Haiku Friday – Ocean & Shore

7 Jul

“I want to be a mermaid. Mermaids don’t drown.”

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Illustration by Matty Lasuire (DeviantArt – PeculiarDork)

“I am a siren, and for my adoration of mankind, have been caught in fishing nets one time too many. And in those fishing nets I have learned too many unfavorable things about human intentions and the lack of trust and goodwill; I’m not going to allow myself to be caught, anymore. Sirens do well at singing the sirens’ song and dragging vile people to their deaths, and for good reason!”

~ C. JoyBell C.

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Illustration by Waldemar-Kazak on DeviantArt

Gadreel’s Song

I sang my sweet song

Where ocean waves lapped the shore

Still no mermaids came

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“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

~ Anaïs Nin

Ocean and Shore 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.

Have a happy Friday and great weekend!

42 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Ocean & Shore”

  1. Ritu at 2:30 pm #

    Vashti ❤

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  2. John W. Howell at 2:44 pm #

    Excellent, Vashti.

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  3. wiergeezy at 3:02 pm #

    Reblogged this on http://www.pauledwardwiersgalla.org.

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  4. magarisa at 3:02 pm #

    Beautiful and bittersweet.

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  5. Gayl at 3:43 pm #

    Great job! ❤
    Blessings to you! xo

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  6. Natalie Ducey at 5:01 pm #

    This is lovely, Vashti! 🙂

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  7. olganm at 5:16 pm #

    Great haiku, Vashti, and I love your images and the quotes (I guess I might be a siren too) 😉

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    • Vashti Q at 6:12 pm #

      You make me smile, Olga. We are a couple of sirenas. 😉 xx


  8. Olga at 5:17 pm #

    The mermaid legend always intrigued me as a child. Loved the last quote. Wonderful images, Vashti. ❤

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    • Vashti Q at 6:14 pm #

      Hi Olga! Me too and for a long time I believed they really existed. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you! ❤ xx

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  9. coldhandboyack at 6:34 pm #

    Wonderful thoughts. You always find the best art too. I may have to revisit the Research Sirens on my blog once more.

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    • Vashti Q at 6:46 pm #

      Thank you Craig! I’m a member of DeviantArt. It’s a great resource. You do have to ask the artists for permission to use their work but most are happy to be featured. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • coldhandboyack at 8:00 pm #

        Good to know. I have a password too, but don’t have anything artistic to post myself. I share Sean’s links when he has a new Lisa poster ready.

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      • Vashti Q at 8:58 pm #

        You’re all set then! 😀

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  10. Delightful! I love me some mermaids. What fun is this post.

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  11. Lizl Bennefeld at 12:26 am #

    Love the art as well as the haiku

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  12. robbiesinspiration at 6:25 am #

    A lovely post, Vashti. I really enjoyed it.

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  13. watchingthedaisies at 7:44 am #

    Lovely post. I love mermaids.😊


  14. Larry at 1:45 pm #

    i wanna be a mermaid too 😦

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  15. dgkaye at 5:46 pm #

    Beautiful words and imagery Vashti. I especially loved Nin’s quote. ❤

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  16. Denis1950 at 4:21 am #

    Lots of imaginings in this one Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q at 12:29 pm #

      Thank you Denis! The moment I read ‘Ocean and Shore’ I thought of mermaids. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Teagan Geneviene at 1:41 pm #

    This post is so lovely, Vashti. I felt a much larger story in it, but you brought it out with these few words. Also your voice was (to me) modern and personal compared to most things about fantasy creatures — I enjoyed that aspect of it very much. Hugs.

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    • Vashti Q at 2:03 pm #

      Hi Teagan! ‘Modern and personal’––I love it! Thank you for the fabulous comment. ❤ xx


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