Haiku Friday – Fresh & Wind

17 Jun

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to Haiku Friday. Today’s prompt words provided by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes are Fresh and Wind. Here’s what I came up with . . .

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Illustration by Anna Steinbauer (depingo-DeviantART)

What If Mother Nature Wanted A Fresh Start?

The earth would tremble

The sea would devour whole lands

Wind would rise to cleanse

Existence of man buried

In Mother Earth’s new vestment


Ron 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.

38 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Fresh & Wind”

  1. Dave June 17, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    Excellent, Vashti! 🙂


  2. nagrij June 17, 2016 at 10:31 am #

    Nice one, and a little dark for a fine morning like this one… I like.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 21, 2016 at 9:43 am #

      I’m glad you like it. Although, it wasn’t meant to be dark but real. What we’re doing to the earth sucks. I find the video to be inspiring and beautiful. 🙂


  3. Annette Rochelle Aben June 17, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    Women… get the job done! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Frank June 17, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    lifting her skirt – a fresh wind

    (To use the old meaning of the slang ‘fresh’…)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 21, 2016 at 9:47 am #

      Yes, interesting. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Frank June 21, 2016 at 10:16 am #

        I hope you’ll forgive a little (unsolicited and overly parenthetical but hopefully constructive) criticism (these things are so subjective and I’m not a tanka expert by any stretch of the imagination).

        I have mixed feelings about it, especially the third line (partly because it’s unclear what the wind is cleansing if the land is swallowed by the sea). I like the imagery and word choice, but “The – would – / The – would – / – would – ” feels cumbersome to me rather than dramatic. Also, “devour” for me works wonderfully as a three-syllable word.

        the earth would tremble
        and sea devour whole lands
        whipped by scouring winds
        memory of man buried
        in mother earth’s new vestment

        (Reminds me a little of Stephen Baxter’s apocalyptic Flood.)

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

        I didn’t mean all lands were devoured but some would be by tsunamis and such, and the winds (hurricanes) would clean the atmosphere, as they do here in Florida. I do get your point though and you did improve the flow significantly. It’s a much better poem with the changes. Thank you.

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  5. olganm June 17, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    A scary thought although considering how we’re treating her… Have a great weekend

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 21, 2016 at 9:49 am #

      It is a scary thought but it’s already happening to a certain degree. I hope your weekend was fantastic. 😀 xx


  6. jaye22 June 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Gorgeous post Vashti, from your words to the graphics all topped off with a great video X X X

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin June 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    Great work Vashti xx

    Liked by 1 person

  8. 10000hoursleft June 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    You’ve captured her power and also the restraint she’s taken in not starting over just yet. Maybe we will act on the lessons we’ve learnt and make her happy? Nice one Vashti! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 21, 2016 at 9:53 am #

      Thank you! 😀 It would be to our convenience to learn our lesson and to start being more kind to the earth.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Silver Threading June 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Vashti, what a powerful statement. I loved it! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Wild Daffodil June 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Yes! Powerful.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Denis1950 June 21, 2016 at 3:50 am #

    Great haiku Vashti, over here we call that Climate Change!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 21, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      Yes, we call it that too, but why is it changing so drastically in the last few years?


      • Denis1950 June 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

        CO2 emissions building up and too many people!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Judy Martin June 21, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    You have got a point there Vashti! She must be sick of the way we are treating the gifts she gave us! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jacquelineobyikocha June 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    True words. Let’s be good so SHE doesn’t get upset with us 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  14. imanikel June 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    Vashti!!! You got me watching all the “Nature is speaking” series. I love your haiku!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Srivi June 22, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    Mother Nature is just tolerating us and I hope by the time everyone realizes it, its not too late…
    Awesome 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      I agree. We really do need to start focusing on saving the planet, it’s becoming a serious concern. Thank you! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  16. JESS44903 June 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    I always look forward to your Haikus! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person


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