Haiku Friday – Sweet & Scent

29 Sep

Welcome to The Writer Next Door blog! I hope you had a great week, but if not you can always make up for it over the weekend. 😉

Sweet and Scent 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.

Missing You

I lay down to sleep

Your scent is on my pillow

Giving me sweet dreams

Lured by whiffs of scents

that remind me of moments

spent with you, my sweet

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In Other News . . .

I have been selected by the (RRBC) Rave Reviews Book Club (Nonnie JulesPresident) to appear in the September/October issue of the Pipeline Magazine | The Literary Lover’s Magazine. I am beyond excited! I feel honored to have been chosen September/October’s ‘Author On The Move‘.

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Pipeline Magazine’s ‘Author On The Move

I would like to invite all writers and avid readers to join the Rave Reviews Book Club. It’s a wonderful book club that’s more like a friendly and supportive community that aims to profile, promote and propel their members to new heights of success. All readers and writers are welcome to join.

Also . . .

The Fall of Lilith has received several wonderful reviews. These are the last two reviews from Amazon and Goodreads.

Fallen Angels, Mermaids, and other mythological creatures, what’s not to love?
I don’t even know where to begin. This book was so amazing. It took the story of the fallen angels to a whole new level. Initially, I had hoped it was a story of Lilith, the first wife of Adam from Hebrew lore, but I was pleasantly surprised by the story I received.
The book is long, it is actually two books in one. The first is the story of the angels in Heaven. The reader is given a glimpse into the adolescence of God’s holy beings. You watch as Lilith learns of her ability to manipulate her siblings. She takes this gift and begins her desire to be as God. She convinces several of her weaker siblings to join her cause which leads to the battle for Heaven.
Book two takes you on the fallen angels’ journey across the new world God created, Earth. Here you experience the joys and pains as the angels discover their new gifts and realize they are free from the laws that bound them in Heaven.
Vashti is an incredible author with an amazing imagination. She created characters that you can’t help but fall in love with, and in some cases absolutely hate. She used the fallen angels to explain several mythological creatures and I found that to be ingenious.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy.
Once I started this, I couldn’t put it down. Not your usual, run of the mill fallen angel story. Completely unique. Impatient for the next…
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Have a fabulous Friday!

49 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Sweet & Scent”

  1. robbiesinspiration September 29, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    A lovely poem, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!


  2. Annette Rochelle Aben September 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    Tuning in with all our senses, is a beautiful thing, indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. balroop2013 September 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Moments make memories, which keep us grounded and content! Beautiful thoughts, Vashti. Stay blessed and congratulations for being ‘Author on the Move’ and lovely reviews.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

      Hi Balroop! Yes, you’re right. In the end we remember the moments. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. olganm September 29, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    Great poems and congratulations on your reviews.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hélène September 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    So lovely.


    • Vashti Q October 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you very much, Hélène! 😀


  6. Teagan R. Geneviene September 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    What a joyous post, Vashti! Congratulations on everything — the feature, the reviews. All well deserved. Woot!!! I celebrate with you. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. D.L Finn, Author September 29, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    Happy Friday and yes a weekend can make up for a bad week:) I loved the Haiku and your use of the two words.
    Congrats on your reviews, I am a fan of angels and your twist on them sounds very creative indeed!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

      I’m so happy you liked the Haiku. Thank you very much! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  8. magarisa September 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    What a sweet, romantic poem. Congratulations on being featured and getting such wonderful reviews! Happy Friday, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

      Hi Magarisa! I’m happy you enjoyed the Haiku. Thank you, my friend and you have a great weekend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  9. John W. Howell September 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    Congratulations on the Pipeline feature and the reviews, Vashti. Well deserved.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. coldhandboyack September 30, 2017 at 12:52 am #

    You really are the author on the move, congratulations.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

      Yay! Thank you, Craig! That’s amazing coming from you. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Prakash Hegade September 30, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    Sweet Haiku. Good to hear about RRBC. Congratulations.. 🙂 🙂

    Awesome to hear about the good reviews… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      Thank you, Prakash! You’re welcome to join the RRBC. They’re looking for new members. The support is tremendous. Just tell them Vashti sent you (wink, wink). 😉 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Dave September 30, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Have a beautiful weekend, sweet Vashti! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Olga September 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

    Memories triggers by a scent can be hello from a loved one. Beautifully written, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Annika Perry October 1, 2017 at 4:15 am #

    Congratulations in being selected for the next issue of RRBC! I have seen the name around but was unsure what they did, I’ll definitely take a closer look! 😀 Also wow, terrific review which must have left you dancing and a lovely opening poem of your post. 😀🎈

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 2, 2017 at 11:36 am #

      Hi Annika! Thank you, thank you, and than you! 😀 Are you spying on me? Ha, ha! Yes, I was dancing around like a lunatic! There’s nothing like the feeling you get when someone reads your book and totally gets it and enjoys it––I love it. Please do have a look at the RRBC, it’s like no book club I’ve ever known. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  15. mihrank October 1, 2017 at 4:35 am #

    Vaashti – this is so creative and excellent presented – I wanted to suggest, to host an event with you and you can share to the public your stories, poems and etc..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 2, 2017 at 11:37 am #

      Hi Mihran! That’s a lovely idea. Thank you! 🙂


  16. dgkaye October 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

    A romantic verse to fill the senses Vashti. Beautiful. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Natalie Ducey October 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm #

    A beautiful piece, Vashti! And I’m sooooooo excited to see you featured on RRBC! You’re so deserving of it. Cheers! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Sunni Morris October 2, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    Congrats on the magazine feature. What a wonderful thing and well derserved!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

      Hi Sunni! It came as a surprise, since I’ve only been in the RRBC book club three months, but I’m very happy and excited about it. Thank you! ❤


  19. rituational October 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

    Lovely take on the prompt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Marje @ Kyrosmagica October 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    Congratulations on the feature and reviews Vashti. Sounds like I need to join RRBC!

    Liked by 1 person


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