Haiku Friday – Spin & Water

6 Jan

Happy Haiku Friday! Welcome!


Spin and Water 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.

My poem today was inspired by someone my father has always admired, Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American actor, filmmaker, martial artist and philosopher. I love his motivational speech, ‘Be Like Water’ and when I read Ron’s prompt words this week I immediately thought of it.

There Is No Tornado

by Vashti Q

Why all the drama?

You spin storms out of breezes

“Be water, my friend.”

Why not let it be sunny?

Flow like water in a stream

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Bruce Lee Remix – Be Water My Friend – YouTube

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Bruce Lee’s Top 10 Rules For Success

I read this quote while on my friend Olga’s blog and decided I had to share it because it’s so powerful and inspiring. Be sure to check out Olga’s blog, Stuff and What if . . .  and be inspired by her many quotes, poems and articles.

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of  fear.”

~George Addair

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Enjoy the weekend!

35 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Spin & Water”

  1. Prakash Hegade January 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    Very neat dedication. Lovely haiku! 🙂

    Loved that quote as well.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm January 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    Wonderful post. I did hear that speech recently too. And thanks for introducing me to another Olga! Have a great weekend, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben January 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    I love it… flow like water! May we all embrace the energy of your beautiful haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Al Lane January 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    Great post… flow like water is such a powerful philosophy! ❤

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  5. Olga January 6, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    To flow like water may bring us to a destination we never expected. Wonderful post, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Alice January 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Never heard this before so thank you for posting this. By the way, happy new year!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Janice January 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

    I love your poem and quotes Vashti. A favorite line: ‘You spin storms out of breezes’.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 9, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

      Hello Janice! Thank you. I think we all know people that spin storms out of breezes. 😉 I hope you’ve had a great start to 2017.

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      • Janice January 10, 2017 at 11:11 am #

        Thanks Vashti. The year feels young though the days seem to be rushing by and the news is brimming…and there is much more to come…

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

        I guess we’ll have to take it one day at a time and try to keep positive. ❤ xx

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      • Janice January 10, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

        Yes 🙂

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  8. jacquelineobyikocha January 7, 2017 at 10:42 pm #

    I wonder why I read this haiku in a sing-song voice 🙂

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  9. dgkaye January 7, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

    Your haiku flowed beautifully Vashti. Lovely tribute. And happy weekend. ❤ 🙂

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  10. Denis1950 January 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    An interesting source of inspiration behind the fascinating haiku Vashti, great creativity.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. WebMDiva January 12, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    I love, love, love Bruce Lee! Great haiku. So glad to have found you…or you found me. Either way, we win!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

      Hi! Absolutely a win-win situation. It’s great to connect with you too. Thanks for stopping by and I’m happy you enjoyed the post. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Gayl January 12, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    Hi Vashti! I’m your neighbor at #LMMLinkup. Love your thoughtful haiku and the references to Bruce Lee! Have a great week!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. JESS44903 January 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    I just love seeing what you submit every week!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  14. Leah Courtney January 14, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    Thank you for linking up with the LMMLinkup. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. jaye22 February 1, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    An eye opening post, a lot of about what holds us back is fear, it is definitely better to try and not succeed than to hold onto fear. I must try and practice this – thank you as ever Vashti x x x

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    • Vashti Q April 7, 2019 at 9:36 am #

      I don’t know how I missed this comment, Jaye! I’m always so happy to hear from you. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and that quote is powerful and true. I need to put it into practice more often too, my friend. ❤ xo

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