Haiku Friday – Life & Path

15 Apr

Happy Friday everyone! It is Haiku Friday and today’s prompt words are Life and Path. 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 an author 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.

Also check out Ronovan Hester’s new release AMBER WAKE: Gabriel Falling a Historical Adventure about pirates available on Amazon.

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My Haiku this week . . .

The path to triumph

Is a tricky winding road

All souls should travel


Would You Risk Driving on these Deadly Roads?

I asked my husband, a cousin and a friend to read this haiku and to interpret what they thought it meant. It was interesting how different and fascinating their individual interpretations were. There are haiku that most people will interpret the same way then there are others that will have a thousand distinct meanings. Go ahead and read it any way you’d like.

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32 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Life & Path”

  1. olganm April 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    The open to interpretation are always the best. Thanks, Vashti!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      I think so too! You’re welcome and thank you. Have a great weekend! ❤ xx


  2. Al Lane April 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    Great haiku… wouldn’t it be nice though if, just once, the path to a small triumph was simple and straightforward!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

      Here’s to dreaming! Nothing I’ve ever achieved has been done easily, so I hear you––believe me. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben April 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Ooh, that wicked tricky path… The triumph for me is conquering the path, eh? 🙂

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  4. Frank April 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Great pictures. I love roads like these, but have never driven on one.
    Hmm, how about:

    many-ended path
    capillaries of raw life
    a pleasure to walk

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

      I love roads like this too although some of these roads I think I’d rather walk than drive, so in this sense your haiku is perfect. 😉 Click on the 2nd picture for more of these crazy roads––you’ll be amazed.

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  5. Prakash Hegade April 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    All souls should travel! Classic beauty! 🙂

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  6. Sunni Morris April 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    The road to triumph is long, twisted, and must be worked for. It’s never easy to reach the end and victory. That’s the way I see it. Good haiku.

    Have a great weekend yourself. I hope your dad is better. My mom was admitted to ICU last night with blood on her brain. All very unexpected. She’s on a ventilator. Needless to say, I was up all night texting with my sister. She’s in TX and probably about 1500 miles away. My sisters are keeping me posted. If things get worse, I’ll go down there a while. Family says right now she’s stable.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

      Thank you Sunni. You’re right about the road to triumph. My dad is fighting and getting a little better everyday. Thank you for asking.

      I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. I believe it is twice as hard when something unexpected happens. I hope she recovers quickly. ❤


      • Sunni Morris April 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

        Thanks, I do too.

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  7. Olga April 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    A thought-provoking haiku, Vashti. In my younger and more daring days, I have traveled the risky, winding road, but now I prefer a smoother transition to peace. The image is wonderful! 🙂

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  8. 10000hoursleft April 16, 2016 at 6:22 am #

    Great haiku Vashti. I take it to mean that rewards in life are there for those who embrace challenges as a chance for growth. Triumph is in the growth whatever the outcome. Play it safe and take the well trodden path, and you will not meet yourself in the journey. Love the second pic. I don’t think I’d drive that road!

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  9. jaye22 April 16, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    Hi Vashti
    Hope you are bearing up ok & that your Dad is improving, I cannot see me driving on that tricky path but it is very fitting just like life and some of the trials and challenges you go through and how you deal with them can shape you as a person. Like taking a leap of faith. Thank you for sharing X X X

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      I’m doing fine and my dad is getting a little better every day. We’re feeling hopeful.
      Thank YOU for sharing your lovely insightful words. I couldn’t have said it better. 😀 xx

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  10. Denis1950 April 19, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    A wonderful haiku to guide the life traveller, and what a road for reality. Amazing match up Vashti

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  11. jacquelineobyikocha April 19, 2016 at 7:47 am #

    That image does look precarious. Brilliant Haiku 🙂

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  12. Teagan Geneviene April 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

    Dear Vashti, this is a truly beautiful haiku. “Paths” are something special to me.
    Also I’m delighted to see in a comment that your dad is doing better. Love, Light, and hugs to you and your family. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

      Thank you Teagan. I love “paths” too. I have taken many pictures of paths and alley ways. Yes, my father is doing better. He’s in a physical therapy facility and we’re hoping he’ll be able to walk when he’s done. It’ll mean a lot for him. Thank you for all the love. ❤ xx

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  13. Mrs. AOK April 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Yes they should! Travel often 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

      I know you’ve been on a few roads yourself and you’re an awesome person. 😀 xx


  14. dgkaye April 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    Hi Vashti. I’ve driven on similar looking roads in Arizona this winter. What is life if we don’t satisfy our curiosities? 🙂 ❤

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