Haiku Friday – Pleasure & Excite

1 Sep

Happy Haiku Friday, everyone! Welcome. 


Pleasure and Excite 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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First Draft

by Vashti Q

Thrilling blank pages

Nothing gives me more pleasure

Lovely blank pages

Kiss my imagination

I vow the gentlest dark stokes

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Image from Pixabay


Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend!


39 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Pleasure & Excite”

  1. Al Lane September 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    “The gentlest dark strokes” ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

      Hi Al! Happy to hear from you. I’m glad you like it. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • Al Lane September 3, 2017 at 9:31 am #

        Of course I do! Just working on compiling some of my poems to self-publish… 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q September 3, 2017 at 11:39 am #

        A poetry anthology by Al Lane––I’ll get on line now, because that’s something I know I’ll enjoy.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Al Lane September 3, 2017 at 11:41 am #

        I hope so…There’s going to be a bunch, not just one! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q September 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

        Woo-who! 😀 That sounds great!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben September 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Yeah, baby! Get excited and get it writed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. John W. Howell September 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    Excellent, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Gayl September 1, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    I love the way you used the words to refer to writing! What a lovely way to think of it. “Lovely blank pages…” ready to be filled!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Natalie Ducey September 1, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    This is lovely, Vashti! Wishing you a joyful weekend. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

      I’m happy you like it, Natalie! Although the poem is actually a Tanka rather than a Haiku––maybe I should call it ‘Poetry Friday’ instead. Thank you very much! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. D.L Finn, Author September 2, 2017 at 4:30 am #

    Very clever…I really enjoyed it. Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ardputerbaughaolcom September 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    Ah, yes, a first draft…thrilling and lovely (and sometimes scary) blank pages. Enjoyed your tanka.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

      You’re so right, it can be a bit scary. Thank you! 🙂


  8. dgkaye September 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    You make those blank pages seem so intriguing Vashti! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Denis1950 September 2, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    Thank you Vashti, for inspiring me to continue my novel.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 3, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      Hi Denis! You’re very welcome. That’s wonderful! I’ll be featuring you here when you’re done. What genre are you writing?


  10. whippetwisdom September 3, 2017 at 3:19 am #

    A wonderful write Vashti, you are rocking this first draft! 😎👍

    Liked by 1 person

  11. robbiesinspiration September 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    I love your poem, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. KathrinS September 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    Love this!! I totally understand this feeling, I also love to sit in front of a completely blank page. Anything can happen!

    Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

      You’re so right, anything can happen. I’m glad you liked the poem, Kathrin. Thank you! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Teagan R. Geneviene September 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    That was marvelous Vashti. You really have a talent for it. Hugs on the wing!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. D. Wallace Peach September 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    A writer’s haiku if I ever saw one! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Denis1950 September 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    Its a blend of realistic fiction and historical fiction with a fair smattering of family history. Basically its the story of a WW2 Japanese officers sword covering a time period from earlier C20 to current times. I paused my draft to tour New Zealand with my wife across November 2016 and have not pushed the pause button yet but its close. I’m at about 60,000 words and have been doing some serious research for historical accuracy and need to do more. I have 2 friends, one a teenage fiction author and the other who has a history of writing and teaching who are offering to critically read the draft so I have incentive. It could be a while before I take up your kind offer. Meanwhile enjoy writing Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q September 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

      Well, so far your WIP reads fascinating. I could imagine how much research must be done for a book like this. It sounds like you’ve got two great beta readers standing by. You’re lucky. When you’re ready I will be here. Happy writing! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Robert Matthew Goldstein September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Lovely Haiku! Great closing line!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

      Thank you very much, Robert! I’m happy you enjoyed it. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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