Haiku Friday – Shy & Blush

9 Feb

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Last week my husband was sick with the flu, and guess what? That’s right, now I have it. My body fought it for a while but finally gave in. So this weekend, I will be spending a lot of time indoors curled up with a book.


Shy and Blush 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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You are the reason

behind my blossoming cheeks

Your eyes tell me things

Since we met, I am

unable to stop blushing

Is it your shy smile?

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Have a happy Friday!

41 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Shy & Blush”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben February 9, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, but there is something to be said for curling up with a good book, under a comfy blankie and telling the rest of the world to call some other time. Oh, and I love the haiku! ❤

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    • Vashti Q February 9, 2018 at 11:21 am #

      Thank you, my friend. Oh yes, I completely agree. That’s the good thing out of all of this. 😉 Yay! I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku. ❤ xx

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  2. thelonelyauthorblog February 9, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Books make for great companions. Very faithful too.

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  3. lizziechantree February 9, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    Wishing you well, Vashti. I hope you feel much better soon.

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

      Thank you, Lizzie. I am feeling a little better today. 😀 xx


  4. olganm February 9, 2018 at 11:38 am #

    Do take care and I wish you a speedy recovery (and keep reading! That’s always a great therapy!)

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

      I agree, Olga. I’ve been mostly sleeping and reading (not at the same time) ha, ha!


  5. D.L Finn, Author February 9, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    Sorry to hear you are sick now….take care of yourself! Like what you did with shy and blush:)

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

      Aw, thank you, Denise. I’m taking my medicine and getting lots of rest. I’m glad you liked the haiku. 😀 xx

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      • D.L Finn, Author February 12, 2018 at 12:56 am #


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  6. Billy Ray Chitwood February 9, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    Wishing you a fast ‘get up and go’ – liked your Ronavan haikus! ♥

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      Thank you, Billy Ray. I hate being sick, so I’m doing all I can to recuperate quickly. ❤

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  7. Kester James Finley February 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    Hope you get to feeling better soon and get to enjoy a book or six during your downtime. 🙂 Happy Friday and thank you another great haiku!

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

      Thanks for the kind wishes, buddy. I’m a slow reader, so there’s no way I’ll read six books, but I am taking advantage and getting in as much reading as possible (between naps). I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku. ❤

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  8. John W. Howell February 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

    Sweet poem. Hope you feel better soon.

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  9. Al Lane February 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    Oh no, get well soon xxx

    (On the bright side…reading time!)

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      That’s right! I’ve been reading quite a bit. Unfortunately, I’ve also been sleeping a lot. I suppose your body needs to sleep in order to recover. Thanks for the well wishes. 😀 xx

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      • Al Lane February 12, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

        Hope you’re fully recovered now, Vashti xxx

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      • Vashti Q February 14, 2018 at 11:21 am #

        I have a lingering cough and feel a little tired but I’m feeling much better. I’m back to my normal routine. That’s the important thing. Thank you for asking, my friend. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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  10. Gwen Plano February 9, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

    Oh Vashti, I’m so sorry you are sick. Please rest and take good care of yourself. We miss your beautiful spirit. And, speaking of beautiful, your poem was truly lovely. ♥

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

      Hello Gwen! Thank you for the kind words, my friend. You sure know how to brighten one’s day. I’m happy you like the haiku. ❤ xx


  11. yvettemcalleiro February 10, 2018 at 6:20 am #

    Oh, no! 😥 Hope you feel better soon. My parents are just now recovering after two weeks of being quarantined inside their house. Drink lots of bone broth and rest up. xoxo

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

      I’m sorry to hear your parents are sick. I’m happy they’re recovering well. This flu is especially tough on the elderly and children. I haven’t allowed my mom to come by and see me, because I don’t want her to catch it. Yes, my throat is sore, so I’ve been drinking plenty of chicken bone broth. I feel like I may be growing feathers soon. Thank you for the well wishes. You’re so sweet. ❤ xx

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      • yvettemcalleiro February 18, 2018 at 10:04 am #

        My parents quarantined themselves for two weeks because they didn’t want anyone to catch what they got. I wish more people were that considerate. Hope you are back to feeling healthy. 🙂


  12. watchingthedaisies February 10, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    Take care and enjoy some lovely books. 🌼

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  13. dgkaye February 10, 2018 at 10:51 pm #

    Despite being sick, you still manage to come up such beautiful prose Vashti. I hope you’re feeling better by now. ❤ xx

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    • Vashti Q February 11, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Debby! Aw, thank you very much. I am feeling better today, thank you. I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye February 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

        Glad you’re on the mend Vashti ❤

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  14. D. Wallace Peach February 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    So sweet! Well done, Vashti. 🙂

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  15. balroop2013 February 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Hope you are feeling better Vashti…it’s my turn now but I can’t even read a word when I am sick. Get well soon my friend.

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    • Vashti Q February 14, 2018 at 11:04 am #

      Oh no! I’m sorry you’re sick. The first couple of days I could hardly lift my head off the pillow, but then I was able to curl up in bed or on my sofa and read. I’m feeling better. Thank you. I hope you have a quick recovery. ❤


  16. Natalie Ducey February 12, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

    I hope you’re feeling better soon, Vashti. The flu got me on Tuesday and it kicked my butt. Nasty stuff. I’m coming around now, but fatigue is a constant struggle.
    I really enjoyed your haiku, as always. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q February 14, 2018 at 11:09 am #

      Hello Natalie! I’m sorry to hear that you got the flu too. Wow, it’s really going around. I’m doing better, except this cough just doesn’t want to go away and I know what you mean about feeling fatigue. I’ve been dragging my feet all week. I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku. Thank you. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ❤

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  17. coastalmom March 7, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    Just refound you! This one was from a few weeks ago, so hopefully you’re feeling better now! I love your writing! I always just GET you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 7, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

      That’s wonderful! It feels great to know someone gets me. And yes, I’m fine now. Thank you very much! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person


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