Haiku Friday – Tide & Flesh

2 Oct

Hello everyone! Happy Haiku Friday! This week’s prompt words are Tide and Flesh. The words were provided by Ron of RonovanWrites. Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate and he even teaches you what haiku poetry is and how to write it if you don’t already know.

Hudson River

Cosa Nostra

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

The low tide revealed

An eerie discovery

Flesh bobbing in waves

Haiku Friday-Poetry-The Writer Next Door

I went a little macabre this week but when I read the prompt words I couldn’t help but think of the mob.

42 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Tide & Flesh”

  1. Elusive Trope October 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    Unfortunately when one looks sincerely at the world, there will always be times when the macabre arises. Great haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Al The Author October 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    You had me at “Cosa Nostra”… love it! Nothing wrong with using poetry for the macabre, in my book 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. olganm October 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    Wow! A whole story in a haiku, Vashti. You’re a star! Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

      Aw, thank you so much, Olga! You’re always so encouraging and awesome. Thank you and have a great weekend! 😀 ❤


  4. Wild Daffodil October 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    This sounds like the opening line to a thriller ………..

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Elizabeth October 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    Hi Vashi, nice haiku, in Halloween mood.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wild Daffodil October 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    Putting the mafia reference to one side, your Haiku (like Judy’s of Edwina’s Episodes) reminds me of what’s happening in the Mediterranean at the moment – here is a brilliant play on the subject you might like – harrowing but well worth a listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06c0ch5#play

    Liked by 1 person

  7. aranislandgirl October 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    Eeeks, I am going to pretend that man is just floating on his back enjoying the sunshine and taking a break from doing the backstroke! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

      Ha, ha. No problem. Actually, that’s exactly what the picture is. I used a picture of a guy leisurely floating in the sea because floating cadavers are really gross looking––grey and bloated––yuk! 😉


  8. ratnibbles October 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Killer Haiku! Great Vashti!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. edwinasepisodes October 3, 2015 at 3:15 am #

    I also went a little macabre with this one. We have similar dark minds!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. the secret keeper October 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    What an unusual approach to tide & flesh. Quite shocking. It made me laugh. Can’t explain why but found the macabre humorous. It’s probably from all those police procedural shows I watch, like Bones, always at dinner time with finding the grossed out bodies. I usually cover my eyes and ask my partner, “Is it over yet. Can I look now?” Wow! What a great imagination. jk 😉


  11. doreenhousehoneys October 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    Can’t say I blame you Vashti!

    (Just saw Black Mass last night. ‘Eh’.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 5, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

      Oh! How was it? I’m dying to see it. You should write a review on it on your blog. I’d love to read it. (No spoilers though) 😉


  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica October 4, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    Ron’s prompt words this week were asking for macabre!!! Eek, excellent haiku Vashti. Mine took the macabre, creepy, halloween path too!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. BWSBL October 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Girl, you are talking my language! Haha…love the haiku!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 5, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

      Thank you! Ha, ha! I’m happy you loved it! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • BWSBL October 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

        I liked it as soon as I saw the title. Then I read it and really liked it. 😉


  14. Annette Rochelle Aben October 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Hits home… I have a cousin who disappeared while scuba diving off the coast or Mexico and her body was never found…


  15. PrairieChat October 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Haiku Omertà… is always a risk!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Ruby Manchanda October 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    I can see the beginning of a great thriller in this one. Genius

    Liked by 1 person

  17. denis1950 October 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    Great haiku Vashti, leaving the reader to imagine what they want to. Australia had a Prime Minister who disappeared while snorkelling in 1967, his flesh never re-appeared though and the mob were not involved although one conspiracy had a Chinese submarine involved!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

      A Chinese submarine? Wow! Now that’s a thriller. Thank you Denis! I’m glad you like it. 🙂


  18. tjparis October 5, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    Wow! Unexpected and very impacting. Just shows how you can generate such emotion with so few syllables.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. JESS44903 October 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    You’re so talented! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. jazzytower October 25, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

    Holy moly



  1. Numbers | Wild Daffodil - October 3, 2015

    […] Vashti and Eddie have gone for darker themes which reminds me of the refugee crisis in the […]


  2. Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Challenge #Review 64. 50 #Poets & over 70 #Poems | ronovanwrites - October 4, 2015

    […] Quiroz-Vega (Author):  Cosa Nostra | The Writer Next Door. She went HIT us with one that left is stone cold. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link […]


If you comment you'll put a big smile on my face.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s