Haiku Friday – Fragile & Heartbeat

25 May

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I’m happy to say that I’m done with my first round of edits for Son of the Serpent (WIP). I feel good about the book and I’m getting ready to send it out to my beta readers. I can’t wait to hear/read their input. Then I’ll revise the book once more, before sending it off to my editor. So things are moving along.

Today, there are men working on the “curve appeal” of my house. Well, these guys are breaking up the existing tiles and cement, to prepare the foundation for new pavers and landscaping. I’m excited that we’re finally getting some work done to the outside of the house, but you can imagine the ear-splitting  cacophony of power tools, men shouting and my dog, Scribbles barking. I know this is work that has to be done, so I’ll just have to grin and bear it.

I’m also preparing for my trip to Japan in August. I would like everything, including the publication of my book, to be done before I go but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the poetry. Have a wonderful day!

 

Fragile and Heartbeat 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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“There are darknesses in life and there are

lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of

all lights.”

~Bram Stoker

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My fragile heartbeat

I shall always remember

Your breath on my skin

Fires of love doused with blood

My sweet love draws breath no more

Vengeance shall be mine

I have a heart that does not

know how to forgive

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“There are some things that are so unforgivable

that they make other things easily forgivable.”

~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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42 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Fragile & Heartbeat”

  1. olganm May 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    Great news, Vashti! Good luck with the book and with the refurbishment. And great poem.

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    • Vashti Q May 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

      Thank you, my friend! I’m happy you liked the poem. Have a great weekend! 😀 xx

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  2. John W. Howell May 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    Loved the poem. Good luck on building appeal to the curves.

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  3. Gwen Plano May 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    Congratulations on your WIP! If anyone can make the August deadline, it would be you. 😊 Powerful poem, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q May 25, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

      Aw, thanks for the confidence, my friend! From your lips to God’s ear.😘 Have a great weekend❣️

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  4. D.L. Finn May 25, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    Congrats on upcoming release…fingers crossed for August release! Sounds like you have an amazing trip planned! Loved the poem, really felt “Vengeance shall be mine
    I have a heart that does not know how to forgive”. Good luck on outdoor work! I keep eyeing our own broken up cement and think maybe…It does make a great difference on curb side appeal though!

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      Hi Denise! I’m working hard and staying positive, but you know how these things go. I’m happy you liked the poem. That’s exactly what I was going for. 😉 It’s been pouring her in S. Florida, so the outdoor work has been slow. Although these guys work like beasts sometimes even under the rain. 😮 A giant oak tree in front of our house had done a number on our previous tiles with its roots. I love the tree, so we’re not getting rid of it but its roots were trimmed. Thank you, my friend for the awesome comment! ❤ xx

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  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica May 26, 2018 at 3:06 am #

    Wow, fabulous news Vashti. I’m sure you’ll get there on time. And you’re off to Japan. How exciting! Any room in your luggage for a stowaway!

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      Ha, ha! Thank you for your confidence in me. My niece lives in Japan with her husband and I have been dying to go for that and many other reasons. I’m going with my husband, mom and brother, so that should be very interesting. I’m very excited! 😀 xx

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      • Marje @ Kyrosmagica May 28, 2018 at 7:01 am #

        Oh so exciting! Do tell us all about it on your blog would love to see some photos. My daughter went to Toyko for New Year and had a fabulous time. She is still out in S. Korea and returns home end of August. Can’t wait to see her, missing her so much.

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      • Vashti Q May 28, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

        I will definitely post pictures and blog about any interesting experiences. Oh, that’s wonderful that you’ll get to see your daughter soon.

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      • Marje @ Kyrosmagica May 30, 2018 at 8:51 am #

        Look forward to it Vashit. And to seeing my daughter soon!

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  6. marethabotha2013 May 26, 2018 at 5:11 am #

    Japan sounds like great destination to go to, but I hope you’ll manage the noise outside while trying to finish your WIP! I LOVE your haiku poem this week. 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      Hi Maretha! I’m thrilled to be going to Japan. I will be visiting my niece and her husband and will be going with my husband, mom and brother. I’m sure we’ll have a blast!
      The noise was a real challenge all day Friday and Saturday morning but it was quiet today and it will be tomorrow as well, because of the holiday (Memorial Day). Thank God! I’m so happy you liked the poem. Thank you! 😀 xx

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  7. yvettemcalleiro May 26, 2018 at 9:35 am #

    That first one reminds me of Dagon, and the last one reminds me of Lilith! Lol!

