Poetry Friday ~ Meaning & Passion

15 Feb

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog.


I’m back in my writing cave working on the 3rd installment of my Fantasy Angels Series. For me, writing the 1st draft is the most difficult part of the writing process, but it’s equally exciting. The process of creating a new plot, new worlds, and fleshing out new characters is exhilarating but can also be overwhelming at times. That being said, I am passionate about writing and don’t know what my life would be like if I didn’t write stories and books.

I’ve done all the research I needed to do for now and have written a loose outline of the story. Now I’ve begun to write it. Of course, once my characters take over, my outline will be thrown to the wind and things will probably go quite differently from what I had originally planned, and that’s okay with me.

During this time I tend to be in my head a great deal, so I’d like to apologize to my husband and family in advance.


Meaning and Passion are this week’s prompt words chosen by Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer.

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

Our love made no sense

But your kiss was medicine

Now you own my heart

Your warmth was what I needed

Your lips deserve my kisses

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Wishing everyone a happy Friday and days filled with love.

39 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Meaning & Passion”

  1. Mae Clair February 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    Happy belated Valentine’s Day, Vashti! I liked the poetry in answer to Colleen’s challenge.

    And I fully understand about loose outlines and characters taking over. I started book 3 of my current series with a loose outline—actually more detailed than usual for me—but it all went up in the air once I started writing, LOL.

    Happy writing!

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    • Vashti Q February 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

      Hi Mae! Thank you. I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. It happens to me every time, so I expect it now – even look forward to it. Ha, ha. 😉
      Happy writing to you too! ❤ xo

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  2. John W. Howell February 15, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

    Happy Friday, Vashti.

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben February 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

    Happy VD to YOU, Boo! ❤

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  4. Soooz February 15, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

    I hope your Valentine’s Day was memorable, my friend. As for the plot outline I begin with, it has no chance of surviving the character mutiny when my muse goes into steroid driven hyperdrive. Your poem is a perfect selection for this celebration.🌹❤️️

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

      It was a lovely day and night. I hope you had a good one too. Yes! I know exactly what you mean. 😘 Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the Tanka. 💗xo


  5. D.L Finn, Author February 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

    What a beautiful Valentine poem Vashti! Isn’t it amazing how the book’s characters can ruin an outline? I always love when the characters take over though:) Happy writing and have a wonderful weekend

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you❣️I’m so happy you enjoyed the Tanka. I only write an outline because I need structure in the beginning but I don’t even pretend things will go my way. 😘 You have a great weekend too!

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  6. D. Wallace Peach February 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

    Love it, Vashti. I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. Happy Writing!

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm #

      Yay! Thank you, Diana. I did have a nice Valentines. I hope you did too. Happy Writing!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Jill Weatherholt February 15, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

    Beautiful poem, Vashti! “For me, writing the 1st draft is the most difficult part of the writing process, but it’s equally exciting.” I feel exactly the same…and yes, I do a lot of apologizing myself! Have a great weekend! ❤

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

      Thank you, Jill❣️Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one. Ha, ha. You enjoy the weekend too. 💗

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  8. balroop2013 February 15, 2019 at 11:05 pm #

    Love your response to the challenge Vashti…Dripping with love and raw emotions! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

      I’m very happy that you liked the Tanka, Balroop❣️ Thank you! 💖xo

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Jassie February 16, 2019 at 1:50 am #

    A very catchy poem, Vashti!!

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  10. coldhandboyack February 16, 2019 at 9:35 am #

    The first draft is my favorite part. I love creating the bits and pieces that bring an idea together.

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

      It is a wonderfully creative process but also very challenging. It’s quite satisfying once it’s done.😊

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Colleen Chesebro February 16, 2019 at 11:02 am #

    Vashti, you’re right. That first draft is the hardest for me, too. Actually, I love the editing part because I’ve got everything down and can tweak words, meanings… You wrote the perfect
    VD Tanka. Happy weekend, my friend. ❤

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

      I enjoy the self edits too for the same reasons you stated. The way I see it, the first draft is the line drawing and the self edits the shading and coloring. Thank you! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Tanka.

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  12. yvettemcalleiro February 16, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    I’ve had a few of my characters “rewrite” my outline. Their versions were better than mine, so I allowed them the freedom to do so. 😉

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm #

      Isn’t funny how their version is always better? I love that moment when they take over. Thank you, Yvette❣️

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  13. rijanjks February 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

    Oh, Vashti, I LOVE the poem! It expresses SO much! Happy to hear you are in your writing cave! 🙂 Have fun!

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    • Vashti Q February 16, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

      That’s wonderful, Jan❣️ Thank you. I’m enjoying myself although the process is challenging at times. Like Ernest Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 😘


  14. Kester James Finley February 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    So excited you’re getting your 3rd installment in the works, that’s awesome news! Loved the poem this week and I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of love and positive vibes. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q February 20, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

      Hi Kester! Thank you very much. I did have a good one I hope you did too. Enjoy the rest of the week, my friend! ❤


  15. robertawrites235681907 February 18, 2019 at 11:50 am #

    I suppose all writers are a bit strange when they are writing which is most of the time. Lovely poem too, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q February 20, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

      Ha, ha! That’s true. Thank you, Robbie! ❤


  16. Marje @ Kyrosmagica February 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Ah, kisses are medicine indeed! Lovely poem Vashti. Hope you had a lovely Valentines day. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q February 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

      Hi Marje! I did have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I hope you did too. I’m happy you liked the poem. 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. February 18, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Lovely Vashti…♥

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Miriam Hurdle February 20, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    Congratulations again, Vashti for getting back into writing. A heartwarming love poem! I love it.<3 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q February 23, 2019 at 9:21 am #

      Thank you, my friend! I’m happy you liked the poem. I’m currently on vacation in Orlando, Florida. You won’t see a lot of me on social media for the next few days. I’ll catch up when I return. Happy Weekend! ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle February 23, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

        Oh good for you, Vashti. Enjoy! Hopefully you get a lot of sunshine there. See you when you return. ❤



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