Haiku Friday – Vast & Clear

7 Jan

My theme and inspiration this week is the story of the rebel angels’ fall from Heaven. The prompt words this week are Vast and Clear provided by RonovanWrites.

The Fall of Lilith-Fantasy-angels-series

Illustration by artist Jeff Brown depicting a scene from my novel ‘The Fall of Lilith

God’s Silvery Voice

Bid exile in vast numbers

Angels fall like rain

Monstrous wingspan

blots out the sun at midday

Light turns to darkness

The fall from Heaven

Broken wings fixed by their side

Vast darkness now clears

***The 3rd Haiku was written by my husband, Juancarlo Vega who wanted to give haiku writing a try. I think he did a great job. 

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.

Remember to have fun this weekend!

64 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Vast & Clear”

  1. Sarah Brentyn January 7, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    Nice. And tell your husband he did a great job. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. justmaria January 8, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    Wow. You have a powerful haiku and I love the image that you used. 🙂 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 12:56 am #

      Thank you Maria. This is an illustration by artist Jeff Brown depicting a scene in my novel The Fall of Lilith.


      • justmaria January 8, 2016 at 2:04 am #

        It’s a lovely artwork, Vashti.. I see, is this novel already published or still underway? 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

        Thank you. The Fall of Lilith is the 1st installment of my Fantasy Angels Series. I’m hoping to get it published this year. I’m working on the 2nd installment now.

        Liked by 1 person

      • justmaria January 10, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

        WOW! I wish you well on that. I’m sure that would be a great success for you. 😀

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

        Thank you! I’ve worked really hard on this book, so I just want it out there already. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • maria January 12, 2016 at 2:47 am #

        You’ll get there soon, Vashti. 😀 There’s no rush in art. Cheers to you!

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  3. mihrank January 8, 2016 at 1:38 am #

    this is such beautiful…..

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  4. Ritu January 8, 2016 at 1:38 am #

    Brilliant Vashti! And well done, getting your husband to give it a go!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

      Thank you Ritu! He’s been reading all the haiku and has been curious for a while.

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      • Ritu January 9, 2016 at 3:43 am #

        I’m trying to explain it to my children… Maybe they might start too!

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

        That’s a wonderful idea! They can start by getting the structure correctly 5 – 7 – 5. I think they’ll love it––a little poem. 😉

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      • Ritu January 12, 2016 at 1:51 am #

        My daughter is very creative, I am sure it will take a 7 year old a little time, but she would try… My Son is always asking what I am doing, so I think he would love to give it a go!

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 12, 2016 at 2:01 am #

        I think it would be so much fun to read their haiku. Be sure to post them. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritu January 12, 2016 at 2:30 am #

        I shall definitely do that!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Al The Author January 8, 2016 at 5:01 am #

    Great job, Team Vega! You’re so right about haiku being literary crack, too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. olganm January 8, 2016 at 5:26 am #

    Great haikus. Congratulations to your husband. I have a predilection for poems (and songs) that tell a story. And the image is fabulous. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. denis1950 January 8, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    An interesting trio Vashti , I also put in 3 but not as complex as yours and Juancarlo. You must get him blogging with haiku that was a natural.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

      I enjoyed your haiku too. I love haiku about nature and I find them to be the hardest to write. Loved the pictures too. 🙂


  8. vronlacroix January 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    Amazing how you worked the prompt words into originals.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

      Thank you. I enjoy playing with words and it’s what makes writing haiku fun for me. I’m happy you enjoyed it. 🙂 xx

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben January 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    Wonderful imagery! That 3rd haiku didn’t seem as though it were written by someone other than the one who wrote the first two. Perhaps you are vibing into each others vortexes? In any case, masterfully done!! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      Thank you! I’m so glad you think all the haiku fit together nicely. Yes, we’re ‘vibing into each others vortexex’! Ha, ha! I love that. Thanks again! ❤


  10. Janice January 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Haiku writing is catching isn’t it! I like the haiku story and the illustration is so magical–you’ve peaked my interest in your novel.

