Haiku Friday – LOVE & LIGHT

10 Feb

Love and Light 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.

Amidst the darkness

Came an incandescent light

To guide you to love

Sorrow visits me

And sits upon my rib cage

To hinder my breath

Through eyes blurred with tears

I noticed an old image

And cast off the woe


His sweet face in a photo

His smile fixed in time

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He will forever live in our hearts

Have a good weekend.

40 Responses to “Haiku Friday – LOVE & LIGHT”

  1. olganm February 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    Beautiful and sad, Vashti. Thanks for sharing such a moving poem.

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  2. Gayl February 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Oh, Vashti, this is so beautiful! Sorrow does hinder but then the sweet memories come and our loved ones live on “in our hearts.” Blessings and hugs to you!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. whippetwisdom February 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    Beautiful and so heartfelt, thinking of you at this time 💖 xxx

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Annette Rochelle Aben February 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

    May God grant eternal rest unto your father. May his perpetual light shine upon him. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Olga February 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

    Love never dies. May his memories warm your heart. Blessings to you and your family, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Pancake Bunnykins February 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    Beautiful haiku! Made me think of my Dad, too. ❤ 😢

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Joy Lenton February 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    Vashti, even in your grief you write so well and so movingly. This beautifully encapsulates the fluctuating emotions and lends an air of hope beyond all that is currently being experienced. And in and of itself, this poem stands as a lovely tribute to the man who helped to make you the woman you have become. Blessings and hugs to you! xo ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 13, 2017 at 8:04 am #

      Your words are always lovely and soothing, Joy. Writing has been a much needed crutch for me during this time and so has reading.😘

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Sunni Morris February 11, 2017 at 10:50 pm #

    Beautiful poem and memory of your dad. He’ll live on forever in your heart along with all the great memories you have of him. A big hug for you from me.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 13, 2017 at 8:09 am #

      Thank you Sunni. My father will definitely live on in the memory and hearts of his family. Thanks for the big hug and right back atcha.❤


  9. Al Lane February 12, 2017 at 3:51 am #

    Beautiful and touching, Vashti. Hugs x

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Denis1950 February 13, 2017 at 1:18 am #

    A poem from the heart Vashti

    Liked by 2 people

  11. jaye22 February 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

    Hi Vashti, such beautiful words I had tears in my eyes reading it, you definitely have a way with words – I am sending big hugs and oodles of love to you x x x

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Brandi Raae February 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays! I remember loving to write Haikus in school. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      It was my pleasure, Brandi. Really? You must have gone to a cool school because I never wrote haiku in school. 😉 Thank you!


  13. stacilys February 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    Vashti, I’ve been away for a while. Just slowly returning now that we’re back home in Brazil. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Was it your father? At times like these there are no words.
    Hugs ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 21, 2017 at 1:31 am #

      Hello Staci, welcome back. Yes, it was my father. Thank you. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • stacilys February 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

        My condolences to you Vashti. I know it must be so difficult for you right now. I will pray for you, my friend.
        And thank you so much for the kind welcome back.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

        I’m happy you’re back. It is hard but this is something that we all have to go through. I appreciate the prayers, Staci. Thank you. 🙂 xx

        Liked by 1 person

      • stacilys February 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

        🙂 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  14. magarisa February 21, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

    Beautiful and bittersweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Janice February 23, 2017 at 1:33 am #

    A beautiful tribute to your father and to love.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. jaye22 February 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

    Oh Vashti
    Such heartfelt words, love your photos, beautiful, I have tears in my eyes, your words really touched me x x x

    Liked by 1 person

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