Haiku Friday – Smooth & Hand

10 Nov

Hi everyone! Welcome to “Haiku Friday” at The Writer Next Door blog.


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Smooth and Hand 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.

*I’m sharing two Tankas today.

Tanka: A Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.

You Haunt Me

Her skin appeared smooth

I took her hand, hoping to

feel her loving touch

But only energy flowed

Sans matter, skin was a thought

Nature’s laws are gone

For a ghost has just appeared

And that ghost is me

I should stop following her

And whispering in her ears

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Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

27 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Smooth & Hand”

  1. Michael November 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    Ooh i do like dead stuff

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank November 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    I really like the second one. It inspired this:

    newton’s balance swings
    a door opens… and closes…
    “stop following me,” I say
    she laughs; “it isn’t I
    who haunts…”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Billy Ray Chitwood November 10, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    Let me se it! The Big Smile! Nice job,,,no one told me you were fluent in ‘Japanese’! YUCK, YUCK… ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

      I wish I was fluent in Japanese! Ha, ha! Thanks for stopping by, Billy! ❤


  4. Annette Rochelle Aben November 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    You are in the “spirit” of things here. Brava!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. D.L Finn, Author November 10, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    Yes, ghosts are real:) Loved the second part…all that whispering!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi D.L! The 2nd Tanka seems to be the most popular. I think it’s the creepiness. Thank you! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Olga November 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    Otherworldly things are only sensed or seen by some. Imagination is a wonderful thing where we can all join in the ghostly adventures. Skin just a thought and ghostly whispering set a wonderful spooky mood, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. christianboustead November 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Reblogged this on findbooksinside.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tina Frisco November 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    Both are lovely, Vashti. The second one really grabbed me ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Denis1950 November 11, 2017 at 12:29 am #

    They made me smile Vashti, very clever. This format takes a lot of thought.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      That’s an unexpected but welcomed reaction, Denis. Thank you, I’m happy they put a smile on your face. 😀


  10. robbiesinspiration November 11, 2017 at 2:27 am #

    Really lovely tanka poems, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      I’m glad you think so, Robbie. Thank you very much! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  11. dgkaye November 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

    Ooh, loved the last line tying it together nicely. 🙂 xx

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Natalie Ducey November 13, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    Amazing, Vashti! Thank you for sharing another gem with us.
    I’m in catch-up mode today. 🙂 Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

      Hello Natalie! I’m very grateful that you’re here and happy that you enjoyed the Tankas. Thank you very much! You have a great week, too! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

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