Haiku Friday – Flash & Dance

4 Mar

Haiku Friday-The Writer Next Door

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today’s prompt words are Flash and Dance. They were provided by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ronovan hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt 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. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

THE OSCARS

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Cameras flashing

Starlets dance along the red

Wearing sparkling gowns

Strutting the carpet

Divas wear deep plunging gowns

Flashing lots of skin

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Celebrities Weigh In On #OscarsSoWhite

#OscarsSoWhite Controversy: Which Camp Are You In?

Check out Ronovan Hester’s new release, Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, a historical fiction about pirates. Available now on Amazon.

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Have a great weekend!

37 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Flash & Dance”

  1. Roz Hill March 4, 2016 at 1:31 am #

    Great idea!💚💜💙💛❤️

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  2. Ritu March 4, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    Great Haiku Vashti 😊

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  3. Judy Martin March 4, 2016 at 1:40 am #

    Love these Vashti, perfect! 🙂

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  4. olganm March 4, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    Very topical and sparkling. Thanks, Vashti! (I think the issue of poor visibility for non-white actors is true indeed.)

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

      I wrote a response with my iPhone and it didn’t go through (?). Don’t know what happened there. Anyway, there’s a lot of controversy right know about the lack of diversity in Hollywood. I believe there should be a change starting with casting directors. If there aren’t enough people of color acting in good movies there will be no one for the ‘Academy’ to nominate. I don’t know about you, but as much as I love Gerard Butler I believe actor Idris Elba would have been better suited for the role of ‘Set’ in the movie Gods of Egypt. I think actor Rami Malek cleans up well and could have played the part of Bek, but that’s just me.
      Thank you! ❤

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  5. Al The Author March 4, 2016 at 5:23 am #

    Great, topical take on the Oscars, in haiku form!

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  6. stacilys March 4, 2016 at 7:49 am #

    Haha, yes, great. The Oscars. I’m wondering how Sylvester Stallone felt not winning. He was the one that was most suspected that would.
    Happy weekend to you Vashti.
    🙂

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  7. Annette Rochelle Aben March 4, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    Babes, in swaddling! 😉

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

      I watched the ‘Fashion Police’ on E! and I was laughing so hard at Tim Gunn’s reaction to these dresses! He’s very old fashion, it was hilarious. He had a lot to say and none of it good, “Too much skin!” 😀

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  8. nagrij March 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

    I admit, I saw the prompts and immediately went to Kevin Bacon, which is kind of related to the Oscars! Didn’t write that poem though… too easy. Good direction here, I never would have taken it.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you! Kevin Bacon? Ooh! You’re thinking of the movie ‘Footloose’! Ha, ha. I figured that out as I was typing this reply . . . sorry. I don’t think it would have been a bad choice but I loved the haiku you came up with––very original. 🙂

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  9. Sunni Morris March 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    Good idea to use the Oscars.

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  10. Denis1950 March 5, 2016 at 6:20 am #

    Great haiku Vashti, the second one especially sums up the Oscars priorities. (or the media circus at the Oscars).Meanwhile in the USA Donald Trump cruises to Republican nomination???

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

      Thank you Denis! You’re right, the Oscars has become more about fashion and who’s wearing what than the actual movies.
      The political race has become a circus and I don’t want to be sucked in. I’m honestly afraid for this country.

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  11. Karen Grosz March 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday Party.

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  12. Alice March 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    Nice, love it. Flashing skin has become a “basic” which I regret as it has become “second” to raw talent.

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  13. Janice March 6, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    These flow, dance and flash. They’re great Vashti!

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  14. Mrs. AOK March 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Great work! There was plenty of plunging necklines at The Oscars. 🙂 I DVR’ed The Oscars but it must have gone over the time allotted, so I missed Leo win. 😒 I thought Chris Rock did a pretty good job, Stacey Dash on set was SO awkward. 😁
    XO

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      Thank you! That’s why I hate recording the Oscars, it always goes long. Chris Rock was phenomenal, he handled the ‘elephant in the room’, the lack of diversity, #OscarsSoWhite situation really well. YES! I didn’t understand the Stacy Dash thing. What was that about? It was painful to watch. 😀 xx

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      • Mrs. AOK March 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

        It was painful to see Stacey Dash up on stage…
        I mean, to each his own, but I just don’t understand her.
        XOXO

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  15. JESS44903 March 7, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    Such a great one during awards season!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  16. the secret keeper March 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

    A spot on description of the Oscars Red Carpet. I have to admit I watched it this year. It was better than usual b/c they actually asked women more than about who they were wearing. Refreshing. I do love what they wear but I want to hear more. Great approach to the words. Original.

    I, also, wanted to tell you I am not going to stop doing R’s Haiku. Need to organize my life. First step is to get back to my own writing, which includes my own ideas regarding poetry and prose. I need to work on my prose. Recently, I started a new writing project I feel quite excited about. It helps pull me out of myself. It will be fun. I use Scrivener, so I get to set up my book in any order I choose. Working on Outline as well as character development. I have one main location but there will be different ones for each future story.

    My partner suggested to me that I might want to put together a poetry book, maybe more than one.

    I still want to keep in touch. Checking out what you are writing, etc. I will still be doing my blog. It centers me and it is a way to experiment and share special things I find and words I write I feel I want to share.

    So, there it is. Lots of organizing to do. I hope I can pull it together the way I want it to be. xox jen

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 11, 2016 at 1:16 am #

      Hi Jen! I’m happy you enjoyed the post. I’m sure Ronovan will understand. The bottom line is to do what you feel comfortable doing and what makes you happy. Sometimes we just can’t do it all.
      I wish you lots of success getting organize and with your book. I will definitely stay in touch and visit your blog. Happy writing! 😀 xx

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  17. Hodge Podge Moments March 20, 2016 at 1:09 am #

    These are so fun! Thanks for sharing via Bloggy Brunch!

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