. 😀


  14. Sunni Morris June 14, 2015 at 12:55 am #


    I’ve never watched Game of Thrones. Now I’m curious.

    As mentioned above, what’s at stake would influence how far someone would go, except for maybe a sociopath.

    Glad your back. Computer problems are h***.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 10:08 am #

      Hi Sunni! Game of Thrones is an incredibly entertaining show. I haven’t been into a series, like I am now, in years. Check out the links. You’re right, sociopaths have no boundaries. Thank you so much, glad to be back. 🙂 xx


  15. Prakash Hegade June 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Such a nice haiku! so very meaningful.. 🙂 and coming to GoT, Ep. 8 and 9 has attracted a lot of discussion. That’s too much of a sacrifice!


    • Prakash Hegade June 15, 2015 at 9:27 am #

      And There goes season finale with a disaster!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      Hi Prakash! Thank you, I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku.
      I agree, what happened in episode 9 was too much of a sacrifice. I’m still shocked about it. Let me know what you think of the season finale. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  16. the secret keeper June 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    I saw the Game of Thrones episode you mentioned. NO SPOILER. It was horrendous what happened.

    As for your Haiku, it is touching and true. The petals fall away but at the center are seeds that the winds blows and more plants are born out of the cooperation of nature. Beautiful sentiment.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 11:06 am #

      I’m still shocked and appalled by episode 9, but wait until you see the finale––wow!
      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the haiku. One of the things I love most about poetry is how there can be so many interpretations. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • the secret keeper June 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

        As many interpretations as eyes that read it, absorb it, feel it and appreciate it.

        I am not the Game of Thrones person in our house but with peripheral vision I can’t help but see what transpires. So, Ep 9 is going to WoW me. Will have to check it out for sure. Thanks. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

        Episodes 9 and 10 (Finale). I’m still emotional about all that happened. 😉

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      • the secret keeper June 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

        My partner has already watched Ep 10. Was disappointed until she said she would watch it again with me. Not something I want to do alone.

        I have to say I have one favorite character played by Peter Dinklage. Love him in everything he does. Will have to commune about him sometime. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

        I have loved Peter Dinklage from the start, he is also one of my favorite characters. But I’m becoming more and more afraid of getting attached to any of these characters, since so many characters I loved have died. 😦

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      • the secret keeper June 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

        That is what I’ve come to understand. The first Ep I watched a character was killed. I think he should have been shown mercy. It put me off Game of Thrones and I stopped watching without really getting started. Gratuitous violence is extremely disturbing to me, whether human violence or animal violence. So, I do understand your not wanting to get too attached. 😦

        My partner watched Ep 10 but we haven’t had a chance for her to watch it with me. Your excitement about it makes me want to see it, so I will & then let you know what my reaction is.

        If you love Peter Dinklage you should check out the UK version of ‘Death at a Funeral.’ It is a dark comedy with moments that create hysterical laughter in the viewer. Peter’s scenes are some of the craziest. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 16, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

        I’m going to check out ‘Death at a Funeral’. I like dark comedies and if Peter is in it, then it should be fun to watch. Thank you! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  17. teagan geneviene June 14, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    It’s a very lovely poem, Vashti. I’m sorry about your computer trouble — I know how frustrating that can be. Welcome back! Hugs 😀


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 11:09 am #

      Hi Teagan! Thank you very much! I’m glad I was able to resolve my computer issues and happy that you enjoyed the haiku. Hugs and kisses! 😀 xx


  18. aranislandgirl June 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Your absence didn’t go unnoticed. Good to hear it was just electronic snafus! I can relate to your Haiku, deadheading is not my favorite thing to do, but so worth it for showier flowers for longer.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Aw, thank you Melissa. That means a lot to me. Yes, just frustrating computer stuff. That’s right––you’re a gardener! You’d know all about deadheading. I actually find it relaxing, but maybe I’m weird. Ha, ha! 😀 xx


  19. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin June 15, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    Wise words Vashti … Doing whatever it takes to get what you want can have can sometimes have detrimental effects. Food for thought 😀


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 15, 2015 at 11:31 am #

      I completely agree, Yolanda. I think we all have to set boundaries for ourselves. Thank you! 😀 xx


  20. JESS44903 June 17, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    As always, fabulous! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  21. raphaela99 June 17, 2015 at 1:42 am #

    You have been missed! Welcome back! xxx



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