Haiku Friday – Heart & Petals

28 Oct

Happy Haiku Friday and a warm welcome to my blog!

Heart and Petals are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

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.

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Bleeding Heart

by Vashti Q

I see and I hurt

So my soul bleeds on paper

Core soft as flowers

I’ll live with a bleeding heart

Until the last petal falls

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Illustration by Rebecca Blair (DeviantART)

“The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts.”

~D.T. Suzuki

“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself…That is the moment, you might be starting to get it right.”

~ Neil Gaiman

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In light of the season I thought I’d throw in a zombie. Check out my zombie story The Search for the Last Flower and have a fun and safe Halloween!

25 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Heart & Petals”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben October 28, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    Brooding, intense; touching the soul of emotion! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 28, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

      Aw, thank you Annette. I’m not a sad girl––I really am not. I love to laugh, goof around and play pranks, at least 80% of the time. 😉 Sometimes, I guess I do feel the weight of the world. ❤ xx


  2. olganm October 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    Thanks, Vashti. Very poignant. I remember the zombie story quite well. Fabulous! Perhaps you should reblog it for people who were not followers then… After all, it’s Halloween!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

      Hi Olga! Thanks for the great idea. I know Halloween is probably not celebrated where you live, but have a fun and safe weekend just the same. ❤


  3. Al Lane October 29, 2016 at 3:49 am #

    Beautiful, and touching. The world needs more tender hearts like yours ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Hello Al! Happy Saturday! Thank you for your sweet comment.❤️ I’m glad you enjoyed the poetry.


  4. Bernadette October 29, 2016 at 6:41 am #

    Great post – love the Neil Gaiman quote.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

      Hi Bernadette! Thank you❣️Yes, I can so relate to that quote. It’s a great one.


  5. Innervoice October 29, 2016 at 9:35 am #


    Liked by 1 person

  6. dgkaye October 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    Touching and beautiful Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Denis1950 October 30, 2016 at 3:07 am #

    Beautiful sensitive poetry Vashti, not really Zombie like!!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Mrs. AOK November 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    WOWZERS!! You and your words always so powerful!!
    I hope you had a lovely Halloween.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Dean! Thank you. Yes, I spent Halloween watching a lot of my favorite scary movies and eating comfort foods. 😉 I hope you had a great one too.


  9. magarisa November 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Poignant and beautifully written!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Prakash Hegade November 4, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Very much enjoyed reading the quotes. They made the post feel good.. 🙂 Good Haiku as well.. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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