Haiku Friday – Car & Coast

13 Jan

Happy Haiku Friday!!

 

Car and Coast 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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UNDERWATER

(Speed Racer)

by Vashti Q

Soaring in my car

Tossed by the coast to my tomb

I slipped underneath

Deep into the ocean’s womb

Where the outside world leaves me

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Exhaling bubbles

My mind glides with dreams of us

When the sun touched me

Far from shore deep blue sea

Who am I to drive the wind?

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Underwater museum MUSA in Cancun, Mexico

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Have a fun and safe weekend, everyone!

54 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Car & Coast”

  1. The Poetry Channel January 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    Wow those are all good. The prompts did nothing for me this week. Great job.

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  2. kcg1974 January 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    Words are great! Would love to visit that museum. Your pictures are so interesting!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

      Hello! The prompt words were difficult for me this week. An underwater museum is an amazing idea. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 😀

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  3. Frank January 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    I love that last line: “Who am I to drive the wind?”

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  4. olganm January 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    Great result for very difficult words. I’ve just seen images of an underwater museum in Lanzarote today… They look fascinating. Happy weekend!
    http://aquadea.es/museo-agua-lanzarote/

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      Wow! I watched the video. It’s great that there’s going to be another underwater museum and in such a nice location. Thank you!

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  5. Annette Rochelle Aben January 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    Wicked clever! Loved the images and the pictures, as well as the pictures conjured up in my mind.

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  6. Al Lane January 13, 2017 at 6:22 pm #

    You took these to a very unexpected place. Loved it! ❤

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  7. Gayl January 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

    Wow! These were really good. They tell quite a story in such a few words. The pictures are great! I only recently heard about an underwater museum. It must be fascinating.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

      Hi Gayl! Isn’t it fascinating? My friend Olga just visited a new underwater museum in Lanzarote, a Spanish island (Canary Islands). I would love to visit there some day. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. Thank you! 😀 xx

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  8. Melissa Gillan January 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

    Great imagination with those haiku, not easy words to work with. The underwater museum is spectacular. Must be just mindblowing to see in person.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      Thank you Melissa! I thought I was going to burn a fuse trying to come up with something for these words. Ha, ha! I’m just glad I was able to come up with something decent. An underwater museum is an incredible concept. Once in a lifetime experience! 😀 xx

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  9. rogermoorepoet January 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    Lovely photos: great thoughts, Thank you and gracias.

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  10. coldhandboyack January 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    Wow, powerful stuff and the images really enhanced it.

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  11. Janice January 14, 2017 at 9:09 am #

    Enjoyed your tanka story series. Well done!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

      Thank you Janice! When I finally did come up with an idea for the words it did develop into a storyline in my head. 🙂 xx

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  12. Meera January 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    Lovely lines, Vashti, Interesting choice of pictures to the post 🙂
    New Year Wishes to you!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

      Hi Meera! It’s so nice to hear from you! How are you? I hope you’ve had a great start to 2017. Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the poems and images. 🙂

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      • Meera January 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

        I’m doing great, Vashti. Hope the same with you. 🙂

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  13. tracikenworth January 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    Were these figures placed there by Mexico? Or did they find them somewhere? This is interesting! Love the haiku!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

      Yes, different artists created these sculptures specifically for this underwater museum. They used materials that would not interfere with the eco system. It’s beautiful and fascinating. Thank you! 😀

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      • tracikenworth January 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

        Wow, just amazing! The work that went into this is incredible.

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  14. dgkaye January 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

    Fantastic Haiku story Vashti and I love the underwater people photo! 🙂 ❤ Happy weekend!

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  15. onceuponasundaymorn January 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm #

    Great haiku! Especially those last two lines. They have such a feeling of release and surrender.

    And I love how blue the water in those pictures are. That top picture in particular. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 15, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      Hello! Thank you very much. I love the ocean although it scares me a little but that doesn’t stop me from jumping in. 😉

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      • onceuponasundaymorn January 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

        You’re welcome! 😀

        The ocean is amazing. It’s so easy to take it for granted. It’s the ocean. But when you stop and think of how much life it contains, it’s just amazing. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

        I completely agree. 😀

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  16. Denis1950 January 14, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

    This is deep Vashti, (pardon the pun), what an amazing place and how you have been inspired poetically from there.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 15, 2017 at 11:11 am #

      Ha, ha! That’s okay, Denis. It put a smile on my face. It’s beautiful and eco-friendly. Thank you! 😀

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  17. Prakash Hegade January 15, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Underwater museum looks interesting! Very nicely put for car and coast! The transition to water world was well thought.. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 15, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Prakash! Thank you! It took me a while to come up with this week’s poems but it finally came to me. Thanks for stopping by. 😀 xx

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  18. Olga January 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    Enjoyed the sinking feeling of your visual journey to end up in a world of water people. “Who am I to drive the wind?” is a story itself. Wonderful, Vashti. ❤

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  19. E. E. Rawls January 26, 2017 at 12:17 am #

    Lovely and haunting imagery! The photos added a nice touch to it, too, especially the underwater museum. (I didn’t know there was such a museum!)

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 3, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

      Hello! Thank you very much. Whoever came up with the idea for an underwater museum is a genius! 😉 xx

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  20. jaye22 February 1, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Vashti that last line “who am I to drive the wind” is very powerful, I don’t know how you keep coming up with such gems, graphics etc brilliant x x x

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  21. Hannah Fearless February 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

    Interesting photos!!

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  22. Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Traci! 😀 xx

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