Haiku Friday – Gem & Flame

12 Feb

Happy Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words were provided by RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge and they are Gem and Flame. Gem + Flame = Women 😉

Ronovan hosts this challenge every Monday and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is a writer and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Anyone can participate in this challenge. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

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by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

All women are gems

Worthy, spirited and strong

Believe in your spark

If you want my love

You need only whisper it

For you are a gem

 The Writer Next Door_women

Enjoy the weekend!

53 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Gem & Flame”

  1. Sarah Brentyn February 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Love it! 💖


  2. jacquelineobyikocha February 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    I like the messages tucked in here..


  3. Frank February 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    I love gemstones and girl-power… 🙂

    fire opals falling
    the dragon dreams of rainbows
    over lakes of gold


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

      Frank, why don’t you join us? You’re so talented and you come up with beautiful poetry in a flash. Click on the Ronovan Writes link and see what it’s all about. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  4. olganm February 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I agree. The best gems and the most valuable!


  5. Greg February 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    Very nice haiku, Vashti. And I completely agree with you on number one 🙂


  6. aranislandgirl February 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    Brilliant and powerful message Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Annette Rochelle Aben February 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    Women, we ARE those diamonds… The pressure simply makes us more beautiful! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sunni Morris February 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    Girl power is right! Women are diamonds as Annette noted above. Very nice message.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. nagrij February 13, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Nice. An unexpected direction, but one I can appreciate.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. specialk718 February 13, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Love it!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. thelonelyauthorblog February 13, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Beautiful post.


  12. Denis1950 February 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    Two very powerful haiku Vashti. The message of the first haiku needs to stay up front and out there because women are certainly not treated equally in many aspects of life/work etc in Australia and it seems mostly everywhere. What a beautiful valentine from the second haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      Thank you Denis! I appreciate your kind words. Not too many men admit to that. You’re a wonderful man. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. 🙂


  13. Prakash Hegade February 14, 2016 at 9:04 am #

    You have given a perfect meaning to the prompt.. 🙂 Nice Haikus.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Judy Martin February 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    Brilliant, Vashti, very inspiring! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Janice February 15, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    What powerful and loving haiku! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Miranda February 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Awesome post! Thanks for joining Toss it In Tuesday Link Up Party!


  17. ChristineR February 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    Vashti, I came right down here to comment and became sidetracked by the awesome images in the ‘STORIES’ slideshow widget over in the sidebar. Wow! But I did enjoy both haiku, too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 17, 2016 at 12:00 am #

      Hi Christine! Thank you for taking the time to look at the slideshow. No one seems to mention it, so I thought no one ever looked. I’m happy you enjoyed that and the haiku. Feel free to browse through my short stories. Maybe you’ll find something you’ll want to read. 😉 Thanks again! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Mrs. AOK February 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Thank you, Vashti!! You have no idea how much I needed this today!!! You are such a kind soul.


  19. Marje @ Kyrosmagica February 19, 2016 at 6:19 am #

    Great haikus Vashi… love the prompt and your interpretation, awesome. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      Thank you! We women need to value each other. I believe that when we begin to respect and support each other men in general will do the same. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Gaye @CalmHealthySexy February 19, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Hi Vashti – I am not much of a poetry person, but I LOVE your Girl-Power haiku! Thanks so much for sharing it with the Let’s Get Real party. Have a great weekend.


  21. the secret keeper February 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    I agree, we women and girls are gems, all whole assortment, each holding within our own certain power. If we support each other, we will continue to grow our power and be women to be reckoned with. No more holding us back. Herstory will meet history and find equal ground to express ourselves and be remembered throughout time.

    Love your Haiku. A wonderful way to lift the spirits for all women. Marvelous. Women Power. That’s the way to go. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

      I’m happy the haiku brought you some joy. I agree, we need to be more supportive of each other. Sometimes women can be more cruel to each other than any man. That’s sad. And probably the reason we are still not treated equally. 😦 Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      • the secret keeper February 26, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

        Well. I will always try to be supportive with you in as positive a way as possible. Women do need to realize we need to give each other power and not give it away. We do need to support each other and the ones we love no matter what.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 1, 2016 at 12:58 am #

        That’s so sweet. I will always be supportive as well. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  22. JESS44903 February 20, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    I love this, a lot! 🙂 So great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person


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