Haiku Friday – Leap & Throb

5 May

Happy Friday everyone! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it.


Leap and Throb 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.

The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q-Haiku_Friday-Poetry-Haiku-Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Stooping from heaven

A cast of falcons I see

Mice leap, hearts throbbing 

The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q-Haiku_Friday-Poetry-haiku-falcon

The Peregrine Falcon Dive exceeds 200 mph

Have a great weekend everyone!

39 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Leap & Throb”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben May 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    He eats meeces to pieces… lol Fine job!

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  2. Sangbad May 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Wow…liked it a lot…an out of box haiku this is…

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  3. Gayl May 5, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    What beautiful birds they are! I did not know they reached speeds of 200 mph while diving. Love your haiku! I’m sure the mice are shaking in their boots when the falcon comes around. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      Hello Gayl! There’s something regal about these birds but they can be scary too like a lot of things in nature I guess. I’m happy you liked the haiku. Thank you! 🙂

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  4. Bettie G May 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    You paint such amazing pictures with your words Vashti! I love your poetry!

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  5. Olga May 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    Love the words “stooping from heaven”. Wonderful haiku, Vashti. ❤

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  6. coldhandboyack May 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    Whew! With those words it could have gotten risqué in a hurry. Love all kinds of predatory birds. We have peregrines that nest on a building in Boise.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

      Hello! I love all animals but predatory birds are high on my list of favorites. I’ve never seen a peregrine falcon in person. They must be an amazing site. 🙂

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      • coldhandboyack May 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

        They are, and they aren’t all that big compared to some of the hawks and owls. Very streamlined though.

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  7. Lizl Bennefeld May 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    Love the haiku! We have a peregrine falcon nesting box in my home town. I’m sorry that the falcon cam needs to be repaired or replaced, this spring, because I enjoy watching for the chicks to hatch, grow up and leave the nest each year.

    I also see them in the sky, circling to hunt. And then diving.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

      Wow! That’s incredible. I wish I could see that. I hope they get that camera fixed fast.


  8. olganm May 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

    You paint very vivid images with your words, Vashti. I do love falcons.

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  9. Janice May 5, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    It must be scary to be a mouse when falcons are around as your haiku highlights so well…the falcon images you’ve shared are stunning.

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  10. willowdot21 May 6, 2017 at 2:31 am #

    I love this Haiku you can feel the raw excitement in it x

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  11. mihrank May 6, 2017 at 2:40 am #

    speechless…combination of a vision with a paint…talent!

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  12. Wild Daffodil May 6, 2017 at 2:55 am #


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

      Yes! I’ve seen in the discovery channel how falcons tear their prey apart. It’s hard to watch. 😮


  13. Christy B May 6, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    Ohhhh those birds! And your words show the thrill of the hunt!

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  14. Prakash Hegade May 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    Awesome picture selection. 🙂 Nice haiku.. 🙂

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  15. dmauldin53 May 8, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Reblogged this on D.B. Mauldin and commented:

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  16. magarisa May 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    Wow, what a fantastic combination of words and pictures! So much action and excitement in only a few words.

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  17. jaye22 May 13, 2017 at 2:50 am #

    Hi Vashti
    Love your use of photos, very fitting and works so well with your words. Thank you for the info re the speed of the dive. X x x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi Jaye! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Thank you! Art, photography and words go hand in hand. ❤ xx

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