Haiku Friday – Silk & Skin

6 Oct

Happy Friday and welcome to The Writer Next Door blog!

Silk and Skin 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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How is Silk Made? | Today I Found Out – Feed Your Brain


Give up your secrets

and end up like the silkworm

vanished in a tie

Build your silky room

Choose your sheath to boil

or grow flightless wings

Next time you feel like you have it bad, think of the poor silkworm.


43 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Silk & Skin”

  1. Hélène at 2:29 pm #

    How wonderful. lovely info too.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank at 3:01 pm #

    with silk we built roads
    between empires – now we fly
    while the worm toils on

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ya well, there’s that, eh? Gee whiz, just when you think there’s not another thing out there to boycott… Aw, having fun here, but seriously I love the analogy of our lives to that of the silk worm. Well played! Well played!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:19 pm #

      I know, right? Silkworms don’t even exist in the wild anymore. They’re farmed. Oh well. Thank you, my friend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  4. teandpaper at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Vashti, love it, all about transformation. I’m back to blogging, I’d love if you visited my new site. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:20 pm #

      Welcome back! I’ll be swinging by there soon. Thank you! 😀


  5. olganm at 3:38 pm #

    Great haiku and indeed you are right. Strange fate…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Poor silk worms! What a life! Great poem though I enjoyed it…yes, it can always be worse:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:23 pm #

      Hi D.L! Don’t you just pity the poor little things? So sad. I hope they’re not aware of there miserable existence. I’m glad you liked the haiku. ❤


  7. coldhandboyack at 5:27 pm #

    Cool. I had to do a bunch of research into these guys for one of my books.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:25 pm #

      It’s very interesting but so sad. I still don’t quite understand why they don’t eat. Ironically, people actually eat them. Ugh!


  8. Michael at 5:35 pm #

    heavens poor things

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:27 pm #

      Hi Michael! Yes, my heart goes out to them. Hopefully they’re unaware of their miserable lives.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Soooz at 12:32 am #

    Poor little things. I guess being aware of a purpose may even make their demise more tragic. Great post as always, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Natalie Ducey at 10:12 am #

    Another wonderful piece, Vashti! Wishing you a lovely weekend. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sunni Morris at 10:25 pm #

    Well, I’ve been enlightened about the life of silkworms. How awful! I guess they know no other existence, so maybe don’t know how bad things are for them. That’s a blessing.

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    • Vashti Q at 10:32 pm #

      It sure is, my friend. I wouldn’t want to know. ❤


  12. Tina Frisco at 11:30 pm #

    A powerful Haiku, Vashti. You and Balroop should join forces and create an animal rights anthology. I’d be your first customer. Hugs to you, my friend ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 10:34 pm #

      That sounds like a lovely idea, Tina. All living creatures are worthy of some consideration on our part. Thank you! ❤ Hugs & Kisses ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Janice at 6:15 pm #

    Quite interesting! I definitely prefer being human with or without destruction of cocoon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 10:37 pm #

      Hello Janice! Absolutely! Being human is a privilege. Thank you, I’m glad you found the post interesting. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  14. dgkaye at 10:46 pm #

    Loved this Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Teagan R. Geneviene at 9:17 am #

    There’s always someone who has it worse, huh? Shall we liken ourselves to worms? Or perhaps we already are.
    Have a beautiful new week, Vashti. Hugs.


    • Vashti Q at 11:30 am #

      Hello Teagan. No, we shouldn’t liken ourselves to worms. That certainly isn’t the point here. Happiness is so much about how we think. If we thought more about the things we are blessed with, instead of constantly wanting more of what we don’t have, we would live much happier lives. These worms don’t have that choice––we do. You have a wonderful week too. ❤


  16. Barbara at 6:21 pm #

    Just another thing man exploits to the max. Very sad. Loved your Haiku. Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:08 pm #

      Hello Barbara! Yes, you’re right. I’m happy you like the poem. Thank you! 🙂


  17. Denis1950 at 8:27 pm #

    Lovely haiku Vashti and beautiful tributes to one of the most abused members of the insect world.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 1:57 pm #

      Thank you, Denis! I didn’t know their story until I did the research for this post. It’s sad.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Denis1950 at 2:03 am #

        My wife spent 2 weeks at a textiles/dyeing workshop in the mountains NW of Tokyo 2 years ago and the farmhouse had a Silkworm factory in the ceiling so I found out all the horrible details when she returned.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q at 3:16 pm #

        Oh wow, your wife must have been horrified.

        Liked by 1 person

  18. joygerken at 4:33 am #

    How did you get your blog to look so great.Any tips most welcome.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 1:59 pm #

      Hi Joy! Thank you! WordPress gives you many templates to choose from and many are free. Then you can add your own touches with pictures and colors. I hope you’re having a fabulous day! 😀 xx


      • joygerken at 3:33 am #

        Many thanks for the info.I must take a look when time permits.Have a wonderful weekend.

        Liked by 1 person

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