Haiku Friday – Painted & Lady

11 Aug

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Happy Friday! It’s ‘Haiku Friday’ and I do have a poem for you but first I wanted to give thanks to those amazing people that have been so kind and generous with their support these last couple of weeks.

When you release a new book into the word you then have to work twice as hard to spread the word and make sure that everyone that reads knows that your book is available. It’s a lot of work and almost impossible to do without help.

So, I’m going to do something that I usually hate doing, because knowing me, I will forget someone and then I’ll be kicking myself all weekend. But, I’m compelled to let everyone know how supportive and wonderful these people are.


Adele Marie Park – FireFly 465 Blog

Lizzie Chantree – Lizzie Chantree 

Annette Rochelle Aben – Annette Rochelle Aben ~Communicator, WordSmith, Artist, Guide, Mentor, Muse~

Allan Hudson – South Branch Scribbler

Craig Boyack – Entertaining Stories

Renekkah Ford – Wandering Thoughts of a Writer

Karen Oberlaender – My Train of Thoughts

John W. Howell – Fiction Favorites

Eloise De Sousa – Thoughts by Mello-Elo

Chris Graham – Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Debby Kaye – D. G. Kaye Live. Laugh. Love. And Don’t Forget to Breathe!

Sally Cronin –Smorgasbord -Variety is the Spice of Life

Sue Vincent – Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Olga Núñez Miret – Olga Author/Translator

Natalie Ducey – Natalie Ducey

Tina Frisco – Tina Frisco

Paul WiersgallaPaul Edward Wiersgalla

Colleen ChesebroColleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer

Harmony Kent – Harmony Kent Online Author and Editor

Belinda Bennett – Inform. Engage. Influence. Belinda Bennett

Mike Paine – Mike Paine Show

Paul DeBlassie IIIPaul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. Psychologist/Writer

Wendy ScottWendy Scott 

Mihran Kalaydjian – Mihran Kalaydjian’s Official Blog

Michael Eging – Michael Eging 


I appreciate the guest posts and all the sharing on Social Media. I’m also grateful for the kind words of encouragement and inspiration. 

Onto today’s haiku poem . . . 

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by Vashti Q

Her wings kiss the sun

She then dances on flowers

Sweet painted lady

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Painted and Lady 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.

27 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Painted & Lady”

  1. coldhandboyack August 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    Thanks for the mention. I’ll work on our project over the weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 11, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

      Hi Craig! You’re welcome. I’m very excited about our project. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Olga August 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    Lovely haiku, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben August 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Great choice, to bring a butterfly to the party! AND I am so happy to help you launch the new book. Wings unfurled all the way.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

      And that’s why you’re so wonderful, my friend. And if I can help you with anything you can always count on me too. All you need to do is ask. We could also start planning for our radio interview, if you like. Thank you! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  4. John W. Howell August 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    Lovely Haiku, Vashti. Thanks for the thanks. (you didn’t have to do that but it was sweet.)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. olganm August 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    Gorgeous, Vasthi, and no thanks needed! I am sure your new novel will be a great success! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 12, 2017 at 9:07 am #

      Aw, I hope you’re right. Thank you and you have a great weekend too! ❤


  6. eloisedesousa August 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    Thanks for the mention, Vashti, and all the best for your fantastic book. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 12, 2017 at 9:09 am #

      Hello Elo! You’re very welcome. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. August 12, 2017 at 4:52 am #

    Thanks for the mention Vashti and it was a great pleasure to help you showcase your new book. x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 12, 2017 at 9:10 am #

      You’re welcome, Sally. It was lovely to be on your blog. Thanks again. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  8. tracikenworth August 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    Bought your book yesterday. Can’t wait to read it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

      Thank you so much, Traci! I needed good news today. Enjoy it! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  9. allan hudson August 13, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    Glad I could be of help. We all need that boost in this crazy world of writing. Good luck Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 13, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

      I completely agree, Allan. Thank you. ❤


  10. dgkaye August 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

    Thanks for the mention Vashti, it’s my pleasure to help you share. 🙂 And I love the Haiku with the ‘painted’ lettering. You always add such beautiful touches to your Haikus. Oh, also, thanks for letting me past the guard, LOL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      Ha, ha! Thanks for giving a heads up about ‘the guard’. In the meantime, I put the ‘Follow Blog Via Email’ at the top right and hopefully people will find it easily there. Thank you for the lovely comment, Debby! You always know what to say to make me smile. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye August 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

        I’m glad I could help. I appreciate if my readers give me a heads up when things are wonky too. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q August 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

        I sure will. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Anita Ojeda August 31, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

    Great photos!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      Happy you enjoyed them, Anita! 😀


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