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Haiku Friday – Flame & Kiss

20 Jan

 

 

Flame and Kiss 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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Illustration by Victoria Frances

KISS

by Vashti Q

Beware the embrace

That burns with a passion deep

The succubus’ kiss

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Illustration by Victoria Frances

 ♦

Have a great weekend!

Haiku Friday – Spin & Water

6 Jan

Happy Haiku Friday! Welcome!

 

Spin and Water 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.

My poem today was inspired by someone my father has always admired, Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American actor, filmmaker, martial artist and philosopher. I love his motivational speech, ‘Be Like Water’ and when I read Ron’s prompt words this week I immediately thought of it.

There Is No Tornado

by Vashti Q

Why all the drama?

You spin storms out of breezes

“Be water, my friend.”

Why not let it be sunny?

Flow like water in a stream

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Bruce Lee’s Top 10 Rules For Success

I read this quote while on my friend Olga’s blog and decided I had to share it because it’s so powerful and inspiring. Be sure to check out Olga’s blog, Stuff and What if . . .  and be inspired by her many quotes, poems and articles.

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of  fear.”

~George Addair

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Enjoy the weekend!

Haiku Friday – Feel & Space

30 Dec

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog!

 

Feel and Space 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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Photographer: Chad Powell

Shed your light on me

An aura’s ray reaches far

So you’re never gone

Shimmer on me from your star

Reborn you shall be each dawn

(Reaches – Space | Aura – Feel)

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Illustration by Selenada on DeviantART

Have a Happy New Year and keep warm!

Haiku Friday – Bells & Ring

23 Dec

 

Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to another week of ‘Haiku Friday’!

 

Bells and Ring are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

I had a hard time with this week’s prompt words but I hope I did okay. 

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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Santa the Clown

by Vashti Q

Ring the jingle bells

It’s Christmas at the Circus

Candy cane hued tents

Santa’s loose trousers

Bulbous nose glittering red

Smile painted on white

~

Flower squirting green tinsel

Worn with playful elegance

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Haiku Friday – Kiss & Taste

16 Dec

 

It’s ‘Haiku Friday’! I hope you’re having a good one. 🙂

 

Kiss and Taste 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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I taste your goodness

As your lips caress my own

Apathy is purged

Only songs live in my heart

Dulcet choirs breathe in my mind

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“Kiss me over and over until you taste our ‘happily ever after’ and if anyone else were to kiss you all they’d taste is my name.”

Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!

Haiku Friday – Pet & Play

9 Dec

Happy Friday everyone! A warm welcome from Orlando, Florida where happiness lives.

 

PET and PLAY 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 love this week’s prompt words they’re so much fun. I have a two year old Pomeranian named Scribbles. He is sweet, affectionate and very intelligent. He recognizes his toys by name like, ‘Red Bone’, ‘Gingy’ or ‘Purple Fish’. I set out all his toys and I ask him to bring me the purple fish and he’ll go right to it and bring it to me. It isn’t that he recognizes colors––at least I don’t think so, but he does associate the name with the toy.

He can also recognize when ‘momma’, that’s me, is distressed and he’ll come to me and caress my face or hug me. Yes! You’ve read correctly––he puts his little arms on either side of my neck and presses his little face against mine––that’s a hug! He also gives me lots of kisses which I love.

Scribbles is momma’s defender too. I’d advice you never to come at me suddenly or yell or raise a hand at me. He will growl and show his little teeth and bark up a storm. As if this furry little five pounder could actually hurt anyone.

I love my little Scribbles and he’s definitely part of the family. When my mom calls she always asks me to put her on speaker so that she could say hello to him. Last Christmas he received lots of toys from his family as he will this holiday.

My little pom is a great companion and he makes me very happy, so it’s with great pleasure that I dedicate this week’s haiku to my Scribbles.

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Scribbles

by Vashti Q

My pom is my friend

Mind like a Venus fly trap

Playful to the end

Bright eyes, dulcet smile

Always the face of a pup

Faithful to the end

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 Have a great weekend!

Haiku Friday – Gold & Sing

2 Dec

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to my blog!

GOLD and SING 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.

 “You can cage the singer but not the song.”

~Harry Belafonte

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Songstress

by Vashti Q

She sings with the wind

Melodies of gilded love

That unlocks my heart

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Chickadee

by Vashti Q

Awaiting twilight

The bird sings of golden stars

. . . and dreams of freedom

A gilded cage’s still a cage

––but singing makes it feel free

Enjoy the weekend!

Haiku Friday – Breathe & New

18 Nov

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Breathe and New 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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Breathe America

by Vashti Q

Breathe in and breathe out

It’s time to except the new

––but never give up

Breathe in and breathe out

Don’t let the darkness take you

There’s no time for that

Breathe in and breathe out

As new challenges arise

Stand tall and greet them

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Enjoy the weekend!

Haiku Friday – Creep & Race

4 Nov

Happy Haiku Friday and a warm welcome to my blog!

This has been a long hard week for me and I’m glad the weekend is finally here. To say the elections in the USA have been a bit tense is an understatement. I also can’t wait for the election process to be over. I’m not a big fan of either candidate but I’m voting for who I believe is the better of two evils. I think everyone should get out and vote. Things may seem bleak but sitting around and allowing others to make the choice for you isn’t smart. No one should feel confident in the way the election will go. Once the coin is tossed there’s no turning back. Everyone’s vote counts.

Creep and Race 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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Presidential Race

by Vashti Q

Americans shout,

Tired of empty promises

Let the games begin!

Election Day’s here

The darkest day of the year

Clever hopes expire

Talks of politics

Ignite waves of anger and fear

The coin has been tossed

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Enjoy your day!

Haiku Friday – Heart & Petals

28 Oct

Happy Haiku Friday and a warm welcome to my blog!

Heart and Petals 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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Bleeding Heart

by Vashti Q

I see and I hurt

So my soul bleeds on paper

Core soft as flowers

I’ll live with a bleeding heart

Until the last petal falls

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Illustration by Rebecca Blair (DeviantART)

“The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts.”

~D.T. Suzuki

“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself…That is the moment, you might be starting to get it right.”

~ Neil Gaiman

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In light of the season I thought I’d throw in a zombie. Check out my zombie story The Search for the Last Flower and have a fun and safe Halloween!