Haiku Friday – Gold & Sing

2 Dec

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to my blog!

GOLD and SING 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.

 “You can cage the singer but not the song.”

~Harry Belafonte

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by Vashti Q

She sings with the wind

Melodies of gilded love

That unlocks my heart

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by Vashti Q

Awaiting twilight

The bird sings of golden stars

. . . and dreams of freedom

A gilded cage’s still a cage

––but singing makes it feel free

Enjoy the weekend!

34 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Gold & Sing”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben December 2, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    LOVE “…but singing makes it feel free” exactly how I felt when I was a professional singer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 2, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      You amaze me Annette! So you were a songstress? I’ve dedicated the haiku and tanka to all the lovely singers I know. I’d love to hear you sing. ❤ xx


  2. olganm December 2, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Beautiful images and poems. And true sentiment as well. Have a great weekend, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Al Lane December 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Love both of these, Vashti… That second one in particular really spoke to me. Sang to me? ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Olga December 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    The second one tugs at my heart with a pinch of yin/yang emotions. Wonderfully written, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Janice December 2, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Wow Vashti. This quite a post–all of it building to your amazing tanka at the end…that one is really something to ponder.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      I’ve always felt that singing has a healing effect on people. So I tell people to sing out loud, whether you are a good singer or you can’t carry a tune to save your life. I’m not the best singer but I love to sing––in the shower, kitchen, backyard while wetting the grass . . . it makes me happy. I’m so glad the tanka made you reflect on things and that you enjoyed the post. Thank you! 🙂

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      • Janice December 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

        Music has been a major part of my life too. Less now than in the past but I agree — singing is for everybody and feels so good.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Doreen@foxdenrd December 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    Lovely vashti! Singing makes it feel free…as does dancing! Both beautiful creative expressions :).


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  7. Sarah Brentyn December 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Lovely. Both. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Teagan Geneviene December 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    Beautifully done, Vashti. Not just the poems, but the entire post is brought together so well. Mega hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sunni Morris December 2, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    Beautiful Vashti. Singing while in the gilded cage makes one feel free. Perfect. I believe it would, even if not forever.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      I’m happy you enjoyed the poems, Sunni. I believe it too and you’re right––maybe not forever. Thank you! 🙂


  10. mukhamani December 4, 2016 at 5:14 am #

    Beautiful, when we do what we love, we feel free. Regards.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Mrs. AOK December 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Skills for days!! 🙂 I’m not sure I could have pulled this week’s prompt off.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

      Awe, thank you Dean. I’m sure you would have done great. You’re very creative. Glad you liked it.😀


  12. dgkaye December 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    These are so beautiful Vashti. I always love the photos you use to represent your haikus too. ❤ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jacquelineobyikocha December 8, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    A cage is a cage is a cage. Well captured.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. JESS44903 December 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    SO pretty! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Prakash Hegade December 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    That was good for gold and sing.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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