Haiku Friday – Year & New

1 Jan

Happy New Year !!

I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve. My family and I spent NYE on Miami Beach and watched fireworks over the ocean just before counting down to midnight. It was wonderful. Life is made of memories; we should make many sweet, exciting, loving memories in 2016 and in all the years to come, because in the end it is all we’ll have.


Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Year and New. I love these words. Ron wanted us to try doing opposite meanings in our haiku this week. It was a challenge but I think I got it, if not I certainly had fun trying.

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.


A shiny new year

Possibilities abound

Dreams are within reach


All the best to you all!

47 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Year & New”

  1. Elizabeth January 1, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Happy New Year dear Vashti, gorgeous photos and haiku, love Florida beaches, I can imagine all the fun you had there, here it’s beautiful too, we have some snow on the ground.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:12 am #

      Hello Elizabeth! Thank you very much. I do miss the white Christmases of my childhood in New York. I do love it in Florida though. I’m sure it is beautiful where you are. The snow makes the landscape look so clean and beautiful. All the best! 😀 xx

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  2. teagan geneviene January 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    Sounds amazing, Vashti! Happy New Year. Hugs!

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  3. Greg January 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful NYE, Vashti. I love your haiku and sentiment in general of this post 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:15 am #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the post, Greg. I did have a great time. My niece Vanessa and her husband were down from Japan, so that made the holiday season even more fun. 🙂

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  4. Sarah Brentyn January 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

    Happy New Year! 🎉🍾

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  5. olganm January 1, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    Great start to the year. Happy 2016, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:17 am #

      Hi Olga! Yes, it was a wonderful start to 2016. I feel very positive about this year. I haven’t felt this way in a while. So I’m happy. 😀 ❤


  6. inesephoto January 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  7. denis1950 January 1, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    Beautiful haiku Vashti and great images, similar to our bay at sunset. Happy New Year and lots more creative haiku

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  8. Dave January 2, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    Happy New Year, Vashti!! 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:20 am #

      Thank you Dave. I hope all is well and 2016 has started wonderfully for you. 🙂

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      • Dave January 4, 2016 at 10:04 am #

        It has, thank you. I feel so grateful in this new year for so many things. One of which is for my writer friends, including you. Vashti, I wish you the best year yet in 2016. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

        Aww. I feel the same way, David. Thank you. I have a good feeling about 2016. 😀 xx

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      • Dave January 6, 2016 at 8:36 am #

        Me too. 🙂

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  9. Ronovan January 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    Makes one think of the Everly Brothers.

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  10. Rajagopal January 3, 2016 at 3:30 am #

    To you and yours too, happy new year dear vashti. The pics speak of the golden memories you have spun around them…cheers.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:26 am #

      Thank you! ‘The pictures speak of the golden memories you have spun around them.’ I love that! All the best to you and your loved ones, my friend. 🙂


  11. Judy Martin January 3, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    This is very motivational – love it 🙂

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben January 3, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    Your NY celebration sounds as wonderful as your haiku, here! Happy 2016

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:30 am #

      Hello Annette! This holiday season has been wonderful. I can’t complain, especially after the season I had last year. 🙂 I wish nothing but great things for 2016.

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      • Annette Rochelle Aben January 4, 2016 at 9:19 am #

        Let;s have the time of our lives!

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  13. doreenhousehoneys January 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Happy New a Year Vashti!

    We are finally settled in Naples, and are just now experiencing decent internet after several days without. :(. I’m trying to play ‘catch up’.

    Your New Years sounds like it was wonderful. The weather was unusually warm, even for Florida, so it must have been perfect to be on the beach and see fireworks.

    May 2916 be everything you hope for and more.


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2016 at 2:37 am #

      Hi Doreen! I’m glad you’re settled in. Don’t worry, I think most of us are playing catch-up. I had my niece down from Japan with her husband after not seeing her for 2 years. That and many other things made this holiday season wonderful. Yes, it’s been mostly in the 80s in south Florida. NYE was a perfect night for the beach and fireworks.
      Thank you for the kind wishes. All the best to you and your loved ones!😙💕


  14. doreenhousehoneys January 3, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    I guess you know I meant 2016 lol.

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  15. Dea Lenihan January 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Nice to meet you Vashti (I popped in from Inspire Me Monday) and I’m thrilled to find another writer! Looking forward to more posts. Dea


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

      Thank you. It’s great to connect with you too, Dea. There’s a large community of writers and bloggers here. You’re very welcomed. 😀


  16. Janice January 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Hi Vashti, Just to let you know…I have named you on my blog as a woman blogger who inspires me. My post is in response to the GirlLove challenge. No response from you is needed 🙂


  17. Dean January 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    Happy New Year!!
    I hope… I know you’ll reach you’re goals!!
    I’m with you, we need to be memory makers EVERY DAY!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

      Thank you for having faith in me and for the encouragement! Great minds think alike. 😉 Hugs&Kisses ❤


  18. JESS44903 January 9, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    Happy New Year to you! Such a great piece of work!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. the secret keeper January 11, 2016 at 2:22 am #

    Yes, Dreams are in reach. We need to believe they are possible. Hope your New Year of 2016 is off to a Great Beginning. I am not making resolutions, just trying out some alterations and changes. See if they work. Ciao!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 12, 2016 at 12:26 am #

      I’m feeling very positive about 2016. I plan to work harder than ever to reach my goals. I do believe. I hope all works out for you. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person


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