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  11. Olga January 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Stunning illustration by Jeff. Your haiku trio do blend in together like an intriguing story. Good-luck on your novel, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

      I love his interpretation of my description of the Heaven in my story. He’s very talented. I’m so happy you thought so because we were trying for the story vibe. Thank you so much. I’ve been working so hard to get this story right. It’s time to set it free. 😉

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  12. aranislandgirl January 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    Welcome Juancarlo! What a pair–the haiku flowed beautifully. The artwork looks 3d and i am looking from my phone at work…will view on laptop big screen at home. Xx

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm #

      JC is thrilled by all the sweet, encouraging comments. It was an amazing feeling to see my world come to life. Jeff Brown is an amazing artist. 😀 xx


  13. Silver Threading January 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Vashti, I really like the flow of your words. The imagery is amazing! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

      Thank you Colleen! JC and I were in sync that day. Ha, ha! Jeff Brown is a great artist and he did an incredible job depicting my vision of Heaven in this amazing illustration. ❤ xx

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      • Silver Threading January 12, 2016 at 10:31 am #

        I loved it! ❤️


  14. Judy Martin January 11, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    What beautiful haiku, all three of them! I love the way they told a story, and your husband’s haiku finished it off nicely. He did a great job! I loved the illustration too, stunning! 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

      I’m so proud of him. He’s been dying to give it a go. We wanted the three haiku to flow well together, so I’m happy with the way it turned out. The illustration is amazing. I love the way it turned out. Thank you so much for the great comment! 😀 xx

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  15. jazzytower January 11, 2016 at 1:27 am #

    He did a great job on that 3rd one.. like the rest too:)

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  16. the secret keeper January 11, 2016 at 2:17 am #

    The trio of Haiku were powerful and I feel Juancarlo did precision writing his verse of the Haiku. He should keep submitting. A mountainous occasion casting out so many angels. A power struggle, me thinks. Do you have a lead angel in your story who was cast out. as in the mythology? I am fascinated with your developing myths. My partner is more informed then I am but she fills in what I don’t know or remember. Great triple hitter!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

      Thank you. JC is so happy that everyone loved his haiku. I’m sure he’ll continue to write them. Yes! An epic event. There is a lead angel and several other important characters exiled. My novel is divided into Book I – Heaven and Book II – Earth. I love Mythology and I’ve read and continue to read so much that I feel like a Mythology expert. Ha, ha. One of my main goals in writing this series is to be very unique. I’ve read so many stories about angels and I wanted to write one unlike anything I’ve ever read. Thanks again! ❤ xx

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  17. Marje @ Kyrosmagica January 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    All very good Vashti and tell your husband his haiku was too! By the way have nominated you for the #Girllove blog challenge but there is absolutely no requirement to take part unless you want to: https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/girllove-blog-challenge/

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 11, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

      Thank you very much, Marje! He’s on cloud nine with all this positive feedback on his haiku.
      I’m so honored that you nominated me! Thank you, thank you, thank you! There’s lots of “Girllove” here for you! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marje @ Kyrosmagica January 12, 2016 at 3:17 am #

        Thank you Vashti. Glad your hubby is so thrilled.And it’s my pleasure nominating you. If you would like to join in and do a post, the rules are now up on my post. 🙂

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  18. teagan geneviene January 12, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    Vashti, that was so vivid! Well done my friend. I think it’s one of your very best. Hugs!

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  19. JESS44903 January 12, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    SO great!! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Dean January 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    I think your husband did a fine job!!
    You two make a great team. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  21. createwithjoy January 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    Fabulous haiku and beautiful illustration to accompany it!
    Thank you for inspiring us at Create With Joy! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 22, 2016 at 10:36 am #

      It was my pleasure to join you at ‘Create With Joy’. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. Thank you! 😀 xx


  22. Tahni J. Nikitins August 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

    The imagery here is so clear and evocative, Well done. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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