Haiku Friday – Woke & Up

20 Jul

Hi, everyone! Welcome.

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Scented Poem

Tonight, I shall profess my love for him. When he rises, dressed in silvery light, he’ll rouse all the stars, so they may witness our love.

I shall sleep the day away, shielding myself from the fiery sun. And when the coolness of the blue hour quickens me, I shall open myself to him.

Nightingales, delightful nocturnal songsters, with their lilting songs filled with musical romance are joined by frogs calling and owls hooting, to create the music of the night.

I bloom in the midnight sky, my seductive white petals reflecting my beauty. My sweet, intoxicating fragrance summons him. He cannot resist.

Gorgeous low-slung moon

Shine your light on me tonight

Nature sings for us

Ride through my imagination

I have opened heaven’s door

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The style of poetry I wrote today is called a Haibun, at least my attempt at one. I’m thinking of changing “Haiku Friday” to “Poetry Friday”, because I enjoy trying different types of poetry. I hope you enjoyed the romance between the moonflower and the moon. ;D

Woke and Up 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.

Today I’m also participating in Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. In Colleen’s challenge we’re required to use synonyms of the prompt words. This week’s prompt words are Inspiration and Plan.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

50 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Woke & Up”

  1. balroop2013 July 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    What a fabulous verse Vashti! Full moon has been inspiring poets for times immemorial, there is some magic in it. 🙂
    Reminds me of a beautiful song…” for a moment if you turn your face away oh moon, I could love him… For a moment if you turn your face this way oh moon, I could love her, look into her eyes”…doesn’t seem as good as the original as I have translated from Hindi language.

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    • Vashti Q July 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

      Hi Balroop! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. It’s only my second attempt at a Haibun. I’m not even sure I followed all the rules. You’re so right about the moon, especially when it’s full and hangs low, it is very inspiring. The song reads charming. Thank you! 😀 xx

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  2. John W. Howell July 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

    Nice, Vashti. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben July 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    You’ve done a great job! Good one you, Vashti!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Gwen Plano July 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    Gorgeous, Vashti. Amazing verse and image. ♥

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q July 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

      Hi Gwen! Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. The bottom image is from an article I linked to it about moon gardens. It’s a gorgeous image and it depicts the moonflowers opening to the full moon. ❤ xx

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  5. Colleen Chesebro July 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Wow! This was a fabulous Haibun! How do you manage to get all those words in? I love it, Vashti. Very beautiful and passionate. ❤

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    • Vashti Q July 20, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

      Hi Colleen! Thank you! Somehow all the prompt words worked well together today. I’m so happy to have joined you this week. Maybe next time I’ll try a butterfly cinquain. 😉 ❤ xx

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  6. D. Wallace Peach July 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    Oh, Vashti. This is beautiful! I’m blown away. ❤

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    • Vashti Q July 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

      Wow, Diana, that means so much coming from you. I’m happy you enjoyed it. Thank you! ❤ xx

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  7. Lizl Bennefeld July 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

    Gorgeous! I rather like haibun, myself. I think the variety would be fun.

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    • Vashti Q July 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

      Hello! I think it would be so much fun to experiment with different styles of poetry too! Thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed it! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Jill Weatherholt July 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

    This is so beautiful, Vashti. Amazing! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Mabel Kwong July 21, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    Lovely poem, Vashti. Never heard of Haibun, and it’s lovely to know. The moon is certainly gorgeous. There’s something so mystical about it, always reflecting light down upon us when it’s in the sky at night. With the moon, the midnight sky can be so dreamy 🙂 Have a good weekend 🙂

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    • Vashti Q July 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

      Hi, Mabel! There are so many different styles of poetry, I doubt anyone can know them all. I plan to introduce several types here, on Fridays. Whenever I see a full moon it does something to me. You’re right, there is something mystical about it. Thank you! You have a great weekend too! 😀 xx


      • Mabel Kwong July 22, 2018 at 6:05 am #

        When a full moon comes around here in Australia, things seem to go a bit haywire here – think more stress at work, more things going wrong. Never underestimate the moon. Have a good week 🙂

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      • Vashti Q July 23, 2018 at 1:45 am #

        Oh, I would never. You have a great week too! 😀

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  10. specialk718 July 21, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    What a beautiful poem for lovers or those of us that still believe and aspire to love! Yes please continue with poem series!

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    • Vashti Q July 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

      Aw, thank you. I’m happy you enjoyed it. ❤ xx


  11. specialk718 July 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm #


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  12. Robert Matthew Goldstein July 21, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    Beautiful, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. mihrank July 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

    Vashti – this is simply creative, great lines and highly balanced…such a wonderful joy to read over and over!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 23, 2018 at 1:32 am #

      What a lovely comment, Mino! Thank you. Have a wonderful week! 😀 xx


  14. tracikenworth July 21, 2018 at 11:02 pm #

    Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. dgkaye July 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

    You’re a natural Vashti. Nailed it! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  16. D.L Finn, Author July 23, 2018 at 2:13 am #

    I loved the romance of the flower and moon! Great idea to change it over to poetry Fridays!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Denise! Yay! I’m glad you liked the poem. Thank you for saying so, my friend. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  17. lizziechantree July 23, 2018 at 6:19 am #

    Great poem Vashti. A beautiful way to start a new week.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 23, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      Hi Lizzie! That’s wonderful, thank you. You have a wonderful week. 😀 xx


  18. Olga July 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    A romance with nature is like no other, uplifting the soul. Heavenly, poetic story-telling, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q July 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      You are so right, my friend. A Haibun is a little story that ends in a poem or has a poem in the middle of it. I’m happy you enjoyed it. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Sunni Morris July 23, 2018 at 8:13 pm #


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  20. Natalie Ducey July 24, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    Love love love this, Vashti! Amazing, sista! XO

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q July 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

      Yay! Thanks so much, Natalie! I’m happy you enjoyed it. It means a lot. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Silent Hour September 9, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    This was so beautiful!

    Liked by 2 people


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