Haiku Friday – Wonder & Spy

14 Apr

Wonder and Spy 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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Illustration by Alex (IllustrateSir) DeviantART

When fallen angels

drop to earth, their wings torn off

How do they evolve?

Childlike wonder turn to fright

When revealed they’re doomed to night

UPDATE: Right now I’m doing the finishing touches to my book, The Fall of Lilith. I’m working on the blurb for the back of the book, dedication page and a few other things. I have the illustration for the book cover, which is something I’m very excited about. I’m planning a post featuring the illustrator’s work, along with a book cover reveal. My goal is to release the book before summer.

A Happy Good Friday to everyone!

35 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Wonder & Spy”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben April 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm #


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  2. BettieG April 14, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Vashti, You are gifted to paint such vivid pictures with your words! Sobering indeed!

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  3. jaye22 April 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi Vashti
    This is great, love your words and cannot wait to see the illustration, is your book going to be available in Kindle format? Enjoy the rest of the Easter break x x x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

      Hi Jaye! Yes, it will definitely be available in Kindle format. I’m very excited. As you know, I’ve been working on this book for a while. I can’t wait for it to be out there. Thanks for your support, my friend. Happy Easter to you too. ❤ xx

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      • jaye22 April 14, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

        As we in the U.K. Say “I am chomping at the bit” meaning I am excited and cannot wait to read it, well done Vashti now you are near completion. Happy Easter to you and your family 😘😘😘

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2017 at 10:47 am #

        Ha, ha! That’s a fun saying, ‘I am chomping at the bit’. I love it! Hugs & kisses ❤ xx

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  4. olganm April 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    Happy Easter!

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  5. Gayl April 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    A very haunting poem! You really convey the shock and sadness when the truth is found out by the fallen angel. Your book sounds intriguing…

    Blessings to you and have a wonderful Easter, though I know a holiday is harder when we’ve lost loved ones. Saying a prayer for comfort for you as it hasn’t been that long.

    Hugs! xo

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  6. Olga April 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    Fallen angels are a sad lot. “Childhood wonder turned to fright.” The image shows the painful darkness in their story.

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  7. Joy Lenton April 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    Sad and sobering thought.. how, indeed? Vashti, you encompass so much emotion in so few words, and also succeed in drawing us deeper into the power of the story you are weaving. I agree with Gayl, your book sounds inviting and intriguing! You always leave the reader wanting to know what happened next.
    May the gift of God’s peace soothe you this Easter as you remember recent sorrows anew and have hope for future days. May His comfort help heal your heart. Thinking of you. Blessings, hugs and prayers. xo ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2017 at 10:40 am #

      Your words are always inspiring, Joy. Thank you very much. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive group of online friends, which I consider true friends. Thank you for the sweet sentiments as well. You have a great Easter. ❤ xx

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  8. Al Lane April 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    So evocative… Can’t wait for Lilith either! Have a wonderful Easter xxx

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  9. magarisa April 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    How exciting that you’re almost done with your book! Can’t wait to read it. Happy Easter, Vashti!

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  10. Frank April 15, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    Glad to hear you’re getting close to release. Looking forward to it. 🙂

    (As an aside: Reading jaye22’s comment above, my instinct was very much, “No, no, it’s ‘champing’, not ‘chomping’,” but apparently both spellings work and are in common usage.)

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 15, 2017 at 10:52 am #

      Hello Frank! Ha, ha! I think you must have been a school teacher in some life because your attention to detail is astonishing sometimes. I’m ecstatic to read that you’re looking forward to my book. Thank you. That means a lot. 😀 xx

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  11. tracikenworth April 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm #


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  12. dgkaye April 15, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    Loved these Vashti. Good question, how do the angels evolve once landed? ❤

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  13. Denis1950 April 16, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    If this poetry is an indicator of the book Vashti its going to be a powerful read.

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  14. Marje @ Kyrosmagica April 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Exciting stuff Vashti. Can’t wait to see your book cover reveal. 🙂

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  15. Christy B April 19, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    It’s a powerful poem.. Good luck with the finishing of your book ♥

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