Haiku Friday – Crane & Gold

13 Nov

Happy Haiku Friday!

Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Crane and Gold. 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.

pyramids-haiku-friday-The Writer Next Door

The Pyramids of Egypt

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

The sky’s the limit

Pyramids with gold points soar

Raised by human cranes

The great pyramid

Exact in all details

Alien design?


Have a great weekend everyone! 😀

46 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Crane & Gold”

  1. stacilys November 13, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    Happy Friday Vashti. I especially like your second Haiku. That’s great @alien design?
    Just have to let you know that my Aspie son is looking at the photo here, and he just said, “Hey wow, look at that. That’s just great.” He’s so funny.
    Have a great weekend Vashti.

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  2. Elizabeth November 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Wow Vaski, great haiku, so much suffering in the first one, my kids will love the idea of the second one. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

      Hi Elizabeth! Thank you! You’re right, there must have been many injuries and even deaths. That’s if–––the aliens didn’t build them. 😉

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben November 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Cheering the variation of the prompts! Made me smile.

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  4. Greg November 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    Oh, I really like your take on the prompt! That idea never crossed my mind but fits so well. 🙂

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  5. Al The Author November 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Ha ha! Happy Friday, Vashti 🙂

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  6. nagrij November 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    The coincidences… I was just watching “ancient aliens” on the history channel… and laughing at it.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      Ah, ha, ha! That is funny. We as humans have accomplished so much throughout the years. Is it really that hard to believe we built the pyramids? 😉


  7. teagan geneviene November 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    What great fun, Vashti. And the illustrations were wonderful. Mega hugs

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  8. Olga November 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    The construction and meaning of the pyramids are still an enigma. I really love how you tackled both possibilities. Wonderful haiku duo, Vashti.

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  9. rubyr8 November 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Love the 2nd Haiku. It is an answer and a question, marvelous thinking 🙂


  10. denis1950 November 14, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    A wonderful poetic historic flashback. Have you ever heard of Eric Von Daniken? he did world lecture tours in the 1970’s and wrote books presenting theories of constant alien influence throughout earth’s history. He also proposed aliens influenced the building of the pyramids and lots of other stuff.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Hello Denis! That’s very interesting. No, I hadn’t heard of Eric Von Daniken. I’ll have to look him up. I’m intrigued. Thank you! 😀


  11. danielschwamm November 14, 2015 at 2:32 am #

    Love your haiku, Vashti! 🙂 I especially love the imagery of the first! Such a scene in my mind. The way you describe the human’s as cranes is very creative 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi Daniel! Thank you very much! I’m glad I created a scene in your mind with my haiku. That’s what is suppose to happen, so I’m thrilled it worked. 😉

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  12. 1stpeaksteve November 14, 2015 at 6:23 am #

    No slaves were harmed in the making of this pyramid…

    Perhaps an ancient disclaimer taped to the side of a pyramid?

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

      That’s the best thing about the ‘aliens built the pyramids’ theory; hundred of thousands of slaves didn’t have to die in the process.

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  13. edwinasepisodes November 14, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    What great Haiku as always Vashti, I particularly liked the first one about the pyramids pointing towards the sun.lovely 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

      Hi Judy! Thank you! When I first saw the words I thought, ‘Oh, oh!’ but once the idea of ancient Egypt and the pyramids came to mind it became much easier to write the haiku. I’m glad you liked them. 😀 xx

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  14. olganm November 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    Another winner and great images, Vashti.

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  15. Janice November 14, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Love them :))

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  16. Shareen Mansfield November 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    How did I Not Find you before!


  17. aranislandgirl November 16, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    So good Vashti! I was completely stumped, didn’t participate this week. I love where you went with it. The first one is my fave– sky’s the limit, human cranes– so good!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I was almost stumped this week then the idea about ancient Egypt came to me. Thank you! 🙂

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      • aranislandgirl November 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

        I was totally lost last week. I always try to tie it into my island/Irish and homefarm theme so it’s relevant to my lifestyle. Spin was the photo word and the only things I could think of were desperate and just not good so I surrendered and skipped it. Perhaps I limit myself with the photo and blog theme, but I guess it’s part of the personal challenge for me. This week, boom!, his words fit into a post I had just written but hadn’t actually posted yet.

        Then I read ones like yours, so clever and perfectly flowing, which I think is pretty much what I’ve come to expect here. Always a delight to read and see the images you pair and conversation or thoughts you provoke. I mean this sincerely Vashti, it’s a pleasure visiting your blog. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

        Aw. That’s such a pleasure to hear. Thank you so much for the kind words. I enjoy visiting your blog because you have a lifestyle that I’ve always dreamt about even as a very young girl. I love nature, animals, photography, island living . . . so it is a delight visiting your blog.
        I can see why the prompt words can become a real challenge because you want to combine them with your photography challenge and blog theme. It’s hard enough coming up with a haiku each week with just the prompt words I can’t imagine adding all these other requirements. That’s very difficult to do. But you know what? When you do accomplish it, it is amazing. 😀 ❤


  18. Marje @ Kyrosmagica November 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    Very nice haiku, as always Vashti. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. JESS44903 November 18, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    This is such a neat little piece. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  20. the secret keeper November 22, 2015 at 1:13 am #

    Slave labor and alien visitors from outer space. Why not both. They helped each other out. We don’t really know. Like someone is going to tell the Pharaoh we are from space. And then came Moses. What would be up with that.



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