Haiku Friday – Obsession & You

4 May

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Love Obsession

You are one white rose

In a field of red roses

I only see you

I create a mist

That only envelops you

The sun clears the haze

I reach out for you

But your thorns are long and sharp

Still I grab ahold

A thorn pierces through my heart

I perish wearing a smile

Obsession and You 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 wanted to share the cover art for my WIP, Son of the Serpent, the 2nd installment of my Fantasy Angels Series

*This is not the book cover. It is the artwork that will be on the cover. 

The illustrator for the cover art is Scarlett Fawn

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42 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Obsession & You”

  1. Gwen Plano May 4, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

    Powerful writing, Vashti. The last line captures the dynamic beautifully. And the image is very intriguing. It’s amazing what we see in a mirror reflection, right? Have a wonderful weekend. ♥

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you, Gwen! I wanted to convey the feeling of being obsessed instead of using the word.
      Sometimes we see what we want to see and other times we see what we think others see. I don’t know which is worse. Ha, ha! You have a wonderful weekend too! ❤ xx


  2. John W. Howell May 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Lovely, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you, John! What did you think of the cover art?

      Liked by 1 person

      • John W. Howell May 4, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

        I thought it was interesting. Like we never know what we look like under certain circumstances.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. specialk718 May 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    Sounds like the state of relationships these days! LOL very nicely captured and written

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Ha, ha! There is a lot of that going around nowadays. Thank you, Kathy! ❤ xx


  4. Al Lane May 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

    “I perish wearing a smile”… That’s how I long to go out!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. olganm May 4, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    I agree. Great writing and you’ve captured the meaning of the words beautifully. And love the image. ♥

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 11:48 pm #

      Thank you very much, Olga❣️I’m happy you like it.😊 Have a great weekend!


  6. Natalie Ducey May 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

    Beautiful, Vashti. Congratulations on your WIP. Lovely artwork. Love the video clip on Facebook too. You’re rockin’ it! Have an awesome weekend. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

      Yay! Thank you very much for your support, my friend! I’m thrilled that you liked it.😊💕

      Liked by 1 person

  7. coldhandboyack May 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

    Cool artwork. You always turn up the best art.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

      Hi Craig! Thank you. I’m a member of DeviantART, so I’ve met and gotten to know many talented artists. I’m happy you like it!😀

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Kester James Finley May 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    I love that cover art! 😀 The haiku was powerful, as always. A perfect addition to Friday, every time. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 4, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

      Yay! I’m happy you love the cover art! Thank you for the awesome comment. Your support means so much.❤️❤️❤️


  9. Annette Rochelle Aben May 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

    and we come back for more and more…

    Liked by 2 people

  10. D.L Finn, Author May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

    I really like the illustration…the contrast within the water of characters really drew me in! Great poetry this week Vashti. Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 5, 2018 at 12:05 am #

      Hi Denise! That’s great to know. I think the most important function of the cover is to draw the readers in to check out the book.😘 I’m happy you enjoyed the poem! Have a wonderful weekend!😊

      Liked by 1 person

  11. robbiesinspiration May 5, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

    Oooh, that is one powerful cover image, Vashti. I loved the poem too but it was a bit overshadowed by that picture.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 5, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

      Hi Robbie! I can’t complain about that. 😉 I’m happy the cover art is impactful. It needs to draw in readers. The illustration reveals much about the main character, Dracúl. Thank you! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  12. michellechantler May 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on Imagination and information for book's..

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  13. michellechantler May 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

    I really enjoyed your poem. Next time I write one will send you a post.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 8, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

      Hi Michelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed the poem! 😀 I’ll look forward to it.


  14. dgkaye May 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    Beautiful Haikus Vashti, and love the cover work for your newest book. I am loving The Fall of Lilith and almost finished. I’m savoring the final chapters. 🙂 Right now I”m trying to figure out this will be Satan’s son? ❤

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    • Vashti Q May 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

      Hi Debby! I’m happy you like the poems and the cover art. I’m also thrilled that you’re enjoying the book. In the 2nd installment, ‘Son of the Serpent’ the main character will be Lilith’s son Dracúl, which is also Satan’s son. It’s Dracúl’s story, but there’ll also be other characters from ‘The Fall of Lilith’ in this book. Also, Dracúl is a complex character and quite unexpected. 😉 ❤ xx

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      • dgkaye May 8, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

        Well of course I’m hooked now and must read! In fact, I’m almost finished the book and already got a good idea of Dracul’s potential! I’ll be writing a review later in the week and be featuring it on my Sunday book review on May20th ❤

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      • Vashti Q May 10, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

        Hi Debby! I’m so excited! Thank you for reading, The Fall of Lilith and for writing such a marvelous review. I appreciate you! I also want to thank you for adding me to your ‘Sunday Book Review’! I have it marked on my calendar. 😀 ❤ xx

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      • dgkaye May 10, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

        My absolute pleasure Vashti. I finished it yesterday afternoon and felt like I was missing my companions when I picked up my Kindle to read in bed and started a new book, lol. 🙂 xx

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q May 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

        Aw, that’s wonderful to know. Thank you. ❤ Hugs&Kisses ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye May 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

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  15. yvettemcalleiro May 7, 2018 at 6:17 am #

    Great poems as always! I love the art cover! I’m over halfway through The Fall of Lilith! I just haven’t had much time to read lately. I’m really enjoying it, though. Hopefully, I’ll finish it soon. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 8, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      Hello Yvette! Yay! I’m happy you like the poems and cover art! It’s great to know that you’re enjoying reading The Fall of Lilith. Thank you and have a wonderful week! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Olga May 8, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    Perfect poetic words for an irresistible, all-consuming love that one would die for. The rose symbolism and the image speak of the dangers of such obsession. Glad that I came to visit. It’s been awhile. Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q May 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

      Hi Olga! It’s wonderful to see you here again! Thank you for visiting and for leaving this wonderful comment. I’m glad you stopped by too. 😉 Have a wonderful week! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Mukhamani May 12, 2018 at 5:40 am #

    Yes obsession indeed 🙂 Many a time I wonder about the life of people who are obsessed by something or someone. It is difficult to imagine.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 14, 2018 at 11:38 pm #

      I agree, it’s got to be very difficult. An obsession is all consuming. Thanks for visiting and your comment, my friend! 😀 xx



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