Haiku Friday – Haiku & Mind

6 Nov

Happy Haiku Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their day so far. 😀


Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Haiku and Mind. He’s a tricky one! 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. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.


I know that my readers expect my haiku to be a bit ‘outside the box’ each week but some words make that more difficult than others. This week’s words were a little challenging.



by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

My wits conjured up

An alluring play on words

Going Japanese

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In three lines a poem

Image of natural world

In my mind appears


Have a great weekend everyone!



40 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Haiku & Mind”

  1. Elizabeth November 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    Hi Vashi, both lovely, the first one if my favourite, I like the way you play with words.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm November 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    Both are good although I agree with Elizabeth that the first one is very witty. And Japanese. Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

      Hello Olga! I agree with the both of you. The first one is definitely the fun one. Thank you! 😀 xx


  3. stacilys November 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    Great Vashti. I like, “My wits conjured up”
    Who would have ever thought of going ‘Japanese’? Haha. Great imagination.
    Have a great weekend Vashti.
    🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Frank November 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    a Highland greeting –
    but mind just how you say it –
    to a cow: ‘Hi, Coo!’

    (With apologies.)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. AmirhoseinGhazi November 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Great blog for a horror fan such as me!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 1stpeaksteve November 7, 2015 at 6:30 am #

    Smart use of the prompt words! Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Janice November 7, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    Those are great haiku! I like the way you talk about haiku without using the word ‘haiku ‘.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Prakash Hegade November 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    The first one has come up too good.. 🙂 Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Ronovan November 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

    You know, with the right makeup and angle, you could do a Japanese looking photo of yourself. That would have been cool. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 9, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      Hi Ron! Brilliant idea! I didn’t think of that. That would have been cool, although, the Japanese girl in the picture is so fetching. 😉


  10. doreen@househoneys November 8, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    You’re a genius Vashti! btw, the first one is my fav, and wow, that girl is gorgeous!


    (and so are you!)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 9, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

      Hi Doreen! Thank you, you’re so sweet. I’m happy you liked the haiku and yes, that girl is gorgeous. 😀 ❤


  11. edwinasepisodes November 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Well you did a damn good job with those Haiku seeing as you found the prompt words tricky this week, (I did too, Ron was being extra tough with us)!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

      Hi Judy! Thank you! I needed a massage after publishing this post. Phew! Ha, ha! I think Ron has a mean streak. 😉 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • edwinasepisodes November 10, 2015 at 1:29 am #

        Yes, a massage is definitely in order!! Ron is getting tougher and tougher, I might have to have words!!! 🙂


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

        Ha, ha! Any excuse to go to the spa. 😉 Yes, give Ron a piece of your mind. 😀 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • edwinasepisodes November 11, 2015 at 1:54 am #

        Exactly! Yes I shall have to go over there and tell him off!

        Liked by 1 person

  12. aranislandgirl November 8, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    You are right and have managed to pull it off again. Your cleverness really shines in this challenge as these words felt a bit more limiting than past weeks have. Well done Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. denis1950 November 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    Wonderful Vashti. The 2 haiku and images all work in beautifully together.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 9, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

      Hi Denis! I’m happy you think so. The Japanese gardens are so scenic and enchanting. 🙂


  14. Meera November 9, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    Aww.. superb, Vashti. A Haiku on Haiku. lovely choice of words. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      Hi Meera! Thank you. It wasn’t easy coming up with haiku for those words but it worked out in the end. 😀 xx


  15. Jess November 9, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    So great! Love this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

      Thank you Jess! I’m so happy that you do. It’s always a pleasure. 😀 xx


  16. Mrs. AOK November 11, 2015 at 9:27 am #

    Nailed it!! Kudos to you for being able to conjure up words each week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

      Aww. Thank you! It means a lot to me because I do struggle with some of these. 😀 ❤


  17. Julie November 12, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing your writing with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again next week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      You’re welcome Julie. Thanks for coming by. It’s always fun linking up with you guys! 😀



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