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

      Ha, ha! I can see why, Yvette. I always felt bad for Dagon and Gadreel, especially Dagon. 😦 Thanks for the visit and comment! 😀 xx

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  8. Natalie Ducey May 26, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    Fantastic news, Vashti! High five to you. Another beautiful poem, as well. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend despite the noise! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

      Hi Natalie! Thank you! It’s been a peaceful day today and it will be quiet tomorrow also, because of the holiday (Memorial Day). Thank goodness! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend so far too! ❤ xx

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben May 26, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    So many reasons to celebrate this post. ❤ Give Scribbles a treat from me. ❤

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

      Hi Annette! Thank you so much! I’m excited to go to Japan with my husband, mom and brother! Oh, Scribbles is going to love you! Will do! ❤ xx

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  10. Judy E Martin May 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    I love the haiku, Vashti, very sensual. Good luck with your WIP! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

      Thank you very much, Judy! I’m glad you enjoyed the poems! 😀 xx

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  11. watchingthedaisies May 27, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    Wonderful new Vashti. Well done. Your haiku is excellent. I would love to visit Japan. it sounds amazing.

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Brigid! I think what has me the most excited about the trip is the fact that I’ll be going with my husband, mom and brother. Don’t get me wrong, Japan is amazing but I’m thrilled with the company I’ll be in. I’m also excited with how the book is coming along. Thank you very much, my friend! 😀 xx

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  12. mihrank May 27, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    This is indeed a wonderful and beautiful news – always wish you the best and greatest achievements!

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  13. dgkaye May 27, 2018 at 10:28 pm #

    Ooooh, loved the teaser and the presentation, oh, and the Haiku! Great post full of goodies! Your new book, and off to Japan, wow! Love the blurb and funny before I read it and just the Haiku I could have sworn that was Lucifer and Lilith, but it’s Dracul, awesome! ❤ xx

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    • Vashti Q May 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

      Hi Debby! You’re right, the tanka does remind me a little of Lucifer and the haiku of Lilith, but it’s definitely about Dracúl. 😉 As far as Japan goes, I’m not looking forward to the 17+ hrs flight, but I’m excited about getting to know Tokyo and Kyoto and I’m also excited about traveling with my husband, mom and brother. It’s going to be an adventure––for sure. Thank you! I appreciate you, my friend! ❤ xx

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      • dgkaye May 29, 2018 at 9:44 am #

        How exciting Vashti. I hear you on the long haul, but lots of good books and naps will get you there ❤

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      • Vashti Q May 29, 2018 at 11:00 am #

        I think I’ll be too high strung to nap, but who knows (the airplane scene from the movie ‘Bridesmaids’ keeps coming to mind). I’ll definitely have plenty of reading material and I’ll probably have stories to work on as well. Plus, I’ll be in great company. We also have a stop in Los Angeles, so it won’t be 17 hours straight––thank God! ❤ xx

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      • dgkaye May 30, 2018 at 10:42 am #

        Oh, at least you have a stop over! That’s a long trip. Enjoy! :)<3

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  14. Colleen Chesebro May 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    How exciting, Vashti. I can’t wait to read. 😍❤️

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    • Vashti Q May 28, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Colleen! Thank you do much! I can’t wait for the process to be over and for the book to be out there. You know how it is. 😉 ❤ xx

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  15. Annika Perry May 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Yeah! Congratulations on your first round of edits and good luck with the feedback! Wow, you’re not one to take it easy, refurbishment, big trip abroad! Will this be your first trip to Japan? Hope your ears and Scribbles (fantastic name!!) cope well with the noisy work!

    I love your poem – powerfully dark! Happy Writing! 😀

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    • Vashti Q May 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

      Hi Annika! Thank you! Yeah, I always have to have something going on. 😉 This is my first trip to Japan! I’m very excited! The guys took a break the last couple of days but they’re back tomorrow. Hopefully, it won’t be as noisy, since they’ve already leveled the ground. I’m happy you enjoyed the poems! Thanks for the visit and comment! 😀 xx

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  16. robbiesinspiration May 31, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    A wonderful poem, Vashti. Congratulations on finishing your book.

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    • Vashti Q June 1, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

      It is such a relief when you finally finish a book. Well, you would definitely know that. Thank you very much, my friend! 😀 xx

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