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Haiku Friday – LOVE & LIGHT

10 Feb

Love and Light 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.

Amidst the darkness

Came an incandescent light

To guide you to love

Sorrow visits me

And sits upon my rib cage

To hinder my breath

Through eyes blurred with tears

I noticed an old image

And cast off the woe

*

His sweet face in a photo

His smile fixed in time

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He will forever live in our hearts

Have a good weekend.

Haiku Friday – Heart & Petals

25 Nov

Happy Haiku Friday, everyone!

 

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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Oil Painting by Michael Garmash

I’ll remember you 

As the petals of my heart

That grew out of love

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Oil Painting by Michael Garmash

Oops! I made a mistake. It turns out that this week’s prompt words are actually Dream and Dare. So here’s another haiku with the proper prompt words.

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Hold fast to your dreams

Dare to fail and try again

Dream big little girl

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Enjoy the weekend!

Writers Quote Wednesday – STRENGTH

24 Aug

Welcome! It’s Writers Quote Wednesday sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of ‘Silver Threading‘ and Ronovan Hester of ‘Ronovan Writes‘. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then you may add artwork, photography, a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can add anything you like to highlight your quote. Have fun with it!

We have a great theme this week: STRENGTH chosen by Colleen.

Colleen asks, what does strength mean to you?

To me love means strength. It isn’t easy to love. Of course, nowadays the word love is used so indiscriminately, ‘I love ice cream!’, ‘I love to dance.’, ‘I love the beach’ . . .  that one might say it has lost some of its value and strength, but I’m talking about real love and not just a word.

To truly love someone means that you have to accept the person with all his or her faults. You have to be able to forgive your loved ones when they’ve wronged you. You have to be patient and understanding. You have to be willing to sacrifice and put yourself last sometimes for their benefit. You have to be willing to go hungry, so that they won’t.

To truly love someone takes an immeasurable amount of strength.

Love Is Strength

by George MacDonald

Love alone is great in might,
Makes the heavy burden light,
Smooths rough ways to weary feet,
Makes the bitter morsel sweet:
Love alone is strength!

Might that is not born of Love
Is not Might born from above,
Has its birthplace down below
Where they neither reap nor sow:
Love alone is strength!

Love is stronger than all force,
Is its own eternal source;
Might is always in decay,
Love grows fresher every day:
Love alone is strength!

Little ones, no ill can chance;
Fear ye not, but sing and dance;
Though the high-heaved heaven should fall
God is plenty for us all:
God is Love and Strength!

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“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”

~Ann Landers

“She is strong, but not in the ways most people think. She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it. And yet, she loves anyway.”

~JM Storm

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“I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry, and accept an apology I never received.”

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Haiku Friday – Sizzle & Sleek

5 Aug

Sizzle and Sleek are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. These words are great but presented a real challenge for me.

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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Digital Art by Alienette on DeviantArt

Smooth words lit a fire

My heart sizzles in my chest

I hold hell inside me

And keep your smile in my eyes

As you, my love, watch me burn

~Vashti Q

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Writers Quote Wednesday – PASSION

3 Aug

Welcome to another edition of Writers Quote Wednesday sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading and Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then you may add artwork, photography, a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can add anything you like to highlight your quote. Have fun with it!

We have a great theme this week: PASSION chosen by Ronovan. 

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Painting by Marta Nael

I lifted my eyes 

And in the evening sky

A rare star shined bright

I opened my chest

She saw the scars on my heart

I asked the fine star

Bring my bloodthirsty lover

Where love leads, this fool follows

~Vashti Q

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Artist Marta Nael

“True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.”

~Ellen G. White

“A woman in love respects and raises up her man. She is his constant source of support. She matches his heart and passions with her own. She sees the very best in him, even when he does not. She is his foundation; what he returns home to.”

~Elizabeth Bourgeret

“A man in love is cautious with the decisions he makes, words he says and actions he takes, so he never purposefully causes her pain. He believes in her when she struggles believing in herself. He is her foundation, where she feels safe to be her true self.”

~Elizabeth Bourgeret

“I would prefer to live with bleeding heart where desire see darkness of uncertainty because I need to know the existence of love”

~Seema Gupta

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!

Haiku Friday – Life & Give

27 Nov

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog!

 

Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Life and Give. Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

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Illustration by Luis Royo

Passion in the Garden of Eden

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Give in to banned love?

“My life for a glimpse of you”

His rhetoric wins

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Have a great Friday and weekend everyone! 😀

 

Haiku Friday – Charge & Lovers

15 May

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

 

Welcome to Haiku Friday! I hope everyone is having a great day so far. Today’s prompt words are a little spicy, so I’m just going to go with it. I’m wondering what Ron’s mood was like when he thought of these prompt words. If you’d like to participate in Ronovan’s haiku prompt challenge click on the link above. It’s a lot of fun and you get to read many other great haiku on his review post on Sunday. My haiku has no title this week. I’ll let Ron give it a name. 😉

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Charge your batteries

The lovers that take all night

Are doing it right

(Check out the musical sound of my haiku––thanks Ysobel)

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Can you have a healthy marriage without sexual intimacy? Do you think ‘making love’ is the most meaningful way for a couple to express love to one another? Do you enjoy sex? Or is it just a ‘bad’ word to you?

Haiku Friday – Love & Last

30 Apr

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

 

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have to admit that when I read the prompt words for this week’s Haiku Friday, Love and Last, I was in a weird sort of mood. Once in a while, I get in a goofy, laugh at everything, I want to play and joke around mood, and that’s the kind of mood I was in when I wrote this week’s haiku. I was also starving after hours of writing and I wanted to celebrate because the writing went well. So I celebrated with––you guessed it––food.

 

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Ebullient Eating

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

I love leftovers

Sometimes the last morsel is . . .

the most succulent

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After I satisfied my belly my mood changed . . .

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YOU

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

A million stars

Twinkle above in the night sky

One shines the brightest

Do you believe in true love? Are you in love?

Do you enjoy leftovers? What are your favorite leftover foods? 

♥♥♥

Dead Words

22 Apr

I loved this poem by a mysterious, talented poet named Barrira. The poetry is raw and honest and if you feel nothing after reading one of this brilliant poet’s poems, well, you may want to check if your blood is red.

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Dead Words

by barrira

So much of what we want
Goes unsaid between empty
Spaces making the distance
Longer than it needs to be
All the “I love yous’” swallowed
Too scared of rejection we let
The aching hollowness to grow
Inside our chest locking the words
We shut off the inner voice harshly
Our hearts burdened under weight
We choke and stumble around
Never an “I’m sorry” letting our
Pride win over relationships we
Keep losing people slowly till one
Day the road mirrors a graveyard
“Thank yous” squashed under feet
We drive people away without
Realizing we are digging our holes
Only to wake up one day and be
Alone and numb from the inside
With regrets and what-ifs that tear
Us up by the burdens we carry
Till we pick a pen and bleed our
Hearts away letting the dead words
Out filling the voids and aches never
Heard before to let the world glimpse
The burdens of the silenced words
Hoping someone out there will act
Differently and live fully unlike us

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Random News

Today April 22nd, 2015 is EARTH DAY! It is also International Mother Earth Day and National Jelly Bean Day. So hug a tree, talk to your plants, and eat a handful of jelly beans! 😛

Haiku Friday – Wait & Move

13 Feb

Welcome to Haiku Friday . . .

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #31

Taking on the challenge one more week, prompt words Wait & Move 

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Longing

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

I was moved by you

Your love proved ephemeral

why do I still wait

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♥♥♥

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? If so, what are you doing? Is Valentine’s Day just another day for you?