Haiku Friday – Tears & Wine

11 Sep

Hello and welcome once more to Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words from RonovanWrites Weekly Poetry Prompt Challenge  are Tears and Wine.


These words reminded me of an experience I had the year my first book was released. I was celebrating the release of The Basement with friends. We were drinking wine and one of my friends decided to toast to my future as a writer. What she said moved me to tears and one of my tears fell into my glass of wine. I announced to everyone what had happened and was ready to toss the wine when my friend asked, ‘Are those happy tears?’ Of course I said yes. So she waved her hand and said, ‘Then it’s all good.’ I drank the wine after that.

Hopefully you’re still awake and I haven’t lost you after that story.

Anyway, that was the inspiration for my haiku this week.

Happy Tears

Happy Tears

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Flow down my lilt face

Happy tear sweetened my wine

Touched by dulcet words


Have a great weekend, everyone! 








37 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Tears & Wine”

  1. Olga at 2:24 pm #

    Wonderful story and lovely haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm at 2:33 pm #

    Beautiful images and haiku. May we all have plenty of those tears…:)


  3. Greg at 4:03 pm #

    The backstory absolutely makes the haiku superb!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tjparis at 5:51 pm #

    A lovely lead in to a beautiful haiku. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Steve at 6:07 pm #

    Thank you for sharing a very wonderful memory and you expressed it in a beautiful haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 1stpeaksteve at 12:37 am #

    I recently changed jobs and my former employer held a going away party for me. To be honest, I never felt the fit was there like the employer before but when I saw the decorations and how people spoke about me…Well, it made clear that I did have more of an impact than I realized.

    So that made your backstory pretty cool. It is a great honor to have people say great things about you or your actions. It affirms that you are on the right path.

    Have a good weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega at 3:37 pm #

      Hello Steve! What a wonderful realization you had. You’re right, it’s wonderful when people you love, admire, care about . . . wish you well. It feels good and it does encourage you to move forward. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Meredith at 10:01 am #

    Happy story told again in haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega at 3:42 pm #

      Thank you Meredith! It still makes me happy to think about that 1st release party. I can’t wait for my next one. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Elizabeth at 11:23 am #

    Hi Vashti, love your story and the haiku, for sure your tear made the wine sweet. Have a great weekend. Hugs to you!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. stacilys at 1:25 pm #

    Wonderful story and beautiful haiku Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. the secret keeper at 2:37 am #

    A perfect story. I have a vague memory of tears and wine. But I hadn’t heard your story before. Fascinating. Loved story and Haiku. Isn’t it great to have the gift to write. jk 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega at 4:01 pm #

      Thank you my friend. I’m so touched by how sweet all my online friends are. I wish someday we could meet in person. I’d love to hear what your tears and wine memory is. The gift of writing is an amazing one and I’m so thankful that I can do this and that I’m friends with so many other talented writers. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  11. ratnibbles at 3:28 am #

    Sweetness! Beautiful choice of words. Loved it, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Ruby Manchanda at 5:48 am #

    Happu tears are always welcome and more precious.
    Lovely haiku


  13. edwinasepisodes at 12:07 pm #

    Touching story, and a lovely Haiku Vashti 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Marje @ Kyrosmagica at 2:30 pm #

    Lovely happy tears, Vashti, very nice. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  15. denis1950 at 9:58 pm #

    wonderful haiku being connected to a special memory

    Liked by 1 person

  16. JESS44903 at 10:10 pm #

    Great as always. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  17. Sunni Morris at 12:49 am #

    Thanks for sharing that touching story. Of course no one fell asleep reading it. Happy memories are a good thing and should be used as inspiration for writing.


  18. Julie at 11:03 am #

    Aww this is so sweet – Happy Tears!
    Thanks so much for joining and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie xo



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